I’m warning you, this dessert is serious. I made it for New Year’s Eve but it would be absolutely perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. I found the recipe in a dust covered old cookbook sitting in the corner of my mom’s kitchen (Pillsbury’s Creative Cooking in Minutes). I actually think it belonged to one of my grandmothers and probably hadn’t been opened for decades. I tripled the recipe for a larger group and added a bit more of the two liqueurs. The recipe is insultingly simple but I’m telling you, you may not be able to stop eating it.
Lazy Grasshopper Dessert Pudding
makes 4 servings
adapted from Pillsbury recipe
2/3 cup crushed chocolate wafers (Oreos):
2 cups vanilla pudding (1 box)
2 Tablespoons creme de menthe
1 Tablespoon creme de cacao
1 cup Whipped Cream
Spread 1/3 cup of the chocolate wafers evenly over the bottom of the 1 quart dish.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the prepared vanilla pudding, creme de menthe and creme de cacao. Layer pudding mixture then some whipped cream, then more cookie crumbs. Repeat this layering once more.
Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes
or until serving time.
Here are some other local food blogger St. Patrick’s Day foods:
A Review of Cafe Normandie’s Key Lime Pie from Food Finery
Avocado Key Lime Pie by Delightful Delicacies
Whole Wheat Soda Bread by Kalyn’s Kitchen
Andy’s Mint Cookies by Crazibeautiful
Lucky Green Velvet Cupcakes by Picky Palate
My recommendation for a St. Patrick’s Day Restaurant in Salt Lake City: Mac Cool’s
They have two locations, one in Foothill Village and the other in Daybreak. I’ve been to both a few times and enjoy their Finn’s Skins appetizer, Guinness Stew, Split Pea Soup, and Shepherd’s Pie. They have a fun Pub feel and often have live music and local brew.