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.
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 ½ a teaspoon. Any more would be overpowering. The best thing about this recipe is that I usually always have the ingredients on hand.
- Brownie Mix, including ingredients to make them, prepare as directed on package
- 4 cup powdered sugar
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
- 4-6 drops green food coloring
- Prepare brownies as directed on package for 9 x 13-inch pan.
- Cool completely.
- In large bowl, combine all filling ingredients and beat at medium speed until smooth. Spread over cooled brownies.