You know how there are those baking recipes that just seem like they’re too good to be true? Maybe too easy to be true? We’ve got a favorite pie to make with simple ingredients, simple preparation, and it comes together in just under an hour. It’s a request that gets made over and over again, when we’re talking about desserts – and is even better topped with ice cream.
We learned about it on an episode of ‘You Gotta Eat Here’ we watched on the Food Network, this Texas Trash Pie recipe we watched on the Food Network in the Spring, we’ve made this pie as our go-to for family events, and have added in a few things along the way (like marshmallows, skor bits, anything interesting that we find in the bulk section). The recipe is very forgiving to add-ins!
It’s Texas Trash Pie
1 cup of crushed graham crackers
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup caramels (chopped up)
1 cup pretzels
1 9″ pie crust
1 can 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
Add the ingredients together in a bowl, pour the sweetened condensed milk over top of the ingredients. Mix it up well, and pour into the pie crust. Flatten it a bit, and bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
It’s one of the easiest things that you’re ever going to make. As the ingredients come together in the recipe, everything melts together, deliciously caramelizing – and makes for a chewy, crunchy, salty, sweet, hot mess of Texas Trash.
When you’re searching for the ingredients, I like the bulk bins. We have chocolate chips and coconut on hand, but the pretzels, caramels and graham crackers we easily picked up from the bulk bin at the store.
Premade pie crusts make this recipe even easier.We use refrigerated pie crust when we make it at home because it’s always the perfect size, without any dough leftover.