From as early as I can remember, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie has been my favorite pie. I usually only got it when we went to Ohio to visit my mom’s side of the family.
My Aunt Dixie was the pie queen. No one can make Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie like her, but I can come close. Plus, being gluten and dairy free, my pie is quite different from the delicious pie Aunt Dixie made.
For the crust, the best is to use a graham cracker crust (GF is need be), or you can do like me sometimes and leave it naked. If I don’t have a crust on hand or I’m too lazy to make one, I leave it crustless and it is still just as delicious… and rich!
- Peanut Butter layer:
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- Chocolate Pudding:
- 1/3 cup organic sugar
- 3 Tbsp Arrowroot powder
- 1/3 cup Cocoa powder (unsweet)
- dash of salt
- 2 cups Unsweetened almond milk (vanilla or regular)
- 1/4 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips
- 1 tsp GF vanilla extract
- Place your pie crust in the preheated oven (350) for 10 minutes to brown.
- Meanwhile, combine 1/3 cup of powdered sugar and 1/4 cup of creamy peanut butter in a bowl. Mix well until it is well combined and crumbly. Add more powdered sugar if necessary.
- Once pie crust is browned, put the peanut butter mixture in the bottom on the crust. If you aren’t using the crust, just place in the bottom of the pie dish.
- For the pudding, mix all the dry ingredients together in a medium saucepan. Add 1/3 cup of milk and mix until mixture is smooth. Add in the rest of the almond milk and stir well.
- Stir continually over medium heat until the pudding begins to thicken and it is bubbling.
- Once it is thickening, add in the 1/4 cup of chocolate chips and stir until smooth.
- Remove saucepan from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
- Pour the pudding over the peanut butter mixture and immediately cover with plastic wrap. Otherwise, a film will develop over the pie. Allow to cool to room temperature before refrigerating. Chill overnight if possible before serving.
My Aunt Dixie isn’t with us anymore, but her memory lives on every time I have my Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie.
I hope you enjoy this pie as much as me and my family do!
Are there any family recipes that you make?
What is your favorite pie?