Most people remember learning about the infamous mathematical constant number Pi. Right? So, Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. We learn to use 3.14 as Pi while working on all those geometry problems in school and did you know today is Pi Day? Therefore why not celebrate those wonderful circular treats we call pies on Pi Day.
Did you know that Pi is actually an irrational number meaning that IT.NEVER.ENDS! Yep. It just keeps going and going and going which is how it feels when we are stuck in the house with our kids during these late winter, early spring, rainy days AND then we all become irrational. Can I get an Amen!?! Sooo, crowd the kids into the kitchen, grab some chairs for them to stand on and get messy…I mean…start baking!
I have gathered up 7 Kid-Friendly Pies for you to make on your own or brave it by including the kids in the action. They will love tasting and devouring the pies while you teach them all about Pi, circles, and diameters. OR just let them eat then afterward go jump in puddles and race back and forth from the house to the fence because I cannot promise these do not have sugar!
1| First off, how about a Frito Pie!?! Those scrumptious crunchy fried corn chips that are oh so yummy slathered with taco meat, sour cream, and cheese? Yes, I know, they are not good for your heart but they are good for your soul in moderation. Check out this fun and easy pie shaped Frito Taco Pie. You could also make small individual Frito pies in mason jars similar to this Delish recipe.
2| Now, I love bananas. I actually eat one every morning with my coffee. They are such great staples in smoothies and to use browned ones in banana bread/muffins. My husband loves a good banana cream pie and they are rarely made in this house so why not for Pi Day! Try this awesome no-bake (basically dump) Banana Cream Pie.
3| Those little fingers would love to wrap around a fruit-filled hand pie. These small little treasures will sure to please and using pastry dough will just add to the fun with the littles. Put your patience hat one Mamas, the pies don’t have to Pinterest worthy because they will be devoured quickly. Check out this awesome recipe for Glazed Apple Hand Pies.
4| Did you think I had forgotten about a chocolate pie…nope. French Silk is one of my favorites because I am on the verge of being a chocoholic. Love ’em! They are so smooth and creamy and just divine. This pie can be made in a springform pan because she used honeylicious pretzel crust. Cannot wait to make this fun No-Bake French Silk Pie.
5| How about a whoopie pie!?! A friend of mine used to make whoopie pies and would package them in individual wrappers. They.were.so.yummy! Well, these are sure to quench the taste buds. You could make the original whoopie pies with white, creamy filling or try these Chocolate Peanut Butter Buttercream Whoopie Pies.
6| How about something fruity again? A lot of times when I think of pie, I think of fruit and dry crust but not this fruity pie. How about combine lemon with raspberries and salty pretzel crust but wait…freeze it to make an ice cream pie. WHAT! Who doesn’t love an ice cream cake but a pie? Check out this Lemon and Fresh Raspberry Ice Cream Pie with Pretzel Crust.
7| Saved the best for last…because the kid’s eyes will pop when they see all this candy ready to go into a pie that they will eat. I cannot promise they will not want to pick out the candy pieces as they eat their slice to eat first of course. The littles can really get involved in this one…mixing the cookie like filling and unwrapping the individual candies. Try out this yummy and colorful M&M filled Candy Bar Pie.
What kind of pie are you going to make for Pi Day?