Having a whole week dedicated to learning about and increasing respect for sharks is a great idea, although I am, in all honesty, scared of sharks. I do think they are fascinating, though. In honor of Shark Week, this pie is blue like the ocean and has its own beach, with fish swimming through the water. Just watch out — you never know when a shark might appear.
This pie starts out with some blue Jell-O that has been dissolved in boiling water. After that, you stir it in with whipped topping until completely combined.
Once the mixture is combined, transfer it into a premade or store-bought graham cracker crust. The mixture needs a good 8 hours to set, so it's best to do this the night before you want the pie ready.
Once the pie is all set up, it's ready to be decorated.
Start out by putting golden sandwich cookies into a blender or food processor, and pulse until fine crumbs are created. These crumbs will make up the sandy beach on the pie. You don't need to remove the cream from the cookies to create the crumbs.
After you have the "sand" crumbs, spread them over 1/2 the pie. Create a jagged ridge like a beach has. Fill in the beach section with all the crumbs.
Next, it's time to create people on the beach. The "people" are M&M's candies, and they are shaded by little drink umbrellas. You can find these miniature umbrellas at most party stores or online.
After the beach is finished, it's time to jazz up the water a bit. Combine frosting with blue food coloring, then fit a frosting bag with a #3 tip, and fill it with the blue frosting. Pipe waves into the ocean.
Finally, it's time to place the fish (or sharks if you have them) into the water. Place the candy fish on the pie, either inserting them into or placing them on top of the frosting.
Now it's time to celebrate Shark Week — grab a slice of this pie, and you're good to go.
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