Grasshopper Pie – A light and creamy pie. Chocolate cookie crust, with a creamy mint filling. Great for the holidays.
Welcome to day #5 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Christmas Pies and Pastries”. I hope you enjoyed this week as much as I have. So many great bloggers, and so many great recipes! And to top it off today we have an amazing Giveaway for you!
This pie is a Christmas tradition on my husbands side of the family. It has quickly become the thing I look forward to most with desserts at my in-laws over Christmas. It is the classic mint and chocolate combination that I love this time of year. It is also super light, that you always have room for it, even after a large meal. And a bonus, there is no baking involved!
My son enjoys this pie as well. That wasn’t always the case though. When he was a little younger we would joke that there was real grasshoppers in there, and that was why it was green. He played it off like he didn’t believe us, but still wouldn’t touch the pie. Now his smart 7 year old self knows better, and made sure he had a good sized slice when we had it for our early Christmas this year.
Make sure you visit all the participating bloggers today to see what special dish they whipped up for you.
- 24 chocolate wafer cookies , crushed
- 1/4 cup butter , melted
- Pie Filling
- 24 large marshmallows
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3 Tbls Creme de Menthe
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Optional Garnish
- Extra chocolate wafers crushed
- Mix together the wafer cookies and the melted butter. Press into a pie plate to form the crust.
- To make the filling melt the marshmallows and milk together. Allow to cool. Meanwhile whip heavy cream to stiff peaks. Fold together cooled marshmallow mixture, whipped cream, and the creme de menthe. Pour into the crust. Sprinkle with additional chocolate wafer crumbs if desired.
- Let set in the fridge for at least 1 hour prior to serving. Store covered in fridge.
Now for the Giveaway!!!
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I wish I could win this!! I need to do something with my spices, and the canisters on my counter – they have got both! Plus some cute things that would work great for props 🙂
If you’d like more chances to win a $100 gift certificate from Freund, please make sure you visit today’s blog posts from each of the other #ChristmasWeek bloggers!