Skinny Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Pie.

An lightened-up frozen mint chocolate chip pie with a cool minty Oreo crust.  No baking!

Skinny Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Pie. If you like mint chocolate, you'll love this lightened-up frozen dessert!

When I like something, I really like something.

I have 7 pairs of Nike Tempo running shorts in different colors. I own 4 pairs of fuzzy moccasin slippers, I eat peanut butter like it’s going out of style, and I bake cookies ALL the time.

Skinny Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Pie. If you like mint chocolate, you'll love this lightened-up frozen dessert!

When I like you, I LOVE you.  Such is the case with my Skinny Frozen Peanut Butter Pie I made a couple weeks ago.  It was Kevin’s “birthday cake” and we adored it.

So when we got an invite for another party this past weekend, that pie is all I could think about. I had to make it again.  Only this time, I subbed peanut butter for chocolate’s other lover.  Mint!

Skinny Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Pie. If you like mint chocolate, you'll love this lightened-up frozen dessert!

I need you to know how simple this dessert is to make.  It takes 10 minutes to put together.  The hardest part is waiting for it to freeze.

But oh my gosh.  The wait is well worth it. I loved making frozen pies these past couple of weekends because it has been ungodly hot here in Baltimore.  So when it’s too hot to cook, use your freezer instead of your oven! 

Skinny Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Pie. If you like mint chocolate, you'll love this lightened-up frozen dessert!

For this minty chocolate pie, I creamed together thawed fat free Cool Whip, reduced fat cream cheese, a bit of sugar, and a sprinkle of  unsweetened cocoa powder.  I didn’t use too much cocoa powder because I wanted to the mint to really shine through.  When I’m eating mint chocolate chip ice cream (one of my favorite flavors!), I like my mint to be front and center.  Not too minty, but just enough to taste it through the chocolate.

I didn’t use any mint extract in the pie, so the minty taste comes from a couple little minty extras. First, I made a simple homemade mint Oreo cookie crust.  Grind up 24 Cool Mint Crème Oreo Cookies and mix with half a stick of melted butter.  Press it all into a pie dish.  That’s it! The crust is done.

It’s so easy, you could do it with your eyes closed! But I don’t recommend that…

The second mint goodie are the Andes Mints Creme de Menth Baking Chips.  I layered them into the pie filling and sprinkled them on top.  I love the textural contrast the Andes Mint pieces give the creamy pie.  Often with cream pies, puddings, and even yogurt – I feel there needs to be some texture.  I like a lot of business going on in my baked goods.  I am a texture freak. ;)

This lightened-up pie and my peanut butter version are perfect for parties or get togethers because they are like little stylish showpieces.  You can decorate them however you please, but I loved the look of the chocolate syrup swirled on top.

Plus, everyone loves a “skinny” dessert that tastes sinful, right?

 

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Skinny Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Pie

An lightened-up frozen mint chocolate chip pie with a cool minty Oreo crust. No baking!

Yield: 1 pie

Ingredients:

Oreo Cookie Crust

Filling

  • 8 oz reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz fat-free thawed whipped topping (such as Cool Whip Free)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup (I used Hershey's Sugar-Free)
  • 1 cup Andes Mints Creme de Menth Baking Chips (or 1 cup chopped Andes Mints)

Directions:

First, make the oreo cookie crust by crushing the mint Oreos into a fine crumb using a food processor or blender. Using your hands, mix the crushed Oreo crumbs and melted butter together. It may look like there is not enough butter, but it will come together. Place into a 9 or 10 inch pie pan, pressing the crumbs onto the bottom and up the sides as much as it will fit. Try to make the crust 1/8 inch thick all around. It does not have to be perfect. Set in the freezer as you make the filling.

Prepare the pie filling in a large bowl by mixing the softened cream cheese, milk, sugar and cocoa powder. I used an electric mixer for ease, but a wooden spoon would do the trick. Mix until the mixture is completely smooth. Gently fold in the whipped topping.

Remove pie crust from the freezer and layer 1/2 of the pie filling onto the crust. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the Andes Mint baking chips. Layer with the rest of the pie filling, swirling to make it completely smooth on top. Top with chocolate syrup and remaining Andes Mint baking chips.

Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight. 20 minutes before serving, remove from the freezer and let sit out to gently thaw. This made the pie much easier to cut. I topped with more chocolate syrup before serving, but that is completely optional.

This recipe is highly adaptable, which is the best part.  You could use a graham cracker crust, decorate with sprinkles, chocolate chips, or your favorite candy bar. Use fat free cream cheese, low fat, or full fat.  Use skim milk, whole milk, almond milk, or soy milk. There are so many options to make this pie suitable to your liking and/or diet needs.  

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Here are a few of my other “skinny” recipes:

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Cupcakes

Skinny Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Cupcakes

 

Skinny Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Dip

 

Skinny Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

Skinny Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

 

Skinny Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

 

Skinny Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Skinny Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

 

Skinny Pumpkin Frappuccino

Skinny Pumpkin Frappuccino

 

Want more? See all of my healthy recipes.

 

   

47 Responses to “Skinny Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Pie.”

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    Erin @ Texanerin Bakingposted August 23, 2012 at 5:24 am

    Oh geez. I love chocolate and mint. And your pictures make this look insanely delicious. And I’m sure it is! Excellent drizzling job. :)

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweetsposted August 23, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Yum, this looks divine Sally. I could eat the whole thing. I prefer mint over peanutbutter any day of the week!

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    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?!posted August 23, 2012 at 7:38 am

    You’re killing me :) What a fabulous looking dessert!!!

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    sabrina cleverposted August 23, 2012 at 8:45 am

    I’m going to have to jump on this chocolate + mint bandwagon! I’m adding your andes cookies to my Christmas baking list. LOVE your blog :) Keep it up!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 23rd, 2012 at 10:04 am

      Sabrina – I love it! I can’t wait for Xmas to bake with my Andes Mints! Let me know how you turn out if you make those cookies :)

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebelposted August 23, 2012 at 10:07 am

    When we meet, I’m going to forewarn you now, I am going to be the worst shopping buddy EVER. Not only do I want and like everything, but I will find reasons to justify purchases for nearly anything. I’m awful! But still a blast to shop with :) and I LOVE that you’re obsessed with cookies and skinny pies because how else would the world know about this version of that creamy, delicious PB pie!? I love the cool mint twist for this… seriously, Andes mints are amazing and I love the mint Oreos alone. I want a slice of this right now!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 23rd, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      Hayley – I’m a shopaholic too. We’d be pretty bad for each other lol. But amazing together in the kitchen!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted August 23, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Oh Sally, you’re amazing. I’m in loooove with this recipe. Makes me Winter and Summer all at once. Weird. :)

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    • Sallyreplied on August 23rd, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      To me, a frozen mint chocolate pie knows no seasons ;)

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    Christina @ This Woman Cooks!posted August 23, 2012 at 10:27 am

    This is my kind of pie. Love your blog. :)

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    • Sallyreplied on August 23rd, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      Thank you Christina!

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    Elaineposted August 23, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I live for skinny desserts! Thanks for sharing another one :) I can’t decide if I want to try this one or the peanut butter one first. Decisions, decisions!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 23rd, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      It’s a tough choice, that’s for sure Elaine!! I don’t think I could choose! :(

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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted August 23, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Sally it looks awesome – the pics are gorgeous, too. That chocolate drizzle just is glistening and perfect! And I can only imagine how hard it was to get out a perfect piece between the crust breaking and crumbling to the squishy middle to the choc drizzle turning messy…NICE job :)

    Choc + mint, cannot go wrong!

    There’s a newer version of the Tempo now which I am in love with and of course, don’t even know the name. Have 3 pairs. It’s slightly less baggy than the tempo. Very similar, just slightly less poufy in the leg which I love!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 23rd, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks Averie! The pie actually sliced perfectly. I let it thaw for like 20 mins in the fridge. I was nervous about cutting it for the photo, but it came out very well. The stars aligned that day. :)

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishesposted August 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Mmm another way I can use my Andes chips!! This pie looks amazing, too!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 24th, 2012 at 5:18 am

      Thanks Ashley! :) have a great weekend!

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    Laura Dembowskiposted August 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Another diet friendly treat that looks like it would kill any health kick. I don’t know how you do it, Sally. And all this mint has me looking forward to all the fun flavors of fall and winter, just as long as the snow doesn’t come with them :) Totally agree on the no bake treats (I just posted one too), but I’m going to have to start using my freezer for more than hoarding the things I bake.

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    • Sallyreplied on August 24th, 2012 at 5:20 am

      You and me the same Laura! I am not a fan of the snow at all! So excited for fall/winter baking though :)

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girlposted August 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Okay, I am in love with this pie. I think I like it even more than the chocolate peanut butter one–and that’s saying alot! :-) Chocolate and mint is my fave combo ever! YUM.

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    • Sallyreplied on August 24th, 2012 at 5:23 am

      Haha Ashley! Shockingly enough, I liked it more than the pb version too! So glad you agree :)

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    Julie @ Table for Twoposted August 23, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    holy shit – you own FIVE TB reva flats?! girl, you want to share?? haha i really want a pair but i can’t cough up the $300 for shoes. i’m stingy when it comes to shoes. i loveeee that this pie is skinny and it combines mint and chocolate! one of my most coveted flavor combinations!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 24th, 2012 at 5:33 am

      Santa has brought me Reva flats, and not much else, for the past few years, lol!!

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    Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)posted August 23, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Love all of your skinny pies! Mint chocolate version sounds and looks so good. Think I could eat it all myself, ha!

    I own a ton of Nike Tempo shorts, too!

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    luv what you doposted August 23, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    I had plans to make a PB pie this weekend, but now i want a mint pie. I have the same pie plate (got it as a gift) and I am so excited to use it.

    ALSO, I nominated you for the Favorite Blogger Award. I know you have way more follows, but I love your site and recipes! Hope you can find time in between all of this amazing baking (and no baking) to give it a go : )

    http://luvwhatyoudo.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/11-question-blogger-fun/

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    Back For Secondsposted August 24, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Andes again? Droooool. I am loving this pie and you chocolate mint kick ;)

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    Sam Anaposted August 24, 2012 at 8:57 am

    This looks SO DELICIOUS… and not even that bad for you…. can’t get any better.
    By the way, your pictures are very nice, I’m jalouse.

    Sam Ana

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    • Sallyreplied on August 25th, 2012 at 6:35 am

      THank you so much Sam Ana! Delicious and diet-friendly… exactly what I was going for :)

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddictionposted August 24, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Sally, you are the best! That is all. :)

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch}posted August 24, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    “Skinny” and “Pie” in the same sentence? Sign me UP!

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    megan @ whatmegansmakingposted August 25, 2012 at 9:36 am

    oh wow – this sounds so so good! Now I just need a reason to make a pie :)

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    Angela @ AnotherBitePleaseposted August 27, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I had just pinned another recipe for andes mints so I am going to toss 2 bags in my grocery cart now for this….and most likely 2 packages of those mint oreos since 1 I could eat alone. This recipe sounds and looks delicous!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 27th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      I LOVE Mint Oreos! Luckily, this pie crust didn’t call for the whole package so I ate a couple on their own :)

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    Joposted August 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Hi, first of all, this looks completely amazing and I can’t wait to make it, but I have a question. What sort of milk should be used here? Will skim work, or do you have to use something thicker? (And in that case, can the milk be replaced with something else, or would that end badly?) Thanks!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 27th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      I actually used skim milk! It will work just fine. Thanks Jo!

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    Rachel Rameyposted September 30, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Oh, my gosh. I love mint chocolate chip. And chocolate peanut butter. (Not together, of course!)

    This looks REALLY good. I will be making mine full-fat, though. ;)

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    • Sallyreplied on September 30th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      I like your thinking! I hope you enjoy it!

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    Nancy Forresterposted February 24, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Do you have a recipe box, where I can save your recipes in? Thank you

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    • Sallyreplied on February 24th, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Hey Nancy! not yet, I’m working with ZipList on that. Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks!

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    Chelseaposted March 14, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I made this today for “Pi Day” — a nerdy holiday to celebrate the number pi (3.14), but really an excuse to make and eat pie :) This was so delicious and easy and I love that it’s also ‘skinny’!! Thanks for all of your recipes Sally, this is by far my favorite baking blog!

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    • Sallyreplied on March 14th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Hey Chelsea! That is SO great to hear from you! I’m your *favorite* blog? What a compliment. I love this skinny pie as well. Happy Pi Day!

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      • Chelseareplied on March 14th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

        Oh yes, easily my favorite! I’ve been reading since last summer and have made and shared over a dozen of your creations. Your thick, puffy cookies and skinny recipes are my favorites :)

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    Bryanposted June 23, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I would like a pure chocolate version of the desert without the mint. Sally if I make the crust with Chocolate Oreo’s do you recommend taking out the middle? Also btw I love your website! I really love baking but I’m a bit hopeless thinking of my own. Since you update your website so frequently it gives me ideas of what to make!

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    • Sallyreplied on June 23rd, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      Hi Bryan – you may make the crust with regular Oreos. Do not remove the creme center. You need the entire Oreo to crush up for the crust. So glad you enjoy my website!

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