Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

If you like peanut butter this is an amazing desert! I've made it twice now, once for a party and once just for a peanut butter craving, and it was so good both times. Look how creamy and smooth that melted peanut butter looks! Yum! It would be a fun valentines desert! Here is the original recipe. I added the recipe below with a few minor alterations. 

2 1/4 cups whipping cream
1 1/4 cups peanut butter (I used creamy once and chunky once, I preferred creamy)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup bite-size chocolate-covered peanut butter cups, chopped (I substituted with chopped Reese's)
1 chocolate cookie crumb pie shell
6 chocolate-covered peanut butter cups (I prefer the Reese's peanut butter hearts, Every holiday Reese's makes a holiday themed peanut butter cup, trees, hearts, eggs, they have more peanut butter and less chocolate. I ate way to many Reese's peanut butter eggs when I was pregnant! 
I also shaved a bit of the chocolate off of a few Reese's to sprinkle on top for extra decoration

3 easy steps! 
1.Combine 1/4 cup of the whipping cream, peanut butter and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar in a saucepan. Stir over medium heat until it is a smooth texture. Leave to cool.
2. Combine the remaining 2 cups of whipping cream and remaining 3/4 cups of powdered sugar in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
3. Fold cooled peanut butter mixture into the whipping cream mixture. Fold in the chopped Reese's hearts. Spoon mixture into pie shell, sprinkle chopped peanut butter hearts and shavings on top. Freeze for 3 hours.