What are mini peppermint pies?
Peppermint pie is a delicious combination of peppermint ice cream and whipped topping working together to create a pie filling that rests in a chocolate Oreo cookie crust. Alone these ingredients may not be award-worthy, but together they create a dream come true. Prepared in muffin tins they come out in smaller servings allowing for you to eat a “whole pie” and not feel guilty.
Easy peppermint pie ingredients
-Oreo cookies: Crushed Oreo cookies (filling and all) will make the base of these pies. You’ll need an entire package.
-Butter: This is the binder that brings the crushed Oreos together to make a pie crust. You can use salted or unsalted depending on your preference.
-Whipped topping: A thawed 8 ounce container of whipped topping will be mixed into the filling to make it fluffy. If you want more on top of the pie once it’s set, you’ll need more.
-Peppermint ice cream: Using half a gallon of peppermint ice cream is plenty for the filling to tasty and look great! Letting it sit out on the counter for about 20 minutes prior to using gets it thinned enough to stir without being too melted.
How to make mini peppermint pies
In a blender, or in a Ziploc bag, crush your Oreos into small crumb sized pieces.
Melt your butter and then mix it in with the crushed Oreo cookies. Press the crust mixture into the bottom of your pan(s) and set aside.
In a bowl mix your softened ice cream with the whipped topping.
Scoop and divide the ice cream mixture over the mini pies and then place the pan in the freezer to help the pies freeze and set.
Before serving top with some chocolate syrup and more crushed Oreos, if desired.
- 1 pkg Oreo cookies
- 3 tbsp melted butter
- 8 oz container whipped topping, thawed
- 1/2 gallon peppermint ice cream
- Crush 25 of the Oreo cookies. I used a blender, but you can place the cookies in a zip-lock bag and smash them with a hammer/mallet also.
- Melt the butter and combine with the Oreo crumbs.
- Press crumbs into the bottom of your pan to form crust.
- In a separate bowl, mix the ice cream with the whipped topping. It helps to have the ice cream sit out for about 20 minutes beforehand.
- Scoop the mixture over the crust and freeze until ready to serve.
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Can I use a different pie crust?
Absolutely. While peppermint and chocolate go so great together you can use regular graham cracker crust or a prebaked and cooled regular pie crust. Either one would work great and still taste incredible!
Can I make this in a different pan?
Yes! You can make this recipe in a 9×13 baking dish or split the recipe in half and do one large pie and several mini pies. You can also just grab two premade Oreo pie crusts from the store and divide the filling between the two for an easier dessert.
When to serve peppermint pie
Peppermint pie goes great during the holidays because people often associate peppermint with Christmas and winter. That said, peppermint ice cream is available year-round and this pie can just as easily be enjoyed in summer for a refreshing treat too!
How long is the pie good for?
Due to this being an icebox pie meaning that it’s best enjoyed when frozen) it can actually last indefinitely if kept stored in the freezer. That said, it’s best to eat it within a few days f possible because the older it gets the more the risk of freezer burn and flavor loss happens.
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