This Snickers Ice Cream Pie recipe is a 100% indulgent and irresistible dessert that is sure to be a crowd fave. Feel free to use Snickers or whatever favorite candy bars you love.
Expat craving alert.
We couldn’t let our first summer abroad go by without making at least one decadent ice cream pie to celebrate. And as you can see, we went all-out with every favorite American goodie that we could get our hands on here in Spain. Then layered everything high into one scrumptious, summer-celebrating, show-stopping masterpiece that we humbly call…
…the Ultimate Snickers Ice Cream Cake. ♡
It’s pretty much exactly what you think it is. We’re talkin’ an Oreo crust (classic), chocolate and vanilla ice cream (double the fun), two layers of chopped up Oreos and Snickers (because ‘Merica), a generous drizzle of caramel and chocolate sauce (pretty and delish), plus a sprinkle of flaked sea salt on top if you’re feeling fancy. And if you make it that far, I sure hope you’re in for fancy.
Friends, this cake is roughly 0% healthy. But I can assure you that it is fully 100% happy and nostalgic and delicious. And when you’re halfway around the world feeling a bit homesick — or hey, maybe spending Labor Day outside right in the heart of the USA this weekend — I can assure you that this one will hit the spot and taste just like home.
Let’s do this.
Ultimate Snickers Ice Cream Pie Ingredients:
How can you go wrong with this ingredient list?! You’ll need:
Snickers: Or Butterfingers, Twix, Health, Reese’s, Milky Way, you pick.
Oreos + Butter: For the crust, a classic.
Ice Cream: I went with half chocolate, half vanilla. But feel free to just pick one, or use whatever flavor(s) you love.
Magic Shell: Easily homemade with just chocolate chips and coconut oil. Or you can use store-bought chocolate syrup or hot fudge sauce.
Caramel Sauce: Either homemade or store-bought.
Flaky Sea Salt: An optional touch, but it is absolutely delicious and really balances the sweetness perfectly.
How To Make An Ice Cream Pie:
This is about the easiest kind of pie in the world to make, but it does require a bit of waiting/freezing in between steps. So plan ahead accordingly. Simply…
Make your crust. Blitz the Oreos in the food processor (or crumble with a rolling pin). Then combine with the melted butter, and press evenly into a 9-inch pie dish. Freeze for at least 15 minutes to let the crust firm up.
Create the first layer. While the crust is freezing, let your chocolate ice cream thaw on the counter for a bit until it is partially softened. (You don’t want it totally melted, but soft enough that you can spread it around with a spoon.) Once the crust is ready to go, spread the ice cream out in an even layer on the bottom half of the crust. Sprinkle evenly with diced Snickers and Oreos, and drizzle generously with the caramel sauce and chocolate magic shell, then sprinkle with a pinch of flaky sea salt. Freeze for at least 30 minutes, or until firm.
Create the second layer. Repeat with the vanilla ice cream, diced Snickers and Oreos, caramel sauce and magic shell, and flaky sea salt. Freeze for at least 30 minutes, or until firm.
Serve. Then slice, serve, and oh my word…enjoy. ♡♡♡
To Make The Crust: Add 30 Oreos to the bowl of a food processor. (Or you can do this step by hand.) Pulse until completely crumbled. Drizzle in the melted butter and puree until evenly combined, stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl down once if needed. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan. Freeze for at least 15 minutes before adding ice cream.
To Make The First Layer: Dice the Snickers bars and remaining Oreos and set aside. While the crust freezes, set the chocolate ice cream out on the counter to thaw until slightly softened. Then remove the crust from the freezer, and gently spoon the ice cream into the pie crust to fill it up about halfway, smoothing the top so that it is nice and flat. Sprinkle half of the Oreos and Snickers pieces evenly on top of the chocolate ice cream layer. Then drizzle with caramel sauce and magic shell, and sprinkle with a pinch of flaky sea salt. Return to the freezer and chill until firm, at least 30 minutes.
To Make The Second Layer: Set the vanilla ice cream out on the counter to thaw for about 10-15 minutes, until slightly softened. Gently spoon the vanilla ice cream on top of the chocolate layer, smoothing the top with a spoon. Sprinkle the remaining Oreos and Snickers pieces evenly on top of the vanilla ice cream layer. Then drizzle with caramel sauce and magic shell, and sprinkle with a pinch of flaky sea salt. Return to the freezer and chill until firm, at least 30 minutes.