I know that I made a S’mores pie not too long ago – and it was delicious if I do say so myself – but I wanted to improve on it and change it up. What could be more delicious that a Snickers?
Exactly. Nothing. Snickers is awesome, unless you’re craving a Milky Way.
Snickers bars have been around since 1930 when Mars introduced them. The bar was supposedly named after a horse that the Mars family owned – no wonder I favor these things! You have to love any company that would name a candy bar after their favorite horse. Recently the company has added several variations but I still like the original the best.
Anyway, I used the S’mores pie as a foundation and played around with it until this pie was created. And it was good. I think the horse would be proud.
Very, very good.
I was going to post it on Texas Well Seasoned but then I posted vanilla pudding on there and … well I needed a dessert post for RestlessChipotle. I mean, I haven’t posted many sweets here lately. It was time. Anyway that is why it is watermarked with the TWS brand and not the RC brand. It’s o.k.. I stole it from myself.
So, here it is. A chocolatey, peanut buttery crust smeared with caramel, sprinkled with honey roasted peanuts and then filled with ganache, topped with nougatty meringue and more caramel and peanuts on top.
You would usually expect a 9 inch pie to feed about 8 people but this pie is so rich you can easily cut it into 10 -12 servings. Cut it cold but let it sit out for about 30 minutes before serving. That will allow the ganache to soften up and get creamy.
You won’t need any whipped cream or ice cream to go with this pie. This is one of those desserts that you bring out after dinner or when you are talking with friends on a casual evening while lingering over a good, strong cup of coffee.