This is one of the easiest yet most amazing recipes you will ever come across. Does that sound like a big claim? Maybe. But I stand behind it 100%. I GUARANTEE it is true. This is literally the easiest dessert to make and I have never found a single person who didn’t love it. I don’t care if someone says they don’t like pie. I don’t care if someone says they don’t like peanut butter. I don’t care if someone says they don’t like ice cream. They will like this pie.
It’s so so easy it’s almost embarrassing to tell people. And they always ask. It’s literally just vanilla ice cream mixed with your favorite peanut butter. I think crunchy peanut butter really makes the pie, but if you are really against crunchy peanut butter you can do it with creamy. I would try it once with crunchy though, because it’s really so different than peanut butter when it’s done that I don’t think it will even matter if you don’t like crunchy peanut butter.
Drizzle with chocolate sauce for garnish if, like me, you always can use a little extra chocolate with your dessert. Make sure it’s fully frozen before drizzling so it keeps it’s shape.
:Peanut Butter Pie:
1 jar crunchy peanut butter
1/2 quart tub vanilla ice cream (this may be just about equivalent to 1 pint)
1 pre-made chocolate or Oreo pie crust. You can also use plain graham cracker crust if you don’t want chocolate. Some of them come with a plastic cover which is ideal.
Chocolate sauce for garnish, if desired
In a large bowl, combine the ice cream and peanut butter, mixing well until incorporated. If you’ve left the ice cream out of the freezer for a little while first to soften this is easier, or if you have to buy the ice cream before making this, by the time you get home from the store and put all the other groceries away it should be perfect. (That’s what I usually do). Be careful not to let it get too too soft during mixing, because it will be easier to shape if it’s still a little frozen, and also it will take less time to refreeze later.
Pour into pre-made pie crust and smooth it out flat.Cover with tin foil, if the pie crust didn’t come with a plastic cover. If it did, use that.
Freeze until set, probably overnight. You can take it out and test it if need be, by touching the middle and seeing if it gives.
Garnish with chocolate sauce drizzled over the top, if you desire.
Slice with a sharp knife and enjoy! TIP: it can be helpful to run the knife under hot water before each cut in order to make it slice easier and cleanly.