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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 our own Alligator Pie recipe 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 Alligator Pie 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!

child holding white plate with slice of pie

Alligator Pie

5 from 2 votes
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!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 10 slices
Serving Size 1 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)


  • 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.
  • Pour into a graham cracker crust (homemade or store bought). Chill or freeze, depending on what kind of pie you feel like.
  • 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.
  • Eat the alligator before he eats you!

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1pie | Calories: 1208kcal | Carbohydrates: 142g | Protein: 121g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 61860mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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

Last Updated on May 13, 2020

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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! 🙂

  4. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

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