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Double Layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
October 29, 2003

I have no idea where my mind was the evening I made this pie, but what could have been a total disaster came out just fine. First mistake. I used the whole 8 oz of cream cheese. Not to worry! I spread the mixture not just on the bottom of the pie crust, but up the sides as well, then reserved the remaining mixture. Second mistake. I knew I had chocolate pudding, so, I poured the 2 cups of milk into the measuring cup, got the pudding, only to discover it was Cook & Serve, not instant. After looking at the clock, realizing the stores were closed and saying a few choice words my momma never taught me, I decided to try something. I drank a quarter cup of milk (yes, I poured it into a glass first) then filled my measuring cup back to the 2 cup mark with chocolate syrup, and used 2 boxes of instant vanilla pudding. Then I took 3 of the 4 peanut butter cups (I ate one with my quarter cup of milk) took my frustration out on the peanut butter cup by chopping them up pretty small, mixed them with the reserved mixture and put spoonfuls on top of the pie. I held my breath when I served it at a dinner, and everyone raved about the pie. I mean a good rave. My husband said it was one of the best mistakes I had ever made, so I am sure the pie, made the way it should be, would be excellent, because this was.

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