To-Die-For Peanut Butter Pie

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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.

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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!

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To-Die-For Peanut Butter Pie:

ingredients:

  • 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!

 

 

Apple Pie Candy Apples

One of my very favorite sweet treats is the apple pie candy apple from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. It’s so delicious and I always feel a little less guilty for indulging since a large part of the treat is an apple, which makes it totally healthy, right?! I like to pretend that is true!

This fall, I decided that I would try to re-create the apple pie candy apple on my own. I must say, it turned out quite delicious and it was very easy and pretty fun to make! I’ve shared my simple recipe with you all below, let me know what you think!

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APPLE PIE CANDY APPLES

Ingredients:

  • 5 Green Apples*
  • White Baking Chocolate
  • 1 Bag Kraft Caramels
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 5 Sticks or Skewers

*It is best to use a sour green apple, it contrasts well with the sweetness!

Directions:

1. Wash your apples, twist off the stems, and insert your wooden sticks into the center.

2. Unwrap the Kraft Caramels and place into a small pot (preferably a deep one). Add 2 Tbsp water and heat on medium, stirring occasionally until melted.

3. Dunk the apples in the caramel. If the caramel does not reach near the top of your apple, you can tilt the pot to get the apple deeper. Spin the apple to let excess caramel drip off and scrap the bottom.

4. Place the apples on wax paper or greased foil. Let cool for 20 to 30 mins. If the excess caramel has formed a puddle around the bottom of the apple, simply fold it over around the bottom.

5. Repeat step 3 and 4. By double dipping, you really get the best flavor!

6. Combine Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, and Sugar.

7. Melt your white chocolate in a double boiler to ensure that it comes out smooth. If you do not have a double boiler you can fill a frying pan with water and place the chocolate in the bowl in the center of the pan on medium heat. Stir until completely melted.

8. Dunk the apple in the melted chocolate, letting excess drip off.

9. Pat the cinnamon and sugar mixture around the outside of the apple.

10. Let cool for at least 1 hour. For best results, cool in refrigerator so that the caramel hardens completely.

11. Cut, serve, and enjoy!

 

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XO