I like making people happy through food. And when I have the chance (and time), I like to make my favorite people their favorite recipes. I recall from my childhood that my dad liked peanut butter pie. So when he visited recently, I decided to whip up this easy dessert.
Six simple ingredients lead to a yummy, smooth – and quite rich – pie. Did I mention you don’t even have to bake it? Just mix the ingredients, pour it into the crust, chill in the fridge and you’re done!
I did goof and bought a smaller tub of whipped topping than the recipe called for. But that just meant I didn’t have some leftover to top the pie. It was still delicious without it!
Peanut Butter Pie (adapted from AllRecipes.com)
- 1 nine-inch prepared chocolate or regular graham cracker crust
- 1 eight oz. package cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup confectioner’s sugar
- 1 sixteen oz. container of whipped topping, thawed
- ¼ cup chocolate chips, melted
Mix the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and peanut butter together until smooth. Fold in half of the whipped topping. Spoon the mixture into the graham cracker crust.
Place the remaining whipped topping over the top of the peanut butter mixture and drizzle melted chocolate on top. Chill for at least 2 hours or overnight before serving.