Ok, so I have been told this pie is better than sex. Every time I served it, we would watch our customers take the first bite. They would chew for a moment, and then they all made the same exact eyes-rolling-into-the-back-of-the-head expression. You’ve got to make this pie. Just be forewarned that you will be asked to make this for every family gathering, pot luck, etc.
I actually found something very similar to this at the Hickory Grill in Hermitage, Pa. It was awesome, and it was made with a nut crust which totally took it to the next level. I’m definitely planning on working on that!
You will need:
Your own or a store bought deep dish shell baked per instructions.(Don’t forget to poke it.)
3/4 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 C. unsalted butter
2 C. powdered sugar
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 C. peanut butter
8 oz. cool whip
1/2 C. chopped peanuts
For the bottom:
Melt chocolate chips in the microwave 1 to 1-1/2 minutes. Stir until smooth.
Combine butter and 1 C. powdered sugar in a mixing bowl and cream well with electric mixer. Add in melted chocolate and blend until smooth. Reserve 1/4 – 1/2 C. of chocolate mixture to the side (I just take a couple of nice size spoonfuls.) and spread remaining chocolate evenly in the bottom of the prepared crust. Sprinkle half of the chopped nuts on top of chocolate in crust. Refrigerate this while we mix up the filling.
For the filling:
Combine cream cheese and peanut butter in a mixing bowl and cream together. Add in powdered sugar and beat until blended. On a slower speed, add in the whipped topping. Fill the remainder of your pie with this filling and refrigerate.
Once your peanut butter filling has set, spread the remainder of the chocolate evenly over the top to within a half inch of the crust leaving some peanut butter showing around the edge. Sprinkle the remaining chopped peanuts over the top and refrigerate until your chocolate sets.
You will probably eat more than one piece at a time. You will probably choose this over sex more often than not so it may not be good for your current relationship. Happy noshing!