Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (or 3/14 in month/day date format), since 3, 1 and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day. Source
Well, if there is random holiday out there I can get behind, I guess Pi day would be it! I mean seriously, a day all about pie? I knew math would be useful for something. (Math is actually quite useful in cooking…my girls were amazed when I was re-calculating the measurements on a recipe the other day. I said “see, that’s why you need to study your math!” So you can change recipe quantities…we all need a goal people.)
Easy No Bake S’more Pudding Pie
1 box sugar free/fat free chocolate pudding (large box)
2 cups skim milk
1 container Cool Whip (Regular, Free, Lite, Sugar Free – any will work)
graham cracker crust
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips in microwave (reserving a few for decoration if desired). Pour melted chocolate into bottom of graham cracker crust. *At this point, you could add some marshmallows on top of the chocolate. (I didn’t, but I think I will next time. If you do this, then you will need more than a handful of marshmallows.) Stick crust in fridge for chocolate to harden.
Empty box of pudding mix in a medium size bowl. Whisk in 2 cups cold milk. Stir until it starts to thicken. Fold in container of Cool Whip. Mix until incorporated. Pour pudding mixture into pie crust, on top of harden chocolate (and marshmallows if using).
Add marshmallows and chocolate chips to top if desired. Place in freezer, but give it time to thaw a little before cutting.
This makes a quick and easy dessert that is low in sugar and fat depending on the ingredients used.
For other Pi(e) Day recipe ideas, check out –
Dark Chocolate Chess Pie
Deep Dish Cookie Pie (with a surprise ingredient!)
Peanut Butter Brownie Pie
Cranberry Fudge Pie
No Bake Lemon Pie
Come join the Pi/Pie party!