Before we get into the good stuff, I wanted to jump in and do a mini introduction. This recipe is from one of the new guest bloggers I mentioned before, Leah. She’s the Mary Poppins to my Morticia Addams and is so incredibly creative that her hands are seldom ever idle. She has themed meals or days for the kids to enjoy, can DIY pretty much anything in my opinion, and has the most generous spirit. And if you read the Motherhood Shower post, then you know she’s the incredible friend that took time out of her busy life to come and host my Shower. Without any more of my babbling, I introduce you to her first blog post (and yes, it deserves a bigger picture than usual because it’s amazing)! — Georgia
Pies are one of my favorite desserts. I normally lean toward fruit pies with delicious flaky crusts but today it was all about chocolate and peanut butter. This is one my 10 year old requests often.
Peanut Butter Pie
1 (14.3 oz) package Oreos (about 36)
1 cup butter, divided
1 1/2 cups + 2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter, divided
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I prefer Ghirardelli as it melts well and maintains a good consistency)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- Crush the Oreos until fine in a food processor or blender. Stir crumbs together with 8 Tbsp melted butter until fully combined. Press into the bottom and sides of your pie dish. Freeze crust until set, about 10 minutes.
- Add the remaining 8 Tbsp of softened butter, 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter, and 1 cup powdered sugar to a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on low speed until smooth and creamy. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the crust and smooth. Place back in the freezer.
- In a large heat-proof bowl place the chocolate chips and remaining 2 Tbsp of peanut butter. In a saucepan, bring heavy whipping cream to a fast simmer over medium-high heat. Pour the cream over the chocolate chips and peanut butter and let sit for 5 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Pour the chocolate layer over the peanut butter layer and refrigerate, covered, at least an hour or until ready to serve.
And finally, thank whoever the brilliant person was that invented the deliciousness that is peanut butter!