Friday, August 10, 2012

What's Cookin' : Peanut Butter Pie

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This has become a recent favorite, with 3 batches being produced in the past week! A very simple recipe that ends in rich, creamy peanut butter delight. Grab yourself a big glass of milk and proceed forward!




RECIPE


Your favorite brownie recipe ingredients (mine is top-secret, webby! Sorry!)
2 sticks butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1.5 boxes powdered sugar
12 ounces semi sweet chocolate
2 tablespoons shortening


Bake your brownies in two 9-inch pie plates or one 12-inch pie plate (like the kind Costco bakes their pies in). The key to a dense, chewy brownie is to remove the pan from the oven the second it no longer has a sheen on top. This often means pulling the brownies out up to 10 minutes before the recipes say. It's worth it to stand at the oven and keep putting the timer on for 2 minutes to make sure you catch them at just the right time!

Let brownies cool.

Meanwhile, mix butter, peanut butter and vanilla until creamy. Add in powder sugar and mix until it is fully incorporated. Spread onto brownies. Put the pan into fridge for at least 30 minutes to chill.

Once chilled, melt chocolate and shortening in a glass bowl in the microwave at half power. I melt it for 30 seconds, stir, put it in again and do over until it is completely melted. Spread over chilled peanut butter brownie and put back into fridge until the chocolate is set.

Use a knife that has been dipped in hot water to cut the pie. This will allow the knife to slice through the chocolate without cracking it.

ENJOY!!

And, yes, there is a big chance that I ate some of it at 6 in the morning this week.....
 
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34 comments:

  1. This looks so good. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It closes tonight. If you miss it, I have another one starting on Wednesday
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/apple-cinnamon-roll-pull-aparts-and.html
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  2. Oh my goodness- my husband will LOVE this! Thanks a ton for sharing! :D

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  3. Hi I'm Marilyn and poppin' in from Homemaker in Heels link party. I loooove peanut butter, so peanut butter pie is definitely on my bake list. Looks delish!

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  4. Uh, YUM!!!! and looks so easy! Gotta pin this for later! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Yum! I love chocolate!

    Julie @ Naptime Review
    www.thenaptimereview.com

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  6. Oh My!! That looks dangerous... in a good way ;)

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  7. Wow, how decadent! My hubby would love this! Thanks so much for linking up on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust. You helped make my par-tay a success!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  8. A secret brownie recipe? It must be fantastic. I guess we'll have to settle for our own brownie recipes. :-) This pie looks fantastic! Nothing like peanut butter and chocolate. :-)

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    1. Hehe, Ive tasted her "secret" recipe brownies before and they are better than fantastic! Yummmm

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  9. Wowwwww !
    This pie looks fantastic
    So rich and decadent and sinful = the perfect dessert :)

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  10. This looks sooo good! I think even my hubs would like it (and his sweet tooth is pretty small!)
    -Nikki
    Come by for a visit ncmrsdye.blogspot.com

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  11. Thanks so much for linking up to my link party last week. This looks SO good! I hope you'll stop by again today to link up some more of your ideas.

    http://sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-weekly-creative-3.html

    Have a great day!

    Shannon
    Sewing Barefoot

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  12. I've made a peanut butter pie, but not with chocolate on top! I'm going to have to try this one!

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    1. It's super yummy! Just watch out because it is also super addicting!;)

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  13. Yummm. I have 2 of these chilling in my fridge right now. I'm taking one to a New Year's Eve get-together. Can these be frozen? I will have an extra one. By the way, the only thing I changed was the chocolate topping. I love the chocolate part so I did a 1-1/2 bags of semisweet chips.

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  14. Yes, these can be frozen! Sounds like the perfect dessert to finish off the year before all those resolutions kick in!:)

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  15. That's like eye candy for my stomach! I saw you linked up at polkadots on parade!
    Beth @ The First Year Blog

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    1. Yes it definitely is! Thanks for stopping by! Via your banana chocolate chip bread post, I learned about the Pin-tastic link-up! Thanks!:)

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  16. Oh my neighbor would love this, I am gonna pin this one, thanks for sharing

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  17. When I saw this it brought back a memory for me. My oldest son loooovvvvves to cook and one of the first things he made was a peanut butter and chocolate pie. Thanks for sharing this on Fluster's Muster Party.

    Hugs & Smiles,

    Robin
    http://www.flusterbuster.com

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    1. That's a fun memory! Thanks for sharing:)

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  18. Oh that looks so yummy! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

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  19. OH YUMMO, pinning! I found you linked up at I Heart Naptime and I would love for you to share this at the party I am co-hosting this week, Raising Imperfection. It opens Sunday!
    Here is the direct link: http://wp.me/p2Gh6y-kO
    Beth @ The First Year Blog

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    1. Thank you! I will definitely stop by and link this (and a few other projects) up!:)

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  20. Looks yummy! Chocolate and peanut butter...what could be better?
    Homa Style is having a link party that ends Tuesday evening.
    I would love to see this at the party!
    The link is
    http://homastyle.com/wp/2013/02/27/inspire-me-link-party/

    I do all I can to help promote links to my parties.

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  21. This looks amazing! My boyfriend will be begging me to make this!

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  22. LOOK AT YOU! 32 comments! you found the key to everyones heart! Reed LOVES peanut butter and I love chocolate so I'm gonna have to try this :) Thanks for sharing sweet friend!!

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    1. I think chocolate is the key to everyone's heart!;) That's so awesome! Let me know how it turns out:)

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