This easy Coconut Fudge Pie has three delicious layers just waiting for you to dive right in to. There is chocolate and coconut goodness in every bite.
I’m sure you realize by now that it isn’t a coincidence for me to have a treat that coincides with a “national holiday”, right?
Yes, I’m crazy enough to know that today is “PI” day. No, I did not forget the “E” at the end. Although, when I hear the word PI, the only thing I think of is crust, filling, and Cool Whip.
I most definitely do not think of math and school and numbers and and any other 3.14 things. Nope, definitely just sugar on the brain.
So, I remembered that today is national PI day, and of course I decided a week ago to bake a pie. #yesijustlied
Did you believe that? I hope not. One thing I most definitely am NOT is on top of things. You won’t find a perfectly clean and decorated house here. I am usually in my pj’s until noon.
I hide from the mail lady because I am still in my pj’s and I usually haven’t washed my face yet. Grossest mental picture I’m sure! And most nights I suggest cereal for dinner because really it’s just easier than cooking. (Good thing I married a guy who does like to perfect his homemade pizza dough any chance he can get.)
Oh, and I just realized that I haven’t dusted my dresser in like 6 months. Don’t believe the perfectly styled pictures of food that I share. It’s definitely not how things look most days behind the scenes. We are real here too.
So of course, I decided totally last minute to make a pie for today. As in, I made it yesterday morning, photographed it, ate one slice, and immediately found someone to take it away because I wanted to eat it all!
The other night when I knew I wanted to bake a pie, I was totally and completely undecided on what to make. I had a box of chocolate pudding and some Cool Whip, but just couldn’t decide what to do with it. I know, I know. This coming from the person with lists upon lists of things to bake and create.
For some reason the pie was not coming to me. My hubby suggested asking on Facebook what the best pie everyone had ever had. It was fun to read through all the delicious flavors, but the one that stood out to me was COCONUT!
That shouldn’t have surprised me because I do love this coconut cream bundt cake!!
I kind of puffy heart love coconut, but none of our kids got that gene. So I enjoyed one piece and then found a coconut loving family to share it with.
Yes, I am crazy enough to bake one pie just so I can eat one slice. It’s just what I do. Most treats I make for my family to eat. This happened to be a pie just for me…I would have shared with my husband.
But he is super freaky good about not cheating on his eating plan. Why can’t I have that willpower? I want to like veggies, but I like pie more! #sweettoothissues
Let’s talk about this delicious pie.
I know I told you it was no bake. It’s technically almost no bake. You will need to bake the pie shell and toast some coconut. Although, you could totally cheat and use a pre-made crust and leave off the topping. The rest of the layers mix up in no time at all.
The coconut layer is cream cheese, powdered sugar, and Cool Whip all creamed together. Add in the coconut and spread it in the pie shell. One layer done in less than 3 minutes. Now whisk together some milk and a chocolate fudge pudding mix. Let is set up in the refrigerator for about 3 minutes, then spoon that on top of the coconut cheesecake. Last is a layer of fluffy Cool Whip and some toasted coconut.
I have had to start buying the big containers of Cool Whip because it mysteriously disappears from our fridge. Now here’s the kicker…it’s the no sweets husband of mine. Yup, his guilty secret is pilfering Cool Whip. Of course, he usually just eats from the frozen container. Then I go to use it in a recipe, and there is no Cool Whip in the freezer any more.
Seriously, it takes about 10 minutes to have this coconut fudge pie ready. As long as you don’t count baking the pie shell!
What are you waiting for? I suggest eating 3.14 slices to celebrate since it is PI day.
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