CANDY BAR PIE

My pantry is full of half-open bags of candy. Once things start falling on my head while I’m grabbing the cereal, I know it’s time to take action.

Enter: Candy Bar Pie. A blondie in a pie crust that’s filled with leftover candy. I say this a lot, but you’re welcome.

Like a lot of Americans, we have a second freezer. It’s in the garage and it’s full of frozen chicken breasts, frozen vegetables, and lots and lots and lots of baked goods.

The irony of the fact that we originally purchased the freezer because my husband was doing Weight Watchers and needed space for all the meals is not lost on me. The meal space is now the stocked-for-dessert-armageddon space.

{People know to call me up and say “Whatcha got in that freezer? I’m having a party!”}

I really, really want a second refrigerator but we haven’t figured out the expense (or where to put it) yet. My husband routinely complains he needs space for “his stuff” in the refrigerator. I told him to buy me another refrigerator that we could use for his stuff and extra juice boxes and Jordan’s yogurt drinks…but that probably the first time we had a party or a really heavy baking day I’d end up taking over that one too.

{This feels very #firstworldproblem to me. Like, boo-hoo, I have too much food, what am I going to doooo??? #eyeroll}

Recently, the pantry has been expanded into the garage too. And then it was expanded again into the storage room in the garage. And it’s still overflowing because the other day a bunch of candy attacked me when I was looking for Goldfish. Literally – they fell out and hit me on the head.

I decided it was time to do something about the “open bags of candy problem”. Enter: candy bar pie.

Candy Bar Pie | Food Recipes

Candy Bar Pie | Food Recipes
Candy Bar Pie | Food Recipes
This Candy Bar Pie is great for using up any leftover candy you have in your pantry. The base of the pie is a giant blondie and you simply fill it with your favorite candy, like peanut butter cups, Rolos, and M&Ms!
 Prep Time 20 minutes
 Cook Time 30 minutes
 Servings 10 servings
 Author Dorothy Kern

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust from a pack of two or homemade
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup candy bars I used 8 miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, about 15 mini Rolos, and a handful of M&Ms to make 1 cup
  • Extra candy for the top of the pie

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place pie crust in a 9” pie plate, crimping as desired. Press the sides of the crust so they are firmly attached to the edges of the pie plate.
  3. Cream brown sugar and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or you can use a hand mixer). Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Add baking powder, salt, and flour and mix.
  4. If you are using a stand mixer, add your candy bars to the bowl and mix on medium-high to chop of the candy. (The strength of the mixer is enough to break up soft pieces of candy, like Reese’s or Rolos.) If you’re using a hand mixer, coarsely chop the candy, the mix it into the dough.
  5. Press into prepared pan (dough is sticky, spray your hands with cooking spray to avoid it sticking to your hands). Press some remaining candy on the top for decoration. Press the sides of the crust that are showing with the tines of a fork a few times.
  6. Bake for about 24-30 minutes, until the crust is browned and the top of the pie is golden. It may still be a little jiggly in the center. Cool completely before cutting. Serve by itself or with whipped cream or ice cream.

Check https://www.crazyforcrust.com for full information

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