Friday, December 10, 2010

Semi-Homemade Thin Mint Pie

One of my father in law's favorites! Tastes just like a thin mint, can be made ahead, and is perfect after a heavy holiday meal!

1 box jello no-bake oreo dessert
peppermint extract (about 1 tsp)
green food coloring
chocolate pie shell
crushed peppermint candies or oreo cookies(optional)

1. Open the box and throw out the packet of chocolate crumbs that you're supposed to make a crust with. Use a store-bought chocolate pie crust instead - it'll cut prettier!
2. Mix up the filling following the instructions on the box. Before you stir in the oreo pieces, add a good splash of peppermint extract (about 1 tsp or more) and 6 drops green food coloring. Stir in oreo pieces like it says to on the box.
3. Spoon filling into the chocolate pie shell and top with crushed peppermint candies or oreos, if desired, and refrigerate/freeze as directed.

* Remember to thaw a little before serving to make cutting easier!


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