Friday Favorite – BYU Brownies

After a long drive we have arrived in Provo, Utah.  Cali is moved into her dorm and we are enjoying our last couple of days with her visiting some of our favorite spots in town.

Before we left home I made my list of BYU/Provo favorites.  All the places I love to visit, shop and eat at while in Provo.

Always on the top of my list of BYU/Provo favorites is visiting the BYU Bookstore and having a BYU Brownie.  I’m not sure that’s what they call them but it’s what we call them at our house.

A BYU Brownie is a chocolaty, chewy brownie with a layer of mint green frosting covered by another layer of chocolate frosting – yum!

My first stop on campus today, on the way to spend a fortune on college textbooks, was to purchase my BYU Brownie.  I had planned on taking a picture of it to share with you but somehow it disappeared before I could get the picture taken!

Since I don’t like having to wait until my next visit to BYU to enjoy a BYU Brownie I googled it and found a recipe for BYU Mint Brownies in the BYU Alumni Magazine.  They’re great.

In fact, my younger daughter, after eating part of the brownie I bought today, announced she thought the ones we made were better.

For me, the best part of the brownie is the frosting and I love the combination of the mint and the chocolate together.

So in preparation for our trip to BYU I made a batch of BYU Brownies last week.  I hope you enjoy them as much as we do and GO COUGARS!  (We’re off to the opening season game of BYU football game on Saturday!)

I did manage to get a picture taken of the ones I made before they disappeared!

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Friday Favorite – BYU Brownies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 C butter
  • ½ C cocoa
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 C sugar
  • 1¾ C flour
  • ½ Tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 C chopped walnuts (I left these out)
  • 12 oz. chocolate icing (I used the recipe for the mint icing below but just added about ⅓ C of cocoa and left out the mint extract and green food coloring)
Mint Icing|
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • dash of salt
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 2⅓ C powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. mint extract
  • 1-2 drops green food coloring
Instructions
  1. Melt butter and mix in cocoa
  2. Allow to cool
  3. Add honey, eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder and salt
  4. Mix well
  5. Add nuts
  6. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 pan
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes
  8. Cool
  9. Prepare mint icing
  10. Soften butter
  11. Add salt, corn syrup and powdered sugar
  12. Beat until smooth and fluffy
  13. Add mint extract and green food coloring
  14. Mix
  15. Add milk gradually until the consistency is a little thinner than cake frosting
  16. Spread mint icing over brownies
  17. Place brownies in the freezer for a short time to stiffen the icing
  18. Remove from the freezer and carefully add a layer of chocolate icing
Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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Comments

  1. says

    Oh you are so good! Every year when I go to Women’s Conference at the Y this is on the list of must haves! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I sure enjoy your blog and your recipes!

  2. Tamara Reber says

    Thanks Leigh Anne for the recipe. BYU Brownies are tops on our family list too! You’re amazing! Tamara

  3. says

    My family teases me every time we go to Utah because I have to go get a mint brownie from the creamery! Glad to know someone else has it on their Must Do List too!! I’m so glad I found this on pinterest…..now I don’t have to travel 12 hours just for my brownie fix! hehe

  4. Marnie says

    Love this! I was addicted to the Wilkinson Center brownies a zillion years ago. So, I know where you’re coming from. LOL I think they must have improved things.. I’m sure the ones we had back then were full of shortening. Butter is so much more appealing! Thanks, for the trip down Memory Lane. :) I’m pinning this.

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