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No Bake Grasshopper Pie with Cool Whip | a 60’s treat {Video}

This scrumptiously super EASY no bake grasshopper pie with cool whip is so light and fluffy – In addition to the delicious Cool Whip, there is Cream Cheese, Oreos & Crème de Menthe!

With a smooth minty chocolate-y taste, folks will ask for seconds. Think mint chocolate chip ice cream! Did I say it was easy to make? Yayssss!!!

I promise you this grasshopper pie recipe is so easy it will only take about 20 minutes tops to put the pie together, then toss it in the freezer until you are ready to serve!  And we’ve got lots of Easy Dessert Recipes for you to enjoy here at YCLROL/Pie Lady Bakes!

This recipe was originally published in August 2015, and updated June 28, 2021. 

You will need: oreo cookies, cool whip, sweetened condensed milk, unsalted butter, cream cheese, creme de menthe, and creme de cacao. 

grasshopper pie with cool whip two slices of pie on white plates and green striped napkin

GRASSHOPPER PIE FROM THE 60’S

I love to find these vintage dessert recipes when searching through my Mom’s and Grandma’s recipes.  This Super Easy No Bake Grasshopper Pie with Cool looks gorgeous doesn’t it?

First launched in the 60’s, this recipe is definitely a classic. This was one of those old fashioned dessert recipes that moms everywhere took to bridge club, neighborhood potlucks, and church suppers.

Some of my favourites include our recipes for seven layer bars, old fashioned coffee cake, and key lime pie!

Do you remember marshmallow and jellied salads? Yep I know you do!

Mom always had a jellied salad, and something with marshmallows in it for all of her dinners. Well this No Bake Grasshopper Pie from the 60’s is just like that.

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Creating these awesome recipes from the past is so much fun.  The best part is that it gives you a chance to share with your family. 

Now the 60’s is definitely going back a ways – well maybe not for me, but I’m sure for others! This would definitely be an early 60’s throwback, definitely before the Beatles and bell bottoms!

My grasshopper pie recipe uses cream cheese blended with sweetened condensed milk and Cool Whip – I love the rich texture of it.

And the combination of both creme de menthe and creme de cacao give it a unique taste don’t you think? I add just a few drops of green food coloring to get that gorgeous mint green color.

sprinkle with leftover cookie crumbs and chill until ready to serve

There are lots and lots of grasshopper pie recipes out there, with different permutations and combinations!

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WHAT ARE SOME OTHER KINDS OF GRASSHOPPER PIE RECIPES?

  • grasshopper pie using creme de menthe & marshmallow
  • grasshopper pie with cool whip & cream cheese (our recipe in this post!)
  • grasshopper pie with Andes Mints – yummy!!
  • non alcoholic grasshopper pie (our recipe uses Creme de Menthe and Creme de Cacao but you can just leave them out and use the green food colouring!)

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TIPS TO MAKE A PERFECT GRASSHOPPER PIE WITH COOL WHIP

Crush the cookies using your food processor

crush the oreo cookies in food processor

and add the melted butter

add melted butter to oreo cookie crumbs in food processor

Press firmly into your greased 9” pie plate and chill while you are making the filling.

press oreo cookie mixture into a greased pie plate

(TIP: make sure your pie plate has a wide rim on it or use a deep dish pie plate.  I used an aluminum foil pie plate since I’m still at the trailer)

In a large mixing bowl, whip the cream cheese until fluffy (tip: make sure the cream cheese is really soft)

mix cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk

Gradually add in the sweetened condensed milk until smooth

Stir in the lemon juice, green food colouring and the liqueurs – (tip: I used a hand electric mixer to really mix it well – the cream cheese tends to be a bit lumpy)

add green food colouring and creme de menthe

Fold in the Cool Whip.

stir in cool whip glass bowl

Chill the filling for 20 minutes before you build your pie.

Have fun with this and have the best day.

Building the pie:

  • Pour the filling into the cookie pie crust and smooth the top with some swirls with your knife.
  • Put in the fridge for 4 hours until it is set.
spread pie filling onto chilled crushed oreo cookie pie crust
Heap the chilled filling into the center of the crust.

Garnish:

Sprinkle crushed cookies over the top and serve.

sprinkle with leftover cookie crumbs and chill until ready to serve

You can freeze any leftover pie filling– maybe make a milkshake?  I’m really interested to hear if anyone tries this – be sure to let me know in the comments below!

HOW TO MAKE GRASSHOPPER PIE WITH COOL WHIP

But wouldn’t it be fun to serve this amazing No Bake Grasshopper Pie Recipe this weekend? That’s what this post is all about. Helping you rock your next meal with the FAM. With lots and lots of time leftover for you!

This post will take you step-by-step. And be sure to print some extra copies of the recipe. Coz you will want to have it ready to give it to your friends when they ask for it!

Trust me, they will ask.

If you like this recipe please give it a 5 star rating.

xo, Judy

slice of no bake grasshopper pie with cool whip square
Yield: 8

Super Easy No Bake Grasshopper Pie | a 60's Treat!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

This scrumptiously super EASY no bake grasshopper pie from the 60's is so light and fluffy – full of delicious Cool Whip, cream cheese, Oreos and Crème de Menthe! With a smooth minty chocolate-y taste, folks will ask for seconds. Think mint chocolate chip ice cream! NOTE:  Cook Time shown is actually 4 hours to chill in the refrigerator. 

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 2 cups Oreo cookies, 24-26, finely crushed
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter , melted

Filling:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice , from concentrate
  • ¼ cup creme de menthe
  • ¼ cup creme de cacao
  • 2 cups Cool Whip , thawed
  • 3 drops green food coloring

Instructions

  1. Crush the cookies using your food processor, and add the melted butter
  2. Press firmly into your greased 9” pie plate and chill while you are making the filling.
  3. (TIP: make sure your pie plate has a wide rim on it or use a deep dish pie plate. I used an aluminum foil pie plate since I'm still at the trailer)
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whip the cream cheese until fluffy (tip: make sure the cream cheese is really soft)
  5. Gradually add in the sweetened condensed milk until smooth
  6. Stir in the lemon juice and the liqueurs - (tip: I used a whisk to really mix it well - the cream cheese tends to be a bit lumpy)
  7. Fold in the Cool Whip.
  8. Chill the filling for 20 minutes before you build your pie.
  9. Pour the filling into the cookie pie crust and smooth the top with some swirls with your knife.
  10. Put in the fridge for 4 hours until it is set.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 738Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 401mgCarbohydrates: 89gFiber: 2gSugar: 71gProtein: 10g

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Hi there, I'm Judy, it's awesome to meet you! I'm a writer, master pie baker and I've been helping people reach their personal and career goals for over 30 years.   I believe everyone should experience the joy of creating old fashioned recipes, just like Mom or Grandma used to make. And I also help you to create those memories for you and your family with Simple, Delicious, Wholesome recipes that you can learn to make. We also help you discover that Simple Living isn't just a concept.  It's a state of mind. Comforting food and Simple Living. It's all here. You can read more on my About page!

Debi Mansour

Wednesday 31st of March 2021

I used whipped whipping cream instead of cool whip. Left out the lemon juice. I wish I had waited and chilled b4 filling. Was delicious, though!

Judy Kahansky

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Hi Debi, I'm sure it was wonderful! Thanks so much.

Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life

Wednesday 12th of August 2015

Oh my goodness this looks yummy! It would last about 2 minutes in my house! Thanks for sharing it with us at #FoodieFriDIY!

Judy

Wednesday 12th of August 2015

You're welcome and thanks for your kind words! I love #FoodieFriDIY and your blog!

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