No bake thin mint pie is your go-to dessert when you’re short on time but still want to impress a crowd. Decadent, simple to prepare and easy to make ahead of time when you’re busy.
**This post was updated in 2020**
Thin Mints may be one of the greatest chocolate cookies of all time, but they become even more amazing when wrapped around a chocolate pie.
Yes. I did it. I ground up Thin Mints to make a crust for my pie.
Once I had that shiny green box in my hand, it seemed like the only natural thing to do.
I love the Girl Scouts, and I love Girl Scout cookie time.
I spent many years of my childhood enjoying all that the Girl Scouts have to offer, as well as selling many boxes of cookies myself. The Girl Scouts are responsible for many fond memories in my life.
As an homage to my love for the Girl Scouts, I also love to make things that look like Girl Scout cookies as evidenced by this Samoa Bundt Cake .
I’m not sure what it is about those overpriced boxes of sugar that brings out such wacky ideas in me, but hey, whatever works right?
This week I picked up my annual haul: one box thin mints, two boxes Samoas, one box tagalongs, one box shortbread. $20 worth of “what-the-heck-can-I-make-out-of-this” inspiration.
It starts with this no bake thin mint pie, and ends…..well, I guess we’ll see.
No bake thin mint pie
In my opinion, no bake desserts are the champions of the dessert world. Baking can be intimidating, so removing that factor from the equation is always a plus to me.
Anyone looking for no bake desserts are generally pressed for time, so making this thin mint pie is the perfect quick and easy option.
I tried freezing this whole pie after assembly and defrosting a day later to see how it would work, and it did get a little bit watery, but the shape and flavors held up great.
Make ahead and keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. Make ahead, freeze and defrost up to a month later, or make and serve immediately. This no bake pie is your new favorite versatile dessert.
If you give this recipe a try, I’d love to see it! Tag me @betsylife on Facebook or Instagram and I’ll share your creations!
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No Bake Thin Mint Piee
No bake thin mint pie is your go-to dessert when you're short on time but still want to impress a crowd. Decadent, simple to prepare and easy to make ahead of time when you're busy.
- 8 oz thin mints 1 1/2 sleeves
- 4 Tbs butter melted
- 2 cups chocolate milk divided
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 2 ounces semisweet chocolate chopped
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 ounce container whipped topping
Chop thin mint cookies in a blender or food processor to form crumbs
Combine cookies with melted butter and press firmly into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie or springform pan. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup chocolate milk with next 4 ingredients (through salt)
In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat remaining chocolate milk to 180° or until tiny bubbles form around edge (do not boil). Remove from heat.
Gradually drizzle hot milk to sugar mixture while whisking constantly.
Once fully combined, return mixture to saucepan. Add chopped chocolate; and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick and bubbly (about 5 minutes) Reduce heat to low; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
Pour into crust; cover surface of filling with plastic wrap. Chill 3 hours or until cold.
Cover pie with whipped topping, chill for 1 hour. Serve.