Chill out over the holidays with this super-easy and healthy frozen yogurt pie.

By: Jodie Shield, RDN

When the weather outside is frightful, baking sugar cookies and licking the batter is delightful. But when this holiday baker is short on time and needs an impressive, crowd-pleasing dessert, I make Frosty Peppermint Pie. This frozen dessert takes only minutes to make, plus it’s healthy. Peppermint naturally provides a calming effect to help you de-stress. Plus, vanilla frozen yogurt is one of the star ingredients in my recipe, along with a homemade chocolate cookie crumb crust. No food processor, no problem. Simply drop the cookies into a plastic, zipper lock bag and crush with a rolling pin. Just be sure to refrigerate the crust for at least an hour before adding the filling. This will help prevent crumbling when you serve the pie.

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Frosty Peppermint Pie

8 servings

Prep Time = 25 minutes

Cooking Time = 0 minutes

Frozen Time = 4 ½ hours

 

Ingredients:

  • 20 whole Oreo cookies
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 10-ounce package Andes peppermint crunch baking chips, divided use
  • 1 quart frozen vanilla nonfat yogurt, slightly softened

Steps:

  1. Place cookies in food processor and blend until texture of coarse crumbs.
  2. Add melted butter and blend until well combined.
  3. Place crumb mixture into a 9- or 10-inch deep-dish pie pan and press onto bottom and up sides evenly.
  4. In large bowl, place ¾ package of peppermint crunch. Add frozen yogurt; mix well.
  5. Pour yogurt mixture into cookie crust. Top with remaining peppermint crunch.
  6. Freeze until firm (about 4 hours).

Nutritional Information per (1 slice) Serving: 460 calories, 7 grams protein, 60 grams carbohydrate, 23 grams fat, 16 grams saturated fat, 16 milligrams cholesterol, 1 gram fiber, 39 grams sugar, 231 milligrams sodium

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jodie
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Jodie Shield, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.N.
Jodie Shield has been a consultant and spokesperson in the field of nutrition for over two decades. A former national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association (1989-1995), she has worked extensively with the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center and taught nutrition and medical dietetics at the University of Illinois. Currently she is a complemental faculty member of the College of Health Sciences in the Department of Clinical Nutrition at Rush University in Chicago.

(2) Readers Comments

  1. Hey Jodie! Just a question… 3/4 of the ingredients in this recipe are actual treats. Oreos, butter, and andes mints. How is this recipe actually healthy if so much of it is considered bad for you? I’m just curious…

    • Jodie

      Thanks for the question and reading the blog! Actually, I would consider the whole pie a treat. It’s one of my go-to holiday recipes. And compared to full fat ice cream pies loaded with syrupy toppings, the frozen yogurt helps lighten it up. Also, the curst is homemade and uses fewer cookies and less butter. Hope you give it a try. Feel free to cut back on the peppermint chips.

      Enjoy!

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