Mama’s Crunchy Nothing Pie

The holidays are at hand and we’re looking for quick, easy, but delicious desserts. And here’s a tasty treat you can whip up with less than twenty minutes prep time followed by a quick half-hour in the oven.

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Serve warm or cold. With ice cream (Blue Bell, of course). Or a healthy portion of Redi-Whip or the real stuff!


30 Ritz crackers

1 cup chopped nuts (your choice)

1 teaspoon baking powder

3 eggs whites

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Pinch of salt

¾ cup of chocolate chips (optional)

¾ cup of shredded coconut (optional)

Place crackers in plastic zip lock bag and crush ’til fine. Add baking powder, chopped nuts, chocolate chips, and coconut. Set aside.

Beat egg white stiff, add sugar, vanilla and salt.

Fold dry ingredients into whites and pour into a greased pie plate. Bake for thirty minutes (or a little longer, depending on your oven) at 325 degrees.

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If there’s any left, cover and refrigerate.  This pie’s just as good cold as straight from the oven. Mama’s original recipe didn’t include the chocolate chips or coconut. That’s my zingy taste buds. And I’ve even added dried cherries with the chocolate. What’s not to like about chocolate and cherries?

Enjoy . . . DiAne

About dianegates

DiAne is an artist, writer, photographer, and GriefShare facilitator who also leads an adult edit group for North Texas Christian Writers, LifeSavers is for adults who are serious about their writing skills. DiAne's YA novel "Roped" released by Prism Book Group was named a YA finalist for the Grace Awards, and was named #5 in The Top Ten Christian Reads for Teens and Tweens 2016. Her sequel to ROPED...TWISTED was released July 14, 2017 Both are available on Be sure to check DiAne's blog, "Moving the Ancient Boundaries" at
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