St. Patrick’s Day Pie–Please show your ID.

If I misspell anything, sorry. It’s from tasting the filling of today’s Grasshopper Pie. Hiccup.

The recipe is adapted from a couple of recipes I found online. I couldn’t find one that I liked completely, so I combined them all and came up with this one. Perhaps creativity and the luck of the Irish will prevail.

What you need:

1 bag of BIG marshmallows (around 32 or so–I ate a couple)

1 chocolate cookie crust (You can make this with butter and crushed up Oreos, but I say no. I am lazy.)

a couple of drops of green food coloring (Dude, do NOT get that stuff on you. Stains. For a reeeeeaally long time.)

3/4 cup milk

3 TBSP of green creme de menthe (MOM! I cannot believe you let us have that stuff on ice cream on Christmas Eve growing up! Yum.)

3 TBSP of clear cream de cacao

8-10  oz. of Cool Whip (again, not exact, because I tasted some–with a different spoon, OK?)

Andes mints (or something else chocolatey like chips or shavings)

What to do:

First, melt the whole bag of marshmallows on medium heat with the milk. Keep stirring. I’m not kidding. It will stick to the bottom if you don’t.

Once that is all the way melted, pour it into a bowl and stick it in the fridge to thicken–maybe 7-10 minutes.

When you take it out of the fridge, stir in all that liquor–the creme de menthe and the creme de cacao. 3 TBSP is more than you think, and 6 TBSP is more generous than any bartender I’ve met.

Stir that up and stir in a couple of drops of green food coloring. Careful. Again….STAINS.

Next, fold in the whipped cream. Stir until everything is blended to a smooth, green color.

Now stick your finger in there and taste it. Booze.

That’s what I tasted. Yummy, minty booze. I felt instantly Irish. I would’ve kissed a leprechaun if there’d been one nearby.

Now, pour that pretty, boozy filling into the chocolate crust. Smooth it out and swirl it a bit on top.

Chop up the Andes candy and sprinkle it all over the top.

Stick it in the fridge and try to resist drinking it like a tasty cocktail pie through a straw. It’ll probably take several hours, but I’m waiting at least overnight.

Raise your hand if you like desserts made of liquor and candy.

Yep. Me too.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!

Love, Your Favorite Irish Pie Lady



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