Ferd’s Grasshopper Pie Recipe

Ferd’s Grasshopper Pie


Keebler Ready Crust Chocolate Pie Crust (or similar)

3/4 cup milk

24 large marshmallows

4 TBSP Creme de Menthe

2 TBSP Creme de Cacao

1 cup heavy whipping cream

optional: green food coloring (I don’t usually use it)


Buying the pre made chocolate pie crust saves a lot of time and turns out better than any home made crust I’ve ever made.


I usually use a double boiler, or at least two pots to serve the same purpose. That way the milk/marshmallows don’t burn.

Heat the milk to boiling or almost boiling, then melt all 24 marshmallows into it.

After the marshmallows are all melted, add the Creme de Menthe and Creme de Cacao.

Allow to cool a little bit.


While that is going on, you can whip up the cup of whipping cream. Important: It won’t whip up unless everything is cold- the whipping cream, the beaters, and the bowl you use for whipping. I keep the beaters and the bowl in the freezer until I’m ready to use them.


Then fold (not beat or stir) the whipped cream into the marshmallow preparation, trying to keep it as fluffy as you can, until blended well together.

Pour it all into the pie crust.


After it has cooled in the refrigerator, preferably overnight, you can grate some chocolate off of any chocolate candy bar over the pie as a decoration. A vegetable peeler works really well, too.


Eat a bunch of it and enjoy!!!

15 thoughts on “Ferd’s Grasshopper Pie Recipe”

  1. I used to love grasshoppers (the drink) so I know I would love this pie. Sounds fantastic.

    Are you still coming to the city (S.F.)?

    Have a terrific day and you and Gail have a great Thanksgiving. Big hug to you both. 🙂

    1. Hi, Sandee,

      Yes, you'll LOVE the pie!

      And yes, the SF trip is definitely on! I'll email you details. I'm looking forward to dinner! :rotfl:

      You have a great day, too!

    1. Kate,

      I know, I know!!

      I don't have a picture of one of my own pies! I'll have to find a pic of a similar one and add it to this post.

    1. No joke. Double boiler. I'm serious!

      LOL, Linda! A double boiler is no big deal. The bottom pot has water in it to boil. The second pot sits on top of that and is heated by the steam rising from the boiling water. You put the milk/marshmallows in that one. That way they are not on the direct heat and they won't burn, the way milk likes to do. :bowl:

    1. Mike,

      This is a very good question and I'm going to figure it out and get back to you. I'm sure I can figure out replacement ingredients for the Creme de Menthe and Creme de Cacao.

      Hmm… I'll also have to think about an alternate recipe for Ferd's Tasty (bourbon) Balls! :heh:

    1. Dawn, my soul sister,

      I'm not surprised you would like to eat a bunch of it. And I'm assuming you're an "eat dessert first" person, too! :drool:

  2. Funny Sandee mentioned the drink. I remember my Mom making those over the holidays. I must be the only one here who's not a dessert person, I just never did get into sweets, yet my Mom loved them.

  3. Tell me: is there anything that doesn't taste good that includes heavy whipping cream? I don't think so!

    I don't drink or smoke; I choose my vice carefully and it is sweet! I always eat dessert first! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Elaine~

    Then you better not try this pie, because it just might corrupt you! LOL

    You might be the most disciplined person I know! 🙂


    Oh yeah! Fresh whipped cream! You are soo right!! 🙂

    Gail and I just went out to dinner. We shared just one dessert, a wonderful coconut cream pie with fresh whipped cream. We took half of it home. All we wanted was a taste, and we did enjoy it!!

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