These Grinch Brownies are delicious and easy to make. These fun and festive brownies are perfect for the holidays.

Grinch brownies on a plate with oreos
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The Grinch Brownies are similar to our Oreo Brownies where we start with a box brownie mix and topped with green frosting. Then layered with crushed Oreos and Red M&M’s to make these brownies the perfect Christmas treat.

If you are looking for a fun and easy dessert recipe this holiday, make these Grinch Brownies. Your family will be impressed with how delicious these brownies are. These brownies even better served with this Grinch Punch.

Why We Love this Recipe:

Holiday baking is one of my favorite things to do with family. Grinch desserts are always on the list because of the fun red and green colors. These rich and delicious Christmas brownies are always a crowd favorite. You may even like these Christmas Cream Cheese Brownies.

These brownies are perfect for a movie night in watching Grinch Stole Christmas or for your holiday parties. We love easy the ingredients are and how simple it is to make.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients needed - brownie, mint oreos, chocolate chips, heavy cream, peppermint extract, green food coloring, red M&M's
  • Brownie Mix (to be prepared in a 9X13 baking pan) 
  • Ingredients to prepare the brownies based on the package instructions. 
  • Mint Oreo Cookies (chop into large pieces) 
  • White Chocolate Chips 
  • Heavy Whipping Cream 
  • Peppermint Extract 
  • Green Gel Food Coloring
  • Red M&Ms 

For the full list of ingredients and recipe, scroll to the bottom to see the recipe card.

Variation Ideas:

  • Red Heart Sprinkles – Instead of using Red M&M’s you can use red heart sprinkles or any red candies.
  • Extract – We used peppermint extract in this recipe, but you can also use mint extract.
  • Oreos – We love the flavor of the mint Oreos in this recipe, but you can use regular Oreos if you prefer.
  • Brownies – You can also make Homemade brownies for this recipe.
  • Add Oreos to Brownie Mixture – Another way to add texture and flavor to your brownie mixture, mix in chopped brownies. You can also add in chocolate chips into the brownie mixture.
  • Change the Frosting – Feel free to change the frosting to what you prefer. You can even use a store bought frosting to top the brownies. The options are endless and we love the variations.

How to Make Grinch Brownies: 

Combining the brownie mixture in a bowl with a spatula

Step 1 – Prepare the brownies based on the package instructions with hand mixer or stir by hand.

Baking the brownies in a baking dish

Step 2 – Bake brownies in preheated oven at 350 degrees. Set aside and allow them to cool at room temperature.  

Melting the chocolate chips and cream in a bowl

Step 3 – Place the white chocolate chips and cream in a microwave heat-safe bowl.  Heat in 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring after each interval, until melted and combined. 

Adding green food coloring to the melted chocolate chips and cream

Step 4 – Add a few drops of peppermint extract. Add the drops of green food coloring to mixture. Continue adding until the mixture is a vibrant green color.  

Pouring the melted green mixture over the top of the brownies

Step 5 – Pour the mixture on top of the brownies. 

Prepared Grinch Brownies in a baking dish

Step 6 – Sprinkle the chopped Oreos on top of brownies and Red M&Ms on top. 

  • Step 6 – Chill Brownies – Chill the brownies for at least 1 hour so that the topping can set on a wire rack.
  • Step 7 – Serve & Enjoy – Then the brownies are ready to cut, serve and enjoy.

Recipe Tips:

  • Prepared Brownies – Once you have prepared the brownies and bake at 350 degrees. Make sure you allow them to cool completely before adding the frosting.
  • Do not overmix – If you overmix the brownie batter, it will result in a more cake like consistency. Only blend until just combined so they will turn out fudgy.
  • Melting Chocolate – Carefully melt the white chocolate and heavy cream together. We recommend heating in 30 seconds so the chocolate doesn’t burn. Heat in a safe bowl or you can also melt on the stove top.
  • Adding Green Food Coloring – Make sure to add enough food coloring to make the color a vibrant green.
  • Chill the Brownies – Allow the brownies to chill for at least an hour after placing the topping on the brownie. This allows the topping to set.
  • Prepared Baking Dish – Line a 9 13 baking dish with parchment paper or spray cooking spray.
  • Cutting Brownies – After chilling the brownies, cut the brownies with a sharp knife. We like to remove the brownies from the pan with the parchment paper. It is easier to cut the brownies when remove from the pan.
  • Cookie Trays – If you like making cookie trays for the holidays, these Grinch brownies are the perfect addition.
Grinch brownies on a plate with oreos

Serving Suggestions:

Grinch brownies are full of chocolate flavor. We love to serve with a tall glass of milk or ice cream. I like vanilla ice cream, but my kids prefer mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Can you Freeze?

Place the brownies in an airtight freezer container or plastic bag. Separate the layers of bars with parchment paper to keep them from sticking.

Make sure to allow the brownies to cool completely before freezing. They can be frozen up to 2 months.

When ready to serve, allow to thaw on the counter for 2 to 3 hours.

Grinch Brownies stacked

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.

How Long Will they Last:

Grinch Brownies will last up to 5 days if stored properly. These brownies usually do not last that long.

More Grinch Desserts:

We love hearing from you. If you make these Grinch Brownie Recipes, please leave us a comment or a star review.

Grinch Brownies

5 from 1 vote
These Grinch Brownies are delicious and easy to make. These fun and festive brownies are perfect for the holidays.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 539

Ingredients

  • 1 Brownie Mix to be prepared in a 9X13 pan
  • Ingredients to prepare the brownies based on the package instructions.
  • 20 Mint Oreos chopped into large pieces
  • 2 cups White Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • Green Gel Food Coloring
  • 1/4 cup Red M&Ms
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Instructions

  • Prepare the brownies based on the package instructions.  Set aside and allow them to cool at room temperature.
  • Place the white chocolate chips and cream in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring after each interval, until melted and combined.
  • Add in the peppermint extract and the green gel food coloring until the mixture is a vibrant green color.
  • Pour the mixture on top of the brownies.
  • Sprinkle the chopped Oreos and Red M&Ms on top.
  • Chill the brownies for at least 1 hour so that the topping can set.
  • Then the brownies are ready to cut, serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 539kcal, Carbohydrates 69g, Protein 5g, Fat 28g, Saturated Fat 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 11g, Trans Fat 0.04g, Cholesterol 18mg, Sodium 234mg, Potassium 142mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 50g, Vitamin A 165IU, Vitamin C 0.2mg, Calcium 75mg, Iron 4mg

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