As an adult I have to admit that one of my favorite peanut butter recipes is for Peanut Butter Pie. I have had the pleasure of trying two completely different versions. There is one with cream cheese and one with vanilla pudding. Both were delicious but I prefer the cream cheese version, probably because it contains more fat and all that sugary goodness. I will give you both recipes so you can try them for yourself and decide which Peanut Butter Pie you like better.
Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Pie
1 pre-baked pie shell of your choice (this one is a deep dish)
2-8 oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
1 Cup Peanut Butter, smooth or crunchy
1 reg sized container Cool Whip
3/4 cup crushed pretzels
1 cup chocolate chips, for drizzling
1 cup peanut butter. for drizzling
½ cup roasted peanuts, chopped
Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar, beat on low until combined. Add in peanut butter and again beat until combined. Add Cool Whip mix until combined. Add pretzels and mix until combined. Spoon into pre-baked deep dish pie crust.
Drizzle with melted chocolate and then with melted peanut butter. Sprinkle with crushed roasted peanuts. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
Peanut Butter Cream Pie
1 Pie Crust, ready for filling (your choice)
1 box 3.4 oz. Vanilla Instant Pudding
1 pint Half-and-half
⅔ cups Peanut Butter, smooth or crunchy
1-½ cup Powdered Sugar
8 ounce Extra Creamy Cool Whip
Either purchase a pie crust or make a homemade one. I do either depending on amount of time I have.
Mix peanut butter and powdered sugar in a bowl with a fork until crumbly. Set aside.
Mix pudding with half and half, whisk for 2 minutes. Stir in 4 ounces of cool whip.
In the bottom of your crust dump 2/3′s of your peanut butter crumbles. Spread pudding over top, and top it off with a layer of the remaining cool whip.
Top with the leftover crumbles and chill for 1 hour before serving.
- You can swap out the crust for a chocolate one, or even a graham cracker crust. You choose your favorite crust.
- Instead of using instant pudding you could make the cook-n-serve kind or you could make your own from scratch.
- There are endless possibilities for topping your pie, try sprinkles, chocolate shavings, mini chocolate chips, chopped up Reese's Cups, Peanut M&M, Reese's Pieces.
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