No Bake Crème Filled Chocolate Cookie Pie

No Bake Crème Filled Chocolate Cookie Pie

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1-2 hours
Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients:
2 (14.3 oz) packages of Crème Filled Chocolate Cookies – divided, listed in instructions
1 stick butter, melted
Two, 8 oz packages of cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 container Cool Whip (8 oz), thawed
1 & 1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions:

Crust

Process 1 entire package of cookies in a food processor until fine crumbs remain.

In a large bowl, combine the crushed cookies with the melted butter. Press this mixture evenly into a 10-inch pie pan. Place in fridge until ready to use.

Filling

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until well blended. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, beat again.

Chop 12 cookies. Mix in the chopped cookies and cool whip and stir with a spatula until mixed. Spread this mixture on the crust and place it in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Ganache

Place chocolate chips in a medium heat-proof bowl.

In a small pot over low heat, heat the heavy cream until just before boiling.

Pour the heavy cream over the chocolate chips. Allow the mixture to stand for 1-2 minutes.

Use a spatula to stir the mixture until smooth.

Allow the ganache to come to room temperature before adding it to the pie.

Topping
Before the chocolate hardens, add cookies to the top. Start by adding the halved cookies around the edges, placing them as close or as far apart as you want. Then add chopped cookies to the center of the pie.

Cover the pie with tin foil and return to the freezer or fridge for 1-2 hours. Before serving, remove the pie from the freezer and let it sit for a few minutes to make cutting it easier. Cover and freeze or refrigerate any leftovers.

Notes
Use gluten-free cookies to make this a gluten-free no-bake pie!
Adding the cookies to the top of the pie (after the chocolate ganache) is optional!

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