Creme de Cacao and Mint Chocolate Brownies


The name of this dessert says it all.

I did run out of coffee, if you can believe it, so I made the liquid substitution with two different types of liquors, creme the menthe and creme the cacao. The combination was just superb. I yet to try another substitution. You can use Kahlua liquor as well, which I am sure it will also be really good, or just the 1/2 cup of dark coffee the recipe calls for instead of using the liquors.

This brownies had the perfect hint of mint and a lot of the chocolate flavor. I will be making these pretty soon since this batch last it less than a day :-)


Creme de Cacao and Mint Chocolate Brownies

Miryam;s original recipe

Yield: 8-10 servings


2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar, 1 cup if you have a really sweet tooth
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup cream de cacao
1/4 cup creme de menthe
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
Pinch of salt



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour 8-inch square baking pan.

Put chocolate chips, creme the cacao, creme the menthe, in a sauce pan over low heat. Stir once in a while until chocolate is melted ( I normally turn off the heat before almost melted) Let cool slightly

Whisk together oil, sugar, pumpkin, and eggs. Add melted chocolate to the egg mixture. Beat until combined. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat scraping down sides of bowl until incorporated.

Pour batter into prepared pan; smooth top with rubber spatula. Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until inserted tooth pick in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan. Cut into squares and serve.

TIP: You could also use 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts which works really good!


  1. Hi Mirium,

    These looks lovely and uses my favorite pumpkin and chocolate. Can you tell me where to get these liquors?

  2. These sound fabulous and I adore the healthier version of a brownie!

  3. Pam,
    at any liquor store you should be able to find these funky flavors. I have a liquor store by my house and each bottle was about $10, but you can still use 1/2 cup of dark coffee instead of the 1/4 cup creme the menthe and 1/4 cup of creme de cacao, that was the original recipe anyways. Hope it helps and thanks for checking my blog :-)

  4. Jennifer, thanks for your comment..

  5. I’ve made these twice and will make again because there’s pumpkin puree to use up. In searching the cabinet to find amaretto for a crockpot chicken recipe, my husband found these two liquers. So I googled for recipes to use them and landed on this brownie recipe. Not only is it tasty, it’s also very satisfying. I don’t find myself visiting the pan all day long and only cut a mouthful sized bite when I do have some. I’m using a 9×9 white Corningware dish and bake them for 43 min. This last batch included two of the neighbor’s duck eggs and both happened to be double-yolkers and the batch is perfectly fine. Very happy to have found the recipe and will definitely use it again and again.

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