Brain Food from @kleffnotes: Twice Baked Brains and Dirt Nap Pie ( @iZombieWriters @CWiZombie )

That’s right iZombie fans I’ve got two recipes for you this week. With tonight’s title, Dirt Nap Time, I had the urge to make a take on one of my favorite childhood desserts, dirt pudding. While I could have just made that, you can’t really sneak brains into it so I went with an entree and a dessert. I present twice baked brains and dirt nap pie.

Twice Baked Brains

Ingredients

6 potatoes

8 oz cream cheese

6 tablespoons sour cream

6 tablespoons softened butter

3 tablespoons milk

Shredded cheese (any kind and amount you prefer)

Dash of Paprika

Dash of salt

Sriracha

Preheat oven to 450 Fahrenheit. While preheating wash and dry potatoes,  poke holes into them liberally with a fork. Place on an aluminum foil lined cookie sheet.

Put potatoes in for 1 hour.

While the potatoes are baking place ingredients on counter so that they come up to room temperature, this will make mixing them easier.

When potatoes are out of the oven reduce heat to 350 Fahrenheit.

Combine cream cheese, sour cream, milk, and salt and stir until mostly smooth. Then liberally add as much cheese as you’d like and stir together. Add in the dash of paprika and as much sriracha as you can handle.

Once potatoes are cooled cut an opening in the top of them. I cut ovals and then removed the top portions. Scoop out potato insides and add to the mixture. Stir until as smooth as you can get it.

Using a medium sized spoon fill potatoes as much as you can. You will probably have leftover filling, which can be refrigerated and served later or served as a side of mashed potatoes.

With potatoes on the aluminum foil lined cookie sheet return them to the oven for an additional 20-25 minutes.

Once they are done, let cool and top with decorative sriracha.

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Dirt Nap Pie

Ingredients

Oreo cookie pie crust

1 box pudding mix

2 cups milk

Oreos

Gummy worms

This recipe takes me two days. I like to let the pudding sit over night before I serve it.

In a bowl combine pudding mix and two cups milk.

Stir together roughly 5 minutes, pour into pie crust.

Refrigerate over night.

Take roughly half of the package of Oreos and put them in a plastic bag.

Smash the Oreos into crumbs and pour on top of the pudding.

Add worms as you like for decoration.

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I loved these potatoes and I even made some without sriracha for my family and they liked them too. The recipe was super easy and I have plenty of leftover filling to eat super creamy mashed potatoes for at least one meal this week. The pudding pie was also really easy, I make them all the time and it seemed perfect for this episode.

Let me know if you try out this recipe and if you do, I’d love to see pictures. Share them with us on Twitter, @thenerdygirlexp.

If you haven’t yet, don’t forget to check out last week’s recipe and my collected season two recipes.

Share your thoughts with us in the comments or on Twitter, @thenerdygirlexp. You can find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, on my blog, kleffnotes.wordpress.com, on my kleffnotes YouTube channel, and I run The Nerdy Girl Express Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp

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