Saturday, March 14, 2015

No-Bake Snickers Bar Pie

Happy Pi Day! In case you’re not aware, every year math enthusiasts like myself celebrate Pi Day on March 14th because the date 03/14 is also the first three digits of pi (3.14), or π.

But today is not just any Pi Day. Oh no. This year Pi Day is extra special because it’s the first time in a century that the date is 3/14/15, which describes the first FIVE digits of pi, 3.1415. Excitement will peak at 9.26:53am when the date and time will describe pi to 10 digits.

Anyway, there’s your math lesson for today.

My mother is a math teacher, and for as long as I can remember we’ve celebrated Pi Day in the Wierks household by making pie of course.

So today I’m carrying on that tradition by sharing one of my favorite pie recipes – No-Bake Snickers Bar Pie. It’s very simple and you can whip it up within a matter of minutes. The pie tastes like a rich chocolate peanut butter mousse layered with Snickers pieces. Delicious!

I got to make the pie on live TV at Fox59 this morning, and as you can see by the video we all had way too much fun!

No-Bake Snickers Bar Pie
Yield: Makes about 16 servings

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup chunky or creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup Snickers bars chopped (or about 3-regular sized snickers)
  • 8 ounces whipped topping (I use Cool Whip)
  • 1 prepared graham cracker pie crusts or chocolate cookie pie crusts

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and peanut butter until creamy.
  2. Stir in chopped Snickers.
  3. Add the whipped topping just and stir until just mixed.
  4. Gently add the filling to the pie crust and smooth with a spatula
  5. If you want, drizzle chocolate and caramel syrup on top and sprinkle with additional Snickers.
  6. Refrigerate at least two hours before serving.

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