Behold, There Were Many Moon Pies

I am a happy, happy woman. I got to spend most of the day with my mom, sis, and daughter. And this weekend some of my other best girls, Janelle and Ella, are coming to visit. How blessed am I?

Last night we were at church and after fellowship supper a sweet lady came over to our table and handed me this. I could not imagine what was going to be inside this great, big, orange Home Depot bag.

And behold, there were many Moon Pies!

I think it’s safe to say that due to the generosity of our amazing blog community, the Moores now have a lifetime supply of Moon Pies. Thank you, sisters.

I delivered the goods to my parents’ house this afternoon and took one home as payment. It got a little melty in the car, but I revived it through refrigeration. Now Jackson and I are going to split it for our snack. I’m having mine with tea, which is probably a sacrilege to both Moon Pie eaters and tea drinkers.

All I can say is YUM.


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  1. 51
    Miranda says:

    Dori….. is crazy awesome! Ha! I live in Georgia and we were raised on eating these things too…but that website is serious about them. Ha!!!

  2. 52
    Bobbie says:

    The GRITS (Girls Raised in the South)that are referring to RC Cola and Moon Pies are right!! BUT, now I would have to have mine with a Dr. Pepper!! Amanda, we’re headed to Disneyland on Wednesday, should I take my own Dr. Pepper?

    Sasha, we just moved home to Texas from Seattle and we never found them there either. If you would really like to try them, let me know and I’ll send you a box! I do like the idea of 30 seconds in the microwave, too.

    Maybe we should have them in Houston in January!!!!!!!

  3. 53
    Jessica says:

    I just want to say for the record that I’ve NEVER eaten a Moon Pie. Didn’t even know they existed until you all enlightened me! I still haven’t eaten one, but I’m apparently going to have to eat one soon. Are they frozen?

  4. 54
    Tishira Brown says:

    Ah, Moon Pies!!! I used to relish getting these as a kid and swigging an ice cold Delaware Punch with them. I can’t find Delaware Punch anymore around my neck of the woods. I live in N. Texas and the Moon Pies are plentiful. Unfortunately, I can no longer eat them because of my gluten allergy =(
    Eat a Moon Pie for me!!!

    Love to all siestas,

  5. 55
    Tami says:

    I bet the Moon Pie makers are trying to figure out what in the world they did right, because they are probably seeing a huge increase in sales–thanks to Keith Moore!

  6. 56
    Amy says:

    So I just zoomed in on your picture of this thing you call a “Moon Pie” and I really wish I hadn’t. It looks scrumptious and is causing me to feel snacky. However, I’m making the decision to stop the caloric rampage I’ve been on today…one Moon Pie at a time.

    Have a great weekend with the girls!

    (note: just found out that does not recognize “snacky” as a word, but I will continue to use it anyway
    and define it as my constant state of being)

  7. 57
    annie's eyes says:

    You know, I’m as southern as fried grits, but somehow I missed the moonpie gene. Glad y’all are all set if famine strikes. Thanks for the smiles tonight. I needed a few. Love you girls, Annette

  8. 58
    L says:

    Ok, I know this is totally random, but I sent a shorter version of this poem to my daughter after reading your post to let her know that you’d written a new one and give her an idea of the topic:


    The moon pie

    will never die.

    No lie.

    Don’t even try

    (like a guy)

    unless you fry

    it in the sky

    and then cry.

    (or sigh)

    That’s why.


  9. 59
    Anonymous says:

    Tea in a beautiful cup and saucer! You are my kind of girl:-)
    Lisa Thompson
    Richmond, BC

  10. 60
    Amy says:

    It’s almost midnight and I should be in bed…but now I’m craving moon pies for crying out loud.
    Fun post!
    [email protected]

  11. 61
    Warm in Alaska says:

    Ohh – and the dishes look so pretty!

    Warm in Alaska.

  12. 62
    Maggie says:

    AHA!! How awesome is that timing! Had my very 1st moon pie today! Went all this time craving something I have never tasted. Went to all the groceries stores in Anchorage, Alaska. I even asked the Lord to delight me and to spare me from going into the convenience stores. Can’t quite explain my hesitation w/convenience stores…
    fear/laziness/pride. Anyhow, what a delight to have the sweetest Angel give one to me. Inhaled it! Home Depot here I come.
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Anchorage, AK

  13. 63
    Anonymous says:

    Since I read the original Moon Pie blog to my husband (named Keith) and daughter, it is an inside joke now at my house. We live in TN where there are plenty of Moon Pies. My Keith’s birthday was May 1 so our daughter included 2 MP’s with his gift. Being females, it was all we could do not to eat them before he did. Then the next week (being the good wife I am) I went fishing with my Keith. We stopped for snacks and, yes, he grabbed up 2 MP’s. One for each of us.
    Didn’t think much about MP’s before. We will never be the same!

  14. 64
    "Just Me - NC Beth" says:

    Did you know they now have “mini” moon pies? That is what I buy for us…well, me. But my grandkids love them, too!! Especially our 3 year old..he still has speech challenges so when he comes to our home he always asks for a “ocolate ookie”….I just love it!!


  15. 65
    purefire says:

    I’m suddenly wantin’ a Moon Pie and a RC cola ;o)

    Can’t look at a Moon Pie without thinking of ya’ll.

  16. 66
    Anonymous says:

    I am glad you all are home safe and sound. Glad to hear you all had a great vacation. Thankful to for the blessing of the moon pies. I may have to find myself one! In Jesus’ Love Kathy Knoblock

  17. 67
    screamofcontinuousness says:

    Every time I shop now, when I see Moon Pies I think of you and consider buying them to send to you.

    Like your family wasn’t on my mind and heart enough already.*grin* I pray for you all the time anyway, but now I’m praying in the grocery store too.

  18. 68
    Melissa says:

    The only way to eat a moon pie is to wash it down with an RC!!!
    Everyone in North Carolina knows this!

  19. 69
    Summer says:

    We saw Moon Pies (a giant display of them) at the Savannah, GA Bass Pro Shop! They had orange and strawberry flavored ones and double deckers as well!!! I think of you guys everytime I see them now. ;o)

  20. 70
    fuzzytop says:


    I am so happy to see you drink your tea in a pretty cup and saucer! It must be a remnant of the time you spent in England….

    I would have to say that although you’re supposed to have an RC Cola with your Moon Pie, the tea looks like a great choice too.

    Does Jackson take after your Dad with a fondness for Moon Pies??


  21. 71
    doo-dah says:

    Beth and Keith–
    Just a hint….the moon pie “surplus” stash can be frozen, if need be.

  22. 72
    Anonymous says:

    I don’t know if anyone has posted this but here’s a neat dessert made with Moon pies. We have it at Wednesday night church fairly often and everyone loves it.

    Moon Pie – Pie
    Crumble Moon pies in bottom of dish
    Cover with Chocolate pudding
    Top with Cool whip
    Sprinkle Cool whip with chocolate chips!



    Jill from KY

  23. 73
    Anonymous says:

    Just to let you know. I was at the Cracker Barrel off the Katy Freeway and they carry Moon Pies. Your dad will not have to go all the way to Bass Pro when you run out.

    Houston, TX

  24. 74
    The Farmer's Wife says:

    I found Moon Pies in Montana! Yes!
    The odds of that are rather astronomical…

    I bought two, a vanilla and a chocolate, and smuggled them home in my tote. I neededn’t have bothered. The rest of the family looked on with great suspicion, as I ceremoniously unwrapped the vanilla one. “Want a bite?”, I asked. Even the two year old turned it down!

    I think they are better in the South. In their natural habitat. Warmer. With friends, who aren’t poking at them and making “EWW” noises.

  25. 75
    Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife says:

    In scanning the comments, I didn’t see any mention of Strawberry Moon Pies. Did you know there was such a thing? I’m not a fan of any of them myself, but I’m wondering if Strawberry flavoring is some kind of Moon Pie sacrilege or if sounds in the least bit appetizing to you who love them?

    And of course Amanda, if you and daddy would like a sampling, I’m sure there’s a siesta here in Alabama who would make sure you got a box or three. 🙂

  26. 76
    April says:

    When I was at the Sam’s Club last weekend, I saw a large box of double stack Moon Pies and thought of y’all. So if the lifetime supply lasts a little less than a lifetime, you have another source for this treat. Enjoy!!

  27. 77
    Gena says:

    Sign me up for a tea time at your place!

  28. 78
    Anonymous says:

    I live in California and I had never seen Moon Pies here before. Well lo and behold I went grocery shopping a couple of weeks ago and there in the bulk food sections was a whole table of Moon Pies. My husband and I started laughing (I had told him about Keith’s dilemma). I said no wonder Keith couldn’t find Moon Pies in Texas anymore they sent them all to California. They had three flavors, chocolate, strawberry and banana and we bought two of each. They were doubles. MY my are they ever rich but they are tasty.

    I am so glad to hear that Keith is getting a mighty supply of his favorite treat. God is good!!!!

    Charlotte P
    Ridegecrest, CA

  29. 79
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    That is great, Little Momma, too funny! Your dad is set!:) That makes me smile! I saw moon pies yesterday at our local Bass Pro and thought of ya’ll:)

    Love in HIM


  30. 80
    KAT says:

    Okay. Okay. I am admitting that heretofore I have not liked Moon Pies BUT if they are good enough for the Moores then I think I shall give them another try. 🙂 And Tara G, I’m with you on the Dr. Pepper!

    With Holy Fun!
    Satsuma, Alabama (just a little North of Mobile)

  31. 81
    Tara says:

    I love the picture of your tea cup and moon pie… Hope it was a yummy snack!

  32. 82
    Anonymous says:

    I love your dishes. I have had the same pattern for years and never tire of it!


  33. 83
    Nichole's Mom says:

    I love your dishes! They remind me of my Oma’s stuff. My moms parents were German… I miss seeing her things.


  34. 84
    Lauren says:

    Ooh, I like your china.

  35. 85
    Barbara Ann says:

    This one’s for Melissa:

    I just received my family cookbook from my aunt Lisa. She included her family, of course (in-laws, and I love her in-laws–they are Greek!)and her friends. There are people in there I do not know, but most I do.

    It doesn’t matter b/c you don’t know any of them. Now, I know why it took her so long past Christmas. She included photos on almost every page. It is also a very thick book. Lots of diversity! I consider myself to be “in the know” when it comes to food, but I did not know a lot of these. There are many new one that I can’t wait to try.

    I am going to get a copy made when I get time. I will have to find a great place around here where people can do it right! I’ll also include a note, explaining a few things. You can say that my family is, uh, SPIRITED, and not all of them in the Holy way.

    However, you are gonna’ love these recipes and I can’t wait to share them with you. I’ll try, let me emphasize the word try, to get it to LPM in a couple of weeks with your name on it. I have no idea how many gifts, etc. y’all receive there. I’m sure it’s a lot. I’ve never thought about stuff like that. I just never send stuff to people I don’t know personally.

    I did send a card to Ruth Bell and Billy Graham years ago “General Delivery–Montreat, NC” and I really think it got there b/c I never got it back and I always put my return. I’m so glad I did it b/c I just let them know how much they’ve meant and what an impact they have made. I know they have gotten a gazillion like it, but I’m glad mine was one of them.

    One time, I sent a card to the White House, to W with a Texas ranch look on the front. I still lived in WV. I got a very nice certificate back thanking me. I felt so sorry for him. As much as me and W love D.C. I knew he missed Texas with a serious ache in his heart. I let him know that we all loved he and Laura and always would.

    Anyhow, I will get it to you as soon as I can. My life is pretty busy, but I want you to have a copy, you blooming chef you. These recipes are from some very serious cooks. You will defintely be able to handle it! Seriously, I can’t eat certain dishes at restaurants, high-quality restaurants, b/c I’m sooo spoiled with Italian food. My fellow Italians will know what I’m talking about.

    Okay, I’ve written a letter-post and I still need to get my verse up. And clean, and get ready for a B’Day party at my house tomorrow and get ready for everything!!!

    Have a great week girl!

    Much Love,

    Barbara Shrewsbury
    Katy, Texas

  36. 86
    Shellie Paparazzo says:

    You know what, I just found some Moon Pies at my local grocery store. They weren’t there before. I know they weren’t, cause I always look in that section to see what kind of goodies they have. They must have read the blog, too! My husband wouldn’t let me by any, though. Boo Hoo! I wanted to see what the fuss was about. I feel so left out. Boo Hoo!

  37. 87
    Carolina Light says:

    Walking through the Piggly Wiggly grocery store today, I passed by the Moon Pies and had to back up and take a second look. I seriously considered buying a couple of boxes and sending them to Keith. But then I thought I would need to send him some RC Cola to go with them and I couldn’t find any.

    Can’t pass by the Moon Pies without thinking of the Moores.

    Hope y’all enjoy your stash.

  38. 88
    Rebecca says:

    Did you know there are mini Moon Pies? I saw them in a shoe store today, of all places! I didn’t know such things exsisted!

  39. 89
    Another Beth says:

    TEA goes with everything, doesn’t it Melissa?

  40. 90
    gwenrx says:

    I have those same (or similar?)dishes!! My husband bought them as my first Christmas present (of us together) 10+ yrs ago which he purchased on a mission trip in Romania. Then fast forward many years to our time here back in Europe and we came across a similar pattern in Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic. May I ask the origin of yours? Never eaten a Moonpie on ours though… might have to try it! 🙂
    God bless you!
    gwenrx in Parsberg, Germany

  41. 91
    Amy Bradford says:

    I have to admit that I love the timing of this story! At about 2:30 Thursday morning I bought a Moon Pie at a gas station in some little town in Alabama (passing through on the way from MS to South Carolina) and thought about y’all. AND I saw a flavor I’ve never seen before – orange. Had a nice little chuckle to myself as I bought a chocolate one to go with my cup of coffee.

  42. 92
    Jeannine says:

    I live in the PacNorWest, Seattle area, and had never known what they were. They look really, really good! I would eat one with my Starbucks latte for sure!And there’s plenty of those here!

  43. 93
    Jkhb says:

    Glad you all got some moon pies, I thought about getting some myself and sending them on down to Tx. Enjoy!

  44. 94
    janice says:

    I am a an addicted tea drinker and I can’t think of anything better to have with a cup of earl grey.

  45. 95
    Amy says:

    I am an avid tea drinker, china cup and all. All I can say is that the thought of a moon pie and a cup of tea make we want to cry tears of joy. Sniff…sniff…hey…THROW ME SOMETHING MISTA!!!! Enjoy a whole one for me next time and not a dainty half!

  46. 96
    Anonymous says:

    Love your dishes — I have the same (25 years now).

  47. 97
    Wendi says:

    We were in Corpus Christi this weekend for a family vacation. I saw that Dotz by the USS Lexington has Moonpie Sundaes. Just in case you are in the neighborhood. 🙂

  48. 98
    Anonymous says:

    The Lord shall fight for you and ye shall hold your peace.

    Exodus 14:14 (kjv)

    Chuckey, TN

  49. 99
    Nicole says:

    Proverbs 23:29-30 NIV

    Who has woe/Who has sorrow/
    Who has strife?Who has complaints?
    Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over wine.

    Nicole Hudson
    Sugar Land , TX

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