Grasshopper Pie #ChristmasWeek & Giveaway


Grasshopper Pie – A light and creamy pie. Chocolate cookie crust, with a creamy mint filling. Great for the holidays.

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!

Grasshopper Pie - A light and creamy pie. Chocolate cookie crust, with a creamy mint filling.

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.

Grasshopper Pie - A light and creamy pie. Chocolate cookie crust, with a creamy mint filling. Great for the holidays.

Make sure you visit all the participating bloggers today to see what special dish they whipped up for you.

Christmas Apple Pie from Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic

Pumpkin Cheesecake Fried Pies from Jen of Juanita’s Cocina

Chocolate Angel Pie from Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Pie from Anuradha of Baker Street

Cheese Danish Pie from Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

Bakewell Tarts from Isabelle of Crumb

Grasshopper Pie from Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

Cranberry Fritters from Erin of The Spiffy Cookie

Cinnamon Pecan Crescent Rolls from Ramona of Curry and Comfort

Banketstaaf (Dutch Christmas Log) from Heather of Girlichef

Eggnog and Cranberry Christmas Braid from Cathy of The Dutch Baker’s Daughter

Raspberry Galette from Chung-Ah of Damn Delicious

Yields 8

Cool and creamy mint pie in a chocolate cookie crust

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • Crust
  • 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


  1. Mix together the wafer cookies and the melted butter. Press into a pie plate to form the crust.
  2. 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.
  3. Let set in the fridge for at least 1 hour prior to serving. Store covered in fridge.


Now for the Giveaway!!!
Freund Container & Supply has generously donated $100 gift certificates for each #ChristmasWeek blogger to give away!

Freund Container & Supply is the largest distributor of glass bottles, containers and wholesale packaging supplies online. Freund offers over 5000 items in stock every day, 98% same day shipping and low-price guarantees. Take a look at Freund’s wide selection of jars, tins, bottles and vials for all your crafting and food related needs!

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 :)

This giveaway is for one $100 gift certificate to Freund Container & Supply. Gift certificate will expire on March 31, 2013. Gift certificate is a one-time use certificate and must be used in its entirety; any leftover monies on the gift certificate will be forfeited. This giveaway is open to both US and Canadian residents. However, it should be noted that due to current International shipping rates, any Canadian winners will pay higher shipping costs for orders. The giveaway will run from today, December 7th, 2012, through Wednesday, December 12th, 2012.
Freund Container & Supply is also offering all #ChristmasWeek blog readers 10% off purchases from now through March 31, 2013. Simply enter code JINGLEME10to receive your discount!

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!

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***Disclaimer: This giveaway is being provided by Freund Container & Supply. #ChristmasWeek bloggers have not been compensated as part of this giveaway.***

Grasshopper Pie - A light and creamy pie. Chocolate cookie crust, with a creamy mint filling. Great for the holidays.


  1. Not entering the giveaway, but I had to drop by and say thank you for participating, happy day #5, and gimme some of that grasshopper pie…even if there are grasshoppers! 😀

  2. I’m all for grasshopper anything. :) Looks creamy and dreamy. Happy Day #5! I was great working with you this week! :)

  3. Loooove grasshopper pie!

  4. I haven’t had grasshopper pie since probably last year’s holidays. Now I want a slice!

  5. Glass jars for holiday gifts and plastic containers for my baking supplies since mine is a hodgepodge of odd shaped containers!

  6. Ooh! No raw eggs. Love it. :) I’ve never even had grasshopper pie but I know it must be amazing.

  7. Yum grasshopper pie, have to love the name! Such a holiday treat;-)

  8. You just brought me back to a sweet place in time :) – my mom always made grasshopper pie and it looked just like your delicious pie. We all loved it and I had kind of forgotten about it so thanks!

  9. I would love using the Amber Round Glass Bottles for making vanilla extract. Great for presents too!

  10. I love grasshopper pie! Wish I had a slice right now!

  11. amazing– this looks awesome!!

  12. Looks yummy. And awesome giveaway!!!

  13. I love the little Honey Pots. So cute! Thanks for pointing me at this website. I’ve bookmarked it for future shopping.

  14. I love the spice jars!

  15. Natalie S says:

    I would use the gift certificate to buy containers for my pantry!

  16. Andrea D. says:

    I would use it for some containers that I really wanted to get. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  17. Stephanie says:

    I love the syrup bottles.

  18. I love grasshopper pie! I haven’t had it in ages, but man am I craving some now!

  19. The glass deco bottles look fun for making my own vanilla extract.

  20. Your pie looks so good, Have never heard of it. Nice gift too.

  21. Oh Yum, I love grasshopper pie. Looks so good.

  22. Thumper Jenkins says:

    I would get some bottles for the blackberry syrup and pear compote I want to make for gifts.

  23. I would use the giveaway for storage solutions in my pantry. The pie looks so yummy!

  24. I’d use it buy some spice jars.

  25. Bottles for homemade vanilla.

  26. barbara n says:

    So many wonderful choices but I really like the High-Capacity Wire Bale Air-Seal Glass Jars – Square

  27. Let me just say, I love grasshopper pie! I’d use the gift certificate on bottles to make my own vanilla and Kahlua.

  28. Erin this is gorgeous. I love grasshopper pie. Thanks so much for joining us this week. It’s been an absolute pleasure working alongside you.

  29. I love the glass syrup containers!!

  30. I make this exact same pie every 4th of July…I’d be in trouble with my kids and neighbors if I didn’t! Love that you garnished with extra cookie crumbs…I’m going to try that next time! It was great celebrating #ChristmasWeek with you!

  31. I would get plastic snap lock containers!

  32. I don’t think I’ve ever had grasshopper pie before but I really like the sound of it. Yum!

  33. Dianne Shaw says:

    I would get some snap lock containers

  34. I want to win!!! And I’ve never really tried grasshopper pie before, but it looks like a giant Andes Mint wafer – and that’s my fave chocolate-mint bar!

  35. There is something about the name Grasshopper that makes me laugh. And then eat a minty treat. We can find stuff like this in the Northeast.

  36. I love these kind of traditions–what a beautiful pie! :)

  37. Oh this pie looks so good! If I won, I’d start with the Mason Jar mugs, way cool!

  38. This pie would be cool and refreshing in the summer too! I would probably use the certificate for canning supplies and tins. Thanks for the chance!

  39. I would get glass jars to help me organize my baking supplies.

  40. What a lovely pie! Never made one of these, but now have a great recipe!! Happy Saturday!!

  41. I would get some glass stopper bottles.

  42. Oh, I’d definitely be getting some shelving or organizational units for the garage or pantry. I’ve never heard of that site, but now I’m thrilled to have found it!

  43. I would buy some canning jars and lids

  44. I am so glad your son has figured out how great this pie is. I am sure you all enjoyed having more to yourselves while he thought there might be bugs in it.

  45. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    I’ve still never tried this pie. I know it’s a recipe that’s been around for ages. Looks great, Erin:)

  46. Snap Lock containers sound great!

  47. Hi!

    I would use it either for this scale: or for a wire shelving unit kit :)

  48. I would get the Kraft 100% Recycled Paper Rolls. Weiman® Specialty Wipes, and Decorative Holiday Tins – Santa By The Fireplace

  49. I would use it on some gourmet bulb glass jars

  50. I’d use the gift certificate to buy spice containers – we have tons of spices in totally random containers – so annoying!

  51. Love the drink, but I have yet to try the pie! 😉 Looks delicious!!

  52. Karen Medlin says:

    I would use it towards a few of the Tamper-Evident Snap-Lock Plastic Containers – Rectangle, for our son that teaches kindergarten for his classroom supplies

  53. I would use the gift card on the canning jars!

  54. This looks good. I love Grasshopper cookies, so the pie will probably have them as the base.

    If I win, I’ll probably get the Food-grade buckets and gamma lids.

  55. love to store things in glass

  56. Great looking pie. Thanks for the giveaway. I could always use more containers to store flour.

  57. I’d use it to get some canning supplies!

  58. GAHH! Why does this recipe have to be easy AND delicious? If it wasn’t, I wouldn’t be tempted to make it and to eat half the pie in one sitting! But it is, and I am.


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