Awhile back I needed to make a dessert for an office birthday. Most of the time I have free-rein on those, but this time I had a few constraints – the birthday boy isn’t a big fan of cake, I was short on time, and I wanted something absolutely decadent. After spin through Pinterest I quickly had my inspiration: peanut butter pie. 😍
I loved that this was such a quick recipe. I’m usually not a fan of no-bake desserts, so this one really surprised me – it was attractive, held its shape well, tasted better than a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup AND doesn’t have any Cool Whip in it. You can’t get much better than that!
I will warn you though, it is super creamy and RICH, so pace yourself, and start with a small slice!
I should also add that if you are serving this on a warm day, it may lose it’s shape a little, so it’s best to give it a little extra time in the refrigerator. Beyond that, it’s pretty much fool-proof! Oh, also, I’ve successfully adapted this to be vegan through vegan margarine and almond milk, and no one was the wiser.
I loved decorating this in what I’m pretty sure are official peanut butter colors (yellow, orange, brown) and Reese’s Pieces, but but you could easily spruce it up for any holiday using seasonal M&Ms and sprinkles instead. Anyone have any other ideas to take this recipe over the top? Personally, I’d love to see additional flavors introduced – coffee? Bananas? Caramel? Cream Cheese? Let me know what you come up with!💖
- 14oz Oreo cookies
- 1/2 cup salted butter or margarine, melted
- 1/2 cup salted butter or margarine, softened
- 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream or non-dairy milk
- 1/4 cup Reese's Pieces or M&Ms
Adapted from Kevin & Amanda