This make ahead No Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Pie tastes like mint chocolate ice cream in pie form without the melted mess.

No Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Pie

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.

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15 comments on “No Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Pie”

  1. oh man-Michael would DIE over this pie!!!!

    • I have a feeling he would too ;)

  2. This looks delicious! During the holidays we bake more, but a no bake dessert would be great for when we are entertaining a large number of people.

    • I certainly bake more too during the holidays, but I love having a no bake recipe up my sleeve for those days where the oven is taken and/or I need a make ahead dessert.

  3. Mint chocolate chip ice cream is my fave!! In pie form? WOOHOO! THANKS for the recipe, and the hubs despises mint so this pie will be MINE ALL MINE!!

    • I froze my pie for a little bit before slicing for the photos, and it did taste similar to ice cream but without it melting! And oh darn I guess you have to eat this pie by yourself if your husband doesn’t like it ;)

  4. This looks delicious!! It was so fun meeting you at the ALDI event, Carla! Can’t wait for our coffee date :)

    • I can’t wait either! Hopefully we can squeeze in a coffee date during December but if not, definitely January!

  5. Mint chocolate chip ice cream is my most favorite flavor! I LOVE that I can have the same test without the sticky, melted ice cream dripping down my fingers! Perfect for the holidays too! Pinned!

  6. No bake pies are definitely my favorite, and mint chip is a huge hit in our house!! Love this pie!

  7. My husband LOVES mint chocolate chip so I am going to save this in my favorites list for his birthday. It was so great to finally meet the ‘moosey’ in person :)

  8. ALDI is the best! I always get my baking supplies there! I love mint chocolate combo! I’ll be craving this pie all day!

  9. I honestly never think no-bake during the winter but this is such a great pie that I think it’ll change my mind. Plus I love that it looks like ice cream, I mean, it’s chilled – it might as well be an ice cream pie! So fun and I love chocolate and mint.

  10. Hi, I had a question about how long this pie can be made ahead of time. I did see in the blog post that you said no bake pies can be made up to a week in advance. Today is Tuesday and the pie will be eaten on Saturday. Do you think it would be okay to make tonight? Or should I at least wait until tomorrow (Wednesday) to make it? I am having surgery Thursday, but I am attempting to go to a dinner on Saturday night and I would still like to contribute by making dessert lol. I thought this might be the perfect solution since I could make it ahead in anticipation of not being all the way up to par by Friday or Saturday lol. Thanks so much!

    • If you can wait until tomorrow, I’d pick tomorrow, but with that said, you should be fine if you make it tonight.

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