Easy Grasshopper Pie Recipe
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Easy Grasshopper Pie Recipe

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This pie has become a Christmas classic in our family. Although now, I make it throughout the year! —Melissa Sokasits, Warrenville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2-3/4 cups whipped topping, divided
  • 1 package (4.67 ounces) Andes mint candies, chopped, divided
  • 1 chocolate crumb crust (9 inches)
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
  • 2 drops green food coloring, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 332 calories, 16g fat (11g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 196mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix 2 minutes. Stir in 3/4 cup whipped topping. Fold in 3/4 cup of the mint candies. Spoon into crust.
  2. Place remaining whipped topping in another bowl. Fold in extract and, if desired, food coloring. Spread over pudding mixture; top with remaining candies. Refrigerate, covered, 4 hours or until set. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Grasshopper Pie in Simple & Delicious November/December 2007, p61

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Reviewed Jan. 15, 2016

"I have been making this refreshing pie for years. It's great for a summertime BBQ or around the holidays. Chocolate & mint go so great together, purchased crust & instant pudding make it a snap to put together. Keeper recipe."

Reviewed Jun. 14, 2015

"My husband said this pie is very tasty and creamy and refreshing."

Reviewed May. 14, 2015

"I make this pie regularly for family members and get-togethers. It is so simple and is inexpensive to make! Its a great summer time pie or when you don't want a heavy dessert after a big meal! It is wonderful!!!!"

Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

"I love the recipe and have made it a lot because it is sooooooo good! I make it about 4 times every year and always love this recipe ."

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

"Easy and tasty. Chocolate crumb crust is just right for it. We used regular whipped cream instead of whipped topping and it worked fine, just took more time."

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