April 29, 2008

Mini Coconut Cream Pies Recipe

EDITED: Here's the recipe in typed format. For Nessie in the UK, Cool Whip would be the same as whipped cream with a little sugar in it. As for my recipe binder, here's the information I have: C.R. Gibson 1-800-243-6004 or go to the website HERE. They still have the recipes books and the refills. The refills I have are the QP12 size which fit two 4 x 6 recipe cards.

Mini Coconut Cream Pies (serves 6)

1 (1 oz) pkg sugar free vanilla instant pudding
2 cups milk
3 oz FF cream cheese
8 oz Lite Cool Whip
6 T. Toasted coconut, divided
1 teaspoon coconut extract 6 mini graham cracker crusts

Prepare pudding mix according to package directions using 2 cups milk. Blend in cream cheese and 3/4 cup Cool Whip. Stir in 1/4 cup coconut and coconut extract. Spoon about 1/3 cup pudding mixture into each crust. Top with a dollop of Cool Whip and the rest of the toasted coconut just before serving. 252 calories

As you know, my husband and I have been dieting. We're kind of at a stand still right now but we are refocused this week and are back on track! One thing that I cannot resist is dessert. But instead of a big pan of cookies or decadent pies, I make desserts less often and usually in individual serving sizes. So when I found this recipe in a Weight Watcher's cookbook for Mini Coconut Cream Pies, I drooled right on the page!! They taste exactly like homemade coconut cream pie. My family deemed these as *a keeper*....that's what they always say when they like a recipe! Here's the recipe in the actual cookbook. I usually have to tweek a recipe here and there so I end up scribbling all over the recipe book. It's not very often that I make a recipe exactly as called for.
So I was having so much fun making recipe cards that I decided to make another. I didn't have a coconut cream pie stamp (LOL!) so I had to improvise. I chose the *pie oh my* and *enjoy* stamp from Karen Lockhart. I typed out the recipe on my computer and printed it out on white cardstock. The fonts are called CK Becky for the script and AFL nonmetric for the type style print. Friends sent those to me so I'm not sure where to acquire them. Coconut Cream Pie is always a creamy yellow color so Papertrey's Lemon Tart cardstock and matching polka dot satin ribbon were just the colors I was looking for. I cut the *enjoy* circle out with Spellbinder's circle and scallop circle Nestabilities Die Templates and used a white brad to secure the ribbon snippet.
And into my recipe book went the recipe card. I love it! This is a fun little project to do when you just want to create.....no pressure, just for fun, just for you. Enjoy! (I believe you can see the recipe if you zoom in)

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22 comments:

Amanda Angert said...

Mish, I LOVE your recipe cards!! Sounds like a great recipe....too bad I don't like coconut :-(

Stefanie Staniak said...

You mini pies look so yummy. I'll have to try that recipe soon. Love the recipe card - those fonts are wonderful !! :)

Arctic Stamp Queen said...

Mish...you have me drooling here too! Could you post the recipe? Also, the CK Becky font is a free download from Creating Keepsakes, it is your BFF Becky Higgins handwriting. They also have CK Ali, which is Ali Edwards handwriting...I love them and use them all the time. Have a stamp happy day!!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Yummm!!

Pies please!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh yummmmmmy!! Hmm...a weight watchers dessert?? I think I need to try that!! Oh but I prolly still can't eat all 6!!! BWAH!!! And the recipe card is just toooo adorable!! Pie...Oh My!! I've got several recipe cards I've made and keep forgetting to do something like put them into an album to actually use!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Pam/Iris said...

Mmmmmm, those little pies look yummy Mish and your recipe card is so cute. I need to make me a new recipe book and make some cute cards!~ Those would be so nice to pass on to your kids!

Anonymous said...

I think these recipe cards as so darn cute! Could you please tell me more about the notebook and plastic inserts you're using? Size? Manufacturer? Thanks so much!

Regina Davis (davisfamily4930@comcast.net)

Chelle said...

i want one right now! yuuuummm!!! I love, love, love coconut cream pie...can't wait to try them! the card is cute...love the 'something for you' stamping...so often we give it away...gonna go back and drool over the pictures!
chelle

Lynn said...

It's soooo hard to be good when it comes to food! These little pies look scrumptious and the recipe card is perfection!

Michelle said...

Oh this sounds so good! And I love coconut cream!! I have to try these

Micha said...

I absolutely want these pies! I just got doctor's orders to go on a special diet. So I guess I will periodically come over to your blog and covet the coconut pies. YUMMY!

Gail S. said...

Thank you for the recipe and the idea for the recipe cards! My husband and I are trying to lose some winter weight and these look wonderful. My co-workers will also love these. Thanks again!

maryps said...

Yummy - I could devour at least 2 of those cute little pies right now.
-mary

Anonymous said...

Hi Mish

Thanks again for another recipe card!! As I said before, I LOVE recipe cards.
As you know, I am living in U.K., so I don't know 'Cool Whip', is that whipping cream?
Thanks for answering
Nessie

LindaH said...

I just LOVE your recipe book! what a fun little personal project. I've been looking for an idea for a while now to store those 'keeper' recipes and this might be perfect!

isabel z said...

Okay, I'm straining my eyes trying to read the recipe since I LOVE coconut cream pie. Love the recipe cards. Makes me want to redo my recipe files which are a huge mess:) You'll have to share the recipe--pretty please with coconut on top.

DeeDee said...

YUMMO!!! I love, love, love coconut cream pie!!!! Mmmmm, I may have to try this one....thanks for the yummy pictures!!! BTW, is it bad to drool on your keyboard???? LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe; I'm going to try it!
C. Burke

Darthy said...

awesome recipe book Mish - love everything actually

KAP said...

So cute. I love seeing your recipe cards.

StamperSharon said...

Get outta town, girl . . . I swear we must have been sisters separated at birth! I use the same type of photo album for some of my recipes (except mine's a 3-slot on each page)! It's easy to stick those torn out recipes into, isn't it?! Love your recipe card! Oh, and I have lots of those WW magazines somewhere around here . . . guess I should start using them again! ;)

Sheila D said...

What a fun project. You can work on it when you want with no pressure. Love that idea. Definitely going to try the mini pies. Hubby and I are trying to cut down and be good. Harder than I thought!

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