Monday, March 12, 2012

Grasshopper Dessert Squares

Green and minty, cold and creamy. A St. Patrick's Day dessert. Make ahead and store in the freezer tightly covered if you wish.
Grasshopper Dessert Squares
Source: The Pampered Chef Delightful Desserts cookbook, page 6

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21 Fudge mint cookies (1 1⁄4 cups finely chopped )
1 tablespoon Butter, melted
1 qt Vanilla Ice cream
1 container (8oz) Frozen Topping, thawed, divided
1⁄4 tsp peppermint extract
4-5 drops green food coloring (optional)
fresh mint leaves
Additional fudge mint cookies, cut in half (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Finely chop cookies; place in a small bowl. Add butter, mix well. Press crumb mixture onto bottom of square baking pan. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool completely

Place ice cream in fridge for 20 minutes to soften. Chill a bowl in fridge at the same time. Place cooled crust in freezer.

Scoop ice cream into chilled bowl. Stir until softened and blended; gently fold in 2 cups of whipped topping, peppermint extract and food coloring. Spread ice cream mixture evenly over cold crust. Cover with aluminum foil; freeze 6 hours or overnight.

When ready to serve, let stand at room temp 10 minutes. Attach open start tip to Easy Accent Decorator; fill with remaining whipped topping. Cut dessert into squares with knife dipped in warm water. Garnish each square. Add cookie half and mint leaves, if desired

Yield: 9-servings   240 Calories per serving

65 comments:

Walking on Sunshine... said...

This dessert is something I would love. I love mint!!! Enjoyed all the pictures you shared in the previous post. Glad your daughter is doing better! Enjoy!

NanaDiana said...

That looks really, really good, Lorraine. I usually make that cake one for St. Pat's Day that I posted on my blog but this one looks more like a torte. I'll bet it just melts in your mouth. Hmmmm...maybe I should make a small pan of both~xo Diana

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is so pretty--and I bet tastes great too!

Maple Lane said...

This would be a favorite dessert for me! I love mint. Pretty photos, too.

Marti said...

This looks so good and in summer it would be a real fav.

Deb said...

Love, love, love mint. Thanks for this recipe. It is going into my book of favorites. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Cindy said...

Yum! My husband would love this. He likes anything chocolate mint.

Marina said...

Lively and elegant dessert!

Marydon said...

This dessert is 2D4, lmty. I love it!

Have a beautiful spring eve ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

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Maria said...

This looks so wonderfully refreshing and beautiful! I think color adds so much in a dessert's appeal, and this looks amazing! Your photography is beautiful!

Susan said...

Well my gosh, LDH, you make the YUMMIEST creations ever. Looks delish. Susan

The B's said...

I am definitely making these this weekend! But, I will not make them ahead of time, or they'll never make it to Saturday...=}

Yum!

podso said...

Perfect for St. Patrick's day!

Carol said...

Great looking dessert, looks delicious!

Heidi Hawyes said...

This looks Amazing! I love anything mint and chocolate!

Zhenya and Nika Aksutin said...

It is very interesting! You know we do not have a St. Patrick's day in Russia. It is looks very yummy!!!! Love from Russia. Nika

Just a little something from Judy said...

Perfect dessert for my family on this St. Patrick's day. Thank you!

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Yummy L! I think this looks and sounds good and refreshing. Thanks so much.

Denise said...

Oh, THANK YOU. I always make a mint chocolate pie for dessert during the month of March. But I've found that cutting it into pie-shaped pieces can be a hassle. I'm going to make squares like yours! Now, why didn't I think of that before! It's so obvious.

I'm going to have to get another box of Girl Scout mint cookies too.

T's Daily Treasures said...

I bet that's yummy! I love mint and chocolate. Delish! There is no peppermint extract to be found in my corner of the world. :/ Hope your day is great. Tammy

Maggie Ann said...

How elegant this looks....I'm afraid I would eat the whole thing myself...lol. Hope you have a wonderful week...

Marigene said...

Lovely presentation...sounds really yummy!

Debbie said...

This looks so good! I'm also glad you shared the calorie count as I'm trying to lose weight. :)

Rettabug said...

Yummo! Not very fattening, either. I'm always struggling to lose some #.
I'm bookmarking this one, for sure.
Thanks for sharing it.

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Early,
Rett

Natasha @Bite and Sip said...

That looks delicious! I forgot St. Patrick's day is coming. Too bad we do not have mint cookies over here, otherwise I would make this gourgeous dessert.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Yum--mint and chocolate--my favorite combo! And a very tempting photo too! Linda

Melissa Bo said...

What a pretty St. Patricks day dessert! =)

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

This is making me rethink my decision to ignore st oatrick's day this year. Looks refreshing. Love the out of focus leprechaun.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

How delicious this looks! Chocolate and mint play so well together. Lovely pics!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, this looks delicious! So light and refeshing with the mint, and you can never go wrong with chocolate! Just perfect for St. Patrick's Day.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at WIW.
Hugs,
Patti

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

That looks awesome - perfect for St. Pat's too - thank you so much~~

Winnie said...

This dessert is mouth-watering!
I wish I could eat it as it looks super delicious!

jessica said...

Ummm, this looks to die for!!! Thanks for sharing!

Shirley said...

This looks wonderful!! The color is great. Makes my mouth water!!

Jessi said...

Oh my, these sound absolutely delicious! I'm going to have to try them :-)

Style Sisters said...

scrumptious looking dessert! I may have to try this soon! Thanks for your comment on my St. Patrick's day tablescape. come link up to my centerpiece wednesday and share your yummy recipe.

Karin

Sally said...

This looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!
Sally
loveofhomes.blogspot.com

Kathleen said...

Looks magically delicious! Thanks so much for joining in the blog crawl with this tasty treat!

Sugarr2518 said...

Yum, yum:) I really should try making these!

Micupoftea~ said...

mmmmm, this looks fabulous ...Happy SPD! :)

Mary said...

How delicious~ I can practically taste this! Your photo is drool~worthy! Happy St. Paddy's Day~

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Oh my goodness this sounds to die for! I hope you'll add it to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade.
www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

momto8 said...

perfect for St Patricks day....thank you!

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

Wow I LOVE mint ice cream. This looks fantastic! I must recreate!

Priscilla said...

What a great idea for a St. Paddy's Day dessert.

Marysol said...

Mint/Chocolate anything is wonderful in my eyes. But this simple dessert would be welcome year-round!

Becki's Whole Life said...

This is such a pretty dessert and a great picture of it, too. I love chocolate and mint and have lots of thin mints to use. I will have to try this for St. Patty's Day!

Babs said...

Your dessert looks fabulous and perfect for a party...or any time. Love your photos, too.
Babs... visiting from Ivy and Elephants

Sarah said...

Yum! Double yum! I'm making these tomorrow. Thanks for sharing this. Sorry I'm late to arrive, but I've been away from my computer. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah

Sarah said...

Yum! Double yum! I'm making these tomorrow. Thanks for sharing this. Sorry I'm late to arrive, but I've been away from my computer. Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Sarah

Honey at 2805 said...

Please pass the dessert! Thank you for sharing your recipe at Potpourri Friday!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks like a cool and delicious treat and very nice for St. Patrick's Day!

Turmeric n Spice said...

Absolutely love the dessert :)

Shannon MadiganMade said...

Oohh. This looks so good and sounds wonderful! :)

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty friday link party and would LOVE for you to share this!
http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_15.html We have also included a Sugarlicious giveaway!

Alderberry Hill said...

This looks dreamy!...Perfect for St. Patrick's Day.
I hope your St. Pat's weekend is great!

Sue Alexander said...

oh yum, they look so cute too.

AndiWinslow said...

Beautiful photo's and looks so yummy. andi thewednesdaybaker.blogspot.com

Kayla's Creations said...

Yum! This looks wonderful! I'm a new follower & would love to have you follow me back & link up to Sunday Round Up! http://www.kaylascreationsblog.com/2012/03/sunday-round-up-1.html
-Kayla =)

Mama Jodi said...

Great picture. This looks absolutely delicious.

Chubby Chieque said...

A worth to try, I can say. This dessert must be a bomb in a party.

TY for sharing.

Greetings from a windy STockholm,
/CC

http://yummilicouschubbychieque.blogspot.se

ButterYum said...

Oh my, what a STUNNING photo!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I love mint! Your pictures are quite stunning. Look like a very refreshing dessert! thanks for the recipe, I'll be trying. My mint is already popping out in the garden. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

Six Sisters said...

This dessert looks so yummy! Thanks so much for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope you'll join us again next week! -The Sisters

Dulciuri la DESERT said...

so, so delightful!!!
Thanks for sharing the recipe...I will try for the summer.. :)
I love all your dessert!! Congratulations!

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