This is an ode to decadence and that magical combination of peanut butter and chocolate. I got it from a cookbook I've had since before I was married and made it for the first time a few weeks ago. Hi, my name is Lauren, and I'm a recipe hoarder.
So, anyway, the pie. It's easy to make, and it's rich. It's super tasty and decadent, and since it's a refrigerator pie, it's perfect for warmer weather. No cooking/baking involved. Yay! It'd be dreamy with a glass of cold milk or with a nice cup of coffee.
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Mousse Pie
from Eagle Brand recipes
1 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup honey roasted peanuts, finely chopped
6 Tb butter, softened
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, peanuts, and butter; press mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a pie plate. Set aside
Pour 1/2 cup of the cream into a microwave safe bowl; microwave on high 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup of the condensed milk and all the chocolate chips until smooth. Spoon mixture into the prepared crust and refrigerate 1 hour.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the remaining 1 cup cream until stiff peaks form; set aside. In another mixing bowl, beat the remaining condensed milk, cream cheese, and peanut butter until smooth. Fold in 1/3 of the whipped cream until incorporated and then gently fold in the rest. Spoon this mixture over the chocolate filling. Chill at least 2 hours. Store covered in the refrigerator.
- Chocolate graham crackers were difficult for me to find, but I did find them. You can of course substitute regular graham crackers or just buy a graham cracker crust. I think the Oreo crust might put it over the top in terms of sweetness so I wouldn't recommend it, but if you do this, please let me know how it turns out!
- If you leave this pie out in a warm room for a while, it will get really loose and not keep its shape well. This is definitely best eaten straight out of the fridge.