Archery Makes Pi Day A
Whole Lot Sweeter! Archery Makes Pi Day A Whole Lot Sweeter!

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.

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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.

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Then red.

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And blue. Traditional targets have additional black and white rings. But we’re sticking with bright colors for this Pi Day masterpiece!

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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.

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And work your way out.

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Repeat to add two more layers of cookies and Cool Whip.

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Top it with sprinkles.

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Here comes the hard part: Resist the urge to dig in while the pie chills for eight hours.

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Trust us. It’s totally worth it in the end!

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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.

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