Coconut Caramel Pie in a Jar


So now I’m sort of obsessed.

I made these little grasshopper pie in a jars a few weeks ago, and they are all I can think about. Seriously, guys, they were so good and so easy and having a stock of them in my freezer at the ready is pretty much a dangerous proposition for a person with no willpower. Even Doodle kept going to the freezer saying, “Let’s have some more of that grasshopper pie.”

So we did.

Then a little more.

And then…we ran out.

While I seriously debated making another batch, I thought it would be fun to try something a little different. And, since Easter is just around the corner, I sort of have coconut on the brain. I’m throwing it in everything: banana bread, carrot cake cookies, ice cream, popcorn, blondies…so why not pie?

In a jar.


Something I can sneak and hog out on in the middle of the night, when no one else will be the wiser.


Coconut Caramel Pie in a Jar
For the crust:
  • 8 graham cracker sheets, finely crushed
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
For the pie:
  • 1 cup sweetend, flaked coconut
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ carton whipped topping
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 jar caramel topping
For the crust:
  1. Mix together crackers, melted butter, and sugar, and press ¼ of the mixture into 4 wide-mouth (oz) mason jars.
  2. Place jars on a cookie sheet, and bake at 350 for 6 minutes.
For the pie:
  1. Melt butter in a heavy skillet. Add coconut and chopped pecans, and cook until lightly brown. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and condensed milk and beat well. Fold in whipped topping.
  3. Pour half of the mixture into each of the four mason jars. Drizzle with caramel topping (a couple of teaspoons) and some of the coconut-pecan mixture. Top with remaining cream cheese mixture.
  4. Freeze, about 6 hours.
  5. Before serving, top with remaining coconut-pecan mixture and drizzle with additional caramel topping.

These would also be the perfect dessert for Easter dinner…they are quick and easy to assemble and since they need time to freeze, you can have them prepped and ready to go the day before.

I’m co-hosting this Bunny Hop and Blog Party with some really great gals.  Make sure to check ’em out!  They have lots of wonderful Easter ideas lined up for you:

Crock-Pot Au Gratin Potatoes from the Crock-Pot Ladies

Carrot Strawberries from Tina at Sugar Bean Bakers

Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie in a Jar from Kristen at Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker.

What fabulous Easter ideas do you have planned for the weekend? Feel free to link them below! Have fun!

I’m also linked up at these great parties this week: Crazy Sweet Tuesdays, Trick or Treat Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesdays, Totally Tasty Tuesdays, Cast Party Wednesday, Sweet Treats Thursday, Mrs. Fox’s Sweets, Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons, Itsy Bitsy Paper, Crumbs and Chaos, I’m Lovin’ It Fridays, and Weekend Potluck!

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  1. You’re speaking to me with this one! YUM!

  2. Shirley says:

    OMG this looks sooooo good. I love anything make ahead. There is just so much to do last minute. Great pics!

  3. Oh wow. That looks pretty darn good Ashley! I’m loving that you can make it ahead too! Thanks for co-hosting with us at Crock-Pot Ladies!

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  4. I can totally see why you can’t leave these alone. What a great combination. What a seriously dangerous thing to make in multiples. Love this!
    Kristen recently posted..GF Strawberry Rhubarb Pie in a JarMy Profile

  5. oh yum, this sounds amazing! i don’t think i have any easter recipes on my blog (sad, but true), but if i did, i’d definitely join your fab bloghop! =)
    amy @ fearless homemaker recently posted..lighter chicken enchiladasMy Profile

  6. This one could be a diet buster for sure. My mouth is watering.

  7. Oh. MY. Those look heavenly!!!

    Great jars too!
    Tina recently posted..{ Carrot Strawberries? }My Profile

  8. Not sure it could get any better than this! Looks amazing!
    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos recently posted..Coconut Lime Pie BarsMy Profile

  9. Um, hello YUMMY. Save me one!
    Hayley recently posted..Banana Cream Pie Cupcakes–A Guest Post!My Profile

  10. You’re a genius! I need this pie. Now!
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted..Brownie Mud Hen BarsMy Profile

  11. I am all about coconut in everything too:-) These little jar pies look so over the top yummy!!! Love all the Easter ideas all in one place!!!
    BruCrew Life recently posted..Marshmallow Reeses BrowniesMy Profile

  12. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe is being featured on Today’s Menu and Party Round Up from Cast Party Wednesday #35!
    Please come by and grab a “featured” button! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us! —Sheryl—

  13. Holy mackeral this looks delicious!
    Jennifer recently posted..Friday’s Dose of Delight: Easter EditionMy Profile

  14. Hi Ashley! I wanted to let you know that your Coconut Caramel Pie in a Jar was featured at Weekend Potluck this week! If you’d like, you can come on over and grab a “featured” button. Thank you for linking up and I hope you have a great weekend!!
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  15. OHMYSOUL!! These are calling….screaming!…my name! I’ve been seeing this recipe all over the net, and needed to check it out. What a fantastic idea! How lovely you were featured at Weekend Potluck…you deserve that honor! =)
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  16. I keep seeing these pies in a jar everywhere but have yet to try one. It looks delicious!

  17. I’ve never heard of pie in a jar before. Cool!
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  18. D.a nell says:

    i tried to freeze liquid coffee in a mason jar and froze it and for some reason the jar cracked and leaked all over the freezer so i didnt thing mason jars would freeze. Did i do something wrong im a new cook so may have

    • Kitchen Meets Girl says:

      Hi D.A.–

      You should be able to freeze in mason jars. Wide-mouth mason jars, usually described as quilted crystal jelly jars, are specifically designed for freezing and come in pint and half-pint sizes. You can also freeze in standard canning jars, but you need to leave more headroom over liquids to allow for unimpeded expansion in any jar whose neck is narrower than the body of the jar. Don’t try to freeze liquids in jars other than mason jars. They will burst, and even mason jars do occasionally. Hope this helps!

  19. D.a nell says:

    thank you for the reply on freezing in mason jars was a huge help. Didn’t know came in y mouth or quilted. so once again ty so much

  20. Kimmberly Lewis says:

    Can’t wait to make this and the patriotic pie in a jar for the 4th. Thank you for the recipe’s!!

  21. did I comment on this already…because one word (ok, technically 3): OMG.
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