This chocolatey, nutty Snickers Pie is as smart as it is sweet; it takes Snickers and Special Dark chocolate minis from leftover Halloween candy and turns them into a decadent dessert for Thanksgiving. It’s a neat trick for turning leftover candy into a new treat, and a fun cooking project to DIT (Do It Together) for any other special occasion.

If your kids didn’t collect many Special Dark minis or you ate all the Snickers already, never fear! You can also make this Snickers Pie any time of year with bittersweet baking chocolate and chopped up full-size Snickers bars.

This Snickers Pie keeps in the refrigerator for up to a day before serving, so you can make it ahead of time. And it can serve a crowd! Since it’s is very rich and sweet, even a slim slice gives you a lot to be thankful for!

What You’ll Need

  • 8 ounces of crushed graham crackers (about 13 crackers)
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 36 Hershey’s Special Dark minis or 10 ounces special dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 ⅓ cups heavy cream
  • 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped salted peanuts
  • 8 Snickers minis, sliced
  • Peanuts for decor


Step One: Heat the oven to 350 degrees. While it’s preheating, crush the graham crackers into a fine crumb in a food processor, then add the sugar and melted butter and pulse to combine.

Step Two: Press the mixture up the sides and bottoms of a 9-inch pan with a removable bottom and bake for about 15 minutes, until the crust is slightly darkened at the edges. Let pie shell cook completely to room temperature.

Step Three: Place the chopped chocolate in a medium sized bowl. Heat the heavy cream over medium low heat until steamy but not boiling and pour it over the chopped chocolate. Stir to melt the chocolate and combine into a uniform mixture, stir in the vanilla, then pour into the tart shell.

Step Four: Let cool completely at room temperature for about one hour until it is set. Transfer the pie to the refrigerator to set for one more hour. Sprinkle the top of the tart with peanuts and chopped Snickers bars and serve.

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