Sunday, November 20, 2011

Twix Cheesecake Pie...oh my!




Ding Ding Ding, sound the bells it's Holiday time.
Ding Ding Ding, time to run 5 miles before you keep reading.
Ding Ding Ding, time to run 7.8 miles before you keep reading.
Ding Ding Ding, time to add a treadmill to your Holiday Wish List...yeah that should cover this post.





So - I have told you I'm pregnant and well.. we all know what controls your life while in that state right...Guesses?

Creating a lovely room for the little one? nah
Preparing your existing little human for the new arrival? nah nah
Making sure you have all the proper contraptions to keep the baby entertained? triple nah





NAHHHH, none of those things, let's be honest.  The true things that keep your mind entwined in a pregnancy are...

1.  Food.
2.  Food with extra cheese.
3.  Food with extra cheese and butter.
4.  American Horror Story (LOVE IT)  Had to throw that in here.
5.  Candy leftover from Halloween - specifically chocolate bars.

There, you've been informed of how the pregnant mind works.





So basically I blame this on a co-worker, you can too should you decide to walk on the Twix Side with me...I have long had an affinity to its goodness...and how do you eat your twix?  Eating a twix is like eating an Oreo cookie (also in this recipe), everyone has their own methods.

I like to eat the cookie part off first because I'm a 33 year old lady and that's how I roll.  After the cookie is devoured I eat the caramel...then I go  back for more.  After 5 twix bars I sort of go cry in the corner and count the chins starting to form on my face.

Try it!





INGREDIENTS
Delightfully borrowed from Recipe Girl
{Full Printable Recipe}

CRUST:
20 Oreo cookies (with creme filling)
3 Tablespoons melted butter

FILLING:
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
16 coarsely chopped Twix "Fun Size" Candy Bars (2 cups total)

TOPPING (optional):
10 Oreos crushed
Strips of Parchment Paper





Directions:

Crust: Crush Oreos (either in a plastic bag or in a food processor) and mix with melted butter.






Using your fingers to press into a 9-inch pie dish; place into the freezer for about 30 minutes.






Filling: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. With an electric mixer in a large bowl, beat cream cheese with sugar and eggs until mixture is smooth. Stir in chopped Twix bars. Pour into frozen pie crust.







Bake until set, 35 to 45 minutes (mine was 40); let cool for 20-30 minutes.
Tip - Not sure your pie is set? Give it a jiggle, if there is NO wiggle in the middle your done.






Once your pie is fairly cool you can "stripe it".  Press the parchment stripes slightly into the pie.  Once stripes are placed, press crushed oreos over the exposed part of the pie.  Before you move those parchment stripes you need to tap & blow off the excess.  When done pull up the stripes very slow.

Chill in the fridge for a few hours before eating.







Don't worry about perfection, worry about your hips...actually scratch that, cut yourself some slack and enjoy this super food holiday week.



45 comments:

Yummy Mummy said...

Oh My is right! That looks amazing and I love the Oreo stripes! Yum! Happy Sunday !

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, that pie is a winner! What an irresistible treat.

Cheers,

Rosa

Chris said...

You rocked this one out. Great tip on how to get the striping.

I'm only 4 episodes into AHS, but thank goodness for DVR.

How To Be Perfect said...

Oh my indeed this looks amazing! I have to make cheesecake next week, I just cannot wait any longer. X

Just Cake Girl said...

That is such an amazing idea!!! I can totaly understand your pregnant min :) love it!!!

Sarah-Jane - SiliconeMoulds.com said...

wow - that's what I call a chocolate / candy laden cheesecake !

Megan said...

I love how you decorated the top.

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I love the way you think! Glad to hear everything is going well...

Allison at Novice Life said...

Oh my gosh YUM!

Jade said...

This sounds fabulous. Can you go wrong with Oreos and twix? How have you been feeling? Glad thing are going well.

Taylor said...

I am definitely going to be enjoying this awesome food-centered holiday coming up!! I have my pies already planned but I'm definitely saving this one for Christmas time!

Kay Heritage said...

My good heavens, this looks fabulous! And congratulations, Jennifurla! What wonderful news of your pregnancy. Hugs!

Valerie said...

This looks amazing! I love the drool-inducing step by step photos too. :D

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh my word! This looks absolutely heavenly I think I definitely need to make this! xo

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Look at you with your perfect little crumb stripes. That looks amazing!

Heather Schmitt-González said...

Mmmm...this is sinful. And glorious! That striping is so cool, too. I'm totally trying it.

Pam said...

This sounds incredible!!! AND I love Ammerican Horror Story too!

Daisy said...

love the stripes!!

teresa said...

twix are my FAVORITE! this looks incredible!

Val said...

Oh, heck yes!!! I need this pie today.

Sara said...

Oh wow, this looks incredibly delicious!! Yum. :)

Cathy said...

That looks just plain sinful. Twix is one of my favorite treats and I know I would love this pie.

aipi said...

What an ingenious recipe, totally droolworthy!
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Clements Family said...

Oh goodness..this sounds amazing!

Katie Mar said...

seriously? you're amazing. this looks awesome.

Pam said...

Oh my is right! It looks fantastic. I craved pasta and milk while I was pregnant - couldn't get enough of either.

ICook4Fun said...

This pie look so sinful!! It will be great for the coming Thanksgiving dinner. By the way, congratulations!!

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Oh my, I guess it's a good thing there's no chance of pregnancy here! Your Twix pie looks divine. Go ahead and have an extra piece for me and have a Happy Thanksgiving. I'm just thankful you're the one having the baby this year!

Rosemary said...

I'd love to blame a co-worker for this!

Lizzy said...

Your list seems awfully similiar to one of a peri-menopausal woman...not that I'd know ;) What a glorious pie...love me some Twix! Have a great Thanksgiving...feed that sweet brewing baby some pie!

Jay said...

looks irresistably hearty n full of nice texture..
Tasty Appetite

Jenn said...

OH MY GOD!! That just looks frickin' crazy good!!! I wouldn't even share that pie... not with anyone!!

Peggy said...

I'm not even pregnant and I'm craving this hardcore!

Mary said...

You can count me in. Your pie looks delicious and I'd love to have a slice of it with my coffee this afternoon. I have never refused a slice of cheesecake. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Yara Simón said...

I would love to try this, but I'm sure it'll be too chocolatey for me.

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Your patience with decorating while pregnant might put you in a whole other realm sister. This cheesecake is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. And YES on American Horror Story!!!! Yes, yes, yes!! Why aren't more people talking about it?

Reeni said...

How positively sinful! I'm glad you don't have to be pregnant to eat it. I'd be bummed. Congratulations!

Si said...

Oh My. PIN!
And I haven't heard of American Horror Story? I'll have to check it out . Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Monet said...

This couldn't sound any better! I hope you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving with family/friends. Thank you for sharing yet another tempting treat with me. I'm about to eat dinner...which is good, because I'm hungry now! Hugs and love.

Kim said...

Oh my....I only have one word: Dangerous!

Holly said...

Ummm, I dont think I could trust myself with this pie. I would run away and eat the whole thing all by myself! lol Looks AMAZING!!

Sue said...

"Oh my" is right! This looks amazing!

Clements Family said...

Oh my goodness...I must make this!

Erica said...

You're too funny ;). Glad this satisfied your pregnancy needs! It looks amazing. I want the crust...now

Tia the Baker said...

that looks sooooo good. twix bars are my favorite and so is cheesecake. so i'm sure i will love this.