Peanut Butter Pie

Our grandma makes Peanut Butter Pie and it’s delicious. She always keeps the whipped cream on the side, just in case someone doesn’t want any on theirs. And she gets a little squeeze bottle and fills it with Hershey’s chocolate syrup, to drizzle on the top. Isn’t she so cute? On a side note, does anyone else just squeeze Hershey chocolate sauce on a spoon and then eat it? Because we do, and we want to know we’re not alone…Nobody else does this? Okay, we’ll just go sit in the corner with our syrup and spoon then.

Anyway, while our grandma’s pie is amazing, we don’t eat a lot of dairy, which this pie is full of, so we thought we’d make up our own, dairy-free, recipe. (fear not dairy eaters, you can make this with the dairy-full, alternatives!)

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You know when you steal kids candy- it doesn’t matter what/who’s kid (hey, they aren’t going to eat it anyway!)- there’s always, always a Reese’s candy in it, because chocolate and peanut butter are the perfect couple. If you got one, you need the other. This is basically the adult version of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. And you don’t even need a costume to get it! Although, if you want to dress up-go for it (but send us the pictures, we want to see, it’s the best part of Halloween- the creative costumes!).

This pie tastes like what we assume a slice of heaven would taste like. It’s peanut butter-y  and creamy and light. It’s rich and decadent. Did we mention that it’s no-bake (if you use a store bought crust) and it’s only 3 steps? This pie just keeps getting better and better! And it’s definitely much better than a Reese’s cup. On second thought, maybe we’ll just hand out pieces of this for Halloween this year?

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As we already mentioned, this is dairy-free, but can be made with regular cream cheese and cool whip. Also, if you want to make it completely dairy-free, make sure you use dairy-free peanut butter cups. Not only is it dairy-free, but you can also make it vegan and gluten-free! If you want to make it vegan, make sure your crust is vegan (make your own and use vegan butter instead of regular butter), along with your peanut butter cups. And to make it gluten-free, buy a gluten-free crust (or make your own!) and peanut butter cups. And BAM! We’ve basically made it healthy. Okay, not really, but we’ll pretend it is, so we can eat it for dinner.

For this pie, we used natural peanut butter, so we don’t recommend using regular peanut butter. You can use either an oreo crust or a graham cracker crust, whichever you want! Our grandma never uses an oreo crust because she’s not a huge fan of chocolate, but we thought it made the pie even better! And last tip, don’t over mix when folding in the whipped cream. This is what gives the pie a light and slightly fluffy texture, and if you over mix, it will get dense! Looking at these pictures has got us wanting to lick the computer screen… so let’s get into the kitchen and whip up a pie!

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Peanut Butter Pie

  • Servings: 9 pieces
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

1 cup natural peanut butter

8 oz dairy-free cream cheese

1 cup powdered sugar

1 (9oz) container dairy-free whipped cream

1 oreo or graham cracker crust

For the topping:

1 (9oz) container dairy-free whipped cream

1 cup chopped mini peanut butter cups

Directions:

  1. Cream together the peanut butter and the cream cheese. Mix in the powdered sugar.
  2. Fold in the whipped cream, be careful not to over mix it, to keep the pie light. Pour into the crust.
  3. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Decorate with whipped cream & peanut butter cups.

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Thanks for joining us in the kitchen today! We hope you have the best week and that you’ll keep in touch over on InstagramTwitter, or Facebook! And don’t forget to have a great week! Safe travels, may you always have a cookie in your cookie jar, and we’ll see you back here next week!

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