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Monday
Feb242014

Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut butter pie

I can’t believe that it is already the end of February. Somehow, I have the feeling that 2014 is going to fly. With the end of the month comes Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day! This past month, I was assigned to Nicole’s blog, I Am A Honey Bee. I absolutely enjoyed every second of searching through Nicole’s blog, reading about the food she cooks, her scrapbooking, her travels, and her family, including her super cute Boston Terrier and her sweet little baby daughter. Boston is one of my favorite cities, so I enjoyed her posts that explored the New England area. I also enjoyed her scrapbook posts, as I have scrapbooked for quite some time (though I’ve fallen away recently). Every recipe that Nicole posted sounded like something I’d make in my own kitchen. I couldn’t help but think as I read through her posts that if I lived in the Boston area, we’d be fast friends! After narrowing my choices down to about 2 dozen recipes, I finally settled on this peanut butter pie, thanks to a little help from my brother. His birthday was mid-month and my mom had us all over for dinner. As I do every year, I volunteered to bring dessert. I don’t know why I bother asking Michael what he wants me to make, because every year he responds by saying “anything with Oreo or peanut butter flavor”. Perfect! This recipe made more filling than needed for the pie, which would have been perfect to make individual pies, but I chose to eat it by spooning it onto the leftover Oreos from the crust. Thanks Nicole, for helping me to join my brother’s two favorite flavors into one delicious birthday pie. I had a great time getting to know you this month! 

8 ounces Oreos (about half a package)
4 tablespoons Butter, melted
4 ounces Chocolate Chips or Finely Chopped Chocolate (I used dark)
1/4 cup Peanuts, chopped
1 cup Heavy Cream
8 ounces Cream Cheese
1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1 can (14 ounces) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice 

Process the cookies in a food processor until crumbs are formed. Dump the cookie crumbs into a bowl and add the melted butter; mix well. Firmly press the cookie crumb mixture into a 9” pie plate. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or the microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until fully melted. Pour the melted chocolate over the cookie crust and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle the chopped peanuts over the chocolate and place the pie plate in the fridge to firm while preparing the filling. Pour the heavy cream into the bowl of a stand mixer and using the whisk attachment, whisk the cream until soft peaks form. Place the whipped cream into the fridge to chill. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and peanut butter until well combined. Add the condensed milk and beat until incorporated. Slowly add the powdered sugar and blend until fully incorporated. Add the vanilla extract and lemon juice and beat until smooth. Fold 1/3 of the whipped cream into the filling with a rubber spatula until blended. Then fold in the remaining whipped cream until no white streaks remain. Pour the filling into the pie plate and most the top with a spatula. Sprinkle with additional peanuts or chocolate, if desired. Refrigerate for until 3 hours before serving.

SOURCE: I Am A Honey Bee

Reader Comments (15)

I laughed at your comment that you "narrowed it down to 2 dozen recipes." I am the same way with SRC blogs...I want to make about 2 dozen things from each one! Nicely done here.

Oh yum, very few things beat a good peanut butter pie.

February 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterErin @ The Spiffy Cookie

He he he, loved the "narrowing down" - it feels like me searching for a recipe to make from 15 cookbooks open in the living room....

Have a wonderful Reveal Monday!

February 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSallyBR

What a TREAT!! Sounds heavenly!!

February 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah @ Making Miracles

come to boston! we can go all around! so many places to visit and eat at. :-)
Glad you enjoyed the peanut butter pie! xoxo

February 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commenternicole @ I am a Honey Bee

Wow~ I have never made a peanut butter pie before but I think that's about to change:) Great SRC
pick. Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

February 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

The combo of peanut butter and Oreo sounds awesome!

I had your blog this month and loved going through it! I made your Zucchini Fries and Asparagus & Zucchini Quiche. I wasn't able to get a picture of the Fries but we enjoyed both recipes! I'm going to be making your Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Muffins this week for my boys to have for breakfast! Thanks for sharing such great recipes!

Both Oreos and Peanut butter? That sounds so good. I love your photo too. Great post!

February 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

This looks absolutely delicious! Oreos and peanut butter- yum!

February 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTara

Uhmmm peanut butter and chocolate is pretty much the best match in the world. So yeah, this looks amazing. Great pick!

February 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

Mmm, this pie looks SO wonderful. I would love a slice right now! Awesome choice for SRC. =)

February 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteramy @ fearless homemaker

Oh yummy! This pie looks absolutely amazing! Great SRC pick!

February 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Woah, now that is decadent! Great pick and how perfect that it worked out for your bro's birthday :D

February 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJJ - 84thand3rd

Yum....peanut butter...you can't go wrong with that...it looks amazing!!!!

February 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkirstin

Oh yum !!! I love peanut butter pie. Great SRC pick!!

March 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterThe Wimpy Vegetarian

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