Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wrapping Up The Holiday's with Symphony Pie!

I have had some major bloggers block. We have been so busy this holiday season, as have all of you, but I have really struggled posting lately. My sister has bailed me out. I am pregnant, and I have no desire to look at food, and struggle making it. My family has suffered, that's for sure. It has been nice having so many parties and get togethers so that I don't have to cook as much. Now with the holiday's coming to a close, I've got to get back in the groove of making and planning meals. The thought really makes me ill. I like to eat what sounds good to me, but the rest of the family has to like it too. It's definitely a problem, and I can't wait for it to be over. I shouldn't complain. I have very easy pregnancies, compared to my sisters'. The beginning is my hardest part. On to this creamy Symphony pie dessert!

This is my GO TO dessert when I need something speedy, and delicious! I always make this pie to go along with a meal for a neighbor. You put it together in the morning, pop it in the freezer, and don't have to worry about it until you are ready to eat it, or deliver it. I got this recipe from an awesome neighbor who brought it to me after I had my first child. My husband and I fell in love with the dessert and HAD to have the recipe. We were sure that it was complicated, and had some special ingredients in it. We couldn't believe how easy it was. We have tried it several ways, but this is our favorite.

Symphony Pie

1 King Size Symphony bar (milk chocolate or toffee chip)
1/4 cup water
1 8 oz. tub Cool Whip
Graham Cracker Pie Crust

Break up Symphony bar and add water in large microwave safe bowl. Heat in microwave for 45 seconds. Remove and mix with spoon so that all of the chocolate is melted. Add Cool Whip and mix very well. I do this for about five minutes making sure that all of the chocolate is incorporated. Pour chocolate mixture into Graham Cracker Pie Crust and spread evenly. Cover and freeze for 3 hours before served. It will stay good in the freezer for weeks, but I guarantee you that it won't last that long.

***We prefer the Milk Chocolate over the toffee, but they are both fantastic. We stock up on the Symphony bars when they go for 10 for $10. Then we always have them on hand when we need them. This is a great pie to experiment with. We have done a Reese's pie with about 8-10 cups, made the exact same way. It was delicious.


Enjoy!!! Happy New Year!

12 comments:

Kami said...

Looks good, thanks Sara. I hope you get feeling better :)

Rachel said...

I've forgotten about this one! I'm going to make it this weekend for sure!

Jenny said...

Looks great to me! The less ingredients the better! Happy New Year!

Laura said...

That sounds simple and easy. I'll have to try it. I have a plain symphony bar in the house right now.

Prudy said...

Oh, congratulations! Take a break and put up your feet. There's always take out! I'm happy for you! I wish I could have a bite of that pie. I love Symphony Bars!

nikki said...

Congrats on the upcoming baby! This looks delicious! I tried your peppermint cookies, I used peppermint bark that I had and they were delicious! I also made your hula melts for my whole fam and they were a big hit! Thanks for such great recipes and I hope you start feeling better soon!

Becky said...

After reading this, I made a toffee bar one and it was SOOO good. My family loved it. I drizzled chocolate syrup on top and topped it off by sprinkling Heath toffee bits (you can buy them by the bag.) It was really good. Thanks!

~The Dippold's said...

Yummy!! The Symphony bar is my mom's favorite candybar. I bet she would just love this!! :)

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Lori said...

Hi! I was unable to find the king sized bars. Would this work if I used two regular size bars (4.5oz)?
Thanks!

LJ said...

Also, when you make the pie w/ reeses pb cups, do you use the smaller cups, or the bigger ones?
Thanks!

Rachel said...

LJ - I'm sorry we haven't responded to your questions. My sister is out of town and would have the answers to your questions. I'm trying to get a hold of her and as soon as I do, I will post make a post with the answers to your questions. Thanks.

LJ said...

No problem! Thanks for your response!