Whether you have an upcoming party or dinner that you are attending, it always helps to have a dessert that you can be certain will be a crowd favorite. For a dessert that is easy to make, you simply must try making this Peanut Butter Cream Pie.
This pie is exceptionally easy to make as it only calls for a handful of ingredients. For this Peanut Butter Pie, you will need:
- One 8 oz. package of softened cream cheese
- 3/4 cup of confectioners’ sugar
- 1/2 cup of peanut butter
- 6 tablespoons of whole milk
- One 8 oz. carton of frozen whipped topping that has been thawed
- One 9-inch graham cracker crust
- 1/4 cup of chopped peanuts
The great part about this dessert is that no baking is required, so you will not have to spend hours in a hot kitchen. To make this pie, you will place the softened cream cheese in a large bowl. Beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until fluffy. You will then mix in the peanut butter and sugar, until they are thoroughly beaten into the cream cheese mixture. Next, you will slowly add the milk. After the milk has been mixed in, you will fold in the whipped topping into the mixture with a spatula. The pie filling is ready, so you will spoon into the graham cracker crust. Take a spoon or icing spatula to help smooth over the filling. You will then sprinkle the pie with peanuts. Be sure to chill the pie overnight.
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As you prepare to make the pie, you may wonder what to do about your friends that are lactose intolerant, vegan, or gluten-free. You can substitute the cream cheese and milk for dairy free alternatives. The only thing that makes the pie not gluten-free is the graham cracker crust, but you can fix that in a jiff by using gluten-free graham crackers brands such as Kinnikinnick or Schar.
While the recipe called for chopped peanuts to top the pie, you can also substitute the peanuts with chocolate drizzle or shavings. You could even do whipped cream with peanut butter and chocolate sauce on top. Really, the possibilities are endless for this simple yet decadent dessert.
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