This recipe has a wonderful combination of a chocolate and peanut butter. It's simple and inexpensive. I make this pie for a restaurant owned by my mother, and we receive many compliments and even requests to purchase whole pies. You can also use chocolate pudding; the pie tastes like peanut butter cup candy. For a really spectacular presentation, garnish with whipped cream, peanuts, and chopped peanut butter cups.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt the chocolate with the whipping cream. Stir until smooth, and spread evenly over the bottom of the pie shell. Refrigerate until ready to fill; chocolate should be firm before filling.

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  • Put the dry pudding mix and peanut butter in a heavy saucepan. Over low heat, gradually stir in the milk using a wire whisk. Stir constantly until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Cool for 15 minutes, stirring often. Pour peanut butter filling into crust. Chill several hours.

  • Top with whipped topping and chopped peanuts if desired.

Nutrition Facts

378 calories; protein 8.1g 16% DV; carbohydrates 39.7g 13% DV; fat 22.1g 34% DV; cholesterol 12mg 4% DV; sodium 481.1mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (51)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2006
This was super easy to make. I used 1 cup peanut butter as per other reviews to give it more of the peanut butter flavor. And since I used the instant pudding I didnt heat the mix at all. I whisked it in a mixing bowl consistency was excellant. I though since the pudding is instant and the pie needs to chill why boil. Read More
(15)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/30/2003
I was extremely disappointed with this pie. I cooked it just as the recipe said and the filling was horrible. It was not creamy or smooth just rubbery and gelatiny. It was gross. I might have messed up but I will definitely not try this again to find out. Read More
(7)
66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2006
This was super easy to make. I used 1 cup peanut butter as per other reviews to give it more of the peanut butter flavor. And since I used the instant pudding I didnt heat the mix at all. I whisked it in a mixing bowl consistency was excellant. I though since the pudding is instant and the pie needs to chill why boil. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2003
I've made this twice and both times I have been asked for the recipe. It's a keeper. I did use a cookie type crust (not a regular pie crust) and it was great. Everyone who ate it said not to change from the cookie crust to a pie crust. I'm sold. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2007
I love love love this pie. I just went to the store and got enough ingredients to make it 3 times this week. I use a graham cracker crust and don't bother heating up the pudding/peanut butter mix. With instant pudding its not necessary. Try this pie if you're not affraid of getting hooked that is! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/29/2003
I was extremely disappointed with this pie. I cooked it just as the recipe said and the filling was horrible. It was not creamy or smooth just rubbery and gelatiny. It was gross. I might have messed up but I will definitely not try this again to find out. Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
12/19/2002
I made this pie for Thanksgiving. It did not go over well at all. I did not have any but my husband said the filling had a strange consistancy and that there wasn't enough chocolate. It didn't set up well - it was watery. One other person had a small piece - the rest was thrown out because no one wanted any - it didn't even look good. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2008
This recipe was a winner at my house. I used one and a half times the recipe and it filled the pie plate nicely. I also substituted 1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of kisses and doubled the amount of heavy whipping cream - this way the chocolate was much smoother. I took some of the extra heavy cream and added a little bit of confectioner sugar to it whipped it together and added it to the pie filling so it would be lighter. I took the advice of other reviewers and made the nutter butter crust which turned out really well. I added some reeses pieces to and chocolate chips to the top chilled for about 5 hours and it was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/19/2004
It sounded good while reading the recipe and it had good reviews but this was not good! Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
03/21/2003
It had an ok flavor but nothing remarkable. My biggest problem was that the filling was much too thick and had an odd consistency. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2008
I modified this pie to my personal liking. I made a Nutter Butter cookie crust (24 crushed Nutter Butter cookies mixed with 5 Tablespoons melted butter). I also used the Cook & Serve vanilla pudding mix and folded a cup of thawed Cool Whip into the peanut butter pudding mixture to make the consistency more light and fluffy. Made this way this pie was "the Best!" Read More
(4)
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