March 30, 2012

Candy Bar Pie and a Blog Hop!

I saw this pie on the cover of the "Pillsbury our best pies" cookbook/magazine when I went to the grocery store.  It reached out to me and screamed MAKE ME!  How could I resist that candy bar topping drizzled with chocolate sauce?  I'm no Wonder Woman, people and I never claimed to be.

What a surprise I had when I looked at the ingredients for this pie.  A pretzel crust?!  A glorious mix of sweet and salty in one pie?  OH honey, you have me hook, line and sinker.

After your crust is baked and cooled, chop up those candy bars.  Eat a few of them but be sure to save some for the actual pie. 

Does it get any naughtier than this?  I mean, really!

Did I mention peanut butter?  Yeah, they put peanut butter in this pie as well.  Whoever it is that created this pie should be referred to as the Pillsbury Piemiester.  I'll bet they wear a crown made of toffee with jewels made from jelly beans.  I would eat their crown.

Maybe not the entire crown but I would break a piece of it off and take a nibble.  I would apologize in advance, of course.  I wouldn't want to piss off the Pillsbury Piemiester.  I want them to continue to share their genius pie recipes with us.

After you have baked it, you need to let it cool down and then place it in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.  Hahaha!  Yeah right Pillsbury Piemiester!  2 hours to wait to eat a slice of this perfection?  Oy vey!

{2 hours later} Now's the time you put on your Wonder Woman cape and eat one slice of this baby.  I said ONE slice people!  Now put the fork down and walk away.

{If you don't have a Wonder Woman cape you should get one.  It's very empowering.  Or, you could just turn your apron around and wear it backwards.  It makes a pretty good cape that way.}

Candy Bar Pie
Yield: 8 - 10 servings

  • 2 cups finely crushed pretzel sticks
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 12 oz. low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 1/3 cup creamy all-natural peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 bars (2.07 oz. each) milk chocolate-covered peanut, caramel and nougat candy {I used Snickers}, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • Garnish: Hershey's chocolate sauce and the remaining candy bar pieces
  1. Heat oven to 350.  Spray 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray.  In medium bowl, mix pretzels, brown sugar and butter, firmly press mixture on bottom, up side and onto rim of pie plate.  Bake 10 - 12 minutes or until browned.  Cool completely on cooking rack.  
  2. Reduce oven temperature to 325.  In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until blended.  
  3. Add sour cream and peanut butter, beating on low speed until well blended.  
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until blended.  
  5. Arrange 1 cup candy pieces in bottom of crust.  Spoon cream cheese mixture over candy.  
  6. Bake 35 - 40 minutes or until set.  Cool completely.  Cover; refrigerate 2 hours.
Adapted from Pillsbury our best pies

Now, it's time for a Blog Hop!

"Muffin-top" is a generally pejorative slang term used to describe the phenomenon of overhanging fat when it spills over the waistline of pants or skirts in a manner that resembles the top of a muffin spilling over its paper casing.

This is a Muffin Top Blog Hop! 

Link up your most decadent muffin top inducing dessert and visit new friends too!
Don't forget to link back to this page so your readers and blogger friends can play along!

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  1. Ha, you are so funny! Muffin top blog hop, this is the most creative one yet. I used these candy bars in a cake filling before and those chunks just kept sliding out. However, your pie is built for eating and getting every element in one bite. I really like the flavors in this one, piemiester does know what good is-yum! Enjoy the weekend as well as another slice of that pie!

  2. Oh my gosh! Pretzel crust, candy bars, cream cheese??? Yes, I can see this screaming "make me"!!! Holy moly, what a treat.

  3. i am *LOVING* this muffin top blog hop. You are too cute! This pie looks outrageous. Thank you for the step-by-step photo instructions too. Those are always so helpful. Have a nice weekend Dee! :)

  4. Drooling over the cake! The video, quite disturbing. ; ) What about a Wonder Woman Apron?

  5. Ohhh Emmmm Geeee!! This is seriously the next thing I bake! Just the sort of outrageousness I like!! : )

    xo Jenny

  6. OMG....Dee... Your candy bar pie looks AMAZING!!!! If I can forget about my BIG muffin top one day.... I'd be eating two pieces of these delicious pies... So dangerous! I have control issues around sugar and I know I won't let go of these pies. LOL. Very cool recipe with the pretzel crust. I've never seen it before and love it!

  7. Those candy bar pies are looking insane!!!!! How could you walk away after JUST one piece! I guess that cape helps .. hmmm... Very nice recipe

  8. the name of your blog hop! I linked up a recipe. Thanks for hosting!

  9. Oh my this looks so decadent!! Delicious.

  10. What a great blog hop! My kind of recipes :) And your fabulous candy bar pie fits right in!!!

  11. I love the hidden candy bars and the pretzel crust! So delicious and perfect for summer :)

  12. Oh my that looks amazingly deelicious! I have got to try this one out! :)

  13. I had a stomach growling for seeing your great photo of the candy bar pie. The video of the muffin-top made me laugh. That really looks like a muffin-top =)

  14. Definitely a muffin top pie! I thought I would join you and add another pie to you hop. Great blog hop!

  15. This recipe has my name written all over it... Love the crust of this pie and that filling is to die for! I entered this bloghop and added the code to my post... Linked up my Mars Bar Chunk Cookies :) Great post!

  16. Dee, I love this pie, particularly the pretzel crust - I'm pretty fond of that sweet/salty flavour combo myself. Mouthwatering photos. I am sinking a virtual fork into that pie right now!

  17. Sometimes it is worth it to have a muffin top. This is one of those recipes that makes it SO totally worth it! I would probably eat half of this in one sitting! So yummy!

  18. This looks insanely good! I would run a few extra miles for a slice of this!

  19. It looks really delicious, I hope I'd be able to make the same dessert. Thanks.

  20. I can't help but salivate as I see that candy bar pie! I can't wait to try this. My kids would surely love it but I'm scared they might eat too much. If they do, we might have to visit the Collierville dentists because of toothache.


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