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Posted by: jokeje Sep 27 2003, 03:10 PM

Ok...I just made this and it is CHOCOLATELY and yummy!!!

Joanie's Dirt Pie

1 large box of Jello-O Sugar Free, Fat Free Chocolate Instant Pudding/Pie Filling
1 small container regular Cool Whip (only 1 gm sugar per serving)
2 1/2 cups milk (to make the pie filling mix)
1 box Snack Wells Sugar Free Chocolate sandwich cookies (divided)
1/2 stick of margarine or butter, melted

In a microwave safe pie dish (or bowl) melt your margarine. Take all but 5 of the cookies (I guess you could snack on the remaining 5 while cooking this!!). Of the remaining cookies, set aside to decorate top of pie. Chop the cookies and mix with melted margarine and form a crust in the bottom of your pie plate. Go ahead and chop the remaining two and set aside. (Or crush them all and just reserve enough to sprinkle on top!)

Make the pudding filling recipe with the chocolate pudding and the milk (2 1/2 cups). Whisk for 3 minutes. Fold in about 1/4 of the Cool Whip and whisk/fold until well blended.

Pour filling over chocolate crust then sprinkle with the remaining chopped cookies.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.


OK - The Snack Wells don't have sugar, but they are made with enriched flour which may be considered a no-no by many, and the Cool Whip has Corn Syrup and High Fructose Corn Syrup. BUT...all things considered I don't think is all that bad for a treat!! The other varieties of Cool Whip tend to have more carbs/sugars.


Posted by: davew Sep 27 2003, 05:38 PM

We did a variant of this recipe for a pot luck. It used Oreos for the cookie. Talk about illegal. When ground, they look exactly like potting soil. We layered the cookies and pudding several times. We built this in a clean flower pot, with no hole in the bottom. We added gummy worms, and put a plastic geranium in it. We served it with a (clean) garden trowel. It was one of the first desserts to go. Lots of kids.

Posted by: jokeje Sep 27 2003, 07:57 PM

I've seen that done with the Oreos, and it's REALLY good. For the SB version, it's good, but not quite as rich in flavor and texture. I hope my girls like it!! Next time I'll look for the sf gummy worms!! I've also seen this done in a beach sand bucket and for Halloween they added ghostly figures made from things like marshmellows and cookies covered in chocolate with white piping for headstones, etc....

Posted by: Laura Sep 28 2003, 01:35 PM

tongue.gif That just sounds tooooooo good! I may have a solution for the cookies albeit it's not going to be as tasty but will be sb legal. In the Brennan's 2nd cookbook there is a chocolate pie crust recipe using crushed triscuits with legal melted chocolate. I have not used it because I couldn't think of anything for a topping but Joanie has fixed that problem with her dirt pie filling! You probably won't get the same "dirt" effect either but might be worth a try! I do hope I can find sf gummi worms too!

Take care all!

Laura biggrin.gif

Posted by: lekililina Sep 28 2003, 03:32 PM


I'm too cheap to go buy another cookbook right now. Would you mind posting the pie crust recipe that you were talking about with the Triscuits? Thank you!!


Posted by: Laura Sep 29 2003, 01:26 AM


Here's that recipe sorry I didn't post it earlier but I was downstairs and the cookbook was upstairs and I was being....well.... lazy. LOL If you make this please let me know how it is.

Chocolate Crunch Crust

1 cup crushed low sodium Triscuit
1 cup pecans, finely chopped
2 oz. Lindt chocolate, melted (70% cocoa content)
1/4 cup melted butter or margarine

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix together and lay our on a 9 inch pan. Bake for 10 minutes

I have searched for Lindt 70% cocoa chocolate here and can't find it. I can find the truffles and such but that's it. If you come up with other options please let me know.

God bless biggrin.gif ,


Posted by: davew Sep 30 2003, 12:06 AM

Lindt has online sales at its website. I don't know what shipping is, haven't ordered from them. I can get this locally, and like it. I find the easiest way is to searach by price, below $10. These are $2.99 each for 3.5 oz. Here is the URL:



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