Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie is an easy, no bake dessert that perfectly combines decadent rich chocolate and light fluffy peanut butter filling.
What is your weakness? What is that one dessert that makes you do horrible things to your family to ensure that you have the last piece? For me, it is THIS dessert. As I have discussed in my Peanut Butter Blossom post, ever since I was a little girl, I have loved chocolate and peanut butter together. They go together as perfect as X’s and O’s. THIS dessert is the so easy to make, so amazing, so perfect that I don’t care how full I am from dinner, how good I have been on any days random diet, how much my husband is trying to convince me to let him have the last piece … I’m taking the big guy down and I AM having the last piece of this pie!
And now you can go and be a little psychopath like me.
Start by making your pie crust.
Take 25 of your favorite sandwich cookies and either pulverize them in a food processor until they are crumbs or put them into a plastic zip bag and crush them to death.
Personally, I use the chocolate on chocolate kind, not because they lend a different flavor but because they are not my husbands favorite so this way I don’t have to fight him for what’s left over in the package and the rest are mine… all mine.
Brilliant? Yes, I believe so. Moving on…
Melt your butter and mix it in with your cookie crumbs and press it into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch pie pan. Set aside.
Please let me stop here and share a little Helpful Hint from Heather moment. My recipe calls for room temp cream cheese and I am always forgetting to take things out of the refrigerator early to let them come to room temperature and this morning was no different. What I DID learn this morning is that if you place your unopened packages of cream cheese (out of the box but still in the foil) on top of your coffee maker as it brews and flip the bricks over every few minutes… hey, you have room temp cream cheese. You’re welcome 🙂
In a large bowl combine the cream cheese, sugar and peanut butter with a hand mixer until well combined. You can use whatever kind of peanut butter you have on hand, creamy, chunky.. it doesn’t matter. It’s all about your preference. Once your ingredients are well mixed, fold in 8 oz of your whipped topping.
This is the part that probably takes the longest because you are bringing together something that is very dense with something that is delicate and light. Take your time and fold it into the peanut butter mixture until it is all incorporated.
I feel I need to stop here and introduce someone (by the way, can we all tell I am writing this post before coffee??) This is my Haley. Her life revolves around two things. Barking at non-existant things and peanut butter. I don’t care how quiet we are, she can hear the top of a peanut butter spin off from across the house and she will come running. Needless to say, she’s surpervising the making of this pie. And she brought friends.
Back to work… Now that you have your filling, scoop it into your pie shell and set aside.
Next, add your chocolate morsels into a bowl and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. Bring your milk to a low boil in a small saucepan on your stove top and then pour your milk over the chocolate. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes and then whisk until smooth. Pour your chocolate over the peanut butter filling and then pop that bad boy in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
Oh my… isn’t that the sexiest thing you have seen all day?
Now pack your bags ‘cuz you are going to Heaven!!!!
This pie brings together the best of both worlds. The chocolate is rich and decadent while the filling is light and full of peanut butter flavor. If you like the two flavor combinations together, this will become your new favorite dessert somewhere between bite #1 and bite #2.
Happiness and Blessings!
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- 25 chocolate sandwich cookies
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 12 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 8 oz whipped topping
- 1 cup chocolate morsels
- 1/3 cup whole milk
Start by adding sandwich cookies to a small food processor and pulse until crumbly
Move crumbs to a small bowl and combine well with melted butter. Add crumbs to a pie pan and press firmly up all sides and evenly on bottom
In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and peanut butter (minus 2 tablespoons) with a hand mixer. Fold in whipped topping until incorporated and then spoon into pie pan and smooth until even.
Add chocolate morsels into a small bowl with the last 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.
Bring milk to a low boil in a small saucepan on your stove top and then pour over chocolate morsels. Let sit 3 minutes and then whisk until chocolate is smooth
Pour chocolate over peanut butter filling and smooth until even. Refrigerate at least 3 hours
Serve with more whipped topping on top or extra peanuts for garnish