Easy Grasshopper Pie Recipe
- 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
- 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.
1 piece: 332 calories, 16g fat (11g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 196mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
Reviews for Easy Grasshopper Pie
"My husband said this pie is very tasty and creamy and refreshing."
"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 ."
"my family loved it"
"easy to make but not a "gotta have that" recipe score."
"Adding Nesquick chocolate powder to the milk (Bunny Milk) when you mix the pudding makes it extra chocolatey fudgy. In case you didn't know! :)"
"This pie is great. All of us love it!!Thank you for sharing it."
"very easy to make a great dessert for St. Patricks Day. We used 1 small box of instant choc pudding and made according to the directions on the package. Crushed the candies pretty finely. The green food coloring was added for st. pat's day. everyone liked it. Didn't have any problems with the pie setting."
"So good and so easy!"
"I read the review of the original poster of this recipe and attempted to make it with chocolate mousse. I took the advice of other people and followed the package directions of the mousse. Then I used Lite Whipping Topping no-name brand. Basically, in the refrigerator, the whipped topping melted and I needed to put the whole thing in the freezer. It tasted more like an ice cream pie by the end of it. Fortunately, my family did like it and we're all fans of mint. It wasn't very appetizing looking through with all of the melting, so I won't likely make it again. My tip? Freeze instead of refrigerate. (Also, I feel bad that the original poster's recipe wasn't used at ToH's discretion)."
"[quote user="JBOhio"]The recipe calls for a 3.9 oz pkg of instant pudding (that is 3 small pkgs) and 1 1/2 c milk. All I got was a thick glob of chocolate. Should I have used 1 1/2 cups of milk for each package of pudding? [/quote] Jello brand pudding (at least used to) come in a 3.9 oz box, which was the standard size box. A quick look through my pantry and I found Royal brand at 1.7oz and a different Jello brand flavor at 2.2 oz. Unfortunately I think as companies downsize their packaging we'll be encountering this more often. This recipe calls for one pies worth of pudding, the directions on the box used to say for thicker pudding use 1½ cups of milk. I would look at the box of pudding you buy and follow the directions for pie filling - if you need two boxes to get a good filling - use two, just follow the box directions for the pudding part (does that make sense?), then just add in the whipped topping and candies as directed in the recipe."
"The recipe calls for a 3.9 oz pkg of instant pudding (that is 3 small pkgs) and 1 1/2 c milk. All I got was a thick glob of chocolate. Should I have used 1 1/2 cups of milk for each package of pudding?"
"Very easy to make, and the kids loved it!!"
"The recipe calls for a 3.9 ounce package of instant pudding mix, with 1 1/2 cups of milk. Doing it this way results in a thick glob. Looking for another recipe."
"Made this out of the Simple & Delicious cookbook... it IS very simple AND very delicious! I'll be making it again soon!"
"This is going to become a St. Patricks Day tradition!"
"I plan on making this buy using the cook n serve chocolate pudding instead of the instant , also using half and half for part of the milk . I think with these changes it will not be runny at all."
"Turned out runny. Very embarrassing when I was serving it my in-laws. Also too sweet."
"A bit too sweet for me."
"I plan on using sugar free fudge pudding and cool whip to make it lighter. It sounds wonderful!"
"I made this pie for one of my ladies groups, but I used a regular graham cracker crust, and chocolate pudding. We found that it was very rich and a small piece was quite sufficient. I plan on making it again for the holidays, and I will use the regular crust again......I think a chocolate crust would be too much. Also. I didn't have mint extract, and the taste was still wonderful. All the ladies raved and asked for the recipe!!"
"I like recipes that are a bit more imaginative. I mean some with real cooking"
"Delicious! I like just a hint of mint so I used half the amount. So simple."
"I used the chocolate fudge pudding the first time and also bought too large a pack of Andes mints... so the end result was WAAAYYY too sweet... but now I know what to do differently next time! :D"
"I made this pie and my family just loved it! My "chocolate pudding" part was not as dark as in the picture. I thought maybe I had made a mistake about the pudding mix size, but I didn't. How is the chocolate in the picture so dark? I want to make this again soon for gatherings, and I would really like to know. Thanks for any help anyone can give me!"