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No Bake Chocolate Peppermint Pie For The Holidays

Check out this fun holiday treat that doesn’t require any baking! Check out this no bake chocolate peppermint pie topped with delicious peppermint candies!

When it comes to holiday treats, this one is super easy to whip up. This recipe is also great if you need to make something quickly for a holiday dinner you forgot dessert for. This no-bake peppermint pie treat is a crowd pleaser!

No-Bake Chocolate Pie: A Decadent Delight That’s Easy to Make

Indulge in the creamy, dreamy decadence of this No-Bake Chocolate Pie, a sumptuous dessert that combines the richness of chocolate with a light, fluffy texture. Perfect for those days when you can’t be bothered to turn on the oven but still crave something absolutely delicious. With a crispy Oreo crust and layers of chocolaty goodness, it’s a dessert that’s sure to impress.


How long does it take to set?

The pie generally takes 2-4 hours to set in the fridge. However, if you’re in a hurry, placing it in the freezer for about an hour should do the trick.

Can I use regular vanilla extract instead of clear?

Yes, regular vanilla extract can be used, but it may slightly darken the color of the filling.

What’s the purpose of unflavored gelatin?

Unflavored gelatin helps stabilize the whipped cream, making it hold its shape for a longer time.

Tips and Tricks

Use Room Temperature Ingredients

Always use room temperature cream cheese to ensure a smoother, lump-free texture.

The Magic of Sifting

For an extra smooth filling, sift the powdered sugar before adding it to the mix.

Pre-made vs Homemade Crust

While a store-bought Oreo crust saves time, a homemade one can elevate the flavor profile of your pie.


Fruity Twist

Add a layer of sliced strawberries or bananas between the chocolate filling and the whipped cream for a fruity kick.

Coffee Lover’s Dream

Add 1 teaspoon of instant coffee to the chocolate pudding for a mocha-inspired pie.

Vegan Option

Use almond or soy milk and a vegan whipped topping to make this pie dairy-free.

Where to Serve

This No-Bake Chocolate Pie is a perfect addition to family dinners, BBQs, and holiday gatherings. Its rich yet light texture makes it a crowd-pleaser in any setting.


Cover the pie tightly with plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container. It can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to a month.

It’s that fun time of year when we bake all the things! This is one of those great pie recipes that you can bring to holiday dinners! This gorgeous pie is even great with a delicious cup of hot cocoa during the holiday season.

What ingredients do you need for this amazing pie?

  • 1 Oreo pie crust (9-inch pie plate)
  • 1 (3.9oz) box instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  • 1 8 oz. container whipped topping
  • ½ tsp. peppermint extract
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • 4 tsp. cold water
  • 1 tsp. unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. clear vanilla extract

This chocolate peppermint cream pie is surely to be one of your holiday desserts. Between the oreo cookies, and the peppermint flavor it’s the perfect combination for this no-bake pie. This is great for the holidays or even a special occasion.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

Grainy Filling

If your filling turns out grainy, it’s likely that the cream cheese wasn’t fully softened. Avoid this by letting the cream cheese reach room temperature before mixing.

Soggy Crust

To prevent a soggy crust, make sure to refrigerate the pie for at least 2-4 hours before serving.

Whipped Cream Deflating

Ensure that the heavy whipping cream is well-chilled before whipping. This helps maintain its volume and shape.

Tips for Making This Recipe with Kids

Kids will love combining the ingredients and helping to assemble the layers. You can even turn it into a learning moment by explaining how ingredients like gelatin work. For safety, leave tasks that require sharp utensils or hot substances to the adults.

You can get the kids to do the simple part and place peppermint pieces on top of the chocolate mixture once you get the chocolate filling in the pie shell. It’s one of those treats you can prepare in advance for holiday movie nights (which you know we are obsessed with around here!).

Topping Options

Drizzled Chocolate

Melt some chocolate and drizzle it over the whipped cream for extra flair.

Crushed Oreos

A sprinkle of crushed Oreos can add a nice crunchy texture to the creamy filling.

Mint Leaves

For a dash of color and a fresh touch, garnish with mint leaves.

Why This Recipe Works

The beauty of this No-Bake Chocolate Pie lies in its simplicity and versatility. The use of instant pudding and whipped topping makes it incredibly easy to prepare. The optional gelatin stabilizes the whipped cream, while the peppermint extract adds a unique flavor twist that complements the chocolate perfectly. It’s a foolproof recipe that offers room for customization and is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Grab this easy recipe and amazing chocolate cookie crust and your candy canes for the top of the pie.

No Bake Chocolate Peppermint Pie For The Holidays
Yield: 6-8 Servings

No Bake Chocolate Peppermint Pie For The Holidays

This delicious no bake chocolate peppermint pie is super easy to make and so perfect for the holidays!


  • • 1 Oreo pie crust
  • • 1 (3.9oz) box instant chocolate pudding
  • • 2 cups milk
  • • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • • 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • • ½ teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  • • 1 8 oz. container whipped topping
  • • ½ tsp. peppermint extract
  • • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • • 4 tsp. cold water
  • • 1 tsp. unflavored gelatin
  • • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • • 1 tsp. clear vanilla extract


  1. In a medium-mixing bowl, combine pudding mix and milk.  Whisk to fully combine and place in the refrigerator to set for about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove pudding from refrigerator and spoon mixture into chocolate piecrust.  Smooth out put into the freezer for 2 hours to fully set.
  3. Using a large mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese and powdered sugar.  Adding in peppermint and vanilla extract. Once combine, fold in whipped topping and the chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop mixture on top of the chocolate pudding mixture and allow to set in the freezer for another hour.
  5. Next start your whipping cream topping.  In a cold mixing bowl add cold water and gelatin.  Allow to set for 5 minutes.
  6. In a large mixing bowl pour in heavy whipping cream, vanilla and powdered sugar. Turn the mixer on medium and start to beat the sugar, heavy cream and vanilla. 
  7. Slowly mix for about 30 seconds and then turn on high for about 2 minutes or until soft peaks form.
  8. Place whipping cream into a piping bag and pipe a star design on the top of the pie.
  9. Sprinkle with crushed peppermints or candy cane pieces and serve cold

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 490Total Fat 31gSaturated Fat 19gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 55mgSodium 241mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 1gSugar 37gProtein 6g

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