Dark Chocolate Chex Mix Pie

Dark Chocolate Chex Mix Pie | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Happy Christmas Eve. Or is it Merry Christmas Eve? Either way, you get the point. Me, wishing little ol’ you, a very Happy/Merry Almost Holidays. I’m excited for Christmas tomorrow, mainly because it will be a day when I am required to do absolutely nada. After a whirlwind month of parties, happy hours, cocktails, desserts, hockey games, and so many other things shoved into each and every day, I am ready for a day off. I’ve had fun, but now I’m ready to kick back in front of The Yule Log, open a few presents, eat some ham and “Squidgy Potatoes” for Christmas dinner, after eating an over-the-top decadent breakfast of Creme Brûlée French Toast. That’s right. I’m having Creme Brûlée French Toast for Christmas breakfast. My mom is making it as a belated Happy Birthday present. My mom is awesome. The only thing better than creme brûlée for breakfast is pie. Chocolate pie, with a hint of peanut butter, poured into a crust made out of crushed Chex Mix and melted butter. What a memorable Christmas morning would that be? Throw some bacon on the side and we’re talking perfection.

Dark Chocolate Chex Mix Pie | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 2 (8.75-oz)Bags Chex Mix Traditional Snack Mix
  • 1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 Cups Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 2 (9-inch) Disposable Aluminum Pie Plates

Filling:

Dark Chocolate Chex Mix Pie | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pulverize the Chex Mix in a food processor. You may have to do this in several small batches. Dump the Chex Mix crumbs into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add brown sugar and cinnamon to the mixture, and mix to combine with a fork.
  4. Pour in the melted butter, and mix well.
  5. Divide the mixture between the two aluminum pie plates and use your hands to press the crumbs into a crust.
  6. Bake each crust for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  7. Place the chopped chocolate and peanut butter in a large heatproof bowl; set aside
  8. Over medium heat, combine the cream, vanilla, and instant espresso. Bring to a simmer and then pour the hot mixture over the bowl of chocolate and peanut butter. Mix until all of the chocolate is melted.
  9. Divide the filling between the two pie crusts.
  10. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours before serving.
  11. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Dark Chocolate Chex Mix Pie | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Suggestions:

  • Use a sifter or fine mesh strainer to sift the powdered sugar over the top of the pie before serving.
  • Do not use natural peanut butter in this recipe, because of its higher oil content.
  • Substitute Milk Chocolate or Semi-Sweet Chocolate for a richer and sweeter pie.

Dark Chocolate Chex Mix Pie | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Improvements:

RECIPE ADAPTED FROM: Muddy Buddy Pie from The Crepes of Wrath




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  • Deb Levy

    Happy holidays to you, Colleen, and Lady Brenna!

    • Colleen

      Happy Holidays Deb!