After Eight Brownies

9 Oct

Is there anything tastier than chocolate and mint together?  For me it’s one of my favorite flavour unions.  Deep rich dark chocolate with a hint of that fresh minty taste just satisfies my sweet tooth like nothing else (see recipe for my Chocolate Shortbreads with Minty Ganache Filling too).  And the mint just gives me the idea that it’s healthier.  It is green and grows in my garden after all.

For these brownies I did not use my own fresh mint but I did use an entire box of After Eights.  I made a double batch of my favourite brownie recipe and poured half the batter into the bottom of a glass rectangular baking dish.  I then covered the top with After Eight chocolates before pouring the remaining batter on top.  So easy and so tasty.  And of course the mint makes them really healthy and low fat.

These made the perfect little treat for a dear friend who just turned 50.



6 Responses to “After Eight Brownies”

  1. Stella October 9, 2012 at 17:41 #

    I’ve never heard of After Eights, but a quick Google search tells me I must get my hands on some of these soon!! Chocolate & mint is definitely a divine combination.

    • Jillian in Italy October 11, 2012 at 21:25 #

      I thought After Eights were everywhere! I grew up in Canada with them and we have them here in Italy as well. You can use any sort of peppermint chocolates as long as they’re not too thick. Hope you enjoy them.

  2. trialsinfood October 9, 2012 at 18:23 #



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