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Twix Bar Cheesecake Pie… A Pie Contest Winner!

Every fall my son and I enter our community’s pie contest. I’m really not very good at pies (crust challenged, you see…) and my son likes choosing a recipe that’s easy enough to make by himself. RecipeBoy (9) ended up winning the contest this year… with his Twix Bar Cheesecake Pie! I asked him if he’d like to write a guest post, but he was more interested in playing with his friends.  He did make a point to advise me to “make sure you explain how to make it well to your readers… and show all of the pictures.”

You can print out the instructions for the recipe by clicking on the title, but here’s a little photo how-to that my son asked me to share with you:

Dump oreos in the food processor and pulse them into crumbs (or crush them to crumbs in a large zip bag).

Pour the crumbs into a bowl, add melted butter and stir it all up.

Scrape the oreo mixture into a pie plate. Use your (clean) hands to pat the crumbs onto the bottom & up the sides of the plate. Then put the pie plate into the freezer for 30 minutes to firm up the crust.

Chop the Twix bars into small pieces. Crack eggs into a bowl with cream cheese. Add a waterfall of sugar too, and use an hand mixer to mix it all together.

Stir in the chopped Twix bars, then scrape the yummy Twix cheesecake mixture into the frozen pie crust.

Take another peek at the recipe to make sure you’re doing everything right. Then put the pie in the oven… veeeeery carefully and bake it until it’s done.

Let the pie cool completely. Drizzle chocolate and caramel on top and then scatter some more chunks of Twix Bar on top of the syrups. It’s done! Keep it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve it.

My son says: “If you make this pie, you might win a contest because people really like candy bars.” And he says this from experience… last year he took home a ribbon for his Snicker’s Bar Pie! This recipe can be found here: Twix Cheesecake Pie.

I didn’t win a ribbon in this contest myself, but it’s no big deal to me.  I made a pie that I found on Food 52Brown Butter Apple & Cheddar Pie. It sounded interesting, and I thought it tasted pretty good too, but I don’t think it was quite a hit-out-of-the-park recipe.

I’m hopelessly pie-challenged… I can never seem to make them as well as Grandma used to.  Let me know if you have tips for me so I can come up w/ a prize-winning pie recipe for myself next year!  Or maybe I should just take my son’s advice and go w/ a candy-bar-themed pie instead 😉

57 Responses to “Twix Bar Cheesecake Pie… A Pie Contest Winner!”

  1. postedOct 4, 2010 6:41 AM

    Congratulationbs to your son the twix cheesecake pie sounds like a winning combination to me too. I think your apple pie looks fabulous, lovely and golden brown to top

  2. postedOct 4, 2010 6:55 AM

    Congrats to Recipe Boy! His creation looks fantastic!

  3. postedOct 4, 2010 6:57 AM

    Twix….in a pie….with caramel sauce! Lori, you have one smart kid! Congrats to him on the blue ribbon. It DOES look like a winner!

    {Yours looks beautiful, too!}

  4. postedOct 4, 2010 7:02 AM

    WOW! That looks delicious! Congratulations!… 🙂

  5. postedOct 4, 2010 7:04 AM

    Too cute! You have another pro baker in the house! Congrats to your son for his blue ribbon! The pie looks and sounds so yummy!
    And Lori, I don’t know what your talking about with the crust challenge…your pie turned out beautiful!

  6. postedOct 4, 2010 7:05 AM

    Great job, RecipeBoy! Definitely a winner with both Twix and Oreos in the recipe!

  7. postedOct 4, 2010 7:08 AM

    Congratulations, Recipe Boy! That pie looks incredible. I could go for a slice of that for breakfast, I MEAN dessert… yeah, dessert….

    No tips from me on making a better pie. I, too, am crust challenged. Don’t tell, but I use ready-made crusts. Shhhh.

  8. postedOct 4, 2010 7:27 AM

    CONGRATS RECIPE BOY! I think he has a lot to be proud of…and it looked delicious! Your pie looked amazing too! 🙂 I’m not as big on pie as I am chocolate, cake and ice cream, but a good pie is worth it! Keep trying! I always make a Martha Stewart Apple Pie…it always turns out perfect…of course Martha did the hard part of creating it. I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with next!

  9. postedOct 4, 2010 8:01 AM

    How cute! I have two sons who also like to create in the kitchen…

  10. postedOct 4, 2010 8:06 AM

    Wow, that looks yummy! Good job Recipe Boy!

  11. postedOct 4, 2010 9:03 AM

    Great job Recipe Boy! That looks delicious!!

  12. postedOct 4, 2010 9:07 AM

    Congrats RecipeBoy! What a cutie and what a great baker. You aren’t pie challenged…you have RecipeBoy to make your pies! 🙂 – mary

  13. postedOct 4, 2010 10:10 AM
    Martha Upshaw

    Now THAT’s my kind of pie, “RecipeBoy”! Congratulations. I’ll be making it for SURE.

    • postedOct 4, 2010 10:23 AM

      @Martha Upshaw, Oh my gosh, Martha- B is going to be so excited that you commented on his post 🙂

    • postedOct 4, 2010 5:17 PM
      Martha Upshaw

      @Lori Lange, In addition, I meant to add that “somebody” is doing a bang-up job of photographing each step. Real pros you are.

  14. postedOct 4, 2010 10:24 AM

    Woww first place. What was the prize? That pie looks fantastic, I probably wouldn’t submit it for judging, instead sit down with a good movie and a fork and simply gobble it all up.

  15. postedOct 4, 2010 10:30 AM

    Wow! Congratulations to your son! My girl wracked up a few ribbons herself this weekend and I am so proud as you must be too! And it looks decadent for sure!

  16. postedOct 4, 2010 10:30 AM

    This is so cute Lori! Your son is a rockstar! Huge congrats to him!

  17. postedOct 4, 2010 10:33 AM

    Congrats to your son!! That pie does look and sound amazing. I’m pretty pie challenged as well, but I do love making them. The best crust I’ve made has half butter and half shortening – it’s the only way I can get it to taste good and to stay flaky!

  18. postedOct 4, 2010 10:33 AM

    Congratulations to your Blue Ribbon winner!

    As for the pies, what part do you need help with? The secret to a great crust IMHO is two-fold: a great recipe and keeping the water ice-cold. 🙂

  19. postedOct 4, 2010 10:33 AM

    Yum! That looks like my kind of pie… You’re right that everyone loves candy bars! 🙂

  20. postedOct 4, 2010 10:35 AM

    Yay! Congratulations on the win! That looks sooooo good. My family loves Twix – I know we would enjoy this one. Now I’m wondering what kind of candy bar will be in next year’s pie?!

  21. postedOct 4, 2010 10:36 AM

    I’m impressed. It’s great to see kids working in the kitchen.

    I won a blue ribbon at a pie baking contest when I was 12 years old, or thereabouts. We titled the pie “Almost Heaven Dolly Sods Huckleberry Pie.” Nobody else had entered my division, but even so, I was pleased as anything.

  22. postedOct 4, 2010 10:40 AM

    Great job!

  23. postedOct 4, 2010 10:42 AM

    Congrats to your son.

  24. postedOct 4, 2010 10:45 AM

    10/10 to you son for his delightful pie and 10/10 for you for inspiring him so much. That apple and cheddar pie has my vote though!!

  25. postedOct 4, 2010 10:51 AM

    Congratulations to your son. That is great! How proud he must be. I usually end up sharing your recipes on facebook and this one definately will be shared.

  26. postedOct 4, 2010 10:54 AM

    WOW!!! My two loves, Twix and cheesecake! I’m literally drooling!! Way to go!!

  27. postedOct 4, 2010 11:17 AM

    so cute that you do this together!

  28. postedOct 4, 2010 11:23 AM

    Oh my gosh – this pie would make me think I’ve died and gone to heaven. Some of my faves all in one!
    Congrats to your cutie!

  29. postedOct 4, 2010 11:46 AM

    That cheesecake looks amazing. It makes me want to run out and buy some Twix and Oreos and make it today.

  30. postedOct 4, 2010 12:37 PM
    Sandie {ABL}

    I love this! Congratulations to Recipe Boy for creating one, fine pie and winning the blue ribbon 🙂

  31. postedOct 4, 2010 1:15 PM

    OMG….Twix & Cheesecake & I can’t forget the Oreo crust. There oughta be a law!!! lol

    Congrats on your Blue Ribbon!

  32. postedOct 4, 2010 3:02 PM

    Congrats recipe boy! The toppings make it stand out. Great for presentation.

  33. postedOct 4, 2010 3:08 PM
    Leslie Green

    Congrats to your little chef!!!

  34. postedOct 4, 2010 6:12 PM
    Darlene Gorgoni Edem

    A big SHOUT-OUT for Recipe Boy! Awesome pie! The apple didn’t fall far from the tree.. or should I say the Twix!

  35. postedOct 4, 2010 6:26 PM

    I can see why he won! That looks insanely good!

  36. postedOct 4, 2010 6:34 PM
    Karen Carney

    I seem to remember that he won another contest last year. You must be teaching him well. I’m amazed at what he has accomplished. Congratulations!

  37. postedOct 4, 2010 9:02 PM

    I think that brown butter apple & cheddar pie looks amazing! Recipeboy is right =) people do love candy bars!

  38. postedOct 5, 2010 3:13 AM

    Oh my! Let us know when the Recipe Boy blog is up and running. 😉

  39. postedOct 5, 2010 4:04 AM

    WHAT a fun post! Love your son’s how to, it’s wonderful 🙂 That pie looks positively sinful. I think your pie looks pretty spectacular too lady 🙂

  40. postedOct 5, 2010 6:39 AM

    Congrats to you, I know you are all so proud, and I am making the twix bar cheesecake today because of the pictures!! Will make the Brown Butter Apple and Cheddar next week!! wow two great pies!! Great job!!!

  41. postedOct 5, 2010 7:23 PM

    Congratulations and oh my goodness, that looks sinfully delicious.

  42. postedOct 5, 2010 10:22 PM
    RecipeGirl's Mom

    Congratulations “Recipeboy” I am so proud of you!!!!! Your pie looked SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS!!!! The ribbon fit you well.

    Recipegirl: Better luck next time!

  43. postedOct 6, 2010 3:27 PM

    They look Scrumptious!! Recipe Boy did an amazing job- so much so I wanted to lick the screen! I just love his dimples, too, btw! Lori, yours is beautiful no matter what, and without a doubt tastes wonderful!

  44. postedOct 6, 2010 5:37 PM

    What a yummy looking prize-winning pie. Love all the photos.

  45. postedOct 7, 2010 2:21 PM

    What a great job your son did! My son (8 years old) saw this post and said, “That boy’s a pie maker?! I want to be a pie maker, too!”

  46. postedOct 10, 2010 10:03 AM

    Great job you got me drooling! Is there a difference between a cheesecake pie and a cheesecake?

  47. postedOct 12, 2010 7:06 AM

    Please tell your son that his cheese cake recipe is “out of this world”. I didn’t have any Twix Bars so I used Snicker Bars instead. Absolutely fantastic! My husband doesn’t even like cheese cake and he ate 4 pieces. I am sold on only baking my cheese cakes from now on. What a difference. Thank you again. P.S. You will defineately win next year if you use candy bars in your pie recipe. You pie looked wonderful and I’m sure it tasted wonderful too. Regards, beany53

  48. postedOct 14, 2010 9:00 AM

    wow, I love this idea!
    looks so delicious!

    have a nice time!

  49. postedNov 2, 2010 10:05 AM

    Congratulations RecipieBoy! This looks amazing, and both Mike & Jeremy want to make this very soon! Can’t wait to try it! Lori I know you are so proud that your son shares your passion in the kitchen. Loved the step by step photos. Jeremy says, “I want to be famous like recipeboy!”

  50. postedNov 11, 2010 2:47 PM

    Wow, great job you guys!!! Both look yummy!

  51. postedJan 2, 2011 9:33 PM

    My son is going to love this! It looks so delicious!

  52. postedSep 14, 2013 12:47 PM

    I made this Twix Bar cheesecake for my college aged grandson’s birthday, who just loves Twix! What a hit! Everyone is still talking about it. He said, “It was really ‘the BOMB!” (which means really GOOD!) :} It has been a couple weeks now, and still he is talking about with that wonderful gazing look in eyes, like “more?”

    Obviously, I will have to make it more often. I did cheat a little and used a pre-made chocolate crust. It saved me a little time and energy, and I don’t believe my grandson cared. The only thing is the photo looks a little tacky, but I got up real close and cropped the tin pan out of the photos.

    Thanks was this recipe which brought so much delight to my family.

  53. postedNov 7, 2013 5:45 AM

    This pie looks amazing! I want to make it for a family reunion pie contest but i need to make it a day before the contest Do you think it will be good if eaten and judged the day after its made?

    • postedNov 7, 2013 7:55 AM

      Yes, I think it should hold up just fine! Maybe add the toppings on the day of the event?

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