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Chocolate Mint Brownie Cupcakes

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Chocolate Mint Brownie Cupcakes are extremely delicious with a chewy brownie texture, and a light mint flavor you’ll love.

A vertical collage image of Chocolate Mint Brownie Cupcakes. The top image in a cupcake tin and the bottom image of them on a plate with green icing.

What goes better with chocolate than mint? Well, maybe peanut butter, but that’s a topic for another day. LOL

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Chocolate Mint Brownie Cupcakes is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the “jump to recipe” button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe. 


A vertical closeup photo of cute green Chocolate Mint Brownie Cupcakes with sanding sugar and paper shamrocks on top.

The ingredient list:

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Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

Why this recipe works?

They are delicious with the dense chocolaty texture of a brownie, but they have the beloved shape of a cupcake.

They don’t take any special equipment to make.

A large bowl, whisk, and wooden spoon are the basic essentials.

Can Chocolate Mint Brownie Cupcakes be frozen?


Store them in a single layer in an air-tight freezer container for up to 3 months.

Can these cupcakes be made without the mint chips?


If you’d like to make these brownie cupcakes without the mint chips, feel free to use additional semi-sweet chips, or even white chocolate chips in place of the mint chips.

The step-by-step photo instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, on 50% power, melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips and butter, check it often, and occasionally stir.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract.
  • Whisk the chocolate mixture with the egg mixture until incorporated.
  • Switch to a wooden spoon and stir the flour into the chocolate mixture, making sure not to over mix the batter.
  • Fill 12 muffin cups half-full with the chocolate batter.
  • Top the chocolate batter with approximately 1 tablespoon of the mint chips.
  • Divide the remaining batter among the cupcakes, making sure to cover the chips completely.

  • Remove and cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, make the icing by melting the mint chips and butter in the microwave at 50% power, stirring occasionally.
  • Whisk in the milk and cream cheese until smooth and there are no lumps.
  • Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, dip the top of each cupcake into the green icing and allow the excess to drip slightly back into the bowl.
  • While the icing is still wet, sprinkle each cupcake with the green sanding sugar (if desired) and serve.
A super close image of Chocolate Mint Brownie Cupcakes with green icing and green sanding sugar.

Additional St. Patrick’s Day recipes:

*Irish Soda Bread with Caraway and Dill (shown below)

Irish Soda Bread with Caraway and Dill is super simple to make, but it packs a huge punch of flavor! You’re going to love this savory quick bread!!

A direct overhead photo of a loaf of Irish Soda Bread with Caraway and Dill on a wooden cutting board with a serrated knife and some green napkins.

*Irish Corned Beef Boxty (not shown)

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a classically stuffed boxty. An Irish Corned Beef Boxty is a potato pancake stuffed with tender corned beef and lots of melted Swiss cheese.

*Boozy No-Churn Irish Coffee Ice Cream (shown below)

Save this Boozy Irish Coffee Ice Cream for after the kiddos have gone to bed, and then you can savor the flavor of being a grownup!

Two glasses of Irish coffee no-churn ice cream with cookies and green sprinkles.

*Traditional Irish Shortbread (not shown)

This rolled Traditional Irish Shortbread is rich and buttery. It’s simply the best-tasting cookie that requires only four simple ingredients. This must be your lucky day!

*Chocolate Mint Brownie Cupcakes (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s chocolate mint cupcakes with a brownie-like texture.

If you’ve made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment to leave it a star rating in the recipe card, along with a comment if you’re so inclined. Thank you. 🙂

A white scalloped plate filled with Chocolate Mint Brownie Cupcakes with a green glaze and paper shamrocks on top.


Renee – Kudos Kitchen
Chocolate Mint Brownie Cupcakes are extremely delicious with a dense brownie texture and a light mint flavor you’ll love.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert, dessert-cupcakes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 383 kcal


For the cupcakes:

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 4 eggs lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup green mint chips

For the icing:

  • 1 cup green mint chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • Green sanding sugar optional


Serving: 1cupcakeCalories: 383kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 5gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 123mgPotassium: 216mgFiber: 3gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 456IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 3mg
Keyword brownie cupcakes, chocolate mint brownie cupcakes, st. patrick’s day cupcakes, st. patrick’s day dessert
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This recipe was originally shared in 2014. This post has been updated with additional information, including a recipe card complete with nutritional information, but the recipe itself has remained unchanged.

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