Thursday, July 23, 2009

No Bake Desserts

This summer it seems I've been asked to bring a dessert to several different functions. Since I haven't wanted to use my oven much I've been trying to find no bake summer dessert recipes. I've stumbled on some keepers this year.

We've enjoyed the following this summer Reeces Peanut Butter Squares, Homemade Twix Bars, Homemade Thin Mints and French Silk Pie. I highly recommend all of these.
Today I thought I'd share how easy it is to make French Silk Pie, it's finished in about 20 minutes and will wow your guests every time. If you do take this to a picnic I'd suggest you keep some ice packs around the pie to keep it cool.

French Silk Pie
1-8 inch graham cracker pie crust
1/2 c. unsalted butter softened
3/4 c. sugar
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate squares
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs
Cool Whip
Hershey or other Chocolate Bar-room temperature

1. Prepare graham cracker crust. Combine 1 1/2 c. crushed graham crackers, 1/3 c. melted butter & 4 T. Sugar mix together then press in pie plate. Pop in freezer while you prepare your french silk pie.

2. Melt Chocolate in microwave on half power, stirring every 30 seconds. Set aside to cool

3. In your mixing bowl combine cream butter then gradually add sugar.

4. Combine Chocolate & vanilla to your butter and sugar mixture. Combine until mixed.

5. Add 1 egg and beat for 5 minutes.

6. Stop frequently to scrap the edges of your bowl. After 5 minutes add your second egg and continue beating an additional 5 minutes, stopping frequently to scrap the edges of your bowl.

7. Mix until all granules have dissolved.

8. Pour & smooth into pie crust and allow to chill for at least 1 hour.

9. Shave your chocolate bar, add cool whip to pie and top with chocolate shavings.

Enjoy! Check out other great recipes at the Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap this week.


  1. I love French Silk Pie and I love that there's turning on the oven for it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. My daughter loves to bake - I'm going to share this post with her! Great recipes!

  3. I love no-bake recipes and best of all it's chocolate. Anything chocolate goes in my recipe box. I need a new recipe box just for chocolate recipes. THANKS!!! for the GREAT!!! recipe. Geri


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