Make Your Own Twix Cheesecake Pie: Chow Bella's Halloween Showdown
Claire Lawton Katie's Twix pie.
Trick... or treat? For the latest Chow Bella showdown, our writers whipped up a dessert reminiscent of, or incorporating, their favorite Halloween candy. Check back all week for recipes; on Friday our critic Laura Hahnefeld will pick her favorite.
Today: Katie Johnson's Twix Cheesecake Pie
I've never been much of a whiz in the kitchen (unless you count burnt as a spice and partially frozen as a lowbrow form of molecular gastronomy). So when the challenge of making a Halloween-inspired dish using our favorite commercial candies presented itself, I took the easy way out: Twix Cheesecake Pie.
Yeah it sounds fancy what with the three part name and all, but honestly it's nearly impossible to screw up cheesecake, plus when I went recipe hunting on ye old inter webs I found a recipe on Recipe Girl that had supposedly won a blue ribbon in a local bake-off and incidentally, had been made by a 9-year-old boy (just the skill level I was hoping for).
What you'll need:
9 in pie dish
1 very large bag (around 30 count) of fun-sized Twix bars (why this size of candy bar is call 'fun' is beyond me. What's so fun about getting ripped off on chocolate? Answer me that, Mars Corporation)
1 package of regular single stuffed Oreos
2 8oz. packages of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (the 8 oz packages come in the foil bricks not the tubs)
4 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 Large eggs. Chicken eggs. (Just in case you weren't sure)
1/2 Cup White granulated sugar
Jar of caramel sauce
Jar of chocolate sauce (you will not even come close to using up either of these jars, so if already have a little leftover lying in your fridge, you're golden)
Last but not least, willpower -- lots of it.
What you'll need to do: