I made this yesterday for my best friend Kim's birthday (http://homesteadersheart.blogspot.com/. I am not a big Peanut Butter fan, so I was fine with just a sliver. However, her entire family seemed to LOVE it, lol....sooooo, if you are the peanut buttery type you will probably love it too!
1 9" graham cracker or oreo crust (I used oreo)
8 oz light cream cheese (softened)
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp butter, very soft
8 oz whipping cream
1 tbsp vanilla
3 oz semi-sweet chocolate
1 1/2 tbsp butter
1/2 tbsp oil (I used coconut oil)
1/8 cup chopped peanuts
1/8 cup mini semi-sweet chococlate chips
For best whipping, chill your bowl, beaters and whipping cream in the freezer for 15 minutes. Whip cream at high speed until soft peaks form, add vanilla and whip until firm peaks form. DO NOT overwhip, or you will have butter and buttermilk! :) Set aside
In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, and butter. Slowly add sugar while mixing at med-low speed. Beat in 1/3 of whipped cream. By hand, fold in remaining whipped cream. Spread in crust in chill well.
For topping, melt chocolate, butter in a double boiler, or over VERY low heat. Put in a zippy bag and snip off one corner. Drizzle in a criss-cross fashion over pie in several directions. Sprinkle top of pie with nuts and chips. Chill until ready to serve.
We all thought that freezing it might work well, removing to fridge about an hour before serving. Just a thought, let me know if you try it! :)
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