Wednesday, June 29, 2011
"Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together" - peanut butter and chocolate
Peanut Butter Pie
2 chocolate cookie crusts (I don't like the Oreo brand. I prefer Keebler.)
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup milk
Mix together cream cheese and peanut butter. Add sugar. Add milk. Mix in Cool Whip. Pour into the chocolate crusts. Freeze. Frost and refreeze.
A young friend of mine named Kirsten brought over a yummy treat last weekend. They taste a lot like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, only I think these are better. Maybe because you get a whole panful. She gave me the recipe. I've opted to call them Kirsten's Peanut Butter Bites.
Kirsten's Peanut Butter Bites
2 cups peanut butter, divided
1 ½ sticks butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar, divided
3 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
BEAT 1 ¼ cups peanut butter and butter in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in 1 cup of powdered sugar. With hands or wooden spoon, work in remaining powdered sugar, graham crackers, and ½ cup choco chips. Press evenly into a 9x13 pan. Smooth top with spatula.
MELT remaining peanut butter and remaining choco chips in a saucepan over lowest possible heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Spread over graham cracker crust in pan. Refrigerate for an hour or until firm. Store in fridge.
Kirsten cuts them into little tiny squares and puts them on a plate. That way you can just take a little piece. And then just one more little piece. And then just... You get the idea?