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]
- 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)
- 6 oz chocolate chips (about 12 Tbs)
- 3 Tbs vegetable shortening
- 1 Tbs confectioner’s sugar
- Make the brownies, and allow to cool completely.
- Mix together the first four ingredients for the mint topping, then add water little by little until you get a smooth, thick liquid mixture.
- Pour over cooled brownies and spread quickly to cover the entire pan. Let sit for 30 min.
- Microwave chocolate drizzle ingredients for 15 seconds at a time (mixing in between), until you have a shiny, thick liquid chocolate.
- Drizzle over mint topping with a small spoon, and allow to set for 15-20 minutes before cutting.