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Sorry I’ve been M.I.A. I was on a super top secret mission last week that forced me to like not have any time to make any yummy things.
Sorts of… you know loads and loads of homework and soccer and random allergic reactions count as secret missions, right? I like to call those secret missions from fate.
Anywho, I was able to squeeze in an uber tasty recipe before I left to visit my sister at college this past weekend. I have been meaning to make peanut butter pie since practically the beginning of time, so I finally got all the right ingredients and got to work! And by work, I mean consuming insane amounts of delicious pie that will make your taste buds give you a million hugs and kisses (it’s true).
Black Bottom Peanut Butter Mousse Pie
7 sheets graham crackers
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 Tablespoons white sugar
FOR BLACK BOTTOM:
about 8-9 oz. chocolate, chopped (1 1/3 cups)
2/3 cup plus 1 3/4 cups chilled whipping cream, divided
2 Tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons vanilla, divided
FOR PEANUT BUTTER MOUSSE:
6 oz. (1 cup) peanut butter chips
2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray pie pan with cooking spray. Process graham crackers, melted butter, and sugar in food processor. Press crumb mixture into prepared pie pan, evenly. Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine chocolate, 2/3 cups cream, honey, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in microwave safe bowl. Microwave about 3 minutes until chocolate softens. Whisk till smooth. Spread over bottom of crust and freeze for 10 minutes.
- Melt peanut butter chips and 3/4 cups cream in large microwave-safe bowl on medium heat for about 25 seconds, following with 15 second intervals, stirring after each heating. Whisk in creamy peanut butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat remaining 1 cup and 2 Tablespoons white sugar until just before peaks are formed and the cream is very thick. Fold into peanut butter mixture in 3 additions. Spoon mousse over chocolate layer. Chill at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.
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