Pie with Chicka

For the past month, Jack has decided that he wanted/needed to nurse or snuggle multiple times between the hours of 1am and 7am. Alas, that trend stopped last night with a marathon slumber from 7:30pm - 5am for Jack. Wooooooohoooooo! Consecutive hours of sleep can really work wonders for this Mommy. Besides snuggling with sweet Jack in the wee hours of the morning, I got some quality time surfing the world wide web. I came across a recipe for Twix Ice Cream Pie thanks to Two Peas and their Pod Blog and I just had to share! Oh my gosh, this recipe is a good one! 

Last Saturday morning Caroline spied the ingredients of the pie spread out on the counter and decided it would be a good time to help! So with Caroline standing at the counter and Jack in the baby carrier, we started to make this decadent and delicious pie. Side note...Caroline is VERY into the show Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood right now and she decided that Miss Elaina and O the Owl (2 of the show's characters) were going to help us too! 

Basically, the pie is a shortbread cookie crust with a layer of melted chocolate, vanilla ice cream with Twix candy bars and salted caramel in it, garnished with more Twix and more salted caramel. Caroline has a sweet tooth like her Mommy and whenever chocolate is involved, Caroline is interested! As I was cutting up the Twix bars, I heard a lot of, "I want more chicka please!" Chicka = chocolate :) 

Here are some pics from our pie making adventure! 

If you are looking for a relatively easy and yummy pie to complement your summer BBQ,

this pie is a winner!