I’ve had an obsession with peanut butter desserts since I was a kid and my Dad would bring home free samples of the most delicious peanut butter cake concoction. I still have dreams of this dessert (seriously!). A few weeks ago, as I was dreaming about this delicious sweet, I decided that I would try and make my own version of this heaven. My sweet tooth was craving a peanut butter pie and that is exactly what I gave it.
The pie definitely satisfied my craving and I’m already preparing to make it again. Peanut butter and chocolate are simply meant to be together (hello, Reese’s are one of my favorite indulgences).
What are some of your favorite sweet treats? Tell me in the comments below!
To-Die-For Peanut Butter Pie:
- 1 stick of butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- about 9 ounces chocolate cookies (I used some cats cookies from Trader Joe’s)
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 and 1/4 cup whipped cream
- Chocolate chips (optional)
- mini Reese’s cups (optional)
Instructions for the crust:
Crush the cookies using a food processor or by hand and place into medium size bowl. Melt butter in a small pot over medium heat. Add brown sugar to melted butter. Whisk until sugar is dissolved. Add butter mixture to crumbled cookies and stir until combined. Pour into bottom of greased pie pan and press down with the bottom of a glass, making sure that the crust goes up along edges. Allow to set in fridge for 15 minutes. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes.
Instructions for the filling
In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla. Using an electric mixer, beat until fluffy. Gently fold in the whipped cream. Pour the mixture into the pie pan. If you would like to add toppings, you can line the outside with Reese’s and chocolate chips. Place in the freezer for 3 hours. Remove from freezer and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy!