11 April 2012

Alligator Pie


As a Christmas gift, Jordan's teacher had the kids make calendars. Each month has a theme. April's theme is "Alligator Pie," complete with a song and a recipe.

So I couldn't resist doing this...


Alligator pie, Alligator pie...


If I don't get some...


I think I'm gonna die!


Give away the green grass,


Give away the sky,


But don't you give away my Alligator pie!

(Song by Dennis Lee)


Alligator Pie

by Crazy for Crust

Ingredients
  • 1 box vanilla instant pudding mix (large size)
  • Milk amount called for on box
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Cool Whip
  • Graham Cracker Crust
  • Chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and white chocolate chips for decoration (or similar items)
Instructions
  1. Pour milk and pudding mix into a large bowl. Whisk for 2 minutes. Stir in a few drops of green food coloring and a large spoonful of Cool Whip.
  2. Pour into a graham cracker crust (homemade or store bought). Chill or freeze, depending on what kind of pie you feel like.
  3. When you are ready to serve, gather your decorations and remove pie from fridge/freezer. (If frozen, you will need to let it thaw a few minutes before the decorations will stick.) Slice and decorate with chocolate chip eyes, peanut butter chip nostrils, and white chocolate chip teeth.
  4. Eat the alligator before he eats you!
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Enjoy!




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54 Comments:

At April 11, 2012 at 6:13 PM , Blogger cupsbykim said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

 
At April 11, 2012 at 6:22 PM , Blogger Robin @ Bird On A Cake said...

What a cute idea! It would be good with pistachio pudding instead of the vanilla, too. :0)

 
At April 11, 2012 at 6:36 PM , Blogger Simple Girl said...

So cute! And don't you love an easy recipe now and then?

 
At April 11, 2012 at 6:47 PM , Blogger Jocelyn said...

What a fun idea to actually make alligator pie with her!!!! Love all the chips poking out of him!!!!

 
At April 11, 2012 at 7:02 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

For sure, easy is sometimes the best!

 
At April 11, 2012 at 8:06 PM , Blogger Hayley said...

Eeeek! This is so cute. Jordan is such a good little helper!

 
At April 11, 2012 at 8:44 PM , Blogger Kristin@gratefulbelly.com said...

That's so cute! What a creative gal you are!

 
At April 11, 2012 at 9:04 PM , Blogger Crafty Mischief said...

How cute is that??? I'll have to make one with my kids. They love being my little helper chefs! I found you through Bear Rabbit Bear. Thanks for sharing!

 
At April 11, 2012 at 9:17 PM , Blogger Amy said...

oh yum... and right before bed... i hope that those alligators wont get me in my sleep... if they do ... they better smell of vanilla... !

 
At April 11, 2012 at 10:03 PM , Blogger Sarah said...

So cute!

 
At April 11, 2012 at 10:12 PM , Blogger Julie E said...

This pie is so great Dorothy. My Things would love it! Thanks for sharing. :)

 
At April 11, 2012 at 11:50 PM , Blogger So Domesticated said...

Totally adorable!

 
At April 12, 2012 at 2:16 AM , Blogger Nicola said...

So cute! This would be great to make with kids.

 
At April 12, 2012 at 4:17 AM , Blogger Aimee said...

LOVE!

 
At April 12, 2012 at 5:10 AM , Blogger Sue Alexander said...

ok that is just too fun!

 
At April 12, 2012 at 7:58 AM , Blogger Angi said...

That is just the cutest dad-gum thing I've ever seen!

 
At April 12, 2012 at 8:49 AM , Blogger Kristin said...

Super cute! So what DO you do with all the desserts you make??

 
At April 12, 2012 at 2:42 PM , Blogger Lisa @ Sweet 2 Eat Baking said...

Oh my goodness, what a fantastic Christmas idea. Love how you've re-created this for him too. Too damn cute!!

As a new(ish) subscriber who has recently(ish) found your blog, I think you have a great blog and therefore I've just awarded you and your fantastico blog with the Versatile Blogger Award.

Please come by my blog and check out your award: http://www.sweet2eatbaking.com/2012/04/versatile-blogger-award.html

-Lisa.
Sweet 2 Eat Baking

 
At April 12, 2012 at 3:52 PM , Blogger Lizzy said...

Such a darn cute idea!!! I wish my kiddos were younger and I'd totally make this for them (we'd have to call it crocodile pie...love that Lyle the Crocodile!!).

 
At April 12, 2012 at 4:17 PM , Blogger Tiffany/MyCrowdedKitchen said...

Too stinkin' cute!

 
At April 12, 2012 at 6:20 PM , Blogger sugarswings said...

Wow so cute! Love the alligator face :)

 
At April 12, 2012 at 7:19 PM , Blogger Jennifer | Mother Thyme said...

This is adorable! I can't wait for my twins to get older and we can make fun little treats like this! Love this!

 
At April 12, 2012 at 7:40 PM , Blogger Alyssa said...

This is so cute and fun!!

 
At April 12, 2012 at 9:16 PM , Blogger Sara @ Mom Endeavors said...

This is adorable!! :) I love "fun foods" & just pinned to my "fun foods" board!

 
At April 13, 2012 at 6:08 AM , Blogger Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

How cute! Fun for the kiddos! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

 
At April 13, 2012 at 6:40 AM , Blogger LeighAnn said...

This is crazy cute!

 
At April 13, 2012 at 6:42 AM , Blogger Ambreen said...

Love it! So cute & easy, looks wonderful!

 
At April 13, 2012 at 10:39 AM , OpenID sweetsimplestuff.com said...

Just way too cute!

 
At April 13, 2012 at 10:45 AM , Blogger Fashion Meets Food said...

How cute is this pie! I`ll have to make it for a summer get together! xo

 
At April 13, 2012 at 1:08 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Well...sometimes. ;) Thanks Hayley!

 
At April 13, 2012 at 2:25 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks! :)

 
At April 13, 2012 at 2:26 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks Sue!

 
At April 13, 2012 at 2:27 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

She loved making it! Thanks for reading!

 
At April 13, 2012 at 2:28 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you!

 
At April 13, 2012 at 2:29 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

They'll love it! And two mouths will make it disappear faster, ha! :)

 
At April 13, 2012 at 2:40 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you! Super easy, for sure. And it was tasty! :)

 
At April 13, 2012 at 4:34 PM , Blogger Sue said...

This is a must-make! Time to pin...my munchkins will LOVE this! It's adorable, along with the verse too:)

 
At April 13, 2012 at 6:08 PM , Blogger King of $aving said...

Stopping by from the Anything Goes Linky! http://kingofsaving.com

 
At April 13, 2012 at 9:10 PM , Blogger The Clegg Family said...

How darling & cute!
JeNae@ The Terrace Housewife

 
At April 13, 2012 at 9:18 PM , Blogger Crunchy Creamy Sweet said...

What a fun pie! Thank you for sharing it - the recipe and the song! Have a great weekend!

 
At April 15, 2012 at 8:32 AM , Blogger Karyn - Pint Sized Baker said...

that is too cute! I've never heard that song before... What a great project with your daughter. Mine would love this! I'm gonna save this idea for the next slumber party!

 
At April 15, 2012 at 4:51 PM , Blogger Carrie Burrill said...

I love everything you make and post on here... But this pie just made my day. My boys ages 5 and 3 are OBSESSED with gators. Can't wait to make this with them.

 
At April 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks for visiting!

 
At April 16, 2012 at 5:10 PM , Blogger Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

I don't know how I missed this...it's totally cute! What a fun project for kiddos! I'll have to make this with my little guy--thanks for another great idea.

 
At April 17, 2012 at 5:20 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

This looks awesome! I know my kids would have a blast making it. Coming over to visit from the Scrumptious Sunday linkup. Please feel free to come over to my "Try a New Recipe Tuesday" and link this up. I'd love to have you join us! :-)

 
At April 17, 2012 at 6:33 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks Ashley! I hope he enjoys it. I know that Jordan did (especially the eating part). :)

 
At April 17, 2012 at 6:42 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks Lisa! I'll be sure to stop by. :)

 
At April 19, 2012 at 6:23 PM , Blogger amy and jesse hudson said...

Dorothy,

Crazy about this! Featuring you today at Drab to Fab!

Congrats!!! Come on back and party this week. As you already know, I just love your stuff!

http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/04/drab-to-fab-link-up-13-features.html

Amy @ Sugar and Spice

 
At April 19, 2012 at 10:27 PM , Blogger Addicted to Recipes said...

How fun! I had never heard of 'Alligator Pie' until our son was born. It was one of my husband's favorite songs from his childhood. Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

 
At April 20, 2012 at 1:10 PM , Blogger Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

That is the cutest thing ever! What little kid wouldn't like alligator pie? SO cute! I'll have to remember to eat him before he eats me! ;) You might be interested in my link party here: http://bubblynaturecreations.com/2012/04/duct-tape-belt-and-project-party-weekend.html
I hope you can come. I am planning to round up some fun activities for kids on Monday! Have a great weekend. xoxo- Rachel

 
At April 22, 2012 at 9:54 PM , Blogger Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

Thanks for linking this up! I will be featuring it tomorrow on the blog! xoxo- Rachel

 
At April 23, 2012 at 4:47 PM , Blogger Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

I just realized that I forgot to feature this for today!!! I am SOOO sorry... I have decided to make this myself and feature it on my blog this Friday (I am thinking a pink alligator might be cute)- I will of course be linking back to you so everyone can follow your tutorial! Thanks again for linking up!

 
At April 26, 2012 at 5:09 PM , Blogger Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

I made this tonight with a few changes... Let's just say that I need to take some pie lessons from you... it was hilarious! I hope you like my post tomorrow! xoxo- Rachel :P

 
At April 27, 2012 at 4:10 AM , Blogger Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

What a cute pie! I think I'll make one as my son is obsessed with alligators. He sleeps with one he made at Build a Bear years ago.

 

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