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Easy Chocolate and Caramel Pie with Pretzel Crust

CB-sponsored-post-white-400Hi there! I’m in the mountains, yay! It is so gorgeous out here but I’m happy to say I was still able to bring you this delicious post!  I have a super easy yet super yummy dessert for you! It combines two of my favorite flavor combos: chocolate with caramel and chocolate covered pretzels! I just love how it is salty and sweet at the same time, and I know you will love it too!

Easy Chocolate and Caramel Pie with Pretzel Crust

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So, the other day while shopping at Walmart, I spotted these new Milky Way Simply Caramel Bites! They were in the candy aisle and at a separate display in the middle of the aisle.

Easy Chocolate and Caramel Pie with Pretzel Crust #EatMoreBites #shop

I have tried different kinds of Bites in the past but never the Milky Way Simply Caramel. I’m glad I picked up two bags because Jeremy and I ate a bag while traveling up here to the mountains and the other bag I used to create today’s recipe!

Easy Chocolate and Caramel Pie with Pretzel Crust
 
 
Ingredients
  • Chocolate filling:
  • 7 oz. Milky Way Simply Caramel Bites
  • 1 Cup heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 4 Tbls sugar
  • 4 oz chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbls butter, unsalted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pretzel Crust:
  • 2 Cups pretzels
  • 8 Tbls butter, unsalted
  • Store bought caramel sauce for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place pretzels in a food processor and turn into crumbs. Melt 8 Tbls butter in the microwave and pulse with the pretzel crumbs. Press into a pie dish and bake for 5 minutes, take out of oven and let cool on counter.
  2. For the filling, melt the chocolate with the butter in the microwave on 20 second intervals until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add the whipping cream and vanilla. Add about 1 Tbls of the sugar and start to whip with a hand mixer. Add in the sugar 1 Tbls at a time and form stiff peaks.
  4. Place the chocolate and butter mixer in a large bowl and add half of the whipped cream. Mix to combine. Add the remaining whipped cream and fold in.
  5. Chop the Milky Way Simply Caramel Bites into a rough chop. Fold into the chocolate whipped cream mixture, saving some for garnish.
  6. Place the whipped cream mixture into the pretzel crust. Drizzle the caramel sauce on top and garnish with the chopped up Milky Way Simply Caramel Bites. Let set up in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Step by Step Directions

Easy Chocolate and Caramel Pie with Pretzel Crust #EatMoreBites #shop

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place pretzels in a food processor and turn into crumbs. Melt 8 Tbls butter in the microwave and pulse with the pretzel crumbs. Press into a pie dish and bake for 5 minutes, take out of oven and let cool on counter.

Easy Chocolate and Caramel Pie with Pretzel Crust #EatMoreBites #shop

For the filling, melt the chocolate with the butter in the microwave on 20 second intervals until smooth. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add the whipping cream and vanilla. Add about 1 Tbls of the sugar and start to whip with a hand mixer. Add in the sugar 1 Tbls at a time and form stiff peaks.

Easy Chocolate and Caramel Pie with Pretzel Crust #EatMoreBites #shop

Place the chocolate and butter mixer in a large bowl and add half of the whipped cream. Mix to combine. Add the remaining whipped cream and fold in.
Chop the Milky Way Simply Caramel Bites into a rough chop. Fold into the chocolate whipped cream mixture, saving some for garnish.

Easy Chocolate and Caramel Pie with Pretzel Crust #EatMoreBites #shop

Place the whipped cream mixture into the pretzel crust.

Easy Chocolate and Caramel Pie with Pretzel Crust #EatMoreBites #shop

Drizzle the caramel sauce on top and garnish with the chopped up Milky Way Simply Caramel Bites. Let set up in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Serve and enjoy!

See, super easy right?! This was a huge hit and it tastes like you slaved in the kitchen all afternoon!

I’m going to let you in on a little secret:

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Oh yea, coupons! I looove coupons. You can get $3.00 off two 6 oz. bags or larger OR $.75 off two 2.83 oz. bags. Also, you can join the #EatMoreBites Twitter party on Friday March 14th, from 1-2 pm eastern for a chance to win $550 in Walmart gift cards!

So, what do you think? Will you use this coupon to make my pie recipe, something of your own or just use them for snacking?!

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12 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    March 10, 2014

    Oh yum this looks sooo delicious!!! I don’t like regular pie crust, well really I don’t eat pie but only once a year. Pecan pie at Thanksgiving, but I scoop the filling out because I don’t like the crust. I do like pretzels, I bet they make a great pie crust, and added along with the chocolate and caramel. This pie has got to be wonderful. Pinning!

  2. avatar
    March 10, 2014

    Another great pie recipe using these yummy bites. Never even thought of that when I was coming up with a recipe. I need to make a pie Friday for kids class PI celebration. have to go search these out again!

  3. avatar
    March 10, 2014

    Dana, I ran across a photo of your pie on Google+ this morning and had to stop by and say it looks absolutely scrumptious. I think I would pay a lot of money for a piece of that pie come lunch time!

  4. avatar
    Brand says:
    March 13, 2014

    This looks really good! I’m glad to see you did this with a hand-mixer, too. That means I might be able to actually make it! Brandi from Collective Bias

  5. avatar
    Amy says:
    March 16, 2014

    I love that this has a pretzel crust for that extra mix of sweet and salty!

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  6. avatar
    Akaleistar says:
    March 16, 2014

    I’m all for the pretzel crust 🙂

  7. avatar
    Jess says:
    March 17, 2014

    This looks like something that oh so good…and oh so bad. LOL 🙂

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  8. avatar
    March 17, 2014

    This looks SO YUMMY! This would be great dessert for a backyard barbecue. Thank you for linking up to Plucky’s Second Thought. Im the co-host this week and wanted to introduce myself as well as let you know I’ve pinned this recipe to my desserts board!

  9. avatar
    Kristina says:
    March 20, 2014

    Oh that looks fun and decadent! I can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for linking it up to Snickerdoodle Sunday

  10. avatar
    Nicole says:
    March 23, 2014

    This is calling my name so loudly right now. Thank you for sharing. Pies usually scare me but this is definitely doable!

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