This candy-loaded cookie pie is perfect for using up any leftover candy you have from Christmas or Valentine’s Day. It’s a cabinet-cleaner, for sure. And it’s not even really a pie, but a giant cookie that you slice. Chocolate chip cookies are my weakness, so this had to get gifted ASAP.
I used a bunch of Valentine’s Day-themed candy since it’s that time of the year — the time I secretly love for the aesthetic alone. I get a kick out of the pink explosion in the store aisles. I don’t care that it’s cliche. I dig it. Plus, I heart conversation hearts:
These also offered me the opportunity for a #nofaxgiven joke on my Instagram, too.
I used a regular pie pan, but feel free to use a cast iron skillet and serve it warm right in the skillet itself. or maybe in small personal-size skillets? Later on, this pie was served re-warmed with some vanilla ice cream and all was well in the world.
If I’m honest, I only had a tiny taste of this cookie pie since I’m keeping my sugar intake low, but I sure did want to eat more. And all the people on whom I pawned it off enjoyed it. It’s a giftable pie. If you want to keep the sugar low, you can always sub in sugar free candy and sugar substitute in the batter. I often use this brown sugar blend. But this recipe harnesses the power of real sugar and real candy for special occasions. Nom.
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- 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar (or sugar substitute)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup M&Ms, divided
- Handful mini Kisses, Rolos, or any chocolate candy you prefer (I used these and these)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Spray a 9-inch pie dish with cooking spray.
- Add the egg, brown sugar, white sugar, and vanilla extract to your melted butter and mix until smooth.
- Add flour and salt, and stir until just combined.
- Mix in chocolate chips.
- Add about half of the M&Ms and stir to combine.
- Add batter to pie dish and pack down.
- Add remaining M&Ms to the top of the batter along with an assortment of chocolate candies, arranging as you like. Push down into the batter.
- Bake for about 22-28 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.
- Allow pie to cool before cutting and serving.
If you make this recipe, share a photo and hashtag it #BIJOUXANDBITS. I’d love to see what you’re cooking!
Adapted from Ina Garten