While Kool-Aid isn't something I'd normally use in baking, I love that Walmart always challenges me to think outside the box. I considered using it to color my simple salt dough in a rainbow of shades, but then I stumbled onto a Kool-Aid pie recipe...
Kool-Aid pie? That's right! And it's so super easy to make that the kids can throw this together entirely by themselves. Simply choose your favorite store bought pie crust, and fill it with a mixture of your favorite Kool-Aid flavor, sweetened condensed milk, and Cool Whip topping.
We chose to flavor our Kool-Aid pie with the pink lemonade flavor, but as I mentioned, you can use any flavor you prefer. We loved the tangy lemon filling this created, but I also love the vibrant pink shade that Kool-Aid cherry mix provides.
The recipe makes enough filling for a 9-inch pie crust, but I fell in love with these adorable little Keebler mini graham cracker crusts that stumbled across at Walmart. Since I'm a total fail at getting that first slice of pie to come out in one piece, I love that these provide cute little pre-portioned servings. The recipe provided just enough for two packages of six, for a total of 12 mini Kool-Aid pies.
Refrigerate the pies for at least two hours (or freeze for an ice cream-like pie), and top with a dollop of homemade whipped cream for a cool summer treat!
Do you have a fantastic project that uses Kool-Aid to share? Upload a photo of your family's most awesome Kool-Aid creation to the Kool-Aid Summer Creations Sweepstakes on Walmart.com, and you could win meet & greet passes plus tickets to a Big Time Rush concert near you!
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