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Hello, I heart naptime, readers!! I’m Liz from Hoosier Homemade. I’m a SAHM to 3 teenage boys and wife for over 20 years. When you visit Hoosier Homemade, you will usually find me creating cupcakes or baking something sweet! If I’m not knee deep of cupcakes, I’m either decorating our home or throwing a party on my other blog It’s A Blog Party.
The best baking season EVER is quickly approaching…The Holidays! I’m so excited to start baking and creating some yummy treats for our friends and family!
I love making pies, but typically the tradition pie tastes quite awhile to make…first the crust, then the filling, then another crust, then baking.
Sometimes, I just need a quick and easy pie, that is of course delicious too! This Holiday Candy Cane Pie is perfect! It’s a very simple recipe, but can be changed with different ingredients for a totally different flavor!
Holiday candy Cane Pie


  • 1 graham cracker pie crust (I used chocolate Oreo crust)
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 2 boxes (4 oz) instant pudding (I used 1 chocolate and 1 vanilla)
  • 1 tub (8 oz) Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed
  • crushed candy canes, mini candy canes, peppermint balls


  1. Pour 2 cups of milk into a bowl or measuring cup. Whisk in pudding about 2 minutes, mixture will be thick. Gently fold in 1/2 tub of Cool Whip (about 1 cup), mix completely. Spoon into crust.
  2. Note: you can add crushed candy canes to the pudding mixture before adding it to the crust, or even crushed candy bars are great too. I kept mine plain because not all my boys like peppermint.
  3. Place in fridge to set for about 5 minutes. Top with remaining Cool Whip. Place back in fridge for 4 hours. Garnish with candy canes or peppermint balls.
You can easily make this pie a day or two ahead. But DON’T add the candy canes until a few hours or right before serving, as they weep a little.
Thanks so much Jamielyn for having me! I’m really enjoying all the great holiday ideas!


Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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5 Responses to “Crazy Christmas Crafter: Hoosier Homemade!”

  1. HoosierHomemade

    Thanks so much for having me! This pie is REALLY good…and super easy too!

  2. Amanda

    Happy Friday! I love this! I featured you today on my blog I would love for you to stop by and grab a button!