I’m celebrating. These are not for me (although I did have to sample them to be sure they were edible). These are for my wonderful boyfriend who today finished his first semester of college! Calm down, I’m not dating an 18 year old. He is age appropriate, I promise!
He loves chocolate, mint, frosting, white chocolate and mint Oreos, so I wanted to make him something really special that would combine all his favorite things. And I do believe, these are the best treats I have ever made in my life!
What we have here is a vegan brownie, which ended up being the best brownie I have ever eaten. I don’t know if mint Oreos are vegan or not. I was too scared to read the nutrition label. Let’s assume they are not, but these are special occasion brownies so I’m throwing caution to the wind here!
Top that with a mint buttercream frosting with some added white chocolate so it’s nice and dense, almost fudge-like. Finish it off with some more mint Oreos and you have yourself a real winner!
These brownies would be good on their own as well or even without the Oreos. Totally up to you!
I live at a high-ish altitude so these are high altitude brownies. I will give low altitude directions at the end.
For the brownies:
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup water
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
12 cool mint Oreos, crumbled
Preheat oven to 365 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Then add in the water, oil and vanilla and stir to combine. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting:
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup vegan butter, softened to room temperature
3-4 cups powdered sugar
3-4 tablespoons almond milk
1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
18 cool mint Oreos, crumbled
With a mixer, combine the butter with 2 cups of powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of almond milk. Combine until smooth. Add in the extracts and more powdered sugar and more almond milk. Add sugar until you get the right consistency. The chocolate chips will make the frosting much stiffer. Next, melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave or on the stove top. Add to the frosting and mix until smooth.
Once the brownies are cool go ahead and frost away! Be gentle spreading the frosting so as to not tear the brownies.
Top with crumbled Oreos. Party time!
For low altitude bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes. Increase the sugar to 2 cups.