So the Clever Girls Collective asks who’s interested in doing a sponsored post for COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, and I’m all like, “Yes please!” It was always a staple in my mom’s fridge when I was growing up, and I’m still a fan. The concept was easy enough: making everyday desserts. I decided to put my own spin on my mom’s chocolate pie, which she makes every Thanksgiving, which I won’t eat without COOL WHIP on top. But my mom makes her own pie crust. I’m…not very good with pie crust. But I do like graham cracker crust, and they sell those in the grocery store! You just can’t screw up a pie made with a store-bought crust and filled with chocolate pudding.
COOL WHIP Chocolate Pudding Pie Recipe
You will need the following ingredients:
- 1 store-bought graham cracker pie crust
- 1 box of cook and serve chocolate pudding
- milk (amount according to instructions on chocolate pudding box)
- 1 small tub of COOL WHIP whipped topping (I use COOL WHIP Lite)
You can brush your graham cracker crust with egg and bake according to the directions on the package, or you can fill it without baking it. The choice is yours. I was going to bake mine, but we were out of eggs, so I couldn’t. Prepare the chocolate pudding according to the directions on the box. DO NOT LEAVE THE PUDDING UNATTENDED, especially if you’re following the microwave directions. Or this could happen…
What was that I said about no one being able to screw up something as simple as this? Sigh.
But I didn’t freak out, even when I only had enough pudding to fill the pie crust about halfway because the rest of the pudding boiled over. I had my trusty COOL WHIP to the rescue! After the pie had set in the refrigerator for a few hours, I filled the crust the rest of the way with a thick layer of COOL WHIP. I usually put a dollop of COOL WHIP on my pie large enough to be its own layer, so why not make it an official layer, right?
Yeah. That does look good.
I brought the pie to my mom’s house for dessert after Sunday “dinner” (eaten at lunch time) because there would be enough people to help share the pie – between my family, my brother’s family, and my parents. I only had two slices left by the time we left, and everyone assured me that the missing pudding was not missed. The COOL WHIP totally worked as a second layer! Let me share a slice of the pie with you – photographically – so you can get up close and personal with it.
So two pieces of pie were “leftovers,” and two pieces of pie got eaten as a bedtime snack that same night. We called it early birthday pie for Tom, whose birthday is tomorrow. Of course, the next day, he told me he wished we had more pie. I may just run to the store and pick up another graham crackers crust, because I already have more pudding. It only took me about 10 minutes to put everything together, and it sets up in the refrigerator after 2-3 hours, so it’s not a big production to make. And that’s a good thing, because dessert is always welcome in my house!
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