No grasshoppers were harmed in the making of this pie! While I am fairly certain in some countries they do have pies made of actual grasshoppers, (ew!) this one just features creme de menthe. This pie gained it’s popularity in the 1970’s and is now a classic dessert. I had never had it before finding this recipe but my grandmother says it was a big hit, and she made it often for company coming. I would have liked to be that company! What an amazing treat for young and old. This one definitely deserves your attention.
Oreos are the secret ingredient in the crust, but back in the old days they were called Hydrox cookies. Same thing, same deliciousness. They actually sell Oreo crumbs if you don’t feel like crushing up the cookies but I feel like that leaves out the cream, which really makes it seem more homemade and adds some flavor. Just my humble opinion, go the old-fashioned route!
Recipe and photo courtesy of Pioneer Woman.
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Quick Tip: Use Italian mint soda and powdered white chocolate mixed with vanilla in place of the liqueur in this dessert if you like.