Chocolate-Covered Frozen Key Lime Pie on a Stick

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To celebrate our 12-year wedding anniversary in April, we headed down to the Florida Keys for the day. This exact spot is where we were married April 30, 2005. Our wedding was a very informal event with our closest friends and family. This is also a hotel we stayed at often when I was a child {which is why we chose it for our wedding spot}.

 

Beyond our anniversary, we also celebrated 6 months since my dad’s passing. I say “celebrated” because it was an opportunity to reflect back upon some of our favorite times down there as a family. My mom and sister spent the day with us, and we talked a lot about how much my dad enjoyed our family road trips to the Keys. It’s where he taught us to fish and took us on our first boat ride when we were little girls. It’s where he would sit outdoors and enjoy a cold drink. It’s where we would listen to live reggae music and enjoy the local fare. {I just had to include an awkward 1993 throwback photo here.}

Inspired by our love of the Florida Keys, I created this fabulous dessert: Chocolate-Covered Frozen Key Lime Pie on a Stick. These are actually quite easy to make and definitely a crowd-pleaser! They are just perfect for a warm spring or summer day. Learn how I make these pops and take care of my hands after with SoftSoap® Hand Wash Plus Lotion™.

Ingredients

Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 oz brown sugar
  • 6 T melted unsalted butter

For the Filling:

  • 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 1/2 cup Key Lime juice

For the chocolate:

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 T coconut oil

Directions

Begin by preparing the graham cracker crust. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. In a food processor, grind half a box of graham crackers into crumbs {or you can throw the graham crackers in a large zipper bag and pound away at it with your hands – good stress relief!} In a large bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and brown sugar. Press the mixture into a springform pan lined with either parchment paper or aluminum foil. You should get an even coating along the bottom and up the sides. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the edges just start to darken.

This next part is a labor of love. While you could use regular limes {which are much juicier} there’s something about the tartness of Key limes that is just perfect! If you’ve never seen them before, they are smaller than standard limes. I hand-squeezed the juice of probably about a dozen Key limes to make a half cup of Key lime juice. If you can find Key limes near you, I highly suggest using them. If not, use regular lime juice and add a splash of orange juice for added flavor.

Whisk one cup of whipping cream rapidly to create delicious whipped cream. You can do this with a stand mixer or by hand. In a separate bowl, combine the half cup of lime juice and can of sweetened condensed milk. Carefully fold in the whipped cream until just combined. Since this is a no-bake recipe filling, just pour into your chilled pie crust. Place the pie into the freezer a minimum of 4 hours. I placed mine in the freezer over night.

Remove the Key Lime Pie from the freezer. This amazing pie can be enjoyed as-is. It’s deliciously chilled, has a light and fluffy texture, and is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. I must confess that Lydia, Bryce, and I ate that first slice I cut moments after the photograph was taken. We just could not resist!

And while the pie is scrumptious on its own, we are taking it a step further in this recipe — with chocolate. Slice the entire pie into eighths, and carefully place popsicle sticks in each of your slices of pie.

In a small saucepan over low heat, combine 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon coconut oil and stir until melted. Using a small spoon, drizzle the chocolate over the frozen Key lime pie slices. For an added bonus, you can sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs, too!

Place the beautifully-drizzled slices of Key lime pie back into the freezer so the chocolate hardens completely. Now, they are ready to enjoy. Just remember, the inside will melt kinda quickly, so they will have to stay in the freezer until they are ready to be devoured, which will happen, because they are that delicious.

Bryce definitely enjoyed this tasty treat! I even invited my mom over to enjoy one, and of course she did. It would be fun to try different combinations, like lemon pie with a white chocolate drizzle or even an orange pie with a milk chocolate drizzle.

After squeezing limes, crushing graham crackers, whisking cream, and holding on to a stick to eat one of these Chocolate-Covered Frozen Key Lime Pie pops, your hands are in need of a good wash. Luckily, Softsoap has me covered! I purchased Indulgent Shea & Cocoa Butter and Refreshing Aloe Water & Lime. SoftSoap® Hand Wash Plus Lotion™ is the the only hand wash made with a touch of lotion, and it leaves hands feeling both clean and soft.

Head to Target where you can purchase SoftSoap® Hand Wash Plus Lotion™ in the soap section near the pharmacy. It locks in moisture with a touch of lotion and gives you a caring clean, proven to hydrate and leave your skin irresistibly soft and smooth.

What’s your favorite recipe inspired by family memories?

About Carrie Wells, Ed.D.

Dr. Carrie Wells is a college instructor, blogger, wife, and work-at-home mother to two children, Lydia {age 8} and Bryce {age 6}. Carrie earned her doctorate in Special Education in 2008. After becoming a mother in 2009, Carrie began blogging as Huppie Mama to share her passions for cooking, crafting, beautifying, and her family. In 2016, she rebranded as Our Potluck Family, and her husband Richard became a regular contributor.

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One Response to Chocolate-Covered Frozen Key Lime Pie on a Stick

  1. Cristi @ Life Unadorned says:

    I grew up in Florida and just visited Key West last year. Oh how I adore anything Key Lime! These looks absolutely delicious! And happy anniversary (a little late.) 😉 {client}

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