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.
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.
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