St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway and BYU Mint Brownies

It’s about time for a giveaway. I just wanted to say thank you for all your comments and support. Thanks for sending me your yummy recipes and trying out mine. Since it’s St. Patrick’s Day I thought I would give away these green stoneware bakers found at Sur La Table.These dishes would be great for Easter coming up. I want to buy some for myself! Just leave a comment before Thursday night at 10:00 PM (EST) to qualify for the giveaway. Only one entry per person. If you feel comfortable leave your email address or if you don’t I will find a way to track you down. Duh…duh…dunnnnn.

This giveaway is closed.

Le Creuset® Kiwi Rectangular Baker 2-Piece Set
My husband John played football for BYU several years ago. BYU gave the football players around $35 a week on their student cards to buy food on campus or at the local Creamery store. The Creamery had a burger and shake joint on one half of the store and grocery store on the other half.
 
The deal was they had to spend their money by Saturday night or it was wiped clean off their card. So every Saturday night the Creamery was full of football players trying to use the last of their money. Sometimes John would just buy burgers for everyone that was with us or we would buy $30 worth of these mint brownies sitting in the bakery case to take back to our apartment and eat while we hung out.
 
These brownies are famous in Utah. I had to post them because they are GREEN. They are rich. One will do ya. I just changed a couple of things in this recipe: I used butter instead of margarine and pecans instead of walnuts. They brought back a lot of memories…
 

St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway and BYU Mint Brownies

Ingredients

    Brownies:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cup white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 12 oz. chocolate icing (Use your own icing recipe or purchase some chocolate frosting.)
  • Mint Icing
  • 5 Tablespoons butter
  • dash of salt
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 2 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1-2 drops green food coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter and mix in cocoa. Allow to cool. Add honey, eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well. Add nuts. Pour batter into a greased 9-by-13 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool.
  2. Prepare mint icing: Soften butter. Add salt, corn syrup, and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth and fluffy. Add mint extract and food coloring. Mix. Add milk gradually until the consistency is a little thinner than cake frosting.
  3. Spread mint icing over brownies. Place brownies in the freezer for a short time to stiffen the icing (very important step I realized since I was impatient). Remove from the freezer and carefully add a layer of chocolate icing. We liked ours stored cold in the refrigerator or you can store them at room temperature.

Notes

Source: BYU Dining

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  1. yeah I am the first one. I love the mint brownies. if I would have known that fun fact when I was younger and single, I would have hung out at the creamery more often on saturday nights.

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  3. Nothing better than mint brownies…especially mint brownies that I don’t have to make. :) I just found your blog and am so excited to try out your recipes!!!

  4. Oh my those are 2 of my favorite things chocolate and mint I will be trying those brownies out..and please enter me into the drawing..love the dishes..
    Devon

  5. Hey! I recently graduated from BYU and I am a huge fan of the mint brownies! So delicious. Thanks for the recipe, I’m excited to make them! :) The Le Creuset dishes look amazing!

  6. Those sound delish! And I would love those dishes!!

    Just found the website recently and I am hooked!

  7. I love your blog! I have enjoyed many of your recipes! I had a mint brownie about 3 weeks ago while visiting my daughter at BYU. Go COOGS! Thanks for all of the yummy recipes!

  8. i didn’t read any small print saying that your SIL can’t enter to win!!!

  9. Love your blog! I tried the Honey Lime Enchiladas the other night and they were fantastic!!!

    I’m definitely trying those brownies and would LOVE to win those casserole dishes!!!

  10. Thanks for the brownie recipe! My husband loves those BYU brownies – I’ll have to make him a St. Patrick’s day treat. Found your site recently and I love it! And I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll win this giveaway – would LOVE the dishes!!

  11. Yay, I love give aways. I love that store so much, I want to buy everything for my kitchen there!

  12. How funny! I went to BYU, too. Yes I remember the Creamery and the meal cards, too! Please enter me in the drawing! Thanks!

  13. Hmmm loved the mint brownies at BYU. I recently found your site and lurve your recipes! :)

  14. yeah, I love that you posted the recipe for these brownies. Every once in a while when I have to make a trip down to Provo I stop off at the Creamery and pick up some…along with the cookies and cream milk! So excited I now can make them!

  15. What an awesome giveaway and yummy recipe! I just found your blog about a week ago, and I have really enjoyed looking through all your past posts!

  16. I have definitely had my share of BYU mint brownies, I’ll have to try this recipe at home! And I LOVE green in kitchens, these would be awesome to win!

  17. I just found your blog and I LOVE it. I have passed it on to my friends. I can’t wait to try your recipes!

  18. Oh! I’m so glad you posted a recipe on BYU brownies! I use to eat those all the time when I was a kid. I grew up about 2 miles from BYU and I can’t wait to try out this recipe. Thanks so much for posting such fun recipes!

  19. oh MY … those look DELIGHTFUL! Thanks for the great recipe offering and the generous giveaway chance, Christy!

  20. Don’t live too far away from the Creamery!! Love the yummy things there. Love your blog. Making yummy things tomorrow found on your site, turning a few of them green. Hope I win the dishes, can’t wait to use them.

  21. Hooray for your first giveaway!

    I love your blog and have been reading it for quite sometime.

    Just like everything on your blog these brownies look delicious!

  22. I’m a newbie to your blog. I have five young kids and find your recipes are ones that really work for our family! I appreciate your simplicity and candor…

    Thanks for sharing…

  23. A perfect treat for St. Patty’s Day! I can only imagine how many you could get for $30!

    I almost bought one of these sets for a giveaway. I might have to go back and get one if I don’t win :-)

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  24. Oh wow! I am definitely making these brownies tomorrow! I guess I am the last person in the country that hasn’t tried these out. I am also new to this blog and will enjoy many of your recipes to come.

  25. Yum, those brownies look good! I really like the chocolate mint combo :)

  26. madwoman-doing-cartwheels says:

    Goodness, the brownies look delicious. I am the only one in the house who likes mint so all for me!! Yippie! I love the 2 different layers of frosting. Thanks for posting this recipe!!

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

  27. These look fabulous…I am going to have to make these…they would go good as a dessert to your chicken, mushroom, broccoli and rice casserole…I made the casserole Monday night for dinner and my family loved it…it was delicious!!!
    Thanks for all the wonderful recipes!

    Nina <3

  28. Love your recipe blog – especially the white chicken chili, the honey-lime enchiladas, and the Italian crockpot chicken!

  29. What a great giveaway! I’m seriously coveting that gorgeous green bakeware! The brownies look delicious and perfect for St. Patty’s Day!

  30. Those brownies look so yummy! I can’t help but wonder if they taste anything like an Andes mint…

  31. This giveaway was totally meant for me. Green is my absolute favorite color, lime green to be exact. If anything is mint, then I just have to eat it. Hope I win so that I can make the mint brownies in my new baking dishes :)

  32. Yum! Those look scrumptious!! And the baking dishes are just a plus… i might just have to make those brownies for the big holiday:)

  33. Oh those brownies look so good! I will be making them this weekend. I love anything with mint and chocolate!

  34. I have heard about BYU brownies but never tried them. Thanks for sharing.

  35. Those dishes are fantastic and I would LOVE to win them! Thank you for the opportunity!

  36. wow these brownies look AMAZING i cant wait to try them out x

  37. Woah! I totally just remembered…when I left home to go to BYU, my boyfriends mom made these for me!! ahaha, that was ages ago. Thanks for the recipe!

  38. I just did a giveaway similar to this and am bummed because I gave away some Le Creuset, but don’t have any of my own!! I want this!
    pick me, pick me!! :)

  39. Mmm… mint… those look heavenly!
    And I love those dishes!

  40. The green bakers are beautiful!

  41. Mint + brownies = Yummy! Thanks for the recipe. I love your blog.

  42. Found your blog a couple weeks ago and I’m really enjoying the recipes! I made the chicken broccoli rice casserole Monday night and we’re trying that baked ziti tomorrow night!

  43. I want those dishes!!! I’m a huge brownie fan, especially when it’s mint brownies. I have 3 siblings that went to BYU, I’m sure they’ll appreciate this recipe. I’ll have to pass it along.

  44. I love your food blog and and so excited you are doing a giveaway!!! Those brownies are the best!!!

  45. I had a mint brownie years ago in Utah, and since then can never find them…sigh… I LOooVed them!
    I will try this recipe as soon as, ahem, I am not trying to loose weight (whenever that will be)
    **Thanks for all the Super Yummy recipes!

  46. YUMMY! These mint brownies look heavenly!

  47. Mint brownies are a favorite around our house. I would love those dishes!!!! Thanks!

  48. yum, these look so good, i love mint brownies!

  49. Yum to both the pans and the brownies.

  50. I found your blog by accident and realized that I used to work with your SIL Kim! I love all your recipes and these brownies, oh yeah!

  51. I’d rather have you make me the mint brownies than the pans is that possible? I got my sisters hooked on your blog too. Love the meals cause my kids will eat them.

  52. Mmmm… Those look so good! I love the combination of mint and chocolate.

    Those dishes are beautiful!!!

  53. mmmmm…brownies! Love those dishes, so I have to enter!

  54. excuse me while i clean up all my drool from looking at these AMAZing brownies!!! I can’t WAIT to try them!

  55. I love your blog. Can’t wait to try the mint brownies they look so good. I come and check out your blog and it always inspires me. Thanks
    Laci

  56. I love your blog. Can’t wait to try the mint brownies they look so good. I come and check out your blog and it always inspires me. Thanks
    Laci

  57. Love those green dishes! Love your recipes, and please enter me! I’m going to WIN!!!

  58. Brownies look delicious!! Would love those pans!!

  59. I love drawings!
    I have yet to win one, but it never hurts to try.
    If I was a football player at BYU, I’d probably have no problem spending those $35. ;)

  60. Love your blog, Christy and I would love those pans too :) I am Kaela’s sister Crystal.

  61. I love mint brownies – I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  62. These brownies always remind me of my dad. Whenever in Provo we had to make a stop at the Creamery.

  63. love these brownies! i haven’t had them in years. guess i will have to try my hand at baking them up today! love the green casserole dishes!

  64. Oh… The brownies look fabulous. As soon as Lent is over I will definitely try them (I gave up chocolate for Lent – ack!) And I love Le Cruset cookware. I have this page bookmarked…

  65. Christy, I am a new follower but I am so excited that my friend laura recommended your blog to me! I just wish I had more time in the kitchen ;) My taste buds THANK you!

  66. Yum Loved those brownies…PS when were you guys at BYU? The dishes are great!!

  67. Please enter me in the drawing! I love BYU football and I love their mint brownies too!! Your blog is awesome and I love every recipe that I have tried. My husband played football at BYU as well, so I am very aware of the $35 on the card!! :) Thanks for all the great recipes!

  68. I adore your blog. And I too love BYU mint brownies! I would love to be entered into your drawing. Crossing my fingers and toes.

  69. I made the peanut butter chocolate brownie cups last night and I will be making these mint brownies very soon. They look delicious! Your recipes are awesome!

  70. How fun to have the real BYU brownie recipe!! And the giveaway…I have always wanted some Le Creuset…but have yet to fork out the cash for one. Pick me, pick me!!

  71. I grew up with my mom always saying how good those byu brownies were and got to enjoy them myself when I went there. Oh man…LOVE THEM!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I don’t know how I never found the recipe before now. And I’d love those dishes from sur la table. Those would get used a lot. I think I’ll go make some brownies now. Thanks again!

    [email protected]

  72. Those look delicious!! Mint and chocolate..what could be better??

  73. I go to BYU and I love these brownies too! I’m so glad you posted this. Those kiwi pans are gorgeous!

  74. Love those Le Creuset dishes- I have some of their loaf pans in red and not only do they look fabulous but they are so great to cook with. I found your blog through Janelle’s… and we actually just made your sugar cookie recipe today to make Shamrock cookies. I have also tried a ton of sugar cookie recipes and yours is awesome- the perfect sugar cookie! Thanks!

  75. Love your blog and love mint brownies. My family and I thank you!! :)

  76. those brownies look Delish!! and those dishes would be very at home in my kitchen!! :) Love your blog…thanks for sharing all the goodness with everyone else! :)

  77. I too remember those BYU mint brownies, and am excited I now have the recipe thanks to you! I love your blog and visit it at least 3 times a week. P.S. I love those green dishes!

  78. seriously, your blog inspires me to be a better cook!

    oh, and i totally had those BYU mint brownies at my wedding! mmm mmm good!

  79. my neighbor is trying to set up a recipe blog for our ward and Ryan was telling her all about yours so I came to try and get the website for her!

    love the baking pans! count me in for the giveaway! do they come with the brownies already made in them…please!

  80. Those brownies are amazing, but like you said one is enough. I love your blog! When I schedule meals for the week this is my first stop!

  81. Those brownies look fabulous and those Le Creuset dishes would be a very welcome addition to my kitchen.

  82. Those brownies look tasty!

    I would love to enter your giveaway, please, if Canadians may.

  83. I just want to put my face up to the monitor and take a big bite of that brownie!!! YUMMY!!! What a super giveaway…perfect for making those BYU Mint Brownies!

  84. Mint brownies…mmmmmmm! Those sound so good. I love the pretty green casserole dishes too!

  85. LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!! Thanks for keeping it up!! :)

  86. I love mint brownies and feel like having it right away:) Mint and chocolate is a mindblowing combination… and I absolutely love it:)

  87. Love those brownies…can’t wait to make them! And love all the other recipes I’ve tried from your blog so far :) Thanks!

  88. BYU mint brownies at home?! My waistline is in trouble! :)

  89. The brownies look divine. I remember them from my BYU days:)

  90. Saw the photo of your brownies on Tastespotting and followed it to your post. I’m in Canada, I don’t suppose your giveaway extends to your neighbour up north?? :) (Somehow I’m assuming you’re in the US.)

    Cay

  91. Yum, those brownies look heavenly… and beautiful! Please enter me in the drawing! Love the color of those dishes…

    sendnatmail(at)yahoo.com

  92. Tori/[email protected] says:

    Those brownies look delicious, I’ll have to try them soon!

  93. Love your blog. Thanks for the recipes and the giveaways!

  94. Wowsa Christie! Bet ya never knew just how may followers you had till you gave stuff away! LOVE IT!

    And I love when someone says “Have you tried Christie’s (fill in the blank) yet?” You’re famous and I knew you back when soaping fountains was our idea of good clean fun….

  95. those look super yummy!!! Bookmarked the recipe!
    I am really enjoying your blog :)

  96. Thank you! My MIL makes Mint Brownies all of the time! Yum!

  97. I love brownies and I love mint so BROWNIES + MINT = FANTASTIC

    Thanks for your blog, my husband is happy I found you. ha ha

    Amber
    aka “Bizzy”

  98. I love your blog! Sometimes when I’m not sure what to make for dinner/treat I will check your blog for ideas. Thanks, Ellen

  99. Those mint brownies look delicious. I am going to have to make them ASAP! Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

  100. Those brownies look amazing. Can’t wait to try them!

  101. My husband has been trying to find a mint brownie recipe. (Actually, he has one but I don’t like it so I think I’ll give him yours to try. ;) …Or maybe I should just stick to my diet.)

    And those dishes would be perfect!

  102. I’m a new fan of your blog, thanks for the yummy recipes and great giveaway!

  103. Can I still enter the contest even though I never went to BYU?! ;) Because my 16 yr. old baking dishes need to be replaced!

  104. Oh, I’d love to be entered for the give away!!! I just painted my kitchen that exact color over my husbands spring break last week! Here’s my email: trueblond_athotmaildotcom
    I LOVE your blog!!!

  105. Hooray for give aways!! I love your recipes, we just tried your chicken pot pie & LOVED it.

  106. I am heading to BYU in the fall! My family loves your blog! I would love to have the green pans to take with me.:)

  107. Jeez. These look absolutely fantastic! I have had bad experiences working with chocolate and have avoided it, but I might have to give it another try. And what is this amazing Creamery place?

  108. Love your blog and love those byu mint brownies!!

  109. I found your recipe blog a few weeks ago and love it!! So many yummy recipes! And great pictures too. I love the green dish set. Perfect for Spring!

  110. Yumm I love brownies, and glad to find another great foodie blog. And of course I’d love to win the dishes!

  111. I love your blog and have tried several of your recipes. My boys loved your Brownie Peanut Butter Cups. The Mint Brownies sound great.

  112. How did I go to BYU and never eat those brownies? Yum! Please enter me in the drawing.

  113. I’ve got the brownies in the oven right now! What better way to celebrate St Pat’s day and the BYU game tonight. Go Cougars!

  114. Love your blog…making the rainbow cupcakes with the kiddos and they are so excited. Planning to make these brownies too, should be a great St. Patrick’s Day. Thanks for the great ideas and great blog

  115. Oh my goodness. You are like the goody fairy. Your treats are all so fantastic and you have such good ideas. Mint anything is amazing but brownies are the best desert ever. They look extremely yummy :)

  116. Mm, these brownies are yummy! Going to have to try the recipe :-)

    redistelhorst@hotmail.com

  117. YUMMY!!!!!!

  118. Alright, I am a BYU-IDAHO girl, but these brownies may just have opened my eyes to provo!

    SO good.

  119. Thank you so much for posting these! They are fabulous – we have made them three times in the past couple of months to take places or give away, and they are always a huge hit. Thanks for sharing – I posted it on my blog as well, and cited you.

    Kat
    thepolkadottedturtle.com

  120. I never seen like this before, it was good to know that you have a recipe that I can copy. I will try this one later on. Thanks

  121. BonnieMcFarlane says:

    I LOVE your website. I’m going to make these fabulous brownies tonight and bring tomorrow tohelp celebrate a co-worker’s birthday! Thank you for putting together a great variety of delicious and fun recipes to try. I hope to have a chance to win! This is my first time entering a drawing contest!

  122. I so did not need to find this website. This will be an exercise in control!!! I’ve lost 150 pounds over the last two years and still have a few to go… went looking for a brownie recipe to impress my coworkers and found this website… I am so in trouble!!!….just so in trouble!!!!

    Keep posting these beautiful recipes and I’ll keep drooling!!!

  123. Just found your blog and website while looking for a ribs recipe. Now it looks like mint brownies are for dessert!
    Thanks so much!

  124. Love this recipes

  125. Jean Sagarese says:

    My Mom would love these, she is always sending food to someone and I am going to consider the recipe for my office

  126. These are a must have next month. YUMMMM

  127. I just love your blog and have tried soooo many recipes and always receive compliments on what I make. My friends always want to know where the recipe came from so I tell them to check out “The Girl Who Ate Everything” ! I am looking forward to trying these mint brownies for St. Pat’s Day. I think I will take them to school for my teachers who love chocolate!

  128. omg these have made it into my go to recipe book, always a winner

  129. Rachael Knick says:

    I’m so glad I found your page! :) These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them!

  130. Thanks for the BYU brownie recipe! Loved them there, and the recipe tastes the same. MMMM-mmmm!

  131. Your brownies look delicious. Thanks for the chance

  132. The BYU creamery is the best. Thanks for coming up with the mint brownies. You’re right, one will do ya!

  133. I just found your blog; what great recipes, ideas, and fun! I am living here in sunny Chandler near your old stomping grounds. I love chocolate and mint together, and am always looking for new green things to make on St. Patty’s day since that is my husband’s birthday. These brownies sound like a winner. I will definitely be making these, as well as several other things you have posted. Thanks for the incentive!

  134. Oh my these look good. Going to make them ASAP….lol I love your blog. Your soooo making me gain at least 10lbs looking at all the pictures & receipes ….lmbo Big Hugs Darlin’ & keep up the great work

  135. Love your blog! Have tried manny recipes and follow up with your new post weekly! those mint brownies sound AAAAAMAZINGG!! I am going to make them! And what women doesnt love baking dishes!

    My website is still a working progress! but I’m fasniated that your work for betty crocker! I’m a certified chef and fully time mommy as of the past 5 months. Would love to know how you got into it!

    xoxo

  136. I live in Provo. I still love these brownies( 17 years later lol)!!! Thanks for sharing.. so cute in the Le Crues set Bakeware.. Let the Luck of the Irish be with me as I enter your contest :)
    Chris

  137. I have been following your recipes for some time and promoting them on facebook. :} This one sounds like it will be a favorite. I love chocolate and mint. I love the chocolate covered mint wafers and peanut butter inbetween two. I will probably make half hte pan with chunky peanut butter in the batter and omit the nuts.
    Thanks! Peg

  138. I just discovered your blog this afternoon, looking for a bbq ribs recipie……3 hours later I find these tasty looking treats!! I’m addicted to your recipies already!

  139. One of my Facebook friends shared a recipe of yours. I went to your blog and love your site! You have a beautiful family! I’m anxious to try some of these yummy recipes.

  140. WOW! My husband is not a big fan of brownies (I know, what’s wrong with him!) but when I whipped these up for St. Paddy’s Day they were all gone by the end of the day. Thank you, I have just discovered your totally yummy recipes, and plan to use many more :)

  141. Christina Bliss says:

    Just found your site – really looking forward to more amazing recipes!

  142. YUM … I am going to get fat … I could spend hours and hours here … and I do … HOWEVER … can you update the list of giveaways etc to state closed and the like … it gets confusing as to what is active …

  143. I just found your page. I’ve printed lots of recipes . Thanks

  144. Christy, when did your husband play football for BYU? The reason I ask, is because my husband played for BYU as well. I wonder if they knew each other, my husband is Ned Stearns. Anyway- these brownies look divine!! Mint and chocolate, how can you go wrong? Thanks for posting these.

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Lori,
      What a small world! Yes, he played for BYU from 2001-2004. His older brother Ryan also played. My husband remembers your husband!