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Strawberry Mint Dessert

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Strawberry Mint Dessert

Linda Larsen
This recipe is so delicious and so simple! I love the combination of strawberry and mint; it's very refreshing and a perfect frozen dessert for a crowd. The recipe takes two days to make, so be sure to plan ahead. Butter Mints are a specific product; you can find them in the candy aisle of your supermarket. They may be called after dinner mints; the mints are solid candy, but not brittle, usually a light yellow color. They taste buttery and minty when eaten and crush to powdery crumbs.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 12 servings


  • 1 (16 oz.) pkg. frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 10 oz. pkg. miniature marshmallows
  • 3 oz. pkg. strawberry Jell-O
  • 2 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • 5.5 oz. pkg. buttermints, crushed in food processor
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


On the first day, in medium bowl mash strawberries until in small pieces. Add marshmallows, Jell-O, 2 tablespoons heavy cream, and crushed mints; mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In medium bowl combine flour, brown sugar, and butter until crumbly. Place in 9x13" baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 15-20 minutes until crumbs are very light brown, stirring twice during baking time (watch carefully after 10 minutes; this mixture can burn easily). Cool completely. Reserve 1/2 cup crumbs; spread remaining crumbs evenly in pan.

Remove marshmallow mixture from refrigerator and stir well. In large bowl, beat cream with powdered sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Fold marshmallow mixture into the whipped cream. Spoon and spread evenly over crumbs in pan. Top with reserved crumb mixture. Freeze until solid, 3-4 hours. Cut into squares to serve.

To make this a no-bake dessert, substitute 24 crushed vanilla cream sandwich cookies for the crumbly mixture and use for the base and topping.

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 5 out of 5
Strawberry Mint, Guest Practicedprocrastinator

Very unique recipe idea with butter mints. Very minty and fresh. You have such great ideas for fabulous desserts. Seems like a natural to make this chocolate flavored with butter mints. Got any ideas on how to pull it off?

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