Monday, March 17, 2014

Creme de Menthe Grasshopper Pie

St. Patrick's Day celebrations just aren't complete without a green dessert! I was brainstorming a dessert to serve with our Slow Cooker Corned Beef Tacos on Sunday and immediately thought of the beautiful mint green Grasshopper Pie my mom makes during the holidays. In full disclosure, this pie is NOT low-fat or low-calorie by any means. So the trick here is not to over-indulge, just enjoy a smaller piece of pie. :)


This Creme de Menthe Grasshopper Pie is a fluffy, minty, no-bake pie with a chocolate sandwich cookie crust... that's super easy to prepare and has a festive color. Great for any holiday or celebration. This frozen pie is so ridiculously good it is definitely a crowd-pleaser!!

Creme de Menthe Grasshopper Pie
based on a recipe from allrecipes.com
Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 (9 inch) pre-made Oreo cookie pie shell
  • 2 cups marshmallow creme
  • 1/4 cup creme de menthe liqueur
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp. mint extract
  • 3 drops green food coloring (optional)
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (for topping)


Directions:
In a large mixing bowl, whip together marshmallow creme, creme de menthe, and mint extract until smooth. Add 3 drops of green food coloring and stir (optional).

In a separate bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form, then fold into marshmallow mixture.

Pour mixture into pan and sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top.

Freeze at least 2 hours, until firm. Remove from freezer 20 minutes before serving to soften slightly.


Be careful, it melts fast!


Oh yes, what a delicious way to finish off our St. Patrick's Day celebration!

So easy, so yummy...

- Janel

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