My son’s favorite song now is “A Peanut Sat on a Railroad Track” (and can be heard here if you want to get the snappy song in your head as well)…it goes something like this:A peanut sat on a railroad track, His heart was all a-flutter Round the bend came number ten. Toot! Toot! Peanut Butter! SQUISH!
So in his honor, today’s recipe includes Peanut Butter! This recipe originally came from my Sister-in-Law, who gave it to me at my Bridal Shower Recipe Drop. My Sister in Law makes some of the best comfort food recipes, and this one fits the bill perfectly. With BBQ season hitting, I feel like I am constantly thinking about an appetizer or dessert to bring to someone’s house. The fact that you can put this one in the freezer, makes it a perfect choice! I made 2 last week – one to bring to a dinner last Saturday and one for a BBQ this Sunday. Easy peasy!
Peanut Butter Pie8 ounces of softened cream cheese 2/3 cup of peanut butter 1/3 cup of sugar 8 ounces of cool whip Oreo ready-made crust
1. Beat together cream cheese, peanut butter, and sugar. Ensure that it is a consistent in color (helps to make sure it is consistent in taste, and no one gets a burst of peanut butter!)
2. Whip in 8 ounces of cool whip
3. Spoon mixture into the ready-made crust.
4. Store in freezer for 1 hour, or longer, and move to the fridge about 1 hour before serving.
5. Serve with whipped cream; you can also add crushed snickers, Reese’s peanut butter cups, cut strawberries, or anything else that you like to eat with peanut butter!
1) Here is what the Oreo Pie Crust looks like. It is usually in the baking supply aisle at the store. My husband spent quite a bit looking for it, so I figured a picture for reference could be good if any other ladies wanted to send their guy to the store.
2) Here is a pic of the finished product – did you know that those ready-made crusts have a cover you can put on top? Clearly I am not the sharpest tool in the shed, because after making this for years, I JUST figured this out!!!
And a quick note on the difference between my parenting of child #1 and #2…child #1, we gave peanut butter for the first time sitting at a table, with my husband and I on guard with Benadryl and the phone (to easily call 911). Child #2 came walking over to me as I finished making this recipe, and I gave her a little taste from the leftovers in the bowl. She smacked her lips, walked off, and I thought to myself…”Um shoot, its peanut butter. Well, clearly she’s not allergic!”