French Silk Pie Bars

by Megan on July 25, 2014

French Silk Pie Bars // take a megabite

First things first… These aren’t recommended picnic fare. You see, I brought them to work on this tray and popped them in a cooler for the morning and when they got to the picnic they were a hot mess. I’m talkin’ not cute. Rumor has it someone set something on them? I would like to thank my close work friends for at least trying these jerks (and liking them even!) despite their messed up demeanor.

So anyhow! I love French Silk Pie, but next time I’ll bring cookies or Blueberry Crumble Bars to a picnic. I’ll save these for a dinner party, a winter party, an indoor party. BUT it doesn’t change the fact that these are all about the crust. I did half oreo and half graham cracker. And they’re skinny guys so if you want them taller, double up the filling or make them in a 9×13 pan instead of a baking sheet.

Oreo + Graham Crust // take a megabite

French Silk Pie Bars
Recipe adapted from my fave

Ingredients:

oreo crust -

  • 16-20 Oreos, crushed to crumbs in a food processor
  • 4 T butter, melted

graham cracker crust –

  • 1 package graham crackers
  • 4 T butter, melted

french silk -

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1 bag mini chocolate chips
  • whipped cream, optional

Directions:

  1. Make Oreo crust by mixing the crumbs with the butter and pressing onto half of a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper. Make graham cracker crust by mixing the crumbs with the butter and pressing on the other half of the baking sheet. Bake in a 350F oven for 8-10 minutes. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.
  2. Using an electric mixer cream the butter. Slowly add sugar and whip until smooth.
  3. Blend in chocolate until mixed evenly.
  4. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating 5 minutes after each; this is a must! (Skimping on the time will have runny results. It may induce tears.) Add vanilla and mix until combined, scraping the sides.
  5. Pour over pie crust in the prepared bread pan, and smooth to cover the whole crust. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight.
  6. In the morning, top with whipped cream and slice into squares. Enjoy!

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

Insta-living // take a megabite

BEER. BIKE. COOKIES. JAM. 

P.S. Whoa. Maybe I need to switch up my photo style? Shoes. Shoes. Shoes.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

sue/the view from great island July 25, 2014 at 5:40 pm

I’ve bookmarked this for the first winter party that comes along :)

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heather July 25, 2014 at 5:40 pm

<—crust girl. That cruuuuuust!

Ps. Shoes forever.

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 25, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Sweet goodness, these bars are gorgeous!!

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Thalia @ butter and brioche July 26, 2014 at 3:26 am

i too am a massive french silk pie fan, awesome idea creating a french silk pie bar! definitely will be recreating this recipe, looks seriously delicious.

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Cindy July 26, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Girl, I’d eat these with or without their make-up on.

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Bri | Bites of Bri July 28, 2014 at 6:57 am

These look great! I love the fun crust too :)

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thenik July 28, 2014 at 4:18 pm

“Beer.Bike.Cookies.Jam.”

Things we have in commons, reason I dig you, things that make life better. :)

But also, these bars speak to me. Sorry about your picnic mishap. I’m sure everyone still thought they were cuter than you did. :)

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Ricky & Sarah July 30, 2014 at 7:21 pm

So, there is a special place in our hearts for French Silk Pie. It’s a sentimental family story but let’s just say, now that we’ve found this recipe, it’s going on the “must make” list to surprise her family!

-Ricky And Sarah
http://www.CattailDown.com

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Ricky July 30, 2014 at 7:22 pm

These things look delicious! I can’t wait to try them out!

-III
http://www.AModernVillain.com

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Kate July 31, 2014 at 12:43 pm

What a bar! I don’t know what they looked like later, but they look incredible in the photo. Yum!

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sara August 2, 2014 at 2:25 pm

YUM. Love the half graham cracker/half oreo crust, fun! :)

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ATasteOfMadness August 2, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Why am I not eating these right now? They look perfect!

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Cecelia August 4, 2014 at 1:46 pm

This look sooo delicious! These pictures are really creative too. I’m having a link party for back to school stuff and I was wondering if you would like to share you post. Whoever checks out my site, it will link them back to your site. I just thought this would be a great back to school snack recipe. Here is the link if you want to share it. http://ceceliasgoodstuff.com/back-to-school-link-party

Sincerely, Cecelia.

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Leah August 5, 2014 at 4:18 pm

I am totally in love with turning anything into bars and these are definitely no exception – they look delicious!!

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Graham @ Glazed & Confused August 6, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Oreo AND graham??? Byeeee diet!

There’s a special place in hell for the coworker who smushed your lovely bars. :)

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Renee @ Awesome on $20 August 9, 2014 at 3:40 pm

I love French Silk Pie! Thanks for making it so simple!

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