When I was a little girl, I used to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every day for lunch.
This was not because my mother wasn’t creative. She’s a wonderful cook and gets great culinary inspiration.
But I was one of those really, really picky kids. No school lunches for me! And nothing weird in my lunchbox…just PB&J.
If you think about it, the amount of peanut butter I consumed over the course of my education is really staggering. The funny thing is that as soon as I graduated from high school, I decided to never have a peanut butter sandwich again (thus beginning my baked potato kick for college.)
Sooo…no PB&Js for me anymore. But I still love peanut butter in recipes.
Especially when it’s a no-bake recipe! Because I’m still in that crazy, October time-crunch where I don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
Plus—we’ve had some really wacky weather here lately and, as I type, it’s 80 degrees and humid. Not exactly weather to make me want to turn my oven on!
So here it is—the No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie. And MMM! It’s good.
1 8-oz package of cream cheese (you could also use Neufchatel cheese.)
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 T vanilla
1 cup peanut butter
1 8 oz. container of whipped topping (thawed)
24 crushed Nutter Butter cookies
5 T butter or margarine
Beat together cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar.
Mix in the peanut butter and beat until smooth
Fold in whipped topping
Mix together crushed Nutter Butters and butter and press the mixture into the sides and bottom of a 9- inch pie plate. Put peanut butter mixture into the pie shell. Cover and freeze the pie until it’s firm.
You can put crushed cookies on top for decoration, if you like….mine isn’t as pretty as some. I’m wondering if that’s because I had children standing there waiting for me to be done preparing it!
Hope you’ll enjoy it! I was out of Nutter Butters (must have something to do with those Halloween ghosts from last Thursday. ) It’s good with a graham cracker crust too…but Nutter Butters are better! And you don’t have to eat a huge slice like the one in the picture—that was on its way into my teenage son’s mouth!
Delicious and Suspicious (July 6 2010) Riley Adams
Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig