Oh my word you guys, I am a HUGE FAN of the Paradise Pie at Chili’s Grill & Bar! So as you can imagine, I was very disappointed the last time that I went to Chili’s and saw that it was no longer a menu item.
I’m sure that my thighs were thankful, but I just knew that I needed to see if I could find a knock-off recipe for this treat that would hit the spot the way that the original does and I found just the one!!!
I found it at this AMAZING website that has tons of really yummy recipes and many of them are restaurant copycats…anyway, if you get a chance to stop by that site, please do, you won’t be disappointed. I just had to ask if I could share this recipe with you guys too and I was told that I could, so lets just jump right in.
I’m going to start with showing you guys all the ingredients and steps and then I have a free printable recipe card down at the bottom. Make sure to print it out or at least bookmark this blog post, because once you have tasted it you are going to want to make this for most any special occasion.
Here are all the ingredients spread out, of course I noticed AFTER getting half way through making it that I had forgotten to picture the milk with all these ingredients, so sorry about that.
This recipe only makes four servings, so I was making it in teeny tiny dishes, but you can always double or triple it for however many servings you need, I just thought I would point it out that this is a very small batch dessert so that you’re not confused as you’re making it.
Before we get too far into the process, I wanted to share with you all links to five of my other recipes that you’ll love too:
- Chocolate Cherry Dr Pepper Cobbler (slow cooker)
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Mac ‘N Cheese
- Clean Eating No Bake Cookies
- Banana Nut Cake With Sour Cream Frosting
- Five Minute Fudge (small batch of Grandma’s recipe adapted for the microwave)
Now back to learning how to make CopyCat Chili’s Paradise Pie.
In a small glass bowl add your Graham Cracker Crumbs, Sugar, and Melted Butter.
Then press the crust mixture into the bottom of a small casserole dish (see recipe for size). This was literally the smallest casserole dish I had and it turned out perfect.
Then sprinkle with chocolate chips and melt them in the oven for five minutes.
Remove from oven and use a spatula/scraper to spread out the chocolate.
Then set that aside and prepare to make the second layer. In another small bowl add the remaining dry ingredients.
Whisk them together.
Then add the remaining wet ingredients.
Now it’s time to add the chunky ingredients…don’t you just love how technical I’m being… lol. I’m tired, sorry.
Mix those well too.
It’s ready to add the second layer on top of the first layer.
Spread it out evenly with a spatula.
When it’s time to serve, you can skip this step if you want to save some calories or just aren’t worried about being fancy, but you place butter (the recipe calls for two Tablespoons per serving but I found that one Tablespoon is more than enough) on an oven-safe dish and let it melt.
Below is how it looked with one Tablespoon of melted butter.
Sprinkle it with Cinnamon.
Then, if you want you can add some chocolate and hot fudge like I did.
Next place a piece of warm Paradise Pie on top.
Then you just top it with ice cream, more hot fudge, and more caramel and it is ready to serve!!!!!
Are you craving it yet? If not, you should be.
- ⅓ C Graham Cracker Crumbs (honey)
- 3 T Sugar
- 3 T Butter (unsalted and melted)
- ⅓ C Chocolate Chips
- ½ C Flour
- ¼ C Sugar
- ¾ tsp Baking Powder
- ⅓ C Milk
- 1 T Oil
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- ⅓ C Chocolate Chips
- ¼ C Shredded Coconut (sweetened)
- ¼ C Walnuts or Almonds (crushed)
- For Serving:
- Extra Butter
- Dash of Cinnamon
- Hot Fudge and Caramel Toppings
- For the crust: Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine melted butter with the graham cracker crumbs and sugar in a small bowl. Press into bottom of a 1-quart casserole dish. Top evenly with chocolate chips and bake for 5 minutes until chocolate is melted. Spread melted chips out evenly over crust.
- Filling: Combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl.
- Add milk, oil and vanilla and stir until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips, coconut, and nuts.
- Pour into crust and bake, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
- To serve, place 2 tablespoons of butter on an ovenproof serving plate. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Place in warm oven until butter melts. Remove plate from oven and place large piece of warm pie directly onto melted butter. Top pie with ice cream and drizzle with hot fudge and caramel toppings.
MMMM MMMMM MMMM, it turned out so gooey and delicious that I had a really hard time not eating more than one piece. I had to put the rest in the freezer and save it for my kids and of course, they didn’t appreciate it….telling me “tastes like a cookie bar mom”. Grrrr, little stinkers.
Oh well, at least I know for next time not to save some to share with them, I can just wrap the servings individually and then freeze. Problem solved.
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Here are five of my other recipes that you’ll also love(the pics are links):
*Reposts: Please note that this idea/post was originally posted to this website on 03/24/2018 but it was in great need of a refresh so it now is more user friendly/shareable and has a better, free printable recipe card.