Enemy Pie {I Heart Naptime}

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Today my friend Jamielyn is here sharing an ADORABLE (and yummy!) idea.  She will have your mouth watering for sure.  Besides being an incredibly talented blogger, Jamielyn is also an amazing person in real life! I'm telling you--this girl is a gem!  Go check out I {heart} Naptime for more inspirational ideas!


Hi Oopsey Daisy Fans, I’m Jamielyn from I {heart} Nap Time.

I had the pleasure of meeting Alison in real life and let me tell you she is just as sweet and beautiful as she appears to be! So I am so excited and honored she invited me to guest post today. Over on my blog I share DIY Projects, Crafts, Recipes and lots more!

When Alison asked me to post for her Summer Cam,p I browsed through my son's library and knew this book would be perfect! Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book)

This post is for those of you (or your kids) who want to become friends with your enemies. And for those of you who have no enemies and want to keep it that way! 😉

“It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy!”

“In this funny yet endearing story, one little boy learns an effective recipe for turning your best enemy into your best friend. Accompanied by charming illustrations, Enemy Pie serves up a sweet lesson in the difficulties and ultimate rewards of making new friends.”

“Enemy Pie is the fastest known way to get rid of enemies”

I’m learning with my two year old son that sharing is hard. Most of the time it’s difficult for him to take turns, to share his toys, and to be kind to his friends. There’s one particular girl who he has a love – hate relationship with. Some days they get along great and give each other hugs and other days he comes home with scratch marks and tears. They are each others’ best friend enemy. 🙂

One who feels hatred toward,
intends injury to, or opposes the
interests of another; a foe.

A person whom one
knows, likes, and trusts.

Summertime in AZ is HOT and I thought this would be the perfect activity and opportunity for me to teach my son the important lesson that this book demonstrates.

So together we baked a pie for his best friend enemy. Oh what a treat this was. He loves helping his me cook!

Here’s the secret “Enemy Pie” recipe we came up with:


2 pie crusts

1/2 c milk chocolate chips

2 TB peanut butter

5 oz vanilla pudding

1 1/2 c cold water

1 can evaporated milk

3 bananas

1 tub cool whip

mini Reeses PB cups


1. Combine pudding, water and evaporated milk. Put in the fridge to set. Spread PB on top of the 2 pie crusts. Next lay your sliced bananas on top of the peanut butter. Then melt chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzle chocolate over bananas. Next, pour the pudding mixture in between the two pie crusts. Then spread on the softened cool whip. Then you’ll need to refrigerate the pie for several hours.

Before serving you can top it with reeses, chocolate chips, and whip cream. This pie is secretly the best pie ever!! So so yummy!

Then make sure to deliver the pie and enjoy it with your BEST friend enemy! You never know … they may just be your new best friend!

Thanks Alison for letting me join your summer camp today! You guys are welcome over at my blog anytime!

xoxo- Jamielyn

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  1. This is just the most precious post. I love finding new books my grands will like. But the picture of your son with the pie is just way too adorable as well as the one with his sister. Sharing is hard but one day it’s just kicks in and a lightbulb goes off in their head — and sharing becomes easy for them. I may have a few enemies — uh, friends — I will make the pie for — looks yummy!


  2. I am usually a lurker but today when I read the title of this post, I just had to write! Enemy Pie is/was mine and my son’s favorite book in all the world when he was growing up. He’s 13 now but that book touched our lives deeply. My son was a victim of bullying for years starting from pre-school on up to middle school. When he was about 7, we lived next door to a wonderful little kid who was 4 years old. My son and him would play together from sun up to sun down. A year later, a new boy moved in across the street from the 4 year old. He was such a mean kid. He was about 2 years older than my son. He was pushy and said mean and hurtful things. I eventually had to stop letting my son play with him. Then I discovered the book, Enemy Pie. It was a great story to share with my son. Did it fix the situation we were in? No. But it gave my son great insight that not everyone out there is your best friend but you have to make the best of it. I love the moral to the story and how it works out for the main character and his “enemy.” I love the idea of making a real enemy pie! Very creative!! Thanks for reminding me about this wonderful book!

  3. I am going to have to get this book!! Jamielyn this just fabulous!! I love the picture of your son giving the pie to his sister. That is too cute. We need to do this activity at my house! Plus it looks so yummy

  4. How fun! That pie looks absolutely delicious. We’ll have to scoot back over to the library to pick up this book. 🙂

  5. That sounds like such a cute story! I’ll have to check it out and make a pie; Yours looks delicious!

  6. hey Jamielyn and Alison,
    I’ve seen my share of enemy pies over the years, but sheesh- this one takes the cake! beautiful job on all fronts- what a cool site you’ve got here.

    Derek Munson (enemy pie guy)

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