Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
This recipe was given to me many years ago by my dear friend Jill. I typically make this pie once a year, on Father’s Day, as it is one of Matt’s favorites. I would make it more often, but it is a dangerous item to have in our refrigerator. It is rich, incredibly tasty, and I have a hard time controlling myself when it is around.

And here Matt thought I made this pie for him on his special day…

Chocolate Peanut Butter PieYum
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup natural peanut butter (I used homemade creamy peanut butter.)
4 squares of unsweetened chocolate
1 1/4 cup sucanat (or sugar)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 eggs (I trust free range, organic eggs for this pie.)
1 baked pie crust (Here’s my whole wheat pie crust recipe.)

Bake a pie crust. I recommend this recipe. Allow crust to cool.

In a small saucepan, melt butter, peanut butter, unsweetened chocolate, and sucanat together, stirring frequently. Pour melted mixture into a mixing bowl. Beat in vanilla and eggs – ONE LITTLE EGG AT A TIME.

It is very important that you add eggs one at a time, allowing time for each egg to thicken the mixture and to help the mixture to become creamy. I got lazy once and just threw all the eggs in at one time and I can assure you, my laziness did not pay off.   Take the extra few minutes to follow directions. We make our kids do it, right? Set an example to your children and for Pete’s sake, follow directions. Your chocolate peanut butter happiness depends on it. ;)

Once the mixture is thick and creamy, pour it into the pie shell. Chill for at least two hours before serving. Lick the bowl before anyone comes into the kitchen to fight you for the beaters.

Oops, did I just say that out loud? ;)


FYI – If you whip some fresh cream and plop it on top of your piece of pie, this amazing dessert, if it is actually possible, becomes even more amazing.

I feel as though I should now give some sort of disclaimer about eating raw eggs, so here is my smallish attempt at it. Because of the research I’ve done, I completely and totally trust the organic, free range, farm fresh eggs that we are able to obtain, and I do not hesitate to eat them raw in our smoothies, milk shakes and this pie. Not only do I not fear that they will harm us, I love them for their wonderful health benefits. I do not feel the same way about conventional, store-bought eggs, but that’s just me. I’m not a risk taker, but neither do I have one little hesitation about eating this pie when I make it with our good eggs. (Trust me, you should have seen me eating this pie, without hesitation, on Father’s Day, with a big chocolaty grin on my face.)  Feel free to make your own decisions about this, and we can all still be great friends. :)

So, how long would this pie stay in your fridge before it got eaten?

Comments

  1. Janel says

    Hmmm…I might just have to make this tonight for dessert! I’ll have to come up with a reason for making a dessert for dinner on such a random night…or I could just hide it in the back of the fridge! :) Naw, I’ll share…like you said, we need to set a good example, right? Thanks SO much for sharing this recipe…I LOVE all your recipes!

    [Reply]

  2. alicia says

    It is only moments like these that I miss the PB that has been banned from our house b/c of son’s allergy. (: Definitely worth it to keep him safe, but still… Oh, so love the peanut butter and chocolate!!!

    [Reply]

    Melissa Reply:

    My Husband used to take the older three kids to camp with him and they would eat peanut butter anything and use an entire jar in one day because we could not have it in the house with the youngest being allergic to it! We never realized how much we liked peanut butter until we couldn’t have it!

    [Reply]

    alicia Reply:

    So funny Melissa! On the rare occasion that our children are spending
    the night with my parents, we’ll sometimes(very carefully) eat peanut butter…
    usually with ice cream and chocolate sauce (love Laura’s recipe for this
    BTW!). Oh my…I think I need to call my mom right now and invite
    my kids to HER house oh so sooooon!! (:
    So…may I ask, is it just your one youngest who is allergic? It is our
    oldest who is, and I can’t get myself brave enough to offer it to his
    3 little sisters to see how they do. Thinking of just having them tested
    to make myself feel better…and for them of course! (: They would love
    it (away from home!) I’m sure! (: Your thoughts? I realize I do not know you
    you from Adam, but if you are a HH reader, I’m sure we’d be friends! (:

    [Reply]

    Melissa Reply:

    Well, my youngest has outgrown the peanut allergy but he is still allergic to TREE nuts. I carry an EPI Pen in my purse and he knows to ask if anyone gives him something to eat, if it has nuts. I would go for the testing just to be sure…people don’t really think about food allergies when they are handing out snacks. I have four children. One girl and three boys. The boys all have weird allergies, animals, and bug bites(although it may be the pesticides on the bugs he is allergic to)But I would def. have the younger kids tested, why deny them the joys of PB if you don’t have to!

  3. says

    Laura, you are so funny, I LOVE you! We raise chickens so I get them fresh in the morning, no fear of raw eggs here either! My 7yr olds job is collecting the eggs. He comes in…Mom, here’s an egg fresh out of the chickens butt! generally if he sees it being laid he wants me to cook it for him for breakfast. Me, I’d rather NOT have the image of the egg fresh from the chickens butt.

    [Reply]

    Roxanne Reply:

    OMGoodness! That’s hilarious! I realize my response is almost a year late, but I still wanted to thank you for the laugh! Don’t know that I’d wanna eat it freshly laid, either. S
    omehow refrigerating it for a couple of days makes it seem a little more edible! LOL

    [Reply]

  4. says

    so for those of us not confident enough in our egg source, is there a way to cook the eggs?

    [Reply]

    Heather Reply:

    Hi Rachel,
    I was wondering the same thing. Maybe cream cheese or greek yogurt would give it some fullness and body without eggs. Of course it becomes a different pie, but it sounds ike worthwhile project. :-)

    [Reply]

  5. Serenity Summers says

    I love this pie!!!!!!! My husband does not really care for it. SO, when I made one while pregnant with our daughter, Hannah, I ended up eating almost the entire thing by myself in four days!!!! Hannah was born prematurely the next day and its a good thing I ate this pie right before she was born or she would have weighed less than 5#!!!!

    [Reply]

  6. lcg says

    Your pie looks so delicious! I don’t know why you don’t make it more often :) There’s only one pie so everybody gets their slice and a fight to lick the pie pan! Treat your husband! Certainly not worse than cookies or other treats!

    [Reply]

  7. Laura says

    I agree with you on the eggs. When I get farm fresh eggs from my friends chicken’s I trust them raw. From the grocery store, no way.

    [Reply]

  8. says

    Hi Laura, looks stunning!

    As an Australian reader, how much does “a square” of chocolate weigh? Here, 4 squares is about 20g typically, and it looks like you’ve used more than that.

    [Reply]

    Laura Reply:

    They are one ounce per square, according to the box.

    [Reply]

  9. Hayley says

    I suspect it wouldn’t even make it to the fridge…

    Now i need an event to bring pie to so I don’t eat the whole thing myself!!

    [Reply]

  10. Ashley K says

    For those out there too nervous to eat raw eggs, I substituted half a block of cream cheese for the eggs and it came out SO good. Very rich and filling ;) Thanks for the encouragement, Laura… And the delicious chocolatey recipes that make me feel a teensy bit less guilty after eating them!

    [Reply]

    Rachel Reply:

    did you add the cream cheese while the mixture was still on the stove so it would melt?

    [Reply]

    Ashley K Reply:

    Hi Rachel,
    I did not add it on the stove top, but the cream cheese was room temp, and it was a really hot day (hence me not wanting to bake a pie). The filling was still really warm too, so I had no problem with it melting all together. Hope that helps =)

    [Reply]

  11. Ashley says

    I made this on Saturday night to take to friends house after church on Sunday and it was DELICIOUS! I baked mine at 325 for 25 minutes! I couldn’t stomach eating it raw since I don’t have access to raw/farmer eggs! I did buy organic eggs though!

    [Reply]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *