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.
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.
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