If you are a starving college student like Maddy, or just cheap like me, sourcing the freeze-dried corn for Momofuku Milk Bar's crack pie is a source of frustration. Even if I was willing to pay $10 + for a bag of Just Corn it is difficult to find. The recipe for crack pie that you can find online omits the corn powder, but I am a Milk bar purist and feel like the pie that warrants its own chapter in the cookbook deserves my best effort.
Enter "toasted corn snacks" from Whole Foods. At <$5.00 for a tub it is a bargain and good for eating greedy handfuls while you are waiting for your pie to bake. Something like a corn nut but less tooth-crackingly hard.
If you didn't drink the Kool-Aid at the Vitamix demonstration you can use a food processor to pulverize into a powder. I store the powder in the fridge in a little glass jar. You only need 1/4 cup for two pies.
Our family dispatched the first pie in less than 24 hours. We brought the second pie to a block party where people were oblivious to its charms. Attracted by the shiny store bought chocolate cake, they ignored the crack pie in its plain brown wrapper. Fools.