It’s December! And I am so excited that Christmas is only a few weeks away! But, I have to admit that I am a little nervous too. I mean, how am I going to get all my Christmas baking in before the big day arrives??
The one thing I crave more than anything during the holidays is peppermint. I seriously can’t get enough of it. I stock my freezer, fridge and pantry with everything peppermint imaginable. There’s peppermint ice cream, peppermint cookies, peppermint cake, peppermint candy…..am I starting to sound like Bubba from Forrest Gump? 😉 Anyway, you get the picture.
And, of course, there are peppermint candy canes. I can’t think of a better way to incorporate candy canes than sticking them in a pie!!
I have always loved French Silk Pie from Baker’s Square when I was a kid. It is filled with a creamy delicious chocolate mousse. And their holiday version has a candy cane layer.
So I decided to make my own version and this Candy Cane French Silk Pie could not be easier to make. No baking or even cooking is involved.
And we are going to let our Magic Bullet do all the work of crushing our candy canes for us. I love this little trick here.
All you have to do is throw the candy canes into the Magic Bullet and pulse several times and you end up with crushed candy canes the consistency of Pixie Dust! Or at least…..what I imagine the consistency of Pixie Dust to be!! 😉
This little trick is great because at the end of the Christmas season, when you still have a ton of candy canes on the tree, you can unwrap them, throw them in your Magic Bullet, grind them up and voila; you have crushed candy cane to sprinkle in your hot chocolate, your mochas, your baked goods….what ever tickles your fancy.
If you don’t have a Magic Bullet you can click here which will take you to Amazon where you can check one out. It would make a great gift too! 🙂
This is just a great pie to take to your next holiday gathering. It is easy to make, and the pretty pink color is just so pretty and festive looking.
This Candy Cane French Silk Pie is guaranteed to be the first dessert gobbled up at any Christmas potluck. You definitely will not be bringing home any leftovers! 😉
Luckily this recipe makes two pies so you will have one to take to your holiday party and one to have for dessert at your Christmas feast!
That’s the great thing about the holiday season right? There are always so many parties to attend. Don’t worry, this recipe has you set for at least two of them!
So grab a fork and indulge in a slice of this Candy Cane French Silk Pie. Because once you make it, it won’t last long! 🙂
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- 2 Oreo no bake pie crusts
- 2 8 oz packages of cream cheese, softened
- 1 c. powdered sugar
- 1/4 c. milk
- 1 c. crushed candy canes
- 1/2 t. peppermint extract
- 1 1/2 c. cool whip topping
- red food coloring
- 1 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 c. heavy whipping cream
- 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin
- 3 TBLS cold water
- 1/4 c. boiling water
- sprinkles for garnish
- Beat the cream cheese, sugar and milk until smooth and creamy.
- Stir in the crushed candy cane by hand. Gently stir in the cool whip. Cover and place in the refrigerator
- Make the chocolate mousse by combining the sugar and cocoa powder in a small bowl.
- Beat the cream at medium speed in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until foamy. Gradually add the sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
- Place the gelatin and cold water in a small bowl and let stand for a minute. Pour in the boiling water and stir until the gelatin has dissolved.
- Stir the gelatin mixture carefully into the mousse until incorporated. Spread a layer of mousse on the
- bottom of each pie crust. Spread a layer of the candy cane mixture on top of each pie. Garnish the top with piped chocolate mousse and candy cane sprinkles or as desired. Cover and refrigerate for several hours before serving. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.
- Makes two pies.
Try these other peppermint recipes:
Peppermint Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
3 words, I’m in love. Goodness gracious this pie looks amazing.
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Wow, yum! Pie is my big weakness, I love any and all kinds of pie!
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Oh my goodness, this pie looks amazing!! Haha I am a sucker for peppermint and chocolate during this time of year too and would not be able to resist this pie! I love how helpful the Magic Bullet is for crushing the candy canes too!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says
This is seriously the most incredible winter pie ever!!
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This pie looks so cute and easy to make! Definitely a great holiday dessert! I like the pink color! Pinning!
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I want some pixie dust! That magic bullet looks like so much fun to use and this pie sure does look delicious!
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Trish - Mom On Timeout says
This pie looks sensational Renee! I just love peppermint and chocolate together 🙂 Pinned!
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Holly @ My Plant-Based Family says
That looks so good! I love sprinkling peppermint crumbles on desserts too. I used to always make a couple dozen cupcakes for our Christmas party with crushed candy canes on top. They were beautiful!
We got a Magic Bullet as a gift years ago and loved it! It is so useful! You are right, it makes a great gift.
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Oh my word! I LOVE this, so pretty!!!
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This is seriously one gorgeous pie, Renee! I just love all those pretty crushed candy canes on top!
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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
What a great idea to use the Magic Bullet to crush all of those candy canes! I’m sure this pie tastes just as amazing as it looks!
Manali @ CookWithManali says
The pie looks amazing Renee! I know there’s so much baking to to..it’s like there’s so much to bake and so little time!
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Peppermint and chocolate is right up there with gingerbread anything during the holidays — this looks SO delicious! This pie needs to happen, and that magic bullet is the bomb! 🙂
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Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
I bet this would be really good made with coconut milk too.
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Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen says
What a great looking pie! Yum!
Anna @ Sunny Side Ups says
Oh my lanta…this pie looks absolutely delicious! What better combo can you get, than french silk paired with peppermint?? I love it, and I can’t wait to try it out! 🙂
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Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Love this pie, Renee! I love anything with peppermint in it, and french silk sounds like the perfect combination. So perfect for a Christmas dessert!
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Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
Wowzers Renee is this amazing!!!!
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Just did this, it’s good but the chocolate part is really light and doesn’t taste as rich sweet chocolate as the original bakers square pie I remember. I hate that bakers square left my location. The candy cane mixture could maybe use more peppermint flavor but overall I will tweak the chocolate mousse next time to match that french silk richness I remember and love. .. thanks for this
Thanks so much for the comment gem!! I agree, it’s not quite like the pie from Baker’s Square though I kind of like the lightness of this one as the Baker’s Square one is pretty heavy. Thanks for the comment on the peppermint. I couldn’t decide if I thought it needed more and my husband just always tells me it tastes great! I’m thinking a 1/2 t. of peppermint might do the trick. Thanks so much again for commenting!! 🙂
Hi it’s me again. I’m making this pie today so if you could answer ASAP that would be great! My question was What would you suggest to give the mousse more sweetness and flavor? Should I use sweetened chocolate powder instead of unsweetened?
Any suggestions would help.
Hi Darla. Have you already tried making the mousse and decided it isn’t chocolaty enough?? If that is the case….I would suggest using a couple more TBLS of Cocoa powder and a couple more TBLS of sugar. OR if you want it to have a darker chocolate flavor…..use dutch processed cocoa instead of regular. Understand that I haven’t tried either of these suggestions myself so I can’t vouche for them. Good luck!! 🙂