I grew up in a home with my mom and my grandma. My grandma was home with me most of the time and she loved dessert, even though she wasn’t supposed to have it. She was diabetic and loved to snack. We would often find candy wrappers in her clothes pockets and under her pillow.
Pi Day is this coming Sunday, 3/14 so I wanted to share a family recipe. This recipe is a spin off of a small treat my grandma would make for me often. The best part about it is that it is done within 10 minutes. 5 minutes if you don’t put the spin on it. The most time consuming part is putting the pudding into the crusts. This is very simple and a great recipe to have the kids help with.
These mini Graham cracker crusts are the key. They are great for portion control but perfect for little ones as well. There are a ton of different combinations that you can choose from. Be creative! I love mint and chocolate so this was a no brainer.
I took approximately 5 Oreos and crushed them in a bowl. Then, I sprinkled some pieces into the pie crusts. Next, I used chocolate instant pudding and whisked it together with milk. Follow the box instructions. Once the pudding is set, spoon it into the pie crusts. I added some more Oreos on top and topped with whipped cream.
These should be placed in the refrigerator if not eaten right away. Believe me, they won’t last long but if you happen to have left overs, don’t keep them more than two days. These are best when eaten fresh.
Ideas that I can think of off the top of my head are, mini cheesecakes, strawberry pies, vanilla with sprinkles, and peanut butter cup.
This brought up another debate in my household, should pies be hot or cold? My favorite pies are cold. What about you?
My friend also shared one of her favorite pies, so check out her Easy Peach Hand Pies.