This recipe is my mothers and her peanut butter pie is famous. I've been making this pie for a few years now and people love it. It's extremely easy to make and doesn't require any baking. People go nuts over it! Be warned... it's very rich!
Here's what you'll need:
Graham cracker crust
1 tub of cool whip
1 jar of peanut butter
1 block of cream cheese
The first thing you'll need to do is get all of your ingredients into the mixing bowl. You'll use the entire tub of cool whip. Add 1 cup of peanut butter. 1 cup of powdered sugar and 3 ounces of cream cheese. It should look something like this...
Next you'll take your electric mixer and mix all of the ingredients together until it's become smooth or well blended. You'll want to make sure that the powdered sugar and peanut butter is completely blended leaving no lumps. Once you have it blended you can take a spoon and scrape the sides. The mix will be thick even after it's blended.
I use a pre-made, store bought crust. Remove the plastic lid and place the crust near your mixing bowl. You'll want to take your pie mix and pour it into the center of your crust.
Use your spoon and fill the crust from the center outward. Gently smooth the pie mix outward. If you push too hard or pull upward the crust will stay attached to the mix and come up from the container. Make sure to get the mix evenly around the crust and along the edging.
Pay close attention to the pattern you make with your spoon when smoothing the mix into the crust. You can do a swirl or zig zag or a circle. It's really up to you. Just be mindful because once you've got your pie mix into the crust you'll need to chill it in the refrigerator and your design will chill in place.
Once you've finished filling up your crust, attach the plastic lid back to the pie and place in the refrigerator. Leave your pie in there for a minimum of two hours before serving. The pie is much easier to cut and better to serve if left in the fridge for four hours. Serves 6-12 slices depending on cut size. I recommend smaller sizes because the pie is very rich.