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Spring Dessert: Flowerpot Pie and Honey Bees

Any chance I get to celebrate with food is GREAT with me and this weekend is Earth Day! Yesterday I shared fun Bug Cupcake Cones and today you will find more Bug Cupcakes that I shared over on Lifetime Moms.

Not only do I love creating fun desserts, I love them even more if they are quick and easy…and of course, look like I spent a long time on them. To celebrate Earth Day…or Spring…or Mother’s Day…or just because…how about this delicious Flowerpot Pie with some yummy Honey Bees buzzing around made with simple ingredients including COOL WHIP whipped topping!

I think the flowers are almost as fun to make as the dessert! Although the Honey Bees were pretty fun too!

Let’s get started…

Gum Drop Flower Supplies:

  • Gum Drops
  • Mini Cookie Cutters {flowers and leaves}
  • Pretzels
  • Small amount of sugar for rolling the gum drops out
  • Small amount of frosting to attach centers and leaves

Directions:

  1. On a cutting board or hard surface, sprinkle a small amount of sugar
  2. Using your hand, press gum drop out then roll out with a rolling pin, flipping from side to side several times
  3. Cut flower out with cookie cutter
  4. Repeat for leaves and centers of flowers
  5. Attach to the pretzel with a small amount of frosting
  6. Place in fridge or freezer for about 15 minutes to set the frosting

It’s almost too cute to eat…almost

Add a dollop of COOL WHIP, a sprinkle of cookie crumbs and be sure to watch out for the rocks in the dirt!

Flowerpot Pie Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Flowerpot Pie Recipe

Quick & easy dessert to make for Spring, Mother's Day, Earth Day or just because. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com

Ingredients

  • 1 box {4 serving size} JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 tub {8 oz} COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
  • 20 chocolate sandwich cookies, finely crushed
  • 1 1/2 cups rocks – I used 3/4 cup walnut pieces and 3/4 cup chocolate chips {you could also use peanuts or granola}
  • 1 prepared Kraft Nabisco Honey Maid Graham Cracker Crust
  • Gum Drop Flowers

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, pour in milk and add pudding, whisk for 1-2 minutes until smooth
  2. Gently fold in COOL WHIP whipped topping
  3. Stir in 1 cup cookie crumbs and rocks
  4. Spoon into crust and sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs
  5. Freeze 4 hours or until firm
  6. To serve, remove from freezer and let stand at room temperature 15 minutes
  7. Add Gum Drop Flowers
  8. Store leftovers in freezer

Notes

Liz says...This pie is delicious, be sure to allow enough time for freezing though.

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Honey Bees Recipe

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Honey Bees Recipe

Fun treat to enjoy for Spring. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com

Ingredients

  • 1 box {4 serving size} JELL-O Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • Yellow food coloring {optional}
  • 1 tub {8 oz} COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
  • 3/4 cup finely crushed chocolate cookies
  • Wings – Chocolate cookies cut in half
  • Head – Black gum drop
  • Antennae – Black licorice

Instructions

  1. Directions:
  2. In large bowl, pour milk, honey and food coloring {a few drops}
  3. Add pudding, whisk for 1-2 minutes until smooth
  4. Gently fold in COOL WHIP whipped topping
  5. Layer pudding mixture with cookie crumbs into dessert glasses {I used small glass votive containers}
  6. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour
  7. When you are ready to serve, add wings and head

Notes

Liz says...These Honey Bees were fun to make, I didn't care for the honey mixed into the pudding, but that's just my taste.

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Recipe adapted from Simple Desserts made special with COOL WHIP Cookbook

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