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This Alligator Pie is a dessert pie recipe created from the classic children’s song. This recipe is fun, delicious, and the perfect way to get children involved in baking dessert from a book they love!

green alligator pie with chocolate chips on top making it a face on a white plate.


Classic Alligator Pie Song

If you have had a young kid, you know the song. It has been passed on forever and this Dennis Lee song is sure to get stuck in your head:

Alligator pie,
Alligator pie…
If I don’t get some…
I think I’m gonna cry!
Give away the green grass,
Give away the sky,
But don’t you give away my Alligator pie!

I figured that turning alligator pie into an actual recipe could be a great way to make some memories with your kid, but also use it as a way to teach them about baking in a way they find interesting! My daughter loved making this pie when she was young and she could almost do it all by herself!

This pie starts with an easy store-bought or homemade graham cracker crust, and then topped with the yummy pistachio flavor of pudding mixes. I then added the face to make the cutest little alligator!

ingredients in alligator pie laid out on a white counter.

Ingredients Needed

  • Graham Cracker Crust: Store-bought or homemade!
  • Pistachio Instant Pudding Mix (or vanilla pudding mix and green food coloring)
  • Milk: Dairy milk is needed for the pudding to set up
  • Decorations: Chocolate chips, or any other type of baking chip.

How to make Pudding Pie

  • Pour milk and pudding mix into a large bowl. Whisk for 30 seconds. Pour into pie crust. Let set 5 minutes, then chill for at least 1 hour.
  • When you are ready to serve, gather your decorations and remove pie from fridge. Slice and decorate with chocolate chip eyes, peanut butter chip nostrils, and white chocolate chip teeth.
  • Eat the alligator before he eats you!
green alligator pie with chocolate chips on top making it a face on a white plate.

Expert Tips

  • If pistachio instant pudding mix isn’t your thing; grab a box of vanilla instant pudding mix and some green food coloring. It all works the same! (remember with food coloring, a little goes a long way)
  • You ca. switch out the crust for a store-bought or homemade Oreo Crust or All-Butter Crust.
  • Store the pie in the refrigerator loosely covered with plastic wrap. I don’t recommend freezing this pie.
green alligator pie with chocolate chips on top making it a face on a white plate.

Alligator Pie Recipe

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 full pie

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Instructions

  • Pour milk and pudding mix into a large bowl. Whisk for 30 seconds. Pour into pie crust. Let set 5 minutes, then chill for at least 1 hour.
  • When you are ready to serve, gather your decorations and remove pie from fridge. Slice and decorate with chocolate chip eyes, peanut butter chip nostrils, and white chocolate chip teeth.
  • Eat the alligator before he eats you!

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Recipe Notes

  • You can also use vanilla pudding mix, or cheesecake pudding mix, and add a few drops green food coloring.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1full pie | Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 0.002g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 0.003mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Dorothy Kern

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  1. 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!!).

  2. 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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