Peanut Butter Pie

A bridge playing friend shared this recipe with me back in the late 70s.  It's so easy!  We had first tasted a homemade one at a local restaurant after a game of bridge, then she found a recipe, as whipped topping products were becoming popular at the time for chilled desserts. I always receive "raves" when serving it.

Be creative with decorating the top, as now days I've seen it drizzled with chocolate or caramel or chocolate swirled in, but this was the original version.

Peanut Butter Pie
1 baked pie shell, or graham cracker shell, homemade or from the store
1 pint of whipped topping
1 8 oz. package cream cheese
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar (or Splenda)
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla

Soften cream cheese in a mixing bowl, stir in and blend peanut butter, sugar and vanilla.  Fold in whipped topping until mixture smooth.  Spread into pie shell then refrigerate until set before serving. Decorate with chocolate shavings or sprinkles if desired.

Shell can be made from graham cracker crumbs and butter, or flavored ground cookies such as chocolate, vanilla wafers etc. Serves 6-8
Estimated cost: $5.00 or less

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