foodie fridays: peanut butter nutella pie with crispy bacon & crushed golden grahams

peanut butter nutella pie with crispy bacon & crushed golden grahams

Hair maintenance was a little tricky for me growing up.

I was never the girl that who could wash her hair, leave the house, and not look like a wet dog. I was never the girl with a full up-do at Prom. And, I was never the girl whose hair required one set of hot rollers. Come to think of it, I’m not entirely sure how I survived my teen years not looking like the lead singer from Poison.

peanut butter nutella pie with crispy bacon & crushed golden grahams

I remember getting up super early in high school and plugging in two sets of hot rollers. Bless my mother’s heart because in order to accomplish a complete head “curlage” before school started, it was a two person job. So, every Monday through Friday, there we would be in the bathroom. My mom would take one side of my head and I the other. Due to the lack of sleep and trying to work with hot objects at 6:30am, you can imagine the sounds my father and brothers heard coming out of that bathroom. I think that’s where the term “ear muffs” came from.

peanut butter nutella pie with crispy bacon & crushed golden grahams

Thankfully, by the time I was a senior in high school the flat iron came out, which gave my mother and I our sanity back. I should probably should write the CHI people and tell them they saved a mother-daughter relationship. It seems like the right thing to do.

And speaking of the right thing to do, I need to tell y’all about this peanut butter nutella pie. You’re probably thinking, “Oh, Lauren, the nutella pie scene is so 2011.” I would respond with, true, but what if I told you the crust was made of nutter-butter cookies and there’s zero yeast things in this pie? Then would you consider it be more 2014? Yes? Sa-weet!

Plus, the piece de resistance is the topping! Bacon and crushed Golden Grahams should totally be a cereal. Maybe not an everyday cereal, but a cereal nonetheless. So, what do you say? Join me in the peanut butter nutella pie with bacon and crushed golden love fest? Hot rollers not required.

peanut butter nutella pie with crispy bacon & crushed golden grahams

Peanut Butter Nutella Pie with Crispy Bacon & Crushed Golden Grahams

Yield: Makes one 9-inch pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes + 1 hour chill time

Cook Time: 10 minutes


1 1/2 cups Nutter Butter cookies
pinch of kosher salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup nutella
1/4 creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
2 cups cool whip
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons, bacon, cooked and chopped
1 cup crushed Golden Grahams


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place cookies with kosher salt into a food processor. Pulse until the cookies resemble almost a breadcrumb quality. Add the melted butter and pulse until the cookies like breadcrumbs are wet. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with non-stick cooking spray. Take the cookie crumbs, and press them gently and up the sides of the pie plate. You'll want to freeze the crust for about 15 minutes so it will set properly. Once the pie sets, take it out of the freezer and into the oven. Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let it cool completely before adding topping.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine peanut butter, nutella, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Stir until everything is well combined. Gently add the 1 cups of Cool Whip to the peanut butter nutella mixture. Spread the peanut butter nutella mixture into the crust. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

Once the pie is chilled, remove from fridge and spread the remaining 1 cup of Cool Whip on top. Top Cool Whip with bacon and crushed Golden Grahams. Serve immediately!

recipe adapted from Food and Wine Magazine

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36 Responses to “foodie fridays: peanut butter nutella pie with crispy bacon & crushed golden grahams”

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    Tieghan — September 27, 2013 at 13:04

    This is insane and I love it!! Wow oh wow! You killed this one!

    • Lauren replied: — September 27th, 2013 @ 13:59

      Thanks, Tieghan! Great minds think alike:)

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    Jenna — September 27, 2013 at 13:21

    This sounds and looks wonderful!!

    • Lauren replied: — September 27th, 2013 @ 13:59

      Thanks, Jenna! Have a great weekend!

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    Jenny Flake — September 27, 2013 at 13:25

    I had to drop what I was doing to come see your gorgeous pie! I need this in my life :) So yum!!

    • Lauren replied: — September 27th, 2013 @ 14:00

      Thanks, Jenny! It’s definitely a new fav. Have a great weekend!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — September 27, 2013 at 13:53

    This right here is totally why we’re friends. I mean, sure there’s other reasons too – but this is totally like the culmination of all of those reasons.

    • Lauren replied: — September 27th, 2013 @ 14:04

      Ha! Totally. You are the best, my dear! TWO WEEKS until I get to tackle hug you!

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    HeatherChristo — September 27, 2013 at 14:11

    I still have bad hair. Pretty much every day. But a slice of this pie would help me to not even notice :)

    • Lauren replied: — September 27th, 2013 @ 14:28

      Heather, I am always amazed at your sock bun! You rock it so well. Major jelly!

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    Ali @ Inspiralized — September 27, 2013 at 14:21

    Wow…… wow! That’s all I can say. I want this YESTERDAY! Great post, this is so creative and looks absolutely amazing.

    • Lauren replied: — September 27th, 2013 @ 14:29

      Thank you, Ali! It’s was definitely a huge ol’ hit in our house. Have a super fab weekend!

  7. #
    Julia — September 27, 2013 at 14:42

    Ohhhh this pie! Oooooohhhhhh this pie! That’s all I’ve got. It looks so good!

    • Lauren replied: — September 28th, 2013 @ 01:32

      Ha! I’ll take it! Have a great weekend, Julia!

  8. #
    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — September 27, 2013 at 15:24

    Wow, just wow. Nice touch with the bacon!

    • Lauren replied: — September 28th, 2013 @ 01:33

      Why, thank you, Leah! :)

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — September 27, 2013 at 16:10

    Don’t even get me started on childhood hair maintenance…for some reason my mom thought it was a good idea for me to have a perm. Yep, just as awesome as you’re imagining…me and my fro.

    This pie….want it, need it, have to have it!!

    • Lauren replied: — September 28th, 2013 @ 01:59

      NO WAY?!!!! You poor thing!!! Sigh, thankfully our teen years are long behind us and now we get to look forward to pie!

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    Jackie {The Beeroness} — September 27, 2013 at 17:20

    I want this for my birthday cake….pie. Birthday pie. It’s a thing.

    • Lauren replied: — September 28th, 2013 @ 01:59

      It’s totally a thing! Have a great weekend, Jackie! And congrats on the book tour!

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    Stephanie @ PlainChicken — September 27, 2013 at 17:30

    O-M-G! I love EVERYTHING about this! Delicious!

    • Lauren replied: — September 28th, 2013 @ 02:00

      Well, thank you, my dear! Have a super fab weekend!

  12. #
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — September 27, 2013 at 18:10

    What an amazing combination of flavors! Love it!

    • Lauren replied: — September 28th, 2013 @ 02:00

      Thanks, Jessica!! xoxo

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    Kathryn — September 27, 2013 at 20:04

    Seriously? This pie is just insane! In the best possible way of course. I want it so bad.

    • Lauren replied: — September 28th, 2013 @ 02:01

      Ha! Thanks, friend! I hope you have a smashing weekend!

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — September 28, 2013 at 02:11

    Oy, I feel ya. I have curly hair and it took me almost all of my teen years to figure out what to do with it. I am SO grateful there wasn’t Facebook back then. At least I can just hide those pictures under the bed. I would be TOTALLY down with a golden graham and bacon cereal. YUM!

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    Jamie — September 28, 2013 at 18:29

    Dude, you are my prettiest friend. And my friend with the best hair. Now, bring me some pie… sans bacon of course. :)

  16. #
    Joanne — September 29, 2013 at 01:25

    I spent my teenage years throwing gel in my hair like it was my job. WHAAAATTTT. Crunchy curls were in then. I swear it.

    Nutella could never go out of style in my heart. Loving this.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 30, 2013 at 05:02

    I don’t have curly hair, but my hair is wavy and if I just let it air dry, it just looks like a big frizzy mess! This is one of the only things I like about living in the desert, no humidity!

    This pie would make any bad hair day better!

  18. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — October 1, 2013 at 00:00

    A little piece of heaven right.

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    laurasmess — October 2, 2013 at 03:48

    This is gorgeous Lauren! Bacon bacon bacon. How I love thee. I’ve actually never eaten a golden graham. They sound wonderful though *stares wistfully at the screen*. I do love Nutella though. It’s like heaven in a jar. I can imagine how wonderful this pie must be!

    • Lauren replied: — October 3rd, 2013 @ 03:04

      Thank you! I am so glad you stopped by my blog! I hope you have a wonderful evening!

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — October 15, 2013 at 15:37

    holy crap..nutter butter cookies. in high school, THOSE were my fav..bought a package every day at lunch.. I dont even want to talk about my hair issues. I STILL have them..unless I straighten it every day (which I don’t have time for, its like one poofy mess.)

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