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Grinch Brownies with Ganache Frosting

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a classic movie to watch during the holiday season. So, it's fun to make Grinch themed treats to take to parties at this time of year. These Grinch Brownies with Ganache Frosting are simple to make, yet decadent. Make a batch of these festive brownies for your next gathering and they are sure to be a hit!
Overhead view of Grinch Brownies

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a classic movie to watch during the holiday season. So, it’s fun to make Grinch themed treats to take to parties at this time of year. These Grinch Brownies with Ganache Frosting are simple to make, yet decadent. Make a batch of these festive brownies for your next celebration and they are sure to be a hit!

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What ingredients do I need for the Grinch Brownies Recipe?

Most of the ingredients for this recipe should be easy to find at the grocery store. However, if you have trouble finding the red heart decorations that I used, Andy red heart candies will work! Here is what you will need to make the brownies and the ganache.

For the Brownies:

For the Ganache:

Ingredients for Grinch Brownies

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How do I make Grinch Brownies?

The beautiful green ganache frosting make these brownies look decadent, but don’t be intimidated as they are super easy to make! Here are the steps to prepare this brownie recipe.

Step 1: Prepare the Brownie Mixture

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit . Then, line a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, whole eggs and yolks in a large bowl. Melt the butter and chocolate in a double boiler, then whisk together until fully combined. Whisk in the vegetable oil.

Mixing brownie batter

Step 2: Bake the Brownies with the mint Oreos in the batter

Pour the chocolate mixture into the sugar mixture and mix until fully combined. Gently fold in the flour and cocoa. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan. Then, add in the mint Oreos by pressing them into the batter. Space them evenly, so that when the brownies are cut, there is an Oreo in each one. Bake  at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 to 35 minutes.

Baked brownie with mint Oreos.

Step 3: Make the Ganache

While the brownies are baking, prepare the ganache. Place the white chocolate into a medium-sized bowl and set aside. In a medium saucepan heat your heavy cream until it just comes to a simmer, do not boil. Pour the hot cream over the white chocolate and let it sit for 3 minutes. Stir to combine and melt the white chocolate chips. When the white chocolate is melted and smooth add your food coloring a little at a time until your reach your desired “Grinchy” green.

Green ganache poured over brownies.

Step 4: Pour the Green Ganache over the Brownies

Pour the green ganache over the top of the brownies and spread out with a knife. Then, add red sprinkles and  red hearts to the top. Let the the brownies cool and the ganache to set before cutting brownies. Slice into 12 squares, serve and enjoy!

How do I store the Grinch brownies?

The brownies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days, if they last that long!

 

Overhead view of Grinch Brownies with Ganache Frosting.

Overhead view of Grinch Brownies

Grinch Brownies with Green Ganache Frosting

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a classic movie to watch during the holiday season. So, it's fun to make Grinch themed treats to take to parties at this time of year. These Grinch Brownies with Ganache Frosting are simple to make, yet decadent. Make a batch of these festive brownies for your next gathering and they are sure to be a hit!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Holiday Baking
Keyword: Grinch Brownies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 Brownies
Calories: 568kcal

Ingredients

For the Brownies:

For the Ganache:

  • 12 ounces high quality white chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • Green food coloring
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

To Make the Brownies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees degrees.
  • Line a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  • Combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, whole eggs and yolks in a large bowl.
  • Melt the butter and chocolate in a double boiler, then whisk together until fully combined.
  • Whisk in the vegetable oil.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into the sugar mixture and mix until fully combined. Gently fold in the flour and cocoa.
  • Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan. Then, press the Oreos into the batter, spacing evenly so that when the brownies are cut, there is an Oreo in each one.
  • Bake brownies until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes.

To Make the Ganache:

  • Place the white chocolate into a medium-sized, bowl and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan heat your heavy cream until it just comes to a simmer, do not boil.
  • Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let it sit for 3 minutes.
  • Stir to combine and melt the white chocolate chips.
  • Once white chocolate is melted and smooth, add the green food coloring a little at a time until your reach your desired "Grinchy" green.
  • Pour white chocolate mixture over the top of the brownies and spread out with a knife.
  • Sprinkle with red heart sprinkles.
  • Let the the brownies cool and the ganache to set.
  • Slice into 12 squares and serve!
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days, if they last that long!

Nutrition

Calories: 568kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 63g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 3mg
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