You know the phrase “easy as pie”?
I’m not going to lie to you. This pie was not really easy. It’s not exactly hard either, there are just so many steps to it. And so many dirty bowls and pans to wash too.
But it is so worth it all! The deep chocolate bottom layer and fluffy peanut butter layer are meant for each other. If you’re looking for a special occasion dessert (Easter, maybe?) this is it.
I combined two different recipes to create this pie. Both recipes were in an old church cookbook and both used a similar way of cooking the custard from scratch. However, one recipe called for using heavy whipping cream and the other called for Cool Whip.
It seemed a shame to use Cool Whip after making the rest from scratch, but I didn’t have any whipping cream and I didn’t want to go buy any. Also, the Cool Whip saved me from dirtying yet another bowl to beat the cream.
Trust me, by that point I was very happy that Cool Whip was handy to save a step!
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