I love peanut butter pie. I guess it’s the southern girl in me. Or does everyone love it? Probably at least anyone who has ever tried it. Here is a Carla Hall inspired version. She made this on ABC’s The Chew, recipe here. I used her recipe as a “guide”.  I made a very lazy version:)

The first liberty I took with Carla’s recipe is I bought a ready made graham cracker crust, I didn’t feel like making my own crust. Then the crust crumbled! I just poured the pie mixture right over the crumbs. Of course, I should have mixed the crumbs with butter and pressed into a pie pan but did I mention I didn’t feel like making a crust? The finished pie had very little crust on the bottom, it was mainly in the pie pan…that’s what I get for being lazy!

Another shortcut I took with Carla’s recipe is I used Cool Whip instead of making whipped cream. The pie came out really good but it probably would have been even better with homemade whipped cream.

First step is melting the white chocolate. I used a bowl over a pot of boiling water. A double boiler is one of the easist ways to melt chocolate. It usually melts well without any lumps. After melting the chocolate, fold in the peanut butter.

Next, fold the Cool Whip or whipped cream into the peanut butter chocolate mixture. I used about 3/4 a regular size carton. I did not “fold” so much as “beat”. My Cool Whip wasn’t combining readily, so I stirred well with my spoon! This resulted in a denser texture in my pie, rather than the “mousse” I was going for. At least, that’s where I think I went wrong. After so many changes to the original recipe, I can’t really say for sure!

Then I poured the mixture into the pie crust crumbs, carefully because the crumbs were loose in the bottom of the pan. While it was in the refrigerator, I melted the semi-sweet chocolate chips with the cream. Next, I poured the chocolate over the top of the pie.

Then back into the refrigerator and left overnight. I took the final pictures the next morning. I had a variety of toppings. I used chopped nuts, chopped mini Reese’s Cups, and Cool Whip. It was delicious, though it wasn’t really Carla’s “mousse” version. Maybe next time I will try to stick with the recipe….maybe….

Here is my revised ingredients list:

Graham Cracker Crust
Regular size Cool Whip
6 oz White Chocolate chips
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Cup of Chocolate chips–I used semi-sweet but will probably try milk chocolate next time
1/2 pint of heavy cream
Toppings of your choice–Reese’s cups, chopped peanuts, etc.

What do you think? Do you like peanut butter pie? Have you ever made the filling with white chocolate? Would love to hear from you:) Di
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  • The Lovely Mrs. P August 2, 2012, 2:30 pm

    This looks amazing! I hope you will link this up today and my linky! Thanks for the kind comments and stopping by!
    Kim@madeinaday

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    • Di Jinx August 2, 2012, 3:40 pm

      Hi Kim, thanks so much! It was pretty darn delicious, if I do say so myself;) Thanks for stopping by and for the invitation. I got it linked up:)Di

      Reply
  • The Lovely Mrs. P August 2, 2012, 2:30 pm

    This looks amazing! I hope you will link this up today and my linky! Thanks for the kind comments and stopping by!
    Kim@madeinaday

    Reply
  • The Lovely Mrs. P August 2, 2012, 2:30 pm

    This looks amazing! I hope you will link this up today and my linky! Thanks for the kind comments and stopping by!
    Kim@madeinaday

    Reply
  • Amy - while wearing heels August 3, 2012, 12:41 am

    Oh goodness, this looks absolutely delicious. Now, not only is my belly grumbling, but my mouth is watering…verging on drooling. I wish I could reach in and take a bite.

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    • Di Jinx August 3, 2012, 9:13 pm

      Hi Amy, Lol, it was really good! I wish you could have a bite too!

      Reply
  • Heather Kinnaird August 4, 2012, 12:32 am

    Delicious!

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    • Di Jinx August 4, 2012, 1:17 am

      Hi Heather, thanks for stopping by:) Glad you liked it.

      Reply
  • Deana August 4, 2012, 12:45 am

    This looks wonderful…….I’d like to invite you to link up @ CountryMommaCooks party going on
    now-Mon…….have a great weekend : )

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    • Di Jinx August 4, 2012, 1:17 am

      Hi Deana, thanks for the compliment and the invite…I will head on over:)

      Reply
  • Our Pinteresting Family August 4, 2012, 2:37 am

    Looks delicious..funny thing Carla catered with her husband my family’s Thanksgiving for about six years. The last time was just after Top Chef and after dinner she held a Q and A about the show. :) Love her!!

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    • Di Jinx August 4, 2012, 8:43 pm

      Oh wow, that’s so exciting! She really does seem like a fun lady. How cool for you to know someone famous, too:) Di

      Reply
  • Heidi Fowler August 5, 2012, 1:43 am

    Did you say “Chocolate,” “Peanut butter” and “Pie” in the same sentence? How could that not be yummy? I’d love for you to link up this (and any other ideas you’d like to share) at “One Creative Weekend” on OneCreativeMommy.com.

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    • Di Jinx August 5, 2012, 5:18 pm

      Heidi, lol, yes I know! Ok, I will head on over, thanks for the invite and thank you for stopping by:)Di

      Reply
  • Rachel August 6, 2012, 3:26 pm

    This looks yummy! I don’t make many peanut butter desserts since my daughter’s allergic, but I think I’ll try this one!
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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    • Di Jinx August 6, 2012, 6:18 pm

      Hi Rachel, thanks for stopping by. I’m wondering since the peanut butter is mixed with white chocolate, there may be something you can substitute for the peanut butter. I know it can be difficult dealing with an allergy.

      Reply
  • Tanya-Lemonsforlulu.com August 6, 2012, 11:08 pm

    That is one good looking pie! I like your advise on both Pinterest and photography! As a newbie I’m always looking for useful tidbits!

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    • Di Jinx August 7, 2012, 12:13 pm

      Hi Tanya, thank you for stopping by and for the compliments:) I like your site and the name is so cute! Thanks again, Di :)

      Reply
  • Kirstin @ Hello Kirsti August 7, 2012, 2:50 pm

    I love a peanut-a-holic, this will be perfect for his birthday next month!

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    • Di Jinx August 7, 2012, 5:54 pm

      Oh I know what you mean. Thanks for stopping by Kirsten:) Di

      Reply
  • Andrea {blonde ambitions} August 8, 2012, 1:51 am

    This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing and commenting on my blog! I’m now following you by email.

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    • Di Jinx August 8, 2012, 12:11 pm

      Hi Andrea, thanks so much:)
      I love your site!
      Welcome and thanks for dropping by:) Di

      Reply
  • Aunt B August 8, 2012, 1:46 pm

    I think Carla’s wonderful and I love chocolate and peanut butter together. How could this be anything but good. Thanks for sharing your post.

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    • Di Jinx August 8, 2012, 1:54 pm

      Thanks so much, Aunt B! And thank you for stopping by:)Di

      Reply
  • The Lovely Mrs. P August 9, 2012, 12:18 am

    This looks fabulous!! I am featuring you tomorrow!
    Kim@madeinaday

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    • Di Jinx August 9, 2012, 11:09 am

      Oh Kim, thank you so much!! I’m so thrilled. My first “feature”. I love your site and am so honored to be a part of your features. You rock!! Thank you, thank you:) Di

      Reply
  • The Lovely Mrs. P August 9, 2012, 12:18 am

    This looks fabulous!! I am featuring you tomorrow!
    Kim@madeinaday

    Reply
  • The Lovely Mrs. P August 9, 2012, 12:18 am

    This looks fabulous!! I am featuring you tomorrow!
    Kim@madeinaday

    Reply
  • Deana August 9, 2012, 3:52 pm

    Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks party hope to see you again tomorrow : )

    Reply
  • Di Jinx August 9, 2012, 4:49 pm

    Hi Deana,
    You’re quite welcome:) Love your site! thank you for coming by again and I will stop by “your place” tomorrow:) Di

    Reply
  • Heidi Fowler August 10, 2012, 4:42 am

    Thanks for linking up at One Creative Weekend. I’ll be featuring you tomorrow! Please come grab a featured button and link up anything new you’d like to share at OneCreativeMommy.com.

    Reply
    • Di Jinx August 10, 2012, 11:32 am

      Hi Heidi,
      Thank you so much!!! You have an awesome site, I just love it, and am very excited and honored to be featured!! I will come right over and check out all the linkups!
      Thanks again, I appreciate it:) Di

      Reply
  • Nicole {WonkyWonderful} August 13, 2012, 3:53 am

    This looks amazing! I have been on a chocolate & peanut butter kick lately – I just made chocolate peanut butter donuts. The pie looks delicious – Now I’m craving :)

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  • Jessi Wohlwend August 15, 2012, 9:04 pm

    Yumm, this looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

    Reply

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