Candy Bar Pie

In my second video recipe I show you how to make a delicious (and wickedly sinful) treat that your friends will freak for but will take you no time at all to prepare. Candy Bar Pie is a phenomenally versatile recipe that I hocked from my roommate. Her grandmother would always make it with Cadbury chocolate bars, which is decadent and amazing, but I take it a step further and say you can use any candy bars you like. Whatever you use. the same tasty rich results will follow. Mmmm.

Now, even though in the video I tell you to freeze the pie for 4 hours, you can easily get away with only 1, but I will say that the longer it freezes, the easier it is to cut and eat. Also, you’ll hear me comment on some “leftover bits” when I scoop the mixture into the pie crust. Sometimes when the hot chocolate hits the cold Cool Whip, it will seize up and harden before it gets a chance to blend – that’s ok. You’ll find it gives the pie wonderful texture. And come on, it’s a pie made of candy bars – what else do you want?

Promise me one thing: you will make this pie only when you know for SURE you’re feeding a crowd with it. It’s scary how fast you can mow through half a pie all by yourself… not that I would know…

Candy Bar Pie (Recipe PDF)

S’mores Brûlée Revisit

The saga of the leftover graham crackers (and chocolate and marshmallows) continues. My life is just so hard…

So my roommate and I both love my S’mores Brûlée recipe, (which, by the way, was one of the first posts I made on my blog) so when all the ingredients are sitting on my counter staring me in the face I really can’t get away with not making a batch. Now my original recipe calls for making a ganache, which involves pouring hot cream over chocolate chips to form a thick and rich chocolate sauce/paste. However, this time around I had no cream in my fridge. In fact I had no dairy of any kind. I thought about it for a minute and realized that when I make regular s’mores, the chocolate gets plenty melted when zapped in the microwave, so why couldn’t it work for this recipe? Well, I gave it a shot, and I’m happy to say it works beautifully. The recipe is just as good, but now the most involved step has been eliminated, which makes for happier starving artists. Also time around I had a Cadbury chocolate bar…mmmm. I know Hershey is the all-American favorite, especially when it comes to s’mores, but I’m not gonna lie, I have been and always will be a Cadbury boy. No apologies.

As you can see I placed four squares right on top of the graham cracker mixture. I could have actually gotten away with 5 or 6, but it was still amazing. I love mixing up classics like this. Keeps it fun and you can totally wow a dinner party for little money and no time. Sign me up. I’ve posted the revised version of the whole recipe below. Yum!

Smores Brulee – Revised (Recipe PDF)