Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Candy Bar Pie

Here's another recipe from the "Mother-in-law files". You can use any kind of candy bar you'd like in this. I used Milky Way Caramel simply because at that moment, IT Guy thought those candy bars looked good while he was standing with me in the candy bar aisle. Snickers would be great....and I think Reese's would be fantastic. I'm not sure why this is called a pie unless it's because of the crust. It tasted more like cheesecake to me. But...whatever you call it, call it good!

Candy Bar Pie


1 9" pie crust ~ precooked in a 450 degree oven for 5 minutes

5 candy bars ~ any kind (I used the mini Milky Way Caramel kind. I bought two snack packs for $1.00 each. Each package had 6 candy bars in them and I used 10.)
1/2 cup sugar
12 ounces cream cheese ~ room temperature
2 eggs
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup peanut butter ~ I used chunky because that's what I had...but smooth is fine
2/3 cup chocolate chips
3 tablespoons heavy cream

Cut each candy bar into small pieces and sprinkle into precooked pie crust.

In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, cream cheese and eggs until well mixed.

Add sour cream and peanut butter and beat well.

Pour mixture over pie crust and smooth.

Bake at 325 degrees until the middle is set.

Chill pie overnight and drizzle with ganache.


In a small bowl, microwave the heavy cream until hot but not boiling. Add chocolate chips. whisk to smooth. Drizzle over chilled pie.

Here we go!

Place your pie crust in the pan. 
Bake the empty crust for about 5 minutes.

Chop your candy bars into small chunks.

Then sprinkle them in the prebaked crust.

Combine the cream cheese, eggs, and sugar.

Then add the sour cream and peanut butter.

Pour the cream cheese 
mixture over into the crust.

Then bake! Allow to cool.

Heat your cream in the microwave 
for little bit. You want it hot but not 
boiling. Maybe 45 seconds to a minutes. 
Then add the chocolate chips. 
Let them sit in the hot cream for a bit.

The whisk until smooth.

Drizzle over the pie/cheesecake.