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Easy Grasshopper Pie Recipe

Easy Grasshopper Pie Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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kredhead User ID: 710648 241831
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."

NanZim User ID: 3929200 227921
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2015

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

afoth73 User ID: 1490711 226345
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!!!!"

ldouthwaite User ID: 1231196 152476
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 ."

NH-rescue User ID: 4255840 157150
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."

pattielynn User ID: 6423728 153716
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2014

"my family loved it"

tptaylor13 User ID: 2912473 131743
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014


AmyE007 User ID: 6828226 146444
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"Easy to make but not a "gotta have that" recipe score."

suzannahnoelle User ID: 5787204 146441
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"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! :)"

kdonelson User ID: 7195048 146432
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2013

"Wonderful! Very easy to make. The hardest part was unwrapping the Andes mints. Tastes great. I keep getting requests for this recipe. Tasty and easy! Win-win!"

Lexie61 User ID: 7313316 153715
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"This sounds great to me. I love anything mint. I threw some Andes mints in my chocolate chip cookie dough and they were gobbled up in 2 days.

I'm going to make this with a couple of changes.
I'm going to use the pudding/pie filling you cook for a thicker filling. I'm cutting the candies in half for less sweetness and I'm going to make a Mint Milan o cookie crust.
Thanks for the recipe :)"

BakerAtHome User ID: 6636098 64946
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

"I have made this Pie every Thanksgiving for the last 2 years and it is always one of the first to be eaten."

Favablues User ID: 6033826 100208
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

"This pie is great. All of us love it!!

Thank you for sharing it."

aleanak User ID: 692 131741
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2012

"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."

pixie9999 User ID: 2561170 148679
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"So good and so easy!"

sfprincess User ID: 2695305 67847
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"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)."

geeIamabusy1 User ID: 6437542 58677
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

"My husband loves this pie! As a matter of fact, he requested this for his birthday instead of cake!  I used Chocolate Fudge to give it a richer, dark color. This is very rich, so it will serve 8 people easily."

MaryTherese User ID: 6346972 153714
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"This pie was very rich and creamy and a big hit with the family. Next time, though, I would use fewer candies. The mint flavor was pretty overwhelming masking the chocolate."

NatalieRN User ID: 6085031 207134
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"This is delicious! (Especially those who love chocolate mint!). I used one 3.2 oz instant chocolate mousse pudding (Jello brand) with the same amount of milk the recipe calls for. The consistency and amount of pudding was perfect!"

sstetzel User ID: 158954 133649
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"[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?
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."

JBOhio User ID: 2182848 133646
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"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?"

kari607 User ID: 6219081 67679
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"Very easy to make, and the kids loved it!!"

inkidawg User ID: 1316205 146430
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"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."

Mel5438 User ID: 6128792 81013
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"I am Melissa who submitted this pie recipe and when I did I use instant chocolate mousse but they said most people dont have that, but now I know its out there... So try it with the Mousse it will help with the runny filling"

DonnaFIrwin User ID: 5325739 67670
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

"Made this out of the Simple & Delicious cookbook... it IS very simple AND very delicious! I'll be making it again soon!"

TNB User ID: 5417799 148677
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

"This is going to become a St. Patricks Day tradition!"

rosered352006 User ID: 3658416 157149
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

"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."

kirstycone User ID: 3913900 81011
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2011

"Turned out runny. Very embarrassing when I was serving it my in-laws. Also too sweet."

kirstycone User ID: 3913900 67846
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2011

"A bit too sweet for me."

mamacheryl User ID: 3286376 153713
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"To make a firmer pudding for the pie you need to make sure that you milk is at least 2%. The less fat in the milk the thinner the pie will be!"

Emma.James.13 User ID: 5584316 67839
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2010

"This was gone so quickly! So easy to make and great tasting. Next time I will try the regular chocolate pudding instead of the instant to see if that provides a firmer pudding. Will definitely add this to my holiday dessert list!"

qwm User ID: 1379428 131740
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"For a mor firm pie, try using REGULAR chocolate pudding and NOT the instant variety. There is definitely a difference in "firmness" between the two."

heirloomz User ID: 1952890 80989
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"I plan on using sugar free fudge pudding and cool whip to make it lighter. It sounds wonderful!"

horseymom User ID: 3115669 64944
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"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!!"

ilse_dragan User ID: 5146103 64941
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"I like recipes that are a bit more imaginative. I mean some with real cooking"

Dianaore User ID: 1737743 100207
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"Great pie! The whole family loved it. I too though like the other poster would have like to have the dark chocolate look like in the photo and have the center with a firmer set then with just in the refrigerator."

lplady44 User ID: 4726631 148674
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2010

"I made this for a St. Patti's day dinner. Everyone liked the dessert a lot; however, I would have liked if the pudding was a bit more firm. I put it in the freezer right before serving and that seemed to help a little. Overall it was delicious."

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 62944
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2009

"Delicious! I like just a hint of mint so I used half the amount. So simple."

BlessedOut User ID: 2693864 131479
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2009

"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"

chelle14xc User ID: 3350192 58676
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2009

"Try using "chocolate fudge" pudding instead of plain chocolate, that's a little darker, but it will still probably lighten up because of the cool whip. You could try using chocolate cool whip, then it would stay really dark."

Solterra User ID: 3270498 58675
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009 Edited Dec. 13, 2010

"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!"

Kristencreed User ID: 3763283 153712
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2009


Tambrey User ID: 1551498 133645
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2008

"we have found that using a half a bag (divided) of the andes baking chips from the baking aisle work just as well, and you do not spend as much time with the chopping :)"

Tambrey User ID: 1551498 148673
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2008

"my brother and mom cannot eat chocolate, so we have found red and white andes mint chips in the baking aisle, and make a variation using half a bag of those baking chips (divided), either white chocolate pudding or vanilla pudding, and regular graham cracker crust"

baker9 User ID: 2839998 207133
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2008

"I served this for a family gathering and one pie just wasn't enough. Easter weekend I'm to make two pies. Easy and delicious!"

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