Tuesday, January 13, 2009

In the Kitchen with Kat: Peanut butter Pie

Have ya'll checked out Katie's blog? Did you know it is called "I like Pi?" Well, not only does she have an affinity for mathematical concepts. But she also likes pie. All kinds of pie. And Katie is quite happy to tell you. Or anyone. How much she likes pie.

She says Pi instead of "hi." And when she went to a girl scout lock-in on her actual birthday. She turned down the opportunity to take cake. Or cupcakes. Because they were not pie.

So...naturally for her birthday celebration. We had pie. Peanut butter pie.

A lot of people have peanut butter pie recipes. But this one is a smidge different. Because it adds a layer of chocolate.

Here are our ingredients.

The first thing to do is to add the chocolate shell to the graham cracker crust.And then freeze.

Mix together 2 blocks of softened cream cheese and a box of confectioners sugar.

Add a cup of creamy peanut butter.

And then mix in two containers of cool whip.

Take your frozen shells out of the freezer. And add your peanut butter mixture.Freeze for about an hour, and then put in the fridge.

You can add chocolate shavings. Crushed peanut butter cups. Or you can be a slacker and forget to add toppings serve it plain.


And singing. Are optional.

Here is our simple recipe.

2 graham cracker crusts

2 8oz blocks of cream cheese, softened

1lb box of confectioners sugar

Chocolate - magic shell

1 cup peanut butter (we use creamy - but crunchy would work)

16oz cool whip

Put a layer of magic shell on both of pie crusts. Freeze for about an hour.

Cream together the cream cheese and confectioners sugar.

Add the peanut butter.

And then the cool whip.

Divide between the pie crusts.

Add any toppings desired (chocolate shavings, cool whip, peanut butter cup crumbles) and then freeeze for an hour. Keep refrigerated.

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Theme song: Snow Patrol - Chocolate


Rhea said...

She really does like pi. That's so cool. And unique. I don't know many kids who would want peanut butter pie on their birthday. Very cool kid you've got there, Kat!!

Swirl Girl said...

I like Pi too, and cookies and chips. In fact, I never met a mathematical equation I didn't like!

Shannon said...

Now this is a recipe I will try! Forget that grits casserole! ;)

I make a similar one:

1 oreo cookie pie crust
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 Tbsp milk
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup Cool Whip

Mix ingredients together, pour into pie crust and freeze for a few hours until firm. Then dig in and enjoy!

Jenny said...

Now that sounds good.
I would love to try it but I have a problem - what is cool whip?

Smoochiefrog said...

That looks delish! I'll have to try that one day.

Trish said...

umm hello delisciousness!!

Katie is one smart girl to like pi over cake or cookies!

Firefly Mom said...

Once again, I'm left drooling on my keyboard and having the unmistakable urge to lick the screen.

I know - as if you didn't have enough reason to get that restraining order, now you do ;D

Jennifer P. said...

peanut. butter. pie. Oh my stars! I am trying SOOOOO hard to stay on this fruit kick and this stuff is killing me I tell ya :)!

Happy Birthday daughter of Kat ;)!(I know her name! I promise!)

Gina said...

Not loving it. Sorry. Could you please figure out a way to make either Hot Tamale or Bottle Caps pie? Thanks.

Runner Girl said...

My mouth is watering, and I think you may have wrecked my diet up for the day!

Can't wait to check out Katie's blog!

Jill said...

I LOVE this pie recipe! It looks so easy - and so darn tasty. My only problem is that I don't have any pre-made pie crusts... darnit!

I'm printing the recipe and saving it for the future.

Happy Birthday Katie!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

The pie looks delicious...I'm putting this one in my recipe file.

lynette355 said...

Second Great sounding Pie and easy
Third I love her butterfly shirt

Sounds like a good time had by all.

Michelle said...

YUM. *said with my teeth grinding together in a low growl*

But, I will never make one because I am too lazy. I will just get a Resse Cup and pretend.

Desi said...

Ahh..Peanut Butter Pie. I can't really eat it without going into a sugar coma, but my grandmother's were so good..people would fight over them..

Happy Birthday little lady! And that pie was beautiful!

Heather said...

Remind me to never come over to your blog hungry.

'Cause I'll just print off every yummy recipe you post and go make them all. At the same time. And I'm not sure how well Scottish eggs and peanut butter pie will go together.

Just sayin'.

Oh, and a belated happy birthday, Katie.

Kori said...

Let me just say for the record. That WHEN I come to Hotlanta again I am seriously expecting a big honking slice of this on a plate. Oh yeah.

It looks and sounds so yummy fantastic.

Teri said...

That just looks yummy.

And when in the world did Katie get so old? I keep seeing that little girl Katie. Where is she???

Shalee- Be Speechless said...

Yummy! When can I come over?!

Mama Dawg said...

That looks delish. I LOVE peanut butter pie.

Jen said...

that looks fabulous! Jeff would totally love that pie. I may have to make it for him b/c he is such a great guy!

Linda said...

My SIL loves peanut butter and chocolate. I am saving this recipe to make for her birthday!
We all like Pie or Pi better too!

penguinsandladybugs said...

Yummers! I am thinking sugar rush and diet killer! But still....we must celebrate Katie's day, right? ALL OF US...even folks who stopped by your blog for the very first time EVER!!!!

Britt said...

I know nothing about Pi .. but Pie?

Dude, had they taught Pie in highschool, I would've totally applied myself and not cheated my way through.

Anonymous said...

yummy--i must find a date on my calendar soon when i can make and partake in this yummy pie!

rachel griffith said...

oh. emm. gee.
i need one of those...like right now.
thanks for sharing.

i might have licked the screen while reading this, but it's okay, my hubby doesn't mind peanut butter breath.

Carrie said...

ohhhhhhhh Magic Shell, come to mama....

Elena said...

I have SO been hoping you would post this recipe! It sounds delish and maybe I just give it a try for my own birthday. Thanks Katie, thanks Kat!

Lula! said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you have Snow Patrol's "Chocolate" on here for today's song. That's just brilliant, my friend. Libbey knows every word of this song and always asks, "Why is it called chocolate?" Ha.

I never met a peanut butter pie I didn't like.

Sandy said...

Oh this is so not good for my diet! How many calories is it to lick the computer screen? Hehehe!

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so glad I stopped by. I love peanut butter pie with a passion! I just found a low-fat recipe too!

Brandy said...

Peanut butter. Chocolate. Pie. I love this blog!

Actually I have a to-die-for peanut butter pie recipe that is meant to be frozen. I need to dig that out and make one.

When it's at least 35 degrees warmer cause brrrrrrrrrrrr, it's too cold for frozen treats.

Oh who am I kidding? Crank the heat and gimmee ice cream!

Michelle said...

Oh how funny. So why couldn't she take pie with her to the lockout to share? ;)

And I could SOOOOO go for this pie. Without the peanut butter. Maybe I could do it with Nutella instead.

I know I'm a freak for not liking peanut butter, but I'll deal with it.

Jo-Jo said...

Doesn't anyone have a yummy desert besides jello that I can eat on my diet? Sigh. That looks soooooo good.

ChicagoLady said...

Mmmmmm, two of my favorite things in the whole world...peanut butter and chocolate!

Linda said...

Holy moly ... I just gained 5 pounds looking at that pie! YUMMO ... you're my kinda gal Katie!

Susie said...


Alicia @ Oh2122 said...

Hubby is such a big PB fan, this will be a huge hit in our house!

Aubrey said...

Oh my yummy, goody, goodness. You think this will fit into my Think Thin Thursday plan? I could use low fat cream cheese & PB, no?? LOL
Ah heck! It's pie! Gimme the good stuff!

Brian and Staci said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! This pie looks DIVINE I tell ya!!! I'm alllll about it! Brian's mother used to make a peanut butter ice cream pie that was similar...yummy! Brian loves all things peanut butter ;) I'll have to give it a whirl---maybe Thursday!

Jen said...

I don't know if it is that I'm just really hungry right now or what, but that pie looks absolutely DELICIOUS!!! I am definitely going to give it a try!

jennifersusan said...

way yummy!!! i used to make a peanut butter cup cheesecake, but haven't in years. Now I want to dig it out and get to work. My Sam is the pie creator here, for the most part. He loved Home Ec and took it for three years (he wanted to take it this year but he went with shop and art instead) and loves to make desserts.

Unknown said...

I'm pretty fond of Pi :-)

And that one looks very good !!

Nissa said...

:) We'll have to try this. You always manage to make me hungry lately. Darn you & Katie & all your pi/pies.

Scary Mommy said...

Oh, I'm stealing this one for sure. Pi rocks!!!

Debbie said...

She is so darn cute and that pie is making my mouth water...at midnight...and I am up way past my bedtime...

Anonymous said...

This sounds delectable! I am obsessed with everything peanut butter. I shall have to try it!