Enemy Pie

This post is for those of you (or your kids) who want to become friends with your enemies. And for those of you who have no enemies and want to keep it that way! ;)
“It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy!”
enemy pie
“In this funny yet endearing story, one little boy learns an effective recipe for turning your best enemy into your best friend. Accompanied by charming illustrations, Enemy Pie serves up a sweet lesson in the difficulties and ultimate rewards of making new friends.”
“Enemy Pie is the fastest known way to get rid of enemies”
I’m learning with my two year old son that sharing is hard. Most of the time it’s difficult for him to take turns, to share his toys, and to be kind to his friends. There’s one particular girl who he has a love – hate relationship with. Some days they get along great and give each other hugs and other days he comes home with scratch marks and tears. We call them frenemies!  :)

One who feels hatred toward,
intends injury to, or opposes the
interests of another; a foe.

A person whom one
knows, likes, and trusts.
Summertime in AZ is HOT and I thought this would be the perfect activity and opportunity for me to teach my son the important lesson that this book demonstrates.
So together we baked a pie for his best friend enemy. Oh what a treat this was. He loves helping me cook!
Here’s the secret “Enemy Pie” recipe we came up with:

Enemy Pie


  • 2 pie crusts (keebler pre-made)
  • 1/2 c milk chocolate chips
  • 2 TB peanut butter
  • 5 oz vanilla pudding
  • 1 1/2 c cold water
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 3 bananas
  • 1 tub cool whip
  • mini Reeses PB cups


1.  Combine dry pkg. of pudding, water and evaporated milk. Put in the fridge to set.
2. Spread PB on top of the 2 pie crusts (1-2 TB per crust).
3. Lay your sliced bananas(1-2 per pie) on top of the peanut butter.
4. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzle chocolate over bananas.
5. Divide the pudding mixture in half and pour in the two pie crusts. Then spread on the softened cool whip on top.
Refrigerate the pie for several hours.
Before serving you can top it with reeses, chocolate chips, and whip cream.
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This pie is secretly the best pie ever!! So so yummy!
Then make sure to deliver the pie and enjoy it with your BEST friend enemy! You never know … they may just be your new best friend!
Seriously… how cute is this picture of Carson and his frenemy!?
You guys have got to try this pie. It really is amazing and could probably make you lots of friends! Winking smile
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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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15 comments on “Enemy Pie”

  1. Oh my gosh, that is THE SWEETEST thing ever!

  2. That is such a cute post! I love the snuggle pic!
    My mother would tell us ‘kill em with kindness’ Your enemies that is.

  3. oh goodness too cute! my daughter has a frenemy too. it just so happens to be her cousin. i’ll have to have them make this together the next time she comes over to play.

  4. SUCH a cute idea, Jamielyn! Thanks for sharing it with my readers… and I can’t wait to try this recipe!!

  5. I love this book! I use it in my classroom often. You can find an online version from the screen actor’s guild where it is read aloud here (click “more stories” and you’ll find it!): http://storylineonline.net/

    My kiddos always love this one!

  6. This is SUCH a cute post Jamielyn!!! Your little man is the cutest!! Love this pie recipe…sounds super yummy!!

  7. Picture is adorable! : )
    Do you think the pie works with adults? Lol!

  8. One of our favorite holiday traditions is to have family bring “red white and blue” foods to our bbq on the 4th (or, this year, the 2nd)

  9. One of our favorite holiday traditions is to have family bring “red white and/or blue” foods to our bbq on the 4th (or, this year, the 2nd)

  10. Love the pics and your blog… been “lurking” for some time now… I want to make this pie but I am soooo confused…. is the recipe for two pies?? Obviously you have to cook the pie crust first – right?? Then the pudding is made with water?? It says layer between the two crusts though, so that is where my confusion lies…. Sorry – I keep reviewing and reviewing it and I am lost – hahaha

    Thank you!!

    • Thanks! lol sorry! Yes the ingredients list is for 2 pies ( with pre-made crust). This is a no bake recipe. So basically you mix the package of pudding with the water and evaporated milk. Then that pudding mixture and ingredients will be split b/w the 2 pie crusts. I tried editing the post as well.. see if it makes more sense. :) It’s really easy to make. YUM!

  11. Another delish dish Jamie! Can I be your frenemy? haha
    thumbs up!
    happy crafting,

  12. oh golly….this looks DE-licious Jamielyn!! :) thanks for sharing!

  13. Is it instant pudding to be used or the package of regular pudding that normally you would have to cook?

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