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Grasshopper Pie Lush

grasshopper pie lush Dessert
Grasshopper Pie Lush
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 6 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24

Some flavor combinations are truly better together, like the cool mint and rich chocolate of a grasshopper cocktail, grasshopper pie and now grasshopper lush. That’s right, the Betty Crocker™ Test Kitchens have dreamed up a decadent new dessert featuring classic grasshopper flavor. It all starts with a fudgy brownie base bedecked with chopped Oreo™ mint creme chocolate sandwich cookies, covered with minty pudding and topped with Cool Whip™ frozen whipped topping and (more!) crushed cookies. Since it’s made to be made ahead, and in your 13x9 no less, it’s perfect for a party—just prepare to come home with an empty dish! MORE+ LESS-

Updated February 6, 2019
Betty Crocker Premium Brownie Mix
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Betty Crocker Premium Brownie Mix

Ingredients

Brownie Base

1
box (18.3 oz) Betty Crocker™ fudge brownie mix
Water, oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box for cakelike brownies
25
Oreo™ mint creme chocolate sandwich cookies, coarsely chopped (about 3 1/2 cups)

Topping

2
boxes (3.3 oz each) Jell-O™ white chocolate-flavor instant pudding & pie filling mix
2 1/2
cups cold milk
1
container (8 oz) Cool Whip™ frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/4
teaspoon Betty Crocker™ green gel food color
1/4
teaspoon peppermint extract

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Make brownie batter as directed on box for cakelike brownies. Stir in 1 cup of the chopped cookies. Spread in pan. Bake 24 to 26 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat dry pudding mixes and milk with whisk about 2 minutes or until thick. Stir in 1 cup whipped topping, the food color and peppermint extract. Stir in 2 cups of the chopped cookies. Spread over brownie. Drop remaining whipped topping by spoonfuls over pudding layer; spread evenly. Refrigerate 4 hours.
  • 4
    When ready to serve, sprinkle remaining cookies on top. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pieces.

Expert Tips

  • For best results and easy cutting, be sure to refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  • Roughly chopping the sandwich cookies by hand gives the best texture. If you’re in a rush, place cookies in a zip-top plastic bag, and crush by going over with a rolling pin a few times.
  • Grasshopper flavor began with the iconic cocktail, which is made with cream, crème de menthe and white crème de cacao. It’s a sweet drink and accordingly was served as a dessert cocktail. “Grasshopper” refers to the bright green color of the drink.
  • Grasshopper pie was inspired by the cocktail. Typically, grasshopper pie includes a no-bake crust of crushed chocolate wafer cookies and a cold, creamy filling made of marshmallows, crème de menthe and crème de cacao—among other sweet ingredients.
  • Lushes, sometimes called dessert lasagnas, are decadent chilled treats that feature several sweet layers. Usually the base of a lush is made of cookies or brownies while layers often include pudding, whipped cream, cream cheese and other rich and creamy ingredients. With their pretty layers and crowd-friendly sizing (our recipes are all made in 13x9-inch pans), lushes are perfect for a party!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Potassium
65mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
28g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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