Every year on March 14, people worldwide celebrate Pi Day. This year, give your Pi-Day celebration an archery theme!
We know what you’re thinking: Why no “e” at the end of “Pi”? Different kind of pie. Dig deep into your memory to your favorite class: geometry. “Pi,” represented by the Greek letter “π,” roughly equals 3.14 and is used to calculate the area of a circle. March 14 is the 14th day of the third month, 3/14. Pi Day! Naturally, the most common way of celebrating is eating pie.
But how does Pi Day relate to archery? First, math and physics affect many areas of archery: draw weights, string force, arrow trajectories, target distances and diameters, and more. Second, traditional archery rings are circular. Third, it’s a good excuse to arrow archery-themed pie.
This archery-themed no-bake cookie pie is sure to make your Pi Day celebration a success!
First, round up your ingredients. I spy chocolate chip cookies and Cool Whip!
Next, color the Cool Whip with gel food coloring. Yellow for the bull’s-eye, of course.
And blue. Traditional targets have additional black and white rings. But we’re sticking with bright colors for this Pi Day masterpiece!
Now for the cookies. Cookies and milk are the ultimate duo.
Plus a graham-cracker crust. Can it get any better?
Funny you should ask. Yes, it can. Bring on the Cool Whip! Start with the bull’s-eye.
And work your way out.
Repeat to add two more layers of cookies and Cool Whip.
Top it with sprinkles.
Here comes the hard part: Resist the urge to dig in while the pie chills for eight hours.
Trust us. It’s totally worth it in the end!
But will it withstand an archery shoot-off? Watch to find out!
Credits: Recipe from The Kitchen Is My Playground. Photos, pie and video by writer Katelyn Rutland, who adapted this recipe for archery.