My husband doesn’t really like dessert.
It was almost a deal breaker for me. It was hard to imagine marrying a man that didn’t enjoy sugar as much as I did. See, I like to go on dates where each person orders dessert. That way I can try more things and not feel like a glutton by ordering two desserts just for me! The waiter would ask if we were interested in dessert and…only I would order one. Not fun! I had to make him learn to like dessert and order his own if this relationship was going to last.
I tried and tried to get him to love dessert, but nothing really impressed him. But everyone has a weak spot—and I discovered his is peanut butter pie
. I like to call it his gateway dessert. Once I got him eating peanut butter pie, he started trying other desserts, hence making our meals in restaurants a lot more enjoyable! Here's how to make it.
Start by making the crust. Place the pretzels in the food processor. Blitz until they become fine crumbs. Add sugar and melted butter.
Press the crumbs into mini tart pans. I got mine at a home store, but you can use a regular pie dish if you cannot find the minis. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until they are set and golden brown.
Make the chocolate layer by heating 1/4 cup cream in the microwave until hot, about 40 seconds. Pour over chips and let sit for a few minutes. Whisk until smooth.
Pour the chocolate into the bottom of the crust. Chill until set.
Whip the remaining cream with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Set aside. Add peanut butter, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla to another bowl.
Beat until smooth.
Gently fold the cream into the peanut butter. Start with a small amount of cream to loosen it a bit and add the rest.
Add the peanut butter layer over the chocolate and keep chilled until ready to serve.
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