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Peppermint bark pie on a plate. Bottom layer is chocolate. Top layer vanilla. Finished with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.

Fluffy Peppermint Bark Pie

This easy to make pudding pie was inspired by the peppermint bark. The peppermint flavor is light and doesn’t overpower the chocolate and vanilla flavors.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings


For the Crust

  • 1 (9-inch) chocolate crumb crust

For the Chocolate Peppermint Layer

  • 1 (3.9 ounce box) instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 cup cold whole milk
  • ½ cup cold heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract

For the Vanilla Layer

  • 1 (3.9 ounce box) instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup cold whole milk
  • ¼ cup cold heavy cream

For the Topping

  • 2 cups whipped cream or whipped topping
  • 2 candy canes, crushed


  1. Prepare the Chocolate-Peppermint Layer: Combine the chocolate pudding with the cold whole milk. Mix until thick. Add the heavy cream and peppermint extract. Whip until thick and fluffy. Spread into chocolate crumb crust. Set aside.

  2. Prepare the Vanilla Layer: Combine the vanilla pudding with the cold milk. Mix until thick. Add the heavy cream. Whip until thick and fluffy. Spread evenly over the chocolate-pepper layer.

  3. Chill pie for at least 30 minutes. Spread whipped cream over the top of the pie. Sprinkle crushed candy canes evenly over the whipped cream.

  4. Serve the pie. Store in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Recipe Notes

Ingredient Notes

Pudding: Use instant pudding for this recipe. Cook and serve pudding doesn’t work.

Peppermint extract. For the best flavor, use peppermint extract, not mint extract, which is a blend of peppermint and spearmint and doesn’t taste like peppermint bark.

Crushed Candy Canes. A few crushed candy canes are a lovely topping. If you don’t want to use something crunchy, crush a few Oreos and sprinkle over the pie.