Friday, June 3, 2011

Peanut Butter Pie with a cookie crust...

Two flavors that absolutely go together perfectly...
chocolate and peanut love love them!

What do you think about an oreo cookie crust filled with a creamy peanut buttery mix??
Hmmm? Sounding good?
How about drizzling a little peanut butter and chocolate ganache or hot fudge on top??
Sounding better?? Drooling..well...I AM!
This pie is crazy good and peanut-buttery!!
It's so rich that you only need a sliver.

That's's easy, quick and everyone will love it. It's that time of year where we all get together for outside parties..and this pie is the perrrfect quick dessert.
I promise!!

Here's what ya need:
2 packs of oreo's--about 27 cookies
6 tablespoons of butter (melted)

1 cup of creamy peanut butter
8 oz package of cream cheese (softened)
1 1/3 cups of powdered sugar
1/4 tsp of vanilla
1 container of cool whip (or any brand of whipped topping)
Pretty Top:
chocolate ganache (or hot fudge from a jar)
About 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter
(2 ziploc sandwich baggy's)

First Make your crust...(so super easy)
Ground up your oreo's in a food processor then add your melted butter, and mix together.
Place into your pie plate and form.

Place pie plate in the oven for a about 7 minutes at 350. Take out and cool.

Next in your mix mixer the cream cheese and peanut butter..until fluffy.
Then add the sugar and vanilla and mix until creamy.
Next, add the cool whip (or whatever whipped brand you like to use) mix until light and fluffy. Don't forget to scrape down the sides of the bowl a few times.
It should look like this...
Next, put the mixture into your pie crust and smooth out.  

I used leftover ganache to drizzle over the top of my
pie...but feel free to use hot fudge! If you don't feel like making your own ganache..grab a jar of hot fudge, put some in a little baggy (about 2 tablespoons), warm it up in your hands and then cut a little piece off the bottom corner of the baggy and there you have it folks..a piping bag! Drizzle across the top of your pie to make it look pretty. Do the same for the peanut butter. 

This recipe has endless possibilities...
What's that you say? You don't have time to make your own crust...just grab one of those premade's at your grocery store!!
If you want to cut the peanut butter flavor down a can put a layer of cool whip over the top of the pie before you drizzle the hot fudge and peanut butter!