Grasshopper Dessert Squares

Frosty freezer desserts save the day as they can be made ahead. This one combines a favorite chocolate and minty flavor.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 10 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups chocolate cookie crumbs (from 15-oz package)
1/4
cup sugar
6
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, cubed, softened
1/3
cup green crème de menthe liqueur
1/4
cup white crème de cacao liqueur
1 1/2
jars (7 oz each) marshmallow creme (2 1/4 cups)
1 1/2
cups whipping cream

  • 1 Line 13x9-inch pan with foil so edges of foil extend over sides of pan; spray with cooking spray. In pan, mix cookie crumbs, sugar and butter. Press evenly in bottom of pan.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cream cheese, crème de menthe and crème de cacao with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add marshmallow creme; beat until smooth. Refrigerate about 45 minutes or until mixture mounds when dropped from a spoon.
  • 3 In chilled large bowl, beat whipping cream on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into marshmallow mixture until blended. Pour over crust. Freeze about 4 hours or until firm.
  • 4 Remove from pan, using foil to lift. Let dessert stand at room temperature 10 minutes before cutting. Freeze any remaining dessert tightly covered.

Expert Tips

Shave off 65 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving by replacing the beaten whipping cream with 3 cups of reduced-fat whipped topping.

You can use 2/3 cup crème de menthe syrup in place of the liqueurs in this recipe You'll find the syrup in the ice-cream toppings section of your supermarket.

To easily scoop the marshmallow creme out of the jars, lightly spray a rubber scraper with cooking spray.

Top each serving with a dollop of whipped cream and chopped chocolate mint candies.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
355
(
Calories from Fat
235),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
26%
(Saturated Fat
16g,
16%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
18%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.