Grasshopper Pie

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Grasshopper Pie-Chocolate Cookies, Andes Mint Candies and Creme de Menthe Combine to make this delightful frozen treat.
Grasshopper Pie-Chocolate Cookies, Andes Mint Candies and Creme de Menthe Combine to make this delightful frozen treat.
This is one of my daughter’s favorite desserts.

When she saw I was making it, she asked if I was making it for her birthday (not for a month still.) She always asks for this for her birthday and I sometimes will make it for her then but pie isn’t always the best choice for a now 12 year olds birthday with friends.

Grasshopper Pie-Chocolate Cookies, Andes Mint Candies and Creme de Menthe Combine to make this delightful frozen treat.

I made this pie for you. Yes I did. Because I wanted to. And because I wanted to make something green that wasn’t a vegetable. For St. Patty’s Day.

And I even talked my friends into making some things for you for St. Patty’s Day.

Because I care.

Debi over at Recipe for my Boys made Colcannon and Irish Stew
Carrie from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen made an Irish FeastIrish Feast
Kimiko at Beachside Baker made a Shamrock Shake
Melissa at Chin Deep made Apple Bramble Cake with Bushmill’s Custard
Lesa at Edesia’s Notebook made Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup
Michaela at Affair from the Heart made Irish Cream Cheesecake

Be sure to check these out, only the best for my friends, from my friends!

Grasshopper Pie-Chocolate Cookies, Andes Mint Candies and Creme de Menthe Combine to make this delightful frozen treat.

So back to this pie.

It’s fast and easy to make, it’s just the waiting to eat it that’s hard. Oh and sharing it. Make sure the people you share with are worth it.

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from Forrest Gump: My Favorite Chocolate Recipes this is one of my favorite cookbooks

Grasshopper Pie


  • 1 1/4 cup Chocolate wafer crumbs (I used chocolate graham crackers)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (6 ounce) package Andes mint wafers
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup creme de menthe
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped


  1. Combine chocolate wafer crumbs and melted butter, stirring till all combined. Gently press into a greased pie dish to create a loose crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes.
  2. While crust is baking, cut mints up so you have some large pieces for garnishing and the rest smaller. This will happen anyway as you're chopping. Set aside.
  3. Combine Marshmallows, sugar and remaining butter in a double boiler (you can do this in a regular saucepan if you don't have a double boiler.) Cook until marshmallows are completely melted and well combined.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in Creme De Menthe.Let cool to room temperature.
  5. Fold in whipped whipped cream And your smaller bits of chopped mints. Pour into pie crust. Garnish with remaining chopped mints and freeze until firm.


Grasshopper Pie-Chocolate Cookies, Andes Mint Candies and Creme de Menthe Combine to make this delightful frozen treat.

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. Beautiful! Thank you so much for making this for me and for letting me be a part of your St. Patty’s Day celebration! <3 and hugs Dear Friend!

  2. This is one of my kids favorites, too!! Thank you for including me in your St. Patty’s Day blog hop!!

  3. Oh my does this look delicious! Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

  4. YUM!!!! I love this pie. Minty goodness. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week and see you next Sunday ~EMM

  5. Looks amazing, Joan! I’ve never had Grasshopper Pie, but I don’t know what I’m waiting for! Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your St. Patty’s Day party. It has been so much fun and I am thrilled to meet some new bloggers and make some new friends.

  6. Yum! So beautiful and easy! Can’t wait to give this a go.

  7. This looks so delicious!!! Thank you for sharing.

  8. Hi Joan…I have tagged you! If you would like to participate visit here:

    P.S. On the questions you may substitute favorite chef for artist/musician and favorite cookbook for children’s book. I hope you are able to participate! And the pie looks scrumptious! ~~Diane

  9. Wow, that looks amazing! Chocolate and mint is my favorite combo. 🙂

  10. This would be a huge hit with our whole house!

  11. OMG that looks amazing! I’ve given you a Kreativ Blogger Award. Come check it out on my blog!

  12. Sorry I’m a little late to this party Joan! This looks amazing! Thank you for including me in the blog hop and for coordinating everyone, I’m so honored to be included with these other wonderful bloggers. xo

    • Carrie, you’re not late, this is a never ending party! All the submissions were great, and I loved your feast. Your potatoes will definitely be making an appearance on our dinner plates soon!

  13. Wow, this looks great…can you believe I’ve actually never tasted grasshopper pie before? I think this is a great opportunity to try, especially after seeing how nice yours turned out!

    Thanks so much for organizing the blog hop, I had a lot of fun deciding on a green recipe! Hopefully we can do more “bloggy” things together in the future!

    ~Kimiko AKA The Beachside Baker

  14. SCRUMP! This looks fantastic!

    I read the other day about a Grasshopper drink? This grasshopper stuff is new to me, but totally looks right up my alley!

  15. Goodness gracious that looks divine!!!

  16. This looks so good, I need to **not** look at recipe blogs right before going to
    now Im going to dream chocolate pie… =)

  17. What a delicious pie! YUM! Can’t wait to check out the other links too. 🙂

  18. Yummy! Grasshopper Pie is one of my favorite desserts. Yours looks delicious!

  19. I LOVE grasshopper pie but rarely make it because I am the only one who likes minty desserts 🙁 I think this one looks absolutely gorgeous!

  20. Looks delicious! Have pinned it!

  21. I must say that I love green things that aren’t vegetables too:-) What a yummy looking pie for a birthday!! And I would have licked the plate clean too:-) Thank you for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

  22. OMG!!!!! I want this NOW!!! I LOVE mint and chocolate, and things cold, and pie, and desserts and yumminess, and…
    Ok, I think my coffee this morning has sent me into the next orbit. Feeling a little hyper.
    Wanna dance?

  23. Aya in Tokyo says:

    Hi there! I’m a big fan of all your recipes.
    Can I use mint syrup such as those to make mojito instead of creme de menthe? I’m now pregnant and would not like to use alcohol if possible. I’d really love to try this pie though!!

  24. Made this twice and was awesome both times! DELICIOUS!

  25. It would be helpful to know what size pie dish you use. My 9.5 inch was way too big for the amount of “crust”. Took a foil one from a frozen pie that is smaller – hope everything fits in it.

  26. Just finsihed the pie. You probably did use a 9.5 inch pie plate. I will also do so next time, but will have to make more “crust” for it to go up the sides of the plate. The smaller pie plate was way too small and everything ran over. Not a good desert for those who have drawers in their freezer and not everything has fit in the pan/dish.

  27. Very excited to make this and your recipe for andes mint chocolate ice cream. Plan on using mint extract instead of creme de menthe. Hope it works! Looks so good

  28. I bought a premade crust how much butter should I use if I do that? Also could I use cool whip instead of whipping cream? Thanks.

  29. AL Wunder says:

    was wondering if there was a way to make this without alcohol.

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