Mini Grasshopper Pies in a Jar

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Without further ado:  Let me let Lor introduce herself and her scrumdiddlyumptious Mini Grasshopper Pies in a Jar!

Hi! I’m Lor, one of the authors at Show, Tell, Share. We’re excited to be part of the Holiday Bake, Craft, and Sew-along! I love the combination of mint and chocolate any time of the year, but especially so during the holidays. Since they’re so yummy and portable, individual grasshopper pies are a big hit with our friends, teachers, and colleagues.

This is one of the easiest recipes I’ve found for grasshopper pie. Ingredients are Oreo cookies, butter, Marshmallow Creme, peppermint extract, Cool Whip, and green food color (not pictured.)

To make the Oreo crust, pulse the cookies until crumbly and reserve 2 Tablespoons for the garnish. Then add the melted butter while processing.

I found adorable little 4 oz. jelly jars (made by Ball) at my Kroger store. These would be great for any kind of little holiday gift, but they are just the perfect size for our little pies.

Drop a couple of heaping scoops of crumbs into a jar and press the crust firmly around the bottom and up the sides. I used Mint Oreos this time, which made fewer pie crusts. Regular Oreos usually make about a dozen pie crusts. Put the jars with crusts into the freezer for half an hour or so to firm up before filling.

For the filling, whip the Marshmallow Creme, peppermint extract, and food color together. Fold in the Cool Whip.

Spoon filling into the frozen crusts and smooth off the top. If the crusts are frozen, the cookies will not stick to the filling as it is spread around.

Sprinkle the reserved crumbs lightly over the tops as a garnish. These could (and have!) been eaten just as they are at this point, but I think they’re even better frozen. Freeze for several hours, and then let sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving.

A festive ribbon and tag finish off this treat! These little cuties can be made now and kept in the freezer until ready to be gifted, hopefully reducing my holiday stress by several degrees. Or so I hope…

Happy Holidays!


 

Individual Grasshopper Pies

Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Approximate Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Individual Grasshopper Pies

Adorable mini grasshopper pies by Lor, from Show, Tell, Share.

Ingredients

    Crust
  • 1 package (39 cookies) Oreo chocolate cookies
  • 1/2 c. melted butter
  • Filling
  • 1 tub (7 oz. so) Marshmallow Creme
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (or more if stronger flavor is desired)
  • 6 drops green food color
  • 1 tub (8 oz. or 2 cups) Cool Whip

Instructions

    Oreo Crust
  1. To make the Oreo crust, pulse the cookies until crumbly and reserve 2 Tablespoons for the garnish. Then add the melted butter while processing.
  2. I found adorable little 4 oz. jelly jars (made by Ball) at my Kroger store. These would be great for any kind of little holiday gift, but they are just the perfect size for our little pies.
  3. Drop a couple of heaping scoops of crumbs into a jar and press the crust firmly around the bottom and up the sides. I used Mint Oreos this time, which made fewer pie crusts. Regular Oreos usually make about a dozen pie crusts. Put the jars with crusts into the freezer for half an hour or so to firm up before filling.
  4. Mint Grasshopper Filling
  5. For the filling, whip the Marshmallow Creme, peppermint extract, and food color together. Fold in the Cool Whip
  6. To Assemble The Grasshopper Pies
  7. Spoon filling into the frozen crusts and smooth off the top. If the crusts are frozen, the cookies will not stick to the filling as it is spread around.
  8. Sprinkle the reserved crumbs lightly over the tops as a garnish. These could (and have!) been eaten just as they are at this point, but I think they’re even better frozen. Freeze for several hours, and then let sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving
  9. A festive ribbon and tag finish off this treat! These little cuties can be made now and kept in the freezer until ready to be gifted, hopefully reducing my holiday stress by several degrees. Or so I hope…
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