Serve up a slice of summer at your next party with this No Bake Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie in an Oreo cookie pie crust.
Strawberry season was late arriving this year in Pennsylvania.
Most years Dad and I would head to the local farm to pick our own strawberries during Memorial Day weekend, but due to the weather not cooperating, they weren’t ready until the second weekend in June.
Normally we would split a box and fill it to the brim with fresh berries, but this year we noticed the boxes were smaller, so we each got our own.
We weren’t the only ones with the same idea because the farm was crowded due to the strawberry festival they were hosting.
After the tractor dropped us off of in one of their numerous strawberry fields, we immediately got to picking. I walked away with 4.62 pounds while Dad had closer to 4 pounds.
With all of these berries, the question I face every year is – what should I make first?
First dessert I made was my Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake.
Next I was in the mood to make chocolate covered strawberries, but they can be a bit time consuming not to mention quite messy with me getting chocolate everywhere, including my arms.
I didn’t want to bake another cake since the weather has been quite hot (and I think the air conditioning in my apartment is dying).
That’s when I got the idea to make this No Bake Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie – an Oreo cookie crust with a creamy strawberry mousse-like filling topped with a layer of chocolate ganache.
I can have my chocolate covered strawberries without being too time consuming and didn’t have to turn on my oven. Total win in my book.
Strawberries are probably one of my favorite fruits to eat as is.
Lately I’ve been slicing up a bunch and throwing into some coconut yogurt for a quick breakfast.
I haven’t quite experienced making dinner with strawberries yet, but I have plenty of experience with desserts.
This no bake pie gets its pink color from fresh strawberries; no food coloring needed.
For an additional boost in strawberry flavor, I folded in fresh chopped strawberries. The hardest part about making this pie is just waiting for it to chill before diving in.
Under normal circumstances, this pie should be ok when refrigerated.
However, if your kitchen is really warm, you may want to stick this pie in the freezer to firm up a bit before cutting. Otherwise, the filling might ooze a little when serving.
Source: Adapted from Food Network
More Summer Desserts
No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Dip
No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie
No Bake Chocolate Cherry Tartlets (can sub strawberries)
Strawberry S’mores Tart (almost no bake)
Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream (no cook, egg free)