Friday, April 15, 2011

Easy Reese's Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

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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. : )

INGREDIENTS AT A GLANCE:
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.

11 comments:

  1. Great recipe- looks delicious! I had to laugh at how many things we have in common. I am loving your recipes & blog. You are doing a great job!

    http://homestyleworldcook.blogspot.com

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    1. Your recipes & blog is awesome everything looks and sounds delicious, I will be coming back often...its a great blog.....

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  2. Hi Sarah, Thank you. : ) I am so glad you are enjoying my recipes. I really appreciate you dropping by my blog. Will definitely check your blog out too! : )

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  3. This must be yummy. Now you are making me homesick for USA.

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  4. I would get back rubs for a week if I made this for my husband! I might need to put this on my to do's for tomorrow.

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  5. Hi Asoka! We miss you too. : ) It turned out really good and Brian was going nuts. Do you get cream cheese there? If you do, then you can make this. You can make your own whip topping and use any melting chocolate.

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  6. Hi Ang, my hubby did go crazy for this pie. It's a very easy dessert to make so I suggest you go for it and get all those back rubs. : )

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  7. Delicious! I definitely agree with you about peanut butter and chocolate. Match made in heaven. Peanut butter cups are my favorite too, second to Snickers. :)

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  8. Thanks Christina. Nice to meet a fellow peanut/chocolate lover. : ) I also like coconut and chocolate because my second favorite candy bar is almond joy. : )

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  9. My friend has allergies and can't have dairy products. She would like to make this Reeses Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie for her hubby, but she knows he would eat it all! Could be do this with personal pie tins and freeze them?

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    1. I think you can certainly portion them into smaller freezer safe containers and freeze them. The texture may not be 100% perfect once defrosted so it can be eaten as a semi-frozen pie. Hope your friend's hubby enjoys.

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