It is that time of year again when we search to maintain that delicate balance between serving the traditional holiday favorites and trying something new that will delight friends and family alike. Olivia's outstanding chocolate peanut butter pie creation is not only delicious but you can make it even easier to prepare by purchasing a pre-made chocolate pie crust.
The pie is light and fluffy but full of sweet smooth goodness. The great thing about this pie is that you don't have to worry about who will like it and who won't. After all, who DOESN'T like peanut butter and chocolate???
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PIE
25 whole chocolate sandwich cookies, such as Oreos
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup creamy peanut butter
One 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
One 8-ounce package whipped topping, such as Cool Whip, thawed
Watch how to make this recipe.
For the crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Crush the cookies until they're fine crumbs. Pour the melted butter over the top and stir with a fork to combine. Press into a pie pan and bake until set, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
For the filling: Beat the peanut butter with the cream cheese until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add in the thawed whipped topping and beat until smooth, scraping the sides as needed.
Pour the filling into the crust, evening out the top with a knife or spatula. Chill for at least an hour before serving.