July 14, 2016

chocolate peanut butter dream pie

Y'all. I don't even know what to say about this pie. I've sat here thinking about how to start telling you about this dreamy, creamy goodness. And I can only come up with two things. And both may convince you to make this pie.
1. I am always one to choose fruit dessert over chocolate dessert. Hands down. No questions asked. No looking back. And I made four of these pies in four days.
2. I'm convinced that my picture is blurry because I was shaking with uncontrollable joy at getting to cut into my fourth pie in four days. 

note: I didn't eat all four pies.
note: I totally could have though.
note: They're. that. good.

Watch the episode and see me make this pie on Cooking Today by clicking HERE! 

Makes one 9” pie
2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
8 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
¾ cup creamy peanut butter
4oz cream cheese, softened
1 ½ cup powdered sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
8oz carton cool whip, thawed
1-2 cups chopped chocolate peanut butter cups
¼ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
¼ cup milk chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons coconut oil

In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and unsalted butter with a fork until crumbs are moist. Pour crumbs into a 9” pie dish (not a deep pie dish, just a regular one) and press into the bottom and up the sides. Refrigerate crumb crust while you prepare the filling so it firms up a little.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the peanut butter and softened cream cheese with the powdered sugar and vanilla. On low speed, stir in the carton of thawed cool whip. Carefully spread the peanut butter filling into the chilled crumb crust. Cover the top with chopped peanut butter cups.

In a small microwaveable bowl or glass measuring cup, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil for 20 seconds at a time until smooth, stirring between each interval. Using a small spoon, drizzle melted chocolate all over the top of the pie. Chill for at least an hour or more before serving. It. Is. Rich. So you may get 10-12 pieces out of one pie! Have cold milk on hand! Delicious!