Chocolate Pudding Pie in a Samoas Cookie Crust
This recipe makes 16 servings with 374 calories, 5g of protein, and 20g of fat each. This recipe covers 6% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Head to the store and pick up milk, coconut, instant chocolate pudding, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 3 hours.
Remove the cookies from their packaging. Reserve 4-6 of them to garnish the top of your pie later. Crush the rest into fairly fine crumbs (this WILL be messy and sticky because of the caramel).
Mix the cookie crumbs and melted butter until well blended . Press mixture into a 9-inch greased pie plate (you need more butter or shortening to grease it because the caramel from the cookies will make them stick to the pan!). You might want to flour or wet your hands first, because this business gets sticky.
Bake at 375°F for 5-7 minutes. Cool for at least an hour, or until the shell is at room temperature. You can put it in the fridge to chill more rapidly, too.
Mix the pudding with the cold milk according to the package instructions (you can also use half and half for an even more decadent end result). When combined, fold in the toasted coconut.
Using a spatula, spread the filling into the pie crust. This amount should easily fill the pie shell; if you have any extra, use it as a cake filling or to make a couple of pudding cups.
Let the filling set in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
If desired, top with whipped cream directly before serving.
Garnish with the remaining Samoas cookies.