I have never really explored baking with peanut butter much beyond making cookies. Many people I know are fond of the peanut butter and chocolate combination and I enjoy it somewhat. Every now and then, I will indulge in a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup but it is never my first choice.
I have had my eye on this no-bake Frozen Peanut Butter Pie for a while. I wanted to try it out because I don't have much luck with frozen desserts other than homemade popsicles. Everything comes out really hard and difficult to cut. I think this is just a mental block since I like to bake - of course everything is hard, its frozen! The second reason I wanted to try it was to see how it would turn out using natural peanut butter as opposed to regular Skippy or Kraft.
The actual pie assembly was a cinch. Each component was made and then frozen until it was finished. One thing I would do differently is add one more square of chocolate to the chocolate glaze for better pie coverage. Overall, my family liked the pie. It wasn't too sweet and I didn't add extra sugar to compensate for the natural peanut butter (which was very smooth) and it was still tasty. Just let it warm up at room temperature before cutting to soften it up. Impatient cutting leads to broken crust!
Recipe: Frozen Peanut Butter Pie