Peanut Butter Pie with Pretzel Crust

Peanut Butter Pie with Pretzel Crust

What You'll Need:

3 cups of Ground Pretzels
(about 6-7 cups of whole pretzels, can be ground until crumbs or left more thick for a more toffee bark texture)
1 cup Butter, melted
1/3 cup Sugar
1 1/4 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
1 1/4 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
1 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
12 oz. Cool Whip®
Reese's® Mini Peanut Butter Cups for decoration

 

Courtesy of L-Eats Sweet Treats
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 1 Hour (Not including cooling time)

How to Make a Peanut Butter Pie with Pretzel Crust

It may be nutty, but this Peanut Butter Pie is scrumptious with its crunchy Pretzel Crust! L-Eats Sweet Treats provides the instructions for this perfectly delicious addition to any party or event.

  • 1 Combine crust ingredients

    In a mixing bowl, combine the crust ingredients (pretzels, sugar, and melted butter) with a fork until evenly moistened.

  • 2 Prepare pan

    Lightly coat the bottom of a 9-inch Springform pan with non-stick cooking spray.

  • 3 Add crumbs to pan

    Pour the crumbs into the pan and press them down into the base.

  • 4 Bake

    Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes and then sprinkle the chocolate chips over the bottom of the crust. Bake for an additional 5 minutes before removing from the oven.

  • 5 Add chocolate chips

    Once removed, using a spatula, spread the melted chocolate chips to evenly coat the bottom of the pretzel crust with a thin layer of chocolate.

  • 6 Allow to cool

    Allow the chocolate to completely cool in the refrigerator before filling.

  • 7 Add cream cheese & peant butter

    Beat the cream cheese and peanut butter together until light and fluffy.

  • 8 Add vanilla and powdered sugar

    Beat in vanilla and powdered sugar until well combined, scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl as necessary.

  • 9 Add Cool Whip®

    Gently fold in 2 cups or half of the Cool Whip® tube. This should result in a light and fluffy texture.

  • 10 Pour peanut butter filling

    Pour the peanut butter filling evenly in the deep dish.

  • 11 Spread remaining Cool Whip®

    Spread the remaining Cool Whip® over the peanut butter filling.

  • 12 Add Reese's® Peanut Butter Cups

    Place some whole Reese's® Peanut Butter Cups in the middle to form a pile.

  • 13 Serving instructions

    Keep refrigerated or frozen until serving.