Friday, December 10, 2010

Candy Bar Pie

It's okay to cheat, right?  I mean, don't cheat on your taxes.   And definitely don't cheat on your spouse.  But when you have a 7 page term paper due in 2 days, 2 finals to study for next week, and you said you would make pie for your work's holiday luncheon......cheating is okay.  At least I keep telling myself that.

This pie is really simple and really yummy and the best part can throw just about anything in there you want.  

For this pie, you will need:
1 unbaked frozen pie shell (this is where the cheating part comes in)
2 eggs
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter (melted, but cooled slightly)
1 cup of chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans (throw them in the oven at 300 degrees for 5-10 minutes to toast them up if you like)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt the butter first, so you can let it cool slightly while you start gathering everything together.  With a mixer, hand held or stand, beat the 2 eggs.  Then add your sugar, flour, and cooled butter in there.  Incorporate well and then add your vanilla.  Once that is mixed, you will add your nuts and chips.  Go ahead and stir those in by hand.  Pour the mix into your frozen pie crust and place in the oven.  Bake at 325 degrees for 45 to 55 minutes until the top is a golden brown color.  The flour in the mix helps to form a crust on top.   So don't worry, it's easy to tell when it is done.

Let it cool on a rack once you pull it out of the oven.  Once it is cooled, cover the top and place in the fridge.  This makes it a little easier to cut when it comes time to serve.  

Have fun with that mix.  Like I said before, you can throw just about anything in there.  I had a half sheet of brownies left over from the midnight munchies the night before (and no they were not "special" brownies.....I had a SERIOUS chocolate craving, okay?)  And I had some marshmallows in the cabinet.  All I needed was some graham crackers and "ta-da".......smores pie.

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