Perfect No-Bake Grasshopper Pie

Grasshopper pie is the mint and chocolate dessert you’ve been dreaming of. And this homemade recipe makes the best one yet! 

Grasshopper Pie

If your pie-eating is usually reserved for Thanksgiving time, it sure won’t be for long! This Grasshopper Pie is so good, you’ll want it all year long!

close up of slice of grasshopper pie with cream, chocolate shavings, and mint

I mean, mint and chocolate together in a quick no-bake pie? Could it be any better? This recipe has a buttery chocolate and mint crust that’s filled with creamy sweet mint filling. 

Grasshopper pie is our family’s favorite treat for warm evenings and summer picnics. It’s even made an appearance as a few birthday cakes over the years because it’s just that good!

It’s easy to make too! My kids help out just about every time I make it. They especially love crushing some Oreos in a big bag so they can decorate the top of the pie too!

And if you’re a pie lover and want a quick treat, make sure you try my strawberry hand pie recipe too!

overhead shot of grasshopper pie and pie slice

More recipes you’ll love 

Grasshopper Pie Recipe

This easy-peasy grasshopper pie only takes about 15 minutes to prepare but will have everyone singing when they eat it! It’s absolutely delish!

Ingredients

ingredients for grasshopper pie
  • 30-32 mint chocolate sandwich cookies
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 32 large marshmallows
  • ½ cup half-and-half
  • 2 tbsp creme de menthe flavored syrup
  • 2 tbsp chocolate syrup
  • Green food coloring, optional
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream

Some additional tools you may need: 

  • Food processor
  • Mixing bowls
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Pie plate
  • Medium saucepan
  • Electric mixer
  • Rubber spatula

How to Make Grasshopper Pie

slice of grasshopper pie on a plate topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings

Don’t forget to download the full printable recipe below so you can print it out and use it whenever you feel like making this delicious recipe!

  • To make grasshopper pie, start adding the cookies into a food processor and pulse until you have a fine crumb.
  • Add the crumbs to a medium-sized mixing bowl, reserving a few tablespoons for decoration.
  • Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Add the butter to the cookie crumbs and stir together until the mixture is well combined.
  • Pour the crumb mixture into your pie plate and gently pack the mixture all around the inside of the plate.
  • Place the crust in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  • To make your filling, use a large bowl to prepare an ice bath with ice and water. Set aside.
  • Place another large mixing bowl in the freezer with the beaters of your hand mixer.
  • In a medium saucepan, add the marshmallows and half-and-half and place over low heat.
  • Stir constantly until the marshmallows are melted and immediately transfer the saucepan into the prepared ice bath.
  • Continue stirring occasionally until the marshmallow mixture is completely cool.
  • Stir in the chocolate syrup and creme de menthe flavoring. You can also add your food coloring now if you are using it.
  • Remove the mixing bowl from the freezer and add in the heavy whipping cream.
  • Beat the cream until stiff peaks form and fold it into the marshmallow mixture.
  • Pour the completed filling into the prepared crust.
  • Sprinkle the top with your extra cookie crumbs.
  • Place the pie in the freezer for at least 2 hours and let thaw for 10 minutes before serving. 
grasshopper pie slice with st patricks decorations

Tips Tricks and FAQs 

  • If you don’t have creme de menthe syrup lying around, you can substitute about ½ teaspoon of mint extract in its place. You may have to add 1-2 tablespoons of water to thin out your filling if you make this substitute, but it will still taste great! Make sure to do a quick taste test to make sure there’s enough mint flavor before pouring the filling in the crust.
  • Make sure that your marshmallow is completely cool before moving on in the recipe! It’s gonna test your patience, but if there is any heat leftover in the marshmallow it’ll melt the cream and your filling won’t set up correctly. 
  • If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a large disposable bag and a rolling pin to crush the cookies. Place the cookies in the bag and crush them until they’re fine crumbs. This is a great time to get your kids involved!

Storage

You can store this pie in the fridge or the freezer once it’s finished. I usually just keep it in a sealed container in the fridge and pull it out 10 minutes before we’re ready to eat! 

In the freezer, it’ll last about 3-4 months and in the fridge about 3 days. 

Why do I need to chill my bowl when whipping cream? 

Taking the extra time to chill your bowl is so helpful! Heat is the enemy of those stiff peaks you’re looking for, so starting with a chilled bowl will help you quickly and effectively get the whipped cream you need!

More Easy Dessert Recipes

Did you make this? Let us know how it went in the comments!

Yield: 8

Grasshopper Pie

grasshopper pie in a pie plate with one slice on a plate

Grasshopper pie is the mint and chocolate dessert you’ve been dreaming of. And this homemade recipe makes the best one yet! 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 30-32 mint chocolate sandwich cookies
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 32 large marshmallows
  • ½ cup half-and-half
  • 2 tbsp creme de menthe flavored syrup
  • 2 tbsp chocolate syrup
  • Green food coloring, optional
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. To make grasshopper pie, start adding the cookies into a food processor and pulse until you have a fine crumb.
  2. Add the crumbs to a medium-sized mixing bowl, reserving a few tablespoons for decoration.
  3. Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl.
  4. Add the butter to the cookie crumbs and stir together until the mixture is well combined.
  5. Pour the crumb mixture into your pie plate and gently pack the mixture all around the inside of the plate.
  6. Place the crust in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  7. To make your filling, use a large bowl to prepare an ice bath with ice and water. Set aside.
  8. Place another large mixing bowl in the freezer with the beaters of your hand mixer.
  9. In a medium saucepan, add the marshmallows and half-and-half and place over low heat.
  10. Stir constantly until the marshmallows are melted and immediately transfer the saucepan into the prepared ice bath.
  11. Continue stirring occasionally until the marshmallow mixture is completely cool.
  12. Stir in the chocolate syrup and creme de menthe flavoring. You can also add your food coloring now if you are using it.
  13. Remove the mixing bowl from the freezer and add in the heavy whipping cream.
  14. Beat the cream until stiff peaks form and fold it into the marshmallow mixture.
  15. Pour the completed filling into the prepared crust.
  16. Sprinkle the top with your extra cookie crumbs.
  17. Place the pie in the freezer for at least 2 hours and let thaw for 10 minutes before serving. 

Leave a Reply

Skip to Recipe
%d bloggers like this: