That was my birthday pie, folks. It may be Pioneer Woman’s Peanut Butter Pie, but it’s MY birthday pie. This year’s birthday was pretty relaxing. I had time to do what I really love. I was able to cook myself a delicious dinner, and do some baking. There isn’t too much baking involved with this pie, but it’s totally delicious. Usually I’m responsible — well, I volunteer — to bring dessert to every family function. I’m usually the one that gives you a baked good and calls it your birthday present. So, because of that, I’m always giving away the sweet treats I make in my kitchen.
While I totally appreciate and enjoy when people bake for me, like my mom, who last year baked me a pie & a cake! I also really do enjoy my own food. Because my family was out of town over the birthday weekend, parents up at their cabin, brother in Mexico, it was just me and David. That was a-okay by me, it meant we got to eat an entire pie to ourselves.
I know you’re probably thinking there is no way David and I actually ate that whole pie, but seriously, we did. We demolished it in 24 hours. We gave one piece to his mom, but other than that, we pigged out. How many times can you eat half a pie to yourself and feel no remorse? Well, I say on your 25th birthday!
I’ve made this pie 4 other times and usually only get 1 slice. This pie is tried and true. I’m pretty sure it’s a little piece of heaven on earth. I think for your next birthday you should make yourself this pie. Sure you can make it for someone else, and they’ll love you for it, but why don’t you make it for yourself, and love yourself!?
PW’s Chocolate Peanut butter Pie
Recipe by Pioneer Woman
For the Crust:
25 Oreo cookies
4 tablespoons butter, melted
For the Filling:
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 (8 oz) package Cool Whip, thawed
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, crush Oreo’s until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl and mix with melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9″ pie pan, and bake for 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer; beat peanut butter and cream cheese until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Add in Cool Whip and beat until smooth. You may need to scrape the sides of the bowl. Pour filling into the cooled pie crust, and even out with an offset spatula, refrigerate for at least 1 hour before enjoying.