Chocolate and Mint Shamrock Brownies


Chocolate and Mint Shamrock Brownies from At the Picket Fence

Wedged between Valentine’s Day and Easter, sometime’s St. Patrick’s Day can get a little overlooked in our rush to embrace spring with open arms!

But here, At The Picket Fence, we like to take time to celebrate the Luck O’ the Irish and what better way than with some Shamrock Brownies!

Chocolate and Mint Shamrock Brownies from At The Picket Fence

Beyond the Pub Crawls, Green Beer and 4 Leaf Clovers, St. Patrick was a real man, who persevered through insurmountable challenges, and went on to lead an amazing life!

These fun Chocolate and Mint Layered Shamrock Brownies hardly do St. Patrick justice but there is something special about homemade brownies made with simple ingredients.  I like to believe he would have appreciated one of these delicious brownies, made in his honor, with a pint of ale!

Chocolate and Mint Shamrock Brownies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 8-24

Chocolate and Mint Shamrock Brownies


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups + 6 Tbs butter, divided and softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 16 1/2 oz. can of Hershey's syrup
  • 2 cups powered sugar
  • 1 Tbs water
  • 1/2 tsp MINT extract
  • Green food coloring
  • 1 cup mint chocolate chips OR 3 mint chocolate bars


  • Beat together flour, sugar, butter and eggs until blended. Add in chocolate syrup. Beat until blended. Spread into a parchment paper lined and greased 9 X 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool in refridgerator.
  • Filling:
  • Beat together powdered sugar, 1/2 cup softened butter, water, MINT flavoring. Beat until smooth. Add food coloring and mix until desired color is achieved. Spread over cooled brownies. Return to refridgerator.
  • Icing:
  • Melt 6 Tbs butter, chocolate chips or broken chocolate bars in microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Mix well and spread over brownies. Allow to harden. Cut into shamrocks using shmrock cookie cutter or into bars.

Chocolate and Mint Shamrock Brownies from At The Picket Fence

For more great desserts and treats from At The Picket Fence visit our Dessert Page!

Also, we are so excited to be joining this fabulous group of bloggers for a fun Spring Blog Hop and Linky Party! We will be sharing two weeks of Spring Inspiration and wrap it up with one giant linky Party, where YOU can share your spring projects! We hope you’ll join us!

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See you back here soon…at the picket fence!

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  1. So true, I don’t usually think much of St. Patrick’s Day. This dessert looks so good, thanks for sharing!

  2. Yummmmmmmmmmsters!!!
    Happy St. Patty’s Day! It will be here before we know it.
    Carolynn xoxo

  3. Michael Reddin says:

    They look yummy! With a cup of coffee – perfect!

  4. OH MY….. these are dangerous and wouldn’t last too long in our house!! Soooooo Yummy!!

  5. The brownies look so good. My girls will love these. Thanks for sharing!

  6. These are adorable and look and sound great.


  7. These are adorable! Your photos are just stunning too. Pinning for sure. :)

  8. You girls have SERIOUSLY been getting your Dessert On!! These look YUM, YUM, YUMMY!!! and not to mention just plain ADORABLE!! Love them :)
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  9. Those looks de-lish!! Positively yummy. Look forward to doing the Spring Thing with you girls :) Shannon

  10. Ummmm….yes please! These look amazing….and the photos….seriously!

    You are such a rock star!

  11. Those look absolutely yummy! Your photos are really awesome these days. Someday soon you need to give a tutorial on how you are creating such awesome photos.

    • Aww, thanks Judy! It’s been lots of practice! lol But, I love the idea. We’ll have to come up with something. We haven’t done a blogging tutorial in a while. :)

  12. These look amazing! I love anything with mint and these are so pretty, too! Have a great week!

    Take care,


  13. OH MY these look soooo yummy!!!! Can you mail some to me tee hee.

  14. These look deliciously decadent! :)

  15. Heather, these are adorable… and yummy! Chocolate and mint and Erin Go Bragh!

  16. It’s like eating a thin mint cookie which are my favorites – but these are so much cuter (and luckier)!

    Erin Go Braugh!

  17. These look delicious!! Grasshoppers are some of my favorite cookies, I bet these will taste similar! :D

  18. These are perfect for my daughter’s st. patrick’s day party! Thanks!
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  19. These look so good on my.

  20. These look so good! Found you via Tidymom’s I’m Lovin’ it party! Pinning!


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