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Summer may be close to ending but in my home, cool summer treats will never be out of season. Over the last few days, we’ve been having tons of cookouts and gatherings to help wind down summer and welcome in the school year and I’ll be honest, it can sometimes be a little challenging for me to come up with fun new ideas to finish off our gatherings. This year, my goal has been to keep things simple and I’ve found the perfect way to do that and in the process of simplifying what I serve, I was able to create a delicious dessert recipe that I can’t wait for you all to try! Read on to learn how to make my cool, creamy and totally dreamy Frozen Key Lime Pie Pops!
I know that when I say end-of-summer cookout your mind likely goes straight to ice cream. But who wants to deal with the struggle of melting ice cream on hot summer days? Instead, I like to keep things simple and thaw not melt. That’s why I stay stocked up on Edwards Desserts. Available in the same aisle as the ice cream at my local grocery store but with a whole different flavor profile, Edwards Desserts come in options like whole pies, two pack and single serve. Even better, they come in a variety of flavors like Edwards Hershey’s Chocolate Crème Pie and Edwards Key Lime Pie. Now, I’ll just tell you that my family has yet to meet an Edwards pie that we didn’t love (the layers of yumminess y’all!) and nobody in my crew will every say no to a slice. However, I decided that I wanted to take my favorite Edwards pie, give it a little twist and create what I think is the perfect cool and creamy sweet treat on a stick. This crazy easy recipe is the perfect way to sweeten up your end own end-of-summer cookouts with a simple dessert that takes minimal effort and delivers big! So, let’s get started why don’t we? First, you’re gonna need to pick up my favorite dessert around, Edwards Key Lime Pie. Be sure to look for it in the ice cream aisle at your local store.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s make my Frozen Key Lime Pie Pops!
- 1 Edwards Key Lime Pie
- 10 popsicle sticks
- 8 ounces of Dark Chocolate Chips
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- ⅛ cup of crushed graham crackers
- Cut the frozen Edwards Key Lime Pie into 10 equal size pieces.
- Insert a popsicle stick in the end of each piece (in the crust).
- Freeze for 30 minutes.
- Melt the dark chocolate and mix in the olive oil, combining well.
- Add the chocolate mixture to a piping bag and drizzle over the skinny end of each piece of pie.
- Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over the dark chocolate.
- Serve immediately or freeze until ready to serve.
These Frozen Key Lime Pie Pops are so easy to make thanks to Edward Key Lime Pie. You see, there is no cooking required to get the perfect key lime pie. That means that instead of having to start with tons of ingredients and even more time, I can simply start with a perfectly tart Edwards Key Lime Pie! With it’s Key lime filling that’s made with real Key West lime juice and topped with whipped crème rosettes, it’s total deliciousness that’s just begging to be enjoyed. See, just look how gorgeous it is! I may have a pie crush!
Now, follow along closely because once I had my Edwards Key Lime Pie out of the box, making these Frozen Key Lime Pie Pops was so quick and easy that you might miss it if you look away. To start, I cut my frozen pie into ten equal slices.
Then I grabbed some popsicle sticks and gently pushed one into the delicious vanilla cookie crumb crust end of the pieces of pie, inserting them about half way into the piece of pie. Now….wait for it…..you’ve got pie on a stick and it’s such a fun treat!
I totally COULD have stopped here and everyone would have loved my sweet substitution for traditional popsicles but I like to be impressive, m’kay? And making these Frozen Key Lime Pie Pops even more impressive was super easy. I quickly transferred my pie pops to a parchment paper lined baking sheet and froze them for about 30 minutes (you want them to be totally cold and delicious so that they start thawing right around the time your guests are ready for the first bite). Once my pieces of pie were frozen, I melted my chocolate, mixed in the olive oil and stirred the mixture until it was smooth. Then I transferred it to a piping bag and drizzled dark chocolate over the skinny end of each of the Frozen Key Lime Pie Pops.
With my chocolate drizzle on point, I sprinkled crushed graham cracker over the top of the chocolate for a look that had me drooling.
Can we say nailed it?
With my Frozen Key Lime Pie Pops ready and looking totally awesome if I do say so myself, I served them up to my guests as a cool dessert that’s perfect for the remaining hot summer months!
Honestly y’all, these Frozen Key Lime Pie Pops were such a hit that I’ll be making them for all of my end-of-summer events. Everyone loved the desserts-on-a-stick angle and they were a fun and surprising substitution for ice cream that had my entire family asking why we hadn’t been eating these instead of traditional ice cream popsicles all along!
I’m telling you, these Frozen Key Lime Pie Pops are the way to go! They are cool and creamy and have just the right amount of tartness to make them a favorite way to end any meal. As an added bonus, you can even make them with other varieties of Edwards Desserts! In fact, after serving up my Frozen Key Lime Pie Pops, I went a little key lime crazy and created a bonus recipe to share….after all, there are still multiple weekends left to celebrate the end-of-summer and variety is the spice of life right? Who am I kidding….we all just wanted more Edwards Key Lime Pie and these Dark Chocolate Key Lime Pie Truffles are a divine substitution for ice cream truffles.
Using the same simple ingredients that I already had on hand for my Frozen Key Lime Pie Pops, I whipped up a simple pie filled truffle recipe that puts ice cream truffles to shame!
- 1 Edwards Key Lime Pie
- 8 ounces of Dark Chocolate Chips
- 2 teaspoons of olive oil
- ¼ cup of crushed graham crackers
- Remove the Edwards Key Lime Pie from the packaging.
- Using a cookie scoop (or even a spoon) scoop out balls of the pie and place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Once the entire pie has been scooped into balls, place them in the freezer for 1 hour.
- Add the dark chocolate to a bowl and melt.
- Mix in the olive oil.
- Gently dip each of the frozen key lime pie balls into the chocolate, tapping gently to remove any excess chocolate.
- Sprinkle with the graham cracker crumbs.
- Allow the chocolate to set (about 5 minutes) and serve!
Ready for another easy way to make any celebration sweet? To start, I pulled out my second Edwards Key Lime Pie (I’m telling you, I stock up on them) and used a cookie scoop to scoop out balls of pie (I know you already love where I’m going with this!).
I placed my pie balls on a parchment lined sheet and after filling the sheet, I frozen them for one hour.
After my key lime pie balls were frozen, I melted my dark chocolate and mixed in my olive oil. Once I had a smooth and creamy chocolate base created, I just dipped my key lime pie balls in and then tapped them gently to remove any excess chocolate.
I finished my Dark Chocolate Key Lime Pie Truffles off by sprinkling on some of my graham cracker crumbs and then placed them back on a lined baking sheet and put them in the fridge long enough for the chocolate to set (about five minutes). Then, they were ready to serve.
Personally, I’ll never waste my time making ice cream truffles again when I can have the flavor of key lime pie, the crunch of a dark chocolate shell and the ease of Edwards Key Lime Pie in this sweet little treat.
Now it’s your turn! I’ve given you not one but TWO amazing recipes so whether you’re planning an end-of-summer cookout, a back-to-school celebration or even a fun game nights, sweeten up your gatherings by ending them with Edwards Desserts! With the ideas above, you can serve up an Edward Key Lime Pie as is, replace popsicles by putting it on a stick or turn it into my Dark Chocolate Key Lime Pie Truffles.
You can even choose one of the other Edwards Dessert varieties (for you chocolate lovers, I highly recommend Edwards Hershey’s Chocolate Crème Pie that has layers of chocolate and vanilla crème topped with chocolate pieces, chocolate drizzles and whipped crème rosettes all served up on a chocolate cookie crumb crust!), and use my same ideas or come up with your own unique way to serve up a sweet summer dessert that thaws not melts and is in a league of it’s own!
Ready to whip up on your cool and creamy creation using the shortcut of the summer, Edwards Desserts? To get started, by sure to enter the sweepstakes below for your chance to win one of 16 free coupons for an Edwards pie of your choice!
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Then tell me, what will you create with Edwards Desserts this summer?