Mini Chocolate Mint Cream Pies

And the chocolate mint craze continues!  This time it’s all about these Mini Chocolate Mint Cream Pies! Mini pie shells filled with chocolate cream and mint whipped topping – prepare to be amazed!

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Well, you know I had to sneak in one more mint and chocolate recipe for St. Patrick’s Day, right?  Don’t worry though – these Mini Chocolate Mint Cream Pies are a breeze to put together and seriously adorable!

I wanted to make a mint and chocolate pie for St. Patrick’s Day.  I actually made one up several weeks ago – a full-size pie – and took it down to the in-laws before I could get any pics.  #totalbummer

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Well, needless to say, it was fabulous {blushing} and I knew that I had to make it again for the blog.  But this time…MINIS!  Mini pie crusts are super fun to make and easy.  Don’t be deterred by the extra steps.  If you are (or maybe don’t have a mini muffin tin), skip that part and bake up the pie shell according to directions and you’re good to go.  Just follow the rest of the directions for the filling and topping and you’ll be golden.  #noproblemo

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The chocolate cream filling is a cinch to make cause I totally cheated and used pudding mix. Buuuut I redeemed myself by making it extra chocolatey and rich with some cocoa and half and half.  Thank me later.  I topped the pies with mint whipped cream.  #mynewobsession

Heretofore I had NEVER had mint flavored whipped cream.  I was seriously missing out.  I’ve since been thinking of any number of ways I can get my fix in but these pies are seriously the best. These pies and a spoon.  I have no shame.

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These little pies are bites of pure joy.  If you are in any way a chocolate and mint fan, please give these a whirl. You totally won’t regret it!

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Mini Mint Chocolate Cream Pie

Mini Mint Chocolate Cream Pie

Ingredients

    Mini Pie Shells
  • 1 Pillsbury refrigerated pie dough
  • Chocolate Cream Filling
  • 1 3.9 oz package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3 Tbls cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Mint Whipped Cream Topping
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp mint extract (taste and add more if needed)
  • green gel food coloring

Instructions

    Mini Pie Shells
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Gently unroll pie crust onto cutting board. Cut out circles using a 3 inch biscuit cutter or cookie cutter. (You should get between 12 and 15 circles, re-rolling the crust when necessary.)
  3. Spray the bottom of a mini muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Lay the circles on top of the muffin tin wells, working the dough down the side and pressing onto the bottom of the tin. Make sure to leave a space between each pie crust.
  5. Prick the bottoms with a fork.
  6. Bake for 4-5 minutes, until lightly browned.
  7. Let cool for a few minutes then gently twist off and place on a cooling rack.
  8. Chocolate Cream Filling
  9. Whisk together pudding mix, cocoa powder, half and half, milk and vanilla extract in a medium sized bowl.
  10. Transfer to a piping bag or large ziploc bag and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  11. Mint Whipped Cream Topping
  12. Beat heavy cream until stiff peaks have formed.
  13. Beat in powdered sugar until combined.
  14. Stir in extract and food coloring until desired flavor and color have been achieved.
  15. Transfer to a piping bag or large ziploc bag and refrigerate.
  16. Assembly
  17. Pipe chocolate cream filling into each pie shell.
  18. Top with mint whipped cream.
  19. Sprinkle on chocolate jimmies, cocoa powder, or chocolate curls. Drizzle with chocolate syrup if desired.
  20. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.
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I’m not the only one getting creative for St. Patrick’s Day! Check out all these other amazing recipes from my friends!

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Comments

  1. Keep bringing the mint and chocolate…I love it!!! These are the cutest little pies!!! That chocolate pudding layer looks incredible!
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted..Irish Cream Chocolate Coconut Cookies

  2. Love mint + chocolate! Pinned :)

  3. These look so adorable ! I am so intrigued to try your Mint Whipped Cream – sounds amazing!

  4. Anything mini is always good in my book! Genius idea with the upside down pan :)
    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious recently posted..Corned Beef Sliders with Spicy Mustard and Melted Cheddar Cheese

  5. I love everything about these Trish!
    Heather @ French Press recently posted..Biscuit topped Beef and Guinness Pie

  6. You are so creative! I love how you used the back of a muffin tin to make the pie shells. So cool!
    Shawn @ I Wash You Dry recently posted..Reuben Pizza Roll

  7. I love love love how you used that muffin tin to bake them! Easy removal = score. These are amazing Trish!
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted..Rainbow Palmiers

  8. These are adorable Trish!!! The love colors :)
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets recently posted..Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

  9. You can continue the mint chocolate chip craze all you want, especially if your pumping out mini pies like this. YUM! Loving these cute little things. Plus, they look super easy, win win! :) Pinned Trish!

  10. I LOVE how you made these into mini pies! They look so delicious and I bet take just as good!
    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet recently posted..Coconut Chai Latte Bars (Guest Post)

  11. Love the muffin tin trick for the pie shells! Please continue with your chocolate mint craze!
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  12. These are so cute!! I love mint and chocolate so please keep them coming. I love these pictures too :)

  13. Dannnggg what a fantastic and creative recipe. Definitely need to try these!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow
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  14. Love mint and chocolate! I like the way you baked the crust on the cupcake pans to create the small shells.
    Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff recently posted..Chocolate Pots of Gold

  15. I’m loving all this minty “everything” on your blog! Mint and chocolate have to be one of the best combos ever! These little pies are adorable too!
    Amy@Little Dairy on the Prairie recently posted..Pistachio Chocolate Marbled Cake

  16. Isn’t everything you make just so cute and perfect? Seriously, I want to make it all (and eat it all).
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  17. Oh my gosh, I love these!!! I make little tart shells on the back of a muffin tin all the time. It’s such a great trick! And I’m loving your cocoa and half & half idea. If there’s anything that prevents me from using pudding mix, it’s that it’s never chocolatey or creamy enough! Problem solved. Pinning these for sure!
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  18. an adorable treat for st. patty’s day!
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  19. Parrish (Life With The Crust Cut Off) says:

    This looks so yummy!! I would love for you to come link it up at Lovely Ladies Linky! We would love to see what other deliciousness you have to share :) http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/lovely-ladies-linky-link-26/

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