No Baking Required, Peppermint Pie
We confess we are big fans of the no-bake desserts. Who needs to deal with the oven anyway?! No-bake treats are perfect for anyone to make: kids, adults, and seniors. Better yet, they are delicious for everyone to eat as well! This no-bake peppermint pie is as easy as it gets and just might become a new holiday tradition for your family.
Ingredients and Tools to Make Peppermint Pie
Filling & Topping:
- 1½ cups heavy whipping cream
- 1/3 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 package cream cheese (8 ounces), softened
- 1 cup white candy melts, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- Red food coloring
- Peppermint crunch sprinkles
- 30 chocolate wafer cookies
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- ¼ cup butter, melted.
- Pie pan
- Food processor
- 2 large bowls
- Electric mixer
Let’s Get Started!
First things first, we have to make the crust. Combine the cookies and sugar in the food processor and grind until they are completely broken down. Add the melted butter and pulse the mixture until it is fully combined. Empty the mixture into your pie plate and press into the bottom and sides to form the crust. Once this is done, refrigerate the crust while starting to work on the filling.
To prepare the filling and topping, combine heavy whipping cream and confectioners sugar in a large bowl. Use an electric mixer on high until stiff peaks form.
In another large bowl, beat the cream cheese until it is smooth, then add in the melted candy melts and beat together until combined and smooth. Optional: Add in red food coloring for a little more holiday spirit.
Spread the cream cheese mixture into the pie crust and top with the whipped cream mixture. Refrigerate to set for at least 1 hour.
Once set, add your toppings. We recommend crushed candy canes and peppermint crunch sprinkles. Let the pie chill in the fridge until a few minutes before serving.
Happy Holidays from UMC at Bristol Glen
On behalf of our team in Sussex County, we’d like to wish all of our residents and their families a happy and healthy holiday season! We look forward to spending more time together and taking part in fun holiday activities like baking cookies, watching the classics in our Christmas PJs, and maybe even some friendly decorating competitions.
To find out more about how we are spending the holidays in our independent living community in Newton, NJ, please call us today or visit us at: https://umcommunities.org/bristolglen/