Toothpaste Brownies

Calm yourself. This recipe doesn’t actually call for toothpaste, and it definitely doesn’t promote dental hygiene. It does, however, make one of the best desserts (assuming you enjoy a chocolate and mint combination).

I don’t even remember who coined the name, but once they did – it stuck. I guess we just love the look on people’s faces when we tell them we have toothpaste brownies for dessert. So here it is, one of everyone’s favorites …


  • 1 Box of Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge brownies.

If you thought I made my brownies from scratch, you were definitely mistaken. I don’t know why anyone would. It’s not so much more impressive…after all, it is just throwing some basic ingredients into a bowl and mixing. If you want to try to argue that brownies made from scratch taste better, go talk to someone else. I just don’t believe it – Duncan Hines has been putting Betty Crocker, and your Grandma’s homemade brownies to shame for years.

Buttt…there are a few things that I do to make this already amazing box of brownies even better (especially for this recipe).

  • First, make sure you follow the recipe for fudgy brownies. To be honest, I am not sure why they still include the cake like brownie recipe on the box.
  • Second – add an extra splash of oil to the mix. I did this once by mistake and have been doing it ever since.
  • Third – The box says to mix 50 times. Mix until it’s super smooth – I don’t care how many times that is. Don’t leave your brownie batter grainy.
  • Finally – grease the pan with margarine, not oil or pam. I don’t know what it is, but im convinced this makes the brownies better.

[Disregard the pam in the picture, I promise you I greased it with margarine]

Mint Topping

  • 3 Cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tsp Mint extract *not peppermint
  • 1 egg
  • 2-4 drops green food coloring (depends how green you want it)
  • Water

Chocolate Drizzle

  • 6 oz chocolate chips (about 12 Tbs)
  • 3 Tbs vegetable shortening
  • 1 Tbs confectioner’s sugar


  1. Make the brownies, and allow to cool completely.
  2. Mix together the first four ingredients for the mint topping, then add water little by little until you get a smooth, thick liquid mixture.
  3. Pour over cooled brownies and spread quickly to cover the entire pan. Let sit for 30 min. 
  4. Microwave chocolate drizzle ingredients for 15 seconds at a time (mixing in between), until you have a shiny, thick liquid chocolate.
  5. Drizzle over mint topping with a small spoon, and allow to set for 15-20 minutes before cutting.

[Enjoy =)]



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