Peanut Butter Cup-Chocolate Mousse Pie

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Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you're having a good one. Does anyone have any special plans?

I don't have any plans, but I'm not a Valentine's Day hater. I think it's a fun holiday. I even made some special treats for my family and Eric. Cake balls, cookies, chocolate covered strawberries...

I think a lot of people celebrated this weekend. The restaurant I work at was packed on Saturday night; we had over an hour wait all night. I nearly had a heart attack when I was waiting tables. It was very, very stressful and I almost started crying.

I'd much rather have a baking job over a serving job. I would be in heaven.
Maybe someday. Hopefully soon... cause I'm going crazy. Anyway, let's talk dessert.

I have another chocolate dessert for you today. This is one you need to bake soon, or if you can't bake it soon, remember it for the future! Peanut Butter Cup-Chocolate Mousse Pie!

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I have a Twitter miracle to tell you about. Well, okay, I had the idea for this pie, and I wanted the filling to be the chocolate mousse I blogged about the other day mixed with peanut butter. I wanted to make this pie for my dad's birthday.

The problem was I couldn't serve a pie with raw egg in it to my family. I didn't want to give my dad Salmonella poisoning on his birthday.

I knew that pasteurized shell eggs existed, so I looked at every grocery store in the area, but I couldn't find them. I got on Twitter and tweeted to my Springfield followers if they knew where I could find pasteurized shell eggs and no one replied.

So I gave up and decided to bake something else. A few days later, my Twitter egg angel came to my rescue.

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Somebody at Safest Choice give Chantel a raise - she's the social media coordinator for Davidson's Safest Choice Pasteurized Shell Eggs. Somehow she found my tweet about not being able to find Safe Eggs, and offered to send me some because they were fans of my blog.

Thank you Chantel and Safest Choice! I'm looking forward to when we get our Hyvee grocery store in Springfield in the next year, because I hear they sell Safe Eggs!


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A little Safe Egg information for ya!

-Where to find Safest Choice Pasteurized Shell Eggs
-How eggs are pasteurized
-Raw egg danger
-Why to make the Safest Choice


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P tattoo. Maybe I'll get one of these one day when I'm going through a midlife crisis.

I felt good about making the pie now that I had pasteurized shell eggs and went ahead with it.

First I combined Oreo cookie crumbs and melted butter to form a crust. Then I made chocolate mousse with melted chocolate, whipped eggs, whipped cream, and chunky peanut butter (creamy would work too).

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I topped the pie with whipped cream and chopped peanut butter cups.

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It was the pie of my dreams. It was SO good! But oh-so-rich - I could barely finish a slice, and that's never the case with me and desserts.

This would be in the top ten pies I've ever made.

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Peanut Butter Cup-Chocolate Mousse Pie

15 Oreos, finely ground
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream, divided use
2 Davidson's Safest Choice Pasteurized Shell Eggs
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided use
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons granulated sugar
6 Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, coarsely chopped

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together cookie crumbs and butter until well combined; pat into bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish. Bake for 10 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on high speed, beat 1/2 cup cream until stiff peaks form - about 2 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on high speed, beat egg whites (reserving egg yolks) and cream of tartar until very foamy - about 3 minutes. Beat in yolks, melted chocolate, peanut butter, 3/4 teaspoon vanilla and salt until well combined. Beat in whipped cream until combined. Place peanut butter-chocolate mousse into pie shell.

In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on high speed, beat remaining 3/4 cup cream, remaining 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and sugar together until stiff peaks form - about 2 minutes. Spread whipped cream over pie. Sprinkle with chocolate peanut butter cups. Chill pie for at least 1 hour before serving.

Makes 9 servings


31 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh this looks divine! And I didn't know about Safest Choice!! Thanks for the new info!

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  2. That's so sweet of them to come to your egg-rescue. Because, really, salmonella does not a Happy Birthday make...

    What a delicious-looking pie. I am making chocolate mint cookies per the request of my hubby. We're not big on Valentine's Day stuff, we stayed in, had a nice meal at home, and relaxed in our PJs. I remember waitressing Mother's Day Brunch where I worked - ugh. I can only imagine Valentine's Day. Whew.

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  3. Dang girl! You knocked it out of the park with this one. Can you take that slice for yourself and give me the rest?

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  4. So what happened to the oreo cookie middles? I would probably eat them. I love the idea of this pie. I myself am not afraid of raw eggs. Too many years of eatingg raw dough and batter hehe.

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  5. yay i'm so glad i read this post! my roommates are always buying 'P' eggs and i have no idea why they have that tattoo and now i know! yay!

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  6. Oh my that looks delicious. I'm sure you and Eric will be enjoying it happily together.

    I guess no one likes V-day on a Monday? I had to celebrate over the weekend by default because tonight is dance class night. We chose a local restaurant. It wasn't crowded (I guess it's not the most Valentiney place in town) but there was some crazy old lady in there who wouldn't stop complaining. She made everyone in the restaurant miserable.

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  7. Mmmh chocolate mousse in pie form... looks great!

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  8. Wow this looks stunningly amazing! Delicious!!

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  9. Yum! Kinda like French Silk Pie but hopped up with peanut butter!
    I never could find P eggs in Kansas and can't here in Utah either. Guess I just need to ask in the right places and some free ones will show up.
    I miss HyVee and Dillons here in Utah.

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  10. Yay for safe eggs! I need to be on the lookout for those because with all the batter I eat...I'm bound to get salmonella sooner rather than later.

    My birthday is coming up and I think I need to bake this for myself. Yes. Definitely.

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  11. happy valentine's day! do you deliver?? Just kidding! Hope you and eric-cakes are doing well. Wait, am i allowed to call him that too? perhaps not. :) wishing you guys well! and thank you for the deliciousness you never fail to provide.

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  12. That is a perfect valentine's day dessert!!

    If I wasn't doing a vegan challenge this week, I would be making that tonight!

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  13. This looks like a perfect indulgent treat! I love the mousse cloud-like texture.

    Ps. I totally agree - baking over serving would be fun.

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  14. Looks gorgeous and so rich and decadent. Perfect for Valentines. Yum yum

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  15. Hope you had a fun VDay! This pie sounds amazing and super-rich in the best of ways :)

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  16. This looks fantastic! The boyfriend and I are celebrating this weekend because we're unconventional aka we're too busy with school, and I've been looking for a dessert to make- I think this is the winner

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  17. Seeing as peanut butter & chocolate are two of my closest friends - especially when paired together - I know I could face-plant myself into this pie and be completely happy :). Well done!

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  18. Wow, that looks tasty...can't go wrong with pb cups.

    Since I recently discovered your blog (which cracks me up, btw!) I decided I needed to go back and read EVERY entry. I finally finished in about a week...and all while I was at work! Impressive, no? Hopefully no one here at work knows what I was doing ;)

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  19. I made a peanut Butter Cup Cake last year and it was divine. Now I need to make this pie!

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  20. ahhh this looks amazing. must make it soon :)

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  21. Thanks everyone!

    Sherry, they're in the crust!

    Rachel, that old lady sounds awful.

    t, of course!

    Amy! Wow, I'm flattered! I wish I was more entertaining. :(

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  22. I can't imagine waiting tables--I'd be horrible. Especially when it would get super busy!! eek. But I'm sure you do great! Love the sounds of this pie too--anything with peanut butter is a "yes" in my book :-)

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  23. Those chocolates look divine! I've never seen them before.
    Orange dress, you can make it work.

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  24. nice find! thank the god above everything worked out like that--this pie is phenomenal!

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  25. YUM! I made this over the weekend... it was Amazing!

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  26. Moon and Linda, so glad you liked it! That makes me happy!

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  27. I don't know how you know exactly what is the essence of deliciousness....oh my jeeez I want some of that pie!

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