I have no idea why this is called Froggy Pie. Maybe because it is green? Grasshopper I totally get, but no Froggy. Hmmm…. one will never know.
Whatever the reason is, I don’t really care, I just want to eat it. Frequently.
This is what I would consider a retro dessert. It is creamy, and minty, and has a delectable Oreo cookie crust. I saw this pie years ago on the Food Network during a pie competition. What I thought was really weird was that it was in the Thanksgiving Pie category. I don’t know about you, but this is not the kind of dessert that I serve on Turkey Day. But regardless, I was intrigued, and still had to make it. I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious it is and how much people love it.
To make the Oreo crust:
24 Oreo cookies
7 Tablespoons melted butter
For the filling:
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup water
1 jar marshmallow creme
1/2 cup creme de menthe
1 1/2 cups whipping cream (and more for garnish)
1 cup chopped Andes cansy (plus more for garnish)
Crush the Oreo cookies in a food processor (or in a Ziploc bag with a rolling pin, whatever works for you).
Add the melted butter.
Pulse it until it comes together. Press it in a pie dish and bake for 7-10 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
Mix the gelatin and water in a small saucepan and let sit for 1 minute. Cook over low heat until dissolved, stirring constantly.
Combine the gelatin mixture, marshmallow, and creme de menthe and mix well.
Put this in the fridge and for about 10-15 minutes or until the the mixture mounds when dropped from a spoon. Do not let it sit for too long, otherwise the mixture will turn to full on jello. I know this because I have done it.
Meanwhile, chop up your Andes candy (save some for garnish).
And whip your cream.
Fold the gelatin mixture into the whipped cream. Add in the chopped Andes candy.
Put the mint chocolate mixture into the Oreo crust.
I put my whip cream in a pastry bag, but you don’t have to be that fancy. Garnish with the rest of the Andes candies.
Refrigerate overnight and serve. It is addictive. You have been warned.
Even this dude thinks so.