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Salted Caramel Chocolate Pie

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 5 hr 0 min
  • Servings 8

A creamy chocolate pie with a surprise caramel layer and a crust made from Nature Valley™ Dark Chocolate Granola Thins. MORE + LESS -

Girl Who Ate Everything
December 5, 2014

Ingredients

1
(10 ounce) box Nature Valley™ dark chocolate granola thins
1
tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
1/2
cup caramel topping (for ice cream), and additional for topping
1
teaspoon sea salt
8
ounces dark or semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1
cup heavy cream
2
tablespoons powdered sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla extract

Steps

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  • 1
    In a food processor or blender, pulse the Granola™ thins and butter until the consistency is fine crumbs and the texture of damp sand.
  • 2
    Press into the bottom and up the sides of a slightly greased 9 inch pie pan. You may want to line the bottom of the pie pan with a circle of parchment paper to ensure your slices come out if you're paranoid like me. Place in the freezer for about 10 minutes while you prepare the rest of the pie.
  • 3
    In a small bowl stir the sea salt into the 1/2 cup of caramel topping. Pour the caramel onto the chilled crust leaving 2 inches around the perimeter of the pie.
  • 4
    Return pie to the freezer and let the caramel chill while you prepare the chocolate layer.
  • 5
    Melt chocolate over a double boiler (a small bowl placed over a pot of simmering water). Once chocolate is melted remove from heat and stir in 1/2 of the cream whisking until smooth and incorporated. Add the other half of the cream and whisk until incorporated.
  • 6
    Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and whisk until incorporated. Let mixture cool 10 minutes. Poor into pie in an even layer. Chil pie for 5 hours or overnight.
  • 7
    Once pie has chilled and chocolate is firm, remove from freezer to serve. Drizzle with caramel and sprinkle with sea salt if desired. Top with fresh whipped cream and serve.
 

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More About This Recipe
  • Pi Day is coming up, so we're raising our forks to pies of all kinds, like this irresistible Salted Caramel Chocolate Pie.

    Pi Day is March 14th (get it? 3/14 ... as in 3.14, the Greek mathematical constant pi). Pi stands for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

    If all you heard was blah, blah, blah … just know that a pie is a circle, so you can eat as much pie as you want on this day and no one will judge you! And this Salted Caramel Chocolate Pie is definitely worthy of Pi Day.

    We start off by making the crust out of these Nature Valley Dark Chocolate Granola Thins.

    These little squares of granola are coated in a silky smooth dark chocolate on one side. They just happen to make an unbelievable crust for any pie.

    Just place the granola thins and butter in a food processor or blender and process them until they are fine crumbs and the consistency of wet sand. Press it into a pie plate to make your crust.

    It seems like we’re salting everything these days. But there’s a reason; something about the salt cuts the sweetness of the dish and tells our brain this is gooood! I added a little sea salt to some caramel and placed a generous layer on the bottom of the pie, making sure to stay away from the edges.

    Pour a rich chocolate layer on top and freeze until ready to serve. Look at this beautiful caramel peeking through the bottom of this pie.

    Serve with some fresh whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel, and if you live dangerously...an extra sprinkle of sea salt. It’s sweet, it’s salty, and it’s everything you could want in a pie ... on Pi Day or any day!

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