Monday, June 22, 2009

Milk Chocolate Toffee Cream Pie

I am typing this up as I watch some telly. I love how the TV relaxes me at the end of the day. Have a cold drink and sit down with my lap top. His name is Lappy. Yes, he is a boy. Electronics are boys, cars are girls.

I have my little boy cuddled up next to me. Jack took a nap today so he is up late tonight. Ethan is manning the camotes (Ingram for "remotes"). We are flipping back and forth between Throwdown with Bobby Flay on the Food Network and the Maroon 5 concert on Palladia. Ever watched the concerts on Palladia? They are excellent. Filmed well and always great bands. So far I have seen Foo Fighters and Dave Matthews Band. My favorite between the two? I like Dave Grohl over Dave Matthews. Dave Grohl plays the guitar like he was born with it cradled in his arms. I so appreciate talented musicians that rule their instrument. Like John Popper from Blues Traveler. Have you ever seem him play the harmonica? He owns it.

On to milk chocolate toffee cream pie while Maroon 5 serenades. Want a quick impress? This comes together really quick and doesn't disappoint. It's smooth with an occasional crunch from the Heath bar. The cream cheese lends it's creaminess, but doesn't make the pie too cheesy, and too cheesy is so not my forte. Gosh, I hate that I don't love cheese.

1 chocolate crumb crust, from the grocery store or homemade
1 cup milk chocolate chips
3/4 cup heavy cream, divided
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 1.4 oz Heath bars, chopped

Pour the chocolate chips into a small bowl. In a small sauce pan, add 1/2 cup heavy cream. Over medium heat, bring the cream to a simmer. Pour warm cream over chocolate chips. Let stand for 5 minutes and then stir until smooth.

In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, brown sugar and vanilla. Beat with a hand mixer until smooth. Add the remaining 1/4 cup heavy cream. Gently stir in the melted, cooled chocolate. Fold in a handful of the chopped Heath bar. Pour into chocolate pie crust. Sprinkle remaining chopped Heath bar on top of the pie. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.


Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

My husband and I have a deal that if Dave Grohl asks me to marry him I can with no hard feelings ;)
I LOVE heath bar!!

Maria said...

This is my kind of dessert!

Shanicherie said...

Um, hello quick! Maybe I'll try and make this while I wait for this baby to pop out!

rabidrunner said...

I like Curt Cobain over Dave Grohl. But then again, I have a thing for dead musicians. Always have.

My Sensei said...

This looks so incredibly yummy! My fiance is obsessed with any kind of chocolate pies...oo and health bars..mmm my obsession :-)

Cakespy said...

Yay, Seattle reigns here! The joke in Seattle is that everyone sees Dave Matthews at Whole Foods. I think it's like, his favorite place in the city. The Foo Fighters pass through fairly frequently too!

What I am saying is, in a roundabout way, come to seattle and BRING THIS PIE.

mixingbowlkids said...

This looks so delicious!

Ingrid said...

You know what's a real bummer? Not liking chocolate! None of the kids or I are fans of it. Not too often do I make something that's totally chocolate. (I usually cut back on it when a recipe calls for it as an add in.)

Like right now I'm thinking "that pie sounds really good and I like cream cheese and toffee, maybe?!"

Shanicherie said...

Just FYI, I just finished whipping this up and set it in the fridge! I hope it's great! I sure did eat a lot of heath already though! So if a 10 months pregnant woman can do this, anyone can!

Jelli Bean said...

Just made this pie this morning with mint chocolates. It is fantastic! I just hope that it gets firmer, as it's been a few hours in the fridge, and still difficult to slice. Yum.

Jelli Bean said...

Made this pie again, and loved it. I had no problems with it firming up this time. I made it with semi-sweet chips, a basic pie shell, and used candied figs instead of Heath bars. Delish! Thanks again. This one is a real crowd (and my personal) favorite.