Easy Frozen Peanut Butter Pie
Catherine Thompson Floyd
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- 1 large
- graham cracker pie crust
- 1 pkg
- vanilla ice cream, or better yet, reese's peanut butter ice cream
- 1 pkg
- chocolate fudge magic shell
- peanut butter, your choice of type (chunky, smooth) to taste
- 1 pkg
- reeses peanut butter cups (i use the minis)
- hershey's chocolate syrup
- whip cream in a can
1This is an assemby recipe, easy as pie (wink, wink!) Soften the ice cream and layer out an amount into pie shell. Keep it a bit lumpy. Cut up the Reese peanut butter cups into chunks and toss them evenly into the shell. It is up to you how many to use, rule of thumb would be enough so each piece of pie has a few, but not too many. Add another layer of ice cream. Next layer on the magic shell. Let it pool in the crevices, creating little craters of chocolate here and there. I sometimes have used peanut butter magic shell along with the chocolate fudge magic shell in making this pie. Add another layer of ice cream and put in freezer. You can build as many layers as you want, heaping it up in the middle of the pie shell. There are no set amounts of ingredients, just to taste. If you love peanut butter cups, use alot...same with the other ingredients.
2When ready to serve, take pie out of freezer and add a layer of peanut butter to the top of the pie. Accent top with chocolate syrup in decorative pattern. Around the edge apply whipped cream flowers.
3Grab a fork, tell the kids "This piece is Mine" and gobble gratefully! Don't forget to wave the "remove calorie kitchen witch" over top...
4When you dig into this piece of pie, you will enjoy peanut butter flavor all through, cool ice cream and chunks of chocolate. It is my Grandchildren's favorite pie at Grandma's house. A benefit to this pie is you don't have to eat it all in a few days. Keep it in the freezer and enjoy anytime! I would think maybe keep it frozen up to a month or so??? Anytime I have made it, it is gone quickly.
5I have tried before to cut calories using low fat graham cracker pie shell and frozen yogurt. The shell was fine, but the frozen yogurt was good, just not as good as real ice cream. Low fat peanut butter would be fine also with no fat whip cream.