Do you celebrate Mardi Gras? If not, maybe you should start. It doesn’t have to be a holiday for just the adults – I even found you some inspiration to get started!
My aunt throws a Mardi Gras party every year where we all bring southern food to enjoy together. Every year I am in charge of bringing mashed potatoes – you can’t really mess those up, I guess. This year I brought the potatoes but was also given the assignment to bring a southern dessert so of course I headed to the internet for ideas. I decided on Mississippi Mud Pie and even found a VERY EASY recipe and best of all, it was delicious! – so I’ll share…
Mississippi Mud Pie
You can’t go wrong with a name like that! The recipe I used is found here, I changed it a little, however.
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs, crushed
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 (12 ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed
- 2 (3 1/2 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
- 3 cups milk
1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and butter.
2. Press firmly onto the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate.
3. Blend together the cream cheese and sugar; mixing well.
4. Fold in half the Cool Whip.
5. Spread mixture in the crust-lined pie plate.
6. Whisk together the pudding mixes and milk; mixing well.
7. Spread on top of the cream cheese mixture.
And the finished pie with a big M for Missy, or as I told everyone else, for Mardi Gras, of course…
8. Top this off with the rest of the Cool Whip and some purple, green and yellow sprinkles and you’re good to go!
Whip one up for dinner tonight and check out these great links for kid friendly Mardi Gras celebration ideas:
Try this link to learn the history of Mardi Gras, print some coloring pages, make a shoe box float, or get some recipes.
Here is a great tutorial for masks with free templates
OR make this KING from a T.P. roll – free template
Or try some kid friendly fun printable puzzles, here.