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It seems like every day we are having a potluck or event that we need to share a dish - welcome to the holiday season! Don't get me wrong, I adore Holiday Baking, but sometimes I need a dessert dish that I can prepare a day or two ahead of time when we are busy. One of my favorite Holiday Recipes is a fun twist on a very popular sandwich. Yes, a pie that is created with a sandwich in mind! Before we talk about that yummy pie, I want to introduce you all to my favorite pie crust. When I make pie I also make my crust, I promise it is the easiest recipe and tastes amazing!
Perfect Graham Cracker Pie Crust
Free Printable Recipe here
1 1/2 cups crushed Honey Maid Graham Crackers
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
7 TBSP butter, softened
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees - grease a pie pan.
2. Combine Graham Crackers, brown sugar and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl.
3. Add butter. Using spatula or hands mix the cracker mixture with the butter well.
4. Press mixture into the pie pan creating a crust.
5. Bake crust for 7-9 minutes.
6. Let cool completely before filling crust.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Pie
Free Printable Recipe Here.
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup strawberry jam
1 cup milk
8 oz whipped topping, thawed
1. Using a hand mixer beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar.
2. Mix in peanut butter and milk until completely combined.
3. Fold in whipped topping using a spatula.
4. Spoon peanut butter mixture into cooled pie crust. Spread evenly.
5. Top peanut butter mixture with strawberry jam.
6. Cover and freeze until firm. Serve when slightly frozen!
Honey Maid Graham Crackers are the perfect snack and craft to have on hand this holiday season. Not only can you do a ton of baking with graham crackers but you can also have fun with the kids by making Graham Cracker Houses. Once our pie was complete I had some left over graham crackers so we had a little snack of graham crackers and milk (one of my husbands favorite!) and made these!!
Cute right!?!?!?! We had a great time as a family doing this fun Christmas tradition. Thanks to this awesome pie recipe that doesn't take long at all I had time to enjoy the kids as well! That is success in my book. This season is busy; time to find ways to make time for fun like this.
I had most of these items in my pantry. All you need to make your Graham Cracker Houses is icing, candy, sprinkles, candy canes and a creative brain! We let the kids run this activity. We had to help them get their houses standing but once we did that, they got messy and festive and had a great time! Bath night was moved to that night by the way! ;)
Jude's favorite part was making the sprinkles snow on his house! He also ate most of his house before we were done! HA! Silly guy!
Teagan needed a little more help but her and Daddy made the cutest little "Olaf House". She kept saying her house was Olaf's house because of the snowmen gummy's we added to the house. She was so proud of her work! Such a fun night with the family!
Work of art! I am so happy that we decided to use the Honey Maid Graham Crackers for more than snacks. This is an activity for Christmas that I think we might do again soon. Sure it is messy but we all had fun! Great memories made!
Looking for a great dessert recipe to share or a fun evening making Graham Cracker Houses? Head to your local Walmart today and pick up a box of Honey Maid Graham Crackers and use this coupon for $0.50 off when you buy one (1) Honey Maid Grahams (12.2 oz. or larger)
Have you made Graham Cracker Houses with your kids?