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!!