Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Snickers Pie!

Last night, I finally made the snickers pie (much to Ben's delight)!  And as Monograms and Manicures pointed out recently, National Pie Day was January 23 (so I think two days late is not that bad!).

See all of the yummy layers?

This pie is soooo good.  I had just a tiny nibble for breakfast (because I did not do a proper taste test last night).  It really makes a difference (in a good way) if you leave it in over night to chill.  The filling becomes even more to die for!

1 graham cracker pie crust (I used a pre-made because I was in a time crunch)
3 snickers bars
1 1/2 (8 oz) cream cheese packages
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup sour cream
2 eggs
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
2 tablespoons whipped cream
1/4 cup coarsely chopped, lightly salted peanuts

Preheat oven to 325. Cut snickers bars into 1/4 inch pieces and arrange in the bottom of the pie crust (see picture below).  Beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed until well-blended.  Add peanut butter and sour cream and beat at low speed.  Add eggs one at a time and beat just until the yellow disappears each time.  Spoon mixture into the pie crust and bake for 35 minutes.  Remove and let cool on a wire rack for an hour.  Cover and chill for 2 hours.  Microwave semisweet morsels and whipped cream for 45 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds. Drizzle chocolate over the top of the pie and sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

Layer of sliced snickers bars in the bottom of the pie!

This pie takes patients (almost 4 hours of it!).  After you blend the peanut butter mixture, you're going to want to eat it with a spoon, and the only thing that stopped me from doing that was the fact that there were raw eggs in there (yuck).  Otherwise it could have been bad.  The layer of snickers in the bottom of the pie really adds that extra something to the pie and I'm willing to bet that it would taste just as good if it were in the bottom of cheesecakes, too!

This recipe is adapted from here.

1 comment:

Sook said...

How brilliant! I love snickers bars and never thought of making something with it. Sounds great!

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