Pour filling onto crust and top with more cookie crumbs. Freeze to set.Pour filling onto crust and top with more cookie crumbs. Freeze to set.
Whip heavy cream and mix with marshmallow mixtureWhip heavy cream and mix with marshmallow mixture
Cool saucepan over iceCool saucepan over ice
And melt with half and half over low heatAnd melt with half and half over low heat
Take your weirdo ricemellow...Take your weirdo ricemellow...
Pour the crumbs into a pie plate and press into placePour the crumbs into a pie plate and press into place
Cookie crumbs for the crustCookie crumbs for the crust
Pour in melted butter and processPour in melted butter and process
Add cookies to food processorAdd cookies to food processor
PW Grasshopper PiePW Grasshopper Pie
  • Pour filling onto crust and top with more cookie crumbs. Freeze to set.
  • Whip heavy cream and mix with marshmallow mixture
  • Cool saucepan over ice
  • And melt with half and half over low heat
  • Take your weirdo ricemellow...
  • Pour the crumbs into a pie plate and press into place
  • Cookie crumbs for the crust
  • Pour in melted butter and process
  • Add cookies to food processor
  • PW Grasshopper Pie

We’re not much into celebrating birthdays. We recognize them, but generally don’t make a big deal out of them or throw big parties. When we were young, my parents would occasionally give us a small gift, but we always always got to choose what we had for dinner. And dessert.

I would often ask my mom to make grasshopper pie. (What an unfortunate name for a delicious dessert, don’t you think?) Grandmom had passed down an old recipe, and it was a good one.

Fast forward a couple decades, and The Pioneer Woman posted a similar old-timey recipe for grasshopper pie.

But wait.

Grasshopper pie is supposed to have creme de menthe in it?! And creme de cacao?? All those childhood years, deprived of our liquor!

In honour of that revelation, I made it myself, P-Dub style.

A couple modifications:

  • I made the mistake of looking at the ingredients on the marshmallow fluff jar. I know, I know. A fatal mistake. I was seriously weirded out by its being primarily made of corn syrup, so on a whim I checked the Health Market section at Hy-Vee for a “healthier” substitute. Guess what I found? Ricemellow. An even weirder but quasi-healthier marshmallow fluff alternative made out of rice syrup. Now you know.
  • I also skipped the food colouring because I couldn’t find a natural alternative to Yellow #5, Blue #2, etc.
  • The recipe calls for 2T each of creme de menthe and creme de cacao, but then instructs you to taste and adjust. … After tasting, I confess I added a total of 4T each. I wanted the flavour to be WHAMMO-in-your-face. And now it is.

3 Responses to “The Pioneer Woman’s Grasshopper Pie”

  1. erin
    30 March 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    And? how was it?
    Happy Birthday :)

  2. CoMo Homestead
    31 March 2011 at 9:08 am #

    Well, I think doubling the alcohol might have overdone it a little bit. :) I think there was a little too much creme de menthe, and the thing did not want to freeze all the way. I think it was because of the extra alcohol.

  3. erin
    31 March 2011 at 9:35 pm #

    I’ve never made it but it’s looking kind of good ( ok i’ve never actually ATE it either LOL)