If you like coconut, you’ll love these simple to make bites.
Coconut Cream Pie Bites
1 small box Coconut instant pudding
2 cups milk
3-4 ounces cream cheese
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
48 mini fillo shells (or a 9-inch graham cracker pie crust)
* Note – You can use tart shells or a pie crust, your choice.
Mix the pudding and milk together. Let pudding set.
Use softened cream cheese (if you have a small package, great, if not, use half of a large package) and mix it into the pudding until thoroughly blended in medium speed. (You don’t want to beat the pudding to death). Set aside.
Whip the heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks, add the powdered sugar and stir it in. Add half the cream to the pudding mixture and carefully blend.
My preference is to cover this tightly and refrigerate overnight before serving. If you are in a hurry, you don’t have to wait.
Fill tarts or pie crust. Top with remaining whipped cream.
Sprinkle with coconut. You can toast it or not, whatever floats your boat. You could also add slivered almonds or a drizzle of chocolate. I chose to add dark chocolate curls. That turned out to be a good decision.
Makes 48 mini tarts or one yummy pie.