Celebrate the holiday season with a delectable creation – our Festive Peppermint Delight! This no-bake wonder combines the cool, refreshing taste of peppermint with the luscious creaminess of a cheesecake, making it the perfect treat for any occasion. What’s more, it’s an absolute breeze to whip up, ensuring you have more time to savor the festivities.
Why bother with the oven when you can create a sensational dessert without breaking a sweat? Whether you’re trying to beat the summer heat or looking to save precious oven space during the holidays, this delightful recipe has got you covered.
While Grasshopper Pie holds a special place in our Christmas tradition, it’s always exciting to introduce new flavors. Enter our Festive Peppermint Delight – a tantalizing blend of a velvety peppermint cheesecake nestled in an Oreo cookie crust, crowned with a cloud of whipped cream and adorned with bits of crushed candy cane. A true peppermint lover’s dream come true!
- 40 Oreo Thins cookies or chocolate wafer cookies
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 8 drops red food coloring
- 1/2 cup crushed candy cane
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Crushed candy cane for decoration
- Begin by crafting the cookie crust. Mix crushed Oreos or chocolate wafer cookies with melted butter, then press the mixture into a pie plate. Chill in the fridge until ready to use.
- In a large bowl, whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks and set it aside.
- In a separate bowl, blend cream cheese and powdered sugar until the mixture achieves a smooth and creamy consistency.
- Incorporate vanilla extract, peppermint extract, and red food coloring into the cream cheese blend, ensuring an even, festive pink color.
- Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until everything is harmoniously combined.
- Add the crushed candy canes to the mixture and pour it into the prepared pie crust.
- For the topping, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract, blend, and spread the mixture over the pie. Sprinkle with additional candy cane pieces.
- Allow the pie to set in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours before slicing.
For optimal freshness, store this delightful creation in the refrigerator. Covered, it can last for 3-4 days. If preparing in advance, make it a day ahead and add the candy cane topping just before serving, ensuring a picture-perfect presentation.
Embrace the holiday spirit with this mouthwatering Oreo Peppermint Pie. It’s so effortless to prepare that you’ll be receiving rave reviews in no time!
our Festive Peppermint Delight is more than just a dessert – it’s a celebration on a plate. This no-bake masterpiece, with its harmonious blend of cool peppermint and creamy cheesecake, promises to elevate your holiday festivities. The simplicity of its preparation ensures that you spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the season’s joyous moments.
As you cut into the velvety layers of peppermint-infused bliss, you’ll be met with the rich flavors of the Oreo cookie crust, the lightness of the whipped cream topping, and the satisfying crunch of crushed candy cane. It’s a symphony of textures and tastes that will leave your taste buds dancing with delight.
Whether you’re a peppermint enthusiast or just looking to add a new tradition to your holiday table, our Festive Peppermint Delight is the perfect choice. Make it ahead, refrigerate, and serve with pride. Your guests will be treated to a dessert that not only looks spectacular but also delivers an explosion of festive flavors.
So, this holiday season, let the oven rest, and let the Festive Peppermint Delight take center stage. It’s a joy to make, a pleasure to share, and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that will have everyone asking for seconds. Cheers to easy, delightful celebrations and the sweet memories they create!
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