Non-Alcoholic Grasshopper Pie

"Non alcoholic. Great dessert for the Holidays and for family dinners with children. Our grandsons wait all year for me to serve this on News Years Day dinner. This has become a great family tradition. For an extra minty taste use Oroes with mint filling."
photo by Northern Polar Bear photo by Northern Polar Bear
photo by Northern Polar Bear
Ready In:
3hrs 30mins


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


  • 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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My daugther, Southern Polar Bear, got me hooked on recipezaar. What a great hook! I live in Southern Alberta, Canada with my husband of 40 years. Our three sons live very close to us, but our only daughter has flown to Phoenix, AZ. I was born and raised on a ranch under the shadow of 'Ole Chief Mountain', where Rocky Mountain Oysters from Alberta Beef was the fare I was raised on. When my yet to be husband from the city and naive at the time, was introduced to such cuisine, he thought it was the best veal he had ever tasted until my father informed him "Every part strengths a part!"
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