Frozen Snickers Pie

 

If I had to pick a candy bar to eat for the rest of my life, I am pretty sure it would be Snickers.  Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups come in a close second, but when I am craving some type of candy, Snickers is my go to.  And I’m sure you will agree that it is even better out of the freezer.  So when I saw a recipe for Frozen Snickers Pie by Shugary Sweets, I added it to my baking to do list.

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I hate leaving a candy bar out in the sun and it makes a horrible mess.  That really doesn’t have anything to do with this.  Except that a bunch of Snickers were melted for this pie.  But that is how part of the filling for this pie is made.  I couldn’t help but think that once the candy bars melted, they would no longer have that Snickers flavor.  I was wrong.

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The candy bars are melted with peanut butter and heavy cream.

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Combine the candy bar mixture with cool whip and place it in the crust.  I went with a chocolate graham crust and I cheated by using a pre-made one.

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I know…that looks really good and it’s not even complete yet!

Once it is frozen and ready to eat, top it off with some cool whip or even some whipped cream…

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I absolutely love this pie!  And it does taste like a giant frozen snickers bar, but a tad better!

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And it is so easy to make.  What a great idea to melt candy bars for a pie filling.  I would love to try another type.  It is also a no bake dessert with only five ingredients.  It can’t get any better than that.  🙂

 

Cookie Butter Chocolate Truffle Squares

Sometimes you just need a quick and easy dessert that requires no oven.  I knew Matt wanted to work in the kitchen but I wanted to make a dessert for a graduation party I was going to. And so, I needed something quick and easy.  As luck would have it, Averie Cooks posted a collection of no bake desserts.  This included her recipe for Nutella Brownie Truffle Bites.  I didn’t have Nutella but I did have Speculoos Cookie Butter, which is just as good, if not better.  I also crushed up Speculoos cookies for some crunch.

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Here are my Cookie Butter Chocolate Truffle Squares (recipe slightly adapted from Averie Cooks’ Nutella Brownie Truffle Bites):

  • ¼ cup plus one teaspoon Speculoos Cookie Butter
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2-3 Speculoos cookies, crumbled

Line a 6 inch square cake pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick baking spray.  (If you don’t have a 6 inch pan, click here to read about Averie’s suggestions to use an 8 inch pan.  I just happen to have an unhealthy amount of cake pans).  Place the first five ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl to combine.  I found that it worked best to use the back of spoon to help mix the butter with the other ingredients.  I found it even easier to just get in there with my hands to combine the ingredients.

Once the ingredients are completely combined, add the cookie crumbles (you can even press them into the top once the mixture is in the pan).  Again, I just used my hands for this.  Messy but most effective.

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Press the mixture evenly into the pan.  Cover and put in the refrigerator for at least two hours.

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Cut and enjoy!!!

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This recipe can easily be doubled if you need a large amount and it wouldn’t be any additional work.  Don’t forget to check out the original recipe as well as the great collection of no-bake desserts from Averie Cooks!

Homemade Marshmallows and Hot Chocolate

I have been feeling like I need a baking challenge lately. I wanted to make something that I have never done before so I decided to make my own marshmallows. From Averie Cooks, I recently won the book Pure Vanilla by Shauna Sever, of the blog Piece of Cake. The recipe in this book for marshmallows looked so easy I thought for sure I would mess something up. But to my surprise, I didn’t!
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The smell of the “batter” was amazing! It smelled and tasted like Fluff. That’s how I knew I did this right.
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Once the marshmallow was set, I used a pizza cutter to make the marshmallow cubes.

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After I made the marshmallows, I didn’t feel as if it was a challenge at all. That’s how simple it is! I look forward to making them again and trying some different things, like dipping them in chocolate.  You can find a recipe for Vanilla Marshmallows on here or pick up the book Pure Vanilla!

Now what is the best thing to go with marshmallows? Hot chocolate of course! The latest Sundays with Joy recipe is the Perfect Cup of Hot Chocolate. The title of this recipe couldn’t be more accurate. It is a rich, creamy, steamy mug of hot chocolate made with a combination of white chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Also, the added espresso powder adds a wonderful touch.

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Add the homemade marshmallows and you have the perfect treat for a wintery night!

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This tastes amazing as the marshmallow melts into the chocolate.  And then use a spoon to scoop it up…yum!

To make this Perfect Cup of Hot Chocolate, you can find the recipe in the Joy the Baker Cookbook!

I made both the hot chocolate and marshmallows about a week before Christmas and have been anxious to share them with you.  Christmas just snuck up on me and I have no idea where the time went!  I hope everyone had a great holiday and enjoyed lots of delicious treats!