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A slice of pe on a plate, with Grasshopper Pie Ask my children, I was not the parent they went to for math homework help, but I’m all about joining math geeks around the world celebrating PI Day. Any excuse for a good piece of pie, right? Grasshopper Pie, a frozen mint pie in a chocolate cookie crust, is also a good choice for St. Patrick’s Day.

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. (www.piday.org)

Dove candy wrappersI decided to chop up some Dove Dark Chocolate Mint candies to garnish my pie (and I maybe ate a few along the way), and just love the surprise messages inside the foil wrappers. “Remember the simple pleasures in life. Love, Dove.” Enjoy!

A close up of Grasshopper Pie

A slice of pe on a plate, with Grasshopper Pie

Grasshopper Pie

Grasshopper Pie - a frozen mint pie in a chocolate cookie crust.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Chill Time 1 d
Total Time 1 d 35 mins
Course Pies & Pastries
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 853 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 38 large marshmallows
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons Creme de Menthe
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Creme de Cocoa
  • 1 1/3 cup whipping cream whipped
  • 12-14 Dove Mint & Dark Chocolate candies chopped (about 1/2 cup)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Combine chocolate cookie crumbs and melted butter and press into bottom of a 10-inch spring-form pan. Bake for 10 minutes; cool completely.
  • Heat milk and marshmallows in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally until all the marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  • Once cool, whisk gently, then stir in Creme de Menthe and Creme de Cocoa until combined. (You may add a couple drops of green food coloring now if you like.) Fold in the whipped cream and pour over the chocolate crust.
  • Cover and freeze overnight.
  • To serve, remove sides of pan and garnish with more whipped cream and chopped Dove mint & dark chocolate candies if you like.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingsCalories: 853kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 51gFat: 49gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 288mgSodium: 274mgFiber: 1gSugar: 33g
Keyword Creme de Menthe, mint, pie
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