March 18, 2011

Nutter Butter Pie

I don't know about you...but it has been Spring Break for my Family.  I have been spending it trying to keep sane and keep my boys busy!  I have also had quite a few baking jobs...which have been FABULOUS!  I made a birthday cake and enough cookies for 150 people...which is about 20 doz. cookies.  That's been fun!  

Anyway, on to this pie.  Me and some cousins are in charge of a Family Reunion...my Dad's side.  It will be my Grandparents 60th Wedding Anniversary and they are both celebrating their 80th Birthdays this year!  I don't know about you...but that just screams Family Reunion!  So of course you have to have a Cook Book...I am the lucky one to edit recipes and  put them in the right order.  But when I say I'm the lucky one, I really mean it!  I get to see all the recipes first and I get to try some of them out!  I told my Grandma that I want ALL of her recipes, and I think she did that!  I haven't seen most of them and when I saw a recipe for Nutter Butter Pie...I was all over that!  So, here is the what Nutter Butter Pie is....
 I know!  Amazing!  Best part is...its NO BAKE!  

 Here is the line up of ingredients...

 The crushed up Nutter Butter Cookies and melted butter...

 Everything else and folding in the Cool Whip.

 I may have added a few things to the recipe...like homemade whipped cream on top, with a few Reese's Peanut Butter Cups chopped up, and some chocolate ganache...it just seemed like it needed a few more calories.
 It is ok to lick the scream...you just won't be able to taste anything though:)



Nutter Butter Pie


24 Nutter Butter sandwich cookies                            
5-6 TBSP. melted butter (or margarine)                   
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened                  
1 cup Creamy peanut butter
3/4 c. sugar
1 TBS vanilla
1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip, thawed


Crust:
Put cookies in plastic bag and crush with rolling pin.  Mix with melted butter.  Press in bottom of 9” pie tin.  Save a little of crumb mixture for garnish.
Filling:
Mix with mixer cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, and vanilla.  Fold in Cool Whip (save a little for garnish).  Put in pie crust.  Garnish with Cool Whip and crumb mixture (or grated chocolate bar or chocolate topping drizzled.)
Freeze pie 4 hours or overnight.  Serve frozen. Let thaw 15-20 minutes before serving.

Extras:

Homemade Whipped Cream:
1 c. whipping cream
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Beat whipping cream and gradually add the sugar and vanilla.  Beat until it forms the right consistency.

Ganache:
1/2 c. chocolate chips
2-3 TBS heavy cream

Melt chocolate chips for 45 seconds, stir and add cream.  Stir until combined.  May microwave for another 10 seconds to get extra smooth.

1 comment:

  1. That looks really good. Why have I never seen this recipe? Hello??? It seems like one my parents would have made sometime in my childhood. Thanks for posting it. I'll have to try it. Looks good and easy!

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