Grasshopper pie is a no bake mint pie with a mousse like filling and oreo crust. The whole family can enjoy this grasshopper pie recipe because it uses mint extract instead of alcohol. 

grasshopper pie with chocolate curls in white pie pan on white background

What is grasshopper pie

Grasshopper pie is a no bake pie with a mousse filling and chocolate cookie crust. This mint pie usually contains alcohol featuring creme de menthe which gives the pie it’s minty green color.

Our grasshopper pie recipe is alcohol free. It uses mint extract and green food coloring to produce the same results! 

If you have a stand mixer, this is a great time to use it because when you beat the pudding mix and heavy cream together, the mixture will be very thick. Once you add in the cool whip, the mixture will become more creamy and fluffy. 

Total time required

  • 3 minutes to make the oreo crust 
  • 5 minutes to make the mint filling
  • 5 minutes to make whipped cream topping
  • 4-8 hours to chill in the fridge 
slice of pie removed from grasshopper pie recipe in white pie pan

Ingredients

  • instant vanilla pudding mix
  • heavy cream
  • cool whip
  • mint extract
  • green food coloring
  • oreos
  • butter

How to make grasshopper pie

LAYER #1 – OREO CRUST

  • In a blender or food processor, pulse the oreos (the cookie and the cream) into crumbs. Combine with the melted butter and press the mixture into the pie pan using the bottom of a measuring cup.

LAYER #2 – PUDDING FILLING

  • Beat the pudding mix and heavy cream together. The mixture will be extremely thick. If you have a stand mixer, this is a great time to use it! 
  • Gently beat in the cool whip, mint extract and green food coloring. Once you add in the cool whip, the mixture will become more creamy and fluffy. Spread the filling over the crust. 

LAYER #3 – WHIPPED CREAM TOPPING

  • Top the pie with homemade whipped cream and chocolate shavings. 
slice of green mint pie on white plate on white background

How to store grasshopper pie

This pie needs to be refrigerated. It can also be frozen for a frozen dessert pie! Be sure to cover the pie with plastic wrap to keep it fresh. 

How to make easy chocolate shavings at home

The easiest way to make chocolate shavings is to take a Hershey’s bar and use a vegetable peeler to make shavings and curls.

Heat the chocolate bar in the microwave for 5-ish seconds. Use the vegetable peeler on the side of the bar to make curls. If the chocolate is breaking, heat the bar for a few more seconds until the chocolate curls when using the peeler. 

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Grasshopper pie tips

  • The pudding filling is VERY thick when mixing it. If you have a stand mixer, this is a great time to use it! 
  • Use a sharp, skinny knife to cut the pie into pieces. For clean pie slices, wipe the knife clean between each slice. 
  • Be sure to use two 3.4 oz (or 3.9) boxes, not the large 5.1 or 5.9 boxes. 
slice of green mint pie on white plate on white background

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Grasshopper Pie

Grasshopper pie is a no bake mint pie with a mousse like filling and oreo crust. The whole family can enjoy this grasshopper pie recipe because it uses mint extract instead of alcohol. 
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chilling Time: 8 hours
Servings: 16
Author: Beth

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 package oreos 14.3 oz
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter melted

Filling

  • 2 boxes instant vanilla pudding mix 3.4 oz (or 3.9) boxes not the large 5.1 or 5.9 boxes
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 container 8 oz cool whip thawed
  • ½ tsp mint extract
  • green food coloring I used kelly green gel food coloring from Wilton

Topping

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Hershey's chocolate bar optional for chocolate curls

Instructions

Crust

  • In a blender or food processor, pulse the oreos (the cookie portion and the cream portion) until fully blended.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oreo crumbs and melted butter. Press this mixture evenly into a 9 or 10 inch pie pan. Use the bottom of a measuring cup to pack the crust down. Place the crust in the fridge to chill until ready to fill.

Filling

  • In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl, combine the pudding mix and heavy cream with an electric mixer until well blended. You will NOT prepare the pudding mix as directed on the box. If you have a stand mixer, this is a great time to use it because when you beat the pudding mix and heavy cream together, the mixture will be very thick. 
  • Add the cool whip, mint extract and green food coloring, mix on low until combined. Spread this mixture over the crust. Cover the pie pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4-8 hours. 

Topping

  • Before serving the pie – place a metal or glass mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the bowl from the freezer. Add the heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract and beat with an electric mixer for 4-5 minutes, or until stiff peaks form / it’s scoop-able with a spoon and holds its shape.
  • Spoon onto the pie and top with chocolate shavings. The easiest way to make chocolate shavings is to take a Hershey’s bar and use a vegetable peeler to make shavings and curls. Heat the chocolate bar in the microwave for 5-ish seconds. Use the vegetable peeler on the side of the bar to make curls. If the chocolate is breaking, heat the bar for a few more seconds until the chocolate curls when using the peeler. 

Nutrition

Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1031IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg
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