Tuesday, August 4, 2009
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
All I have to say is yummy, just yummy!
We went to a friend's house for dinner on Sunday and they asked if I would bring a dessert. It was hot and humid here over the weekend and I really didn't want to make something that would need to be baked in the oven. I was having a peanut butter craving so I started searching around for recipes and I came across this recipe on allrecipes.com (of course!)
One of the reviews on allrecipes said to make the crust with Nutter Butter cookies and butter. I went to Lowes Foods and they didn't have any Nutter Butters! I was so bummed so I just got a chocolate graham cracker crust instead. I was about to put the topping on the crust and I accidentally broke it into 20 pieces! After some cursing, I asked Jordan if he'd go to Harris Teeter and see if they had Nutter Butters, and they did! :) So, I halved the recipe (who needs two peanut butter pies?!) and changed the graham cracker crust to a Nutter Butter crust. Easy & yummy!
4 ounces cream cheese, softened (half a package)
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup milk
8 ounce package frozen whipped topping, thawed
24 Nutter Butter cookies, crushed (I used my food processor)
5 Tablespoons softened butter
Beat together cream cheese and confectioners' sugar. Mix in peanut butter and milk. Beat until smooth. Fold in whipped topping.
Combine the crushed Nutter Butter cookies and the butter and press into the bottom & sides of a 9" pie plate.
Spoon topping onto the crust - at this point you can leave it as is or decorate the top with whatever you like. I took some Hershey's syrup and a knife and just made some swirls to give a little design. Cover and freeze until firm - at least 4 hours.
We ate this on the same day I made it and it was wonderful. I had a piece the day after and it sort of tasted like our freezer so make sure to cover it tightly! :)