Easy Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

I love cooking. I don’t love baking. See, when I’m cooking I can make it up as I go along. You can try to do the same thing with baking…but I promise it won’t turn out well. This Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie is so easy even I could make it. It’s also really good. Like, really, really good.

This pie is great when made ahead and perfect for taking to picnics or family gatherings. The fanciest part is the chocolate ganache topping and even that’s easy!

The salt in the crust and the ganache compliment the salt in the peanut butter and help balance the sweetness from the powdered sugar and whipped topping. I like to go for a bittersweet chocolate for the ganache to add another layer of flavor and cut through the richness and sweetness.

Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Refrigerator PieIngredients

For the pie…

  • 14-16 peanut butter cookies (I used Nutter Butter)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed

For the ganache…

  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt

Directions

1. Place the peanut butter cookies in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin or heavy pan.

Easy Peanut Butter Pie2. Mix the crumbled cookies, butter, and 1/8 teaspoon salt until it’s the consistency of sand and press into the bottom of a pie dish. Place the dish with finished crust in the fridge for an hour.

Easy Peanut Butter Pie3. Mix the peanut butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and cream cheese in a bowl. Fold in the whipped topping and add the mixture to the chilled crust.

Easy Peanut Butter Pie5. Let the pie chill for 3-6 hours before topping with the ganache.

6. For the ganache: add the chocolate and salt to a heatproof bowl. Heat the heavy cream on the stove to a gentle boil. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let is sit for 10 minutes before gently stirring the chocolate and milk together until it is silky and smooth.

How to make ganache7. Pour the warm ganache over the chilled pie and let cool for 1 to 3 hours before serving.

8. Try to not eat the entire pie in one sitting.

Easy Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter PieWhat’s your favorite easy dessert?

Until Next Time,
Tyler

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