This post is NOT sponsored by Girl Scouts or their cookies… but I’m totally available.
But seriously I just realized pie day is in, like, a few days and I didn’t have a pie recipe to share here! Turns out I did—you can find some HERE—but I forgot. Too late. I already made this.
So March 14th is National Pi Day (a.k.a. Pie Day) because of math or something. I’m not sure, but there’s pie and that’s what I’m interested in. And I love grasshopper pie, that chocolatey and minty concoction based on the cocktail of the same name. Most of the time it’s a mix of whipped cream or “whipped topping” mixed with gelatin and mint extract. Being that it’s based on a cocktail I prefer to sneak some creme de menthe in there. Rather than using gelatin, where you get that unmistakable snap or the giggly stuff, I use melted mini marshmallows, similar to my Creamsicle pie. This way you get a mousse-like filling that’s luxurious and silken but still holds its shape when sliced.
Oh yeah. It’s also Girl Scout cookie season… C’mon.
Normally grasshopper pies have a base of chocolate wafers blitzed to a crumble. Well, what could be better than using Thin Mints®? Seriously? Those crispy chocolate cookies, laced with minty coolness and draped in chocolate. Shut up. They’re so good and I wait all year for them and simply just eating them on their own isn’t enough for me. I needed another vehicle to enjoy these. Making them into a pie was it for sure.
Seriously, support your local troop and buy some cookies. Make this pie. Just don’t tell them that brown paper bag has creme de menthe in it.
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