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Pies are a perennial highlight of most families’ Thanksgiving Day feasts, as well as many traditional Christmas and holiday get-togethers. This delicious and creamy pie is an excellent way to use up leftover Halloween candy. Peanut Butter Cup pie makes a wonderful holiday dessert for a party or festive family dinner.
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First, gather your ingredients for making a Peanut Butter Cup pie:
12 large rectangular graham crackers (1 sleeve)
6 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 package plain cream cheese (8 ounces)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 package frozen whipped topping (16 ounces)
6 large peanut butter cups (frozen)
Follow these simple Peanut Butter Cup pie instructions:
Place the graham crackers inside a sturdy zippered plastic bag. Seal the bag tightly. Use a wooden rolling pin to crush the graham crackers into crumbs.
Put the frozen peanut butter cups into another sturdy zippered plastic bag. Seal this bag tightly. Use a rubber mallet or wooden kitchen hammer to break the peanut butter cups into large chunks.
Melt the butter in a glass measuring cup or bowl in the microwave. Be very careful not to overcook the butter, or it may scorch.
Cool the melted butter to room temperature. Pour the melted butter into the plastic bag. Seal the bag again, and shake it well to mix the butter and the graham cracker crumbs.
Pour the graham cracker crumb mixture into a lightly greased 9” pie pan. Press the mixture firmly onto the bottom and edges of the pie pan. Set the prepared pie crust aside.
In a large bowl, combine the creamy peanut butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. Blend these ingredients well with an electric mixture. Add about half of the whipped topping (thawed), mixing it in gently.
Pour the peanut butter pie filling mixture into the prepared graham cracker pie crust. Top with the rest of the thawed whipped topping.
Sprinkle peanut butter cup chunks all over the top of the Peanut Butter Cup pie. Cover the pie gently with plastic wrap, and chill it well (at least overnight) before serving.
Although this easy and delicious peanut butter cup pie calls for Peanut Butter Cups, nearly any chocolate bar may be substituted. Why not try using chewy Milky Way bars, crunchy Kit Kat bars, or Whoppers malted milk bars in another delicious pie?