No Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Pie
This make ahead No Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Pie tastes like mint chocolate ice cream in pie form without the melted mess.
Now that the holidays are in full swing, more and more people are looking for easy holiday dessert recipes.
I was talking with a friend recently about how she doesn’t bake much during the year due to time constraints but loves to bake around the holidays and entertain friends.
Even though I bake all year round, I especially love holiday baking because a lot of memories are connected to the holidays.
How can you not think of spending Christmas with your family and friends when you eat gingerbread cookies or drink eggnog?
As I was planning out my holiday desserts this year, my mind immediately went to mint chocolate, mainly because I’ve been craving mint chocolate chip ice cream lately but also because mint chocolate usually makes a special appearance for the holidays.
Then I started thinking about make ahead desserts because let’s face it – after a long day of work, who wants to stay up another two hours making cookies (especially when you’re not paying attention and realize you have to chill the dough for an hour)?
My go-to make ahead dessert is no bake pies. No bake pies are often associated with summer, but I enjoy making them for the holidays because one – you can make them ahead of time.
In fact, they are designed to have at least 4 hours of chill time (although I have frozen them in less time when in a hurry).
Since they last up to a week flavor-wise, you can make no bake pies a few days before serving so you aren’t stuck the night before making dessert if you’re on a tight schedule.
Two – no bake means it doesn’t take up oven space. This is very critical when making a big holiday meal such as Thanksgiving where the oven is in overdrive.
Three – there’s often cream cheese and whipped cream involved with no bake pies, and I see nothing wrong with that.
This No Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Pie is like eating mint chocolate chip ice cream in pie form without the melted mess, complete with a chocolate sandwich cookie crust and lots of mini chocolate chips.