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Brownie Bottom Peanut Butter Pie

Brownie Bottom Peanut Butter Pie

This Brownie Bottom Peanut Butter Pie is no ordinary peanut butter pie recipe! It features a thick, fudgy layer of peanut butter-laced brownies, topped with a mountain of creamy, rich, mousse-y peanut butter pie filling. My Brownie Bottom Peanut Butter Pie is next-level for my chocolate + peanut butter lovers'!

Course Pie
Keyword brownie bottom peanut butter pie, peanut butter brownie pie, peanut butter pie, peanut butter pie recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Sarah

Ingredients

For brownie layer:

  • 1 9-inch prepared refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 standard-size box brownie mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips

For peanut butter layer:

  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip or whipped topping thawed
  • 3 - 4 tbsp. chocolate jimmies, chocolate chips or peanut butter chips, brownie crumbs for garnish

Instructions

For brownie layer:

  1. Arrange pie crust in a 9-inch deep dish pie plate, and crimp or scallop the edges.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine brownie mix, oil, water, vanilla, egg, and peanut butter chips, stirring until mixed.

  3. If desired, set aside 2 tbsp. brownie batter to bake separately if you'd like to have brownie crumbs for garnish on the pie. We'll come back to that.

  4. Press the brownie batter evenly into the pie crust.

  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until edges and top look crackled, and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

  6. Remove from oven to a wire rack to cool completely.

  7. If you chose to set aside 2 tbsp. brownie batter, flatten it into a small disk on a greased cookie sheet, and bake for 7-8 minutes, or until it appears set.

  8. Remove from oven to a wire rack to cool completely. Break into crumbs.

  9. Meanwhile, prepare peanut butter filling.

For peanut butter layer:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and half the whipped topping (eyeball it), beating until smooth.

  2. Fold in remaining whipped topping.

  3. Spread evenly over brownie layer in the pie crust.

  4. Sprinkle with chocolate jimmies, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and brownie crumbs for garnish, if desired.

  5. Chill in the refrigerator until firm. Cut and serve.

  6. Store covered in the refrigerator for about a week.