Kids of all ages will love this one. For a more informal occasion, skip the lacy chocolate topping and sprinkle the pie with chopped peanuts instead.
- For the Crust:
- 1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
- 1 1/3 cups finely crushed chocolate wafers (about 25)
- For the Filling:
- 3/4 cup whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- One 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- For the Chocolate Lace:
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate pieces or chopped semisweet chocolate
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable shortening
- 1/4 cup finely chopped peanuts
FOR THE CRUST:
Combine margarine or butter and crushed wafers. Spread mixture evenly into a 9-inch pie plate. Press onto bottom and sides to form a firm, even crust. Chill in refrigerator while preparing filling.
FOR THE FILLING:
In a medium mixing bowl beat whipping cream, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, and the vanilla till soft peaks form; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese and peanut butter till light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the milk; beat till smooth and creamy. Fold the whipped cream mixture into the peanut butter mixture. Spoon evenly into the crust. Cover and chill for 4-6 hours.
FOR THE CHOCOLATE LACE:
Place the chocolate pieces or chopped chocolate and shortening in a heavy plastic bag. Close bag and put section with chocolate in a small bowl of warm water. Let stand till melted. Snip off one corner of the bag. Pipe small designs onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Let stand till dry, then peel the chocolate from the waxed paper and use to garnish each serving. Store in the refrigerator.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.
nutrition information per serving
527 calories; 42g total fat; 78mg cholesterol; 210mg sodium; 34g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 10g protein
These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.
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