My Oh My, Grasshopper Pie!
This scrumptiously easy no bake grasshopper pie is so light and fluffy – with a smooth minty chocolatey taste, folks will ask for seconds. Think mint chocolate chip ice cream!
It’s very easy to make and looks gorgeous too. First launched in the 60’s, this recipe could now be considered vintage – and was in that group of recipes that moms everywhere took to bridge club, neighborhood potlucks, and church suppers. Remember marshmallow and jellied salads? Yep I know you do! Mom always had a jellied salad, and something with marshmallows in it for all of her dinners.
My recipe uses cream cheese – I love the rich texture of it. And the combination of both creme de menthe and creme de cacao give it a unique taste don’t you think? The recipe is so easy. Allow about an hour for total prep time – including the 20 minutes the filling has to chill. But a great recipe to put together on a lazy Sunday afternoon. And who doesn’t love Oreo cookies! Our friends here at the Double M are going to love this one. Enjoy.
2 cups finely crushed cream filled chocolate sandwich cookies (24-26)
¼ cup of unsalted butter – melted
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
3 tbsp. lemon juice from concentrate
¼ cup creme de menthe
¼ cup creme de cacao
1 ¾ cups frozen non-dairy whipped topping –thawed
Crush the cookies using your food processor, and add the melted butter
Press firmly into your greased 9” pie plate and chill while you are making the filling. (tip: make sure your pie plate has a wide rim on it or use a deep dish pie plate. I used an aluminum foil pie plate since I'm still at the trailer)
In a large mixing bowl, whip the cream cheese until fluffy (tip: make sure the cream cheese is really soft)
Gradually add in the sweetened condensed milk until smooth
Stir in the lemon juice and the liqueurs - (tip: I used a whisk to really mix it well - the cream cheese tends to be a bit lumpy)
Fold in the whipped topping
Chill the filling for 20 minutes
Building the pie:
Pour the filling into the cookie pie crust and smooth the top with some swirls with your knife.
Put in the fridge for 4 hours until it is set.
Sprinkle crushed cookies over the top and serve.
You can freeze the leftovers – maybe make a milkshake? I’m really interested to hear if anyone tries this – be sure to let me know….
Have fun with this and have the best day.