Crazy for Crust

Apr 11

Alligator Pie

As a Christmas gift, Jordan’s teacher had the kids make calendars. Each month has a theme. April’s theme is “Alligator Pie,” complete with a song and a recipe.

So I couldn’t resist doing this…

Alligator pie, Alligator pie…

If I don’t get some…

I think I’m gonna die!

Give away the green grass,

Give away the sky,

But don’t you give away my Alligator pie!

(Song by Dennis Lee)

Alligator Pie


  • 1 box vanilla instant pudding mix (large size)
  • Milk amount called for on box
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Cool Whip
  • Graham Cracker Crust
  • Chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and white chocolate chips for decoration (or similar items)


  1. Pour milk and pudding mix into a large bowl. Whisk for 2 minutes. Stir in a few drops of green food coloring and a large spoonful of Cool Whip.
  2. Pour into a graham cracker crust (homemade or store bought). Chill or freeze, depending on what kind of pie you feel like.
  3. When you are ready to serve, gather your decorations and remove pie from fridge/freezer. (If frozen, you will need to let it thaw a few minutes before the decorations will stick.) Slice and decorate with chocolate chip eyes, peanut butter chip nostrils, and white chocolate chip teeth.
  4. Eat the alligator before he eats you!


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59 Responses to “Alligator Pie”

  1. cupsbykim posted on April 11, 2012 at 6:13 pm (#)

    What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!


  2. Robin @ Bird On A Cake posted on April 11, 2012 at 6:22 pm (#)

    What a cute idea! It would be good with pistachio pudding instead of the vanilla, too. :0)


  3. Simple Girl posted on April 11, 2012 at 6:36 pm (#)

    So cute! And don’t you love an easy recipe now and then?


  4. Jocelyn posted on April 11, 2012 at 6:47 pm (#)

    What a fun idea to actually make alligator pie with her!!!! Love all the chips poking out of him!!!!


  5. Hayley posted on April 11, 2012 at 8:06 pm (#)

    Eeeek! This is so cute. Jordan is such a good little helper!


  6. posted on April 11, 2012 at 8:44 pm (#)

    That’s so cute! What a creative gal you are!


  7. Crafty Mischief posted on April 11, 2012 at 9:04 pm (#)

    How cute is that??? I’ll have to make one with my kids. They love being my little helper chefs! I found you through Bear Rabbit Bear. Thanks for sharing!


  8. Amy posted on April 11, 2012 at 9:17 pm (#)

    oh yum… and right before bed… i hope that those alligators wont get me in my sleep… if they do … they better smell of vanilla… !


  9. Sarah posted on April 11, 2012 at 10:03 pm (#)

    So cute!


  10. Julie E posted on April 11, 2012 at 10:12 pm (#)

    This pie is so great Dorothy. My Things would love it! Thanks for sharing. :)


  11. So Domesticated posted on April 11, 2012 at 11:50 pm (#)

    Totally adorable!


  12. Nicola posted on April 12, 2012 at 2:16 am (#)

    So cute! This would be great to make with kids.


  13. Aimee posted on April 12, 2012 at 4:17 am (#)



  14. Sue Alexander posted on April 12, 2012 at 5:10 am (#)

    ok that is just too fun!


  15. Angi posted on April 12, 2012 at 7:58 am (#)

    That is just the cutest dad-gum thing I’ve ever seen!


  16. Kristin posted on April 12, 2012 at 8:49 am (#)

    Super cute! So what DO you do with all the desserts you make??


  17. Lisa @ Sweet 2 Eat Baking posted on April 12, 2012 at 2:42 pm (#)

    Oh my goodness, what a fantastic Christmas idea. Love how you’ve re-created this for him too. Too damn cute!!

    As a new(ish) subscriber who has recently(ish) found your blog, I think you have a great blog and therefore I’ve just awarded you and your fantastico blog with the Versatile Blogger Award.

    Please come by my blog and check out your award:

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking


  18. Lizzy posted on April 12, 2012 at 3:52 pm (#)

    Such a darn cute idea!!! I wish my kiddos were younger and I’d totally make this for them (we’d have to call it crocodile pie…love that Lyle the Crocodile!!).


  19. Tiffany/MyCrowdedKitchen posted on April 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm (#)

    Too stinkin’ cute!


  20. sugarswings posted on April 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm (#)

    Wow so cute! Love the alligator face :)


  21. Jennifer | Mother Thyme posted on April 12, 2012 at 7:19 pm (#)

    This is adorable! I can’t wait for my twins to get older and we can make fun little treats like this! Love this!


  22. Alyssa posted on April 12, 2012 at 7:40 pm (#)

    This is so cute and fun!!


  23. Sara @ Mom Endeavors posted on April 12, 2012 at 9:16 pm (#)

    This is adorable!! :) I love “fun foods” & just pinned to my “fun foods” board!


  24. Melanie @ bear rabbit bear posted on April 13, 2012 at 6:08 am (#)

    How cute! Fun for the kiddos! Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday!


  25. LeighAnn posted on April 13, 2012 at 6:40 am (#)

    This is crazy cute!


  26. Ambreen posted on April 13, 2012 at 6:42 am (#)

    Love it! So cute & easy, looks wonderful!


  27. posted on April 13, 2012 at 10:39 am (#)

    Just way too cute!


  28. Fashion Meets Food posted on April 13, 2012 at 10:45 am (#)

    How cute is this pie! I`ll have to make it for a summer get together! xo


  29. Sue posted on April 13, 2012 at 4:34 pm (#)

    This is a must-make! Time to pin…my munchkins will LOVE this! It’s adorable, along with the verse too:)


  30. King of $aving posted on April 13, 2012 at 6:08 pm (#)

    Stopping by from the Anything Goes Linky!


  31. The Clegg Family posted on April 13, 2012 at 9:10 pm (#)

    How darling & cute!
    JeNae@ The Terrace Housewife


  32. Crunchy Creamy Sweet posted on April 13, 2012 at 9:18 pm (#)

    What a fun pie! Thank you for sharing it – the recipe and the song! Have a great weekend!


  33. Karyn - Pint Sized Baker posted on April 15, 2012 at 8:32 am (#)

    that is too cute! I’ve never heard that song before… What a great project with your daughter. Mine would love this! I’m gonna save this idea for the next slumber party!


  34. Carrie Burrill posted on April 15, 2012 at 4:51 pm (#)

    I love everything you make and post on here… But this pie just made my day. My boys ages 5 and 3 are OBSESSED with gators. Can’t wait to make this with them.


  35. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on April 16, 2012 at 5:10 pm (#)

    I don’t know how I missed this…it’s totally cute! What a fun project for kiddos! I’ll have to make this with my little guy–thanks for another great idea.


    • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust replied on April 17th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      Thanks Ashley! I hope he enjoys it. I know that Jordan did (especially the eating part). :)


  36. Lisa posted on April 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm (#)

    This looks awesome! I know my kids would have a blast making it. Coming over to visit from the Scrumptious Sunday linkup. Please feel free to come over to my “Try a New Recipe Tuesday” and link this up. I’d love to have you join us! :-)


  37. amy and jesse hudson posted on April 19, 2012 at 6:23 pm (#)


    Crazy about this! Featuring you today at Drab to Fab!

    Congrats!!! Come on back and party this week. As you already know, I just love your stuff!

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice


  38. Addicted to Recipes posted on April 19, 2012 at 10:27 pm (#)

    How fun! I had never heard of ‘Alligator Pie’ until our son was born. It was one of my husband’s favorite songs from his childhood. Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!


  39. Rachel {} posted on April 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm (#)

    That is the cutest thing ever! What little kid wouldn’t like alligator pie? SO cute! I’ll have to remember to eat him before he eats me! 😉 You might be interested in my link party here:
    I hope you can come. I am planning to round up some fun activities for kids on Monday! Have a great weekend. xoxo- Rachel


  40. Rachel {} posted on April 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm (#)

    Thanks for linking this up! I will be featuring it tomorrow on the blog! xoxo- Rachel


  41. Rachel {} posted on April 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm (#)

    I just realized that I forgot to feature this for today!!! I am SOOO sorry… I have decided to make this myself and feature it on my blog this Friday (I am thinking a pink alligator might be cute)- I will of course be linking back to you so everyone can follow your tutorial! Thanks again for linking up!


  42. Rachel {} posted on April 26, 2012 at 5:09 pm (#)

    I made this tonight with a few changes… Let’s just say that I need to take some pie lessons from you… it was hilarious! I hope you like my post tomorrow! xoxo- Rachel 😛


  43. Pati @ A Crafty Escape posted on April 27, 2012 at 4:10 am (#)

    What a cute pie! I think I’ll make one as my son is obsessed with alligators. He sleeps with one he made at Build a Bear years ago.


  44. Erika posted on May 7, 2013 at 8:54 pm (#)

    This looks adorable! It would probably be good with pistachio pudding mix too, that way it would still be green without needing food coloring and give it a different flavor dynamic. :)


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