Candy Bar Pie
I’m not the only one who ganks their kids’ Halloween candy am I? I hope not… because I’m certainly guilty! This past year though, I decided I wouldn’t be so candy greedy – so I bought my own. Shocker! But then with all the kids candy added in to what I bought, we were definitely in candy overload. If there is such a thing 😉
So, I decided to do something with some of that candy other than sitting on the couch eating it while watching reruns of Friends, you know – like I usually do. (Team Ross & Rachel!) I was in the grocery store, and started thinking about my Mama’s Snickers Pie – so I called her up on my cell phone to ask her for the recipe. Well, Mama’s pie is every bit of delicious – but it’s also a freezer pie. And, Mama didn’t raise a very patient daughter! I didn’t wannnnaaaa wait (in my best whiny kids’ voice). So, I decided to put a spin on Mama’s pie, adding a bit of cream cheese & confectioners sugar to stabilize it without the need for the whole freezing step. The closer I am to eating pie, the happier I am. I also added my leftover Halloween candy instead of just using Snickers bars, which consisted of a mix of Snickers, 3 Musketeers, & Twix.
The result was nothing short of perfection. And, I know you all are just dying to try it – am I right? Follow along with me, you’ll have a slice in front of you in no time!
Here’s what you need:
In a medium to large bowl – beat together the softened cream cheese & 1 cup powdered sugar. Once it’s smooth & creamy, beat in 1/2 cup peanut butter.
Fold in 1/2 of a tub of Cool Whip (or homemade whipped cream).
Spread the mixture into the bottom of your graham cracker crust.
Now, for that candy… I used a combo of Twix, 3 Musketeers, & Snickers. But you could use any combo you want. Put 15 fun sized candy bars into a microwavable bowl & add 1.5 tablespoons of heavy cream. Microwave until melted – about 60-90 seconds.
Spread the melted candy mixture on top of the pie.
Gently fold it into the peanut butter layer underneath. You don’t want to mix it completely, just lightly mix it to create a swirl effect.
Pop it into the fridge (or freezer to hurry it along if you’re inpatient like me!) just until cooled. Once cooled, spread the other half of Cool Whip on top. Then, drizzle on some chocolate syrup… like so.
Chop up the remaining 15 fun sized candy bars & sprinkle on top of the pie. Store in the fridge.
This pie is a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Your family will love you even more for making it – but the thing is, you won’t wanna share. And you don’t have to if you don’t want to – hide it behind the broccoli & spinach, & no one will ever know. Don’t worry, I’ll keep your secret 😉
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Candy Bar Pie
- 1 pre-made graham cracker crust
- 30 fun-sized candy bars unwrapped I use Snickers, Twix, & 3 Musketeers - use your faves
- 1 8 oz package cream cheese softened
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- 8 oz tub of Cool Whip or sub homemade whipped cream, divided
- 1.5 tablespoons heavy cream
- chocolate syrup for drizzling
- Beat together the cream cheese & confectioners sugar until smooth & creamy. Beat in the peanut butter. Fold in half the tub of Cool Whip. Spread in the bottom of a premade graham cracker crust. Set aside.
- Place 15 fun sized in a microwavable bowl along with 1.5 tablespoons of heavy cream. Microwave for 60-90 seconds until melted. Spread on top of the peanut butter cream layer, and then lightly mix it together in the crust. You don't want to completely mix it, just slightly - making a swirl appearance. Place in the fridge or freezer until cool.
- Spread the remaining ½ tub of Cool Whip on top of the pie. Drizzle with chocolate syrup. Chop the remaining candy bars & sprinkle on top. Store in the fridge.