Friday, June 1, 2012

Grasshopper Dessert Squares

Another great mint dessert from Better Crocker, this one is Grasshopper Squares and I have fond memories of the drink "Grasshopper" because when I was young I remember my parents would make pitchers of this pretty green concoction in a blender for parties at the holidays.

1 1/2  cups chocolate cookie crumbs (from 15-oz package)
1/4  cup sugar
6  tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2  packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, cubed, softened
1/3  cup green crème de menthe liqueur
1/4  cup white crème de cacao liqueur
1 1/2   jars (7 oz each) marshmallow creme (2 1/4 cups)
1 1/2  cups whipping cream

1  Line 13x9-inch pan with foil so edges of foil extend over sides of pan; spray with cooking spray. In pan, mix cookie crumbs, sugar and butter. Press evenly in bottom of pan.

2  In large bowl, beat cream cheese, crème de menthe and crème de cacao with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add marshmallow creme; beat until smooth. Refrigerate about 45 minutes or until mixture mounds when dropped from a spoon.

3  In chilled large bowl, beat whipping cream on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into marshmallow mixture until blended. Pour over crust. Freeze about 4 hours or until firm.

4  Remove from pan, using foil to lift. Let dessert stand at room temperature 10 minutes before cutting. Freeze any remaining dessert tightly covered.

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