Once you try this light and fluffy Candy Cane Pie Recipe, it will quickly become a family favorite. From the decadent Oreo crust to the creamy filling with just the right amount of peppermint, this pie does not disappoint.

A slice of this candy cane pie on a white plate with a fork on the plate next to the pie with the remaining pie on a cake stand behind it.
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Candy Cane Pie is so delicious with an Oreo cookie crust and luscious filling. Peppermint Pie Recipe is the perfect recipe to make for the holiday season. The peppermint flavor is so delicious and festive for a Christmas dessert.

I usually make several pies include Eggnog Pie and one of these Christmas Pie Recipes.

Why we love this recipe:

  • Peppermint flavor. The candy cane filling is so sweet and wonderful.
  • No bake Peppermint Pie recipe. You can make this in minutes.
  • Budget friendly. With only a few ingredients, this pie is inexpensive to make.

Candy Cane Pie Ingredients:

Ingredients to make this easy Candy Cane Pie - cookies, butter, cream cheese, sugar and candy canes.

For the Oreo crust:

  • Oreo Cookies
  • Unsalted butter

For the Candy Cane pie filling:

  • Cream Cheese
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Peppermint Extract Cool Whip
  • Peppermint Candy Canes

Find the complete ingredient list and instructions at the bottom of the post.


  • Store-bought crust. Instead of making the crust, you can use a store bought Oreo Crust.
  • Sprinkles. Add festive sprinkles to the top of the pie.
  • Use a graham cracker crust instead. This pie recipe is also delicious with a graham crack crust instead of an Oreo crust. Either work great in this easy recipe.
  • You can add white chocolate chips on top if you prefer. I think they go great with crushed candy canes. 
  • Peppermint Candy. You can use crushed peppermints instead of candy canes if desired.
Overview of a slice of this candy can pie with the remaining pie behind it.

How to Make Candy Cane Pie:

Crushed cookies in pie crust.

Step 1. Crush the cookies with a food processor Combine with melted butter and press into a pie plate.

Pie mixture in pie crust.

Step 2. Combine the pie filling ingredients and add food coloring until the desired shade. Spoon into the pie crust.

Whipped cream spread on pie.

Step 3. Top with whipped cream and spread evenly on the pie.

Crushed candy canes on top of pie.

Step 4. Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top.

How to Serve:

You can serve it topped with Vanilla Ice Cream or Homemade Whipped Cream.

I like to also serve it with a cup of Hot Chocolate.

Overview of the Candy Cane Pie

Pro Tips:

  • Make sure that the cream cheese is softened at room temperature so that you do not have any lumps in your pie filling.
  • I find that a glass pie plate works best for this easy pie recipe. You can use another pie pan as well. I just don’t prefer to use a disposable pie pan for this recipe as it’s not as sturdy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I omit the Peppermint Extract?

Yes, you can leave the peppermint extract out if you prefer. However, the peppermint flavor will not be as strong in the candycane pie. If you prefer, you can use vanilla extract.

Can I make this pie in advance?

Yes, this pie can easily be made the day before serving . Store the pie in the refrigerator and then it will be ready to serve after dinner for the next day.

I usually cover it with plastic wrap to help keep it fresh. You can also wait to top the pie with the crushed candy canes right before serving so that they don’t sink into the pie while it’s being refrigerated.

How to store?

Cover with plastic wrap or cling wrap and refrigerator any leftover pie for up to 5-7 days.

Can you freeze the pie?

We have found that this pie does not freeze well, so we do not recommend freezing this pie recipe.

How to travel with Peppermint Pie?

I can’t wait to make this for the next family gathering. It is such an easy dessert to make.

I use one of these handy pie carriers and transporting the pie is super easy. This is something I use a lot and it helps prevents spills in the car.

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Candy Cane Pie

4.70 from 49 votes
This creamy candy cane pie recipe is loaded with the best filling and oreo pie crust. Each bite of this no bake treat is light and fluffy.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 547


  • Ingredients
  • For the Oreo crust:
  • 25 Oreo cookies the wafers and fillings
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • For the Candy Cane pie filling:
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Red Food Coloring
  • 1 tsp Peppermint Extract
  • 2 tubs of Cool Whip Thawed
  • 3/4 cup peppermint candy canes crushed


  • For the Oreo crust:
  • Crush the Oreo cookies in a food processor. Or place them in a Ziplock bag and bash with a rolling pin.
  • Mix the crushed cookies with melted butter.
  • Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. I like to use the bottom of a glass cup for this.
  • Place in the fridge as you make the filling.
  • For the Candy Cane pie filling:
  • In a large bowl beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar together until soft. Add the red food coloring until you get the color that you desire.
  • Fold in the 1 container of the cool whip, followed by ½ cup of the crushed peppermint candy canes.
  • Spoon the filling into the pie crust then smooth the top.
  • Top with the other container of cool whip and the remaining crushed candy canes.
  • Place in the fridge to chill for at least an hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 547kcal, Carbohydrates 74g, Protein 6g, Fat 27g, Saturated Fat 14g, Cholesterol 59mg, Sodium 306mg, Potassium 181mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 52g, Vitamin A 699IU, Calcium 99mg, Iron 3mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This pie is perfect for the holidays. So easy to make. It was nice and creamy and fluffy. It was a hit for our Christmas desserts. Will definitely be making this again!