Mr. Food: Grasshopper Pie

There isn't a summer that goes by when someone doesn't ask me for my recipe for Grasshopper Pie! It's a classic no-bake that'll help us keep our cool in the kitchen! In a bowl, we combine a half stick of melted butter with two cups of finely crushed chocolate sandwich cookies, reserving one tablespoon for garnish.

We pat the crumbs firmly over the bottom and sides of a sprayed 9-inch pie plate to form a crust, and while it chills up a bit in the fridge, in a large bowl, we beat an 8-ounce package of softened cream cheese until it’s fluffy, gradually adding in one can of sweetened condensed milk, one tablespoon of lemon juice, and 1/4 cup green crème de menthe.

Then fold in an 8-ounce container of whipped topping, spoon it all into the pie crust, sprinkle those reserved crumbs over the top, and back into the fridge it goes for 4 hours to firm up, and when we take this creamy smooth, cool classic out, divvy it up, and maybe hit it with a dollop of whipped cream and maybe even a mint leaf! It's summer at all of its best!

If you’d like the recipe, just send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, marked “Grasshopper Pie,” to me, Mr. Food, right here at the station, or it's online now for having them leaping just like grasshoppers to try it!

Of course, there are no grasshoppers in Grasshopper Pie! Uh uh! Just a whole lot of hopping happy with a whole lot of "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!®"