Low and behold, today is National Peanut Butter Day.
Well…… technically, it’s National Peanut Butter Cookie Day.
But….. (and you knew this was coming)… I’m going to be a rebel here and post a peanut butter pie.
This pie was absolutely everything I’d hoped it would be – extremely peanut buttery, super rich, and worth every.single.bite.
And here’s the kicker – J actually thought I bought it.
silly boy…..as if…….
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie – adapted from various sources
1 – 9″ graham cracker crust, or prebaked pastry shell
1 cup creamy peanut butter
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1-1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup whipped cream
8 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream
For the filling: In a large bowl, beat together peanut butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar and vanilla, and beat until smooth. Fold in whipped cream, pour into pie crust, smooth the top, and chill in refrigerator while you prepare the ganache.
For the ganache, heat the chocolate chips and heavy cream in a small saucepan, stirring constantly, until the chips are melted and the mixture is smooth. Allow to cool for a bit before pouring over the pie.
Store the pie in the refrigerator.