Creme De Menthe Torte

Wow, I’m lucky…, that I did not eat all of the filling for this torte before I got it into the crust & in the fridge!!! This is a no-bake, super easy delicious dessert!

Chocolate cookie crust, a filling of marshmallow fluff…whipped cream & creme de menthe…. what could be bad?

The recipe is from Norene Gilletz, from her cookbook, THE PLEASURES OF YOUR PROCESSOR   ..GRASSHOPPER TORTE

My sister makes this dessert & everyone raves about it! This has been one of her specialties, she makes it so well. I have never made it before because I can always eat hers! But, I wanted to try it. As it turns out, it was hard for me because I had trouble when I had to stop eating the marshmallow fluff…haha.. & I got it all over my fingers when I was scooping it out of the container..rats…:)))

There is an option in Norene’s recipe to make it without the creme de menthe & use milk & green food colouring,,,but I made it with the liqueur…

Here is the recipe thanks to Norene Gilletz

Ingredients 

1 pkg chocolate wafers… (when the recipe was written the pkg was an 8 oz pkg, now in Canada it is metric & the pkg isn’t exactly 8 oz but it is fine, use a whole pkg)

1/2 cup butter. melted

2  198g jars of marshmallow fluff…I used the Kraft Jet-Puffed marshmallow creme

1/2 cup creme de menthe

2 cups whipping cream

Method  

1   9 inch springform pan or pie pan

  1. Break the cookies into pieces, put into your food processor & crush the cookies..(If you don’t have a food processor you can buy the chocolate cookie crumbs & follow the pkg instructions for making a crust)
  2. Add the melted butter to the crushed cookies & pulse until it is well combined
  3. Reserve 1/2 cup of crumbs & set aside
  4. Dump the rest of the crumb mixture into the springform pan. Give the pan a shake to distribute the crumbs in the pan. Press the crumbs into the pan. *** you can use a pie pan if you do not have a springform pan…press the crumbs into the bottom & up the sides of the pie pan  *** IF YOU READ BELOW YOU WILL SEE THAT MY TORTE COLLAPSED WHEN I TOOK THE SIDES OFF THE SPRINGFORM PAN..I THINK IT NEEDS TO BE FROZEN, THEN SERVED REALLY COLD…BUT, I THINK NEXT TIME I WILL PUT IT INTO A MEDUIM SIZE GLASS BOWL…LAYER THE CRUMBS & FILLING, TOP WITH SOME CRUMBS… SO…THIS STEP MIGHT CHANGE IF YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE IT IN A BOWL
  5. Put the crust into the refrigerator to chill while you are making the filling
  6. In a bowl, put the marshmallow creme & the creme de menthe & mix well. I used a wooden spoon & it took some good mixing to get it all combined  Set aside
  7. Whip the 2 cups of whipping cream
  8. Fold the marshmallow mixture into the whipping cream & combine gently but throughly
  9. Now, take the crust out of the fridge
  10. Gently pour the filling into the crust & smooth out the top
  11. Sprinkle with the reserved crumbs form #3
  12. Cover & put in the freezer….Then put it into the fridge for about 15-30 minutes before serving!

NOTE: I PUT THIS IN THE FRIDGE OVERNIGHT & IT COLLAPSED!!!! SO I THINK IT REALLY NEEDS TO BE IN THE FREEZER TO FIRM. I AM GOING TO SERVE IT IN BLOWS LIKE A MOUSSE..BECAUSE IT IS DELICIOUS..BUT IT DID NOT HOLD ITS SHAPE! NOT SURE WHAT I DID! I ASKED MY SISTER & SHE SAYS SHE ALWAYS FREEZES IT..SO THAT IS MY RECOMMENDATION!!   YOU COULD ALWAYS MAKE IT IN A SMALL GLASS BOWL… LAYER THE CRUMBS & FILLING!!! 

Enjoy!

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This picture is kind of odd looking…the colour of the crust did not really turn out properly….

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I HAVE SCOOPED THIS INTO A BOWL! THAT IS THE IMAGE AT THE TOP!

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