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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie!

 


If you are like me and you love peanut butter, this "Chocolate Peanut Butter  Pie" is a must try! 
In my experience, peanut butter pie recipes can be hit or miss.  Sometimes they are overly sweet, other times there is not enough peanut butter taste or there can be too much of a good thing.  

This peanut butter pie recipe is just right!   There is enough peanut butter and it's just the right amount of sugar, but it is decadent and a small slice is enough for most people!  I didn't hear any complaints about it,   that's for sure!   It's totally yummy!

This is the perfect cool and creamy treat for summer and you don't even have to turn the oven on!
   
Here is what you will need:

1 large graham cracker crust  (the one that says 2 extra servings on it)
8 oz. block of cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
1  1/4 cups  confectioners sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 Tbs. vanilla
8 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed

Ganache topping
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 Tbs. butter

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with the confectioners sugar  with an electric mixer until smooth.   Beat in the peanut butter and the tablespoon of vanilla.   Fold the whipped topping in until it's all combine.


Pour the filling into the graham cracker crust and spread it out evenly.  Place this in the freezer while you make the ganache.


Place the 1/2 cup heavy cream in a pan on the stove and bring it to a boil stirring constantly.  As soon as it boils, turn the heat off and remove from the heat.  Pour the chocolate chips in and cover with the pan lid.  Allow to sit about five minutes.  Add the butter and stir until the chocolate and butter is melted and the ganache is smooth.  Let this cool slightly, but not too much or it won't spread well.  
Remove the pie from the freezer and pour the ganache over the top.  


With a spatula, spread the ganache in an even layer over the top!   Cover and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours before serving.   Remove from the freezer 20 minutes before serving.  You can serve this semi-frozen or more thawed for a softer texture.  I really like it better on the frozen side.  It's more like peanut butter ice cream or cheesecake when it's less thawed.

I like it topped with more whipped cream and sprinkled with mini chocolate chips!


However you choose to serve it,  it's delicious!!!  Enjoy!!! 


 

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