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.

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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!

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