Toffee Cream Pie {no fuss}

I know!  I’m double-posting today.  But I had two parties to attend, and a gal can’t show up empty-handed now, can she?

If you missed my earlier post, be sure to check out the Gingerbread Cookie Dough Peppermint Bark I made for the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats.

But this pie…oh, this pie is for a very special occasion.

See, growing up, I was always the shy kid.  The kid who took all advanced placement classes and played in the marching band.

You know the kind.

I wasn’t much of a party-goer, if you know what I mean.

So when Stephanie asked me to come party with her today to celebrate the launch of her new blog design over at Back for Seconds, I was super excited.  I’m finally in with the cool gals!

Does my hair look okay?  😉

But as I was preparing for the party, my week kind of went off track–so I needed a quick and easy recipe.  Fortunately for me, my mom suggested this Toffee Cream Pie after perusing through my new Taste of Home Magazine.

While there was some freezing time involved with this pie, the actual assembly time was less than 10 minutes.  And it would have been even faster had I used a ready-made cookie crust.  Since I live with a 5-year old, I almost always have graham crackers on hand, so I just used some of those.

Even though this pie is definitely no-fuss, it still tastes amazing.  And the great thing about it is that you can change it to suit your individual tastes.  Anyone have any leftover Butterfingers from Halloween?

I used fat-free half-and-half, Cool Whip Free, and sugar free pudding mix when making my pie, and it was still plenty rich and creamy.  But if you want to use the loaded versions, even better!  Also, I suppose you coule easily make your own sweetened whipped cream, but I’m going to be honest with you…I really do like Cool Whip.  🙂

Toffee Cream Pie {no fuss}
 
lightly adapted from Taste of Home Best Holiday Recipes, 2012
Ingredients
  • 15 (sheets) chocolate graham crackers, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1½ cups half-and-half
  • 1 3.4 ounce package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 12-ounce package Heath Bits O' Brickle pieces (or 6 1.4-ounce Heath candy bars, chopped)
  • 1 8-ounce carton Cool Whip, thawed and divided
  • chocolate sauce and caramel sauce, for serving
Method
  1. To make your pie crust, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the half-and-half and pudding mix until well combined. Let stand for 2 minutes. Stir in 1 cup of candy pieces. Fold in 2 cups Cool Whip, and transfer to crust.
  3. Spread the remaining Cool Whip on the top of the pie, and sprinkle with remaining candy. Cover and freeze until firm, about 4 hours.
  4. If desired, drizzle with chocolate sauce and caramel sauce prior to serving.

Make sure you stop over to Back for Seconds and check out her cool new digs (they’re purple, so you know I love ’em)!  And if you’re on Instagram, make sure to participate in her Snapshot Social.  You can find me following along, here.

 

I’m linked up at these great parties this week: Crazy Sweet Tuesdays, Trick or Treat Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesdays, Totally Tasty Tuesdays, Cast Party Wednesday, Whip it Up Wednesdays, Watcha’ Whipped Up Wednesdays, Eat, Pray {Read}, Love, Sweet Treats Thursday, Mrs. Fox’s Sweets, Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons, Itsy Bitsy Paper, Crumbs and Chaos, I’m Lovin’ It Fridays, Weekend Potluck, and Six Sister’s Stuff!

14 Comments

  1. Meghan @ The Tasty Fork

    Oh my! The pictures of that pie almost made my eyes pop out of my head. So amazing! Last night after eating my 10th kit kat bar, I swore off sweets till the weekend, but your toffee cream pie has made me forget all of that crazy talk.
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  2. Back For Seconds

    I’m one of the cool girls? Sweet! Haha
    I can’t believe you threw this together in less than 10 minutes. Awesome! And I love toffee. You get bonus points 🙂
    I am so thrilled to have you partying with us today, Ashley! I can’t wait to see your photos for the Snapshot Social! You’re the best 🙂
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  3. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    I. Love. This. Rich, creamy AND healthy? Girl, this and many more reasons is why we’re such good BFFs 🙂 this pie looks insanely good and I can definitely put down a couple slices, no problem! And even though I was the same in high school, I think we’d be BFFs then, too!!
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  4. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen

    Oh my this looks good! I love that it is sugar free! and I love that you are running with the cool girls now! It’s funny how some of those high school feeling never go away even when we are accomplished and sucessful adults. I feel that way all the time!
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  5. Heather

    this could be the most beautiful dessert I have ever seen! the fact that it’s easy – even better

    your pictures are amazing!!
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  6. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    Gorgeous pictures of an absolutely delish looking pie!!! I happen to have a whole bag of butterfingers in my cupboard right now…and Cool Whip in the freezer. I happen to prefer that stuff too:-)
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  7. Debbie

    Made it for dessert tonight. Can’t wait!!

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  8. Brandon

    I made two pies last night. One with the vanilla pudding and a chocolate crust and the other with chocolate pudding and a graham cracker crust. Both were extremely popular and literally took 5 minutes to prepare (minus the fridge time). I bet butterscotch would be fantastic, as well. My local grocer also sells an Oreo crust and that with Oreo pudding would be great. I love playing around with these simple/easy recipes.

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