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Crack Pie Bars from Momofuku Milk Bar

By Creativeculinary @CreativCulinary
These Crack Pie Bars are buttery and sweet and crunchy and chewy and well, outstanding. Famous as a pie, I decided to make them as bars and they were a huge hit!
Crack Pie Bars from Momofuku Milk Bar

Have you heard about the Crack Pie from Christina Tosi's bakery, the Momofuku Milk Bar in New York, City? I sure have...I've heard it mentioned over and over so many times that of course it's the first thing I had to make when a friend gifted me with a copy of the Momofuku Milk Bar Cookbook. Not being from NYC, I'm familiar with Christina from her work with Gordon Ramsey on the MasterChef series where she was the first woman judge. Known for her pastry and sweets, I expect to enjoy several of the recipes in this book. For this one I took only one liberty and decided to make Crack Pie Bars!

So how about this one? Well it is hard to describe but it's also highly addictive. Buttery and sweet, with a crumbled oat crust and a sweet buttery filling, it's a caramelized wonder. The crust is actually derived from a large 13X9″ oatmeal cookie that is baked in a pan and then crumbled into a smaller pan before the filling is added.

Crack Pie Bars from Momofuku Milk Bar

If you are familiar with Gooey Butter Cake, the topping for Crack Pie Bars is similar but in this instance, it almost melds with that crust and becomes one.

I had a friend who had some of the pie mention 'granola' like but that never struck me...but then when I make granola I always put fruit and nuts in it so I didn't have the same reference. Just trust me, it's rich and wonderful with coffee so you would be excused for stealing a bar for breakfast too.

Crack Pie Bars from Momofuku Milk Bar

One thing for certain; I cannot imagine eating a pie slice of this treat; one bar was enough for me. I'm so glad I tried this method; my friends totally devoured them. Now I did have someone on Facebook mention that she had heard that Christina's Crack Pie was really sweet. I was pretty much, 'Well, yeah, I mean it is dessert!'

It is indulgent but oh so good...indulge yourself!

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