There’s no question that one of the most beloved flavor combinations is chocolate and mint. And why wouldn’t it be? The rich creaminess of the chocolate paired with the refreshing coolness of the mint is a match made in culinary heaven. That’s why I’m thrilled to share with you my recipe for Andes Brownie-Mint Pie.
This dessert takes all the goodness we love about mint-chocolate and puts it into one decadent pie. It’s a spin-off of both brownie pie and mint pie recipes, but with an added bonus: chopped Andes Mints.
The first time I tried Andes Mints Brownies, I knew I had to find more ways to incorporate this delectable morsel into my baking repertoire. Several attempts later and the Andes Brownie-Mint Pie was born.
It’s perfect for any occasion or celebration, served as a refreshing afternoon treat or a show-stopping dessert at a dinner party. Trust me, this is one recipe that will have everyone coming back for seconds – and thirds! So, let’s get baking!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you a fan of mint chocolate chip ice cream? Do you love brownies? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you will absolutely adore the Andes Brownie-Mint Pie Recipe.
This recipe is the perfect marriage of rich, fudgy brownies and creamy mint filling. With a crunchy Oreo crust and topped with chopped Andes Mints and chocolate chips, this pie is a true feast for the senses.
Not only is this recipe incredibly delicious, but it’s also incredibly simple to make. With only a few basic ingredients like brownie mix, cream cheese, and heavy cream, anyone can whip up this decadent dessert in no time.
Plus, it’s versatile. You can serve it chilled as a refreshing summer treat or warmed up for a cozy winter dessert. You can even add your own personal touches by swapping out the toppings or using different types of chocolate chips.
If you’re looking to impress your dinner guests or indulge in a sweet treat, look no further than the Andes Brownie-Mint Pie Recipe. You won’t regret it!
Here are the ingredients you need to prepare Andes Brownie-Mint Pie Recipe:
For the Pie Crust:
- 1 ¼ cups of Oreo crumbs
- 3 tbsp of granulated sugar
- ¼ cup of unsalted butter, melted
For the Brownie Layer:
- 1 box of brownie mix (18.3 oz)
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
- 1 tsp of peppermint extract
- 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ – ¾ cup of chopped Andes mints
For the Mint Cheesecake Layer:
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar
- Green food coloring (optional)
- 3/4 tsp peppermint extract
- Chopped Andes mints
Make sure to have all these ingredients ready before starting the recipe. You can find them at your local grocery store or supermarket.
The Recipe How-To
Now that you have all the ingredients ready, let’s dive into making this Andes Brownie-Mint Pie recipe. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make it:
Step 1: Preheat the Oven
Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease a 9-inch pie dish with butter or cooking spray.
Step 2: Prepare the Brownie Mix
In a mixing bowl, stir together a package of brownie mix (18.3 oz), 1/4 cup of melted butter, and 2 eggs until well combined. You can also use your favorite homemade brownies recipe if preferred.
Step 3: Bake the Brownie Pie
Pour the brownie mixture into the prepared pie dish and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Once done, let it cool.
Step 4: Prepare the Mint Cheesecake Mixture
In another mixing bowl, beat 8 oz softened cream cheese until smooth using an electric mixer. Then, add in 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract, and a few drops of green food coloring (optional). Mix until fully incorporated.
Next, add in 1/2 cup heavy cream gradually and continue beating on low speed until well combined. Fold in 1 cup of chopped Andes Mints pieces, reserving some for topping.
Step 5: Assemble and Chill the Pie
Spread the mint cheesecake mixture evenly over the cooled brownie pie crust. Top with remaining chopped Andes mints and some semisweet chocolate chips for added flavor.
Chill in the refrigerator for at least 3-4 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to meld together and become firm.
Step 6: Serve and Enjoy!
Once set, remove from the fridge and slice into serving portions. You can also top it with some whipped cream or crushed Oreos for added texture.
This Andes Brownie-Mint Pie Recipe is a showstopper dessert that combines two classic flavors into one decadent treat. Give it a try for your next baking venture!
Substitutions and Variations
Are you looking to add your own personal touch to Andes Brownie-Mint Pie recipe? Don’t be afraid to experiment with some substitutions and variations.
For chocolate lovers, try substituting semi-sweet chocolate chips for the Andes mints. You can also switch the peppermint extract for creme de menthe, a mint-flavored liqueur, or leave it out altogether for a more subtle mint flavor.
If you want to make this dessert even more decadent, consider topping the pie with whipped cream or serving it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
For those who prefer a gluten-free option, swap out the Oreo crust for a pre-made gluten-free cookie crust or make your crust using almond flower.
If you’re looking for a no-bake option, create a mint cheesecake brownie by mixing together softened cream cheese, heavy cream, powdered sugar, and peppermint extract in a mixing bowl. Spread over the top of brownie pie recipe and chill until firm. Top with whipped cream and chopped Andes mints.
When it comes to substitutions and variations with this recipe, the possibilities are endless. So have fun experimenting and creating your unique twist on an already delicious dessert.
Serving and Pairing
This Andes Brownie-Mint Pie recipe is a delicious dessert that will win over the hearts of anyone who tries it. The pie should be served chilled, and you can top it off with whipped cream or additional Andes mints if you wish.
For an extra indulgent experience, pair this mint chocolate chip pie with a glass of cold milk, vanilla ice cream, or hot cocoa. The creamy mint flavor in the pie complements the richness of these beverages amazingly well.
If you prefer something less traditional, try serving the pie with a cup of coffee or tea. The bitterness and warmth of these drinks balance out the sweetness of the dessert, making for a delightful pairing that will leave you wanting more.
This mint brownie pie is an incredibly versatile dessert that can be enjoyed during any season and for any occasion. Serve it during holidays to show off its festive green hue or bring it to potlucks and dinner parties to impress your guests with the tantalizing combination of brownie and mint flavors.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
This Andes Brownie-Mint Pie recipe yields a dessert that keeps for several days if stored correctly. You can make this pie ahead of time, as it tastes just as excellent several days after it was prepared. It’s an ideal dessert to bring to parties where you can make it ahead of time and leave it in the fridge overnight.
To store this pie, ensure that it has fully cooled down to room temperature before covering and storing it in the refrigerator. Covering it with plastic wrap or foil will prevent moisture from entering the pie, which ensures the chocolate chips and chopped Andes mints stay fresh.
When reheating the pie, take it out of the refrigerator and microwave slices for about 10-15 seconds each on medium heat. Alternatively, you can also reheat them in the oven by placing them on a baking sheet at 350°F (175°C) for about 5-8 minutes. Be sure not to overheat your pie as this will alter its taste and texture.
For optimal results, we recommend consuming fresh from the plate or refrigerated. This dessert is perfect for busy people who like to plan their desserts ahead of time, without compromising taste and presentation.
Tips for Perfect Results
If you want to make sure your Andes Brownie-Mint Pie recipe comes out perfect, then you’ve come to the right section. After preparing this recipe several times, I have a few tips and recommendations to share with you.
1. Baking the brownie crust:
To make sure that the brownie crust comes out fudgy and delicious, try not to overbake it. As soon as the top looks set and dry, remove it from the oven and let it cool completely before adding any filling.
2. Cooling time:
Make sure you thoroughly cool your pie crust, filling and topping in between each step or layer of making the pie. This allows for proper setting and prevents a mushy filling.
3. Use a food processor for the crust:
For an even-textured and evenly baked crust, use a food processor to finely crumble Oreos into cookie crumbs before mixing butter into it. Pat down evenly inside the pie dish before baking.
4. Soften cream cheese before using:
It is essential to soften cream cheese at room temperature before incorporating it into your filling mixture. This prevents lumps and ensures even mixture incorporation throughout.
5. Mix Wet Ingredients First:
When combining your wet ingredients of milk, eggs, vanilla extract or peppermint extract first makes sure that they are well blended which ensures proper consistency of mint pie filling.
6. Do not place Andes mints on top while baking:
If you add Andes mints on top while baking, they may burn or become discolored due to the heat of the oven, so always wait until after baking is completed.
7. Chill Before Serving:
Chilling finished product for at least two hours or overnight allows it time to firm up properly which elevates its already creamy texture.
Implementing these tips will ensure better preparation of your Andes Brownie-Mint Pie recipe giving unforgettable results every time!
: In conclusion, the Andes Brownie-Mint Pie Recipe is an indulgent and irresistible dessert that is perfect for any occasion. This recipe combines the richness of brownies, cream cheese, and chocolate chips with the refreshing flavors of mint and Andes mints. The result is a creamy and decadent dessert that will impress your guests and satisfy your sweet tooth.
Whether you are a chocolate lover or a mint enthusiast, this recipe has something for everyone. You can customize it with your favorite substitutions and variations to make it even more unique and personalized. It is easy to prepare, store, and reheat, making it a convenient option for busy cooks.
In addition to its delicious taste and versatility, this recipe also offers health benefits from its use of high-quality ingredients like eggs, half-and-half, heavy cream, and cream cheese. These ingredients provide essential nutrients like protein and calcium while reducing the amount of processed sugar in the dish.
Overall, the Andes Brownie-Mint Pie Recipe is a must-try dessert that will elevate any meal or celebration. Its satisfying texture and complex flavor profile are sure to impress your taste buds and leave you wanting more. So gather your ingredients and preheat your oven to get started on this mouthwatering creation today!
Andes Brownie-Mint Pie Recipe
- 1 box brownie mix (OR homemade brownies, use a springform pan with removeable sides)
- 1 cup chopped Andes mints candies or 1 cup after dinner mints
- 6 eggs, separated
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup half-and-half
- 1 package Andes mints candies or 1 package after dinner mints
- 1 cup chopped Andes mints candies or 1 cup After Eight after dinner mints
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Prepare brownies, either home made or Boxed.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- Do not remove side yet.
- To prepare mint mousse: In the microwave melt the 1 cup chopped mints.
- In a double broiler over boiling water whisk the yolks until pale and frothy.
- Slowly whisk in the melted mints, scraping the cup with a spoon, not your finger!
- The mix will stiffen.
- Quickly whip the whites to semi-stiff peaks and slowly fold into the mint mixture.
- Quickly whip the heavy cream until thick and slowly fold this into the mint/egg mixture.
- Fold well and set aside 1/4 the mousse.
- Top the cooled brownie with the remaining 3/4 mint mousse and carefully level smooth.
- 1 hour later melt the 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips with the 1/4 cup half and half.
- Whisk well until you have a smooth chocolate sauce.
- Carefully top the mint mousse with the melted chocolate sauce.
- Decorate top with unwrapped, whole mints.
- Top with 10 dollops of the remaining mousse.
- Chill Well.
- Melt remaining 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips.
- Remove side of pan.
- Brush the melted chocolate onto the sides and gently press in 3/4 cup of the chopped Andes or After Eight Mints.
- Sprinkle the remaining chopped mints on top.
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Chloe is passionate about creating unique dishes that draw on the flavors of her favorite cultures. She loves experimenting with new ingredients and pushing the boundaries of traditional recipes. Her enthusiasm for cooking is infectious, and she is always eager to share her creations with friends and family.