Malted Milk Ball Pie! How had I forgotten that recipe? I've been hit by a wave of nostalgia - again. One of the best parts of going to the movies in my younger days was always the candy! Would it be Junior Mints, Milk Duds, or maybe Hot Tamales? I hated Mike and Ikes and Swedish Fish? Eww, just plain gross, ugh!! For me it was Whoppers all the way!
I loved the chocolate coating and the way the crisp, light insides melted in my mouth. Hey, I still do! That's why when I stumbled over this recipe in the Betty Jane's cookbook from my store, memories of summers on the farm came flooding back. I knew I had to make it again.
Back then, I made it in a graham cracker crust and that would still work fine. But just a few days ago, I found a super easy way to make an excellent tradtional pie crust! Without cold butter and a rolling pin! It appealed to me, too, because it's not sweet and the slightly salty taste and flakiness really compliments the ice cream filling.
So easy a child can make it so I decided to call it Patty Cake Pie Crust!
Combine the softened ice cream with malted milk ball powder and stir in crushed malted milk balls! It was kinda fun to smack the malted milk balls in a baggie with my wooden rolling pin! Conjures up a game of "whack-a-malt!" Of course, I popped a few in my mouth for old time's sake!
The topping is nothing more than whipped cream with more malted milk powder and a bit of marshmallow creme! Beat it until it holds nice peaks then spread it on top of the pie. Now, all that's left to do is garnish it with the rest of the crushed malted milk balls! Ta da!
Oh boy! So good and rich that you only need a small slice to satisfy your sweet tooth! Easy enough to make you can whip one up in a few minutes and keep it stashed in your freezer for a yummy treat whenever you want!
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What was your favorite movie theater candy? Do you think you could make it into a pie?
Love, GB (Betty Streff)
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