Vegan Pudding Grasshopper Pie Shots are a fun, festive, healthy, yet indulgent treat. 6-ingredients & only 15 minutes hands on time to make!

4 Vegan Pudding Grasshopper Pie Shots lined up in shot glasses on a blue and green napkin.
Vegan Pudding 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.

If you’re a fan of the grasshopper cocktail (I loved it when my dad made me virgin grasshopper drinks as a kid), I think you’re really going to like these rich and creamy vegan pudding 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 🙂

Overhead shot of 3 Vegan Pudding Grasshopper Pie Shots on a white background.

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

Ingredients for vegan pudding grasshopper pie shots (no cornstarch needed)

  • Walnuts
  • Maple Syrup
  • Pure Mint Extract
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Cacao Nibs
  • Avocado
1 avocado cut in half on a white background.

The Healthy Scoop on Avocado

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

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 (like this high protein vegan rosemary mushroom lentil avocado toast) 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. Enter these yummy vegan pudding grasshopper pie shots. Let’s make ’em!

3 vegan pudding grasshopper pie shots lined up in a row.
3 vegan pudding grasshopper pie shots lined up in a row.

Grasshopper Pie Shots

These Grasshopper Pie Shots are a fun and easy dessert. They're vegan, gluten-free, and loaded with heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. Cheers!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!

Nutrition

Serving: 1shot | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course baking, Dessert
Cuisine Gluten Free, Mediterranean, MIND Diet, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Avocado dessert
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23 Comments

  1. These look so good! 😀 I love avocado, but never would’ve thought to use it in grasshopper pie! :O Time to stock up on those again! <3

  2. Do you think these would be as good if I omitted the walnuts? My sister is allergic to nuts 🙁 and just about everything else. I’m always looking for delicious recipes for her.

    1. Hi Allison! Sorry for the late reply but I have been on vacation. I think this would still be delicious if you omitted the walnuts 🙂 If you give if a try, I’d love to hear how it turns out. Cheers!

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

  4. 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 🙂

  5. 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 🙂

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

    1. 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 🙂

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

    1. Thanks so much Beth! Yes, so simple to make & I am in avocado heaven right now 🙂

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

    1. Thanks Lauren!!! I don’t tend to do a lot of “minty” recipes, but this worked out perfectly 🙂