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Our St. Patrick’s Day Food and Fun is underway for this year and I’m back today with a delicious cupcake that you MUST make! With a chocolatey bottom, smooth and creamy mint filling, a big spoonful of whipped topping and chocolate curls on top…these Grasshopper Pie Cupcakes will be calling your name!
Let’s talk about the bottom…in an original Grasshopper Pie recipe, it starts with a chocolate cookie crust and although that would probably work just fine for these, they are after all cupcakes. I started with a chocolate cake on the bottom, but not your ordinary cake batter, I wanted it to be a little like a Brownie, but also like a cake, so I used the recipe for Better Than Brownies.
It’s a simple 3 ingredient cake…or brownies…I guess either!
Now for the smooth and creamy mint filling…I started with pudding, I used Jell-O Cheesecake Pudding because I like the rich, creamy taste, but you could also use Vanilla Pudding, instant is just fine…and 2 small boxes. After the pudding is set up, you will be adding COOL WHIP whipped topping, Marshmallow Fluff, Mint Extract and a little green coloring.
While the cupcakes are cooling and the filling is setting up, it’s time to make the Chocolate Curls. Start with a big chunk of chocolate, you can use a thick candy bar, baking chocolate or like I did, Almond Bark. The chocolate needs to be room temperature, we put ours under a food heat lamp, but you can also place it in a warm place, or simply leave it out on the counter. Then using a vegetable peeler, firmly but lightly shave the chocolate.
Doug made these Chocolate Curls, let me know if you would like a how-to video, we are working on a new video series for you and could add this if you would like to see it.
After the cupcakes have cooled, the filling is set and you have your Chocolate Curls made, now it’s time to put it all together…add a heaping spoonful of filling on top of the cupcakes, then a large dollop of COOL WHIP and then a few Chocolate Curls.
Store them in the fridge until you are ready to serve and be sure to add a fork or spoon…you will want to eat every last bit of these Grasshopper Pie Cupcakes!
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