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Green velvet brownie recipe

Green Velvet Brownies (St Patty's Day or Grinch Brownies!)

Gooey and irresistible these green velvet brownies are the perfect St. Patty's day treat! My green velvet brownies are made in just 1 bowl and can be ready for your festivities in under an hour!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 people
Calories 388 kcal


  • Standing mixer or mixing bowl and beaters
  • 8 x 8 square baking dish
  • Parchment paper


For the green velvet brownie batter:

  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup melted organic butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 teaspoon liquid green food dye
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼-1/2 cup white chocolate chips

For the cream cheese frosting:

  • ¼ cup cream cheese, at room temp
  • 2 tablespoon organic butter, at room temp
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1-1 ½ cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.

How to make the green velvet brownies

  • In a standing mixer, or a large mixing bowl, add the 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar and ¾ cup melted butter. Whip till combined.
    Add 1 egg and 1 egg yolk. Whip the eggs in for about 1-2 minutes till slightly fluffy.
    Next, add the 1-2 teaspoons green food dye and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, mix in.
    Next, add 1 ½ cups flour, 2 tablespoons cacao powder, and ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice. Mix till flour is incorporated. Do not overmix.
    Fold in ¼-1/2 cup of white chocolate chips. The amount depends on how much chips you like in your brownies!
    Spread batter into prepared baking pan.
    Green velvet brownie batter
  • Bake green velvet brownies in the preheated oven for 25-35 minutes
    Green velvet brownie with white chips

How to make the cream cheese frosting

  • For the frosting, whip together ¼ package ¼ cup, and 2 tablespoons of butter. Once fluffy, add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Whip in.
    Add about 1 - 1 ½ cups of sifted powdered sugar till light and fluffy.
    Spread on top of your cooled green brownies.
  • Enjoy and happy St Patty's Day!
    green St Pattys day brownies


Nutrition facts for any recipe on thehintofrosemary is only an estimate and not guaranteed. 
These green velvet brownies can easily be made into red velvet by simply replacing the green food dye with red food dye!


Serving: 1green velvet brownieCalories: 388kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 4gFat: 16.7gSaturated Fat: 8.6gCholesterol: 67mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 1gSugar: 39gCalcium: 13mgIron: 0.4mg
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