Peanut Butter Chocolate Mud Pie Recipe

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Far better than any store-made confection, this Peanut Butter and Chocolate Mud Pie is sure to be a success.
5 hr DURATION
5 hr PREP TIME
12 servings SERVINGS

Ingredients

  • 2 cups peanut butter cookie crumbs
  • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream, chilled, divided
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter, smooth
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips, semisweet
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, roasted, unsalted, coarsely chopped, for garnish

Directions

  • In large bowl, combine cookie crumbs, pecans and sugar. Stir in butter until combined. Press over bottom and up sides of 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Put plate in freezer for 1 hour.
  • In chilled bowl, put 1-1/2 cups cream. Using electric mixer on medium speed, beat until stiff peaks form.
  • In another bowl, put cream cheese and superfine sugar. Using electric mixer on medium speed, beat until smooth. Scrape down bowl. Add peanut butter and vanilla; beat thoroughly, then fold in whipped cream until completely combined. Spoon filling into frozen crust, spreading evenly. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours.
  • In ceramic or glass bowl, put chocolate chips with remaining cream; cover with plastic wrap. Heat in microwave on high for 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until smooth. Sprinkle peanuts over pie, then drizzle with chocolate cream. Chill 2 more hours before serving. Discover more holiday pie recipes.
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For your next holiday get-together, why not a tried-and-true combination of peanut butter and chocolate in pie form?