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Grasshopper Squares

[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

This retro-inspired no-bake dessert is perfect for when you want a chocolate and minty treat without spending a ton of time in the kitchen.

Note: for those at home the chocolate frosting on the top, which hardens in the refrigerator, does make it challenging to cut perfect uniform pieces without breaking/squishing--not sure how Kraft got such perfect looking specimens in the photos on their site, but I suspect a team of talented stylists were behind it. If desserts that have the tendency to get messy set you on edge (I have Type-A tendencies, I understand), beware. This is delicious, but perhaps not photo-perfect.

About the author: Alexandra Penfold is mild-mannered literary agent by day, food ninja by night. Never one to skip dessert she's the Brownie half of Blondie & Brownie, a Midtown Lunch contributor, and co-author of the forthcoming book New York à la Cart: Recipes and Stories from the Big Apple's Best Food Trucks. You can follow her on Twitter at @blondiebrownie.

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