Fudgy, chocolatey after eight brownies. A delicious, rich chocolate fudge brownie base topped with a melted after eight mint chocolate layer. This is THE BEST after eight brownie recipe and these literally taste like the brownie version of an after eight mint.
After eight mints are addicting. They are one of those chocolates you can just keep snacking on endlessly. After I had snacked away on one Costco box of after eights, I wondered what else I could make with the two boxes I still had left. Obviously, adding even more chocolate to attempt to make the best after eight brownies ever was the answer.
And oh boy these taste SO good. These brownies have a very dense, fudgy base which are then topped with a melted after eight layer. This after eight layer is what make these taste like true after eight brownies.
Fair warning though, these are sweet. You can only have a small square at a time. If you don’t have a major sweet tooth or are not a mint brownie person, try these Pear and Hazelnut Brownies instead.
How to make the after eight layer:
The base part of these brownies are made just like any other. There is no mint flavor in the batter because you don’t need it — this after eight topping layer is more than enough.
On a side note — you can put this after eight layer on any other type of brownie. If you don’t like rich fudgy brownies, make your own favorite brownie recipe and just add this layer on top.
Wait until the brownies are finished cooking and out of the oven before starting this top layer. If the mixture cools down too much, it will harden and it won’t spread as easily over the top.
In a saucepan over low heat, melt all 23 after eight mints with the butter. Stir frequently or the chocolate may burn. Once the mixture is smooth, remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool for only a couple minutes. Pour it over the now semi-cooled brownies. It is important not to cut or remove the brownies from the baking dish yet!
Cover and put the 8x8 baking dish in the fridge for at least 4 hours. This layer needs the time to properly set in place. After 4 hours (or longer), remove them from the fridge, cut them into pieces and transfer them to an airtight container. Unless eating them, store these brownies in the fridge so the after eight layer stays fresh.Print