Saturday, July 14, 2012

Survive the Heat With My Decadent Frozen Peanut Butter Pie!

With this heat wave we've been experiencing all over the country, I thought this would be the perfect time to share a very easy pie recipe that you can pull out of your freezer and serve.  This frozen peanut butter pie has a heavenly, creamy texture thanks to cream cheese and Cool Whip that pumps up its awesomeness for the perfect cool weekend indulgence!

This is one of the rare times that I resort to a graham cracker pie crust over my absolute favorite oil pie crust.  The flavor of those graham crackers mingling with this pie just heightens the flavor in a way that is hard to describe.  Once you make this recipe and taste, you will understand why I think the graham cracker crust is so important here.

My Decadent Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

4 oz. of softened cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese
1 cup of sifted confectioners sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup of milk
9-oz. container of Cool Whip Dessert Topping
1 graham cracker crust (9-inch size), baked and cooled
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/4 cup finely chopped peanuts (optional)

Whip the softened cheese with your electric mixer until fluffy. 
Beat in the sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. 
Slowly add the milk, blending thoroughly as you go into the mixture. 
Fold the Cool Whip topping into this.
Pour the mixture into your baked pie crust.
If desired, top with the finely chopped peanuts and freeze until firm and ready to serve.

1 comment:

mywildcrazylife said...

My friend ms. merry makes a similar pie to this, but she thaws it before serving. It is so amazing, it's what I ask for my Birthday :D. I can't wait to try your recipe which may in fact be better since it has nuts!