Our recent trip to Tybee Island, Georgia to celebrate my husband’s birthday inspired this delicious summer treat idea. Jon loves key lime pie so instead of a birthday cake, he usually requests this tart but sweet little slice if heaven. This trip we picked up a mini key lime pie at Publix & split it into 8 little wedges. Since there’s only 6 of us, I stuck the last 2 mini slices in the freezer because, well, I freeze everything…jello, pudding, beverages, Just Relax Boo packs…it’s just who I am.
I pulled the leftovers out to eat a couple days later and had a flash back to an idea I had seen somewhere on Pinterest or Instagram. (I looked all over but couldn’t find the exact post I had originally seen.) The idea was to stick a wooden popsicle stick into the wider crust end & dip it in chocolate or drizzle chocolate on top and freeze it for an even more delicious treat!
When we got home from vacation, I decided it was time put this theory to the test! Most of the very Pinterest-y Pinterest posts gave the full run down on making your own key lime pie from scratch, all the way down to the graham cracker crust. Now anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m a very Pinterest-y person, however, making key lime pie with a graham cracker crust from scratch is not my idea of fun. I am more interested in the “dip in chocolate” portion of this project. Also, it is well established that Publix bakery make a mighty fine key lime pie so I decided to just go buy a mini pie so the wedges were a good size & not so big that they’d fall off the stick. I called Publix ahead of time to make a special request – 2 mini key lime pies without their typical whipped cream & sliced almond garnish.
I stuck the mini pies straight in the freezer to firm up & planned out my melting chocolates. Bella (11) prefers white chocolate so we decided to try that as well. We prepped all of our mini wedges by inserting the popsicle sticks in then returned them to the freezer until the chocolates were melted.
We dunked the frozen key lime pie wedges in the white or dark chocolate & it didn't take long to firm up. They were so delicious!