State-by-State Baking :: Mississippi Mud Pie

by | Feb 2, 2013 | State-by-State, State-by-State Baking | 3 comments

R is for the greatest river
flowing through our land.
The mighty Mississippi River
is awesome, strong, and grand.”

It’s been months since the girls studied Mississippi (sometime last fall) but I am just now getting around to adding it here.  Anyhow, for the state of Mississippi, the 20th State to join the Union, the girls read M is for Magnolia: A Mississippi Alphabet and then completed their Notebook Pages.

We didn’t have to look very far to decide what to make for Mississippi – the Mississippi Mud Pie recipe from The United States Cookbook: Fabulous Foods and Fascinating Facts From All 50 States sounded perfect!  According to our cookbook, this pie got its name when a waitress at a Mississippi restaurant remarked that the melted chocolate pie “reminds me of that Mississippi mud.”

Mississippi Mud Pie


  • 1 quart coffee ice cream (we used Almond Mocha Fudge)
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups finely crushed chocolate wafers (we used chocolate graham crackers)
  • 1 1/2 cups fudge sauce, refrigerated


Let the coffee ice cream soften at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Melt the butter over low heat.

Let the butter cool for a minute, while you crush the wafers (graham crackers).


Pour the melted butter it into a mixing bowl and add the crushed wafers.

Mix well.

Press the chocolate wafer mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a pie plate.

Fill the pie shell with the softened ice cream.

Smooth the top of the ice cream evenly with a knife or a spatula.

  Put the pie into the freezer until the ice cream is firm, about 20 minutes.

Top with the fudge sauce…

…and spread with a spatula.

Slice and serve.

Resources we used for this State Study:
M is for Magnolia Teacher’s Guide (pdf)
Other Posts of Interest: 


  1. Nancy Carabio Belanger

    Mmmmm….looks mighty mouthwatering! Being a Michigander, I'm wondering if you'll plan on studying our great state! You could make Michigan meat pasties or Mackinac Island fudge! Or Michigan cherry chicken! LOL

  2. Jessica Gordon

    Yum! We will have to keep those in mind when we get to Michigan! I think it's coming up pretty soon. 🙂

  3. Michael Shoulders

    I'm sooooo sorry I just saw this post today. I think you are a wonderful supporter of parenting and literacy. Thanks for this post. It really made my day 🙂


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