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Chocolate Peppermint Pie

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Time is growing close, the Holidays are almost here! While I know you all love to bake, sometimes, we just need a quick and easy dessert, that is of course delicious too! This Chocolate Peppermint Pie is perfect! It’s a very simple recipe, and can be changed with different ingredients for a totally new flavor! 

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With just a few simple ingredients, this Chocolate Peppermint Pie goes together in minutes – then into the fridge to chill – and in a few hours you have a delicious dessert that looks like you spent hours on.

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I have a confession…I LOVE Cool Whip! I know, I know…but honestly, I really do! I always have! They have lots of different flavors now too! During the Summer I love the strawberry to dip fresh fruit in, and the Extra Cream is a favorite too! Oh, and we can’t leave out the Chocolate!!  Oh my!

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No worries if you happen to not like mint flavor, just leave it out and you have a delectable chocolate pie.

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Now let’s chat about the decorations. There are endless ways to decorate the Chocolate Peppermint Pie, but keeping with the Holidays, I decided to add some Chocolate Stars and Peppermint Candies on top of the Cool Whip.

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To make the Chocolate Stars –


  • Almond Bark (available in the baking aisle near the chocolate chips) or other melting chocolate
  • Plastic Squeeze Bottle
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Wax Paper


  1. Melt 2-3 squares of Almond Bark in the microwave, it should take about 45 seconds, but start with 20 seconds and stir after every 20 seconds until smooth. I usually stop when there is a few pieces left, then stir until the chocolate is smooth
  2. Pour chocolate into bottle, and pipe (draw) stars onto wax paper lined cookie sheet
  3. Place in fridge about 5-10 minutes until set

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The Candy Cane Nutcracker is standing guard!

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Chocolate Peppermint Pie

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Quick and easy no bake pie. Flavors can easily be changed to suit your taste. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com


  • 1 Graham Cracker Pie Crust
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 boxes (4 oz) instant pudding (I used 1 chocolate and 1 vanilla)
  • 1 tub (8 oz) Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed

Chocolate Stars, optional

  • Almond Bark

Decorations, optional

  • Peppermint Pieces or broken Candy Canes


  1. Pour 2 cups of milk into a bowl or measuring cup
  2. Whisk in pudding about 2 minutes, mixture will be thick
  3. Add peppermint extract
  4. Gently fold in 1/2 tub of Cool Whip (about 1 cup), mix completely.
  5. Spoon into crust
  6. Place in fridge to set for at least 3 hours
  7. Add remaining Cool Whip on to the top
  8. Garnish with chocolate stars and peppermint, if desired

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  1. Can you tell me what size box for the pudding (how many cups or servings, since some are sugar free and have a different weight)? I tried this today and must have done something different than the last time I made it – it was so thick I could hardly stir it or fold in the cool whip. I’m wondering if it was a different size pudding mix.

    1. Hi Jill, I use the small boxes of instant pudding. I know they have changed in weight over the last few years.
      I believe they are now 3.4 oz. Be sure you are using instant, the cook-serve will give you a different consistency.

      1. Thank you, Liz for the helpful reply! I love that when I came back to this recipe again (one of my kids’ favorites I don’t make often enough for them), I scrolled down to see the comments and stumbled onto my own that I forgot I had written! 🙂

        1. Hi Jill, so glad you all like the chocolate peppermint pie!
          And that you find the comments helpful.

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