Today is my birthday! I’m 27, cause I know y’all are curious : )
So in celebration, I thought I would share my favorite birthday tradition…Mississippi Mud. Pie, that is…or cake…neither really. I don’t know what you would call it. Desert. Birthday desert.
Ever since I can remember I have had Mississippi Mud on my birthday. I’ve never really liked cake so this was a welcome tradition. Hold the gasps of disbelief please…I don’t hate cake. It’s cake after all, not bananas. But I don’t like cake either, its just…whatever. Not worth it. And in case you didn’t catch that, I really really hate bananas. I don’t even like other people to eat them near me. That mushy, smacking, horrible banana sound makes my skin crawl…
My mom always made it for me, then when I got married and moved away, my husband did. Sweet, aren’t they?So here is the super easy recipe…with pictures, of course, because pictures make everything better.
You will need…
- 2 cups crushed graham crackers (that’s about half a box -I like the cinnamon)
- 1 stick butter
- 8oz cream cheese
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 12oz container of whip cream (or be awesome and make your own)
- 3 cups milk
- 1 pkg instant vanilla pudding
- 1 pkg instant chocolate pudding
Step one:Crush the graham crackers. Crush the crud out of them, you basically want graham cracker dust. I used my potato masher to do this, though I also thought about using my meat tenderizer. Crush them however you want, just make sure you have a good time doing it.
Eight:Enjoy…I know I will!
Now I’m off to a fabulous, kid free, all day date with the husband!