Anyways, they always have crazy bad for you but delicious looking desserts that are surprisingly easy to make all considered. I am a huge peanut butter fan (not so much on the chocolate, but they do compliment each other quite nicely). I had an unhealthy attachment to Jif and PeterPan brand as a child. I used to make up my own Jif commercials in my head and whisper them to myself as I spread a layer of the peanutty spread on white bread for lunch. And I also thought if I ate enough PeterPan brand I could possibly morph into Wendy and venture off to Neverland (especially with the help of the fairy dust I got at the Disney Store). Ok, enough about my odd obsession with peanut butter....
The recipe the other day was for Frozen Peanut Butter Pie. I saw this and my heartbeat began to speed up. This recipe was made for me - I have to make it. Tonight. I made a few substitutions (creamy pb instead of chunky and chocolate chips as a garnish since I didn't have any bark to curl and all my peanuts got turned into peanutella months ago; and I used chocolate "Teddy Grahams" that I crushed in the food processor (sorry guys, it was painful because they're just so cute) instead of chocolate graham crackers for the crust). And I also didn't have a "deep dish" pie pan so I ended up splitting it up and using half the filling/crust for the pie and the other half for some tarts and party of one cuppers. I snuck a bite this morning and let me just say, it's a good thing I'm having company on Sunday for Memorial day because otherwise I would have to somehow justify being on a "peanut butter pie" diet. What? Peanut Butter is good for you. Kinda. Close enough.
All in all, I highly recommend you make this. Especially if you're even a sliver of the peanut butter fan I am. (Or a cool whip fan - my grandma used to keep tubs of cool whip frozen in her freezer so it was always on hand to add to desserts or fresh fruit. And I'd be lying if I said I never witnessed her, or myself, take an extra spoonful to eat.) It's the perfect "ice cream" pie for summer (hopefully weekend we actually have a semblance of something close to summer weather instead of this miserable rain we've been having).
Go here to view a picture of how it turned out on the Smashed Muffin facebook page.
What are some of your favorite summer desserts?