dark chocolate salted caramel pie

My hubby is a big fan of the salted caramel craze that took over coffee shops and chocolate companies a couple years ago.  It was only appropriate, then, to make something with “salted caramel” in the title for his celebration dinner this past week. And it did not disappoint.

Tip: Don’t forget to sneak a couple Oreos as a little baking gift to yourself as you are preparing this treat. You’re working hard, after all.

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Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Pie

1 package (about 36) whole Oreos

1 cup (16 tablespoons) butter, divided

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream, divided

1 (12 oz) bag dark chocolate chips

Directions

Finely crush the Oreos with a food processor or blender. Stir crumbs together with 8 tablespoons melted butter until well combined. Press into the bottom and sides of a pie pan. Freeze crust for 10 minutes until set.

Combine remaining 8 tablespoons butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture begins to bubble. Continue cooking, whisking constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Slowly whisk in 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream until smooth. Cool caramel about 15 minutes.  Pour the caramel over the Oreo crust, then return to freezer for about 30-45 minutes until just chilled and set. (You don’t want the caramel to fully freeze.)

Place chocolate chips in a glass bowl. In a saucepan, bring 1 cup heavy whipping cream to a simmer over medium-high heat. Pour the cream over the chocolate chips and let sit for 5 minutes, then whisk until completely smooth. Pour the chocolate over the caramel and freeze for a final 30 minutes, until just chilled and set. OR refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve. Before serving, sprinkle the top with a flaky sea salt like kosher salt or Fleur De Sel.

Enjoy, my friends!

Recipe via Pinterest 

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