Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

In honour of the first official Summer Orientation Leader sleepover held last night, I decided to postpone Friday’s treat until Sunday, so I could make something extra special and extra tasty.  Unsure of what dessert would warrant additional “oohs” and “aahhs” from my co-workers, I flipped through my Canadian Living cookbook, hoping to be inspired.  Just as I was about to give up and make some lame cookie recipe, I found it; the dream dessert of my childhood, combining what are possibly my two most favourite things: chocolate peanut butter pie.  If someone had made this for me as a kid, I swear I wouldn’t have been able to run to the kitchen fast enough.

The recipe boasted a deliciously crunchy chocolate wafer crust (which isn’t shown in the photos because I did an absolutely miserable job of cutting my plated piece), a rich peanut butter-infused filling (there was whipping cream folded into it!!!!), and an AMAZING chocolate drizzle.  How AMAZING you ask?  Let’s just put it this way…I was piping chocolate sauce into my mouth for 15 minutes straight after the completion of the pie topping.  All in all, the pie was extremely rich and decadent, but it turned out absolutely perfect.  Warning if you plan to make this (and I highly suggest that you do): with a painful amount of chilling required, leave an entire afternoon free for complete preparation.

There is a leftover piece of pie sitting in my fridge which I am supposed to be saving for my roommate’s boyfriend (peanut butter foods are his Kryptonite); however I am seriously considering eating it, and supplying him with one “IOU a piece of the best pie ever” ticket.  We shall see.

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4 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

  1. OH HILARY. The bakery where I worked in Perth made a very similar recipe. It’s the kind of thing customers buy, eat, dream about at night, can’t stop thinking about all day, and then show up at our doorstep at closing time to buy again. I bet you’re super popular after this one! Good work.

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