{The Pioneer Woman Cooks Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie}

 If you are trying to stick to a New Year’s resolution-close your eyes!

This yummy recipe is 100% divine.

I made this fantastic pie for New Year’s Eve.

I could have devoured the whole pie all by myself.

I will have to say the best way to describe the filling is

as Reese’s Pieces.

I have been watching Pioneer Woman Cook’s since its inception

on the Food Network.

I enjoy everything about the show.

I often think it would be very dreamy to leave

this suburban life behind and live on

a ranch with my kids and cook too!

A couple months ago her show aired this Recipe.

Over time I purchased the ingredients and had them stocked up

in my pantry and fridge.

I kept finding excuses {such as trying to be good} to not make this pie.

There are certain recipes I know from the get go that I will have

a problem with and that I will want to eat the whole thing.

So when asked to bring a dessert to New Year’s I thought

this would be a success.

Not to mention I wanted to get rid of one of our two boxes of Trader Joe’s,

Joe’s Joe’s, and yes I used ones from Halloween,

but as the recipe indicates the cream part blends perfectly well.

Throw 25 of these babies into a food processor

{Love these little jack o’ lanterns}

Pulse the sandwich cookies until the cream is fully incorporated into the crumbs.

Just when you thought it was safe to open your eyes,

remove the crumbs and place into a bowl and pour

melted butter over the crumbs and mix together.

Yummy!!!!

This is the base for your pie crust.

Place the pie crust mixture in a pie pan.

 Pioneer Woman says to use the bottom of a measure cup

to flatten it out into the pan,

but I found clean hands seemed to work better.

Place the pie crust in the oven at 350 degrees for 5-8 minutes.

While this is baking, the filling can be put together.

I did change out this part of the recipe with reduced fat products.

I used lite cool whip, reduced fat peanut butter,

and 1/3 less fat cream cheese.

I was trying to be somewhat good {wink, wink}

I mixed these products one by one in my mixer.

Mix until all of the ingredients are incorporated and smooth.

Try not to eat this all before its made it into the pie!

Then gently pile on the filling unto the pie crust.

Place into the fridge for 2 hours or until ready to serve.

If you love peanut butter,

this pie is for you.

Its gooey, rich, and chocolaty.

The perfect pie for any day,

or better yet……

Valentine’s is just around the corner.

The perfect way to wow the one you love.

Enjoy!

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