Turtle Pie

Turtle Pie

Turtle Pie makes all the pie similes come true. Is it as sweet as pie? Yep, there’s a creamy chocolate layer stacked on top of a peanut-filled caramel layer that all sits on a buttery, chocolate-covered pie crust. That’s pretty delightful and tasty! Is it as easy as pie? Oh, you betcha! All you need is a fridge and a little bit of time, and you’ve got yourself some Turtle Pie! This will help everyone come out of their shells!

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For the crust:

  • 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 (9-inch) pie shell, store-bought or homemade, baked and cooled

For the caramel layer:

  • 20 caramel cubes
  • 1/4 cup cream or milk
  • 1 1/4 cups salted peanuts

For the chocolate layer:

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (8-ounce) container imitation whipped topping

Optional, for garnish:

  • imitation whipped topping, to taste
  • caramel sauce, to taste
  • peanuts, to taste, chopped


Step 1 -In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 2 tablespoons of the chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of the butter in the microwave in 20-second increments until melted.

Step 2 -Spread the chocolate-butter mixture on the bottom of the pie crust.

Step 3 -Chill the chocolate-covered pie crust until it is set, about 10-15 minutes.

Step 4 -In a microwave-safe glass bowl, melt the caramels and the cream in the microwave in 20-second increments until melted, stirring often.

Step 5 -Allow the melted caramel-cream mixture to cool slightly.

Step 6 -Combine 1 1/4 cups of the peanuts with the cooled caramel-cream mixture and pour it on top of the chocolate-butter layer in the pie shell.

Step 7 -Chill the pie for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.

Step 8 -In another microwave-safe bowl, melt the remaining chocolate chips and the remaining butter until smooth, about 1 minute.

Step 9 -Let the chocolate-butter mixture sit for 15 minutes.

Step 10 -Fold about 1/3 of the carton of the imitation whipped topping into the cooled chocolate mixture. Then fold in the remaining 2/3 of the carton of the imitation whipped topping.

Step 11 -Spread the chocolate-butter mixture over the caramel-cream layer in the pie shell.

Step 12 -Chill the pie until it is set, at least 4 hours and up to overnight.

Step 13 -Top the pie with the remaining imitation whipped topping, a drizzle of the caramel, and the remaining peanuts just before serving.

Step 14 -Plate and serve.

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