Monday, January 16, 2012


1/2 cup butter, cut up
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup (6-oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp cocoa powder
13 fun-size Snickers bars
extra cut-up Snickers for garnish
peanuts for garnish

Coat a 9-inch glass pie plate with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

In a large saucepan melt the butter and brown sugar over medium heat until they start to bubble.  Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

After the butter mixture has cooled for 10 minutes, stir in 1 of the eggs and the vanilla extract until blended.  Stir in the flour and baking powder until smooth. Scrape but don't spread 3/4 cup of the mixture into the prepared pie plate and freeze for 10 minutes.

While mixture is in the freezer, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Melt a half cup of the chocolate chips as directed on the package.  Stir the melted chips, the remaining egg, and the cocoa powder into the remaining batter.

Press the chilled batter evenly over the bottom and halfway up the sides of the pie plate.  Top with the Snickers and then with the chocolate batter.

Bake pie at 350 degrees for approximately 25 minutes until a wooden toothpick inserte in the center comes out with moist crumbs attached.  Sprinkle the other half cup of the chocolate chips in the middle and let stand 5 minutes until softened.  Spread the chocolate to the crust using decorative swirls. 

Garnish the pie with the cut-up Snickers and the peanuts (whatever amount suits you).  Allow to cool completely before cutting into serving wedges.

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