Peanut Butter Pie

I almost didn’t post this.

I seriously felt a little bit guilty because I don’t know Jennie. Do you know Jennie? I had never ever been to her blog before. But even if you don’t know her, like me, you’ve probably noticed that peanut butter pie took the world by storm over the past couple days. And then you took the time to find out why the world was making peanut butter pie the thing.

You see, in one sad, swift moment, Jennie’s husband was taken from this world. It broke my heart to hear about it. It’s broken many hearts. In honor of her husband Mikey, she asked that anyone make his favorite pie and to share it with a loved one. And while I don’t know Jennie, I could definitely make this pie. So with the help of Mama Pea, I made a vegan version that I could enjoy in honor of Mikey. And anyone who has lost anyone lately, like my friend Cheryl. It’s a really good pie, and yet, I can’t help but eat every piece in silence. It feels like the right thing to do.

Inspiration: Mama Pea @ Peas and Thank You

Ingredients

  • chocolate cookie pie crust (I bought one instead of making it)
  • 2 oz chocolate
  • handful roasted peanuts
  • 12oz silken tofu (firm)
  • 2/3 cup smooth natural peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup powdered (confectioners) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk (almond)
  • ground chocolate, chocolate shavings, peanuts, whipped cream for garnish

Preparation

  1. Make your pie crust if you’re ambitious. I wasn’t.
  2. In your preferred method, (microwave for me!) melt the chocolate.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate on the bottom of the pie crust.
  4. Sprinkle the roasted peanuts along the bottom.
  5. In a food processor (or blender), blend the tofu, peanut butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until smooth.
  6. Try not to eat it all. It’s creamy peanut butter goodness.
  7. Pour into the prepared pie crust.
  8. Garnish with chocolate, peanuts, or whipped cream.
  9. Put in the fridge for at least 2 hours, but the more the merrier.
  10. Good luck cutting it because the chocolate hardens and fortifies it. It’s delicious.
  11. Enjoy with a loved one or three.

8 comments

  1. forgottenbeast

    Oh, wow–hadn’t heard about this, but what a great (as in, touching/moving, not fantastically happy) movement. I’m not a sugary pie fan, but there are certain food items that always remind me of certain friends or family–I should whip a couple of those up and take a moment to think about the people that mean a lot to my life…

  2. Erika

    Ditto to jessica’s comment. After seeing so many pb recipes floating around the blogosphere, I visited Jennie’s blog and started tearing up when I read her story. I’m glad you decided to post this, Michelle!

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