10 May 2013

Peanut Butter Pie Cups

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Peanut Butter Pie Cups
Peanut Butter Pie Cups

Like peanut butter with a hint of chocolate?  You'll love these and they are great for the summer because they are easy and require no baking either!



Other day on Foodgawker, I saw the most delectable-looking peanut butter cream pie, that I wanted to dive right in.

Having a huge pie is not practical for me being a widow, and not to mention I'd probably eat the whole dang thing and I'm fat enough as it is.

So, I got the idea to make individual portions and do my own thing with the recipe. Didn't much care for how that one went together.  Not an Oreo fan either so I didn't want a pre-made crust of those.

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Cups #nobakepies #peanutbutterpie #desserts
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Cups

Had plenty of graham crackers so that'd do for the "crust." Also used up the last bit of Cool Whip I had.  Not only is this a different creation, it used my leftovers!  Even the chocolate sauce which is merely pre-mixed chocolate frosting nuked for 10 seconds.

There are 4 oz ball jars--perfect portion size.

Peanut Butter Pie Cups

Filling:


  • 6 oz cream cheese at room temp
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 oz whipped topping
  • 2 mini peanut butter cups, cut in 1/2 for garnish
  • 2 tbs chocolate sauce


Crust:


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tbs melted butter

Mix graham crumbs and melted butter in a small bowl, mixing well until all crumbs are coated.  Fill 4 4-oz dessert dishes or mason jars with 1/4 cup of the crumbs. Press down crumbs.

In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until cream cheese is very smooth.

Add peanut butter and vanilla and beat until well incorporated. Fold in the whipped topping.

Divide filling equally between the 4 dessert dishes. Refrigerate until well chilled; about 3 hours.

Top each with 1/2 a mini peanut butter cup and drizzle each with about 1/2 tablespoon of chocolate sauce.

Serves 4

Peanut Butter Pie Cups
Peanut Butter Pie Cups

12 comments:

Jerry | Simply Good Eating said...

Wow these peanut butter pie cups look divine!

whiness said...

What an amazing idea! These pueanutt butter pie seem to be delicious and I'm sure that bringing those in cups would suprise everybody. :)

Deborah Nicholson said...

As soon as I saw this post by my friend I was IN. Peanut Butter Chocolate is my favourite in all the world and of course it is made here in New Zealand by Whittaker's right in my parents back yard (well almost. Near enough to smell the baking!!!
Now you are on my blog today. Thank you heaps.
Debbie Nicholson
http://whoisdebbienicholson.com/?p=677

Judith Hannemann said...

Thanks Debbie!!!

JCat21 said...

Those look delicious!! Am I reading the nutrition information correctly in assuming that the 610 calories is for all 4 of these? Should I then just divide by 4 to get the calories/fat per individual serving? (Please say yes so I can make these!) :)

Judith Hannemann said...

JCat--I'd love to be able to tell you that...but no, that's the calorie count per serving :(

What I usually do is eat it then develop a case of amnesia!!!!!

Serously though, you could use lower-fat alternatives in this and that would make it somewhat better.

JCat21 said...

Thanks for clarifying, Judith! Yes, in this case ignorance would be bliss! I still may make them sometime and I could definitely try the reduced fat cream cheese, peanut butter, etc.

Laurie Alves said...

Great Easy Recipe! Love it! Thanks for posting.

Judith Hannemann said...

Thanks Laurie!

KC the Kitchen Chopper said...

Super cute and you used leftovers! Nice! Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. Happy to have you once again. I'm off to pin. Please come see us again Thursdays at 9:00 PM EST.

Claude Perkins said...

Funny how in the last 30-40 years we have been pushing low and reduced fat and people keep getting fatter and fatter. JCat21 just make and enjoy.

Judith Hannemann said...

I couldn't have said it better Claude. Usually with all these "free" products they're taking out something natural, like fat but they add back something pretty unnatural back to fake a texture or taste.