No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie – To Eat or Not to Eat? {UPDATED}

I found this recipe for Easy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie over at Diva Entertains (which is a great blog if you haven’t checked it out already).  I was super excited that I could make the recipe just as it stated.  No adaptations necessary.  (Although I did use sucanat instead of brown sugar – no biggie.)

Matt loves chocolate and peanut butter, so I’m excited to surprise him with this when he gets home from soccer tonight. 

Easy No-Bake  Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

The question is, do we sample it before he gets home – you know, just to make sure it’s good?  Or should we wait and enjoy it together once he gets here?

It may be a reallllly long afternoon if we choose to wait.  And depending on how late the game goes, we may all need to go to bed before he gets home.  And what if the game goes into overtime?  That will make it even later.

Maybe we could each just take a small slice.  And we’ll save him a really big piece.  I promise. 

Don’t you just love being privy to the wrestling matches inside my head?  What to do, what to do…

*UPDATE*  (approx. 4 hours later)

Hi.

I thought maybe I should inform you of my decision, so that you weren’t all worried about me crying beside the fridge trying to stay away from the pie until Matt got home.

But don’t worry.  We saved not one, but three pieces for Matt.

This pie was so incredibly good that we all almost passed out.  (I’m sure the sugar had nothing to do with that.)

And we have also ruined our dinner, so I think we will be waiting to eat until after church tonight.  ;)

Speaking of Diva Entertains, they are having an awesome giveaway right now for a Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutting Machine.  Head on over and enter for a chance to win.  Owning one of those would just be too much fun!

 

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  1. Heather Schilling says

    The only time that I don’t sample it is if it’s for company. :) I say go ahead and have a small piece. If Matt’s like my husband, he’ll be glad that you made a pie in the first place, especially if he gets a big piece.

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  2. Jenny says

    Welllll…you really should try it. Just to make sure it’s ok. You wouldn’t want him to have to eat something bad, right? : )

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  3. Kathleen K says

    Didn’t you lick the spoon and bowl?

    Maybe it is just in our house, but around here, one little slice leads to the need to “even it up”, which leads to another sample (since everyone didn’t get in on the first sample), which needs to be “evened up”, until there is only one piece left…..

    So in order to answer the dilemma. I’d make 2 pies! Once to sample, one to enjoy later!

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    Deborah Green Reply:

    I love your logic. I may just have to use it myself.

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  4. Alicia says

    Yummo-rific! Nut allergy here, but let’s say it was chocolate…I would serve it with supper. If sweet husband was not yet home, I’d cut him the biggest piece & put it on a pretty little plate JUST for him! Then he’d be saved the “trouble” of cutting it himself. Everyone wins. (:

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  5. Annie says

    Can’t wait to try this! I am actually debating taking all of my kids to the store for cream cheese and whipping cream! I have a 6-week old and a yearning for some sweets!!!!

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  6. Tracie says

    You. Are. Awesome.:)I Now all of your kids can run to your husband yelling, “We saved you 3 pieces of pie!” when he gets home! Won’t that be so cute?!

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  7. says

    What brand of pretzels do you use for the crust? This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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    Laura Reply:

    I had some Newmann’s Own Spelt pretzels on hand. They worked great!

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  8. Lisa says

    On the whipping cream is it the ind in carton next to I I get confused sometimes when something called for whipping cream and y son also has nut allergy I use soy wonder or sunflower butter will wor just as good also have used for chic PBS oatmeal cookies.

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    Laura Reply:

    For recipes like this, I use the heavy whipping cream in a carton.

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  9. Tammy R. says

    Did you happen to use sucanat instead of the brown sugar it calls for? Just wondering if it work in this crust?

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    Laura Reply:

    Yes, I did and the sucanat worked great. :)

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  10. says

    OK, I clicked over to see the recipe and I have to say – I like how you tripled the amount of chocolate on top – I will totally do that too!

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    Laura Reply:

    I actually followed the exact measurements for the chocolate, but it made it REALLY thick on my pie. (Which, of course, I was totally okay with…) :)

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    Melissa Hutsell Reply:

    That’s what I was wondering too! Yours looks so much more decadent than hers! And I want mine to look decadent too! :)

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  11. says

    I have some homemade soft pretzels. Would that work? Should I use soft pretzels, or “stale” them up in the oven first? Did the crust seem hard or bready after it was made? Thanks for helping me think it through.

    Thanks for sharing and I always enjoy reading your posts. I laughed out loud and told dd (who was reading over my shoulder) that you write how I think ;).

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    Laura Reply:

    I’m not sure that soft pretzels would work for this crust. You want it to be crunchy, like a graham cracker crust. The crust was hard, not bready after it was made. :)

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  12. Ashley says

    Do you think this would taste good on a graham cracker crust? Could I substitute anything for the whipping cream?
    Thanks!

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    Laura Reply:

    Yes, a graham cracker crust would be great in this! Um…sub for whipping cream. I’m not sure. Coconut milk???

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  13. Carrie says

    I made this today and I must say yours looked a lot prettier. :) I had to much chocolate sauce and it ran all out of the dish. Yummy but SUPER rich. My hubby thought the graham cracker crust would give it more flavor. Maybe I will have to try it again. :)

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