Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Peanut Butter and Candy Pie- A Guest Post from Simply Southern Mom



There’s something about peanut butter that reminds me of the holidays. Maybe it is the peanut butter cookies my mom and I used to make to leave for Santa, or my fondness for chocolate dipped peanut butter balls I devour at holiday parties. Whatever it is, I knew when I grew up I add to add something peanut butter flavored to my holiday menu.  I found a peanut butter pie everyone loved, but it was so time consuming. Who has time for that during the holidays?  I discovered this recipe a few years ago and quickly converted over. It comes together in minutes and has a surprise ingredient of candy bars. What’s not to love? I add a few extras on top to make people think I fussed.  No one has to know how quickly it comes together.

Here’s what you need to make it:



Before you start it is important to make sure the cream cheese and whipped topping is softened. I usually place the cream cheese in the microwave for 20 seconds or so and allow the whipped topping to sit in the fridge overnight. 


Mix the powdered sugar, cream cheese and peanut butter together until creamy. This pie has a mild peanut flavor.  If you like a stronger peanut butter flavor, adjust the amount by adding another ½ cup. 

Fold the peanut butter mixture into the whipped topping and stir until completely blended.  Gently stir in the candy bar chunks. Spoon the pie into a prepared graham cracker crust.




Now comes the hardest part! The pie has to freeze at least two hours. Sometimes I leave it in overnight.  To serve the pie, I add a drizzle of chocolate fudge topping and sprinkle with extra candy bars. 



Ingredients:

1 graham cracker pie crust
1 ( 8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping, softened
10 fun sized candy bars (I used Snickers), chopped
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup powdered sugar

Optional ingredients for garnish:
Hot Fudge Ice Cream Topping
5 fun sized candy bars, chopped

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