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)
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. ;)
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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.
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? : )
Looks delicious! Peanut Butter Pie is a favorite and if we can make that healthier…than life is good!
Tracy Compaan says
Oh myyyyyy. Reading the recipe on her blog literally brought a smile to my lips. YUM-O!
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!
Deborah Green says
I love your logic. I may just have to use it myself.
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. (:
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!!!!
RaShell S says
I LOVE the post- the update was the best!!! So glad you caved! Makes me feel better! :)
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?!
Katie Ellen says
What brand of pretzels do you use for the crust? This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing!
I had some Newmann’s Own Spelt pretzels on hand. They worked great!
It is so interesting to see what people cook, bake, make in their own homes!
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.
For recipes like this, I use the heavy whipping cream in a carton.
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?
Yes, I did and the sucanat worked great. :)
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!
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…) :)
Melissa Hutsell says
That’s what I was wondering too! Yours looks so much more decadent than hers! And I want mine to look decadent too! :)
Did you use your homemade chocolate chips or store bought? Thank you for the amazing recipes. I am using so many!!!
I used Enjoy Life Soy Free CC that I got from iHerb: https://www.heavenlyhomemakers.com/enjoy-life-soy-free-chocolate-chips-for-just-3-33-per-bag
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 ;).
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. :)
Do you think this would taste good on a graham cracker crust? Could I substitute anything for the whipping cream?
Yes, a graham cracker crust would be great in this! Um…sub for whipping cream. I’m not sure. Coconut milk???
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. :)