Monday, June 27, 2011

German Chocolate Cream Pie

German Chocolate isn’t really my cup of tea. However, the hubs and family love it! So when I came across a recipe for German Chocolate Cream Pie it was quickly bookmarked.

Finally, I was able to give it a try this past Father’s Day. It was rich, very rich, but well worth it!


12 pecan shortbread cookies, broken into pieces
4 Nature Valley granola bars {2 pouches from 8.9oz box}, crushed {3/4 cup}
1/3 Cup butter, melted

Chocolate Filling:

2 oz. cream cheese {from 8 oz. package}, softened
¼ Cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
¼ Cup Hershey’s semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted, cooled
1 container {8oz} cool whip, thawed

Coconut-Pecan Filling:

1 container {15oz} Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Coconut Pecan Filling
2 oz. cream cheese {from 8oz. package}
1 tablespoon milk
1 8oz. cool whip, thawed

1.       In food processor or blender, process cookies and granola until fine crumbs form; pour into med. Bowl and stir in melted butter with fork, mix well. Press mixture in bottom of ungreased 9-8 inch pie plate. Place in freezer just until firm, about 10 minutes.

2.       Meanwhile, in med, bowl, beat 2 oz. cream cheese, powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon mil with an electric mixer on med. Speed until blended. On low speed, beat in melted chocolate chips. In small bowl, reserve ¼ cup cool whip for garnish. On med. Speed, beat reaming topping from container into chocolate mixture until well blended.

3.       Spread 1/3 cup of the frosting evenly in bottom of crust. Spoon chocolate filling into crust, carefully spread. Place pie in freezer while making next layer.

4.       In large bowl, beat 2 oz. cream cheese, 1 tablespoon milk with reaming frosting using electric mixer on med. Speed until well blended. Reserve another ¼ cup cool whip from 8 oz. tub in same small bowl. Beat remaining topping from container into coconut-pecan mixture until well blended. Carefully spoon over chocolate filling; spread evenly. Carefully spread reserved ½ Cup whipped topping over the top. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and chill overnight.

I will be linking up to these blogs today Tempt My Tummy - Tuesday at the Table - Tasty Tuesday - Home Sweet Home


  1. I so wish we could get cool whip over here easily.

  2. Oooh, this sounds delish! Love German chocolate! :)

  3. That looks amazing! I think I found you when I was blog hopping the DIY projects and found your daughter's amazing room transformation!

  4. That sounds so good! And that crust sounds amazing...those are my favorite granola bars ever:)

  5. I've got this one bookmarked - it looks wonderful!! I love the extra coconut pecan filling - yummo!

  6. Wow! What a wonderful looking dessert. I love your picture :) Wednesdays I host a recipe swap and I'd love for you to come by and show off that delicious german chocolate pie. Have a blessed day!

  7. This looks so good. Would come over and share some of your recipes at my link party Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow?
    I hope to see you there!

  8. Oh my goodness. It's one in the morning, and I should be going to bed, but instead I'm looking at your delicious food and my stomach is grumbling - because, well, there's NOTHING better than chocolate! I (surprisingly!) have all the ingredients for this, and will totally be making it in the morning!

  9. Oh my goodness! This looks SO good! I'm going to feature it Friday (and make it tomorrow, ha!). Thanks for sharing!
    Scissors & Spatulas


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