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Friday, March 25, 2011

In the Cookin' Corner: "Angela's Easy Peanut Butter Cup Pie"



Spring is here! This week I have a no-bake treat to share with you, so no heating up the oven is needed. I have always loved the tasty goodness in a peanut butter cup and I’m a firm believer in the time you can save with using a ready-made pie crust. Even better, this pie is a lighter version. For variety, try changing up the flavor of a ready-made crust from the usual ready-made graham cracker crust to one of the different flavors available at the grocery store now, such as chocolate or vanilla wafer, according to your flavor of pie. I paired this week’s pie with a ready-made chocolate crust and it makes a peanut butter pie filling instantly into the classic candy treat. I hope you enjoy this treat and I send you my wishes for a Happy Spring full of “sweet” memories!


"Angela's Easy Peanut Butter Cup Pie"

1 quart vanilla reduced fat ice cream or frozen yogurt, softened

1 cup light frozen whipped topping, thawed

2/3 cup peanut butter, crunchy or creamy

1 (8 oz.) ready-made chocolate pie crust

Garnish: ¼ cup chocolate syrup

¼ cup peanuts, chopped


In large mixing bowl, combine first three ingredients. Beat with mixer at medium speed until well blended. Spoon into crust. Cover pie and freeze at least 4 hours or until firm. When ready to serve, remove from freezer and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Garnish, if desired, by drizzling chocolate syrup over pie and sprinkling with chopped peanuts. Yield: 8 slices. Enjoy!

Welcome to those of you blog hopping by this weekend!
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6 comments:

  1. I must make this I love peanut butter.

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  3. That looks so good. I am running into to many yummy recipes. I hope your wedding planning is going well. Following you from the blog hop, hope you can follow back.
    God Bless,
    Shelley

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