Tuesday, November 19

No-Bake Peanut Butter Dream Pie With a Peanut Brittle Crust + Vitamix GIVEAWAY!!



When naming this pie the one word that kept coming to mind was dreamy. It is so light, fluffy and completely dreamy. It slices like a dream tastes like a dream. Therefor I call it Peanut Butter Dream Pie. Corny I know.... but once you try it you will say " this pie is just so damn...... dreamy!" Trust me you will.



For the crust I really wanted to play up the peanut butter flavor, so instead of doing  a traditional graham cracker crust, I did 50/50 cookie crumbs to peanut brittle crumbs. It may have been the best idea I have ever had.



Today is also an exciting day! I hit 100,000 Facebook fans! What a way to start my morning. To celebrate I think one of you deserves to win the mac daddy of all blenders! I teamed up with a a group of my favorite food bloggers to bring one lucky reader a new Vitamix, valued at over $500!! Seriously you all I am so jealous, I want that blender so bad!!! To enter scroll to the bottom of the post and follow the directions listed on the widget. Giveaway is only open to US residents and adults over the age of 18.


Peanut Butter Dream Pie with a Peanut Brittle Crust

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup finely ground graham crackers
  • 3/4 cup finely ground peanut brittle 
  • 6 tbs melted unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1 8 oz room temperature cream cheese
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  • additional 1/4 cup heavy cream
Directions:
  1. In a small mixing  bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, peanut brittle crumbs, butter and salt together with a fork.
  2. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch pie plate.
  3. Refrigerate, crust while preparing the filling. 
  4. In the bowl of your electric mixer whip cream cheese, peanut butter, brown sugar and vanilla together until smooth and combined. 
  5. Turn mixer on high and slowly pour a slow stream of heavy cream into the mixture. Stop ever few seconds and allow the mixer to whip the ingredients. Continue to do this until you have used your 3/4 cup heavy cream.
  6. Scrape bowl down to ensure all ingredients are full whipped. And then spread it into your crust. 
  7. Refrigerate while you prepare the chocolate topping. 
  8. In a small sauce pan whisk chocolate and 1/4 cup cream together until smooth and melted. 
  9. Spread over the top of your chilled pie. 
  10. Place back in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. 
  11. Slice and serve with additional peanut brittle (optional).

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37 comments:

  1. Thank you for the chance, this would be life changing!

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  2. What a fun idea to use peanut brittle as the crust

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    1. Found it.....sure would love to win this Vitamix..........I would use it every day....thanks for a chance to do so :) love your recipes too.....love your blog.....

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  4. This really is a "dream" pie...YUMMM!!!!!!! :) Thanks for sharing!!!

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  5. Everything about this pie sounds dreamy, and that crust... Oh my!

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  6. I'm tired of pumpkin pie for thanksgiving....This is going be something to be truly thankful for ;D

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  7. I definitely need to make this pie soon! Looks delicious! :)

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  8. Uhh,,,yeah, TOTAL dream pie right here. This looks awesome!!

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  9. This recipe looks amazing and I can't wait to try it out for Thanksgiving! Also, I wanted to enter the giveaway but the widget or link isn't working. Can you provide me with the link to enter? Thanks!

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  10. what a dream come true if I were to win this Vitamix.I have watched this on QVC for years.will never be able to afford it maybe I can win it

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  11. I am making this as I am typing this...I am excited to taste it....I cant see the contest rules...it does not have anything for me to click. I could really use the vita mix also...I want one so bad :) too expensive for our budget...

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  12. WOW! THAT LOOKS and SOUNDS DELISH! You make some of the most AWESOME sweet stuff! WHEW!

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  13. Allison Allison (Allison Squared on Facebook)November 19, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    This would be so amazing to win!!

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  14. You had me at 'Peanut Butter'...then a peanut brittle crust? Making this for Thanksgiving dessert!

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  15. Where do I find the widget?

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  16. Would love to win. I just watched a demo at Costco yesterday, but it is too expensive for my budget.
    I couldn't get the widget to open. No line to enter e-mail or facebook name.:(
    Yvette N.

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  17. I would love to win. I just watched the demo at Costco yesterday, but they are much too pricey for my budget.
    I couldn't get the widget to work, so there was no space to enter e-mail or facebook name, unfortunately.
    Thanks anyway, maybe it'll work for me next time around.
    Yvette N.

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  18. This looks soooo amazing! I will definetely make it for Thanksgiving! & no bake?! THANK YOU!! & thanks for the give away! It would be so great to win the Vitamix! :)

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  19. widget is not working. I would love to win this amazing vitamix blender. E-mail is rosebud_96@msn.com

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  20. This recipe looks delish! Thank you for the chance at the Vitamix as well! :)

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  21. What a delicious and dreamy pie!! I can't get over the crust..a superb idea! My hubby will love this. But I am tempted to call this pie "Mcdreamy", is that wrong?

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  22. i have heard amazing things about this vitamix, thanks for the chance to win

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  23. I have to admit that I don't usually get excited about pie crust but you used peanut brittle... omg! This pie looks crazy good!

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  24. I always thought you had to bake a graham cracker crust, this one held up fine?

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    1. It's not a regular graham crust because of the added candy. And yes, it held up find. As you can see in the photos I sliced it just fine. When it is refrigerated the butter hardens back up holding the crumbs in place.

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  25. I am going to be thinking about this pie all day long now!! It looks divine :)

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  26. This pie does look like a dream and your prize does as well. I have wanted a Vitamix for years. *sigh*

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  27. Oh my goodness. This is out of this world! Soooo tasty.

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  28. YUM!! I will be attempting this over the weekend for an Aussie winter bbq! Looks divine!!

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  29. Peanut brittle crust sounds divine! Any suggestions on what to use instead of cream cheese? (not a fan) :)
    Shannon

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