Peanut Butter, Chocolate Pie

Who’s excited for another baking post?! I am 😀 <<see look at that excitement

In all honesty, I did not want to “bake” this pie. It sounds disgusting to me, and I don’t feel I know enough about how baking works to make a pie. And boy was I right.

I found a recipe that seemed easy enough and went with it. Said recipe was disgusting and it’s a good thing my boyfriend was the one to request this pie because he sat and looked at other recipes to see what could have gone wrong. It was missing confectioners sugar, I should have caught that but I had no clue what I was to expect with this pie. So I added the sugar and it was much better. . . Although I destroyed the crust before doing so

Once the filling seemed to be in order, I learned how easy it is to burn chocolate. When a recipe calls for combining a few ingredients including chocolate and stirring until it’s melted then pouring it on top of the pie, I do exactly that: put everything in a pot over heat. Not a good idea.

So through my many errors in this pie, I bring you a successful recipe with proper instructions! (as a side note, I would normally tag the place I found the original recipe but I am so frustrated with his or her recipe that I won’t today)

What you’ll need:

  • chocolate pie crust (Oreo brand, pre-made is what I used)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

How to make it:

  1. Combine cream cheese, peanut butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla, and milk in a bowl (no order necessary) and get to mixing until smooth. It would definitely help if you had a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, or you can just fold the filling for ages like I did and accept that there will be small clumps of cream cheese.
  2. Once the filling is all smooth and tasty, pour into the crust and spread around evenly. Place in fridge and allow to chill for a couple of hours.
  3. Now that your filling has chilled combine butter, condensed milk, and chocolate chips in a pot and warm slowly. I would suggest maybe warming the milk and butter first then slowly adding chocolate chips and allowing them to melt slowly, all at once creates burned chocolate (not pleasant)
  4. Once you’ve melted the chocolate and it looks heavenly pour it on top of the filling. Spread it around evenly and allow to chill again until ready to serve. You can add little Reese’s cups as garnish if you’d like, but remember the chocolate you just poured is rather warm so if you do so immediately you will melt said peanut butter cups (as I did).

Try this at home and be warned it’s the richest tasting thing you’ve tried in awhile! Let me know what you think and how you would improve it.

-that one girl (who sometimes fails miserably at baking or not baking)

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