PB, J, & Chocolate Love Pie

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


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!


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.


  • 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:


With the chocolate layer spread over top:


Garnish with PEANUTS!!!!!!


Just before popping into the FREEZER:


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.


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:


I’m off for my scheduled run!

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


The best index to a person’s character is
a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good and
b) how he treats people who can’t fight back.
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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 10, 2010 at 8:38 am

Oh goodness does that look DELICIOUS!! You come up with the best treats ever. I want to eat that thru the screen, girl!!


angela @ a healthy fit February 10, 2010 at 8:43 am

oh my, that looks amazing!!! It is not even 9am and I want to eat that…like now!


Christina February 10, 2010 at 8:45 am

Oh Yum! That looks great =) Anything that involves peanut butter and chocolate has to be good.


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 10, 2010 at 8:54 am

YUM!!! I never mind a messy dessert as long as it tastes good…and this one definitely looks like it tastes GREAT!!!

Angela, a while back you featured your friend’s business that had a lot of really cute baby stuff on it– what is the name of the website, if you don’t mind me asking? My sister is expecting in March, and I remmeber the stuff on that site being really cute and special! Thank you!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 10, 2010 at 8:58 am

http://www.babyenchanted.com/ :) Its a great website!


Bree February 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Thanks Ange! Also, if she’s having a girl, we just launched a 2nd site for baby and toddler girls:




Sarah February 10, 2010 at 8:56 am

Oh YUM! I know what flavor my after-Zumba smoothie is gonna be… PB & Chocolate!


Katie February 10, 2010 at 8:58 am

I am a huge Ellen fan as well. She was great last night :)


Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 10, 2010 at 9:01 am

Oh gosh… that sounds amazing!!! I love PB & J and then add chocolate to it… amazing! You are SO creative! Can I borrow your brain? ;)


Wendy February 10, 2010 at 9:02 am

Love Ellen, and that pie lookes wicked! Gonna have to whip one up really soon!


Lauren @ Eater not a runner February 10, 2010 at 9:14 am

That looks delicious to me! And I love Ellen too :-)


Heather @ Side of Sneakers February 10, 2010 at 9:17 am

mmm how interesting!!! :)


Amy February 10, 2010 at 9:19 am

Is it just me, or did Ellen get super hot suddenly?

I don’t watch her show often, but last week I watched a few times and I couldn’t get over how beautiful she looked!

Thought the same when watching Idol last night. I think she’ll be a great addition to the team of judges. :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 10, 2010 at 9:32 am

I said the same thing to Eric…she looked the best Ive ver seen her!!!!


Tiffany @ A Dantat's Life February 10, 2010 at 9:21 am

ahhh that is so drool worthy, and totally perfect for valentine’s day! i didn’t catch ellen on idol last night (was watching biggest loser), but i love her talk show! she’s hilarious :D


Teri [a foodie stays fit] February 10, 2010 at 9:22 am

Yes, Ellen was awesome! I think she is a great addition to the show. I love her.

And that pie looks sooooo good!


Kerri February 10, 2010 at 9:22 am

Omggggggggg my mouth is watering that looks so delicious!!! I would have no restraint…I’d literally eat the entire thing in one sitting!


Ameena February 10, 2010 at 9:26 am

Perfect for Valetine’s Day! Is it weird that I could eat that right now and it isn’t even 6:30am? I haven’t even had breakfast yet!!

I really liked Ellen’s addition to the show. I will miss Simon next year for sure though.


Estela @ Weekly Bite February 10, 2010 at 9:27 am

Oh my! This looks incredible!!!!


Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) February 10, 2010 at 9:28 am

Who cares what it looks like as long as it tastes good?! Yum! :D


Kt F @ Through The Finish February 10, 2010 at 9:39 am

Oh my GOODNESS that looks delicious! And it looks super-simple! I think I might be making it for my friends soon… Thanks for the recipe!


christie, honoring health February 10, 2010 at 9:40 am

That looks delicious!!


Allie (Live Laugh Eat) February 10, 2010 at 9:43 am

I love that you bake after HOURS of baking Glo Bars :) I would too!


Amy @ Everything is Homemade February 10, 2010 at 9:46 am

Hi – I just found your blog this week! I’ve made the PB cups before from The Kind Diet and they are excellent. I made them as minis for the holidays. My entire family gobbled them up and no one knew they were vegan (or even thought to ask). Great idea to turn it into a pie. I might have to try that despite the chocolate issues.

I loved Ellen on Idol last night. I thought she was a great addition.


Brittany February 10, 2010 at 9:48 am

Love Pie sounds delicious and perfect for V-day!


Ann February 10, 2010 at 9:49 am

Hi Angela! I read all the time, but this is my first comment – I think you are wonderful! I made the peanut butter cups a few weeks ago and used mini muffin pans. I sprayed the pans and didn’t use liners and it was a nightmare to get them out! Probably much like you experienced with the pie. I’m going to use liners going forward for the cups (they were delicious, but too ugly to give away after I chipped them from the pan -haha). A circle of parchment in the bottom of the pie plan might help prevent sticking.


Orla February 10, 2010 at 9:50 am

Looks great. A tip for stopping the chocolate cracking is to pour boiling water into a jug that will hold the entire length of the knife that you are using to cut the pie. Make sure that your knife also has a sharp tip. Let the knife heat up a little and then slowly cut the pie. For each new cut into the pie you make, soak the knife for a couple seconds and wipe clean with some tissue. Usually works for me. Hope it works!.


Run Sarah February 10, 2010 at 9:54 am

That looks amazing Ang! Thanks for the recipe!


Jenn @ Livewellfit February 10, 2010 at 9:58 am

You are my love Ange…I love love love anything peanut butter and that just looks to do for! :)

We are getting a ton of snow here as well in Boston so baking is the perfect thing to do.


Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) February 10, 2010 at 9:59 am

Drooling. I certainly don’t mind THAT messy pie. Yum


Shannon (The Daily Balance) February 10, 2010 at 10:04 am

this look amazing! it wouldn’t matter if the pie stuck to the pan when slicing it — i’ll be eating it all in one sitting ;)


Ally (Exercise and Pies) February 10, 2010 at 10:05 am

aww thats caaaute! and it adds yet another reason I hate my nut allergy


Lauren February 10, 2010 at 10:14 am

This looks absolutely amazing! Messy food is always the best.


Heather (Heather's Dish) February 10, 2010 at 10:45 am

that looks so incredible…like a massive healthier version of a reese’s cup :)


Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama February 10, 2010 at 11:06 am

Incredible! It looks so mouth watering!


Joelle (The Pancake Girl) February 10, 2010 at 11:06 am

Mmm that looks good! I’m about to bake too- blizzard over here in D.C.!


Katie February 10, 2010 at 11:34 am

I think Ellen looked amazing because she’s loving being VEGAN! :) And she has her own chef…

I love your blog. Keep those amazing recipes coming! I made your Spelt burgers the other night and my husband won’t stop eating them!!

Have a great run today!


*Andrea* February 10, 2010 at 11:44 am

LOOKS AMAZING!!!!!! didn’t see idol, but i LOVE ellen. she’s such a great person and beautiful inside and out.

have a great run and day :)


Heidi February 10, 2010 at 11:48 am

Ahhhh. This is genius! Genius! Absolutley genius. I want to reach right into my screen and take a bite!!!

I saw Ellen on Idol last night, that woman is absolutely hilarious. Should be a great addition to the show! I’m excited to see more of her


Beth @ DiningAndDishing February 10, 2010 at 11:53 am

Angela, that pie looks seriously amazing!!! I would fly to Canada for a slice :)


Katie February 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm

…and now I know exactly what to make my husband for Valentine’s Day! He loves peanut butter and he loves pie. Perfect!


Annie February 10, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Hi Angela.. I’ve been reading you blog for a few months now but this is actually my first comment! I just wanted to give you a tip for your pie (that looks so delish! I love that recipe from Alicia’s book and made those around Halloween). Try using a tart pan! I have a similar dessert where I had a nut based crust and chocolate filling and I couldn’t imagine trying to get pieces out of a regular pie pan without it being a complete disaster. Hopefully this solves your issue with the pie!! Here is the link for the flourless chocolate tart that I made =]
Have a great day!! – Annie


Danielle (Coffee Run) February 10, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Omg your pie looks amazing :D I know what you mean about the cold weather and wanting to bake!


erica February 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm

that looks SO good!!!

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


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


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!!


Jil February 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm

That just looks absolutely amaaazing. Mmm mmmm good.


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!


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.


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.


Natasha February 10, 2010 at 2:16 pm



Becca February 10, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Oh wow…that looks amazing!


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.


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! :)


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” ;)


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

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


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!!


jenny February 10, 2010 at 5:35 pm

WOw that pie looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe!


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!



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 :)


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)


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

Um, YUM!!! ‘Nuff said. =D



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

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


Barbara February 10, 2010 at 8:36 pm

oh please make this into a glo bar!:)


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

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


Kiersten February 10, 2010 at 10:52 pm

The thought of that pie is making me drool!


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


Jolene February 11, 2010 at 1:07 am

That pie looks AMAZING Angela!


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 :)


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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