Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie




I love magic shell ice cream topping.  I don't love the ingredient list, so after reading what was actually in it, I decided that I could easily make my own magic shell topping.   So I grabbed a few peanut butter cups and melted them with a little coconut oil, and was very pleased with the results.  The experiment actually succeeded and had me rubbing my hands together - like an evil villain - anticipating all of the frozen concoctions that could be smothered in this chocolate-peanut butter goodness. 

I went with an ice cream pie made with classic vanilla ice cream, and dressed it up with an oreo-pretzel crust, the peanut butter chocolate shell, and peanut butter cup halves.  The crust was a complete accident, I had originally bought a pre-made oreo crust (I was being lazy), and in all my graceful glory, I dropped it in the sink.  Watching my time-saver crust laying in sad, broken pieces, I realized I would have to start from scratch.  So I crushed some oreo's, and at the last second threw in some crushed pretzels, and made a choco-pretzel fusion.  It turned out really good, and will be something I will definitely try again.

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie

Pie crust:
1 cup crushed oreo cookies (without icing)
1 cup finely crushed pretzels
1/2 cup melted butter
1/8 cup brown sugar

Peanut butter shell topping:
8 peanut butter cups
2 oz expeller pressed coconut oil

Ice Cream:
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 cups milk
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla

5-6 extra peanut butter cups for garnish

For the Crust:  In a large bowl, combine the crushed oreo cookie crumbs, crushed pretzels, brown sugar, and melted butter.  Stir until well combined.  Press the crumbs into the bottom and sides an 8-inch pie dish, then bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool completely.


For the Peanut Butter Shell Topping:  In a small microwaveable bowl, place the peanut butter cups and the coconut oil.  Microwave on low in 10 second intervals, stirring in between, until the peanut butter cups and oil have melted.  Stir to remove any lumps.  Set aside.


For the Ice Cream:  Combine the cream, milk, sugar, and vanilla, then pour into an electric ice cream maker.  Make according to manufacturers instructions.  When then pie shell has cooled, spread half of the ice cream into the pie shell.  Use a spoon to gently spread the ice cream until the bottom of the pie shell is covered.


Drizzle half of the peanut butter shell topping, onto the layer of ice cream.


Spread the remaining ice cream onto the peanut butter topping, using a spoon to spread evenly.  Drizzle the remaining peanut butter shell topping over the ice cream.  Cut additional peanut butter cups in half, and place them around the edges of the pie.




19 comments:

Eileen said...

First, let me say peanut butter and chocolate is my favorite. Second, let me say that pie looks delicious and the crust amazing! Very creative.

Kim (Liv Life) said...

Ahhh.... I was wondering what to do with the left over peanut butter cups from our rice krispie treats!! Wow!!!

danasfoodforthought said...

This sounds A-MAZING! If my boyfriend wasn't allergic to peanuts, I would make this ASAP!!

May Ling Wu said...

This looks wonderful! Can't wait to try!

Belinda @zomppa said...

This pie has some of the best things in it. Ever. I love that you went out and did it up yourself!

Anne said...

Homemade magic shell? Wow, I didn't even know that was possible! This looks so good, and I love the pretzels in the crust!

Gree said...

This pie is destined to smash all my attempts at restraint. All my favorite things! Pretzels! Peanut butter! Chocolate! No nasty chemicals! *sigh*...I want some..

Amanda @ Bakingwithoutabox.com said...

This looks sinfully delicious. Suddenly wishing I could reach through that screen for a bite! Great job!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Dear Lord, look at that! What a brilliant idea to make your own magic shell! We are always looking for easy ways to cut out chemicals!

The Duo Dishes said...

Sounds like someone created a perfect summer dessert, almost by accident. The shell is the best part. Sweet with a little salty bite from the pretzels.

Carolyn said...

Good for you for attempting your own version of a beloved (but full of nasty stuff) treat! The pie looks insanely delicious. InSANEly delicious!

4evaRisa said...

OMG how creative. This looks amazing.

Monet said...

I really don't know if I could make something more delectable. Peanut butter, chocolate and ice cream all pooled into an amazing pie. Wow! Thank you for sharing!

Chef Michael Braddock said...

I really like your blog, your passion for food and your willingness to learn. I still can't wait and am eager to learn new stuff after 26 years of cooking for a living. Its a way of life for me. Keep at it, the journey is amazing...
Michael

Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) said...

There is not one thing about this pie that doesn't sound amazing - especially the crust! I love peanut butter desserts...I should make this for our next family gathering otherwise I would probably eat the whole thing. haha

jana@cherryteacakes.com said...

oh geeze. my stomach just growled. peanut butter and ice cream is a personal weakness. :) lovely pie!

Laurie @simplyscratch said...

WOW... My husband would LOVE this! That pie crust looks awesome! Great recipe!!

claire said...

this looks amazing! love this recipe and your blog!

Pretty. Good. Food. said...

Oh my goodness, it's only 10:00 in the morning, but I want to make this! Great step-by-step photos!




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