Minty Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate and mint is a match made in heaven. This silky smooth pie is rich and refreshing with a hint of minty goodness!

Serves: 8Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 4 hours 25 minutesDifficulty: Medium


Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • ½ cup chopped crème de menthe bits candy, divided
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1 prepared graham cracker crust (9")
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp. confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  • In a blender combine the milk, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, egg yolks, and salt. Purée until smooth, about 30 seconds, then transfer to a saucepan. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it begins to boil and thicken, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the butter, ¼ cup chopped candy, vanilla, and peppermint extract. Stir until melted. Pour into the prepared crust. Chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
  • In the work bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whip attachment, or in a medium bowl with a hand mixer, combine the cream and confectioners’ sugar. Whip on medium high speed until the mixture forms soft peaks, about 2 minutes. Spread or pipe onto the pie and sprinkle remaining crème de menthe candy on top. Serve immediately