This is like those chocolate minty cookies sold by neighborhood girls in the Spring...only more creamy and "adult." A decadent indulgence. (I challenge you to find one ingredient in here with any redeeming nutritional value. But what the heck.)

St. Patrick's Day Pie (a.k.a. Grasshopper Pie)

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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes plus 2 hours freezing
  • Baking Time: none
  • Serves: 14
St. Patrick's Day Pie (a.k.a. Grasshopper Pie)



  • 1 lb of Oreo cookies, filling scrapped out 
  • 4 T. butter, melted 


  • 3/4 c. creme de menthe  
  • 1/4 c. creme de cocoa (clear)
  • 1 c. sugar 
  • 1/2 c. light corn syrup 
  • 1 T. vanilla 
  • 1 qt. heavy whipping cream


  1. Pulse the cookies in a food processor until small, uniform crumbs form.
  2. Drizzle in the melted butter and pulse a few times until mixed.
  3. Pack crumb mixture evenly into the bottom of a springform pan or large pie pan, saving out 1-2 T. of crumbs to sprinkle on the top later.
  4. In a bowl, combine creme de menth, creme de cacao, sugar, syrup and vanilla. Stir until sugar is dissolved. 
  5. In a separate bowl, beat the heavy cream into soft peaks.
  6. Gently fold the green mixture into the cream until blended.
  7. Pour filling into crust and freeze for at least 2 hours.
  8. Remove springform pan sides and sprinkle with remaining crumbs before serving.
  9. Store remaining pie, covered, in freezer.

Recipe Submitted By

Havens Levitt, Albuquerque, NM
St. Patrick's Day Pie (a.k.a. Grasshopper Pie)

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