Mouthwatering Chocolate Pie With Just a Hint of Mint

grasshopper pieEvery year, I try to make the Girl Scout cookies last as long as I can. And every year I fail. Thin Mints, you are my love, my life, and my downfall. Which is why this mint chocolate pie caught my interest.

Stuffed with all the chocolate minty goodness that makes my favorite cookie so impossible to resist, some people call it a Grasshopper pie. I just call it irre-friggin-sistible. I think the real seller is the mint, which cools your mouth and cuts the chocolate just enough that you can almost pretend you're not eating something so sweet it's bad for you ... almost.

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Chocolate Mint Pie (adapted from A Taste of Home)

Ingredients:

  • 20 Oreos (40 halves), fillings discarded, cookies crushed
  • 5 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup hot milk
  • 24 large marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup creme de menthe liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons white creme de cacao
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped
  • Green food dye.

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425°F.

In a bowl, mix crushed oreo cookie halves and butter. Pat into bottom and sides of 10 inch pie dish.

Bake in oven for 5 to 10 minutes; remove from oven and cool completely. Once cooled, place in freezer to chill.

In saucepan, melt marshmallows in milk over medium heat. Remove from heat and cool. Add creme de menthe and creme de cacao, and mix well.

Add a drop or two of green food dye if desired. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into chilled pie shell. Freeze for 3 or 4 hours.

What is your favorite chocolate/mint mixed dessert?

 

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