Mint Brownie Grasshopper Pie in a Jar

grasshopper pie in a jar

I used to hate stuff in jars.

Seriously, people would give me those bean soup in a jar gifts at Christmas, and they’d stay, unused in my pantry…well, forever.  Let’s face it, back then I wasn’t really into the homemade gift thing, especially when it required me to actually do something in the kitchen.  Don’t give me oatmeal cookie mix in a jar, okay?  I just want the cookies.  Baked, done, and ready to stuff in my pie-hole.

grasshopper pie 2

I don’t know, I’m an enigma even to myself.

What happened to the days when I was 100 percent proof positive I was going to marry a guy who cooked, so I could stay out of the kitchen?

I had no desire to cook.  At all.  Not even a little bit.

Now I’m preparing individual-sized desserts in a jar and posting them on the internet.  I’m not sure what to say about this.

Except that grasshopper pie in a jar is really, really good.

Especially when you use brownies for the crust.  Brownies that are chunked with mint chips.  ‘Cause, you know, a regular cookie crust just isn’t fattening enough for me.

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Mint Brownie Grasshopper Pie in a Jar
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box fudge brownie mix, plus ingredients on box (8x8 size)
  • ¼ to ½ cup Andes Mints, chopped
  • 1 container Cool-Whip
  • 7 ounce jar marshmallow fluff
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • green food coloring
  • wide-mouthed canning jars, ½ pint size
Method
  1. Prepare brownies as instructed on package, mixing in Andes mints.
  2. After brownies have cooled completely, remove from pan and crumble into a large bowl. Press crumbled brownie mixture inside of your canning jars, along the bottom. Place in freezer for approximately 15 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, mix together your marshallow fluff, cool-whip and peppermint extract. Add green food color until desired shade is reached.
  4. Spread filling mixture inside jars and freeze, approximately two hours.
  5. Just before serving, top with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and chopped Andes mints.
  6. Makes approximately 6 jars.

Enjoy!

 

I’m linked up at these great parties this week: Crazy Sweet Tuesdays, Trick or Treat Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesdays, Totally Tasty TuesdaysCast Party Wednesday, Sweet Treats Thursday, Mrs. Fox’s Sweets, Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons, Itsy Bitsy PaperCrumbs and Chaos, and I’m Lovin’ It Fridays!

26 Comments

  1. Nancy

    Oh, my! I’m sorry I didn’t get to have this. It looks fabulous!

    Reply
  2. amy @ fearless homemaker

    cute! + it would actually be a great dessert for st. patrick’s day, since it’s green + all. =)

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    • Ashley

      Hee, you’re right! I guess I’d better eat, umm, *make* some again! =)

      Reply
  3. Hayley

    I can’t take this anymore! I must have some chocolate & minty goodness. It looks so perfect.. so refreshing.. so petite and cute and I love that it’s a brownie crust because that makes cookie crusts look so passe.
    I hope you saved me one!

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    • Kitchen Meets Girl

      I do wish you were here to share them. I’d swap ya for some of that Samoa popcorn!

      Reply
  4. Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain

    I would love it if you came over to CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY and shared your yummy recipe with us! Thanks, I hope to see you there! —Sheryl—
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=25565

    Reply
  5. Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain

    I would love it if you came over to CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY and shared your yummy recipe with us! Thanks, I hope to see you there! —Sheryl—
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=25565
    PINNED IT!

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    • Ashley

      Thanks so much, Sheryl!

      Reply
  6. Angie @ Bigbearswife

    Super Super Cute! I have yet to start making desserts in jars, but this is just so cute I need to start!

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    • Ashley

      Thanks so much, Angie! Desserts in jars are new for me, too; but I think I kinda like ’em! =)

      Reply
  7. Michelle

    Mmmm…who could resist all of that mint chocolatey goodness! They look very cute in the jars too! 🙂

    Reply
  8. Patti

    Hi, just popping over from OBB’s blog shout out. Looks like you have a great little blog going here! Nice photographic styling!

    Reply
  9. Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more

    see this is so different, all you have to do is open it and eat. If there is any prep you have to do, it’s not the same. These are perfect!

    Reply
  10. Lindy@itsybitsypaper

    I love this recipe project. I hope you will stop by and link up to my St. Patty’s Day Project Parade.

    Reply
  11. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies

    How funny, I was feeling the same way about cooking. I wouldn’t mind making dinner, if I didn’t have to do it EVERY SINGLE NIGHT!! I recently made rainbow cake in jars. They looked super cute, and the little ones were extremely impressed, which is basically all I was going for! I absolutely adore the mint-and-chocolate flavor combination, which means I have to make this recipe! The new problem I have is finding time to make all the recipes I’ve been pinning! (Cute blog, by the way. I’ll be back!)

    Reply
  12. BruCrew Life

    You had me at brownie crust…then you said it was studded with mint chips!!! Big time bonus!!! I love these cute frozen pies in the jars. Thank you so much for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

    Reply
  13. carolinaheartstrings

    Those look amazingly sinful. YUM. Wonderful pictures. Come visit us. We have some wonderful things to share this week.

    Reply
  14. The Tablescaper

    Great idea and and perfectly seasonal. I’d love to have you join me at Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

    Reply
  15. Sarah

    Mint anything sounds good to me. 😉

    Reply
  16. The Tablescaper

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

    Reply
  17. Wanessa Carolina

    I loved the recipe. I will repost on my Blog! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  18. Debbie

    Can’t wait to try this but think that I will add some cream cheese to the marshmallow fluff and cool whip.

    Reply

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