Monday, February 25, 2013

Green Chocolate Mint Pie

Green Chocolate Mint Pie is an easy starter pie for the novice foodies out there who want to impress their guests. It's also a nice fast throw together pie for the experienced foodie who just doesn't feel like baking but wants something delicious in a pinch.

This Green Chocolate Mint Pie features a rich and thick chocolate ganache, layered between a graham cracker crust and fluffy, creamy green mint topping. Grandparent, Parent, and Husband approved, this Green Chocolate Mint Pie reminded the two generations above me of something called Grasshopper Pie. When I googled Grasshopper Pie Recipe, the two were very similar. If you are a Girl Scout thin Mint type, or an Andes Mint person, you will probably dig this chocolate/mint combo too!

Enjoy this Green Chocolate Mint Pie with a bold cup of coffee this Winter. Make it for St. Patrick's Day too! The green color is perfect for it!

*Please excuse my lack of photo skills. I am on the road and don't have everything I need with me to make great pictures.

*I've also considered cutting the whipped green topping in half and doubling the chocolate for a thicker chocolate layer if I had huge chocolate lovers in the house. But it is also great the way it is!

Green Chocolate Mint Pie
Slightly adapted from Very Best Baking

1 cup semi sweet chocolate mini morsels
1 can (12 oz) Carnation Evaporated Milk
1 TB butter
1- 9 inch, (6 oz)  graham cracker crumb crust (Or chocolate crumb)
1- package (3.4 oz) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
1/4 cup water
1 tsp peppermint extract
5-6 drops green food coloring
1- 8oz container whipped topping thawed and divided
Additional chocolate mini morsels

-Microwave 1 cup morsels and 1/3 cup evaporated milk in med uncovered bowl on high for 45
-Stir until smooth
-Stir butter in until melted, and smooth
-Pour smooth mixture into crust
-Pop in the fridge until cooled. (About 20 minutes)
-Meanwhile, beat remaining milk, pudding, water, peppermint extract, and 3 drops of green
 food coloring in a medium bowl until smooth and thickened.
-Gently stir in 2 cups of the whipped topping and the remaining drops of food coloring.
-Stir gently until smooth.
-Spoon over the top of the chocolate layer. Smooth out.
-Chill in fridge for at least 2 hrs to set up. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
-When ready to serve, spoon the remaining whipped topping into the center of the pie.
-Sprinkle with the additional mini morsels.
-Slice and enjoy!

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