Andes Mint Cheesecake Brownie Pie

It’s that time of year when mint desserts start showing up every where.  This brownie pie has an easy no bake cheesecake on top that will help you give into those mint cravings.

Andes Mint Cheesecake Brownie Pie - brownie pie topped with an amazing no bake mint cheesecake

 Ok, guys, I tried to hold out as long as I could.  But then everyone starting posting mint desserts all over the place.  I gave into peer pressure and made a few fun minty treats too.

I don’t know if it will become a mintapalooza here on the blog or not…depends on how crazy I let myself get.  Right now I have 3 mint goodies that I can’t wait to share with you.  Are you as excited as I am?

Andes Mint Cheesecake Brownie Pie - brownie pie topped with an amazing no bake mint cheesecake

About a week ago my husband and I went out to dinner.  It has been so nice now that our kids are older…no more babysitting fees on top of dinner prices.  That means more perks to the date now…coffee, shopping, and froyo.  As much as I miss my kids being little and needing me all the time, I have to admit I’m loving this new stage of life we have entered.

Anyway, back to dinner.  We decided to go to Outback…on a Friday night.  Quite possibly the worst idea on a Friday night.  Lucky for us, we thought about the rush and got there just in time.  You should have seen the line form as we waited for our table.  The line out the door must have scared our waiter.  I have never felt so rushed to eat my dinner and to get out.   Oh, he didn’t say anything.  But I was eating my salad and he was asking us if we wanted dessert.  You guys know I’m all about dessert, but my dinner wasn’t even on the table yet.  And then he brought the bill to us on when we had just started on our main course.

Now either I look like I don’t need to eat dessert, or he was rushing us out the door so they could have the table for another person to rush through their eating.  I have gained a few pounds over the years, BUT I think I’ll go with just rushing.

Andes Mint Cheesecake Brownie Pie - brownie pie topped with an amazing no bake mint cheesecake

It’s ok.  We had our coffee and froyo to look forward too.  And a big slice of this Andes Mint Cheesecake Brownie Pie to enjoy later.

This brownie pie is so easy to put together.  A few packaged items and you are on your way to brownie and mint goodness.  Brownie mixes and a refrigerated pie crust will get you on your way faster.  Now I do have a homemade brownie recipe that we absolutely love in this house, but today I went with a box mix.  You do what feels best to you.  And even though I can make pie crust, I prefer to use Pillsbury.  It’s just one of those time saving tricks that I enjoy using.

This brownie pie is slightly different from the other ones I have made before.  You will make the brownies just like normal…no changes to the box directions.  Then pour it into the crust in a 10 inch pie plate.  Do not use a smaller pie plate.  The brownie will puff up a little as it bakes, and you need the room for the no bake cheesecake.

To get that great mint taste, you need to melt down some Andes Mints.  I used a bag of the mint baking pieces that they sell.  And yes, I did find myself munching on a few handfuls.  Andes Mints are one of my favorites, so when I have a whole bag staring at me…I can’t resist.  Beat the melted chips into a package of cream cheese.  Make sure you remember to set the cream cheese out earlier.  If you forget, just pop it in the microwave for about 30 seconds.  A little bit of Cool Whip added to the minty cream cheese gives it a mousse feel and taste.

Who needs factory made desserts sold at an outrageous price when you can make your own decadent dessert at home?

Andes Mint Cheesecake Brownie Pie - brownie pie topped with an amazing no bake mint cheesecake

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Andes Mint Cheesecake Brownie Pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 12 slices of pie

Andes Mint Cheesecake Brownie Pie

A no bake mint cheesecake mousse on top of the brownie pie creates a delicious and easy dessert.

Ingredients

1 refrigerated pie crust
1 brownie mix (for a 9x13 pan)
1 package cream cheese, softened (8 oz.)
2 Tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup Andes Mint baking chips + extra for garnish
1 teaspoon shortening
1 cup Cool Whip + extra for garnish
Hot Fudge

Instructions

  1. Set the pie crust out 15 minutes before starting. Unroll the crust and place in a 10 inch pie plate. Crimp the edges. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the brownie mix according to the package directions. Pour into the pie crust. Cover the edges of the crust with tin foil to keep from burning. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Remove and let cool completely. Gently press the brownie down to make it even all over.
  3. Beat the cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Place the Andes mints and shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until melted. Be very careful not to scorch the chocolate. Pour the melted mints into the creamed mixture and beat right away. Fold in the Cool Whip. Spoon onto the cooled brownie pie. Refrigerate until set. Drizzle with hot fudge and top with Cool Whip and extra Andes mint chips. Cut into 12 slices.
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Comments

  1. says

    So much for those “perks” so why have a “date” night, when you don’t even have time? Next time stay home order delivery. Insteadd of being “rushed”

  2. says

    I would do all mint all the time if only my family would eat it. Alas, any mint dessert? Consumed soley by me within a couple hours. So I just dream! This pie will become part of my mind’s bedtime routine now – talk about crazy delicious!

  3. says

    It is so nice when you get a chance to do date night! I know, we just had one last week and it was so great!! But let me tell you I would have been fighting the waiter over that check, sorry I just get rageful over bad service! Lol just kidding but who likes to be rushed when they are dropping that must money on food and tip! I would have enjoyed coming home to a piece of this pie! Yum!!
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  4. kentuckylady717 says

    The cheesecake looks delicious, but I am not a mint person….I never bake anything that uses mint….my favorite cheese cake is one my daughter makes , it’s chocolate :)

  5. says

    This pie is OUTTA CONTROL! But in the best kind of way.
    I like that my kiddos are bigger now, too. It’s really nice to run out without making arrangements! I think I might have been annoyed at the server rushing me though. I mean your dessert is way better than Outback’s but still — can I eat my giant loaded potato first please?! Gah.
    Gorgeous recipe Jocelyn!
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  6. says

    It looks out of this world!!! I love the occasional dining out, but I HATE being rushed. I HATE being bugged by a waiter when I’m trying to enjoy a (very rare) dinner date out. That happened to me while we were at Olive Garden when I was pregnant with Christian. I was so craving their Fett. Alfredo and the waitress would not leave us along and was refilling our water every 5 secs, interrupting our conversation ever 10 secs. By the time the meal was over, I was so mad, I was practically in tears. And then we got the bill, which wanted me to do a survey…they asked for it. Two days later, I got a phone call from the manager asking for my address to send us a gift card. I never complain or leave bad remarks, but in this case, it was worth it.
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