Employee Pick – The Secret Family Recipe

PeanutButterPiePosted by Dan

Since as far back as I can remember every special event at my parent’s house has always included one thing. No matter what the holiday or special occasion there has always been a Peanut Butter Pie involved. It is my absolute favorite dessert. I can’t tell you how much I love Peanut Butter just by itself and when you mixed it with gram crackers, chocolate, whipped cream and a glass of cold milk the experience and taste is even more incredible. It took me years to get the recipe from my mother, but finally it happened and I was able to bake my own Peanut Butter Pie and make it a tradition at my house.

I was asked to write a blog post for our employee spotlight and it took me a while to come up with something to write about. I kept coming back to using this recipe for my post but that meant letting out the family secret. I can’t tell you how many people have ask for the recipe and I have turned them down. But I can’t think of anything else I would like to write about so here it is. Hopefully my mom isn’t reading this!

Ingredients:

Graham Cracker Crust

1 pack of Graham Crackers
1/4 c confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar)
6 T melted butter (not margarine)

Filling

42 Hershey Kisses
2 T. Milk
8oz Cream Cheese
¾ Cup Sugar
1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
8oz. Cool Whip

Put in ziploc bag and crush with rolling pin till fine crumb. Melt butter in microwave and stir into graham cracker crumbs. Then stir in powdered sugar. Press the mixture into a pie plate/pan (on bottom and on sides). Bake the crust at 350 for 10 minutes. While the crust is cooling make the chocolate mixture to go on-top.

Melt 21 pieces of Hershey kisses and 2 T milk, Stir till smooth. Then pour it onto the baked crust and spread it evenly. Next put the chocolate covered crust in freezer to cool for a ½ hour. While the crust is cooling you can make the Peanut Butter Filling.

Beat the cream cheese until smooth; gradually add sugar, beating well. Then beat in the peanut butter. Reserve ½ of the Cool Whip, fold the remaining Cool Whip into the filling mixture. Once that is done spoon the mixture into the crust. Cover the pie and refrigerate at least 6 hours.

I’ve found that the pie is better if I freeze it after making it and then take it out just a bit before serving it. People seem to like it a bit frozen instead of really soft. But it’s up to you.

Before serving garnish the pie with the reserved Cool Whip and the remaining Hershey Kisses.

And there you have it the secret family recipe is out, sorry mom.

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