Throwback: No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

My Daughter and I- No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

We just made this delicious recipe again, this time for Travis’ birthday! It’s become one of our absolute favorites- definitely worth a try!

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Is it Monday already? The weekend just flew by didn’t it? We had a good one, what about you? Our fun started on Friday when Jordan and I headed to San Diego for the day to tour a college and then spend the rest of the afternoon and evening in Little Italy. So fun. Between parties, BBQ’s, and beer tours; we were on the go the rest of the weekend.

I made this pie the other day to take to Bible study and it was so good. Creamy, rich and very easy. I got the recipe from Allrecipes and I made a few minor changes.

My Daughter and I- No Bake Peanut Butter Pie 2

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

1 (9 inch) prepared Oreo Cookie crust

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

8 ounces of additional whipped topping, if desired

15 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped

 

Mix the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and peanut butter together until smooth. Fold in the whipped topping.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared crust.

Place the optional whipped topping over the top of the peanut butter mixture and garnish with the peanut butter cups.

Chill for at least 2 hours or overnight before serving.

Cindy

Mini Banana Cream Pies

My Daughter and I- Mini Banana Cream Pies

Quite a while back, we posted our famous Faux Banana Cream Pie and it’s still one of our all-time favorites. It’s the perfect combination of easy and totally delicious. Not only is it a favorite in our family, it’s also one of our more requested desserts for bringing to potlucks and events.

We had a friend’s bridal shower a few weekends ago, and the hostess asked us to make banana cream pie. For a fun twist, we decided to make them single serving, displayed in little mason jars. Even though serving the dessert in jars made prep a bit more time-consuming, the end result was so fun! It was such a cute and perfect for the bridal shower.

My Daughter and I- Mini Banana Cream Pies 1

Mini Banana Cream Pies

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 1 1/2 packages, crushed in food processor)
2 T sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
3 bananas, sliced
1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened (I use low fat)
2 packages instant vanilla pudding, 4 serving size
3 1/2 cups milk ( I use 1%)
1 8 ounce tub Cool Whip, thawed

Melt butter, and mix with the crushed graham crackers and sugar. Mix well, and then press into the bottom of the mason jars. I used a cookie scoop to measure and press the crust down into the jars. Arrange sliced bananas on top of crust. Beat cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth, gradually beat in milk and pudding mixes. Beat until well blended – but don’t worry if you see some cream cheese globs, it’s fine. Spread pudding mixture over the banana slices. Spread Cool Whip over pudding. Refrigerate 3 hours or until ready to serve. It’s good the next day, but after a couple days the bananas start getting sort of funky, so eat it for breakfast!

Cindy & Jordan 

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

My Daughter and I- No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Is it Monday already? The weekend just flew by didn’t it? We had a good one, what about you? Our fun started on Friday when Jordan and I headed to San Diego for the day to tour a college and then spend the rest of the afternoon and evening in Little Italy. So fun. Between parties, BBQ’s, and beer tours; we were on the go the rest of the weekend.

I made this pie the other day to take to Bible study and it was so good. Creamy, rich and very easy. I got the recipe from Allrecipes and I made a few minor changes.

My Daughter and I- No Bake Peanut Butter Pie 2

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

1 (9 inch) prepared Oreo Cookie crust

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

8 ounces of additional whipped topping, if desired

15 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped

 

Mix the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and peanut butter together until smooth. Fold in the whipped topping.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared crust.

Place the optional whipped topping over the top of the peanut butter mixture and garnish with the peanut butter cups.

Chill for at least 2 hours or overnight before serving.

Cindy

National Eclair Day

eclair cake 1 - My Daughter and I

Happy Friday! Sorry for the lack of blog posts all this week- things have been kind of crazy around here. Last weekend we went to the river (the Colorado river) for some jet-skiing, Sea-doo riding, and wake-boarding fun! Oh, and some guacamole eating too 😉 We got home late Monday night and have been really busy since. So, long story short, posting just didn’t happen. Until now that is!

Did you know that there is a National Eclair Day? I didn’t! June must be the month of “National…Days”. June 1st is National Donut Day. June 3rd is Egg Day. June 6th is National Yo-Yo Day. June 20th is National Flip-Flop Day.  June 21st is World Handshake Day. See what I mean? And, of course, June 22nd is National Eclair Day. And I am so excited about it! In honor of this special day, check out this delicious and easy eclair cake recipe.

Eclair Cake 2 - My Daughter and I

 

There’s something about these pictures that absolutely gets to me- they make my mouth water every time I look at them! And I can promise you that the cake is just as delicious as it looks!

Eclair Cake
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • Filling:
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 small packages vanilla instant pudding
  • 3 cup milk
  • 8 oz container cool whip for top
  • chocolate syrup for drizzling on top, optional
  • Strawberry or banana slices to garnish on top, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On low heat in a medium saucepan, melt the butter on low. Add water and bring to a boil. Turn off the burner and add flour, salt, sugar and mix into a softball. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Add eggs one at a time and mix in with a fork until incorporated. Spray a jelly roll pan or a 9×13 inch pan with cooking spray. Spread the mixture out on the pan. If using a 9×13, slightly bring the mixture up on the sides. Bake for 25-30 minutes in the preheated oven. The crust will bubble up and the edges will turn slightly brown. Let it cool until room temperature.
  3. For the filling, In a stand mixer or using beaters mix 1 cup of milk with the cream cheese and mix until creamy. Add pudding mix and the rest of the milk and mix well together until creamy.
  4. Spread over the cooled crust. Spread the cool whip on top of the filling mixture. You can top with fresh strawberry slices or bananas if desired. Drizzle with chocolate syrup if desired.

Cindy & Jordan