How was your Thanksgiving? Are you full?
I actually ate more the day AFTER Thanksgiving than on the day itself. I feel like I let my guard down, thought I had Thanksgiving topped. I got cocky.
We are lucky enough to to have great friends and neighbors and the day after Thanksgiving we have “Friendsgiving”. Well, I was weak. I made and ate THIS and THIS and my friend made THESE and I all but licked the bowl clean.
I woke up Saturday morning telling myself I would only drink water until Christmas. It took me ’til about…say…9:30 am until I was back on food. I told you I was weak.
You wanna know what happened? Pie. Actually pudding pie.
I am not a pudding person. I have never been a pie person. Soooo, when I decided to make this I knew I wouldn’t be tempted.
I am wrong a lot.
Here’s the thing about this pie…it’s the pudding.
When I said I am not a pudding person that is true. I don’t like making it, I don’t like the texture, I don’t like the taste.
WELLLLLL, I had never made homemade pudding.
Life changer, people. Life. Changer.
Here’s what you need to know about this Candy Pie:
- Oreo crust? Check.
- Homemade chocolate pudding? Check.
- Milky Way? Check.
- Reese’s Cups? Check.
- Marshmallows? Check
- Brownies? Check.
- Whipped cream? Check.
- M&M’s? Check.
Do I have your attention? All of those ingredients rock my world…but it’s the pudding people…make it.
First make your Oreo crust, or use a store bought if you want…but they’re really easy. Just mash up some Oreos and mix with melted butter and press into a pie pan and bake.
Now, also, if you are feeling all “make-from-scratchy” go ahead and bake up some brownies. Whatever kind you like. If not, use store bought brownies. It really won’t make too much of a difference.
Next, make your pudding. Again, if you are really not into it, you can certainly use a boxed pudding mix, but I urge you to make the pudding.
While your pudding is cooling chop up you Milky Way and brownies. Spread them on top of your Oreo crust.
Then mix your Reese’s and marshmallows into your cooled pudding.
- 20 Oreos, crushed
- 2 Tbsp butter, melted
- 2 Tbsp milk
- ¾ cup sugar
- 3½ Tbsp cornstarch
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 2½ cups whole milk
- 4 egg yolks
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 3 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- ½ cup Mini Reese’s Cups or ½ cup chopped full size Reese’s
- ½ cup mini marshmallows
- ⅓ cup chopped Milky Way bars (approx 1 bar)
- ⅓ cup chopped brownies (either store-bought or homemade)
- 2 cups Whipped Cream (homemade or whipped topping)
- ⅓ cup M&M’s
- Heat oven to 350°.
- Mix your Oreos and melted butter together and press into a 9-inch pie plate. Bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
- In a medium sauce pan whisk together sugar, cornstarch and salt. Whisk in milk and egg yolks until well combined. Place saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly. When mixture comes to a boil, add butter, 1 tablespoon at a time and vanilla. Next add the chocolate a little at a time and whisk until melted. When melted and smooth, remove from heat. Let cool for 10 – 15 minutes and then fold in your Reese’s and marshmallows.
- Layer your crust with your Milky Way and brownies and then pour pudding mixture on top of that. Cover pie tightly with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
- When ready to serve, remove the plastic wrap and spread your whipped topping or whipped cream on the pudding. Garnish with your M&Ms.
- Serve cold.
Recipe adapted from: Perfect Pies
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