If you are looking for an easy, throw-it-together-in-about-10-minutes-treat to celebrate the Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist (the only saint who gets to celebrate his birthday liturgically) then here is an idea for you. Grasshopper pies are refreshing in the summertime, but usually require chilling time. Grasshopper parfaits are ready to eat as soon as you like.
What you need:
instant chocolate pudding
Andes Creme de Menthe baking bits
green food coloring
Make the pudding according to package directions and set aside. Mix in 1/2 to 1 tsp. of peppermint extract.
Let your youngest child get all ninja-like on a bag of 15- 20 Oreos or just crush them yourself and mix with equal amount of Andes baking bits.
Add 8-10 drops of green food coloring to whipped cream. (I used Cool Whip because I needed to get it out of my freezer.)
Layer in a tall glass; pudding, whipped cream, and cookie mixture. Repeat. Chill, if you want to, or just serve!
St. John the Baptist, cousin of Our Lord, pray for us!
Original recipe found at Allrecipes. This version includes my alterations.Pin It