This Chocolate Candy Bar Pie is super easy and super decadent … oh so decadent! And it couldn’t be easier to make.
A couple of years back a friend brought this delicious pie over for a gathering. It was one dadgum good pie. After one bite, I inquired about its goodness. Come to find out, it was a very naughty pie. Naughty indeed. I tucked the recipe away, far in the back of my mind for later blackmail needs.Recently, as I was looking through one of my aunt’s cookbooks, I stumbled across this same pie recipe. I couldn’t believe the recipe had been in my possession all this time. Probably a good thing for my hiney’s sake.
Like I said, it’s naughty, not just because of the ingredients, which we’ll get to in a moment, but because it’s just way too easy. It’s like cheating.
No. It is cheating.
It’s totally cheating.
I’m a cheater. So there.
This is naughty, cheatin’ pie making, y’all.
Let’s get to it.
You’ll need only four things: a graham cracker pie shell (homemade or store bought will do), slivered almonds (optional), chocolate candy bars (like Hershey’s, with or w/o almonds), and whipped topping. The original recipe calls for Hershey’s chocolate bars with almonds, but I goofed and bought the regular Hershey’s chocolate bar without almonds. It was delicious anyway. Use either.
Begin by melting the chocolate bars over a double boiler. I don’t own a double boiler, so I use a mixing bowl over a sauce pan. It works like a charm. Stir the chocolate until smooth. Once melted, if using the chocolate bars without almonds, add the chopped almonds if you’re using almonds. Mix well. Next, add the whipped topping.
Gently mix in whipped topping until smooth, then pour everything into the prepared pie shell. I was instructionally challenged when I made this and forgot to add slivered almonds to the top of the pie. So, if you’d like, add slivered almonds to the top of the pie at this point. Or not.
Cover and refrigerate for about four or five hours, until firm. If needed, you can speed up the firming process just a bit by putting it in the freezer for an hour, then refrigerate the pie for another two hours.
That’s it. That’s all. It’s as easy as pie. I had to say it. Can’t help it. I’m a cheese ball.
Anyway, here’s some advice, if you have some persuading to do, have this on hand.
If you are trying to make up with your spouse, have this on hand.
If you are applying for a that job you’ve been pining for, have this on hand.
It freezes well, so just plan to have this on hand for a backup. And for that matter, go ahead and make two while you’re at it.
I think you’ll enjoy these other chocolatey pies too:
Happy pie making!
- 6 1.5 oz. Hershey's Chocolate bars, with or without almonds
- ½ cup slivered almonds (optional), divided
- 1 8 oz. carton whipped topping
- 1 9" graham cracker or cookie pie crust (a baked pastry pie shell may be substituted)
- Begin by melting the chocolate bars over a double boiler, stirring until smooth. (Again, I don't own a double boiler, so I use a mixing bowl over a sauce pan. It works like a charm.)
- Once melted, if using the chocolate bars without almonds, slightly crush ¼ cup slivered almonds and mix into the melted chocolate. (If you don't like almonds, or are like me, forgetful, skip the almonds altogether.)
- Next, add the whipped topping, gently mix and pour into prepared pie shell.
- If using the almonds, evenly spread the remaining ¼ cup of slivered almonds on the top of the pie.
- Cover and refrigerate for about four or five hours, or until firm. If needed, speed up the firming process by putting covered pie in freezer for about an hour, then refrigerate for another two hours.