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Everyone Loves Pie {Week 41}

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 :: 

Everyone Loves Pie {week 18}

This pie is going places.

It’s a peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookie pie, and it’s currently on it’s way to Brooklyn, New York to the awesome folks at the Etsy headquarters. It is absolutely true that we wouldn’t be doing what we do, or have been able to grow our business to where it is today without Etsy. When we opened up our little shop on the Etsy website several years ago I never dreamed that it would lead us to where we are today. Beth would tell you otherwise – she had this vision all along! I guess she was right. Being able to sell our creations to people all over the world has opened up so many doors for us, allowed us to quit our “real” jobs, and has made the dream of making a living on our art a reality. It’s pretty awesome that Etsy has given that opportunity to anyone and everyone who wants to take it.

Parts of our business have definitely expanded beyond the Etsy world, which we always wanted to happen. We have a booming wholesale business now, and we are doing custom design work for other companies, but Etsy will always be a part of what we do. In the past couple of years we have been honored to be the Etsy Featured Seller, and this past January they featured our story in the Quit Your Day Job section of the website. They have reached out to us for suggestions on improving the ins and outs of the site, which we thought was great. Not too long ago, Beth had a nice little phone conversation with the CEO of the company about our experience as an Etsy seller. And, just this past week, they featured our Best Mom card on the front page as the link to a whole selection of Mother’s day gift ideas. All of these little things have added to the wind in our sails, and we couldn’t be more grateful.

So, to all you guys and gals at Etsy, thanks for all that you do, keep up the great work, and enjoy the pie!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pie

Ingredients:

1 single pie crust
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup dark corn syrup
1/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup shredded coconut
2 Tbs flour
1/4 cup peanut butter chips
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tsp. vanilla
 

Directions:

 
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Roll out the pie crust and fit it to a 9 inch pie plate. In a mixing bowl combine the eggs, sugar, corn syrup, and butter with an electric mixer, for about 30 seconds. Stir in the oats, coconut, flour, pecans, vanilla, peanut butter chips, and chocolate chips and mix well. Pour the filling into the pie crust. Bake on the center rack for 25 minutes at 375 degrees, and then rotate the pie 180 degrees and reduce the head to 350. Continue baking for another 20 to 25 minutes, until the center is set. Give the pie a nudge to check – the filling should not move in waves. Cool thoroughly before slicing.
 
:: Carrie ::