Grasshopper Cheesecake Recipe
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Grasshopper Cheesecake Recipe

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What do you get when you combine a popular mint-chocolate drink with a cheesecake? Pure delight! Garnish the top with piped whipped cream and cookie crumbs. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 35 chocolate wafers, finely crushed (about 1-2/3 cups)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon plus 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup green creme de menthe
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cookie crumbs, butter and 1 tablespoon sugar. Press half of mixture onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Refrigerate until chilled.
  2. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Cool.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until fluffy. Gradually beat in gelatin mixture. Stir in creme de menthe. Set aside 1/2 cup whipped cream for garnish. Fold remaining whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.
  4. Pour half of the filling over crust. Top with remaining crumb mixture, reserving 2 tablespoons for garnish. Pour remaining filling into pan; garnish with reserved whipped cream. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Chill until set. Remove sides of pan before slicing. Yield: 12 servings.
TO MAKE AHEAD: Cheesecake can be made a few days in advance. Cover and refrigerate.
Originally published as Grasshopper Cheesecake in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2013, p147

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MY REVIEW User ID: 5535871 216084
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"Very easy to make and delicious. It was so light, great as a little treat after a big meal."

SusanOD User ID: 3320048 125413
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"Very good pie. I used crushed chocolate graham crackers instead, which worked well except I would add more butter to the crumbs next time to keep the two layers from falling apart at the middle crumb layer. Also used clear creme de menthe and green food coloring. Looked great!"

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