Insanely Delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

chocolate peanut butter cup pieSometimes you just need to indulge. And what better way to do that than by baking up a decadent, ooey-gooey, out-of-this-world, rich-doesn't-even-begin-to-cover-it chocolate peanut butter cup pie?! Seriously, after going to town on this, you may not even need a sweet fix for a month!

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Peanut Butter Cup Pie from CinnamonSpiceandEverythingNice.com

Ingredients:

Crust:
2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
6 tablespoons salted butter, melted
Filling:
12 ounces cream cheese (light or neufchatel is ok), at room temperature
1 + 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream
Topping:
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips or bar, chopped
4 tablespoons salted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
14 Reese's peanut butter cups, rough chopped
 
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add the cookie crumbs and butter to a food processor and process until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl if needed.
  2. Press evenly into a 9" pie pan. Bake for 10 minutes then allow to cool completely before filling.
  3. Beat the cream cheese and peanut butter together on medium speed until light and fluffy about 5 minutes.
  4. Add sugar and vanilla; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy about 5 more minutes.
  5. In a separate bowl beat heavy cream until stiff; when the beater is lifted it shouldn't drip off.
  6. Add the cream to the peanut butter mixture and fold in until well blended. Spoon into the crust. Refrigerate 1-2 hours.
  7. To make the topping combine sugar and cream in a small saucepan and bring just to a boil; remove from heat and immediately add the chocolate, butter, and vanilla. Whisk until smooth and all the chocolate is melted. Cool the mixture until it is lukewarm but still liquidy.
  8. Carefully pour over the pie (you can leave a few spoonfuls for drizzling over the PB cups) and evenly spread from edge to edge. Sprinkle peanut butter cups evenly over top and gently press them into the chocolate. Drizzle lightly all over with remaining chocolate.
  9. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.
  10. Cut with a sharp knife dipped in hot water then dried; wipe clean and dip again after each cut.
 
 

Image via Brian Turner/Flickr

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