Hot Mess Nutella Snickers Pie!!! A creamy Nutella filling loaded with crushed peanuts and mini chocolate chips and topped with peanuts, whipped cream and bits of Snickers! This no bake pie is dessert heaven! From the cookbook, No-Bake Treats by Julianne Bayer.
I’m home! To say I had a full week last week is an understatement. I’m not superstitious but I do believe when bad things happen, they happen in 3’s. Last week before I left for NYC, my husband Paul was driving home late and a deer came out of no where and hit the car. Paul stopped immediately and got out of the car and the deer got up and ran off. Thank you God it was ok. I’m praying the deer wasn’t hurt too badly. Makes me so sad. I’ve never even seen deers anywhere close to our house before.
Then, the first day I was in NYC. . I spilled coffee all over my laptop. I always have to have coffee in the morning and I didn’t want to venture out in NYC at 6am to get coffee, so I ordered room service. The coffee comes in a carafe/pitcher/coffee pot type thing and I was going for my 3rd cup. . a little came out and so I – not thinking- tilted the entire thing over and of course, all the coffee came spilling out. All over my beloved laptop.
I freaked. I immediately flipped the thing over and tried to get as much of the coffee as possible with a towel. Then, I left it open and face down for about 30 to 45 minutes and then tried to turn it on. It came on for like a second and then started flashing and then the screen went dead. And so did my heart.
I keep an insane amount of information on my desktop. . I do back up stuff periodically to our icloud and server but don’t remember the last time I did that. Long story short, I found a place in NYC that was able to get all the data and stuff off my hard drive! So, the day was saved. Or, so I thought.
That same day, while I was in an uber heading over to the Apple place to fix my laptop, I get a call from my kids’ elementary school. Madeline was hit by a swing during recess and knocked unconscious for 15 seconds.
It was crazy you guys. You never want to get a call like that, especially when you are hundreds of miles away from your child and can’t get home fast enough. I call my mother to pick up Madeline, I call my husband to go home and take Madeline to the ER. First, it was she was hit in the head, then they think it was the back of her neck. No one really knows what happened. And no adult saw any of this happen. They got the story from a kid or kids watching. I’m going in this morning to say thank you to the staff and assistant principal who helped Madeline and my mother and was so kind and caring. Madeline is absolutely fine and was more shaken up by the whole ordeal. I am so thankful that she is ok.
And according to my counting skills, that’s three things. No more bad things can happen to me or my family!
And because I love you guys, my readers, I’m here today with 3 great things for YOU! First up, this Snickers pie.
This Snickers pie is so crazy delicious. . as a kid, Snickers were actually one of my favorite candy bars so this pie tastes extra delicious for me. This will cure any chocolate cravings and you Nutella lovers will flip over this! It does take some time to make and because it’s no-bake, you need to refrigerate it for 4 to 6 hours, or overnight.
But it’s worth it you guys. It’s so worth it. Just look at this Snickers pie.
This pie is from my friend, Julianne‘s new cookbook, No-Bake Treats! And one of you lucky readers can win a copy of this book! Just leave a comment below saying why you want to win it! Good luck! Open to residents within the United States only.
This cookbook is packed with cheesecakes, pies, layered desserts, icebox cakes, tarts, ice cream, frozen treats, cookies, bars and puddings and parfaits! And they are all no-bake!
Every recipe in this cookbook has a beautiful photo so you know what the dessert looks like. Some are time intensive and others are easy but all of the recipes are well written and easy to follow. I’m so making these Salted Pistachio Dark Chocolate Truffles (page 167). Oh my!
And this Dulce de Leche Pie (page 57). Holy wow! I’m convinced this is the only no-bake dessert cookbook you will ever need! Everything is in here.
Congrats to you, Julianne, on this beautiful and delicious cookbook! Hooray!
Because I like lists: The 3 GREAT things for you guys:
- The Snickers Pie recipe
- The giveaway
- And this. Just watch it.
To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below saying why you want to win it! Good luck! Open to residents within the United States only. Giveaway runs for one week through Sunday, 10/9. Winner will be contacted on Monday, 10/10.
Hot Mess Nutella Snickers Pie
FOR THE CRUST:
- 1, 14 oz package Oreos
- 1 stick 8 tbsp butter
FOR THE FILLING:
- 1 package 8 oz, cream cheese softened
- 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup Nutella
- 1/2 cup salted peanuts chopped
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
FOR THE TOPPING:
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 peanuts
- 1/4 cup salted caramel
- 2/3 Snickers chopped
FOR THE CRUST:
- Prepare a 9 inch springform pan by lightly greasing the edges of the pan with cooking spray, then wiping gently with a paper towel.
- Grind the cookies into fine crumbs using a food processor or blender. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the butter for 45 to 60 seconds until the butter is melted. In a separate medium-size bowl, pour the melted butter into the cookie crumbs and stir until there are no dry crumbs left. Pour the crumbs into the pan and press firmly into the bottom and up the sides to create a thick crust.
FOR THE FILLING:
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese at low speed for 30 seconds with the whisk attachment to eliminate any lumps. Increase the speed to medium and slowly start adding the heavy whipping cream, about 1/4 cup at a time. The idea is to slowly add the heavy whipping cream so that the cream cheese will not be lumpy. It should resemble a liquid consistency. Once all of the heavy cream has been added, increase the speed to high until the mixture becomes bubbly. Slowly add the powdered sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
- Turn off the mixer and spoon the Nutella into the mixing bowl. Beat the Nutella into the whipped cream slowly at first, and once it starts to mix increase the speed to medium-high and beat for 30 seconds or until stiff peaks form again.
- Fold the chopped peanuts and mini chocolate chips into the batter with a spatula, and pour the filling into the prepared crust. Cover and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours.*
FOR THE TOPPING:
- Prepare the whipped cream by placing the mixing bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes to chill. Pour the heavy whipping cream into the chilled bowl and use an electric mixer to beat the heavy cream on medium-high speed until the cream get bubbly. Slowly add the powdered sugar and continue beating on high speed until stiff peaks form.
- Remove the sides of the springform pan. Sprinkle the top of the pie with peanuts and drizzle on some of the caramel. Pipe the whipped cream in a large circular motion, creating 10 or so peaks of whipped cream near the edge of the pie. Chop the snickers bars into smaller pieces, placing a small piece of each whipped cream peak, and then pile the remaining snickers in the middle of the pie. Drizzle with the remaining caramel. I suggest freezing this for 20-30 minutes before slicing. This will help ensure a cleaner slice. Also, I suggest using a clean, sharp knife to cut.
Excerpted from No Bake Treats: Incredible Unbaked Cheesecakes, Icebox Cakes, Pies and More by Julianne Bayer. Copyright © 2016. Reprinted with permission from Page Street Publishing Co.