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I have never been the best baker. I can’t seem to grasp the dessert concept at all. I would prefer to make something deliciously savory over anything sweet. But, there is something about this time of year…. something about Halloween that brings out the inner dessert-maker in me. Maybe it’s all the cute extras to decorate with or maybe not. I was going to bring out my Martha Stewart and make these fun ghost pies with ease.
I wandered into my local Walmart this past weekend to see what kind of treat I could scare up. If you haven’t gone into Walmart this Halloween season, you have to go now. They have so many Halloween items, costumes and baking items. I knew they would have just what I needed to make an easy spooky treat.
I found my inspiration for these pies in the Halloween decorating aisle and headed toward the diary section. I found Dannon® Greek Yogurt Oikos® Pumpkin Pie, which sounded absolutely amazing and perfect for the fall season. Right by it was a special floor case with Reddi-wip®. SCORE!! So cool to find them together, which makes for easy shopping. Thanks Walmart! Add Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crusts and I’m armed to make an easy dessert.
In years past, my once a year Halloween treats have been more on the cute side then the spooky side. I’m not sure what got into me this year………. Maybe it was a conversation with a co-worker who believes Halloween should always be bloody and scary? So I shifted gears this year.
With these three ingredients alone, you have a fun easy to make pie. But, who says you can’t add a little something? I added a 1/4 cup canned pumpkin to one yogurt and added 1/2 teaspoon of my favorite seasonings; cinnamon. The best part? No baking. I thought to myself, even I could do this! With my parrot in the background cheering me on, I got to work. Yes he really does talk and we had quite the conversation while I put the pies together. I need to teach him to say BOO!
All I had to do was lay out the crusts, spoon some of the yogurt & pumpkin mix into each shell then add a nice tall swirl of Reddi-wip®. It’s that easy.
Add the eyes, a knife and a drop or two of red food coloring, and you’re done. Easy peasy! The cool thing is the kids/grandkids can decorate how they wish and you can too. This dessert would also be good for a kids Halloween party or a quick after school snack. Or a late night snack after a long day at work.
If your kids don’t want to put a bloody knife in the head of the ghost, eliminate that and get different candy eyes. This is such an easy and fun dessert to make and the possibilities are endless.
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