Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Goin' Green - Grasshopper Pie

I don't really do to much for the St. Patty's day holiday other then plan elaborate menu's in my head. The salesman is not a fan of traditional corned beef and cabbage (go figure!) so I usually come up with other alternatives to have for the evening. We don't really go out for that night since we have little muffins and don't want to put ourselves out there with all of the crazies so I try to do something fun for the evening here. One of my favorite green treats to make is frozen grasshopper pie. It is so easy and so delicious and makes everyone happy around here. I don't have a picture to share (sorry!) but I plan to make this for our weekend Patty Party so hopefully a picture will be posted soon. But, don't let that stop you from trying this. I promise, you won't be sorry!

1 Chocolate cookie pie crust (you can make your own but this is easier!)
1/2 of a 1/2 gallon mint chip ice cream- softened
1 container hot fudge sauce
1 small container cool whip
2 cups crushed mint oreos

Spread half of the hot fudge sauce on to the bottom of the pie crust. Pop it in the freezer for a minute to firm up.
Next, place the ice cream into a bowl and stir in 1 cup of crushed oreos. Then, take the ice cream and gently scoop it into the pie crust as evenly as possible. Pop it back into the freezer.
Take your container of cool whip and spread it on to the ice cream and place it back in the freezer.
Place the jar of fudge sauce into the microwave and heat it up for about 20 seconds until it is a liquid consistency and easy to drizzle. Drizzle the remaining sauce evenly over the cool whip and top with the remaining crushed oreos.
Place back in the freezer and allow it to freeze for at least 3 hours. This can be make up to two days ahead. Set it out on the counter about 15 minutes before you are ready to serve.
The best way to cut the pie is to fill up a glass with super hot tap water and place you knife in the water for about 10 seconds until it is warmed up. Repeat after each slice.

Enjoy Y'all!

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