Candy Bar Pie

Jolayne Cooper


I saw this recipe in a cooking magazine called "Cuisine at home." It looked so good, I had to try it. I changed it by using CinStraw's recipe for "Nutty Crust." You can find it here on this site. I used an almond crust which made it even more like a candy bar. It was a great pie and wasn't as rich as I was expecting it to be, although it is rich enough. ENJOY!

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nutty crust
3/4 c
egg yolks
5 Tbsp
5 Tbsp
unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1 pinch
1 1/3 c
whole milk
1 1/3 c
heavy cream
2 Tbsp
unsalted butter
1 tsp
vanilla extract
4 c
sweetened, shredded coconut (10.5 oz.)
3/4 c
cream of coconut
1/4 c
light corn syrup
3 Tbsp
powdered sugar
3 Tbsp
unsalted butter, melted
1 c
heavy cream
1/4 c
cream of coconut
toasted sweetened, shredded coconut
toasted, sliced almonds


1Prepare pie crust and set it aside. You can find it here: "Nutty Crust"...CinStraw

I made it using Almonds to fit the candy bar theme.

2For the pudding, combine sugar, egg yolks, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and salt in a saucepan. Slowly whisk in milk and 1 1/3 cups cream and cook over low heat until mixture thickens and comes to a boil; cook 1 minute more, whisking constantly.

3Note: Slowly whisk the milk and cream into the egg yolks and cornstarch to prevent lumps from forming.

4Off heat, whisk 2 tablespoons butter and vanilla into pudding. Transfer the pudding to a bowl and press plastic wrap directly onto surface; chill until firm, about 2 hours.

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5For the coconut layer, mince shredded coconut in a food processor; mix with 3/4 cup cream of coconut, corn syrup, powdered sugar, and melted butter. Press layer into bottom of crust and chill until firm.

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6Spread pudding over the top. To keep the layers distinct, wait until the coconut layer is chilled to spread on the chocolate pudding.

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7For the whipped cream, beat 1 cup cream to soft peaks. Add 1/4 cup cream of coconut and beat until stiff peaks form. Top pie with whipped cream, toasted coconut, and toasted almonds.

8Note 1: For the best textured coconut layer, use a moist coconut like Baker's brand.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #coconut, #almonds