Creamy Peppermint Pie is light, fluffy, and studded with crunchy peppermint pieces. Even better? This no-bake pie is a breeze to make!
It’s not just the taking pictures with him thing, which I’d understand. I mean, I’m not a fan of sitting on the laps of strange bearded dudes and getting my photo taken, either. It’s wrong on so many levels, if you really think about it. But she’s even scared of the IDEA of Santa Claus. Like…she doesn’t want him to come to our house. At all.
One night, I actually had to make a “phone call” to Santa, instructing him “not to come to our house, ever EVER EVER do you understand me, Santa Claus?” just to get her to go to sleep.
I’ve tried reading her books about Santa. Books that depict him as jolly and plump — a harmless guy, really. So what if he somehow magically squeezes down a chimney that’s at least half his size? So what if he eats nothing but cookies, probably making him constipated (making him LITERALLY full of poop) and most definitely a diabetic? So what if he forces an entire community of tiny people to work for free, exploiting their miniature size and forcing them into slavery? Who cares that his wife lives in isolation, stranded at the North Pole while he frolics around the world, soaking up undying love and adulation while she cries herself to sleep at night, lonely and unappreciated?
This is all totally normal.
Well my Lucy is on to his little scheme, and she’s having none of it. She is, however, a HUGE fan of The Grinch, which I find equal parts disconcerting and adorable.
“You’re a mean one…Mistah GRINCH!!” she sings in a deep baritone all day, every day. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas DVD is constantly playing while she sits enthralled, watching him steal even the tiniest mouse crumb for the 739th time.
This simple, gorgeous, yummy pie is definitely one of the best pies I’ve made in a long time. Peppermint Ice Cream has always been one of my favorites, and this pie is very much like that — creamy and minty, with crunchy little pieces studded throughout. And it couldn’t be simpler to whip up!!
- 36 Oreo cookies (traditional, not Double Stuf)
- 6 Tablespoons salted butter, melted
- 8 oz block cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 8 oz tub Cool Whip, thawed
- 1/2 (of a 14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- 3/4 cup crushed peppermint candy cane pieces
- 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
- Prepare crust: In the bowl of your food processor, process cookies until they are fine crumbs. Slowly add melted butter and process until combined. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Chill for at least 2 hours to firm.
- Prepare filling: In the bowl of your mixer, beat cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Fold in peppermint pieces and Cool Whip. Pour into prepared crust and let chill for several hours, until firm.
- Prepare ganache: In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and heavy cream. Microwave for about a minute, stopping every 20 seconds to stir until smooth. Stir in corn syrup and refrigerate until slightly cooled and thickened. Spoon in the center of your pie.