20+ Fun Grinch Recipes

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He’s a mean one, but these Mr. Grinch recipes are oh-so-sweet! Get in the Christmas spirit this year with some fun foods inspired by your favorite green grump. The Grinch is a popular holiday figure among kids and adults alike, and if he’s made his way into your home and hearts, you’ll love these fun recipes inspired him. One of our boys’ favorite Christmas movies is The Grinch! He just absolutely loves it! So, last year (when the latest Grinch movie came out), I made some fun Grinch Heart Krispie Treats – and they were a HUGE hit! Grinch Heart Rice Krispie Treats RecipeIncredibly easy to make and cute too! So, I decided to round up some other fabulously Grinchy ideas.Whether you’re looking for a snack to munch on for family movie night or a tasty holiday breakfast, you’ll find something yummy (and green!) in this holiday roundup. You’ll even find some festive drink recipes, dips, and cookies that would work to serve at your holiday party.  And just like the cute Grinch heart treats above, any of these recipes are so incredibly easy that they make excellent choices for cooking with the kids.

Fun & Festive Grinch Recipes

So, let’s get started! Put How the Grinch Saves Christmas on your TV or read the classic Dr. Seuss book with your kids while you gather the ingredients to make one of these delicious holiday Grinch treats.  

1. Grinch popcorn is perfect for movie night watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas with the family. It’s so easy to make but tastes like gourmet popcorn from the candy shop. – From Recipes from a Pantry

2. Make a batch of minty Grinch dip to pair with ‘Nilla wafers or your favorite cookie. You’ll want to make this sweet dip long after the holidays are over! – From Who Needs a Cape?

3. What’s a holiday party without a delicious drink to serve your guests? Kids and adults alike will absolutely love this Grinch punch. Bonus: this drink is an easy way to sneak in some good-for-you greens during the holiday season! – From Raising Whasians

4. But if you’re looking for a straight-up sugar fest, try this sweet simple Grinch punch made with Kool-Aid, lemonade, pineapple juice and soda. Yum! – From Simplistically Living

5. Make Grinch Rice Krispie treats for a new twist on a classic recipe. The green chocolate and little red hearts really make this dessert look festive. – From Crayons and Cravings

6. Grinch cookies with fur frosting will be a big hit with little ones! These tasty sugar cookies are topped with green frosting made to look like fur and fondant hearts. – From Finding Zest

7. Make some Grinch cake balls to give to your neighbors this holiday season. They’ll make you a favorite in your neighborhood! – From Natural Beach Living

8. Indulge your sweet tooth with some Grinchmas peppermint truffles. They’re smooth and sweet, and you’ll enjoy the refreshing minty flavor. – From Parenting Chaos

9. You don’t have to be a professional cookie decorator to nail these easy Grinch cookies made from Nutter Butters. – From Everyday Best

10. For the more sophisticated palate, pistachio meltaway cookies are where it’s at. They melt in your mouth, and the added heart gives them that fun Grinch look, making them a perfect choice for holiday parties and cookie exchanges. – From Sizzling Eats

11. These Grinch brownies are so decadent. A layer of fudgy brownie is topped with a green-tinted layer of chocolate blondie. All this yumminess is topped off with three red hearts. – From The Monday Box

12. Candy cane kisses top these chewy, sparkly Grinch sugar cookies. Don’t they look festive? – From Aileen Cooks

13. Start Christmas off right with some Grinch pancakes for breakfast. These will be a real show-stopper after the gifts are opened on Christmas morning. – From Simplistically Living

14. Cozy up with the kids and a cup of this Grinch hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day. – From The Parent Spot

15. Grinch cherry bread is a wonderful recipe to make for a holiday bake sale or potluck. It’s a fun alternative to fruit cake, too. – From Tastes of Lizzy T’s

16. If you love mint, put this minty Grinch steamer on your to-do list. It’s made with mint-flavored steamed milk and topped with whipped cream and crushed candy canes. Doesn’t that sound amazing? – From No Biggie

17. These Grinch sugar cookie bars are perfect for school parties. They’re super easy to decorate, too, since you cut them into bars rather than decorating individual cookies. – From Nerdy Mamma

18. Make the kids a holiday breakfast they won’t forget. Sweet Grinch cinnamon rolls will have your house smelling amazing on Christmas morning. – From Ruffles & Rain Boots

19. Grinch pretzel bites are as tasty as they are cute. You’re going to love this sweet/salty combination. – From That’s What Che Said

20. If you’re still enjoying warm weather where you live, make some Grinch ice cream with the kids. This is a no-churn recipe, so no special equipment is needed! – From Pizzazzerie

Which one of these Grinch recipes are you going to make first? Leave a comment to let us know! Don’t forget to pin this list for later. You’ll want to return to it year after year.

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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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