Alligator Pie

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Alligator Pie – this easy no-bake pie recipe is from the popular kids poem! The kids can make this themselves and it’s a fun way to teach the song!

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Alligator Pie - this easy no-bake pie recipe is from the popular kids poem! The kids can make this themselves and it's a fun way to teach the song!

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 making it with her. It’s so easy she could almost do it herself (even at 6!)

All you need is a box of pudding (any flavor), milk and green food coloring, whipped topping, and a crust. We used a graham cracker crust to make it no bake, but you could also use an Oreo crust or a regular old all butter crust from scratch or a box. Once the pie sets (you can eat it as a cream pie or freeze it for an ice cream pie) you just need to turn it into an alligator!

I want to try this again using mint extract and an Oreo crust…for a nice yummy MINT pie.

In case you’ve never seen the popular children’s poem…

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)

Enjoy! Make some memories with your kids this weekend!

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Alligator Pie

Alligator Pie – this easy no-bake pie recipe is from the popular kids poem! The kids can make this themselves and it’s a fun way to teach the song!


  • 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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Other fun food for kids:

Alligator Cake Pops by Pint Sized Baker
Kool-Aid Pie by Dinners Dishes, and Desserts
Rainbow Pie by Spend with Pennies

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  1. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  11. ok that is just too fun!

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

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

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

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  15. 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!!).

  16. Too stinkin’ cute!

  17. Wow so cute! Love the alligator face 🙂

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

  19. This is so cute and fun!!

  20. This is adorable!! 🙂 I love “fun foods” & just pinned to my “fun foods” board!

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

  22. This is crazy cute!

  23. Love it! So cute & easy, looks wonderful!

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

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

  26. Stopping by from the Anything Goes Linky!

  27. How darling & cute!
    JeNae@ The Terrace Housewife

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

  29. 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!

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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! 🙂

  33. Dorothy,

    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

  34. 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!

  35. 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

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

  37. 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!

  38. 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 😛

  39. 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.

  40. 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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