Like Rhea, I love to cook. OK, so she bakes. Potato, potahto. I bake too, but I MUST have a recipe, and none of that fancy fondant stuff she does. I must prefer to cook where I can add a dash of this, a hand full of that, and it all turns out OK. Other aspects of my day are so measured out that I like that I can let go in the kitchen. That’s why today, I’m going to give you one of my favorite, easy dessert recipes. There’s no baking, no letting it set in the fridge, nada. Just mix, pour, top, and eat. This pie is so easy, I can make three of them in 20 minutes for pot lucks.

Chocolate Pie

1 premade Oreo pie crust
8oz. cream cheese**
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 container whipped topping
1 small pkg instant chocolate pudding

1. Soften cream cheese.
2. Beat in sugar and vanilla. Scrape bowl and mix well.
3. Slowly beat in milk.
4. Slowly add in pudding mix. (This is important or you’ll have pudding mix all over. I speak from experience.)
5. Pour into crust.
6. Top with whipped topping.
7. Eat! No need to let this one set. It’s all ready to go.

*You can top this with chopped nuts, sprinkles, or whatever else your heart desires to add texture, or add a visual look you like.
**Using full fat cream cheese makes a denser pie, while using fat free makes a lighter one. I usually opt for the 1/3 fat cream cheese.

Did you like Amanda’s recipe? You can also find her talking about food, Army life, and raising two boys on the autism spectrum atConfessions From HousholdSix. If you prefer random ramblings, you can find Amanda on Twitter @householdsix and sometimes she remembers to post to her blog’s Facebook page.