Sunday, April 14, 2013

Semi-Homemade Peanut Butter Pie

I got this recipe from Sandra's Money Saving Meals on Food Network. I just had to share, it was super yummy,  quick, and of course, cheap to make. So here it is in case you missed it on her show.
Here's what you need:
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • One 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • One 9-inch graham cracker crust
  • 1/4 cup salted peanuts, roughly chopped (I didn't have nuts so I crushed up a little graham cracker for the topping)

Heat the milk in a small pot over low heat until warm. Don't overheat the milk or you will have chocolate syrup instead of ganache! Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips until melted and smooth.  Cool slightly, it should be thick but have a pourable consistency.

In a large bowl using an electric mixer on high, beat together the cream cheese, peanut butter and powdered sugar. In a separate bowl, (I used my whisk attachment on my KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer KSM150PS - Metallic Chrome - KitchenAid (Google Affiliate Ad) beat together the heavy cream with the vanilla until doubled in volume and soft peaks form. I accidentally forgot the vanilla until I was writing down the recipe! I didn't even notice, it still tasted delicious.

Stir one-third of the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture to lighten it. Fold in the remaining whipped cream until combined.

Spread into the graham cracker crust. Pour the melted chocolate over the top of the pie and sprinkle with the chopped peanuts, or graham cracker crumbs. Place the pie in the freezer to set up, about 1 hour. Enjoy!
~Simply Angie


  1. Anonymous4/14/2013

    This looks so good! I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  2. You're welcome! It went fast at our's soo yummy!