Grinch Brownies are a mix of rich chocolate and mint that are guaranteed to make any Grinch’s heart grow at least three sizes. They’re incredibly rich and delicious.
I started a little late this year to make Christmas treats. I know that I would be a better blogger if I start preparing for Christmas back in July when far more prepared folks do. But Blogging it’s not my full-time job… I’m a teacher and sometimes it’s hard for me getting time for my blog.
These Grinch Brownies was a request of my oldest son that saw on Pinterest. He loves all mint desserts and this time I wanted to make my own version of Grinch Brownies. The kids are going to go crazy over these! Sinfully scrumptious and perfect for Christmas!!
Colorful Grinch Brownies are a special treat for all! The most special is that you can make these brownies with the kids help. Getting the kids in the kitchen to help me make the Grinch themed treats is a great way to spend quality time with them and pull them away from their screens during their holiday break.
Ingredients to make Grinch Brownies
Unsweetened cocoa powder
White chocolate chips
Heavy whipping cream
Green food coloring
How to make Grinch Brownies
- Preheat oven to 175°C | 350°F.
Lightly grease an 8×12-inch baking pan* with cooking oil spray. Line with parchment paper (or baking paper); set aside.
- Microwave butter with chopped chocolate in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk every 30 seconds to combine.
- In a bowl beat the eggs with two sugars (light and brown) and vanilla extract for 5 minutes.
- Add the melted chocolate and butter into the egg mixture.
- Sift in flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until JUST combined (do NOT over beat as doing so well affect the texture of your brownies).
- Pour batter into prepared pan.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes for just under-done brownies (fudgier texture) or until the center of the brownies no longer jiggles and is JUST set to the touch.
OR 35-40 minutes if you like your brownies well set and firm.
- After the brownies have cooled, prepare the mint ganache topping.
- In a heat-safe bowl or double boiler over simmering water, add white chocolate and heavy cream. Stir until the chocolate has fully melted.
- Remove from heat and stir in peppermint extract and green food coloring.
- Pour ganache over brownies and top immediately with chopped Oreos and red hot candies.
- Allow to set, for about one hour. Cut and enjoy.
NOTE: Brownies will continue baking and set in the hot pan out of the oven. If testing with a toothpick, the toothpick should come out dirty for fudge-textured brownies.
Turn an ordinary pan of brownies into the Grinch Brownies for a fun, festive treat for the kids on Christmas movie night. My kids have always enjoyed helping bake a pan of brownies, so grab your kids and ask them to help you whip up this Grinch themed dessert.