Peanut Butter Pie

The best thing about this recipe from Cowan Family and Friends Recipes is that it involves no baking.

Here’s what you need:
1 (14.3 oz) package whole Oreos
1 cup butter, divided
1½ cups + 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, divided
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
½ cup heavy whipping cream

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First, you need to crush up the Oreos.  It says you can use a food processor, blender, or ziploc bag but, from experience, don’t waste your time on a bag.  It doesn’t work.  I tried it and it was impossible.  I gave up and used my Nutribullet. I was trying to avoid crushing up the Oreos in batches because I didn’t have a machine big enough.  Joke’s on me because I had to do it anyway and waste a perfectly good bag. Womp womp.

Once you get all that crushed up, melt 1/2 cup of butter, one stick, and mix it in with the crumbs. Side note, when this was in the bowl, in looked like the dinosaur poop fron Jurassic Park. Push this mixture into a pie plate.  The post actually used some fancy spring form pan with scalloped edges.  Let’s be real. Who the hell has one of those hanging around?  Place this in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.

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While the crust is freezing, make the peanut butter part by taking the 1 1/2 cups peanut butter, powdered sugar, and remaining butter (which has to be softened) and mixing it on low until it is smooth.  Add this into the crust (after the 15-20 minutes) and then return it to the freezer.

It doesn’t say how long to leave the pie in the freezer after you added the PB filling but I just left it there long enough to make the chocolate for the top.

Now, take you chocolate chips and 2 tbsp of peanut butter and put them in a small bowl.  Put the heavy cream on the stove until simmering on medium high heat.  Pour the cream into the bowl and let it sit for 5 minutes.  Whisk until smooth.

Take the pie out of the freezer and pour the chocolate on top.  I was really thinking this was going to run over the pie plate again but it was just enough.  Now just put the pie in the fridge for about 2 hours and then dig in.

 

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