Once Apon A Time, I Was A Brownie: Grasshopper Brownies (Using Girl Scout Thin Mints)

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
~Girl Scout Promise

Once upon a time I was a  Brownie. (And a Daisy, and a Junior) but for a big chunk of time I was a Brownie.

For those of you not familiar... we are talking Girl Scouts here people.

I was a terrible little Brownie. I did not earn many badges, I did not sell many boxes of cookies. I don't really know if I had much fun at Girl Scouts.

But I went.

I think in order to be an American Girl you HAVE to be a Girl Scout at some point during your childhood. In fact I think there is a law somewhere saying so.

I don't really remember doing much with our troop other than bowling... our meetings were held at a bowling ally.


Too bad there wasn't a bowling badge.

Even if you were never a Girl Scout. You have to try these brownies! I know I know I know...

"I can't part with a whole box of cookies!"

Trust me you can, and after one bite of these brownies you won't regret it!

Scouts honor!

Grasshopper Brownies


1 cup of butter
2 oz semi sweet chocolate

1 oz unsweetened bakers chocolate

1/2 cup unsweetened coco powder

1  1/4 cups of sugar

3 eggs

2 tbs vanilla extract

1/4 a cup of sour cream

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1 tsp salt

1 box of Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies

For the frosting:
1 package room temperature cream cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp mint extract


Preheat oven to 350.

Chop up one and a half sleeves of your thin mints. Set them aside.

On your stove top in a medium pan on low heat melt butter and chocoaltes together stirring frequently. Set aside.

Sift together salt, coco  and flour. Set aside.

Mix sugar and the chocolate/butter mixture together. Add in your eggs one at a time.

Stir in sour cream and vanilla extract.

Mix in flour mixture.

Fold in chopped Thin Mints.

Pour into a greesed 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan.

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a tooth pick is inserted and comes out clean.

Let the brownies cool completely before frosting.

Meanwhile mix your frosting.

In the bowl of your electric mixer mix all the ingredients together until smooth.

Frost cooled brownies.

In your food possessor you can grind up your left over cookies and garnish the brownie tops with it. (optional)

On a serious note.... What great values to instil in our youth don't you think??

Girl Scout Law

I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
and to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.

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  1. Those look so fudgy. My mouth is watering. I buy extra boxes of thin mints so I can bake with them. Otherwise I'd eat them all. Which, I guess I'll still do, just with more love around them. Oh, and I bet they do have a bowling patch now. They have patches for EVERYTHING. It's a little silly, honestly.

  2. These brownies look delish! I just got my first delivery of GS cookies yesterday and am going to work on something with the Thin Mints. I was a Girl Scout and my daughter was until a couple of years ago and it is a wonderful organization. If they could just figure out a way to keep the girls through the awkward middle school years. That's when my daughter left and now that she is a bit older, regrets it.

  3. Now these looking amazing!! Just pinned, and also sharing on FB! New follower. =)

  4. I am definitely holding onto this recipe until I get my next box of mint cookies!

  5. These look amazing! I need to find a girl scout asap!

  6. Nooooo! We don't have Girl Scout cookies in Germany! These look so gooey. And perfect. I want these so badly. :(

    Oh, and lovely pictures!

  7. Oh my gosh you weren't kidding Carrie!! Well, apparently great minds think alike!! hahah ~Megan
    I didn't even know until you told me. So funny :)

  8. I've made these twice now and have been asked for the recipe both times! I'm out of thin mints so next time I'll have to use the store bought knock offs. I didn't make the frosting as they are just fine on their own. Great Recipe!!

  9. i like big chickens and i can not lie