Normally, when someone is very nice to me, I reward that person by making him the Hello Dolly pie that Sara invented.
Two of my new colleagues who have been very nice to me do not like coconut, so Hello Dolly pie would not impress them.
I could just make French silk instead, but I’m lazy, so I decided to riff on Sara’s recipe a little bit. What I came up with actually tastes remarkably like no-bake cookies:
1 prepackaged graham cracker crust (get the Keebler “extra serving” kind if possible)
Handful of Teddy Grahams or similar (I personally like the Honey Maid bees)
1 stick butter, melted
1 c. quick oats
1 c. chocolate chips
1 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Preheat oven to 350. Cover bottom of piecrust with Teddy Grahams. Pour butter over Teddy Grahams. Add oats, chocolate chips, and nuts. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the whole mess. Bake until browned and bubbly.
I’m not sure it’s as good as Hello Dolly pie, but Ron loved it, and it’s a nice alternative if you’re dealing with one of those poor misguided souls who won’t eat coconut….