Chocolate coconut pudding pie
This is a dessert I came up with in a desperate attempt not to throw out my daughters home-made leftover oatmeal cookies. Half the batch had raisins for her dad which were gobbled up in one night but the other half softened in a day and in doing so, lost their attraction. Not a problem though because these cookies got a second chance as a crust for a simple yet decadent pie. I was actually able to kill two birds with one stone for this recipe because my kids also decided they were sick of the chocolate jello pudding that I purchased in copious amounts at Costco.
I had about 2 cups of crumbled cookies which I then mixed with 3 tbsp of melted butter and then pressed onto the bottom of a square cake pan. Any cookie can be used for this including graham crackers crumbs. Bake the mixture at 350 degrees until lightly brown. Remove crust and let cool. Melt 1 heaping cup of dark chocolate chips in the microwave or a water bath and spread onto the bottom of your cooled cookie crust.
Immediately sprinkle shredded coconut over chocolate (1/2-3/4 cup). I then emptied 8 containers of fat-free jello pudding on top of coconut and spread evenly with another 1/2 cup of coconut sprinkled on top. refrigerate until chilled