Monday, April 9, 2012

Grasshoppa Pie!

I'm gon teach you folks how to make easy grasshoppa pie! (Ok, that was just for effect, I felt like talking like that for a minute.)

This dessert is one of my all-time favorites, and VERY easy. It's just the right time of year for a nice GREEN dessert that will cool you off as you sit on the porch outside! (Having the time to do that is always a fantasy of mine...) I think I like this dessert so much because sometimes I just feel like a good old fashioned break from cookies and brownies for dessert, but some desserts are SO complicated!

This recipes only calls for four ingredients:
1 gallon mint chocolate chip ice cream
3 tbsp. butter
1 pkg. Oreos (you might have leftovers!) or chocolate cracker things (like Teddy Grahams)
1 jar hot fudge sauce

Leave your ice cream on the counter so it softens. Crush the Oreos or cookies. I put them in a plastic storage Ziploc bag and use the back of a glass cup. Melt the butter in a medium-large bowl and mix the crushed cookies in, stirring until all cookies are moist. Press the cookie mixture into the bottom of a glass pan (for a thicker ice cream bar, use 8x11, for thinner use 9x13). Bake at 350 for ten minutes. Allow the crust to cool before scooping the softened ice cream into the dish. This is where you can get creative- layer the ice cream with hot fudge, alternating however you like. Use the entire gallon of ice cream and then top with a final drizzle of hot fudge. Stick it in your freezer then to allow everything to stick together, and you got yourself some grasshopper pie!


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