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Grasshopper Pie and Carrot Raisin Cupcakes

Jeff and I had already tried our hand at muffins, bread, and cake…and this time, we wanted something altogether different. Chocolate pie is what we came up with, but with a minty kick.

Now’s a good time to say just before the holidays, I asked Jeff what his fave desserts are, and *everything* he said were mine too. Scaaary.

Grasshopper Pie

The greenish hue is from a drop of food coloring

This Grasshopper Pie recipe was on our agenda for this date. And well, we had some boo-boo’s like not thawing the Cool Whip, and end up nuking it (a big no-no). We even tried freezing the pie, but the Cool Whip just wouldn’t hold up when sliced. Other than that though, it was deeeliiicious. I’d so make it again for pictures’ sake, of course.

Grasshopper Pie

Cool Whip landslide!

Speaking of pictures, Jeff took all these pie photos. Guess he wanted to prove once and for all, he was just as good at taking close-ups too. He’s definitely got an eye for capturing outdoor shots like Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs, Arkansas (the better-angle pics of the bathhouses were all his doing).

Grasshopper Pie

Nowhere near as messy up close

Grasshopper Pie

Take our word for it, this recipe is a keeper

Grasshopper Pie

Chocolate crust, chocolate pudding with mint chocolates, topped with Cool Whip and more mint chocolates

To view photo in Flickr, go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/yummies4tummies/4610023951

Grasshopper Pie

It’s as dreamy as it looks

This recipe is from Taste of Home.

Recipe
Grasshopper Pie and Carrot Raisin Cupcakes
INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix–we used instant chocolate fudge pudding
  • 2 3/4 cups whipped topping, divided
  • 1 package (4.67 ounces) mint Andes candies, chopped, divided
  • 1 chocolate crumb crust
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract–we omitted this
  • 2 drops green food coloring, optional–we only used one drop

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in 3/4 cup whipped topping. Fold in 3/4 cup candies. Spoon into crust.
  2. In another bowl, combine extract and remaining whipped topping; add food coloring if desired. Spread over pudding layer; sprinkle with remaining candies. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.

We also made Carrot Raisin Cupcakes. The recipe is on the side of the Decadent Carrot Cake box. We had nowhere the problems as the Grasshopper Pie, but it wasn’t impressive. Sorry Duncan Hines!

Carrot Raisin Cupcakes

I gave away most of the cupcakes at work. Something tells me they had the same opinion as me.

Carrot Raisin Cupcakes

Before the Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Raisin Cupcakes

…And after

Carrot Raisin Cupcakes

Can you tell my frosting skills need major finesse?

Next post will be desserts we bought. A few of ’em were fantabulous; hands down, they’d give Marie Callender’s a run for their money.

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One comment for “Grasshopper Pie and Carrot Raisin Cupcakes”

  1. What a coincident, Audie and I made carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting on the 14th. Same cake mix, frosting by Betty Crocker.

    1 Posted by Maria | May 21, 2010, 12:58 am

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