A simple-to-prepare chocolate shortbread crust provides the perfect backdrop for the cool, minty filling of this grasshopper tart. The tart’s pale green filling makes it an ideal dessert for St. Patrick’s Day.
The cool minty filling and chocolate cookie crust taste like they’re made for each other. What’s not to love?
A few years back, I experimented with my mom’s recipe and made miniature grasshopper tartlets. Their diminutive size adds undeniable cuteness to this spectacular flavor combination.
My older daughter Eliza and I used to prepare to these little treats together regularly, but now that she’s an experienced baker, she makes them by herself whenever she gets the chance.
Last summer, Tessa — who clearly wanted to get in on the action of having a signature grasshopper dessert of her own — suggested that we try making a grasshopper tart. I love that Tessa already appreciates the difference between a pie and a tart.
While grasshopper tart sounds a whole lot like grasshopper pie, a tart pan’s low rim means that it includes less filling. This gives it a higher crust-to-filling ratio, ensuring that the crust’s chocolate goodness complements each minty bite….