How to make Nutcracker Family Restaurant’s Chocolate Snickers Candy Bar Cookie Pie
When Nancy Butcher read about General Mills’ Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest, she knew her decadent desserts would serve up a win. Her Chocolate Snickers Candy Bar Cookie Pie took the prize as the competition’s dessert recipe winner. The dish is a customer favorite at the Nutcracker Family Restaurant in Pataskala, where Butcher has been co-owner and dessert chef for over 20 years.
The pie begins with a boxed chocolate cake mix combined with an egg, water, butter and a chopped Snickers candy bar. The result is a cookie-like consistency that can be served warm with your favorite sundae toppings or devoured as-is.
“It’s delicious all by itself,” says Butcher. “You’ve got to remember, it’s a cookie inside a crust, so you can’t go wrong.” 63 E. Broad St., Pataskala 43062, 740/964-0056, nutcrackerpataskala.com
Chocolate Snickers Candy Bar Cookie Pie
1 16-ounce box devil’s food cake mix
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup Snickers candy bar, chopped
2 9-inch pie crusts, unbaked
Vanilla ice cream*
Additional chopped Snickers bar for garnish*
Combine cake mix in bowl with egg, water and butter. Mix by hand until mixture is wet. Add Snicker bars and mix together until it is like a cookie batter. Divide evenly and press evenly into each crust. Bake at 350 F for approximately 20 minutes (rotating pies once during bake time). Cut into 6, 8 or 10 slices. Serve warm or room temperature topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, caramel and chocolate sauce and a few more chopped Snickers. Do not refrigerate.