Grasshopper Pie is the perfect combo of chocolate and minty flavors. This easy no bake dessert tastes great on St. Patrick’s Day!
Trying fresh and interesting new desserts is always such a treat- literally! These dessert recipes are usually some of my favorite recipes to make: I’m always on the lookout for simple and easy desserts. Baked desserts like cookies and cakes are great but no bake desserts are usually some of the easiest dessert recipes you can make. Today’s recipe is one of these easy no bake desserts that you folks at home can make with no real difficulty: Grasshopper Pie!
No, we’re not putting actual grasshoppers into a pie- that’s silly. A Grasshopper Pie is another name for a Creme de Menthe Pie: it’s a cool, minty dessert made with a touch of mint liqueur. Mixed up with some whipped cream and marshmallow creme, that mint liqueur works wonderfully in a no bake pie filling. The pie filling tastes great, but pairing it with an Oreo crust and a crushed Oreo topping just makes things even better!
Minty desserts like this Green Pie are always perfect around St. Patrick’s Day. This stuff would make for a great holiday dessert after Saint Patrick’s Day dinner, but there’s nothing stopping you from making this no bake pie anytime of the year. Follow along with the recipe below for the Best Grasshopper Pie you’ve ever had! Hope you enjoy.
Loved this dessert? Try some other St. Patrick’s Day Dessert recipes next!
Keeping things minty, we’ve got our copycat recipe for the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. This classic green drink is always a favorite on the McDonald’s Menu every time St. Patrick’s Day comes around, and it’s easy to make one from scratch. Creamy, minty, and oh-so good- yum!
We love ourselves some good baked desserts too, like our Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s Frosting. This easy recipe sees moist chocolate cupcakes made with a touch of Guinness beer topped with a delicious Bailey’s buttercream frosting. These are great for serving up to a big crowd of party guests at your next get together.
Can’t forget a creamy, no bake cheesecake recipe, so how about trying our Bailey’s Cheesecake? There’s a touch of Bailey’s in the Oreo crust, and our filling is the perfect combo of Bailey’s and sweet chocolate! Topped off with a chocolate ganache drizzle, this simple no bake dessert is certain to be one of your new favorites.
Creme de Menthe Pie Ingredients
Oreos – We’ll use these to top the pie and to make the crust- using the butter. If you want a more in-depth look at how to make an Oreo Pie Crust from scratch, click that link. If you’d like, you can also buy a ready-made Oreo pie crust from the store and save a bit of time
Creme de Menthe Liqueur – Ideally, you’ll use a green creme de menthe to make a green pie. However, if you can only find clear/white creme de menthe or you like the flavor of it better, you could always add a bit of green food coloring. You shouldn’t have to worry too much about the ABV or how boozy the liqueur is since we’re only using around 1/4 cup or 2 fluid ounces.
- Non-Alcoholic Creme de Menthe Substitute – If you don’t want to use Creme de Menthe, you do still have a few other options. If you don’t mind the extra sweetness, there are some mint Italian soda syrups like the ones from Torani: maybe use 2 tablespoons instead of 1/4 cup. You could also use just 1/2 tsp of peppermint or mint extract and add a touch of green food coloring to get the green color back.
Heavy Whipping Cream
How to make a Grasshopper Pie
Make an Oreo Pie Crust by mixing crushed Oreos with melted butter and pressing into bottom of pie dish.
In separate bowls, whip together creme de menthe and marshmallow creme and whip heavy whipping cream to soft peaks.
Fold whipped cream into the creme de menthe and marshmallow creme before pouring pie filling into crust. Freeze for two hours to set.
Prep your pie crust by melting your butter and mixing it with finely crushed Oreos until you get a sort of dough. Press it into the bottom of a pie dish and let set in the fridge for about 30 minutes. While that sets, whip together the creme de menthe and the marshmallow creme. To a separate bowl, add your whipping cream.
Grab a whisk or a hand or stand mixer and start beating the whipping cream. What we want is soft peaks.
Once you hit soft peaks, pour the whipped cream into the bowl with the other pie filling ingredients. Fold everything together to keep the cream from deflating. When everything is mixed, transfer to the awaiting pie crust.
Optionally top your pie with a bit of extra whipped cream and some roughly crushed Oreo cookies. After decorating your pie, put it in the freezer to set for at least 2 hours.
Pull your pie from the freezer about 10-20 minutes prior to serving to soften it up. After freezing, this pie is best enjoyed within a week- after that, it starts to pick up some odd flavors. Hope you enjoy!
- 25 Oreo Cookies divided
- 1/2 cup Butter melted
- 2 cup Marshmallow Creme
- 1/4 cup Creme de Menthe liqueur
- 2 cup Whipping Cream
- Finely crush about 21 cookies.
- Place crushed cookies in a bowl with melted butter and mix to combine.
- Press mixture firmly into bottom and sides of a pie dish and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- In a bowl, whip together the marshmallow creme and creme de menthe until blended. Set aside.
- In another bowl, whip the whipping cream until soft peaks form.
- Fold the whipped cream into marshmallow mixture.
- Transfer mixture into the prepared crust.
- You can dress this up by adding a layer of additional whipped cream.
- Roughly crush the remaining Oreos and sprinkle the top of the pie.
- Freeze for at least 2 hours.
- Remove from freezer 10-20 minutes before you serve.