Somoa Cookie Pie

Somoa Cookie Pie

In the spirit of our Girl Scout Cookie season, we couldn’t get enough of the Somoa Cookies, so this weekend, I decided to give a try at a Somoa Cookie Pie! The results were amazing! Cookie crust topped with coconut, chocolate and caramel! Nothing’s better and now we can eat Somoa cookies anytime!

This recipe is a non-mixer recipe, super easy and the great thing is your Somoa Cookie Pie can be done from start to finish easily within 45 minutes! And with the week I’ve had, that’s exactly what I need, quick and easy dessert option for the family.

Enjoy the bake!

Trace

Somoa Cookie Pie

1.5 cups Coconut Shreds

1/2 cups salted butter

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 1/4 cup of all-purpose non bleached flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips reserved for later

1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk

6 oz of caramel candies

1/4 cup of heavy cream

Melt the butter and add you egg, vanilla and light brown sugar to a medium size bowl. Using a wooden spoon, stir completely until thoroughly combined.

Next, add the flour and salt mixture. I sifted the two together. Stir gently until completely moistened.

Using a spatula, pour the cookie mix into a 9″ pie plate greased.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.

While baking, make your caramel syrup, melting the candies removed from their wrappers in a microwave. Melt completely and then carefully add your heavy cream a little at a time and stir until combined thoroughly and you have a nice caramel sauce.

Sprinkle the semi-sweet chips on the cookie bottom, then add your coconut shreds and push all the way to the edges. Pour evenly the sweetened condensed milk. Evenly pour the caramel sauce.

Place in oven and bake for about 22-25 minutes.

Pull out and place on a cooling rack. While it cools, melt the reserved chocolate chips in the microwave to create the well-known Somoa Cookie stripes on top of the pie. I had extra chips left over and then sprinkled those on top of the stripes. However, I think it was too much chocolate! The balance was a bit off, but if you’re a lover of chocolate, bring it on!

There you have a Somoa Cookie Pie!

Enjoy the bake!

Somoa Cookie Pie

 

Girl Scout Cookie Crust Peanut Butter Pie

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Girl Scout Cookie Crust Peanut Butter Pie

In honor of the Girl Scout’s Birthday today, March 12…and where I live it’s Girl Scout Cookie time, I baked a beautiful and delicious Peanut Butter Pie using Girl Scout Cookies for the crust!

But before I go into how to make this my favorite bake this year, I want to thank my dear friend Deanna T. for the inspiration bake. She posted the most delicious looking pies (3) of them on Facebook. I just loved them and asked for the recipe. I found my granny’s recipe for her pie and then I looked into an old cook book and found a great recipe there too. So I combined them and made my own, incorporating Girl Scout Trefoils shortbread cookies for the crust! Readily available in front of our popular supermarket.

This pie strikes the perfect balance between sweet and salty. The cream center is a bit difficult to make, because you need about 10 minutes of patience stirring continuously, and that is not my forte, patience! But I stayed with it and the results are so worth it! The smooth texture, the delicious balance of peanut butter and the warm tones from the cookie crust…eating it is just like diving into a box of Girl Scout Dois dos (peanut butter cookies). RECOMMENDATION: Buy multiple boxes of the Trefoils and freeze them! You’re going to want to make this all-year round, trust me!

If you like peanut butter, you’ll LOVE this and if you like chocolate and peanut butter fan, just melt some chocolate melts and drizzle atop this pie! To die for!!

Enough already, here is the recipe! Enjoy the bake!!!!

Trace

Girl Scout Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

For the crust:

1 box Girl Scout Trefoils Cookies (about 2 1/4 cups of cookie crumbles)

1/4 cup of brown sugar

6 tbs of melted butter

For the pie filling:

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

3 egg yolks

1/8 tsp salt

1 can condensed milk (1.5 cups)

1 cup heavy whipping cream

2 tbs butter

2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup Smuckers all natural crunchy peanut butter

1 cup of confectioners sugar

Take an entire box of Girl Scout Trefoils cookies and in batches crumble in a food processor.

In a small bowl, add the brown sugar and melted butter, combine until crumbs are thoroughly mixed. Press into a 9-inch pie plate. Take your time and make sure it’s even and edges are nicely shaped. It will be a nice thick crust.

Bake the cookie crumbs 10 minutes, remove from heat and let cool.

While the crust bakes, combine sugars, cornstarch, egg yolks, salt into a medium sauce pan. Over medium heat, slowly whisk in milk and heavy cream until fully combined. Continue stirring (with lots of patience) until it begins to thicken. I used a spatula to ensure the bottom side edges get mixed into the mixture. It will thicken quickly after about 8 minutes. Continue on lower heat for about 2 more minutes.

Then add your butter and vanilla and stir in completely. Remove from heat…let cool with a covered pot or plastic wrap. I used both. This ensures the mixture doesn’t develop a “skin.”

Let the Girl Scout Cookie Crust cool while you’re making the filling. While the crust and filling is cooling a bit make your peanut butter crumbs.

Mix together the all natural peanut butter (crunchy) in with the confectioners sugar. Use your hand and combine until you garner big crumbs.

Take about 2 or 3 tablespoons of the crumbs and place on the bottom of the crumb crust. Slowly pour in the filling from the saucepan and smoothest evenly and to the edges of the crust.

Spoon over the remaining peanut butter crumbs evenly and carefully. Place in oven and bake for about 15-18 minutes. Your kitchen will begin to smell of peanut butter! Yummy!!

Remove and let pie cool completely before serving! Enjoy this fantastic Girl Scout Cookie Crust Peanut Butter Pie.

Message me or let me know how it worked out for you! What does your family think? I’d love to hear the results.  Enjoy the bake!

For other peanut butter recipes check out this amazing Cupcake Recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 978
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 47.2g 60%
Saturated Fat 19.5g 98%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 504mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 124.4g 45%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 59.5g
Protein 15.7g
Vitamin D 15mcg 75%
Calcium 128mg 10%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 165mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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