This Paleo vegan grasshopper pie made with a paleo vegan Oreo crust is absolutely decadent and minty fresh! It’s completely paleo, gluten free, nut free, and made with natural coloring!
I’m actually shocked at how much this vegan grasshopper pie tastes like the real deal.
Like it’s uncanny.
I don’t think you could even really tell the difference (except for the slight coconut flavor!). However, it’s completely gluten free (actually paleo!), refined sugar free, nut free, and not dyed with any fake colors!
Who knew that a healthy grasshopper pie could be so delicious?!
What is a vegan grasshopper pie?
Well, it’s funny you should ask! I feel like a decent amount of people actually do not know what a grasshopper pie is, let alone a healthy vegan paleo grasshopper pie!
So let me clear the air. A grasshopper pie DOES NOT contain any grasshoppers! It’s actually so funny because as soon as I made this pie, I sent a picture of it to my grandma and she replied…
“Vegans eat grasshoppers?!”
No, Grandma!!! My mom and I were both laughing so hard at that! She had no clue! But I don’t blame her, I mean, she’s Italian, and I’m pretty sure this is a very American thing (even if they use it to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day here!).
Vegan grasshopper pie is basically mint chocolate chip filling in a chocolatey pie crust. It’s absolutely heavenly, and tastes refreshing yet decadent all at once.
It’s one of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day desserts, and this vegan paleo grasshopper pie is actually a healthier version of the traditional one.
Now I know what you’re thinking: please don’t tell me that it’s made with…matcha…
Don’t you worry, this healthy grasshopper pie is NOT made with matcha! It’s made with…
How to make a vegan grasshopper pie green:
The secret ingredient is spirulina!
Spirulina is actually one of the oldest life forms on planet Earth, and is essentially ground up blue-green microalgae from the sea. It’s extraordinarily high in protein and contains 9 out of the 10 amino acids, which is unheard of.
I decided to use spirulina here not only for the amazing benefits that it possesses, but also because I wanted people to be able to eat this vegan grasshopper pie at night without concern of staying up too late from the caffeine.
Who else finds that so many healthified green St. Patrick’s Day desserts are tinted green from matcha?!
Rest assured (literally, you’ll be able to sleep real good after eating this paleo grasshopper pie!), this grasshopper pie won’t keep you up at night!
Vegan grasshopper pie ingredients:
Before we make this grasshopper pie, let’s go over the ingredients (which are completely nut free!):
- Paleo Vegan Oreos: one of my favorite recipes on the blog. I also used them in making my Paleo vegan worms n’ dirt concoctions, which are absolutely decadent!
- Japanese Sweet Potato
- Coconut Milk
- Maple Syrup: I love a local brand, Crown Maple. It’s the highest quality I’ve found, and I believe it’s also available in stores across the U.S.
- Peppermint Extract: if you don’t like mint, and you basically just want a cookies n’ cream green-colored pie, you can totally omit the peppermint!
- Spirulina: well we mentioned this above, but this is what is going to make the pie green!
Trust me, this paleo grasshopper pie will be the STAR of your St. Patrick’s Day desserts table…or should I say…lucky charm?
I’ve actually heard that people also make this pie for Christmas/winter holidays as well!
I guess because it’s mint, and everyone loves a good minty dessert around the holidays. To me, this reminds me of Turkey Hill ice cream, which my dad just loves.
How to make Paleo vegan grasshopper pie
Honestly, this dessert is so easy, it’s laughable.
And it can be broke down into two major steps: making the cookies and cookie crust, then making the filling. First, let’s start with the crust and cookies:
- To start you’ll prepare two batches of the Paleo Vegan Oreo dough. However, one dough you’ll use as the crust, and the second you’ll continue on with the normal recipe of making it into cookies.
- You’ll press the dough for the crust into an 8″ springform pan, and create little cookies out of the second dough.
- Bake these for 10-15 minutes, or until set, then remove and let cool while you prepare the filling.
Now let’s do the green filling!
- In a large food processor, blend the sweet potato into a puree.
- Add in the coconut milk, maple syrup, and spirulina, and blend again until it’s smooth.
- Pour the filling into the cookie crust, and crumble up the Oreo cookies on top.
- Swirl the cookies into the filling, and place the pie into the freezer.
- Let the pie chill for 2-3 hours, then remove and serve.
I hope you love this healthier grasshopper pie as much as I do! Let me know what you think down below in the comments section, and as always, I look forward to seeing your beautiful creations on Instagram and Pinterest!
Happy grasshopper pie making!
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This vegan grasshopper pie made with a paleo vegan Oreo cookie crust is absolutely decadent and minty fresh! It’s completely paleo, gluten free, nut free, and made with natural coloring!
- 2 batches Paleo vegan Oreo dough*
- 16 ounce Japanese sweet potato, baked
- 1 16 ounce can coconut cream or coconut milk
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon spirulina
- 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
- Preheat oven to 375F and prepare an 8″ springform pan with parchment paper and a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Prepare Paleo Vegan Oreo cookie dough, not baking the cookies yet.
- Press one serving of the dough into the springform pan for the cookie crust. Prepare the second serving of the dough as cookies (you can omit the coconut butter at the last step if you’d like). Place each cookie on the parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Place the cookie crust and cookies into the oven to bake for 10-15 minutes or until set.
- Remove from the oven and let cool while you prepare the filling.
- In a large food processor, puree the sweet potato until smooth.
- Add in the coconut milk, maple syrup, spirulina, and peppermint extract, and puree until smooth.
- Pour the filling into the cookie crust pan, and crumble the cookies on top.
- Mix the cookies into the filling until evenly distributed, then place the pie into the freezer to set for 2-3 hours.
- When ready to serve, remove from the freezer and let unthaw for 15 minutes before slicing.
- Store in the freezer for up to a month.
* Do not fully prepare the cookies here. We just need the dough, and I will walk you through what to do next. If you want to make the full Oreos, you can use coconut butter, but it’s not necessary.
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