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2. Peanut Butter.
I love chocolate and peanut butter so much. How do I describe my passion? Let’s see… If I could have a 3-way with chocolate and peanut butter right now, I would. I might even let them videotape it.
As it stands, my enjoyment of this delicious peanut butter cream pie (recipe found here) has remained relatively private – shared with only a few select neighbors in the protective confines of their living room.
See, I was assigned the dessert responsibility for their “Dutch BBQ” the other night. For some reason this pie, which I hadn’t made in several years, popped into my head. I couldn’t get it out. Luscious creamy peanut butter base with a fluffy chocolate topping. Have I mentioned how much I like chocolate and peanut butter? (See “Who the Heck is Katie?” at the right.)
Here’s What You Need:
- 1/2 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 Tbsp. white sugar
- 1 Tbsp. cold milk
- 1 C. peanut butter
- 1 (8 oz.) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 1 (9″) prepared graham cracker crust
- 2 (3.9 oz.) packages instant chocolate pudding mix
- 2 C. cold milk
- 4 peanut butter cups, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (Optional – I know it takes away from the presentation, but I often forgo these little adornments on desserts. I feel like it adds stress when cutting the slices because everyone wants a piece of the peanut butter cup and there might not be enough. It also dictates the size of the pieces. And that’s just not right.)
Here’s What You Do:
1. Put your half brick of softened cream cheese in a bowl.
2. Add 1 Tbsp. of sugar, 1 Tbsp. of cold milk, and 1 C. peanut butter. Stir until creamy.
3. Fold 1 1/2 C. of the cool whip to the peanut butter mixture.
If a little bit of it falls on your finger, just go ahead and lick it off. You shouldn’t fight impulses like this. Fighting them makes you grow up. And no one wants to do that.
Fold in the Cool Whip.
The Cool Whip will make it nice and fluffy.
4. Spread the peanut butter mixture into the bottom of the pie crust.
5. Whisk the pudding mix and 2 C. cold milk together in a large bowl until relatively smooth.
6. Add the remaining Cool Whip and stir to combine.
7. Spread the chocolate mixture on top of the peanut butter layer.
Okay. So it’s not the most attractively presentable dessert to take to a gathering. But I promise you, when people get a taste of that creamy, chocolaty, peanut buttery goodness, they won’t care.
Especially when served with a tall glass of milk.
Seriously. If you ever want anything from me – almost anything at all – shove a piece of this under my nose and I won’t be able to resist.
Is anyone more crazy about chocolate and peanut butter than me?!