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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Are you in the mood for a VERY RICH tasty pie?  I can help!  This is a "you've got peanut butter in my chocolate" kind a thing.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

To begin you will need to make a pie crust of your choice.

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The one I selected for this pie needs to be pre baked.  You can freeze it first, make a few holes with a fork, then bake.  You can make a few holes with a fork, place a sheet of wax paper on top and lay some dried beans on the wax paper, then bake.  This will help the crust from shrinking while baking.


Ingredients:

1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup corn starch
4 tbsp cocoa powder
2 3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2.5 oz cacao 60%, chopped
Cool Whip
pinch of salt

Directions:

Combine sugar, cocoa powder and corn starch in a sauce pan
Add milk
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly
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Add vanilla and salt, stir
Add peanut butter and cocoa, let sit for 1 minute
Stir until Cocoa and peanut butter is completely melted
Allow to cool







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Pour into pie crust
Top with Cool Whip
Refrigerate







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I was instantly inspired by this incredible recipe by Jessica at www.simplecleanandhomemade.com!  She makes fabulous desserts!