Grasshopper Tart

The cool minty filling as well as chocolate cookie crust sense of savor similar they’re made for each other. What’s non to love?

H5N1 few years back, I experimented amongst my mom’s recipe as well as made miniature grasshopper tartlets. Their diminutive size adds undeniable cuteness to this spectacular flavour combination.

My older fille Eliza as well as I used to fix to these lilliputian treats together regularly, exactly straightaway that she’s an experienced baker, she makes them past times herself whenever she gets the chance.

Last summer, Tessa — who clearly wanted to larn far on the activeness of having a signature grasshopper dessert of her ain — suggested that nosotros endeavour making a grasshopper tart. I dearest that Tessa already appreciates the divergence betwixt a pie as well as a tart.

While grasshopper tart sounds a whole lot similar grasshopper pie, a tart pan’s depression rim way that it includes less filling. This gives it a higher crust-to-filling ratio, ensuring that the crust’s chocolate goodness complements each minty bite.

Using a pan amongst a removable rim too makes it easier to serve tarts since you lot tin while lead downwardly through the dessert.

Not exclusively that, it’s tardily to sideslip a pastry server underneath slices instead of having to dig them out from the bottom of a pie dish.

Rather than incorporating crushed, store-bought cookies inwards to the crust, this recipe calls for mixing basic ingredients — butter, cocoa, sugar, salt, vanilla as well as flour, along amongst cocoa nibs — amongst a bowl as well as spoon. Believe it or not, this procedure is much quicker as well as easier than crushing the cookies for a touchstone cookie crust.

The inclusion of cocoa nibs — raw, unprocessed chocolate — gives the crust a chip of crunch as well as a deep chocolate flavor.

Tessa suggested smashing the nibs amongst a mortar as well as pestle earlier nosotros mixed them in, something I hadn’t done inwards the past times amongst other desserts featuring this crust. Her vivid add-on to the recipe helps contain the nibs into the crust as well as spreads their crunch to a greater extent than evenly throughout the dessert.


  • Crust
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted as well as slightly cooled
  • ¼ loving cup unsweetened cocoa pulverization (I used Hershey's Special Dark)
  • ¼ loving cup cocoa nibs, solid soil inwards to smaller bits amongst a mortar as well as pestle
  • ¼ loving cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 loving cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • Filling
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 6 ounces miniature marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons light-green creme de menthe
  • 1 tablespoons white creme de cacao
  • 1 loving cup heavy whipping cream


  1. To brand the crust, mix butter, cocoa,  cocoa nibs, sugar, salt, as well as vanilla inwards a medium bowl. Add flour as well as mix until blended. Press the dough evenly over the bottom as well as upward the sides of a 10 or 11-inch tart pan amongst a removable bottom. Generously prick the bottom as well as sides of the crust amongst the tines of a fork. Bake inwards the lower tertiary of an oven preheated to 350° F until the crust feels job solid to the touch, virtually twenty to 25 minutes. Cool completely.
  2. For the filling, combine milk as well as marshmallows inwards the transcend of a double boiler or a bowl that fits snugly over a sauce pan.  Heat as well as stir over gently simmering H2O until marshmallows melt.  Remove from oestrus to cool, stirring every v minutes or so, until lukewarm. Combine liqueurs as well as add together to the marshmallows, blending well.
  3. Whip cream until strong peaks form.  Fold marshmallow mixture into the whipped cream until good combined.  Transfer the mixture to the cooled crust as well as shine the transcend amongst a spatula. Freeze until firm, several hours to overnight.
  4. Serve frozen or slightly thawed topped amongst lightly sweetened whipped cream as well as cocoa nibs, chocolate shavings, or sprinkles, if desired.

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