Peanut Butter & Chocolate ice cream pie

Peanut butter and chocolate. You can never go wrong with that combination. Ever.

Pie #41 was a peanut butter and chocolate ice cream pie, and it went to my sister-in-law Melissa, for her birthday! Melissa told me a while back, “I like pie…the kinds that are really bad for you.” Well, I’m definitely not claiming that this one is good for you, but it tastes really really good!

I don’t have a real exact recipe for this pie, because I sort of made it up as I went. I went to the grocery store knowing that I wanted to make Melissa an ice cream pie, and I basically just looked around the store for ingredients that I thought would taste good together. I knew that I wanted to make a cookie crust, and fill it up with ice cream, and I ended up going with oreos and peanut butter cup ice cream. But, the best part about making an ice cream pie like this is that the flavor combinations are pretty much unlimited!

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

Ingredients:

1 package of Oreos with peanut butter filling
1/2 gallon carton of Peanut Butter Cup ice cream (the one I used was called “peanut butter panic”)
1/2 stick of butter (or maybe a whole stick? Whatever you think)
1/4 cup of peanut butter
a bunch of cool whip
part of a Hershey’s extra dark chocolate bar
 
Directions:
 
Crush up the oreos. I dumped them into a big ziplock bag and crushed them with my rolling pin. Melt the butter. Mix the oreos and butter together in a mixing bowl. I don’t really know exactly how much butter I used. Just add and mix until the mixture resembles something that you could press into a crust. Press the oreo and butter mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a pie plate, and then put it in the freezer for 15 minutes or so, until becomes firm. 
 
Open the carton of ice cream and let it soften just a little bit. Remove the pie plate from the freezer and scoop the ice cream into the cookie crust and spread it around evenly. Melt the peanut butter in the microwave until it is pourable. Drizzle the peanut butter over the ice cream and place the pie back into the freezer until the peanut butter hardens. 
 
Remove the pie from the freezer and top with a few scoops of cool whip. Or a lot of scoops of cool whip. Whatever you think. It’s your pie. Finally, chop up half of the Hershey’s bar and sprinkle it over the top of the cool whip, because it makes the pie look fancy. And, it tastes good! Put the rest of the chocolate bar in the refrigerator so you can eat it later. That’s definitely what I did!
 
Put the pie back into the freezer until you are ready to serve!
 
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:: Carrie ::