Makes 8 servings CRUST 1 1/4 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs (8 crackers) 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/3 cup butter, melted FILLING 1 envelope (7 grams) unflavored gelatin 2 tablespoons boiling water 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NestlÈ Carnation Evaporated Milk 1 cup (6 ounces) NestlÈ Toll House Premier White Morsels 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided 1/2 cup coarsely chopped hard peppermint candies (about 24), divided PREHEAT oven to 3758 F. Grease 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. FOR CRUST: COMBINE crumbs and sugar in pie plate. Stir in butter. Press crumb mixture onto bottom and up sides of prepared pie plate. BAKE for 8 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack. FOR FILLING: PLACE gelatin in small bowl; stir in water. Let soften for 1 minute. HEAT evaporated milk and softened gelatin in small saucepan over medium heat; stirring constantly with whisk until mixture is dissolved and hot. Remove from heat; stir in morsels and peppermint extract until completely melted and smooth. Pour into medium bowl. Refrigerate uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cool to touch. Gently whisk in 2 cups whipped topping. Sprinkle 1/4 cup candies over bottom of crust. Pour filling over pie crust. REFRIGERATE for 2 hours or until set. Spread remaining whipped topping over center of filling. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup candies. Serve immediately.
When it comes to entertaining, especially during the holidays, I love to finish the party off with a beautiful dessert. And if it's as easy as it is pretty, it just makes my holiday even merrier.
This Peppermint Snow Pie is just such a dessert - gorgeous to look at, scrumptious to eat, and very easy to make.
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Nutrition Information per serving: 470 calories; 210 calories from fat; 23g total fat; 18g saturated fat; 35mg cholesterol; 250mg sodium; 56g carbohydrate; 1g fiber; 38g sugars; 7g protein; 25% Calcium
Jenny Harper is Consumer Test Kitchen Project Manager for the NestlÈ Test Kitchens and VeryBestBaking.com.
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