April 10, 2013

No-Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Pie


I have become enamored with the simplicity of this no-bake pie method ... the simplicity of simply melting some chocolate and stirring it into some Cool Whip.  Can a great tasting pie truly be that easy?  Oh, yes.  Yes, it can.  I found that out in the classic No-Bake Hershey's Chocolate Bar Pie I posted about just a little bit ago.

Once I had whipped up that no-bake chocolate bar pie, I just had to try it out with some other experiments...

... 'cause that's just what I do!

So I turned to the Walmart candy aisle for inspiration.  Yup, I walked up and down the candy aisle asking myself, "What can I melt into a pie next?!?"  I'm sure people were giving me strange looks 'cause I was lingering in front of candy shelves for what probably seemed like a ridiculously long time.

But I was thinking.  And creating ... in my mind.

I have many experimental ideas I'd like to try with this method.  But I landed first on Andes Creme de Menthe Thins.  "Mmmm, hmmmm," I thought, "these will melt up perfectly!"

And they did.

Absolutely perfectly to create a delectable no-bake minty chocolate-y pie.


I threw in a teeny bit of mini chocolate chips for some texture.  I like the bit of crunch they give.  But if you'd prefer a completely creamy pie, you could just leave them out.

As I said, I've got some other experiments up my sleeve with this melt-stuff-and-stir-it-into-Cool-Whip method.  I can't wait to keep trying them out!  {Hope Mark's ready to eat a lot of pie.}

Have you got ideas for what to try with this method?  What would you try melting and stirring into Cool Whip??  I'd love to hear!

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No-Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Pie
Source:  A Tracey original, inspired by No-Bake Hershey's Chocolate Bar Pie

Ingredients
  • 1 (9-inch) chocolate crumb pie crust (such as Oreo pie crust)
  • 1 1/2 (8 oz.) containers Cool Whip whipped topping (12 oz. total)
  • 1 (4.67 oz.) package Andes Creme de Menthe thins
  • 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips
  • 2 T. mini chocolate chips, for garnishing top of pie
Directions
  1. Unwrap Andes Creme de Menthe thins (reserving 4 to garnish the pie, if desired) and place in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and cool for two minutes.
  2. Fold melted creme de menthe candies into the Cool Whip until well combined. Stir in the 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips.  Spoon into crust.
  3. Sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips.  Break the reserved Andes Creme de Menthe thins in half and stick the halves into the pie along the outer edge to garnish, if desired.  Cover and refrigerate over night, or until set.

26 comments:

  1. That looks fantastic! I'm so glad you experimented with other variations.

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    1. I can't wait to try some other ideas I have, too!

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    1. I just adore Andes mints. So good. {and even better as a pie}

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  3. How about stirring in a little of the real Creme de Menthe....just to give it a little extra kick!!!

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  4. Oooooo... I love this! My son adores Andes mints, so I pinned this to definitely make some time soon. :)

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  5. made for work function and got rave reviews and requests for recipe!! thanks.

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad your colleagues enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping back by to let me know!

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  6. This looks so delicious (and completely do-able)! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. Looks delicious! I would try melting a Milky Way Bar! I would melt peanut butter. Chocolate. Chocolate and then peanut butter, in layers. Hmmmm the possibilities!

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    1. I know, Linda, right?! ... Seriously, the possibilities are mind-boggling! Love the Milky Way Bar idea. And I really want to try melting Reese Cups. I'm really wondering if that would give a different flavor than straight-up peanut butter and chocolate, or if it would be the same. I'm a curious girl.

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  8. Hi Tracey! Wow, does this pie look delicious! I am so happy I stopped by to visit your sweet blog :)

    Kindly, Lorraine

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  9. Oh, wow! My mouth is watering over this one! too easy! I sent the link to my sister, too! Definitely going to make this!

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  10. This is just what my son would love! Gotta give it a try! Found you at Marvelous Mondays. Hope you have a super week! Blessings, Gloria @The Resourceful Gals

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  11. Haha. That's my kind of woman, i.e. 'What can I melt into a pie next?' LOL This looks delicious!!

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  13. So yummy looking! I LOVE andes mints, so I know I will love this cake! I featured it on my blog today here: http://www.unoriginalmom.com/original-fridays-4/

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    1. Thank you, Ruthie! I'll be back over to party on Saturday. :-)

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  15. Could you use the chocolate cool whip

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    1. I don't see why not. Let me know how it is if you try it!

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  16. Oh my! I'm trying this out soon! I would want to also try Reese's & Butterfingers.

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