Skill Level: Intermediate Prep Time: 15 Minutes


  • 9-inch pie crust, baked and cooled OR 1 extra serving-size packaged graham cracker crumb crust (9 oz.)
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3/4 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 18 small (1-1/2 inch) YORK Peppermint Patties, divided
  • 6 drops green food color (optional)


  1. Prepare crust, if desired.
  2. Combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt in medium saucepan; gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to full rolling boil; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into prepared crust; carefully press plastic wrap directly onto pie filling. Cool; refrigerate 6 hours or until firm.
  3. Shortly before serving, remove wrappers from peppermint patties. Remove plastic wrap from pie. Cut 9 peppermint candies in half; place, cut side down, at outer edge of pie filling, forming a scalloped edge. Finely chop remaining 9 patties; fold into whipped topping with green food color, if desired. Spread peppermint topping on pie. Serve immediately. Cover; refrigerate leftover pie. Makes 8 servings.