Saturday, December 02, 2006

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

From Favorite All Time Recipes-Simple Desserts Made Special With Cool Whip

1 C crushed chocolate-covered mint-flavored cookies
3 Tbsp hot water
1 prepared graham cracker crumb crust (6oz)
4oz Philadelphia brand cream cheese, softened
1/3 C sugar
2 Tbsp milk
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
1 (8oz) tub Cool Whip, thawed
6-10 drops green food coloring
Additional Cool Whip
Green gumdrop spearmint leaves and red cinnamon candies, optional

Mix cookies and hot water in small bowl. Spread evenly over bottom of crust.
Beat cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually beat in sugar, milk and peppermint extract until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. Divide mixture in half; stir food coloring into 1/2 of the whipped topping mixture until evenly colored. Spoon green and white whipped topping mixtures alternately into crust. Smooth top with spatula.
Refrigerate 3 hours or until set. Garnish with whipped topping before serving. Decorate with spearmint leaves and cinnamon candies to make holly leaves and berries. Store leftover pie in refrigerator.

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