Recipe | After Eight chocolate brownies

Chocolate brownies so easy to make the hardest part is not “over-sampling” the After Eights before you put them in the mix!

After Eight mint chocolate brownies 1

First a note on After Eights. As these are made by Nestle, I’m hoping they’re available outside of UK. If not, I’m hoping you can find a substitute. They’re after dinner mints: thin dark chocolate squares with a layer of mint fondant inside. They cook beautifully inside the brownie and give a subtle, not overpowering mint flavour to the chocolate brownies. This is what they look like:

what do After Eights mints look like


  • 180 g butter/margarine
  • 180 g dark chocolate
  • 3 large eggs
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 110 g plain flour
  • 300 g box of After Eights

Method (makes 16 – 20 brownies)

  • Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C.
  • Line your brownie pan or baking tray with baking paper. My tin measures 24 x 20 x 4 cm.
  • Melt the butter and chocolate together in a bowl. You can do this over a pan of hot water or you can cheat, like me, and use the microwave to give the mixture short zaps then stir in between zaps.
  • Beat the eggs together with the sugar in another bowl.
  • Let the butter and chocolate mix cool a little before adding the eggs and sugar. Add the flour. Beat the mixture until smooth.
  • Pour a third of the mixture into the tin. Use the After Eights to create a chocolate layer. I used whole After Eights. Cover this layer with the second third of the mixture. Lay down another layer of After Eights – this time I used broken up After Eights. Pour the rest of the mixture into the tin. The following pictures probably explain this better:

After Eight chocolate brownies how to make

Bake for 3o-35 minutes. Brownies should be moist, so a knife stuck into the middle of the pan should come out with a little mixture stuck to it. But it shouldn’t be totally liquid! After 30 minutes I turned my oven off and left the brownies in there another 10 minutes. Then, when I took them out of the oven, I left them to cool completely in the tin.

After Eight chocolate brownie freshly baked

I cut this slab of chocolatey goodness into 16 brownies, but how many you get depends on how large you like your brownies πŸ™‚

After Eight mint chocolate brownies 5

After Eight mint chocolate brownies 2

That’s it! Enjoy on their own or warm with ice cream. Mmmmmm…

Other recipes

If you’re a fan of mint chocolate, you might also like to check out my recipe for mint chocolate muffins. Or, if you like your chocolate unadulterated, take a look at my chocolate fudge cake recipe.

Mint chocolate muffins and chocolate fudge cake

Claire Huston / Art and Soul

39 thoughts on “Recipe | After Eight chocolate brownies

  1. Oh my goodness, After Eights are my favourite! I always associate them with x-mas because we buy some for my dad. (And eat most of them, ha ha!) I’m going to have to try this recipe soon. πŸ™‚

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