Hey Bevis…

…they said bitch.
I am not sure what it is about watching the Dog Shows but every time they say the word bitch I giggle like a little 12 year girl. Now I don’t giggle at things like ‘Skipper is a two year old bitch”. I can hold it together for those kinds of things. But last night while watching the dog show on TV (I love the Pomeranian, King Charles Spaniels and the Bernese Mountain Dogs) I lost all control and giggled uncontrollably for many a minute.
I mean how can you not laugh at “I had that bitch in the ring before”. I don’t know why it threw me but it did.
And while we are on the subject of dog shows, why do the women who show the dogs wear suits from the 1980’s. Do I need to buy them a calender to let them know what year it is? I realize you don’t want to show up the dog and all, but ugh, some of those outfits make them look like dogs…and not the good kind. Bow-wow ladies. You are not at home cleaning the house in your bleached stained green sweatpants, you are after all on TV. Of course, me saying all this probably makes me a bitch, eh? :D
Since I was enthralled with the dog show I decided to go with a no bake treat. That’s right, no bake.
When a reader mentioned she had seen something similar to my peanut butter sandwich cookies in a magazine, I had too. I just couldn’t remember which one. I went looking. It was on of those special for the holiday ones. In it were these yummy looking no bake Milky Way Tarts. Very easy to make and super yummy. What’s not to like about melted down candy bars!
The only draw back is that you have to eat them within 4 hours of making them…which I didn’t find to be an issue. ;)

No Bake Milky Way Tarts

1 package (4 ounces) min i graham cracker pie crust

Midnight Milky Way Layer:
2 Midnight Milky Way bars (1.76 oz each), cut into small pieces
¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 TBSP heavy whipping cream
1 TBSP unsalted butter

Milky Way Mousse
1 Milky Way bar (2.05 oz), cut into small pieces
1 cup plus 1 ½ TBSP heavy whipping cream

Garnish: Cut up Milky Way pieces

Place crust on a rimmed tray.
For the Midnight layer: Put ingredients in a small heavy saucepan over low heat. Stir with a whisk until candy bars, chips cream, and butter melt and mixture is smooth. This takes awhile, about 10-13 minutes. Pour into crush, over and refrigerate 1 hour or until firm, or up to two days.
Put the regular Milky Way bar and 1 ½ TBSP cream in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir with a whisk until candy melts and mixture is smooth. Refrigerate 15 minutes to cool.
Add remaining 1 cup heavy whipping cream into the bowl of an stand mixer. Using the whisk attachment, whisk cream on high until stiff peaks form.
Add the cooled Milky Way mixture into the chipped cream. Whip for 30 seconds.
Spoon into piping bag( (I used a large star tip). Pipe in a spiral on top of Midnight layer.
Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 4 hours.
Right before serving garnish with extra candy pieces.

Adapted from Women’s Day Holiday Appetizers 2008



  1. Eat within 4 hours . . . such a command!
    I’m laughing now at your bitch . . . and having to get up out of bed so as not to wake him up.

  2. Your post title and first line totally just cracked me up, hahahahaha :-D

    Oooh dog shows – interesting stuff.

    AMAZING DESSERT AS ALWAYS!!! Wish I could have a tangible version of it, since today is my 21st birthday :-)

  3. I really wish I had maybe two of these instead of my healthy breakfast that I’m currently eating! lol
    This looks amazing!! I can’t wait to make this!!! ::drooool:: :)!

  4. Eat within a few hours is normally not a problem with me either – especially when the treats look this good.

  5. Great dessert! Thanks Peabody!

  6. My father in law is a veterinarian and last night said “I know the bitch. She’s a good bitch.” (he was talking about breeding) It was all I could do to keep it together.

    These treats look super yummy!

  7. These look fabulous! I bet they could be adapted to use just about any kind of candy bar. Thanks for the great recipe idea!

  8. Mellisa W. says:

    I am always amazed at the shoes the female handlers wear. Have you noticed them, they are appauling. My DH even noticed how bad they were.

  9. On What Not to Wear there was an espisode where they made over a dog handler. She looked really great at the end of the show.

    This dessert looks so good. As much as I love to bake sometimes it’s nice to try something different. My husband would like these a lot. I would probably make them with the milk chocolate candy bars.

  10. Sure, you would post a recipe featuring my favorite candy bar on a day I’m trying to be “good.” You’re pure evil Peabody. Or pure genius. I can’t decide which. :)

    I grew up working at dog shows for a youth group(clean up crew, the most glamorous job ever) and I don’t think those women will ever change. Funny thing is that their attitude often correlates to their clothing. The people who dress like they’re in the 80’s are some of the most uptight and pissy people there. It’s like they left their manners in 1980 when they picked up their wardrobe. To each their own I guess…

  11. I like watching the dog shows, they are fun! I am loving this dessert! I haven’t had a Milky Way since I was a kiddo! Glad they still make them:)

  12. What a “dirty” treat! Incredibly sinful and scrumptious!



  13. Wow! It sounds amazing. Even worse than the 80’s suits are the hair styles some of the trainers sport. :P

  14. is it bad that I love to watch beavis & butthead? I don’t think you would judge me. LOL
    those super size chunks of Milky Way are killer.

  15. I know, the bitch thing makes me crack up too.
    I am so mature.
    This is going to surprise you… I don’t like milky way bars. Shocking!
    Now, if that was a Snickers, I’d main line it!

  16. oh fantastic! It s not a proplem to gobble them in less that 4 hours :)

  17. I giggle too :) The tarts look delicious – it’s nice having a few go-to no bake treat recipes for hot summer days!

  18. Your dessert looks amazing! And the bitch story, hilarious. I have a tendency to laugh at any inappropriate adolescent humor during work meetings…ooops!

  19. The real question is what happens to them after 4 hours??

  20. Wow, I haven’t seen anything like this, so clever and so delicious looking.

  21. The Milky Way mousse is … wow, I am a little speechless right now. I’m not sure I could wait 4 minutes, so forget about 4 hours.

  22. Oooh, we make a milky way ice cream (or my MIL does anyway) that is so good!

    Your tarts look great, biotch!

  23. Oh, wait…was that offensive?


  24. Ooh, that looks incredible! What a great no bake recipe.
    The “bitch” thing is funny too. I agree about the suits that those dog show ladies wear. Where do you even find a suit like that anymore?

  25. Pea, these dog shows remind me of Charlotte and her little Elizabeth Taylor Goldblatt. :D

    These look like a real treat.

  26. Oh, too funny. Made me laugh out loud.

  27. I think that I could make it disappear in 4 hours or less. Yes indeed.

  28. Lol! Deep down I think we’re all still 7th graders. I sincerely hope there’s never a time in my life where I don’t giggle about things like that either. :)

    Do you think your recipe would work with 3 Musketeers?

  29. Oh, yes, so easy to eat. This reminds me of a recipe in Bon Appetit magazine about 3 years ago. I think they called theirs a milky way tart too. Obviously the photo that ran with the recipe made quite an impression on me:)

  30. We love watching dog shows and pay more attention to the handlers’ clothing than the dogs. We do a What Not To Wear critique on them. The younger handlers seem to have better taste. Maybe they should have some of your tarts, to sweeten their attitudes.

  31. WOW! That looks amazing! And the fact that no baking is involved really makes it appealing to me!

  32. So I’m not the only one who laughs at the handlers clothes? Didn’t shoulder pads go out of style years ago and hey, that boxy look does nothing for your!

    And I knew I needed to go out and buy some mini graham cracker pie crusts!

  33. love these types of recipes. i need easy right now, my baking mojo is a bit off lately and i could use a bit of break. and speaking of those recent PB cookies… i was in the store trying to load your site on my iPhone so i could get the recipe. i never did get your site loaded but next time i’ll write everything down cuz i can’t get those cookies off my mind!! :)

  34. OH MAN. These look incredible. I totally want to steal the phrase “Bow wow ladies.” Man, that really sums up my thinking sometimes. Seriously, who dresses these ladies? Who still sells suits like that? Anyway, back to the tart. Um, yeah, eating in 4 hours isn’t going to be a problem. The tarts look AMAZING.

  35. Hey Peabody!

    I love your site. I just spent the last 3 days looking at every single post. There are so many things I want to try. Your photos are amazing, I feel like I could reach through the screen and taste them!

  36. Julia- I think 3 Musketeers could work. I plan on trying them with Snickers for my husband.

  37. This is a perfectly good excuse to go out and buy chocolate bars…which I haven’t done in ages! The cross-section looks amazing!

  38. I can’ stop giggling now either! :)

  39. Ohhh goodness. These look tempting!

  40. Yeah, that would make me laugh now!
    I often get the church giggles.
    This is one good looking dessert. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  41. Those tarts look ridiculously good. Jeez, I wish there was a way to make it vegan!

  42. Absolutely love Dog Shows!!! The boxers are the funniest! Ever see a boxer doing the obedience routine?

    These Milky Way tarts are a killer and one of the most amazing desserts I have EVER seen! That mousse alone….

  43. This looks amazingly delicious.

  44. Love Milky Way bars! Sounds like a good recipe for summer time…or when you are watching dog shows.

  45. I made Milky Way tarts a few weeks ago too. I haven’t put them on my blog yet but they sure were tasty!!! Mine were a bit different but yours look great:)

  46. There are no words…..sigh

  47. These look fabulous! And my favorite part is the no-bake!

  48. oh wow. i lurve me some milky way – just drizzle some caramel sauce over the top and i’m in heaven!

  49. I made these over the weekend. They were such a hit! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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