A favourite in our household, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie is a dream to behold. A chocolatey biscuit base, topped with a layer of chocolate peanut butter, a layer of peanut butter cream and finally topped with freshly whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Have I tempted you yet??
The thing I love most about this dessert is the texture; its so smooth and feels so light despite being such a decadent treat and the biscuit base gives just the right amount of crunch to pull it all together.
This is a no-bake dessert, so perfect to prepare on a Sunday when you have a roast cooking in the oven! You start off by blitzing biscuits and butter to make the base and sides of the pie. This is then chilled for at least 30minutes whilst you get started on the filling. The peanut butter filling is cooked on the hob and is one of those mixtures that seems to do absolutely nothing for a good 20 minutes and then all of a sudden it thickens up and its action stations. So persevere here and stick on some music to sing along to whilst you whisk!
Once thickened you pour a third over chopped chocolate and mix to make a delicious gloopy chocolate peanut butter mess. This is poured onto the biscuit base and left to chill and set. The chill and set process is a regular theme throughout the recipe, but don’t be be put off by it! It means you can slowly make it on a lazy Sunday afternoon and you’ll be rewarded with the sumptuous pie at the end.
The final steps are to mix the peanut butter filling with whipped cream, leave to chill and set and finally top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
I would advise leaving the finished pie for at least another hour before serving as it tastes best when its completely set and cold. In the past we’ve been too impatient, dived in too quickly and been disappointed that it doesn’t taste as good as normal! So patience is best here
Ready to fall in love with a pie? Heres the recipe, adapted from the Hummingbird Bakery’s Cake Days: