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Peppermint Chocolate Chess Pie is a simple chocolate mint pie with an unforgettable texture and taste. It’s literally like eating a cup of hot chocolate with a flaky and delicious crust. Life during the holidays is all about indulging, right?
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What is Peppermint Chocolate Chess Pie?
It’s like Christmas, in pie form. No, seriously, it is! It’s the flavor of a chocolate chess pie combined with a powerful (yet delicious) burst of peppermint in every bite. It’s beautiful, it’s simple, and it’s about to become a holiday favorite.
Why you’ll love this recipe
It’s my classic chocolate chess pie recipe with the added flavor of peppermint – making this the perfect Christmas dessert!
What is Chocolate Chess Pie made of?
This recipe for chocolate chess pie is really simple to do and takes easy ingredients as well. You know me – one of the biggest reasons that I love this chocolate peppermint pie (besides the flavor) is the ease of making it!
- Homemade pie crust – You can also save time and use a store-bought pie crust as well (refrigerated or frozen).
- Unsalted butter – This needs to be fully melted, not just at room temperature or softened. Melted butter is key.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder – Gives the chocolate flavoring to the pie.
- Eggs – Adds structure to the pie as it bakes.
- Granulated sugar – For sweetness!
- Salt – Just a pinch!
- Vanilla – If you can use pure vanilla extract, it’s the best!
- Milk – Fat free, 2%, or regular milk works best.
- All-purpose flour – Just a bit helps the pie set up.
- Peppermint baking pieces – Use peppermint chips (like chocolate chips but peppermint flavored) or Andes Peppermint Baking Bits. Both are sold in the holiday baking aisle during the Christmas season.
- Whipped cream and crushed candy canes for garnish – Optional but delicious.
How to make Chess Pie
- Whisk butter with sugar and eggs.
- Add cocoa, flour, vanilla, and milk. Whisk to combine.
- Stir in peppermint candy pieces or chips.
- Pour the batter into the pie shell to complete the process of making the unbaked pie. Then, put it in the oven to bake. It needs to be baked for 45-55 minutes.
Use a pie crust shield so your crust doesn’t get too brown during baking!PRO tip
If you can’t find the peppermint pieces or you want to use extract, that’s fine! Just omit adding the baking chips and use ½ tsp of peppermint extract. (NOT mint extract!)
Storing and Freezing
Leftovers of this old fashioned delight are simple to store! Just store this southern delicacy in the fridge for up to 2 days (covered and airtight) or place it in the freezer for up to 1 month to save for later.
Simple ingredients are what make a chess pie a chess pie. They’re typically a pie made with butter, flour, eggs, and sugar.
You need to give the pie plate a little shake. The center of the pie should be jiggly but not overly jiggly. The pie will actually continue to firm up as it cools down, so that little jiggle that you see won’t stay jiggly for long.
Be sure to let the pie cool completely before slicing. Add whipped cream or a side of ice cream – we also love having crushed candy canes on top!
This is up to you. A flaky crust is going to be great for texture and taste and will also hold up to the filling as it bakes.
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Peppermint Chocolate Chess Pie
- 1 recipe pie crust (or store bought)
- ¼ cup (57g) unsalted butter melted
- ¼ cup (20g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 large eggs
- 1 ½ cups (300g) granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup (118ml) milk
- 2 tablespoons (16g) all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup peppermint baking pieces see note
- Whipped cream and crushed candy canes for garnish optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Unroll pie crust and place it into pie plate. Chill until ready to fill.
- Whisk butter and cocoa. Whisk in eggs. Add sugar, salt, vanilla, and flour and whisk until smooth. Gently whisk in milk. Stir in peppermint baking pieces.
- Pour batter into prepared pie shell. Bake for 45-55 minutes until it’s just slightly jiggly in the center and no longer glossy on top. Cool completely before slicing and topping.
- Serve with whipped cream or Cool Whip and crushed candy canes.
- Store pie in refrigerator for up to 2 days or freeze for up to one month.
- Peppermint Pieces: Use peppermint chips (like chocolate chips but peppermint flavored) or Andes Peppermint Baking Bits. Both are sold in the holiday baking aisle during the Christmas season.
- Can’t find peppermint pieces or prefer to use extract? Omit baking chips and use 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (NOT mint).
- Omit salt if using salted butter.
Peppermint Chess Pie is an easy chocolate fudge pie filled with peppermint flavor! It’s a great twist on a classic pie recipe.
Last Updated on November 2, 2022