Mint Chocolate Frozen Pie Bars Mint chocolate frozen pie bars with an Oreo crust 12 bars 1 package Oreos 1/4 cup butter 8 ounces cream cheese 1/4 cup powdered sugar 8 ounces Cool Whip 1/4 teaspoon mint extract 1/2 cup chopped Andes 2 drops green food coloring

Mint Chocolate Frozen Pie Bars

Today I have another mint chocolate recipe for you.  This recipe came about because I decided I wanted to make grasshopper pie bars.  Then I thought that if I freeze them it would be like eating mint chocolate chip ice cream.  Before I became lactose intolerant, I used to eat a bowl of ice cream every night.  I loved ice cream and mint chocolate chip was one of my favorite types.  Now I can’t have ice cream and I haven’t seen any dairy free ice cream in mint chocolate chip flavor.
  Because I can still have some dairy products, just not milk, ice cream, or yogurt, I decided to make the mint chocolate chip bars using  dairy products that I could eat.  That way it would be like eating mint chocolate chip ice cream, but without the actual ice cream part.  Because these were going to be pie bars, I decided to add an Oreo crust.
These Mint Chocolate Frozen Pie Bars are so good.  They tasted like mint chocolate ice cream with an added Oreo crust.  In my opinion that makes it even better! Instead of using chocolate chips I used chopped Andes Mints to give it more of a minty flavor and so I did not have to use as much extract.  I added a couple of drops of green food coloring to give the bars their green color, but you could skip that.  I really loved these pie bars and thought they tasted great with the Oreo crust on every bite.  Everyone in my family loved these bars.  These are a great treat for warm days or for anytime.  I hope that you enjoy them!
Mint Chocolate Frozen Pie Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 package Oreos (16.6 ounces), crushed
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 container (8 ounces) Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint or peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup Andes, chopped
  • 2 drops green food coloring

Instructions

  1. Take the crushed Oreos and mix with the melted butter in a 13x9 inch pan. Press the crust into the bottom of the 13x9 pan.
  2. In a large bowl combine the cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and powdered sugar. Beat on medium until the mixture is smooth and fully combined.
  3. Gently fold in the Cool Whip until fully combined. Then gently add the chopped Andes, the mint extract, and the food coloring. Add the mixture on top of the Oreo crust.
  4. Cover and freeze until firm. If needed this can be frozen overnight. When ready to eat defrost for 10-15 minutes before eating.

Notes

You can use either mint or peppermint extract in this recipe. Mint extract will give the frozen pie more of a spearmint flavor, while peppermint extract will give it more of a peppermint flavor.

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Comments

  1. These look like creamy dreamy minty bliss! I adore eating thin mint girl scout cookies right out of the freezer, so I’d be all over these.

  2. What a perfect substitute for mint chocolate ice cream?! Pinning this now :)

  3. I am going to try this, but use Girl Scout Thin Mints instead of Oreos. Extra minty! :-)

  4. I found this recipe on Pinterest as I was looking to make a mint chocolate frozen treat. I adapted your recipe and posted it on my site crediting your original recipe. Thank you for your inspiration!

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