Grasshopper Pie Shots

Grasshopper Pie Shots // The Spicy RD Grasshopper Pie Shots ~ 1st Runner-Up in the California Avocado Commission Recipe Contest!

I received free samples of California Avocado mentioned in this post.  By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Avocado Commission and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.  I was not compensated for my time.

I think you’re really going to like these grasshopper pie shots.

And, just for the record, there are no grasshoppers in them.

They are vegan and gluten-free, and loaded with heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids {MUFAs}.

Sound boring???

I promise you, they are anything but!

Bring these shots to the next summer party you are invited too, and I promise that you’ll be invited back :-)

Grasshopper Pie Shots // The Spicy RD

Besides being healthy and good-for-you, these grasshopper pie shots are super duper delicious, and super easy to make.

All you need is some organic mint extract, a little pure maple syrup, finely ground walnuts, dreamy dark chocolate, and this…

Hass Avocado // The Spicy RDAvocado!

Not only are avocados rich in MUFAs, they’re also a good source of fiber, folate, vitamin C, potassium, lutein, and much, much more

Doesn’t it just make you swoon when something so amazingly delicious, is oh-so-good-for-you too???

In season now, California Avocados are the perfect seasonal fruit to add to any summer recipe, be it savory or sweet, and living in San Diego, I am pretty much spoiled rotten by the abundance of avocados surrounding me.

Since my avocado eating tends to be more on the savory side {is there anything more delicious than fresh avocado slices on toast w/ a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper???} than on the sweet side, I thought it would be fun to make a summer dessert out of my fresh avocados to share with you. Here’s the recipe

Grasshopper Pie Shots

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large California avocados, skin and seeds removed
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts
  • 3 1/2 ounces dark {70%+} chocolate
  • ~2 tablespoons cacao nibs for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine avocado, maple syrup, and peppermint extract in a food processor, and process until smooth. Place avocado mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes, or until ready to make and serve shots.
  2. Melt chocolate in the microwave for ~ 1-2 minutes, or until fully melted, and put walnuts in a food processor and pulse nuts until finely chopped. Combine walnuts and melted chocolate mixture in a bowl, and stir well until nuts are fully coated with chocolate.
  3. Right before serving, layer avocado and walnut mixture in to 8 2-ounce shot glasses. Using a narrow spoon, place a layer of avocado mixture on the bottom of each shot glass, followed by a layer of walnuts/chocolate. Repeat with another layer of avocado and another layer of walnuts, followed by a final layer of avocado. Sprinkle cacao nibs on top to garnish, and serve right away.

Notes

Although it's tempting to make these shots ahead of time and stick them in the refrigerator, this will cause the melted chocolate to harden, making them hard to eat!

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Grasshopper Pie Shots // The Spicy RDWhat’s in each shot? 312 calories, 5 g protein, 18 g carbohydrate {8 g sugar}, 27 g fat {9 g monounsaturated, 10 g polyunsaturated, 5 g saturated}, and  7 g fiber ~ wow!  Forget the party, you could have a shot for breakfast :-)

baby spoons // the spicy rdI used SiSi and Big Tex’s baby spoons to layer the avocado and chocolate/walnut mixture in to the shot glasses, which was actually pretty fitting because guess what my kiddos loved to eat when they were itsy bitsy babes, and both still love to eat now?

Avocado of course!

Oh, my goodness…my oldest “baby” SiSi will be starting middle school in 2 weeks!!!

Grasshopper Pie Shots // The Spicy RD

Interested in more avocado deliciousness?  Check out these other Spicy RD recipes featuring avocados, then click on all the other yummy avocado recipes linked up in the Recipe ReDux Avocado contest!


Have you ever tried avocados in a sweet dish?  What’s your favorite dish to bring to a summer party?  Do avocados make you swoon too???

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Comments

  1. seriously salivating. you did it again. I like anything with mint extract but layered? with chocolate? Amazing.

  2. These are beautiful! What a simple but lovely and luscious idea! Avocadoes are just so yummy right now.

  3. Oh EA… these look absolutely divine. The avocado color is tough for some people, but you’ve turned that into a complete lip smacker :) Love!!

    • Thanks Regan! So true-when working w/ avocados or anything green for that matter, you never know what the end color result will be. Fortunately these turned up as a prettier shade of green :-)

  4. OMG! I love the flavor of grasshoppers. That kind of sounds weird, lol. I am soooooo making this recipe! What a healthy treat!!!

  5. Oh girl, you outdid yourself. How wonderful!

  6. What a fabulously healthy and yummy looking pud! And astonishingly easy and wallet-friendly too. Pinning this pronto!

  7. heavenly.

  8. OMG – these are brilliant (I think I say weekly that I wish we were neighbors!) And you are speaking from the source of those gorgeous CA avocados – can’t wait to make these :)

  9. If I ever get up the nerve to try avocado, it will be in the form of a Grasshopper Pie Shot. :D

  10. What a brilliant idea! I swear you’re so creative in the kitchen! Wish I could get in the kitchen with you…And seriously. Avocado on a toast…so simple yet hits the spot every time. I like to drizzle some sriracha on top for good measure. When I had an eating disorder, I avoided ALL fat. Avocado? scared me to death! Now I can’t live without them..along with nuts. I especially love the addition of peppermint extract. It intrigues me..and your presentation is gorgeous as usual :)

  11. OOh, these look fantastic! What an awesome use of avocados … YUM!

  12. lovely lovely, ea! mint & chocolate…. marriage made in heaven. xo

  13. I like the dessert for breakfast idea ;-)

  14. You killed it! Love this. Even if it wasn’t packed with delicious avocado, this dessert style totally won me over. Layered yum.

  15. YUMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!

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