Thursday, March 17, 2011

Grasshopper Bars

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

If I was more creative, my kids would be sporting cool green hairdos today ala this mom. Alas, my kids have to settle for normal hair and eating this fun mint dessert.

I have been craving Grasshopper Bars, or mint brownies, for awhile now. My own mom made these treats for us growing up and they are just as good as I remembered!

A little goes a long way with these, they're pretty rich!

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printable recipe
Grasshopper Bars

1 brownie mix, prepared according to package directions. I like to follow the more "cake-like" directions for this recipe, if you have that option.

1/2 cup butter, softened
3 oz cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp mint extract
green food coloring

1 cup (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup butter

Prepare and bake brownies according to package directions in greased 13x9 inch pan. Set aside to cool.

In medium bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese for the filling, until light and fluffy.

Add powdered sugar, mint extract, and a few drops of food coloring. Beat until smooth.

Spread the green filling on the cooled pan of brownies.

In a small bowl, melt butter and chocolate chips together in microwave. Heat on high for 30 seconds, stir, then heat and stir in 10 second intervals until smooth.

Spread chocolate frosting over mint filling. Refrigerate for at least an hour, or until firm.

Cut into small squares and serve.


  1. The grasshopper bars look so good! I wish I had enough stuff in the pantry to make them! Well, actually its probably a good thing. I'd eat way too many!

  2. I hope that you know that my family would probably starve, or be forced to eat canned soup and sandwiches all the time, if it weren't for your blog! :D

  3. I am definitely going to try these bars. I saw your comment on Jill's blog. Any chance of my getting your mother in law's recipe for rolls?

  4. These were excellent, thanks for sharing the recipe!!