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Grinch Nutter Butters Recipe: A Delightful Twist on a Christmas Classic!

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As the holiday season approaches, there’s no better way to get into the festive spirit than by baking some delicious treats. And what could be more fitting for this time of year than a recipe inspired by the classic holiday tale, “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”? Enter the Grinch Nutter Butters Recipe, a creative and fun twist on the beloved Nutter Butter cookies.

Grinch Nutter Butters

This recipe is not just a treat for your taste buds but also a feast for your eyes, perfectly capturing the mischievous charm of the Grinch in a delightful, edible form.

Why You’ll Love This Grinch Nutter Butters Recipe

  1. Simple and Fun to Make: This recipe is straightforward, making it a fun activity for bakers of all ages and skill levels. Decorating these cookies will surely bring out your inner artist.
  2. Perfect for “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” Fans: These Grinch cookies are a fantastic way to celebrate your love for the classic Dr. Seuss story.
  3. Delightful Holiday Treat: With their festive appearance, these cookies are perfect for holiday parties, cookie exchanges, or simply as a treat for the family.
Grinch Nutter Butters

Ingredients You’ll Need For Grinch Nutter Butters Recipe

Grinch Nutter Butters

Step-by-Step Instructions For Grinch Nutter Butters

Prepare Your Baking Sheet: Start by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. This will prevent your cookies from sticking and make cleanup a breeze.

Grinch Nutter Butters

Melt Your Candy Melts: In two separate bowls, melt the green and cocoa candy melts. Use a microwave, setting it to 50% power, and heat for 3-4 minutes. Remember to stir every 30 seconds to avoid burning the candy.

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Dip Your Nutter Butters: Gently place a Nutter Butter into the melted green candy. Ensure it’s thoroughly coated, then use a fork to lift it out, letting the excess chocolate drip off.

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Add The Eyes: Before the candy hardens,

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Add two yellow M&M’s towards the top of the cookie to represent the Grinch’s eyes.

Freeze to Set: Once all your Nutter Butters are coated and decorated, transfer them to the freezer for 10 minutes. This will help the candy set and harden.

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Draw The Grinch’s Face: Scoop the melted cocoa candy into a decorating bag. Carefully draw a dot on each M&M to complete the eyes, and then add the Grinch’s famous smirking face.

Tips for Perfect Grinch Nutter Butters

  • Temperature Matters: When melting the candy melts, ensure you don’t overheat them, as they can become clumpy.
  • Decorating Details: When drawing the Grinch’s face, take your time. You can practice on parchment paper first.
  • Storage: Store your Grinch Nutter Butters in an airtight container to keep them fresh.

Variations to Try For Grinch Cookies

  • Different Colors: Feel free to experiment with different colors of candy melts to create a variety of Grinch expressions.
  • Add Some Flavor: Mix a bit of peppermint extract into the green candy melts for a minty twist.
  • Vegan Options: Use vegan-friendly Nutter Butters and candy melts for a plant-based version.
Grinch Nutter Butters Recipe

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I use regular chocolate instead of candy melts? Yes, you can. However, candy melts are easier to work with for coating and decorating.
  2. How long do these cookies last? Stored in an airtight container, they can last up to a week.
  3. Can I make these in advance? Absolutely! They are a great make-ahead treat for parties.

In the end, these Grinch Nutter Butters are more than just cookies; they’re a celebration of the holiday spirit in a delightfully mischievous way.

They’re a testament to the joy of baking, the fun of decorating, and the pleasure of sharing with loved ones.

Whether you’re a fan of Dr. Seuss, a lover of all things Christmas, or just looking for a unique treat, these cookies are sure to bring a smile to your face.

Remember, the essence of holiday baking lies in the joy it brings to both the baker and those who indulge in the treats.

So, embrace the spirit of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” gather your ingredients and get ready to create some magical holiday memories.

Happy baking, everyone! May your holidays be filled with joy, laughter, and a touch of Grinchy mischief!

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Yield: 12

Grinch Nutter Butters

Grinch Nutter Butters

The Grinch is one of the most popular Christmas movies. You either love him or you hate him, but either way, you can enjoy him!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • Nutter Butters
  • Light green candy melts
  • Cocoa candy melts
  • Miniature M&M’s
  • Decorating bags
  • Fork
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet


  1. Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
  2. In two small microwave safe bowls, melt 2 cups of your green candy melts and one cup of your cocoa candy melts on 50% power for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
  3. Place a cookie into your melted green chocolate, making sure it’s covered and remove with a fork shaking off any excess chocolate.
  4. Place onto your baking sheet and add two yellow M&M’s towards to top for eyes.
  5. Transfer to the freezer for 10 minutes when all your Nutter Butters are covered.
  6. Scoop your melted cocoa melts into a decorating bag and draw a dot on each eye and draw the Grinch’s face like pictured.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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