No Bake Strawberry Pie

This is a strawberry pie I’ve been making for at least 15 years.  Aren’t they cute for Easter?

This recipe makes 2 pies.

You’ll need:

Darn it!  I forgot to stick the pastel peanut M&M’s in the picture.  Here’s the list:

2 packs of Graham crackers (inside the box, there are 3 packs . . use 2 of those)
2/3 c. butter, softened
2 T. sugar
1-1/2 C. boiling water
1 – 6 oz. package strawberry Jello
1 pint strawberry ice cream, softened
1 – 6 oz. container strawberry yogurt
3 cups Cool Whip
1 – 12 – 16 oz. container of fresh strawberries, cut into small pieces
1 c. toasted coconut
A few pastel M&M’s with peanuts

To toast the coconut, spread it out in a baking dish and bake at 375 for about 10 minutes, stirring often and watching it closely.

To make the crust, place the graham crackers in a food processor or blender or crush them in a Ziplock bag with a rolling pin.  Mix in 2 T. sugar and the butter.  Spread into 2 pie pans and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

For the pie filling:

Pour the boiling water into a mixing bowl and stir in the jello.

Add the softened ice cream and yogurt and stir til blended completely.

Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.  Stir several times during that time.

Try not to eat the strawberries while chopping them.

Stir the strawberries and 1 cup of Cool Whip into the pie filling.

Pour into the 2 pie pans.  Refrigerate for at least one hour.

Top with Cool Whip.

Build coconut nests and place the pastel colored “eggs” (M&M’s really!) in the nests.  Refrigerate at least two hours.  Store in fridge (if there are any leftovers!)

Comments

  1. 3

    says

    Gee, those ARE pretty! However I loathe the taste of Cool Whip so I guess I’ll just stick to making my favorite cream cheese pie and topping it with fresh strawberries….:)

  2. 5

    says

    Looks like I might have to go to the store and buy some strawberries now! LOL if my 4 teenage boys see this recipe they will beg for me to make these pies!
    ~Nancy in southeastern Michigan

  3. 6

    says

    I’m adding this pie to my Easter menu for sure! Thanks, Judy!

    I’m glad you added the part a bout not eating the strawberries while chopping them… 😉

  4. 9

    says

    Question: Have you ever tried to freeze this pie? Since it makes two, I thought I might freeze the second one……..