|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 34g||44%|
|Saturated Fat 16g||78%|
|Total Carbohydrate 70g||25%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||9%|
|Total Sugars 53g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This delicious peanut butter pie is easy to make with a graham cracker crust, a thin layer of fudge, and cream cheese and peanut butter filling. Make this special dessert for any occasion.
This recipe uses chocolate fudge cooked to soft ball stage, but you can use your own favorite fudge recipe. An easier fudge option (especially good for summer months!) is super easy chocolate fudge (omit the nuts).
For a no-bake option, use a purchased 9-inch graham cracker crust.
1 (9-inch) graham cracker pie crust
For the Fudge Layer:
1 cup granulated sugar
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1 tablespoon peanut butter
For the Filling:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
2 cups whipped topping
Steps to Make It
Graham Cracker Pie Crust
Purchase a large graham cracker crust or make your own:
Mix 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine; pat into a 9-inch pie plate and chill for about 30 minutes before filling. If a crispier crust is desired, bake at 375 F for about 7 minutes before filling.
In a medium saucepan, cook sugar, chocolate, milk, and corn syrup together, stirring occasionally, to the soft ball stage (see below), or about 234 F to 240 F on a candy thermometer.
Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter. Beat lightly for a few minutes; pour into the bottom of pie crust. Chill thoroughly before filling.
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with peanut butter, powdered sugar, and milk. Fold in whipped topping until well blended.
Spoon into fudge-layered pie crust and garnish with chocolate curls and/or chopped peanuts. Chill thoroughly before serving.
Test for Soft Ball Stage
Use fresh cold water each time you test the candy. In about 1 cup of cold water, spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of hot candy.
Put your hand into the water and push the candy to form a ball. Gently pick the formed ball up (if it will not form a ball, it is not done)—the soft ball will flatten slightly when removed from the water.