Sweet St. Patrick’s Day Recipe: “Lucky You” Mint Pie

Sweet St. Patrick's Day Recipe: 'Lucky You' Mint Pie

Everybody’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, right? This year, join in the fun of celebrating all things Irish with these simple ideas:

* For the table, have the kids make some shamrock napkin rings and Irish flag placemats out of construction paper. Sprinkle some green confetti on the table and use a potted shamrock plant as a centerpiece.

* Have a traditional Irish dinner with Irish Stew and Soda Bread, a Shepherd’s Pie or, of course, Corned Beef and Cabbage.

* For dessert try this festive “Lucky You” Mint Pie. The creamy combination of mint and chocolate is so good that it’s bound to become the newest tradition around your St. Patrick’s Day table.

* Write out some traditional Irish blessings on slips of paper and tuck them into treat bags of mini shamrock cookies to send home with your guests. Here’s one that I like:

May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.

Continue reading → Recipe: “Lucky You” Mint Pie →

“Lucky You” Mint Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (6 ounces) Nestlé Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) Nestlé Carnation Evaporated Milk, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 prepared 9-inch (6 ounces) chocolate crumb crust
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 ounces) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 to 4 drops green food coloring (optional)
  • 1 container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • Additional Nestlé Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels, fresh mint sprigs (optional)

Preparation

  1. MICROWAVE 1 cup morsels and 1/3 cup evaporated milk in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; stir until smooth. Stir in butter; pour into crust. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until cool to the touch.
  2. MEANWHILE, BEAT remaining evaporated milk, pudding mix, water, peppermint extract and 3 drops food coloring in medium bowl until combined. Gently stir in 2 cups whipped topping and additional drop of food coloring, if desired. Spoon over chocolate layer.
  3. REFRIGERATE for 2 hours or until set. Sprinkle with additional morsels. Spoon remaining whipped topping in center of pie. Garnish with fresh mint.

Serves
Makes 8 servings

Calories: 400g   Total Fat: 21g
Cholesterol: 20mg   Protein: 5g
Carbohydrates: 50g   Sodium: 280mg

Preparation Time:
15 minutes

Chill Time:
2 hours 20 minutes

Jenny Harper is Consumer Test Kitchen Project Manager for the Nestlé Test Kitchens and VeryBestBaking.com.

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Hello, my name is Lisa Simony, aka MomStar, a Grand Forks, North Dakota, blogger and mother of three! I suppose I'm just another mom, surfing the stars of family, health, money and travel (when we can get away with it!) ... oh, and food (mmm, food)! I also blog at my siteThe Mama Lisa, www.themamalisa.com
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One Response to Sweet St. Patrick’s Day Recipe: “Lucky You” Mint Pie

  1. Thanks, Lisa … Now all I can think about is mint pie! :-)

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