Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Pie

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate PieThis is my first ever homemade pie.

What do you think?

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate PieWell, it looked pretty good so I decided to have a piece at 9 in the morning when I was doing this photo shoot. You can see that on Instagram here. I couldn’t resist.

I just like to think that I celebrated Pi Day (March 14th) a little early, and I am so glad I did.

No better breakfast than pie :-)

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate PieThis pie is ridiculously easy to make and tastes amazing.

Also, it was easy to make it gluten free just by using gluten free oreos for the crust. All of the other items in the recipe are naturally gluten free. Sadly, not calorie free.

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate PieLet’s look at the layers..

Oreo Crust
Creamy Peanut Butter Filling
Chocolate Ganache
Topped with heaps of Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate PieLucky for me I had one small slice of this pie left in my freezer when I started writing this post..

well not anymore.. I’m eating it right now.

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Pie

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Pie

Yield: one 9 or 10 inch pie

Total Time: 3 hours

Ingredients:

Oreo Crust

  • 1 package Oreos
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Filling

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese or Neufchâtel, softened
  • 1 container Cool Whip (8 oz), thawed

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream

Topping

  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, some cut in half, others chopped

Directions:

  1. Process the oreos in a food processor until fine crumbs remain. In a large bowl, combine the crushed oreos with the melted butter. Press this mixture evenly into a 10 inch pie pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Place in fridge until ready to use.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter and cream cheese until well blended. Add the cool whip and stir until mixed. Spread this mixture on the crust and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  3. To make the ganache, place the chocolate chips and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1-2 minutes on 70% power, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
  4. Remove the pie from the freezer and spread the ganache evenly on top. Before the chocolate hardens add the peanut butter cups. Start by adding the halved peanut butter cups around the edges, placing them as close or as far apart as you want. Then add chopped peanut butter cups to the center of the piece.
  5. Cover the pie with tinfoil and return to the freezer for 1-2 hours. Before serving, remove the pie from the freezer and let it sit for a few minutes to make cutting it easier. Cover and freeze any leftovers.
Recipe adapted from Lazy Gluten Free.
Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Pie
Happy Pi Day friends!

42 Responses to “Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Pie”

  1. Jacki @ Two Forks One Love — March 12, 2014 at 9:55 am

    You have to warn people before posting things like this. I just drooled all over my keyboard. Yum-o!

    • Beth @ The First Year Blog — March 12, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      Haha, okay next time I’ll put a warning label!

  2. You did an amazing job with this Beth! Nice job for the first time!!

    • Beth @ The First Year Blog — March 12, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      Thank you Nancy!

  3. Jennay — March 12, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Yum! Looks so delicious! Two of my fave things…peanut butter cups and chocolate! =)

  4. Michael's Woodcraft — March 12, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Oh that looks delicious Beth!! :-) I could eat a big slice of that for sure!

  5. Kim of Mo'Betta — March 13, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    This looks amazing! And I love that it’s simple to make…pinned!

    • Beth @ The First Year Blog — March 13, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      That’s my favorite part! Thanks for stopping by Kim!

  6. Kelley — March 13, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Yum yum yum! This looks amazing Beth! Perfect pie for Pi Day! Im pinning/stumbling/g+ing.. everything! Love this!

    • Beth @ The First Year Blog — March 14, 2014 at 7:28 am

      Oh goodness, thank you Kelley!

  7. Blair Lonergan — March 14, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Hi, Beth! This pie looks deliciously amazing! I’d love to sink my teeth into a piece right now! Thanks for sharing. :)

  8. Jen — March 14, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Wow, mouth watering photos. This looks incredible!

  9. cookingwithcurls — March 14, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    You did an awesome job with your first pie Beth, it’s perfect!!

  10. G’day! one word Beth? YUM!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Thanks for sharing at the Foodie Friends Friday No Rules Party!

  11. You are truly putting my diet to the test!!! Pinning for sure! And thanks so much for sharing at the Super Saturday Link Party!

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    :) Linda

  12. Christine — March 15, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Your first one ever? My goodness…I mean, I might get diabetes after eating this…but I’d take one for the team;p

    • Beth @ The First Year Blog — March 15, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      Well, I certainly took one for the team.. I think I ate most of that pie!

  13. Mallory @ Classy Clutter — March 15, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Goodness gracious girl! This looks amazing!!! My kids call Reese’s Chocolate Pies because they think the shape looks like a pie! LOL! Pinning this now!

    I’d love if you would share this at our link party going on now!

    http://www.classyclutter.net/2014/03/spotlight-saturday-link-party-45.html

    Hugs, Mallory @ Classy Clutter

  14. Laura@Baking In Pyjamas — March 16, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    That looks brilliant Beth, well done for your first pie. I recently baked my first pie too. I’d love a slice of this though, I can imagine it’s so so delicious!

  15. Pieced Pastimes — March 16, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Oh, my – this looks sinfully delicious! I have a bit of an addiction to all things chocolate, so I just may have to give this recipe a try.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

    • Beth @ The First Year Blog — March 16, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      I have a serious addiction to all things chocolate!

  16. Renae — March 17, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    There is nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter! This looks so good!

  17. Mel Lockcuff (@MamaBuzz) — March 18, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Oh my, this looks simply delectable, delicious! Chocolate and peanut butter really are the perfect pairing.

  18. Abi — March 18, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Hi looks looooooovely, if I dont have cool whip, what else could I use?

    • Beth @ The First Year Blog — March 18, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      I’m not sure if you would want to use a substitute. Might be worth a trip to the store.

  19. AKA Design — March 18, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Oh my goodness!!! This looks SO delish!!! Thank you for linking up at the Weekend re-Treat link party!
    xo,
    Shannon
    http://www.akadesign.ca

  20. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner — March 19, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    No way this is your first time!? It seriously belongs on a cover of a cooking magazine! Gorgeous, delicious and pinned. :)

    • Beth @ The First Year Blog — March 19, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      Haha oh gosh! I wish! Thanks for coming by!

  21. Britni Newton Vigil — March 19, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    The top of that pie looks so incredible Beth! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party. Hope you link up to the party again tomorrow!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  22. easytocookmealsblog — March 20, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    I am inviting you for the Cunning Ladies’ Link Party # 2. There were beautiful entries last week and today, I announced the top three most viewed post last week. Bring in your entries and enjoy! http://easytocookmeals.com/cunning-ladies-friday-party/

  23. Allyson — March 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Looks amazing, as always. Sharing and featuring tomorrow at Pinworthy Projects Link Party! Woot!

  24. Cindy Eikenberg — March 21, 2014 at 5:32 am

    Hi Beth! This looks absolutely amazing and I have to try this!!! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend – pinned, of course! :) Hope you have a happy and fabulous Friday!

  25. Sherri — March 24, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Oh my yumminess!! I will certainly be treating me to this! Thanks so much for sharing it on The Mommy Club Link Up.

  26. Mini Van Dreams — March 24, 2014 at 9:42 am

    I am featuring your pie on tomorrow’s Tasty Tuesday. Make sure you stop by and grab a featured button and link up again!

    Julia @ Mini Van Dreams

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 24, 2014 at 5:33 pm

      Oh gosh, thanks Julia!

  27. Linda — July 7, 2014 at 11:34 am

    I made this for a party last weekend, and it was AMAZING! Have you ever tried using reduced fat cream cheese and/or fat-free Cool Whip?

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 7, 2014 at 6:37 pm

      I used both when I made this :-)

  28. Cassi — November 26, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Dumb question here, but do you put only the cookie from the Oreo, or cream too?

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 26, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      The whole thing, the wafer and the cream! I actually just made this pie tonight!

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