Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Tomorrow is Pi(e) day. You know Pi, 3.14. So in honor of that, we are sharing this awesome chocolate peanut butter pie recipe with you. Think giant peanut butter cup…only better!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 4 ounces bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 pound cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • Chocolate Sauce (see below)
  • 1 cup Whipped Cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350ºF.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter and a 1/4 cup peanut butter together. Add to the graham cracker crumbs. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Press into the bottom and half-way up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan.
  4. Bake until golden, about 6-8 minutes. Cool completely.
  5. In another saucepan, heat a 1/2 cup heavy cream. Add 4 ounces of chocolate. Turn off the heat and stir until all the chocolate is melted.
  6. Pour chocolate mixture into the crust. Put in the refrigerator for at least an hour to set up.
  7. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar until creamy. Add 3/4 cup of peanut butter. Beat until smooth.
  8. Add the milk and chocolate chips. Beat well.
  9. In another mixing bowl, whip 2 cups of cream until soft peaks form. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar and continue to beat until firm (be careful not to over do it).
  10. Fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture.
  11. Spoon into the crust on top of the chocolate layer. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  12. Add a layer of whipped cream to the top and serve with chocolate sauce.
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