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Peanut Butter Cup Crack Pie

Silky peanut butter filling with peanut butter cups and a chocolate ganache.

Peanut Butter Cup Pie | Pixiedustkitchen. Silky peanut butter cup filling poured over mini peanut butter cups and topped with an easy chocolate ganache.

Remember a few weeks ago when I made my chocolate chip cookie brownie pie? That was excellent for chocolate lovers, now it’s time for us peanut butter lovers! I don’t like wasting ingredients I buy for food, and I was really craving peanut butter. Honestly, I’m usually graving the heavenly stuff, but this time was intense. So I stocked up on peanut butter, grabbed a bag of mini peanut butter cups, and whipped up a pie.

It’s incredibly easy, and comes together in one bowl. Simply mix together peanut butter, butter, sugar, an egg, and a touch of flour to create an intensely peanut butter flavor filling and pour it over a crust with some peanut butter cups. Death by peanut butter, anyone? I used those bite size peanut butter cups, but feel free to chop up some full size cups if you have those on hand already.

Peanut Butter Cup Pie | Pixiedustkitchen. Silky peanut butter cup filling poured over mini peanut butter cups and topped with an easy chocolate ganache.

My roommate, not being as much of a fan of peanut butter as I am, requested a chocolate topping, so I also made a quick ganache in the microwave. Honestly, it was kind of an accident that it became a ganache. I intended to have a chocolate drizzle, so I melted chocolate chips and added some milk to thin it out and to keep it from becoming a goopy mess. I ended up with what looked like a glaze, that eventually set up into a nice ganache that you can just eat with a spoon. (We may or may not have actually done that…)

This pie is incredible, and only takes less than 30 minutes to make. It’s perfect for when you need a quick dessert for your family dinner or to take to a potluck. Dress it up with sprinkles for halloween, or make it to change things up from apple and pumpkin pies at your thanksgiving dinner!

Peanut Butter Cup Pie | Pixiedustkitchen. Silky peanut butter cup filling poured over mini peanut butter cups and topped with an easy chocolate ganache.

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Peanut Butter Cup Crack Pie
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Silky crack pie with a peanut butter cup flair!
Ingredients
  • 1 pie crust
  • 1 cup mini peanut butter cups
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • ⅓ C milk
Instructions
  1. Roll out pie crust and fill with peanut butter cups.
  2. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  3. Melt together butter and peanut butter in the microwave. Add in sugar, flour, and egg.
  4. Pour over peanut butter cups.
  5. bake for 15-20 minutes, until edges are pulling away from crust and a toothpick can be inserted into the middle and come out clean.
  6. While pie is baking, make the ganache. Place chocolate chips and milk in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds and stir until smooth; you may need to heat for another 15-30 seconds. It will be quite thin at first, but will thicken as it sits. Drizzle over cooled pie before serving.

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