Avatar the Last Airbender: Air Nomads: Chocolate Oreo Pie

By Shannon Moloney

Suggested song to play while cooking (refrigerating?): Lost in my Bedroom by Sky Ferreira

The Air Nomads. Interestingly their title describes the people rather than a sovereign state. If you hadn’t guessed from the anime’s title, the main character is an air bender, the last one in fact. Talk about an endangered species. The air nomads were peaceful monks. Stately beings in touch with their spiritual selves. In terms of food, I thought of light and fluffy. What could fit such a description better than whipped cream?

Of course we can’t just have a topping. Perfectly, a dessert is the best way to end my Avatar Recipe series. Every year at Thanksgiving, my family gets together and we eat food. A lot of food. Mountains of it. Including many selections of desserts. The problem, however, is their dessert selection. There’s always pies—pumpkin pie, my grandmother’s toffee pie, another pie with gratuitous amounts of nuts, etc. Notice what’s missing there? Yea, chocolate.

So this year I decided to end the blasphemy. To honor the Air Nomads and my obsessive love of chocolate, I choose for this dish: Oreo chocolate pudding pie, accompanied by homemade whipped cream. And let me tell you, not a drop of it was left over. This delicious and easy dessert was absolutely the best way to finish off my Avatar Recipe series.

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Air Nomads: Chocolate Oreo Pie

Ingredients
2 packages of instant chocolate pudding
2 cups milk
1 package of Oreo cookies
¼ cup butter, melted
Heavy whipping cream

Instructions
Finely crush 24 of the cookies; mix with butter. Press firmly onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate.

Make the whipped cream: pour cream into mixer and beat on high until it’s light and fluffy whipped cream. You can also hand mix it, it’ll take a bit longer though.

Pour milk into large bowl. Add pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes or until well blended. (Mixture will be thick.).

Spoon 1-1/2 cups of the pudding into crust. Gently stir 1/2 of the whipped topping into remaining pudding; spread over pudding layer in crust. Chop remaining 8 cookies; stir into remaining whipped topping. Spread over pie.

Refrigerate 4 hours or until set.

Post by Shannon Moloney. Recipe adapted from All Recipes.

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