Inside out Boston Cream pie with bats | no bake
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Inside out Boston Cream Moon Pie

If you are looking for easy and fun Halloween potluck ideas, look no further! This No Bake Inside Out Boston Cream Pie is the perfect easy Halloween dessert recipe for your next party.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Halloween, moon, pie
Prep Time 45 minutes
setting 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 193kcal
Author Terri Gilson




    • 1/2 400g box of Oreo chocolate baking crumbs
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
    • 2 tbsp white granulated sugar


    • 6 oz melted semi- sweet chocolate
    • 1 tbsp corn syrup
    • 1/4 cup melted butter
    • ½ tsp yellow gel paste food/icing colouring * don't use grocery store food coloring- it will be difficult to get the right color


    • 2 cups whipped cream homemade or frozen dessert topping -e.g. Cool whip
    • 12 99g containers snack size instant vanilla pudding * 3 packages of 4 pudding
    • 1 270g - 370 g white pound, angel food or loaf cake sliced or broken up

    Chocolate Bats:

    • 4 miniature Reeses peanut butter cups
    • 4 Oreo Chocolate (thins) Sandwich Cookies
    • dabs frosting/icing * I use royal icing
    • 8 Edible eyes



    • Spray the inside of 11 inch round  (3 inch deep) dessert dish OR 2 shallow (1.5 inch) - 9 inch pie plates with non-stick cooking spray. 
      Note: For one pie plate, cut recipe in half. Simply input the number of servings (8) and the recipe will automatically cut in half.


    • Mix oreo cookie baking crumbs, 1/2 cup unsalted and melted butter and 2 tblsp white granulated sugar together in large bowl until they cling together. Press evenly into bottom of pie plate. Chill for 10 minutes.


    • Meanwhile: Melt semi-sweet chocolate in microwave on ½ power (50% on my microwave) for about 2 1/2 - 3 minutes or until melted, then mix with 1/4 cup melted butter and corn syrup. 
      *NOTE:  You can also choose to use a double boiler to melt chocolate for this step. **NOTE: be careful: If you cook the chocolate on too high of a temperature in the microwave or it comes in contact with any water, it will seize.
    • Pour glaze evenly over oreo cookie mix, very gently spreading with a spatula, as to not break up the cookie or get the crumbs into the chocolate mixture. Evenly cover the entire area. Refrigerate until firm (about 15 minutes)


    • Spread whipping cream evenly over the chocolate cookie crust, then add a sliced or broken up pieces of white cake.
    • Add yellow gel food/icing coloring to vanilla pudding until you get desired colour of yellow. Set aside.
    • Top with yellow vanilla pudding. Then use a butter knife to even out, until it’s flush with the edge of the pie plate, adding more or removing excess pudding, as needed.

    Chocolate Bats: (**SEE NOTES)

    • Remove the wrappers from the Reeses cups.
    • Break the cookies in half and then separate all of the pieces from one another so you now have 8 "bat wings". Scrape off the frosting.
    • Press one cookie piece on the left of the Reeses cup and another cookie piece on the right of the Reeses cup.
    • Pipe frosting on the back of the edible eyes and secure on top of the center of the Reeses cup. Repeat for remaining 3 bats.
    • Place bats on top of dessert. Serve immediately.
      ***NOTE: If you do not plan to serve right away, refrigerate until ready to serve but do NOT put bats on until immediately before serving. They will get mushy, eyeballs run and they look awful (this happened to me).


    *NOTE: Chocolate bats from: Chelsea's Messy Apron - the ultimate bat party Head on over there for excellent step by step instructions on how to make these bats. Her photos are excellent!
    **NOTE: This recipe has a pie crust, but the rest is the consistency of a trifle. Before, serving, it's best to cut into the bottom to break it up, as you would a pie.
    Nutrition Facts
    Inside out Boston Cream Moon Pie
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 193 Calories from Fat 135
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 15g23%
    Saturated Fat 9g56%
    Cholesterol 29mg10%
    Sodium 53mg2%
    Potassium 83mg2%
    Carbohydrates 12g4%
    Sugar 9g10%
    Protein 1g2%
    Vitamin A 325IU7%
    Calcium 19mg2%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


    Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 83mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg