Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cream Pie made with an Oreo cookie crust and filled with a creamy dark chocolate filling & topped with sweet cream! Rich and chocolatey homemade cream pie recipe with great peppermint flavor!
Peppermint Pie with Oreo crust is a blend of two of the best things about winter- easy desserts and peppermint flavors. Gone are the days of pumpkin spice and now we bring in the refreshing mint flavor we all crave during the colder weather season. This pie is a harmonious blend of flavors much like your favorite hot chocolate beverage, but in a rich creamy no-bake pie so every slice will serve up some great taste.
What is Chocolate Peppermint Cream Pie?
Rich and creamy like a no-bake cheesecake but filled with chocolate ganache, cheesecake, and crushed peppermint, nestled in a homemade Oreo crust, this is one pie to keep with your this holiday season. Bring it along to all the Christmas parties or family dinners and watch how fast it disappears every time. It’s an instant favorite and incredibly hard to resist.
Chocolate Peppermint Pie Ingredients
-Oreos: You will need 25 Oreo cookies for the crust of this pie.
-Butter: Use 4 tablespoons of melted butter to help bind the cookie crumbs together for the crust.
-Chocolate chips: You’ll need 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips will give you a wonderful chocolate flavor without being too sweet.
-Butter: Using 3 tablespoons of butter to melt the chocolate chips.
-Milk: You will need ¼ cup of milk to get the melted chocolate to a good consistency.
-Cream cheese: You only need 4 ounces of softened cream cheese (this is half a brick).
-Sugar: Use ½ cup of granulated sugar to give this pie a little more sweetness.
-Sour cream: Adding in ½ cup of sour cream for more richness and tangy goodness.
-Cool whip: You only need 4 ounces of Cool whip (this is half a tub). You can reserve the rest for topping the pie later if desired.
-Peppermint extract: Use ½ teaspoon of peppermint extract to help flavor this pie with a refreshing peppermint flavor.
-Crushed peppermints: You will need ¼ cup of crushed peppermint candies (like candy canes).
-Toppings: Great toppings for this pie are dark chocolate shavings and more crushed peppermint.
How to Make Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pie
Prepare the crust
In a food processor, finely crush your Oreos. If you do not have a food processor you can crush oreo’s in a bag using a rolling pin.
Add in the melted butter and then process again to combine. Again, if you do not have a food processor add melted butter to bag and use hands to combine.
Press your Oreo butter mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan and bring it up the sides as well.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the chocolate chips, 3 tablespoons of butter, and milk and then cook in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring well between each until smooth.
Pour the chocolate mixture over the prepared crust.
Sprinkle ¼ cup of crushed peppermints on top of the chocolate layer.
Make creamy filling
In another medium-size bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, and peppermint extract until mixture is smooth.
Fold in the cool whip.
Assemble and chill
Spread the creamy filling mixture on top of the chocolate mixture in the pie pan. For a cleaner look you can also use a piping bag to pipe it on top.
Top the whole pie with some crushed peppermints and dark chocolate shavings for extra yumminess.
Place in the fridge overnight. Do not skip this step as this is what helps the flavors to develop and taste perfect.
Slice, serve and enjoy!
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cream Pie
- 25 Oreo cookies
- 4 Tablespoons butter melted
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 teaspoons butter
- ¼ cup milk
- 4 ounces cream cheese softened
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup sour cream
- 4 ounces Cool Whip about half the tub
- ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
- ¼ cup crushed peppermints
- More crushed peppermint
- Shaved dark chocolate
- In a food processor finely crush your oreos.
- Add the melted 4 tablespoons of butter to the crushed oreos and blend again.
- Press the oreo crumbs into the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie pan.
- In a medium microwave safe bowl combine the chocolate chips, 3 teaspoons of butter and milk and melt in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth.
- Pour the chocolate mixture over the crust.
- Sprinkle ¼ cup of the crushed peppermints on top of the chocolate.
- In another bowl using an electric mixer beat the cream cheese, sugar, sour cream and peppermint extract until smooth.
- Fold in the cool whip.
- You can spread the cream mixture on top of the pie or put it in a piping bag and pipe it on.
- I top the pie with more crushed peppermints and some dark chocolate shavings.
- Refrigerate overnight! Don’t skip this step! This pie needs the overnight chill to come together perfectly. Serve & enjoy!
How to store peppermint chocolate pie
Keep this pie stored in the fridge, well covered, or in an airtight container for up to 3 or 4 days. The flavors and textures are best the day after it’s been made.
Can I use storebought crust?
Absolutely! If you want to save a little time and effort go right ahead and buy a premade oreo pie crust instead of making your own.
What do I use if I don’t have a food processor?
The simplest method would be to place ingredients in a large plastic zip locked bag and use a rolling pin to crush the items. If you do not have rolling pin find any large item that you can place over the top of the bag and move around, crushing the ingredient into a fine mixture. You also might try a chopping tool if you have one available.
How to crush peppermint candies
Because you’ll need a nice amount of crushed peppermint for this chocolate peppermint pie recipe I recommend placing a few broken candy canes in a food processor to make the process smooth. You could also place them (unwrapped) in a zipper-locked baggie and then hit the bag a few times with a rolling pin to crush them by hand.
CAN YOU REPLACE THE COOL WHIP?
Cool Whip is the best “whipped topping” to use in this recipe. However, if you can’t find Cool Whip where you live or you prefer not to use it in recipes, you can use stabilized whipped cream instead. If you just use regular whipped cream, the consistency will be too light and the cream will not hold up very well. It’s very simple to make your own stabilized whipped cream and it just takes a few minutes!
HOW DO YOU MAKE STABILIZED WHIPPED CREAM?
If you want to make whipped cream ahead of time, you can, but you have to stabilize it. To make stabilized whipped cream, you will need the following ingredients:
- 4 ounces of cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
Beat the whipping cream just until soft peaks form.
Add in the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla. Whip on high until mixture is smooth.
Store in the refrigerator until ready to use, up to 3 days.
A little tip for making whipped cream faster: use a metal bowl and place the bowl in the freezer for about 30 minutes before you make the whipped cream. This will significantly decrease the amount of time that you will need to beat the whipped cream – the process will go much faster!
Check out these other fabulous peppermint flavored recipes!
- PEPPERMINT OREO POKE CAKE
- HOMEMADE PEPPERMINT NOUGAT CANDY
- HOLIDAY PEPPERMINT ICE CREAM CAKE ROLL
- HOMEMADE PEPPERMINT PATTIES
- EASY PEPPERMINT CHEX MIX
- FROSTED PEPPERMINT COOKIES
- PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE CHIP PUDDING COOKIES
- CHRISTMAS PEPPERMINT PATTIES
- PINK PEPPERMINT PATTIES
- PEPPERMINT FUDGE COOKIES
- CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT TRUFFLES
- CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT BREAD
- PEPPERMINT POPCORN
This Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cream Pie is packed with a bold chocolate flavor and crushed peppermints so every creamy bite is perfect for a winter treat. This peppermint cream pie recipe is easy to make and who knows, maybe Santa chooses this over cookies this year!