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Quick Grasshopper Pie Recipe

Quick Grasshopper Pie Recipe

My family looks forward to this fluffy pie every Christmas. No one can resist the combination of refreshing mint and luscious chocolate. Plus, the six-ingredient recipe is a snap to prepare—and the pretty pastel green color is festive for the occasion.—Lindsey Dorn, New Glarus, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon chocolate wafer crumbs, divided
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 24 large marshmallows
  • 2/3 cup plus 1 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 2 tablespoons clear creme de cacao
  • 2 tablespoons green creme de menthe


  • 1. Combine 1-1/2 cups wafer crumbs and butter. Press into an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 350° for 5-7 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine marshmallows and 2/3 cup cream; cook and stir over low heat until marshmallows are melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in creme de cacao and creme de menthe. Transfer to a small bowl; refrigerate for 1 hour or until slightly thickened.
  • 3. In a large bowl, beat the remaining cream until stiff peaks form; fold into marshmallow mixture. Pour into crust. Sprinkle with remaining wafer crumbs. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 428 calories, 29g fat (17g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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retiredcookie2000 User ID: 788073 263381
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2017

"I just made this exactly as written. Got a lot of compliments! Absolutely a keep!!"

destine User ID: 2519270 110036
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"My husband and son loved this pie. It was very easy to make. I didn't change a thing. The mint flavor isn't overwhelming. The creme de cacao and creme de menthe are a perfect flavor combination in this pie. I just served it with a dollop of whipped cream."

smmatchett User ID: 4268887 146367
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2012

"This is the same recipe my mom has been making for as long as I can remember. It's a family favorite, passed down from her mother. An excellent St.Patty's Day dessert as well."

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