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Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie With Chocolate Sauce

  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings


  • 1 prepared chocolate cookie crust (9 x 11-inch springform pan)
  • 1/2 cup melted chocolate
  • Pie Filling:
  • 3 pints chocolate, chocolate chip ice cream, softened
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup chopped roasted peanuts
  • 3 pints peanut butter ice cream, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chocolate sauce
  • Several chocolate pieces for garnish
  • Mint sprigs


  • For the pie crust: Brush 1/2 cup of melted chocolate on the prepared pie shell, covering completely. Place under refrigeration and let set. In an electric mixer, whip the 2 cups of whipping cream and the 1/2 cup peanut butter until whipped, set aside. This is a layered dessert. Spoon the chocolate ice cream on top of the chocolate crust, forming the first layer.
  • Next, layer the smooth peanut butter. Sprinkle with the roasted peanuts. Spoon the peanut butter ice cream over the peanuts.
  • Finally spread the peanut butter whip cream on top, covering the pie completely. Refrigerate until firm.
  • Spoon the chocolate sauce on the bottom of the plate.
  • Set the 1/16th-inch piece of pie in the center. Garnish with the chocolate pieces , powdered sugar, and mint sprigs.