First came the Grasshopper cocktail with crème de menthe, making it green and coining the name. Sometime around the ’60s, the name was handed down to a pie. I love stories like these because most people know what Grasshopper Pie is but never stop to think what a grasshopper has to do with it.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Chill Time: 4 hours
- Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
- Yield: 1 pie; serves 6-8 1x
- Category: Desserts
- 1/2 (10-ounce) package Grasshopper Mint & Fudge cookies
- 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 3–4 drops green food coloring
- 1 store-bought (or homemade) chocolate crumb crust
- Chopped mint Oreos
- In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the cookies into ﬁne crumbs. Reserve 1/4 cup of the crumbs for garnish.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer ﬁtted with the paddle, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the condensed milk and beat until well combined and smooth, about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl once. Add enough food coloring to achieve a light mint green color and stir in the cookie crumbs.
- Spoon the ﬁlling into the prepared crust and smooth the top.
- Sprinkle the reserved crumbs on top with the chopped mint Oreos and cover the pie with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or up to 1 day. Cut into slices and serve.
Keywords: grasshopper, pie