Chocolate Topped Peanut Butter Pie

It doesn’t get much better than this chocolate topped peanut butter pie!  We absolutely loved this dessert. Mike isn’t usually too big a fan of peanut butter desserts, but even he talked about how much he liked this pie.  I made it for a get together with friends a few weeks ago and it got rave reviews. The peanut butter filling is creamy and mousse-like, just like you’d expect from a peanut butter pie. Add in the chocolate cookie crust and the chocolate topping and you’ve got a chocolate and peanut butter combination that tastes amazing! Best of all, it really wasn’t that hard to make! I’m pretty sure this is a dessert that will be making an appearance at our get togethers again and again. :)

*Note: Pay no attention to the drippy chocolate in the pictures. I had to cut into the pie a little early, before the chocolate had time to completely set, to make sure I had good light for pictures. :)

Chocolate Topped Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate Topped Peanut Butter Pie

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Chocolate Topped Peanut Butter Pie

Ingredients:

Crust:
9 oz chocolate teddy grahams
2 oz bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
5 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature

Filling:
8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream

Topping
4 oz semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
chocolate chips for garnish, optional

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325.

For the crust: In a food processor, finey grind the chocolate teddy grahams and the chocolate. Add the butter and pulse until well incorporated and moist clumps form. Transfer to a 9-inch pie plate and press the crust evenly into the bottom and up the sides. Bake until set, about 8 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.

For the Filling: In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. In another bowl, whip 1 cup of the heavy cream until stiff. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until well combined. Evenly spoon the filling into the cooled crust. Place the pie in the refrigerator to set while making the topping.

For the topping: Place the chocolate and butter in a medium heatproof bowl. IN a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the 1/2 cup of cream just to a boil. Immediately pour the hot cream over the chocolate and butter. Let stand for 30 seconds, then whisk until smooth and all the chocolate has melted. Pour the chocolate topping evenly over the pie. Refrigerate, uncovered, until set, at least 4 hours. After about 30 minutes in the refrigerator, garnish the edges with chocolate chips, if desired.

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27 Responses to “Chocolate Topped Peanut Butter Pie”

  1. 1

    Blog is the New Black — February 9, 2012 @ 5:37 am

    Craving chocolate way too early in the AM!

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    Erika — February 9, 2012 @ 7:16 am

    Chocolate and peanut butter for the win!
    If only I didn’t have to go to school today. I’d be whipping this up right now and eating it for breakfast! ;-)

  3. 3

    Simply Life — February 9, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    your friends are pretty lucky to have you bring this over!

  4. 4

    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — February 9, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    Megan this is sinful. I am a sinner though so that’s okay. ;)

  5. 5

    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — February 9, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    All of that oozy, drippy chocolate is making me drool. This looks so amazing.

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    Erin — February 9, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    Oh my goodness! That just looks like heaven. And I think the dripping chocolate makes it look even better!

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — February 9, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    I think the drippy chocolate looks PERFECT! Yum!

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    Beth Barnhill — February 9, 2012 @ 10:56 am

    This looks ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! My mouth is watering!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — February 9, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    I really love the melty top even though it wasn’t meant to be that way. Wish I had a slice!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — February 9, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

    This looks amazing! I love anything with chocolate and peanut butter. I love that you have teddy grahams in the crust – how fun!

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    Sally — February 9, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

    Megan, this looks amazing! I agree with Erin above.. i love the teddy bear crust! i’ve seen peanut butter pie before but never topped with chocolate.. sounds like perfection!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — February 10, 2012 @ 6:28 am

    Well it is 6:30 in the morning and I already want a slice, this is interesting…

  13. 13

    Jessica @ How Sweet — February 10, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    I can’t stop drooling over this. Want it for breakfast!

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    Kathleen — February 10, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

    The drippy chocolate made it even more mouth-watering.

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — February 11, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

    i need to make this asap!!

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    Jenny D — February 14, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

    I cannot wait to make this! I definitely have to wait until I have somewhere to take it though. Definitely don’t want to be left alone in the house with this!!

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    Arlene — February 14, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

    This was delicious! A very rich dessert, but surprisingly enough, not too “heavy.” The whipped cream really helps make it feel a lot lighter. Definitely keep the slices on the smaller side, though. :o ) I used a deep dish pie plate; didn’t seem like there would be enough room for the filling if I hadn’t. Maybe I used too many teddy grahams? lol Directions are extremely easy to follow and the dessert is not difficult to put together in the least. A keeper, for sure! :o ) Thanks, Megan!

    • megan replied: — February 17th, 2012 @ 9:07 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for including your tips as well :)

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    Sue — February 19, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

    Made this pie for our small group for valentine’s day and, fortunately, there were only 5 people here because we loved the leftovers! It was so good! It was great using teddy Graham’s for the crust. Will definitely make it again!

    • megan replied: — February 19th, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

      I’m so glad it was a hit! :)

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    Becky — February 23, 2012 @ 12:44 am

    brings back great memories of Rachel’s. this will definitely be going on the “need to make” list :-)

    • megan replied: — February 23rd, 2012 @ 7:04 am

      I hope you like it! I actually have a recipe from my mom that claims to me the log cabin in peanut butter pie…that would be the same one as rachel’s right? It’s more complicated than this one, and I think it has a raw egg in it, which makes me nervous (who knows why since I eat cookie dough by the spoonful), but let me know if you want it and I’ll email it to you!

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    Danielle @ FoodosaurusRex — March 11, 2012 @ 9:31 pm

    I made this today and just had a piece – oh my goodness it’s so good! My husband actually had to stop eating and pause for dramatic effect to tell me how delicious it is. I cheated and used a pre-made Oreo pie crust, and I used chunky peanut butter instead of creamy. But oh man, it was SO good!

    • megan replied: — March 11th, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it! Smart thinking using a pre-made pie crust! :)

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