Grasshopper Pie Recipe: The most Delicious Birthday Treat

I’ll admit, sometimes when I tell people that I love Grasshopper Pie I get a funny look. 😉  For years I had my kids going, convinced that they were actually eating grasshoppers in this yummy dessert.  When I finally told them the truth they didn’t find it too funny. lol!  I don’t remember the first place I had this minty ice cream and chocolatey goodness, but I know that it was some time around my 12th birthday, because from that time on, it has been my favorite birthday treat.  I asked my mom for it every year, and now I make it for myself.  It is gooey, sweet and totally indulgent, which is what makes it perfect for a once a year birthday treat!  It’s a no-bake, easy to create treat that you can make in about 30 minutes and have it in the freezer, getting ready to eat.  Here is what you’ll need:

grasshopper pie recipe

1 Package Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

1 Container Whipped Topping

1 bottle hot fudge

1 .5 Quarts Mint Chip Ice Cream (set this out to thaw about 30 minutes before you make the pie)

Place the chocolate cookies in a food processor (I use this one) and pulse and chop until they are ground into small chunks.

grasshopper pie recipe

grasshopper pie recipe

Spread the chopped up cookies into the bottom of a 3 quart dish, reserving about 3/4 of a cup.  Set that aside for later.

grasshopper pie rcipe

grasshopper pie recipe

Take the softened ice cream and spread it on top of the cookie crust.

grasshopper pie recipe

grasshopper pie recipe

grasshopper pie recipe

top with hot fudge and then add the whipped topping.  Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs, cover with plastic wrap and put it in the freezer to harden.

grasshopper pie recipe

grasshopper pie recipe

It will need to freeze for about 12-24 hours before you serve it.  When you are ready to serve, remove it from the freezer 20 minutes before you want to cut it.

grasshopper pie recipe

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It is super rich, so small pieces go a long way!

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Is your mouth watering?  This  SO yummy!!  Let me know what you think after you devour a few slices. 😉

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Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. Here on Pink Peppermint Design, she aims to share creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events, as well as her life, with thousands of readers every month. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.
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