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....
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
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.
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.
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.
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.