Cheater Cheater Peanut butter pie eater, this recipe is so SIMPLE it feels like cheating! It gets rave reviews all around.
This recipe can be done two ways, one is simple the other is CRIMINAL SIMPLE. If your store stocks Ben and Jerry’s Peanut Butter cup ice cream, you can skip even stirring for this recipe. If not, invest in a good quality pint of vanilla ice cream–I always use Haagen Dazs when I can’t locate the Ben and Jerry’s flavor.
Just in time for the Fourth of July and your summer barbecues, this is a sure to please choice.
For the Crust:
Graham Cracker Pie Crust (I buy the pre-made version at the store)
3 TBSP heaping of creamy Peanut butter
Option 1–the criminally simple:
1 Pint Ben and Jerry’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
Option 2–simply simple:
1 Pint Premium (think Haagen Dazs or similar, it is worth it) Vanilla Ice Cream
1/2 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
3/4 Cup of Reese’s Peanut butter cups chopped with some larger chunks present OR the same amount of the mini cups cut in a variety of sizes (some chopped small with some larger chunks)
1 Can Whipped Cream (you won’t use it all)
1-2 Reese’s cups diced–amount is preference, I often use 1 per pie if I am making two pies as it is one store packages bar
- Set you ice cream out of soften so it will be easy to remove from the pint
- Prepare your crust by dropping 3 TBSP of peanut butter on to the crust and lightly spreading it with the end of you knife. Just the bottom of the pie will do.
3. If you are using the Ben and Jerry’s Peanut butter cup ice cream pint, simply squeeze the pint onto the crust and let it slowly begin to melt until it softens so that you can spread it across the whole pie. Do not worry if it gets quite soft, you will be getting it back into the freezer soon! If you are using Vanilla Ice Cream simply place the pint of ice cream into a large mixing bowl, add your chopped candy and 1/2 cut peanut butter and mix until combined. Dump mixture into the pie crust, spread evenly and move on to step 4.
4. Sprinkle the extra 1-2 chopped Reese’s across the middle portion of the pie, just stay about 1/2-1 inch from the edges so you can add the whipped cream.
5. Place your pie in the freezer until set again, only takes about 15 minutes.
6. Before serving, add the whipped cream around the outside and a puff in the middle. If you are taking this to go, simply do this when it is reset but if you are able to do it RIGHT before serving, it looks prettiest.
7. Cut into 8 slices and serve! Sit back and enjoy the compliments:)