Chocolate Mint Grasshopper Cookie Ball Pops for St. Patrick’s Day

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*republished from 2012

If you’re a fan of cake pops then you will absolutely positively be head-over-heels in LOVE with cookie ball pops. As an added bonus, they are so much easier to make. You don’t get the burnt egg flavor of cake pop makers or the sticky fingers of traditional cake pops, instead you get this smooth texture that holds shape considerably well for being made from a cookie.

You can bake your own cookie to crumble or use your favorite store bought cookies like I did with Keebler Grasshopper cookies that remind me of my favorite Girl Scout Thin Mints.

St. Patrick’s Day is all about the green so it’s only fitting I dressed up these minty chocolate cookie pops with a sparkly green gel icing.

grasshopper cookie balls

The green drizzle is so glittery it almost looks inedible but I promise, it’s perfectly good on food. Wilton makes a whole line of sparkle gels that are 100% edible and 110% gorgeous.

sparkling green cookie pop

green grasshopper mint cookie balls

Inside you get this almost fudge-like texture that still has a bit of crispness like a Grasshopper cookie. They’re so so so addicting ….and fun to put on a stick!

mint chocolate cookie ball pop

Chocolate Mint Grasshopper Cookie Ball Pops for St. Patrick's Day
Total Time
Type: Dessert
Serves: 12 pops
  • 30 Keebler Grasshopper Cookies
  • ⅓ cup chocolate frosting
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup Andes mint baking chips (or crumbled Andes Mint candies)
  • green sparkle gel
  • 12 pop sticks
  1. Use a food processor to crumble the cookies until they become a fine crumble.
  2. In a small bowl, use your hands to thoroughly mix the cookie crumbs with chocolate frosting until it's a smooth texture like wet soil, but not too sticky.
  3. Roll the dough into 12 small balls (a bit smaller than a golf ball) and place on a sheet of wax paper in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  4. Melt the chocolate chips and mint chips until smooth.
  5. Place each cookie ball on a stick and dip into the chocolate to fully coat the cookie ball.
  6. Place the sticks in a brick of crafting foam to dry.
  7. Drizzle with green sparkle gel and enjoy!


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    • says

      90% of the time I do the double boiler method but this time I microwaved it in 30 second increments on 70% power for about 3 minutes.

  1. says

    I love that these are made with cookies and you don’t have to bake an entire cake. I’m totally going to make these for my boys on St. Patty’s day. We are total mint lovers, not to mention they are pretty! What do you use for your backgrounds when you take pictures, if you don’t mind me asking?

    • says

      I think I’ll forever switch to doing these with cookies now, it’s so much easier and less gooey. The background is actually just a piece of colored art paper from hobby lobby, each one was like $1.69.

  2. says

    These look awesome! My husband’s birthday is St Patrick’s Day so these would be perfect to make. Thanks!

  3. says

    Oh, holy, crap…. How can I NOT make these? They are the same flavors as the North Pole Pops I made for Christmas… I adore chocolate and mint together. And that gel… I hope I can remember it when June rolls around. My daughter is nuts about glitter and would love it on her birthday cake!

  4. Jodi says

    Well, I tried these and found them very difficult to make. Even though they were DELICIOUS, I couldn’t keep the sticks to stay on the cookie. I did eveything as the directions called for. When I took the cookies out from the refridgerater, when I would insert the stick into the cookie ball, some of them would start splitting. Then if i did manager to get the stick to remain in the cookie, if I turned it upside down, the cookie ball fell right off the stick.
    I think after you roll them into golf ball shape, I think I should have inserted the pop stick in and then put it in the fridge. How did you make the sticks stay in?

    • says

      Jodi, that’s my fault. I didn’t add in the instructions for inserting the sticks. Like cake pops, what you need to do is dip the end of the stick in the melted chocolate then insert it into the cookie ball. You can do this before or after but yes, if you let them get super cold it’s a bit of work to get the stick in there.