Grasshopper Bars

minty green for St Patrick’s Day
Minty green for St Patrick’s Day
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For the filling
½ cup Milk
3 cup Marshmallows mini
2 tbsp Unsalted butter cut into small pieces
2 tbsp plus 1 cup Heavy cream
2 tsp Peppermint extract pure
1 tsp Vanilla extract pure
2 tbsp Lemon juice
6-8 drops liquid green Food coloring optional
For the crust
34 (about 9 oz) chocolate Wafer cookies shredded
6 tbsp Unsalted butter melted
For the topping
1/2 cup Heavy cream
6 oz Bittersweet chocolate finely chopped

Nutritional information

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Grasshopper Bars


We all associate the color green with St Patrick’s Day and these Grasshopper Bars are a perfect green color to celebrate this Irish national holiday. Traditionally a grasshopper is an after dinner cocktail which is sweet, green and mint-flavored. These grasshopper bars take the color and flavor of the traditional cocktail and layer it into delicious bars. 

It really is easy to make – the most difficult thing is waiting for the individual layers to cool! The crust is made with chocolate wafer cookies and butter. The middle layer is the green peppermint mixture made by heating marshmallows in a saucepan with milk. Once the marshmallow mixture cools to room temperature, beat in cream until stiff peaks form. Finally the top layer is a chocolate ganache made with cream and melted chocolate chunks. 

To make Grasshopper Bars, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Grasshopper Bars

Steps to make Grasshopper Bars


Prepare marshmallow mixture


Heat ½ cup of milk in a saucepan over medium heat until hot but not boiling. Stir in 3 cups marshmallows and 2 tablespoons butter and keep stirring until it melts. Stir in 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 teaspoons peppermint extract, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 6 - 8 drops liquid green food coloring if using. Remove from heat. Let the mixture cool in the saucepan until it reaches room temperature.


Prepare a baking pan


Line a 7x10-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Leave a 2 inch overhang on 2 of the sides to make it easy to remove.


Make the crust


Place cookies in a food processor and pulse to create fine crumbs. Add 6 tablespoons of butter and pulse until fully combined. Press the crust evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Place in the refrigerator.


Whip the marshmallow mixture


When the marshmallow mixture has cooled, fold in 2 tablespoons of cream into the mixture to loosen it. Using an electric mixer, beat one cup of whipped cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in whipped cream into marshmallow mixture.


Spread mixture over crust


Spread the marshmallow mixture over the top of the chilled crust and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, until set.


Make the topping


Heat 1/2 cup of cream in a small pot over medium heat. When it is hot, but not boiling, remove from the heat and stir in 6 ounces of finely chopped chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.


Spread the topping


Spread the topping over the marshmallow mixture and chill in the refrigerator until set.



Chop into bars and serve on St Patrick's Day!

These Grasshopper Bars are a perfect green color to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Try them out this year and make sure you tag your green baking photos with #cookmerecipes.

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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Recipe Reviews

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Total Reviews: 21
Estefania Possemato

Super flavorful and not as sugary as you would expect a dessert to be, so it's an A+ on my list.

Eisley Bismark

The green color and icecream look caught my eye plus I love peppermint so I HAD to try this and let me tell you right now this is handsdown one of the BEST peppermint snacks you can make better than any icecream or cake out there!!

Mariella Eckrote

I used blue food coloring instead and called it the blue beetle bars, the kids were freaking out thinking I put actual beetles in this, so cute I love the whole desert.

Emalyn Senkus

Not a fan of the peppermint at all sadly, I thought I'd like this a lot but I actually prefer the bread muffins..

Jaylyn Sawatzky

Fantastic and easy to make I even added some white chocolate drizzle on the top of my cake.

Ivana Canidate

My kids absolutely love this so much they eat the whole thing in a single bite :)

Aliyana Shimmin

I'm obsessed with these marsmellow cakes the name is a tad unappealing though haha.

Asha Shomer

Grasshopper bars? More like Hop on these green bars! LOL! These are so freaking good.

Yaretzy Wig

Texture is great in this in my opinion, I'm going to be making it next week for my sons birthday cause he is a sucker for minty things.

Reece Barty

I made these vegan friendly so me and my boyfriend could try it and it was really tasty.

Toni Sorelle

I used salted butter on accident the first time and it still was edible and enjoyable so don't worry to much if you make the same mistake as I did!

Marcella Groetsch

This was really zesty cause of the lemon juice and just didn't mix with the peppermint at all in my opinion but my husband liked it.

Karissa Gilford

Too difficult to make and the flavours were really strong, I'll try again though soon.

Jovie Kerkemeyer

Going to bring some to my office tomorrow and I already ate half of the pan it's just so good.

Grayson Fezza

Wouldn't even bother to buy any store bought desserts when you can just come here and get the best recipes there is!

Capri Gribbon

I'd gladly get fat off of these grasshopper bars they are just amazing.

Audree Savich

Kinda sour due to the lemon juice which you can taste pretty strongly but I actually love it.

Skylynn Onasch

This is such a unique desert I honestly didn't expect to taste something like this but I'm glad I tried it.

Leilah Gauze

Great recipe super easy to follow the steps I love it a lot thx for sharing.

Emi Nawrot

The chocolate wafer cookies make this kinda crunchy which is perfect.



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