Picture a luscious, creamy filling infused with the sweet and nutty tastes of chocolate and coconut, held by a perfectly crisp crust. It’s the true representation of joy in a pie! This dessert is the product of the melding of two iconic candy bars – Almond Joy and Mounds. Allow me to introduce you to the mouth-watering Mounds (Almond Joy) French Silk Pie recipe.
With this pie recipe, I invite you to satisfy all your dessert cravings – indulge in delicious yet guilt-free servings packed full of flavor. Imagine biting into a velvety texture of French Silk Chocolate and delightfully toasted shredded coconut flakes. While serving your guests with this dessert, they will be enjoying both the combination of contrasts and bursts of flavors that come with every bite.
As you are taken on this culinary journey with me, know that you won’t fail to experience the goodness that comes from healthy eating. To make this possible, we employ some low-fat ingredients such as fat-free cool whip and sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix while at it.
So why wait any longer? Whether it’s for that special occasion or simply something to snack on, join me wander down memory lane as we make this amazing Mounds (Almond Joy) French Silk Pie recipe together!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Allow me to introduce you to the ultimate indulgence – the Mounds (Almond Joy) French Silk Pie Recipe. If you have a sweet tooth and love chocolate, coconut, and almond candy bars, this dessert is going to knock your socks off.
What separates this recipe from other pies is its French silk filling. Unlike traditional chocolate mousse or pudding pie, the French silk filling is airy, light and has a delicate texture that melts in your mouth with each bite. This decadent filling is plated atop a deliciously flaky pie crust that perfectly complements the rich, creamy filling.
But wait – I’m not done yet. We’ve added a surprise twist by infusing it with the flavors of Almond Joy candy bars. That means you get a delectable blend of dark chocolate and coconut flavors with little bites of crunchy almonds in every mouthful.
What’s even better? This recipe can be adapted for various dietary needs with some simple substitutions. If you’re looking for vegan, paleo or gluten-free options, these ingredients can easily be swapped out without compromising on flavor.
Whether it’s for a special occasion or just because you’re craving something sweet and indulgent, our Mounds (Almond Joy) French Silk Pie Recipe is sure to become your go-to dessert choice.
Ingredients for the Pie
- 1 Pie Crust (Oreo or Graham Cracker)
- 1/4 cup Water
- 2 tsp. Gelatin
- 2 tsp. Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp. Vinegar
- 1/4 cup Nonfat Milk
- 1/4 cup Buttermilk
- 1 package Fat-Free Sugar-Free Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
- 2 cups Fat-Free Cool Whip
Ingredients for the Almond Joy Topping
- 2 cups French Silk
- 1 cup Shredded Coconut, sweetened or unsweetened
- 1/2 cup Cocoa Nibs
- 6 Almond Joy candy bars
This pie is a perfect blend of silky French silk chocolate and coconut with an irresistible Almond Joy topping that your guests won’t be able to resist. You don’t have to sacrifice taste to make it healthy with sugar-free, fat-free ingredients. Here is a list of all ingredients you need to get started:
The main ingredient you will need are sugar-free, fat-free instant chocolate pudding mix which ensures that you have a rich chocolate flavor while still maintaining the essence of the French Silk pie recipe. Also, a crucial ingredient is fat-free cool whip to ensure that the pie is light and fluffy.
For the Almond Joy topping, use French silk chocolate as the base combined with shredded coconut and cocoa nibs which give it a crunchy texture without any artificial additives or preservatives. Finishing it off with Almond Joy candy bar chunks gives it a nutty flavor that contrasts perfectly with the sweet chocolate.
Make sure you have an Oreo or graham cracker crust ready and all your ingredients measured out before starting this recipe. It’s time to impress your guests with this delicious almond joy mounds pie!
The Recipe How-To
Pie Crust Preparation
- Preheat the oven to 450°F.
- Press 1 pie crust into a 9-inch pie dish, trimming and crimping the edges as desired.
- Line the crust with parchment paper or aluminum foil and fill with pie weights or dried beans.
- Bake for 8 minutes, remove the weights and paper, and bake for another 5-7 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
- Let cool completely before filling.
- In a small bowl, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin over 1/4 cup cold water to soften. Set aside.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat 1 package of fat-free cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon white vinegar until light and fluffy.
- Add in 1/2 cup nonfat milk, 1/2 cup buttermilk, and one package of instant chocolate pudding mix, whisking until well blended.
- Microwave the gelatin mixture on high for about 10 seconds, stirring until dissolved. Pour into the pudding mixture and stir until combined.
- Fold in 2 cups of fat-free cool whip into the mixture until smooth and creamy.
- Spoon half of the silk chocolate pudding into the cooled pie crust.
- Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cocoa nibs or chopped dark chocolate to add an extra crunchiness factor.
- Layer the remaining pudding mixture over the top.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
Optional Almond Joy Topping
For those who love almonds and coconut, add these toppings before refrigerating:
- Sprinkle toasted slivered almonds
- Top with shreds of sweetened coconut flakes
Serve this delicious French Silk Chocolate Pie recipe as a perfect finale to any dinner, or try it ala mode with your favorite ice cream!
Substitutions and Variations
One of the great things about baking is the flexibility to make adjustments that suit your personal taste or dietary restrictions. This recipe is no exception, and there are several easy substitutions and variations you can make to create a unique twist on the classic French Silk Pie recipe.
For those looking for a healthier option, consider swapping out the regular pie crust for a gluten-free or vegan option. You can also use coconut milk or almond milk instead of nonfat milk to make the pie dairy-free. And for those wanting to cut back on sugar, switch out the regular sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix for a dark chocolate variation or use cocoa powder instead.
If you’re a fan of the iconic Almond Joy candy bar, try adding in some shredded coconut or sliced almonds to your pie filling for added texture and taste. You could also sprinkle cocoa nibs on top of the whipped cream layer for added crunch.
For those who love the taste of coconut pie, use coconut milk or cream in place of the nonfat milk to create a silky Coconut French Silk Pie. If chocolate mousse is more your style, replace the instant pudding mix with chocolate mousse mix, add in some whipped cream and you’ll have an indulgent Chocolate Mousse Pie.
Another fun variation is to swap out the traditional pie crust for an Oreo crust or a graham cracker crust. This will give your French Silk Pie an extra sweet twist, and it pairs perfectly with the smooth silk chocolate filling.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to variations and substitutions for this French Silk Pie recipe. Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment!
Serving and Pairing
This luscious Mounds French Silk Pie is a dessert that deserves to be served in style. One trick is to top it with whipped cream or fat-free Cool Whip and sprinkle some coconut flakes, cocoa nibs, or grated dark chocolate on top.
For pairing, this pie makes a perfect match with coffee, tea, hot chocolate or even milk. Its rich silky texture and chocolate flavor make it a fantastic dessert to serve after a hearty dinner or any other special occasion.
You can also pair your Mounds French Silk Pie with some refreshing vanilla ice cream or coconut ice cream to create a delightful flavor contrast. The combination of the cold ice cream and the warm pie creates an experience for the taste buds that is just out of this world.
If you want to get creative, you can use Almond Joy candy bars to make mini decorations or chop them up into bite-size pieces as a garnish. You could also cut the pie into smaller slices and add them to your milkshakes for an extra decadent treat.
However you decide to enjoy your Mounds French Silk Pie, take your time to savor each bite slowly and let the flavors dance on your tongue. Just remember that once you take one bite, you won’t be able to resist another!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
There are few things more satisfying than a warm slice of French Silk pie, fresh out of the oven. But what if you could have that same deliciousness without all the fuss of baking every time? With this recipe for Mounds (Almond Joy) French Silk Pie, you can easily prepare the pie ahead of time and store it for later.
If you want to make the pie ahead of time, simply follow the recipe instructions up until baking, then cover it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in the fridge. The pie will keep for up to 3 days in the fridge, but be sure to let it come to room temperature before serving. You can also freeze the pie for up to a month, just be sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and place the whole thing in an airtight container.
To reheat a pre-baked pie, simply place it in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes until heated through. You can also reheat individual slices in the microwave for a quick fix.
But let’s be real – this pie is so good that it probably won’t last long enough to store or reheat! So enjoy every bite while it’s fresh and savor the flavors of silky chocolate and sweet coconut all in one scrumptious dessert.
Tips for Perfect Results
To ensure your Mounds (Almond Joy) French Silk Pie comes out perfectly every time, I’ve compiled some tips and tricks for you.
Firstly, when making the pie crust, try using an Oreo crust instead of a traditional pie crust. The chocolate cookie pieces will complement the silk filling perfectly. Plus, it’s easier to make!
When melting the chocolate, use only low heat to avoid scorching. If you’re using a microwave, melt the chocolate in 15-second intervals, stirring after each interval until smooth. Alternatively, use a double boiler method to melt the chocolate.
To achieve the perfect texture for the French Silk filling, use room temperature butter and cream cheese. This ensures that they mix well with the other ingredients to create a silky and rich mixture.
When incorporating the whipped cream and pudding mix into the silk mixture, do so gently to prevent deflating the whipped cream, which can affect the texture of the pie.
Don’t forget to let your pie chill for at least 3 hours before serving. This allows everything to set up and for flavors to meld together in harmony.
Lastly, if desired, top your pie with cocoa nibs or some extra coconut flakes for added texture and visual interest.
By following these simple tips, you’re sure to create a Mounds (Almond Joy) French Silk Pie that is as delicious as it is beautiful.
In conclusion, this Mounds (Almond Joy) French Silk Pie recipe is a must-try for dessert lovers looking for a rich and indulgent treat. With its creamy French silk filling and crunchy almond joy topping, this pie is the perfect combination of flavors and textures that are sure to delight your taste buds.
Plus, with its easy-to-follow instructions and versatile ingredient options, this recipe can be customized to fit any dietary needs or preferences. Whether you prefer a gluten-free or dairy-free version, this recipe can easily be adapted to meet your needs without sacrificing taste or texture.
So don’t hesitate to give this Mounds (Almond Joy) French Silk Pie recipe a try, whether you’re serving it as a special occasion dessert or enjoying it as an indulgent treat after dinner. With its delicious flavors and simple preparation, this pie is sure to become a new favorite in your household.
Mounds (Almond Joy) French Silk Pie Recipe
- 1 pie crust (try $notetemplate1$ with 2-3 tbsp cocoa powder) (optional)
- 1 box fat-free sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
- 2 cups nonfat milk or 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice or 2 tablespoons vinegar (omit if using buttermilk)
- 1 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract (if you feel like a nut) (optional)
- 1 envelope knox gelatin
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1 (8 ounce) container fat-free cool whip
- Prepare small box instant pudding, using buttermilk instead of milk.
- Mix in extract (s); set aside.
- Prepare 1 envelope Knox gelatin with 1/4 cup cold water.
- Use glass measuring cup to mix gelatin.
- Set mixture in a pot or pan of hot water, while still in the cup, to help dissolve gelatin.
- Gelatin is dissolved when mixture is clear.
- Wire whisk gelatin into pudding and fold in the 8-oz cool whip.
- Pour into prepared crust; chill.
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Steven is a chef by heritage, so it’s no wonder why baking is such a big part of who he is. To share his passion for all things sweet, he created cookiesncrepes.com. It’s the perfect platform to indulge in delicious treats, all with a sprinkle of his signature flare.