Gooey Chocolate Caramel Fantasy Pie

When considering what kind of desserts to make I have a few criteria that must be met. If I am going to take the time to bake something and then consume a criminal amount of calories it better be worth it! It must have chocolate or caramel or cheesecake. Bonus points if I can incorporate a cookie crust into this dessert somehow. The answer is usually to make a multi layered dessert with a little bit of everything. I like chocolate. I like caramel. I like cookies. Why not combine them all for a truly sinful dessert? My friend Melissa made this for my birthday this year. In January. We all really loved it, so I of course requested the recipe. She immediately sent it to me. I had planned to make it right away but when I looked at the ingredient list I saw vanilla caramels listed. What is a vanilla caramel, and where do I buy them? I puzzled over this vanilla caramel situation for awhile and before I knew it I had forgotten all about the dessert I loved so much.

Luckily, this dessert popped back into my head a few weeks ago. I decided to just use regular caramels instead of vanilla caramels and I used Trader Joe’s Fleur de Sel caramel sauce instead of plain caramel sauce. I like to use Trader Joe’s caramel sauce at every opportunity. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should! This dessert is a breeze to make. Most of the ingredients I already had on hand. I saved about ½ of a piece for myself and gave the rest to my Mom to serve for her book club. I find that if I don’t give away all of these baked goods we make that I somehow end up eating them myself. So now, I try a bite and say good-bye! It is a hard task, but believe me, it is necessary. This dessert really has it all. Lots of chocolate, caramel, and nuts. Something for everyone!

Here is what you’ll need

Pulse the Oreos into fine crumbs

Combine the crumbs and the melted butter


Press into a 9 inch spring form pan. I couldn’t find my spring form pan so I used a pie dish. A spring form pan would definitely be better though!

Melt the caramels with the caramel sauce and then add the whipping cream

Stir in the pecans

Pour the caramel/nut mixture into the cookie crust. Refrigerate.

Melt the chocolate chips and stir in the whipping cream. Spread the chocolate over the pie.

You know you will be fantasizing about this pie until you make it!


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