Delicious Grasshopper Dessert Squares – Christmas Desserts

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I made this the first time when my husband’s family came for a visit. It was a hit..they split the what was left of the cake and took it home. The second time I made it was for a Christmas luncheon at the senior center;)…Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe.. This frosty freezer desserts save the day as they can be made ahead. This one combines a favorite chocolate and minty flavor..

 

 

 

Delicious Grasshopper Dessert Squares

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Oreo chocolate creme sandwich cookies (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

Directions:

Line 13×9-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.

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.

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.

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

Tips:

Shave off 65 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving by replacing the beaten whipping cream with 3 cups of reduced-fat whipped topping.
You can use 2/3 cup crème de menthe syrup in place of the liqueurs in this recipe You’ll find the syrup in the ice-cream toppings section of your supermarket.
To easily scoop the marshmallow creme out of the jars, lightly spray a rubber scraper with cooking spray.
Top each serving with a dollop of whipped cream and chopped chocolate mint candies.

 

 

 


 

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