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I’m Going on a Picnic…

…and I’m bringing…Thin Mint brownies!

thin mint brownies chocolate dessert

I had the most lovely weekend. It was just perfect weather in DC. I spent so much time outside enjoying my awesome city. I saw so many wonderful people. I ate well. I ran. I danced. I drank. I baked these Thin Mint brownies and brought them to a fun picnic. What doesn’t sound good about this weekend? Seriously, I’m a happy girl right now.

I whipped these brownies up pretty quickly right before a birthday party picnic on Saturday. Actually, I took them right out of the oven to right out the door. By the time we reached out picnic site, they had cooled and turned out to be a fantastic dessert for our party in Rock Creek Park. Simple with a little Girl Scout surprise on the bottom! (Oh, and they went just perfectly with proseco and Italian soda served under the table in plastic cups!)

thin mint brownies chocolate dessert

Thin Mint Brownies

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 oz semisweet baking chocolate
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  1. Heat oven to 325º and spray the bottom of an 8″x8″ pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Line the bottom of the pan with Thin Mint cookies.
  3. Microwave the butter and chocolate in a bowl for 1 minute, stir, heat for 30 seconds longer and stir until the chocolate is completely melted.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the sugar and chocolate until completely combined using a spatula. Add the vanilla and eggs, and combine.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder. Add flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and stir until completely combined.
  6. Spread the brownie batter evenly over the cookies.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.

thin mint brownies chocolate dessert

I know, I know. These look just like normal brownies…until you turn them over!

thin mint brownies chocolate dessert

What did you do this weekend? Does anything sweet stick out as your favorite moment?

Happy Weekend

picnic blanket food weekend

Ah, it’s finally here! This weekend should be really nice with a picnic birthday party, a farmer’s market/latte date, and hopefully a little baking too. Just gearing up for another fun week full of friends and food – it never stops. And I never want it to.

Thanks for all of your great comments on my last post! I loved swapping stories with you. Have a wonderful weekend, kids!

{Image thanks to: Niotillfem}

Paris in Colorado

French picnic beneath the Colorado rockies…Baguettes, Camembert, peaches, roasted tomatoes, Orangina and milk chocolate with hazelnuts.

Almost as perfect as a picnic on the Seine.