Vinnie scores a Take-Five pie (a post by Molly)

One score and three days ago, a small baby boy was born. Yesterday we celebrated birthdays for my brother Vinnie, who turned 20, and my Grandpa John, who turned 83. For the second time, my brother issued a pie challenge; to make a pie we’ve never had before. Challenge Accepted! This year we rang in my brother’s birthday with a Take-Five pie.

For those of you not familiar with the Take-Five candy bar (I pity you), the Take-Five candy bar has caramel, peanut butter, pretzel and peanuts all coated in chocolate. As my mother would say, it’s the best candy bar ever invented. Yesterday I decided to create a pie as an ode to this wonderful candy bar (and my brother… he’s pretty cool too).  With a pretzel crust, chocolate peanut butter filling, and caramel drizzle, this pie earned a spot on the Molly B and Me most decadent pie list. The perfect way to celebrate my brother becoming an age with a name.

Now that my brother has become a score, I’ve decided that my next aspiration in life should be to become an age with a name. An Indiction is fifteen years, so I’ll be waiting eight month and eleven days until my age has a name. Ah well…

But I digress, really this post isn’t about me (although I am pretty interesting), it’s about my brother Vinnie and a pie that embodies his awesomeness. And Vinnie’s coolness will last much longer than the pie… which will be gone by tomorrow.

Take-Five Pie

Pretzel Crust

1½ cups Pretzel Crumbs

½ cup Melted butter

Mix and press into pie pan, refrigerate immediately

Filling

Two cups heavy whipping cream

1 pkg.  instant vanilla pudding mix

¼ cup cocoa powder

¼ cup powdered sugar

3 tbsp. Peanut Butter

¼ cup butter

¼ cup brown sugar

  1. With a hand mixer, mix one cup of heavy cream, the instant vanilla pudding, and cocoa powder on high until thick. Spread into pie crust
  2. With a hand mixer, mix the other cup of heavy cream, powdered sugar and peanut butter on high with until stiff peaks form. Spread in pie crust over chocolate.
  3. In a saucepan on low heat melt butter and mix in brown sugar. Stir constantly until sugar dissolves. Immediately drizzle over pie.
John enjoying his pre-pie cupcake

John enjoying his pre-pie cupcake

Vinnie enjoying his pre-pie cupcake

Vinnie enjoying his pre-pie cupcake

John and Vinnie preparing for the candle blowing

John and Vinnie preparing for the candle blowing

The inhale…

…and the exhale

The only pie that can compete with my brother in coolness

The only pie that can compete with my brother in coolness

The decadent ode to the Take-Five
The decadent ode to the Take-Five Candybar
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Posted on December 14, 2012, in Family, humor, Recipes, Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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