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!  I loved them!  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, then why not make one for my family?
How had my kids not ever heard of Grasshopper Pie?!  Gasp!

So I made one…but I made it even cuter.  In jars.  One for everyone!  So fun.

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

Minty.  Creamy.  Chocolatey!

No Bake Mini Grasshopper Pies
 
Serves: Makes 5 mini pies.
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups coarsely chopped oreo cookies (remove the icing centres first) See instructions.
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup Creme de Menthe (see notes)
  • 1½ cups whipping cream
  • chocolate shavings
  • 5 mini mason jars
Instructions
  1. First, remove all the icing centres of your Oreo cookies (about ½ 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.
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!

Have a delicious day!

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Comments

  1. The do look absolutely delicious Jo-Anna.

  2. Loretta H. says:

    So cute and they look delicious.
    Where did you find mini mason jars? perfect desssert size.

  3. YUMMY! So pretty in those jars!

  4. YUM! This looks absolutely delectable–thank you for the recipe!

  5. Looks delicious and the presentation is darling – what’s not to love? Happy Monday from the enchanted oven.
    xo,
    Lisa

  6. Sounds delicious! :)

  7. Those are so pretty. I love the jars and those ingredients! Mmmmm, sounds so light, fluffy and delicious.

  8. Yummo! I would eat one of these right now! And they look adorable in the jars. =)

    ~ Catie

  9. 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 :)

  10. Elizabeth says:

    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

  11. these look too good to be true! can’t wait to try these. i looove mint and chocolate

  12. GORGEOUS!! And yummy!! Hope you can link this up at my trendy tuesday party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2013/03/trendy-tuesday-26.html

  13. love them very pretty as well
    come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  14. These are absolutely adorable! Everything looks better in a mason jar :)

  15. Desserts like this are just so cute in jars…I’m breaking that rule this year too! These look so delicious!!!

  16. Oh yum! These look delicious and cute :) Thanks for linking up at the 6 days of spring party – Kelly (thelilypadcottage)

  17. These look awesome! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Funday! XOXO – Cheryl

  18. This is seriously the cutest canning jar repurpose idea I have seen yet. We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at allthingswithpurpose.com. Hope to see you there!!

  19. I absolutely love grasshoppers, and these sound amazing!

    I would like to invite you to link up to my party, Manic Monday. http://cupcake-n-bake.blogspot.com/2013/03/manic-monday-7.html

    Hope to see you there!

  20. Pi Day is next week and these would be perfect! Pinned!

  21. Beautiful pics, beautiful food…thanks for inspiring food fun!

    Would love to invite you to my blog, there’s even a Spring Bash going on right now with easy ways to earn craft products! Come for a read at Creatively Redeeming Her, http://www.creativelyredeemingher.blogspot.com/2013/03/invitin-you-to-my-spring-bash.html.

    Cheers!

  22. These look amazing – my daughter, who loves Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies will love making these! Glad you shared at our spring party! Sharing on my FB page now and pinning!
    Kelly

  23. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    You just keep on putting those goodies in mason jars ~ I think it makes them irresistible!
    Pinning :)

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

  24. Hi! Followed you over from Sundae School Link Party. This looks delicious. I love grasshopper pie and love no bake desserts. Thanks for sharing. Now following via G+

  25. Please,Please,Please, TELL US where to buy the mini mason jars!
    What a delightful little dessert .
    Thank You

  26. These are perfect for St. Pat’s ~ or any other time! Thanks so much for sharing ~

  27. I don’t think that’s a rule. And if it is…rules were made to be broken! ;) You know what I love about individual servings of cakes? No kids fussing that someone else got a bigger piece! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!

  28. Could I use mint green tea instead of creme de menthe?

  29. Some stores sell chocolate wafers that have no frosting…also, could use a crushed chocolate pie crust….

  30. Kathy richman says:

    I need to make a non alcoholic version. Can mint syrup be used in place of the Creme de menthe?

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