Chocolate. Bailey’s. Whipped Cream. More chocolate. Heath Bar. SERIOUSLY. Bailey’s Chocolate Freezer Pie is it. Jump to Recipe
Do you need a pie for a holiday? Any holiday. St. Patrick’s Day, perhaps? Christmas? New Year’s? A birthday?
Perfect Holiday Dessert … Or Any Weekend!
I just love the stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. I look for as many opportunities as possible to cook up a feast – really, just an excuse to make more desserts. Some years, we are lucky enough to have a Friendsgiving in addition to a traditional family Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is such a great holiday, why not celebrate it twice in one week? This Bailey’s chocolate freezer pie originated at one of our Friendsgivings and we have made it every holiday since – big and small.
This Bailey’s Chocolate Freezer Pie is requested all year long.
Dessert? Or Breakfast? You Choose.
Although not a traditional choice, the Bailey’s chocolate freezer pie is usually the hands-down favorite of the evening. It tastes just as good for breakfast in the morning with a gorgeous cup of coffee. This pie is surprisingly easy to make but it will WOW your guests.
If you don’t have Bailey’s on hand, skip it, just this once. I have made it with and without Bailey’s and it is delicious both ways. The Bailey’s puts it over the top, but this pie is still pretty darn good without it.
A note about chocolate cookie crusts: I like to make my own chocolate cookie crust because we need to keep it gluten-free here but, if you can take the shortcut, grab a premade cookie crust at the store if you want to save a step although making your own crust is super easy!
To make your own cookie crust, you just need chocolate cookies, butter, and sugar and a food processor. For this chocolate freezer pie, I use about 2 cups of gluten-free chocolate cookies, 1/2 cup of melted butter, and 3 tablespoons sugar. Combine in a food processor and then press into your pie pan. Freeze the pie crust while you are preparing the chocolate freezer pie layers.
Bailey’s For The Win
Baileys Chocolate Freezer Pie
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet or a mix of semi-sweet and dark)
- 2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 shot Baileys liqueur
- 1 pint whipping cream (use organic if you can)
- 1 cup Heath bar bits (or chopped Heath Bars)
- 1 9- inch chocolate cookie crust
- Combine marshmallows, chocolate and milk in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on 50% power for about a minute and a half - have your children watch the marshmallows expand exponentially! Stir. Heat for another minute on 50% power. Stir. Add about a shot of Baileys (or your favorite liqueur). Stir. The chocolate will be shiny and smooth. Set it aside and let it cool.
- In a stand mixer, mix the whipping cream on med-high to high until it looks like delicious whipped cream. Organic whipping cream will really taste better!
- Take about 1/2 to 2/3 of the whipped cream and fold it into the cooled chocolate. By folding, I mean to plop some whipped cream into the chocolate and then use a spatula to incorporate the two together - do not use a spoon and stir it or the whipped cream will deflate.
- Spoon the chocolate cream mixture into a 9-inch cookie pie crust.
- Fold about 1/2 cup of the Heath Bar Bits into the remaining whipped cream. Spoon evenly over the chocolate. Sprinkle the remaining Heath Bar Bits over the top of the pie.
- Cover and freeze for at least a few hours. This is a great pie to make a few days ahead to save yourself some last minute hassle. Enjoy!!