If you’re like us, you look for any reason to indulge in copious amount of sweets & not feel bad about it. Well, we did our research and today happens to be National Pie day! If you’re into the sweet & salty combo and love peanut butter, then you need to give this recipe a try.
So push the guilt aside, dust off your mixer (that you just HAD to have as a wedding gift) and get ready for this easy and delicious Mud Pie that if you decide to share, your family & friends will rave about!
You'll Need the Following Ingredients
2 and 3/4 cups Crushed Pretzel Sticks
1 cup of Sugar, Divided
3/4 cup Butter, Melted
1 Envelope Unflavored Gelatin
1/4 cup Cold Water
1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Butter, Softened
2 ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
3/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream, Divided
1/2 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
Additional Crushed Pretzels, Optional
(but highly recommended for a better balance of the salt vs. sweet)
Follow These Steps for a Flawless Pie!
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine crushed pretzels and 1/3 cup sugar with melted butter. Using the bottom of a glass, press mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Bake until set, 12-15 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
3. Meanwhile, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand 5 minutes. Beat peanut butter, softened butter, cream cheese and remaining sugar until smooth. Gradually beat in 1/2 cup cream. Microwave gelatin on high until melted, about 10 seconds; stir into peanut butter mixture. Transfer to crust.
4. Microwave chocolate chips and remaining cream on high; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Spread chocolate mixture over peanut butter mixture. If desired, top with additional crushed pretzels. Refrigerate, covered, until set, about 3 hours.
Slice, plate & enjoy!