PB, J, & Chocolate Love Pie

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on February 10, 2010

Holla!

Anyone catch Ellen on Idol last night? Love her :)

We are in the middle of a snow storm so last night was the perfect time to bake!

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PB, J & Chocolate Love Pie

This is an adaptation of the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, which were adapted from The Kind Diet. I had a hard time cutting this pie without the chocolate cracking and the pie sticking to the pan, so I would probably stick to the cups in the future. This was still fun though and the added strawberry jam was a nice addition.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine (I used vegan margarine)
  • 3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter (preferably unsalted)
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs or 10 graham cracker squares
  • 1/4 cup sugar (I used organic cane sugar)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I used vegan dark chocolate chips)
  • 1/4 cup milk (I used almond, unsweetened)
  • Strawberry jam (optional)
  • 4-5 T chopped peanuts, for garnish (optional)

Directions: Grease an 8 inch pie pan. Melt the vegan margarine/butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, and sugar and mix well. Remove the mixture from the heat. Pour the mixture into the pie pan. Drop strawberry jam over top (see picture below). Combine the chocolate and milk in another pan. Stir over medium heat until the chocolate has melted. Spoon the chocolate evenly over top of the PB & J mixture. Top with chopped peanuts. Place in the freezer for 60-75 minutes until firm. Serve at room temperature.

After pouring the PB mixture into the pie pan and dropping strawberry jam over top:

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With the chocolate layer spread over top:

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Garnish with PEANUTS!!!!!!

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Just before popping into the FREEZER:

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Tip: Soak the pots and utensils in very hot soapy water while the pie is setting in the freezer. Then when you come back to the kitchen the clean up is very easy and it slides right off.

After about an hour, this bad boy was set. The only problem I had with this pie is that when I cut it, the chocolate cracked and the pie stuck to the pan. I am going to stick to making the cups as they were much easier to remove.

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If you don’t mind a ‘messy’ looking pie then you probably would be fine with this method. It would be great with a scoop of Gena’s Banana Soft Serve…with a twist!

I don’t think I need to say that it tasted delicious!! :mrgreen:

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I’m off for my scheduled run!

Enjoy your hump-day…humpity-hump, hump.

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erica February 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm

that looks SO good!!!

i recieved my glo bars yesterday!!! YUM!!!!

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Paige @ Running Around Normal February 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm

That looks drool-worthy. So ooey gooey!
And I agree – a winter storm is the perfect time to bake :D

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Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty February 10, 2010 at 1:01 pm

I have been looking for something peanut buttery to make for my hunny for Valentines Day… this is just the ticket!! :)

Thanks for sharing, it looks delish!!

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Jil February 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm

That just looks absolutely amaaazing. Mmm mmmm good.

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Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine February 10, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Looks SO GOOD! I love when vegan recipes mimic the original perfectly…and taste even better!

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Jenna February 10, 2010 at 1:38 pm

GAH! That pie looks fan-freakin-tastic! Love it.

I did watch Ellen on Idol last night. She is such a wonderful addition to the judging table. I can’t wait to watch more of her.

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Kelly February 10, 2010 at 1:53 pm

When I make those peanut butter cups I use the mini muffins. They are just the right size (bite size). They were a HUGE hit at Christmas and no one knew they were vegan.

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Natasha February 10, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Yummmmmm!!!!!

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Becca February 10, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Oh wow…that looks amazing!

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Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) February 10, 2010 at 4:41 pm

I tried to fulfill my yearning for your peanut butter pie by eating the closest thing I had that resembled it— Pecan Pie Larabar. Yeah, not so much.

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Nicole, RD February 10, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Looks delicious! I love Ellen! I’m excited to catch up with AI and my DVR tonight! :)

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Susan February 10, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Stellar idea to add jam to that recipe!!! And for some reason “pie” sounds so much more decadent that “cup” ;)

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Lisa (bakebikeblog) February 10, 2010 at 5:15 pm

oh. my. goodness.
That looks so tasty!!!!

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Leah February 10, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Oh my goodness, I just did a mental checklist to see if I had everything to make this already or if I need to go to the store on the way home.

I dont even have words for how good that looks!!

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jenny February 10, 2010 at 5:35 pm

WOw that pie looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

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Kristilyn (My 29th Year) February 10, 2010 at 6:20 pm

That looks delicious! I’m sure it was very rich, too. I love PB cups – I’ll have to find a healthified version, though!

K

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Jenny February 10, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Wow this pie looks so simple and delicious! I think pb&j is one of my favorite combos :)

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Mae @ OhhMay February 10, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Wow, that looks so rich and decadent.

Angela, I’m not sure if you’re a cream cheese fan or not (obviously non-dairy), but I made a coconut cream cheese recipe you might like! http://ohhmay.wordpress.com/2010/02/11/i-cant-believe-its-not-cream-cheese/
I hope you have a great night (and sort out the problems with your websites. They seem to be running smoothly right now! :-D)

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Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) February 10, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Um, YUM!!! ‘Nuff said. =D

xo
K

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[email protected] February 10, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Oh my gosh. I can practically taste this. Amazing!

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Barbara February 10, 2010 at 8:36 pm

oh please make this into a glo bar!:)

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Melissa S. February 10, 2010 at 8:59 pm

that looks like such a great pie! i want it now!

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Kiersten February 10, 2010 at 10:52 pm

The thought of that pie is making me drool!

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Vera February 11, 2010 at 12:48 am

That recipe looks SO GOOD!
Would you mind telling me the approximate nutritional info?

As for Ellen, I read an atricle in the news paper today – she apperantly didn’t think Simon would be as mean as he was! :P

xox Vera

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Jolene February 11, 2010 at 1:07 am

That pie looks AMAZING Angela!

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Krista (chefgirl) February 11, 2010 at 1:59 am

Try making it in a springform pan, you can use a parchment circle if you want to be double sure but you probably won’t need it. After you pour the chocolate on (but before the freezer) when it is just starting to set, use a knife to score the chocolate. It will be super easy to cut this way. two wedges of this dessert wrapped up together would look very nice and martha-ey. Hope this helps :)

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Michal February 11, 2010 at 4:57 pm

I have no words… this is strange because I always have words. Wow.. :)

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