Frozen Peanut Butter Butterfinger Pie look scrumptious? With my iPad and a Hipstamatic app, every way worked. But, I forced myself to cut back the numbers, knowing my readers wouldn’t want to look at 20-plus photos of a slice of pie.
You’ll find this no-bake ~ that’s right, there’s no baking ~ creation at the blog known as Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. Once I saw her pictures and read this March 5, 2013 blog entry, I knew I had to make this pie. Always good to follow your instincts! And, in this case, just follow the recipe ~ no need to make any changes or adjustments.
I do have to point out that after I chopped up the Butterfingers candy to be folded into the filling, I found there were big chunks and lots of little crumbs. So, I folded the bigger chunks into the filling and sprinkled the crumbs on the bottom of the Chocolate Oreos Pie Crust before adding the filling. Having done that, I now realize I could have sprinkled them on top as decorations. Or saved some chunks, or whole mini Butterfingers, for decorating the top.
I’ll have to try each method. Which means I’ll have to make at least three more pies! Oh, my, so much pie...
As long as we’re talking about desserts ~ and chocolaty desserts at that ~ I’ll take a moment to mention the single-serve flour-free Microwave Chocolate Cake I made several months ago. The original recipe comes from Marc Matsumoto at PBS.org.
This is a 20-seconds-to-bake (microwave) cake that calls for heavy cream*. In lieu of said cream and not wanting to have more liquid leftovers, I used 2% milk, successfully! I sprinkled confectionery sugar on top. As a decorative alternative, top with fresh fruit such as a strawberry or with mint leaves. Or, sprinkle with colored sugar or non-pareils (the white sprinkles on certain chocolate candies).
* Recipes that call for whole milk, cream, Half’n’Half or even coconut milk often leave me with a surplus that I can’t bear to throw away. I measure out the remainder by tablespoons (ice cube tray, then freezer bag after hardens), or half-cups or cups (small mason jars, label and freeze)