St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Mint Pie!

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THE SUN IS OUT! 8)

I think we’ve gone six straight days in dreary darkness, so this day couldn’t come quick enough. It’s absolutely gorgeous outside – it least 50 degrees too!

I celebrated by cutting up a fresh pineapple this morning and snacking on it for a light breakfast while I prepared some dinners for the upcoming week. :)

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – the world would be a much happier place if we could all have fresh pineapple every morning!

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Around noon, Ben and I went over to my parent’s house for lunch – my Aunt’s Italian Sausages, Coleslaw and Fresh Fruit were on the menu!

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My Mom made this simple coleslaw salad by combining a bag of pre-cut coleslaw with dressing made with a little sugar, vinegar, olive oil and other spices – including dry mustard, which tasted really, really good!

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Like mother like daughter – she had fresh pineapple and strawberries for us too! Us Iowans know that when pineapple goes on sale at the grocery store – you snatch it UP! :D

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And those unforgettable Italian Sausages…omg… Local, spicy Italian sausage links, simmered in homemade marinara sauce. Unreal! Usually I eat them with a nice, crusty roll and some melted provolone cheese, but I was saving my carbs for…

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Chocolate Mint Pie!!!!

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Seeing as how St. Patrick’s Day is this week, I thought a fun, minty and greeeeen dessert would be fun to bring. ;)

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St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Mint Pie

Print this recipe!

Ingredients:

1 package sugar-free, fat-free instant chocolate pudding

1 1/2 cup skim milk

1/2 teaspoon mint extract, divided

1 1/2 cup whip cream, divided

green food coloring

12 mint Oreo cookies

1 pre-made Oreo cookie pie crust

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Directions:

1. Place Oreos in a plastic bag and crush until the cookies pieces are the size of marbles.

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2. In a medium sized bowl, combine pudding mix and milk. Whisk for 2 minutes, or until it is soft set. Fold in 3/4 cup cool whip and 1/4 teaspoon mint extract. Gently fold in 1 cup of crushed Oreos.

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3. Pour filling into pre-made pie shell and spread until even.

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(spatula licking is mandatory!)

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4. In a separate bowl, combine 3/4 cup cool whip, 1/4 teaspoon mint extract and green food coloring. Pour on top of the pudding and spread until even.

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5. Top with remaining Oreo cookie pieces and chill for it least 1 hour before serving. Enjoy!

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Sweet, crunchy, chocolaty and minty – what more could you ask for?!

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This tasted just like a big, Thin Mint – oh.yum! The best part is that it came together in mere minutes and is perfect for a quick & easy St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Give it a try!

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Well, it is too gorgeous a day to be stuck inside – so I’m heading outdoors. I’m taking my new kicks out for a run! 8)

See you!

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Comments

  1. Jenny 03.14.2010

    You are a baking genius! Wish I could have tried a slice:)

  2. the wicked noodle 03.14.2010

    That pie looks killer!!

  3. Abby 03.14.2010

    I love anything chocolate mint!! That pie looks AMAZING!

  4. Can I come to your mom’s for sunday lunch???

  5. Run Sarah 03.14.2010

    That pie looks awesome – perfect for St. Patty’s Day! I love pineapple too, such an awesome tropical snack.

  6. Yum Yucky 03.14.2010

    Ooops! I initially mistook those pineapple slices for french fries. Forgive me for my dirty mind.

  7. That pie looks amazing! I LOVE the combination of mint and chocolate…enjoy the nice weather!

  8. Good gosh woman, how good does that pie look!? I’ve never seen a green and black dessert look so delicious! Lucky you :)

  9. a 03.14.2010

    Your mom’s sunday lunch always looks so yum. Especially that sausage.

  10. Tina 03.14.2010

    Pineapple is so delicious! I wonder if its more delicious than that pie though because that sure does look tasty ;)

  11. sara 03.14.2010

    your pie looks delicious!!
    - I’m glad you’re having a nice day! I think we got your rain (here in Ohio) though– it’s been non-stop for two days. Cold and dreary :(

  12. Ms. S 03.14.2010

    Yummy! About a week ago, strawberries were on sale – delicious, red, ripe strawberries. They were absolutely heavenly. Like your pineapple, I imagine. Ooo, we (husband and I) tried your pulled pork last night. It was a HUGE hit! And now we have some portioned for the rest of the week, and some in the freezer for later. Amazing. :) Hope you’re enjoying your run.

  13. Look at you and your beautiful pictures/recipes! I agree with you about pineapple! It’s almost as good as fresh mango!

  14. Kaitlin 03.14.2010

    that pie looks incredible!! perfect for st. patty’s day and today (happy pi day!)

  15. I buy up Pineapple on sale too. I love to eat a ton of it. Much better than canned.

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  17. Daisy 03.15.2010

    I am totally making this recipe tomorrow or wednesday!!! great step by step instructions.

  18. allison 03.16.2010

    i made the oreo pie tonite, but with a few alterations:

    my grocery store did not have any mint oreos, so i used keebler grasshopper cookies instead (like thin mints). the only bummer is that i dont get the nice green color from the oreo cream filling :( i also used mint chocolate chip instant pudding instead of plain chocolate. i am so excited to try it tomorrow! thanks for the great ideas!

  19. Christie 03.17.2010

    Oh my gosh- I can’t believe I am just now finding your blog, especially since it looks like we frequent some similar ones. The more I read/look through posts the more I love! Once I saw this post I had to add you onto the ol’ Google Reader- I LOVE< LOVE< LOVE mint chocolate! SO think you might have just won my heart! hehe!

    Can't wait to read more! ~ Christie
    http://rollerkoesterrun.wordpress.com/

  20. Daisy 03.18.2010

    I made the pie! Best thing ever. people at work are devouring it.

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  23. Katy 03.20.2010

    Quick question — what size instant pudding box? The grocery store had two sizes, so I bought both. You didn’t specify and I tried to save/zoom in on the picture but it’s too blurry :) I’m making it today, so I appreciate a response, please. Thank you so much!

    P.S. You’ve hooked me (and my boyfriend, after he closed his eyes to drink his first one) on green monster smoothies :)

  24. lee 03.31.2010

    can i use vanilla extract instead? i realize it won’t taste as minty, but do u think that’d be alright?

  25. Meg O. 02.28.2011

    Kristin- I’m making the mint oreo pie tonight for guest dessert! (only change I’m making is to make the top whipped cream layer with ice cream instead). I appreciate all your dessert ideas- they always turn out great. Thanks!

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