Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Pies

The picture does not capture how awesome these little morsels of goodness they are.  I only ate 1/2 at a time, but they were worth every calorie.
You can find the recipe Here

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Graham Cracker Toffee Crust
5 whole graham crackers
3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons toffee bits
Peanut Butter Pie Filling
1 cup heavy cream
6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup toffee bits
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
Chocolate Ganache
1/4 cup chopped salted peanuts
1 1/2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
mini chocolate chips
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 count muffin tin with muffin/cupcake liners.
2.  Add graham cracker crust ingredients to food processor and blend to a fine crumble. Divide Crust mixture between the 12 liners (about a heaping tablespoon each) and press into the bottom of the liners. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until lightly golden. Set aside.
3.  Add heavy cream to a large mixing bowl and beat with mixer on high until firm peaks form. Set aside.
4. To a separate mixing bowl (or remove heavy cream), using the same beaters, beat peanut butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add the confectioners' sugar, toffee bits, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Beat until smooth (it will be thick). Gently fold the whipped heavy cream into the peanut butter/cream cheese mixture with a spatula until completely blended.
5. Spoon peanut butter pie filling into muffin tins (they will fill to the top). Freeze for at least one hour.
6. Meanwhile, prepare chocolate ganache by adding chocolate and heavy cream to a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for one min. Stir, and then microwave at 30- second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is melted. Stir chocolate until smooth. Let cool to barely warm, stirring occasionally (it will thicken as it cools.). Spoon the chocolate ganache over the peanut butter cups and spread with the back of the spoon (it's okay if some spreads over the edges).
7. To garnish, melt peanut butter and drizzle over mini pies (I add my peanut butter to a ziploc bag and snip the corner), sprinkle with salted peanuts and mini chocolate chips. Freeze for at least 4 hours. Can be may up to 7 days in advance.
8. When ready to serve, serve immediately, as the mini pies soften quickly.

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