I’m baaaaaaaack.

And for a good reason.

Today is Pi Day!

No, I’m not a fan of math. In fact, we are mortal enemies. I mean, I tried to befriend math. I hung out one-on-one with it, I got to know it in depth, I listened to all its complicated problems and offered it like, eleventy different solutions, but most of the time, math was a real a-hole and never liked my solutions because it’s a stubborn jerk and only likes ONE solution to its problems.

But I *do* like pie, and I like it a lot. I have also spent lots of one-on-one time with pie and I have to say, our relationship becomes more and more meaningful after each bite. It could easily be one of my favorite desserts, if not *the* favorite. Fruit pies, cream pies (and subsequently, innuendos about cream pies since I’m immature), candy pies, pudding pies… there are many solutions to my neverending love for pie.

My bestie Dorothy is super obsessed with both pi *and* pie, so every Pi Day (3/14) she throws a fun Pi Day Party celebrating both the magical beauty of pie and the random stubbornness of pi. And puns.

So for Pi Day, I decided to whip up a magical pie consisting of all the ingredients in my favorite candy bar, an Almond Joy. I threw in actual Almond Joys, coconut cream cookies, shredded coconut, coconut Hershey’s Kisses, and poured on a healthy helping of sweetened condensed milk to bring it all into one gooey circumference of deliciousness. And then I drizzled it with chocolate for good measure.

Maybe I *am* good at math after all.

- 1 pie crust (I used a premade graham cracker crust)
- 6 miniature Almond Joy bars, roughly chopped
- About 18 Hershey's Coconut Kisses, unwrapped
- ⅓ cup shredded coconut
- 8-10 coconut cream cookies (I found mine at Target, similar to an Oreo but all-coconut flavored. You could use coconut colada cookies or coconut tea cookies, like by Mother's brand), roughly chopped
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 square baking chocolate

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove the plastic covering from the pie crust and set aside.
- Fill the shell evenly with the chopped candy bars, the Kisses, coconut, and coconut cream cookies. Spread out the items so they're evenly disbursed, if needed. Drizzle the can of scmilk on top of the pie. Place the pie on top of a rimmed baking sheet to catch any drips.
- Bake for approx. 25-28 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely.
- Once cooled, melt the square of baking chocolate. Drizzle onto the cooled pie. Allow the chocolate to set and cut into wedges to serve. Store leftovers airtight, at room temperature, for several days.

As a die-hard coconut FIEND, I can attest that this pie is simply amazing. Even if you’re iffy on coconut, the flavor is authentic to an Almond Joy candy bar. Lots of sweet and chewy coconut, a good balance of creamy milk chocolate, and crunch from the cookies and bits of almonds. If you’d prefer more almonds, feel free to add a couple sprinkles of chopped almonds to the batter. Or if you want a stronger coconut flavor, consider adding 1/2 tsp coconut extract to the sweetened condensed milk before drizzling over the pie. DELISH.

And be sure to stop by Dorothy‘s site to see what kind of pi(e) madness she concocted for her favorite day! She’s also having a super fun linky party, so link up your sweetest pie to share!!

xo, Hayley

I want to dig my fork into the screen!!

THIS. IS. LIFE. CHANGING. It looks so good!

Oh, and I agree. Math is a total a-hole 🙂

You doooo love your coconut 🙂 And omg I had math too, but love pie. mmm pie 🙂

This looks so yummy Hayley! And I love the new site design!

Almond Joy is one of my all time favorite candy bars!!! Coconut. Yesssss.

Happy Pie Day Hayley!! I stalked you on FB this morning. LOVE the hair!!!! Oh, I also love almond joys too!

Oh my, this pie! It looks incredible! Glad you’re back 🙂

Sooo I also hate math lol BUT MAYBE if they gave me pies like these I would’ve hated math less. 😀 You should teach math hayley!! Pies for everyone!

My mom would freak over this pie. Looks incredible! I’m sorry math was so rude to you 🙁 We’re besties, so I’ll have a stern talking to with it later.

This is a coconut lovers dream pie. So much going on! Love it! Hope you had a good time in NYC!

Seriously, holy crap balls Hayley. SO FREAKING AWESOME.

My relationship with math is seriously strained but pie is my BFF. And it looks as if we both had coconut on the brain this week. Except, your pie wins. It has chocolate in it.

Mmmm yummy!! I always intend to make a pie for pi day and it always gets away from me. one of these years!!

What a perfect way to celebrate pi day! I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Oh my! Love all of the coconut stuffed into this pie!

It’s like a Magic/Seven Layer bars, in pie form. Love all the coconut and sweet cond milk AND the candy bar bits. And how EASY and fast this is. Great idea, Hayley!

I feel like I’m the only person who forgot pi day this year! Yours looks awesome!

Yeah, me and Pi don’t mix(I was an English major for a reason!). But me and PIE are besties. I love Almond Joy candies, to put them in pie form is heavenly.

I love this! It’s like a magic cookie bar pie, combining two amazing desserts into one. Way to celebrate! I’m totally into pie and pi (physics major ;)), so I doubly appreciate your recipe.

OMG, math is a total a-hole. My dad made me take AP calculus my senior year of high school and I still haven’t forgiven him. It totally ruined my GPA and guess what? I haven’t used it since. Ugh. But this kind of math I can get behind! Love that you made an Almond Joy pie. This is pretty much the best thing ever. I so puffy heart anything coconut!!!

Now that is a pie!!! I love that you made magic bars in a pie form! You know I like my coconut…this pie is screaming to be made in my kitchen!!!

If ever there were a Pie I would want… this would be it! Anything drowned in condensed milk is a good thing.

Made my tummy rumble just looking at it!!! 😀 I know what I’m making this weekend!!

Almond Joy is My fav

NANCY MASSENGILL; WHERE DID YOU FIND TNE COCONUT KISSES I WANT TO MAKE THIS FOR EASTER

Hi Nancy! You can find the coconut kisses on the seasonal baking aisle of most supermarkets or at Walmart/Target! I usually find mine by the other Easter candy 🙂 I’d buy two bags — these are seriously addictive!!

I LOVE the second sentence in this recipe.

The pie sounds delicious, but I couldn’t find the coconut kisses or the coconut cookies. Looked at Walmart and Target! Any suggestions??

Hi there! Unfortunately I think they discontinued those cookies, and the kisses are seasonal. Here’s what you can do: use coconut cookies instead (I’m sure Pepperidge Farm makes some) and use regular chocolate chips in place of the kisses. If desired, add some coconut extract into the condensed milk for extra coconut flavor!

Also, what kind of chocolate on top, bittersweet, semi-sweet or milk chocolate? I’m sure it makes a difference.

I always err on the sweeter side, so I’d recommend semi-sweet or bittersweet.