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The Best Grasshopper Brownies

The Best Grasshopper Brownies

The Best Grasshopper Brownies are decadent, fudgy, chocolate mint brownies with a minty cream cheese buttercream frosting! Just like a grasshopper cocktail!  
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best dessert, brownies, chocolate, easy dessert, grasshopper, mint


  • 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 inch cake pan


  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened or 2 sticks
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs


  • 4 oz cream cheese or ½ a brick
  • ½ cup butter or 1 stick
  • 3 cups icing or powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3-4 drops green food coloring
  • 2 tablespoon heavy or whipping cream you can add 1-2 more if need ed


  • sprinkles, sparkles, chocolate covered mints, chopped, shaved chocolate or chocolate chips


  • Prepare an 8x8 inch baking pan with cooking spray and parchment paper and set aside. I usually trim the edge of the parchment paper with scissors to reduce the size of it.
  • Gather all of your ingredients together.
    The Best Grasshopper Brownies
  • In a medium large mixing bowl, ideally using a handheld or stand mixer, beat together butter, sugar and peppermint extract until creamy.
    The Best Grasshopper Brownies
  • Gradually add in in flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder until blended.
  • Add eggs.
    The Best Grasshopper Brownies
  • Blend with mixer until totally incorporated. Scrape down sides as necessary.
    The Best Grasshopper Brownies
  • Pour your batter into it.
    The Best Grasshopper Brownies
  • Bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Once fully cooked, cool completely.


  • To make frosting, beat all ingredient except heavy cream together until smooth, then beat in heavy cream.
  • Spread over brownies in a smooth layer, and allow to set.
    The Best Grasshopper Brownies
  • Cut into equal squares and serve.


  • Decorate, if desired, with sprinkles, sparkles, chocolate covered mints, chopped or shaved chocolate or chocolate chips