This Minions Cookie Candy-bar Pie is the perfect alternative to a birthday cake. Feeds a crowd, and a great way to use up leftover Halloween Candy!
Oh, YUM! Do I ever have a treat for you today! If your kids love Minions and cookies AND candy bars, they’ll flip for this crazy-awesome dessert that one of my hooligans recently celebrated his birthday with!
We are huge fans of the over-sized birthday cookie here at our house, so I just love this idea! A big birthday cookie is an easy alternative to baking and decorating a birthday cake, and you can still feed a lot of people with it.
We’re calling this creation the Minions Cookie Candy-Bar Pie because, well… that pretty much sums up exactly what it is.
To give credit where credit is due, the inspiration for this pan of Minion candy-cookie awesome-ness was Picky Palate’s Skillet-Baked Candy-Bar, Stuffed, Double Cookie.
I recently shared Picky Palate’s recipe on my Happy Hooligans’ facebook page, and one of my hooligan-moms spotted it. Her son had a birthday coming up, so she put her own creative spin on the recipe, and came up with a marvy Minion-ized version (using a spring form pan rather than a skillet) to serve on his birthday.
And here’s a little fun-fact: The birthday boy’s name is Will, and for years, when he was young, we all called him “Willy Wonka”. How fitting that his birthday dessert this year is this wonderful, candy-filled creation that would make Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka proud.
Ok. Let’s get baking!
Minions Cookie Candy-bar Pie Recipe:
Basically, we’re just tweaking Picky Palate’s recipe , so you’ll need to pop over to her site, and print it off (or jot down) her recipe. You’ll find her recipe for the Skillet-Baked Candy-Bar Cookie HERE.
Now, here’s what you’ll do to turn it into a Minion Cookie Candy-Bar Pie:
For the base of the dessert, you’ll need a package of Pillsbury’s Minions sugar cookie dough. Of course, you can use Pillsbury’s regular sugar cookie dough too. Look for it in the refrigerator aisle of your grocery store.
Cover the bottom of your spring-form pan, and press them together. Make sure the best printed side of the cookie is facing DOWN because that’s what you’ll see when you take them out of the pan.
Press the cookies together to form a solid base.
Add your candy bars. Will’s mom used full-sized candy bars instead of the bite-sized Halloween bars that Picky Palate used.
She cut up a combination of Mars Bars, Snickers, Peanut Butter Cups, Kit Kat and Twix, and scattered them over the cookie base.
Of course, you could use whatever chocolate treats you have on hand – Aero, Rolo, Jersey Milk, Wonderbar etc.
For the topping, baking time and temperature, she followed Picky Palate’s instructions to a tee.
Oh YUM! Just look at the results!
Isn’t this fun?
And when you flip it over… MINIONS!
Just think of all the varieties that are possible! Pillsbury always puts out holiday-themed, pre-cut cookies, so I imagine you could make one of these candy-bar/cookie pies suit just about any occasion!
Happy Birthday, Will! Thanks so much for letting me share your photos and fabulous dessert with everyone!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.