This is a wonderfully easy treat tip for those of you who like chocolate-mint! This reminds me of the Mint Chocolate Brownies I remember from volunteering at the nearby folk music coffeehouse as a teenager.
Allergy note: my brownie recipe contains eggs, but is gfcf, gluten free, and dairy free. Junior Mints have soy in the ingredients, and a “may contain” warning for dairy and egg. We have a dairy intolerance rather than allergy, so we have been Ok eating foods that “may contain” dairy, and have had no issues with Junior Mints. However, contact the manufacturer yourself before you introduce Junior Mints!
First, make a batch of Super Easy Brownies.
Once the brownies are done, shake a regular sized box of Junior Mints over the brownies, then gently press them into the cooked brownies.
Place the pan of brownies back in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, and use a spatula or butter knife to spread the Junior Mints over the brownies. Gooey minty goodness, and so, so easy!
This also works fine over half the brownies, if you want to keep some of them uncontaminated for those of us who don’t like mint.
Variation: Try this with other chocolate-based candies, you may end up with a new favorite flavor combination!