Non-Alcoholic Grasshopper Pie

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
SERVES: 12-15
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    cups chocolate wafer crumbs (1 pkg Oreos)
  • 12
    cup butter
  • 1
    tablespoon gelatin
  • 13
  • 13
    cup very hot water
  • 4
    egg whites
  • 6
    candy canes (peppermint) or 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 12
    pint whipping cream
  • 12
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 -6
    drops green food coloring
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DIRECTIONS

  • Crush chocolate cookie wafer into crumbs.
  • Melt 1/2 cup butter and combine with 2 1/2 cups crumbs. Mix very well and press into a.
  • 9x12-inch pan. Place in freezer while you continue with filling.
  • Be sure to save 1/2 cup crumbs for the topping. This 1/2 cup does not need the butter.
  • Crush candy canes in food processor until fine. 1 candy cane yields 1 tablespoon.
  • Sprinkle gelatin on cold water, when wet stir with fork to separate add very hot water and stir to dissolve. Let stand 5 minutes. It is very important that the gelatin be dissolved completely.
  • Whip egg whites until stiff, but not dry.
  • Whip cream until it forms soft peaks, then gradually add sugar then vanilla beat until cream is stiff.
  • Fold in egg whites and gelatin and crushed peppermint candy canes.
  • Add green coloring.
  • Remove pan from freezer and pour cream mixture over crushed crumbs, top with remaining 1/2 cup of crumbs and set in fridge for 3 hours.
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