Friday, April 15, 2011

Easy Reese's Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are my favorite Chocolate Candies.  I think Peanut Butter and Chocolate are simply a marriage made in Heaven.  This pie is a decadent remake of these classic flavors.  But this pie is not just a "looker", it is also very easy to make. I used a handful of ingredients, one bowl and didn't even dirty a mixer to whip up this pie.  It took me about 10 minutes to get it all done.  The hard part was waiting for the pie to set so we could dig in. : )

1 Graham Cracker Pie Crust.  You can use a store bought pie crust or make your own if you prefer.
1(8oz) brick of cream cheese
1 cup of creamy peanut butter
1 tub of cool whip topping
1 cup of chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk chocolate)
3 Tbs of milk
1/3 cup of sugar or splenda (or a 1/2 cup if you really like sweet stuff)
and a few Reese's peanut butter cups

Note:  to make your own pie crust follow this link:  homemade pie crust directions

Mix the softened cream cheese, 1 cup of Peanut Butter and the sugar. You can use a mixer, but was able to easily blend it by hand.

Note:  I suggest you start with the 1/3 of a cup of sugar and taste before adding the 1/2 cup.  Remember, you will also get added sweetness from the whip topping.

Next Gently fold in the whole tub of cool whip.

Fill the pie crust with all your peanut butter filling.

Now melt your 1 cup of chocolate chips with 3 tablespoons of milk in the microwave.  I put it in for 30 seconds and took it out then stirred really well until the chocolate was completely melted and smooth.

Carefully coat the top of your peanut butter filling with the melted chocolate.  Coat the entire pie up to the pie crust in one even layer.

Before the chocolate topping starts to set, sprinkle some chopped peanut butter cup pieces over the pie and gently press it into the chocolate sauce.  Refrigerate pie for 4-8 hours before serving.

Note:  If you want to cover you pie with a saran wrap or the plastic cover that comes with store bought pie crust, you want to stick a toothpick in center of the pie so the wrap or cover does not touch the chocolate coating before it has a chance to set.  If you cover without placing the toothpick it will stick to your chocolate coating and your final pie will not be so pretty.  

Serves 6-8 people.  You can serve it with some more whipped topping if you like.  Enjoy.