High Heels & Grills: Grasshopper Pie

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Grasshopper Pie

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I'm a die hard mint and oreo fan. Not mint and then oreo but mint and oreo. Together. I don't know how many times I've had to make an immediate run to Dairy Queen to get my mint and oreo fix. Their shakes are to die for! The only thing I don't understand, is how this combination of goodness, got the nickname of 'grasshopper'. Where did that come from? Does anybody know?? Because I'd really like to.



The first time I remember having this stuff, was when I was ten years old and my parents were out of town and they got us a couple babysitters - some of my dad's college students. We adored them. They made this for us and then took us outside to dance in the snow while we waited for it to set up. It's kind of a random memory, but I can honestly attribute that event right there to my love of mint/oreo. It tastes like heaven in my mouth!

Ingredients:
  • 1 package oreos
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) salted butter, melted
  • 2 cups whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 {7 oz.} jar marshmallow creme
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract {Make sure it's peppermint and not mint. Otherwise, your pie will taste like straight-up toothpaste. Yuck.}
  • 10 drops green food coloring

Directions:
  1. Count out 22 oreos and crush them in a food processor. {Or to help with dish duty, I just put them in a big ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin.}
  2. In a medium bowl, combine crushed oreos and butter; mix well.
  3. Press oreo mixture in a 9 inch pie pan and place in refrigerator to let cool.
  4. Meanwhile, gently combine whipped cream, marshmallow creme, and milk in a large bowl until smooth. {I found that if you microwave the marshmallow creme for about 30 seconds before adding it to the whipped cream, it helps to avoid lumps.}
  5. Add peppermint extract and food coloring and mix well.
  6. Place filling on top of pie crust and smooth over.
  7. Crush about 4 oreos and sprinkle crumbles evenly over pie.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

You can either eat it right after making it while it's light and fluffy {my favorite way}, or you can stick it in the freezer and make it into an ice cream pie. I really can't tell you how fantastic this stuff is. You've just got to try it for yourself. You won't regret it!

-Sarah

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16 comments:

  1. Oh my yum! Fantastic recipe. Your pie looks gorgeous. Pinning :)

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  2. This looks freaking amazing. Pinned! Also... I'm in love with mint as well. And mint oreos? Fab-tab-ulous!

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  3. Sounds devine! The Dairy Queen mint Oreo blizzard is a favorite of mine too :)

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  4. This sounds wonderful... I just bought some Dairy Queen blizzard oreos that would be perfect in this and still have some homemade marshmallow creme... Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come back and vote on Sunday.

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  5. Oh my gosh, I just died. This looks SOOOO dang good!!
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  6. Yummylicious! I'm drooling

    Witha
    withapinkie.blogspot.com

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  7. Yum that looks great! Nice way to end summer. Found you on the Weekend Wrap Up Party!

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  8. It sounds just divine. I love mint cookies, so I'm sure I would love this pie.

    Visiting from Stuff and Nonsense today.

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  9. One of my favorite flavor combos is chocolate and mint. This looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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  10. Oh my goodness, this reminds me of my Grandmother's grasshopper pie recipe. I always looked so forward to visiting her for this pie! :) Found you on ItsOverFlowing hop.

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  11. Oh I love mint, this pie looks amazing!

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  12. So yummy. Really its very good recipe.Thank you for sharing this.
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  13. Would I be able to leave this in the fridge for 3-4hrs until after dinner?

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