Red, White Chocolate, and Blue Pie in a Jar

I’ve been looking forward to today’s post forever.

Well, not exactly forever, since I’ve only known about it for a month.

Month…forever…same thing when you’re excited.

But it’s a blogger picnic, ya’ll! And with a giveaway attached–how can you beat that?

The gals over at the Crock-Pot Ladies put together this awesome blog hop–a great way for you to get lots of picnic ideas for your summer festivities (though raise your hand if you’re like me and wondering where in the heck this year has gone) all in one spot.

AND, you have an opportunity to win a $60 Amazon gift card (by-the-by, if you haven’t entered my giveway yet for The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook, make sure you get your entry in)!

Okay, so my contribution to the picnic are these little pie-in-a-jars.  I’ve sort of been obsessed with little pie jars, as you might have been able to tell with my cherry limeade pies, mint brownie grasshopper pies, and coconut caramel pies.  I can’t stop.  They are just too cute, no??  And instant portion control!  I made these in little 4-ounce jelly jars–so they are really the right amount for a single serving.  Especially if you’ve been hogging out on a bunch of other picnic food.

‘Cause really, what’s a picnic if not for hogging out.  It’s a celebration.  I eat.

These little pies come together easily–and are really fairly figure friendly if you use sugar-free pudding mix and fat-free Cool Whip.

There. I said it. I use Cool Whip and I am not ashamed.

Plus, they are layered with fruit, so they’re semi-healthy, too. Fruit in anything = instant health food. End of story.

And, just screw on the little lids, pop ‘em in your cooler, and you’re good to go!

Red, White Chocolate, and Blue Pie in a Jar

Red, White Chocolate, and Blue Pie in a Jar

Ingredients

  • approximately 8 graham cracker sheets
  • 3-4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • white chocolate chips (optional, about 1/4 cup)
  • raspberries and blueberries (approximately 1 cup each)
  • 1 package white-chocolate pudding mix (I used sugar free)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract (optional)
  • 2 cups Cool-Whip, thawed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. In a food processor, blender, or by hand, crunch up your graham cracker sheets. Add in melted butter and sugar, stirring to combine. Press a tablespoon or two of the cracker mixture into the bottoms and up the sides of your jelly jars.
  3. Place jars on a silpat lined baking sheet (just so they don't slide around) and bake for approximately 20 minutes. Remove tray from oven and sprinkle on a few chocolate chips. Bake about 5 minutes longer, until the chips just start to melt. Remove and let jars cool.
  4. Meanwhile, mix together pudding mix, milk and extract (if using). Gently fold in whipped topping.
  5. Once your jars have cooled, add a few raspberries and/or blueberries on top of the crust. Dollop on white chocolate mixture, and top with additional fruit.
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Comments

  1. looks absolutely awesome + of course, these are perfect for the 4th. i need to get my hands on some of these little pie jars!
    amy @ fearless homemaker recently posted..creamy fettuccine with corn + arugulaMy Profile

  2. I love cool whip, I love eating lots at picnics, I love little pies in jars, and I love fun giveaways:-) Girl you have it all going on today!!! These are the cutest little jar pies and I love love love your presentation!! So much fun for the 4th! Hope you have a great weekend!
    BruCrew Life recently posted..Banana Reeses CookiesMy Profile

  3. We usually spend our 4th eating lots of good food, hanging with either friends or family, and having some fireworks fun after it gets dark:-)
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  4. Ooooh, these are so stinkin’ cute, Ashley! I love your jarred desserts–they always look so pretty and petite and you’re right–instant portion control for people like me who could easily eat vats of the stuff. My family’s fourth tradition is usually to grill some good food and hang out. We don’t usually do fireworks, actually (our dogs get too scared) but we like watching neighborhood fireworks or watching the festivities on TV.

    • Kitchen Meets Girl says:

      Yeah, I’m thinking I need to start eating all of my meals out of jars for “portion control.” Might be worth a try. :-)

  5. Ooooh, these are so stinkin’ cute, Ashley! I love your jarred desserts–they always look so pretty and petite and you’re right–instant portion control for people like me who could easily eat vats of the stuff. My family’s fourth tradition is usually to grill some good food and hang out. We don’t usually do fireworks, actually (our dogs get too scared) but we like watching neighborhood fireworks or watching the festivities on TV.

  6. these are SO adorable Ashley!! I’ve never made a jar dessert, but I have some plans to soon… hopefully min can be as pretty as yours. :)
    sally @ sally’s baking addiction recently posted..toasted coconut tropical granola. (vegan)My Profile

  7. I just love your presentation. So perfect! These are super cute and I bet they taste super yummy too. Yay for food in jars!
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  8. Oh, I love these! 1. They are pie. 2. They are in my newest favorite all-time vessel, a jar. 3. They rock! What a great idea Ashley!
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted..Red Velvet Cheesecake CupcakesMy Profile

  9. Amazing once again! You always have the cutest ideas. These look great. I’m coming to your house on the 4th!! Thanks for joining the 4th of July Blogger Picnic.

  10. Amazing once again! You always have the cutest ideas. These look great. I’m coming to your house on the 4th!! Thanks for joining the 4th of July Blogger Picnic.

  11. These jar-cakes are so adorable! No one would want to miss this party :-)

  12. The only tradition we really have is to eat eat eat! The specifics change every year :)

  13. These are so cute. I could eat one right now.

  14. These look wonderful and I adore desserts in a jar… if for some bizarre reason you don’t finish, you can easily save it for later!

  15. This looks yummy and fun!! We’ll have to try this out!

  16. Christine says:

    Fruit in anything = instant health food, amen!

    4th of July tradition with my family is a great big backyard party (c0mplete with professional-level fireworks!) that unfortunately is not happening this year…So I feel compelled to start a new tradition with my friends on the other side of the country :) Can you say excuse to make red, white, and blue goodies & celebrate America!?

  17. Terri Betz says:

    Crock Pot Ladies sent me and I see your bug, Will. This is too much fun! New follower having a ball!
    Love the white chocolate in your Red White and Blue! :) Definately making this. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Blue Strong on FB and Pinterest.

  18. A picnic and fireworks.

  19. Spending time with the family and fireworks of course !

  20. I love the fireworks and good food.
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  21. Melissa M. says:

    Our tradition is always watching the fireworks!

  22. Tiffany L says:

    Love this idea!

    4th of July tradition: watching as many fireworks shows as possible!

  23. Wow this looks absolutely amazing. Happy 4th July. I am also sharing an article about eating leftover fruit and my own 4th of July smoothie, 10 Inventive new ways to eat more fruits for health and use up any leftovers and a great 4th of July Drink: Red, White and blue, and still Green? Many thanks.
    Katherine @ Green Thickies recently posted..4th of July Drink: Red, White and blue, and still Green? (Green Smoothie/Green Thickie)My Profile

  24. Traci Lynn Butler says:

    We like to grill hamburgers on 4th of July

  25. Well I am going to QUIT putting Jam in my little 4 oz. jars and save them for desserts, how cute! I AM very sad that I only saw this recipe, just now, I am not able to “get it together” in time to make these for tonight’s 4th of July dinner!

  26. My mom loves fireworks, so we always find a way to watch them. The past few years we’ve gone to a local park that has a great view of ones a country club nearby does (without the $80 entrance fee to the club’s party with not very great food)!

  27. Heather says:

    I am so happy to see the instant puddung and Cool Whip. I mean, sometimes you have time and energy for whipping cream, etc., and sometimes you just want to throw something yummy together. Thanks!

  28. We use the 4th of July as family time…sometimes we grill and sometimes we just hang out and go to the movies…
    By the way, using small mason jars as dessert cups is soo great! Thank you for the idea!

  29. These are perfect! I have tons of mason jars since we use them as drinking glasses between canning seasons :) The best part of this idea is that you don’t have to bring a knife and cut the pie, etc. (I’m a terrible pie cutter even under the best circumstances). Thanks for the giveaway!
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  30. oops, I forgot to say that we grill like crazy, swim and eat watermelon every single year…my 8 year old added the Pledge of Allegience to our traditions this year :)
    Patti Smith recently posted..Summer Reads Giveaway Hop! July 6-11My Profile

  31. We spend the 4th eating Maryland steamed hard shell crabs!
    Sarah Sparks recently posted..Daily Coupon Round Up: Newly Released!My Profile

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