No Bake Mini Grasshopper Pies

I made another dessert in a jar.  I know, I know, I’m so cliche and breaking the ‘no-mason jar desserts’ food rule for 2013 (who made that rule anyway?).  But I think mason jars & food go together like PB & J.  Too cute.  And why not?  Why not I say!  What’s not to love about little individual servings!  😉

I wanted to show you something that would be a great treat for St. Patrick’s Day, or even Earth Day!  No Bake Mini Grasshopper Pies.  The green colour and the mint makes them super fun for these two occasions!

Growing up, I seem to remember that at many of our family get togethers there was always a Grasshopper Pie and I loved it!  But since then I haven’t seen one, or even had a little bite of one!  Maybe it was a pie of the times?  So I thought it was time to make one for my family, because how had my kids never had Grasshopper Pie?!  Gasp!  So I made one…but I made it even cuter.  In jars.  One for everyone!  So fun.

No Bake Mini Grasshopper Pies

They’re simple to make, and your family is sure to love them…they’re a special touch that they’ll appreciate!

No Bake Mini Grasshopper Pies

Minty.  Creamy.  Chocolatey!



No Bake Mini Grasshopper Pies

Servings 5
Author Jo-Anna@APrettyLife


  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped oreo cookies See instructions. remove the icing centres first
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Creme de Menthe see notes
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • chocolate shavings
  • 5 mini mason jars


  1. First, remove all the icing centres of your Oreo cookies (about 1/2 a package), and using a food processor, coarsely grind the chocolate cookie parts up. Or if you are feeling really adventurous, keep the icing in! It will just make your dessert more sweet...maybe too sweet? (is that even possible?!)
  2. In a saucepan, melt the marshmallows with the milk over low heat. Then chill the mixture, stirring it occasionally, until mixture begins to set.
  3. Once the marshmallow mix has cooled and set, stir in the Creme de Menthe. Set aside.
  4. Using a mixer, whip the whipping cream until soft peaks form. Then fold the whipped cream into the mint mixture. Set aside.

Now it's time to put the pies together!

  1. For the crust, evenly spread the cookie mixture into the bottoms of your mason jars, then pack it down.
  2. Add the mint mixture on top of the cookie mixture, evenly spreading it out between the 5 jars.
  3. If you like, top the mini pies with a little dollop of whip cream, and some chocolate shavings. I just grated some semi-sweet chocolate, and sprinkled it on.
  4. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Recipe Notes

If you don't want to use Creme de Menthe, you can substitute it with 1 tsp of mint extract and a couple drops of green food colouring. Or use mint cookies.


I hope you and your family love this special little treat!

No Bake Mini Grasshopper Pies

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For more delicious ideas for St. Patrick’s Day, check out these recipes!

Chocolate Stout Cake

Stout Chocolate Cake

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Guinness Braised Beef

Guinness Braised Beef

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Have a delicious day!

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  • Reply Cindy March 3, 2013 at 10:23 AM The do look absolutely delicious Jo-Anna.
  • Reply Loretta H. March 3, 2013 at 5:26 PM So cute and they look delicious. Where did you find mini mason jars? perfect desssert size.
  • Reply Diana Rambles March 3, 2013 at 5:54 PM YUMMY! So pretty in those jars!
  • Reply Leisa March 3, 2013 at 11:57 PM YUM! This looks absolutely delectable--thank you for the recipe!
  • Reply lisa March 4, 2013 at 4:43 AM Looks delicious and the presentation is darling - what's not to love? Happy Monday from the enchanted oven. xo, Lisa
  • Reply Megan March 4, 2013 at 5:46 AM Sounds delicious! :)
  • Reply Marie March 4, 2013 at 8:44 AM Those are so pretty. I love the jars and those ingredients! Mmmmm, sounds so light, fluffy and delicious.
  • Reply Catie @ Catie's Corner March 4, 2013 at 9:46 AM Yummo! I would eat one of these right now! And they look adorable in the jars. =) ~ Catie
  • Reply Julie March 4, 2013 at 9:59 AM I LOVE grasshopper pie! I make one for Christmas every year, although my recipe is a little different. But I love the idea of making them in small jars for St. Patricks day! I think I'll have to do this :)
  • Reply Elizabeth March 4, 2013 at 11:39 AM So cute; perfect for St. Patrick's Day ! I recall when I was really young, I thought "Grasshopper pie ... how awful - why would you want to eat grasshoppers?!" LOL
  • Reply Carissa March 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM these look too good to be true! can't wait to try these. i looove mint and chocolate
  • Reply Sara March 4, 2013 at 6:17 PM GORGEOUS!! And yummy!! Hope you can link this up at my trendy tuesday party!!
  • Reply angie March 4, 2013 at 7:54 PM love them very pretty as well come see what I shared at
  • Reply Elise @ elisebakes March 5, 2013 at 2:09 PM These are absolutely adorable! Everything looks better in a mason jar :)
  • Reply Jocelyn @BruCrew Life March 6, 2013 at 6:20 AM Desserts like this are just so cute in jars...I'm breaking that rule this year too! These look so delicious!!!
  • Reply Kelly @ thelilypadcottage March 6, 2013 at 6:45 PM Oh yum! These look delicious and cute :) Thanks for linking up at the 6 days of spring party - Kelly (thelilypadcottage)
  • Reply Cheryl @ That's What Che Said... March 6, 2013 at 9:36 PM These look awesome! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Funday! XOXO - Cheryl
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