Happiness Is… – Recipe: Chocolate Fudge Pie


Happiness is having 9 days at home with my family.


Happiness is watching my littles together.  They all have unique, loving relationships, and I love watching how they interact together.


Happiness is Swagbucks.  If you do not already do this, you really should.  You literally earn free things just for searching the internet.  Promise.  I just now cashed in $20 worth of Amazon gift cards.

Happiness is spending the weekend at home watching football with my family.


Happiness is being able to support and encourage a very sweet friend who needs some extra love right now.


Happiness is looking forward to Black Friday.  We enjoy it because it gives us a little date, and we are able to clear out a ton of Christmas shopping all at once.  Do not worry…we are not the pushing, shoving, angry shoppers.  We are the ones holding hands and laughing, just enjoying the moment…and the good deals.

Happiness is dessert.


Happiness is sharing this Chocolate Fudge Pie with you, which was given to my mother from a friend who she worked with many years ago.  My mother noted that Freda is a wonderful cook…and a wonderful person, too.  Happiness is having wonderful people in your life.

Chocolate Fudge Pie

Chocolate Fudge Pie


1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons cornmeal level

3 tablespoons baking cocoa level

3 eggs (well beaten)

1/2 cup melted butter

1/2 cup white Karo

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 unbaked pie shell


  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Mix together sugar, cornmeal and cocoa.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the the eggs, butter, Karo and vanilla
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients, and stir until there are no lumps.
  5. Pour into an unbaked (homemade) pie shell.
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
  7. Serve with whipped cream.

Have a happy Friday!

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I shared this recipe at Designs by Gollum, Jane Deere, and Alli ‘n Son.

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7 Responses to Happiness Is… – Recipe: Chocolate Fudge Pie

  1. sandy says:

    Love your happiness post each week.. Good way to start my Friday and after our week I am really happy to see the weekend in site. Thanks for sharing the story of my sweet niece and the loss of our little Angel. Knowing there are so many people praying for her is even more sweet comfort. The chocolate pie looked wonderful just like Freda taught me.

    • Natalie says:

      Thank you, Mother! I see that you cannot sleep on this Friday morning either. Summer just came in and said, “Momma, what are you doing awake in the middle of the night?” 🙂

      Yes, I am glad that it is Friday and that I have 9 days at home with my family. Cannot wait to see you and Daddy! As much as I am always willing to take a little bad mixed in with all of the good, I must admit that, yes, I am happy to see this week coming to a close. The new week will bring blessings of Thanksgiving….and we do truly have so many blessings on our thankful tree.

  2. Debbie@Mountain Breaths says:

    We are thumbnail neighbors on Foodie Friday, so I had to pop in to see that delicious pie! My family would enjoy it, so it may be going on the menu soon.

  3. Shirlene says:

    I like the quote you have about friends 🙂 Your friend is blessed to have you by her side!
    I am going to make this pie even though my poor husband has started a weight loss program recently! I know that is mean but I just can’t help it, that pie sounds so yummy!!!! Just a note : I still have half a cheesecake in the freezer from the last dessert I made of yours.
    Blessings to you and yours.

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