Ever hear that expression “Easy as pie?” It must be a reference to Peanut Butter Pie. (It can’t be a reference to apple pie – that’s a lot of work!)
You don’t need any baking skills in order to make this pie. A good sturdy mixer is the only tool you’ll need.
You start with a premade graham cracker pie crust.
Next, combine 1/2 cup of peanut butter with 1 cup of milk in a mixer and blend well.
Add 1 small box of instant vanilla pudding and mix for 2-3 minutes.
Add a small carton of Cool Whip and mix until well blended.
Pour into prepared pie crust and freeze for at least 2 hours.
Remove from freezer 30 minutes before serving.
Garnish with more whipped topping, if desired.
Note: If you would like to decorate the top with Reddi-wip, only do so prior to serving. If left too long it “melts.”
Tasty tidbits to jazz up this simple pie:
- Use a chocolate pie crust
- Add chopped peanuts
- Use hot fudge or chocolate sauce drizzled on top to garnish
- Use chocolate curls as a garnish
- Place layer of chocolate sauce on bottom of crust before adding pudding mixture
- Place a layer of bananas on bottom before adding pudding mixture
You will notice that I skip #1 of the directions and just mix all of the Cool Whip into the pudding mixture. I would love to use chocolate, but alas, my husband does not eat it. He likes to eat his pie with some strawberry jelly.
If this pie is too simple for you, head over to Grinning Like an Idiot’s site to check out her slightly more complex Peanut Butter Banana Ice Box Pie.