It’s Peanut Butter Jelly time. Peanut Butter Jelly time. Nah.. jk jk. It’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie time! Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie time!
Today, I walked by a mirror at work and noticed the tag of my shirt was on the outside… this was a full five hours into the workday. I’m a strong, independent, professional businesswoman who can’t figure how clothes work. Twenty-seven years old and still wearing my clothes inside out. Ohh well… at least I can make a yummy chocolate peanut butter pie! Keep reading and I’ll tell you all about it – the pie not the inside out clothes part.
This pie has a couple of layers to it. Let me break it down for you.
First, the crust. The crust is made of crushed nutter butter cookies and melted butter. The crust is a nice, crunchy base to go with the smooth peanut butter filling.
Next, the dark chocolate layer. After my first go around making this pie I came to the conclusion that it needed something to balance out the peanut butter flavor and the sweetness of it all. So… dark chocolate. I spread a thin layer of dark chocolate ganache over the crust. The ganache will firm up a bit in the fridge. I like the flavor balance as well as the little bit of texture variation the dark chocolate adds. Peanut butter and chocolate – a perfect pair!
Third, the main attraction… the peanut butter filling. The filling is made with cream cheese, smooth peanut butter, and powdered sugar whipped together plus a little cream to get the consistency just right. I mean… have you ever? This is the ultimate peanut butter pie of peanut butter pies. A peanut butter pie for the ages!
Finally, the toppings. I really didn’t want to disrespect this delicious peanut butter pie by just slapping some cool whip on top and calling her done. No way, she’s a classy lady and deserves to be treated as such. What to do? Well, I decided to dress my whipped topping up a little bit! I ended up making some peanut butter crumbles by whipping peanut butter and powdered sugar together until crumbly and then folding those into the cool whip topping before covering the top of the pie. Lastly, I sprinkled some crushed nutter butter cookies on the edges on the pie to finish it off!
Let the pie chill in the fridge for a little bit and that’s it! A quick, delicious dessert and you didn’t even have to turn on the oven!
A quick, delicious peanut butter pie and you won't even have to turn on the oven!
- 18 Nutter Butter cookies, finely crushed
- 6 tbsp butter, melted 86 grams
- 4 oz dark chocolate 110 grams
- 2 oz heavy cream 59 ml
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 8 oz cream cheese 225 grams
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter 250 grams
- 1 cup powdered sugar 125 grams
- 5 tbsp heavy cream
- 8 oz cool whip
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter 83 grams
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar 42 grams
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 8 nutter butter cookies, coarsely crushed
Using food processor, crush the nutter butter cookies into fine crumbs.
Combine cookies crumbs and melted butter until mixture comes together. Press crust into 9-inch pie dish and chill in refrigerator for approx. 15 minutes.
Place chocolate in heat-proof bowl. Warm cream in microwave for about 1 minute.
Pour warm cream over chocolate. Let sit for approx. 2 minutes.
Add in salt and mix until smooth. Allow to cool.
Pour chocolate into prepared pie crust. Spread into a thin layer. Return crust to refrigerator.
Combine cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and cream.
Add peanut butter mixture to pie pan on top of chocolate layer in an even layer. Return to refrigerator.
Whip peanut butter, powdered sugar, and cream in medium bowl for about 1 minute until a crumbly mixture comes together.
Fold whipped cream into peanut butter mixture.
Spread whipped cream mixture on top of pie. Top with coarsely chopped cookies.
Allow pie to chill in refrigerator for approx. 2 hours.
*The caloric information listed is an estimate only. This information is a product of the online calculator at happyforks.com and should not be construed as a guarantee of accuracy.
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