Grasshopper Brownies

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Grasshopper brownie recipe is perfect to take to a summer cookout or potluck.

Today I’m sharing a new to me recipe that would be great for a cookout, backyard gathering, or potluck. Grasshopper brownies is a recipe given to me by my dear friend Kristy. Our kids go to the same school and we volunteer together. I made these for a meeting we both attended and they were a hit.

Grasshopper brownies start with a mix for convenience and ease.

When I thought about including this recipe, I asked her permission to share it. I have a few brownie recipes on the site already, like chocolate chip brownies and fudge frosted brownies, but you know there’s always a place for recipes that start with a mix. Especially when you have unexpected company, a last minute invitation, or your kids forget to tell you about tomorrow’s bake sale. I consider this a semi-homemade dish since the cream cheese frosting is made from scratch.

I’ve made these grasshopper brownies a couple of times since Kristy gave them to me. They have won rave reviews each time, from kids and adults. If you like a more peppermint flavor, up the extract to 1/2 a teaspoon. Any more would be overpowering. The best thing about this recipe is that I usually always have the ingredients on hand.


Grasshopper Brownies

Grasshopper Brownies

Yield: 12 brownies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Grasshopper brownies start with a mix making them perfect for last minute parties.


  • Brownie Mix, including ingredients to make them, prepare as directed on package


  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4-6 drops green food coloring


  1. Prepare brownies as directed on package for 9 x 13-inch pan.
  2. Cool completely.
  3. In large bowl, combine all filling ingredients and beat at medium speed until smooth. Spread over cooled brownies.

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Grasshopper brownies are perfect to take to a summer cookout or potluck.




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  1. OK, I’m pinning this so I remember about it come St. Pat’s day when I am wracking my brain for a recipe idea. Thanks Ellen!!

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