No Bake Twix Pie

An easy, no bake Twix Pie with a shortbread crust, caramel cream filling, and chocolate ganache topping, with chopped up Twix bars mixed in!

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I am on a pie kick. It seems like every idea I write down in my recipe notebook these days is some sort of pie.

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Funny thing is, I kinda hate to make pies. Well, more specifically, I hate to make pie crusts. With that part out of the way, pies are easy and a cinch. It’s the crusts that really get me. I think most of us can agree that it can be frustrating and tedious to roll out dough, right? Like at Christmastime when you make a double batch of cut out cookies and you are rolling dough for about 3 days straight? I’m certain you get where I’m coming from. And even if you’re making a cookie crust or graham cracker crust, crushing them all up to press into the pan is still not the most pleasurable of baking tasks. Hey, it’s just the way I feel.

In any event, I’m on a pie kick and there will be quite a few more to come, unless I can get myself to branch out. We shall see… I go where the inspiration takes me, and it’s currently stuck on pies.

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I have a recipe for a caramel cream pie that I found somewhere in my Grandma’s recipe books about a decade ago. I think it’s an ancient recipe, circa 1950s. However, I made it a few times when I found it, and remembered liking it a lot. I’d also made a mark on the recipe card that indicated that it was good. Back then I had a very sophisticated system of tracking whether I’d tred a recipe and whether I liked it. I would put a red dot on it. Brilliant, huh?

With the red dot as confirmation that it held promise, I made the pie again. Only this time, I wanted it to have more fluffiness and volume than I’d recalled from the past. Nothing that some extra melted caramels and a little Cool Whip couldn’t fix! With more caramel flavor and more lightness and volume from the light and airy Cool Whip, I had a to-die-for base for this caramel cream pie.

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I also wanted to transform the simple caramel cream pie into a Twix pie. See, I had a big bag of Twix candy bars burning a whole in my pantry. Also, and this probably doesn’t need explaining, but a Twix pie is always going to be better than just a caramel pie. Everything is better in excess, ya know? Since I had a shortbread crust on hand already, all I really needed to do was add some chocolate in the mix and boom: Twix pie.

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I cut up Twix bars and dropped them into the shortbread crust, spread the pie crust with the caramel cream filling, topped it with a chocolate ganache, and sprinkled the pie with more chopped Twix bars. Remember, more = better. Always.

I love Twix bars, and a pie representing all those flavors (and also including actual Twix bars).. this one nails it.

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No Bake Twix Pie
 
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An easy no bake caramel and chocolate pie with a shortbread crust - and chopped Twix bars!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 slices
Ingredients
  • 1 prepared shortbread crust
  • 1 - 12 oz. bag fun size twix bars, coarsely chopped
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • ¼ c. cold water
  • 1 - 11 oz. package caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 - 8 oz. container whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 c. milk chocolate chips
  • ⅓ c. heavy cream
Directions
  1. Scatter ⅔ of the chopped Twix bars on the bottom of the pie crust.
  2. In a small bowl, combine gelatin and cold water. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine caramels and milk.
  4. Cook until caramels are completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
  5. Whisk in the gelatin mixture.
  6. Pour the caramel mixture into a large heat-proof bowl and place in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes, until the mixture is tepid, checking it every 10 minutes or so to give a quick stir.
  7. Fold in the whipped topping.
  8. Spoon the caramel cream filling into the pie crust, carefully spreading it over the Twix pieces.
  9. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until pie sets.
  10. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the milk chocolate chips and heavy cream, and heat until mixture is just melted and smooth.
  11. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes, or until tepid, and spread evenly over the caramel filling.
  12. Top with remaining Twix pieces as garnish.
  13. Store in refrigerator.
  14. Remove from refrigerator 10-15 minutes before serving so that the Twix pieces can warm up a little. Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. says

    I kinda of hate making pies too just because of that darn crust. But this one looks fabulous and I heart twix and a no bake. You had me sold at the candy part, but now I wish I had a few slices. Pinned!

    • says

      I love Twix too! When I found the caramel cream pie recipe I’d tried years before, I just thought it would be perfect. It’s quite good! Thanks, girl!

  2. says

    My kinda pie, No Bake and with a Twix, what could be better!!
    Thanks for sharing on Friday Features this week, stop by for Wordless Wednesday as well.
    Have a great weekend!
    Karren

  3. says

    Hi Sarah, I was having a chocolate attack and saw your recipe in our Friday Features party last week and I just wanted to stop by and let you know that your post is featured this week, hope you would like to stop by and add other links. All Features are pinned!

    Have a beautiful week, Karren

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