Did you hear that today is a national holiday? It is Peanut Butter Lovers Day!! If you said no, then you weren't the only person in the world who didn't know. I wasn't aware of this amazing holiday until this morning.
I am a huge fan of peanut butter so I thought it was only fitting that I celebrated by making something peanut buttery. I hope you enjoy my creation.
Sinful Peanut Butter Pie Bars
1 C. Creamy Peanut Butter
1 pkg. (8oz) Cream Cheese
1 C. Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 (14oz) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 (8oz) container of whipped topping
1 1/2 C. Crushed gluten free cookie or cereal crumbs
6 T. Butter or Margarine, melted
1/3 C. Sugar
To make the crust, combine the crushed cookies, margarine, and sugar. Mix well. Smoosh into a pie plate or a 9x9 or 7x11 baking dish. Bake at 375 deg. for 15 minutes. Allow to cool before filling. While the crust cools, prepare the peanut butter filling. (you wouldn't HAVE to bake the crust, I just like it better baked a little)
In a bowl combine the peanut butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. Add in powdered sugar and mix until combined. Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla and mix until light and fluffy. Using a spatula fold the whipped topping into the peanut butter mixture. Fold until combined but be careful not to loose the fluffyness of the whipped topping.
Spread the peanut butter topping over the crust. Garnish with chocolate shavings if you wish. Cut and serve. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.
I didn't have enough cookies, so I used some peanut butter and chocolate cereal as well for the crust.
Oh I'm so sorry bunnies.......you are going to a good cause though.
Combine the crust ingredients and smoosh into a pan.
While the crust is cooling, prepare the filling.
Mix the cream cheese and Peanut Butter, followed by the powdered sugar.
Next add the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla.
Fold the whipped topping into the creamy peanut butter mixture.
Spread the creamy filling over the cooled crust.
Garnish with some chocolate shavings to make it look pretty.
Cut into squares and serve.
These can also be made in small glass cups or mini mason jars.
I hope you enjoyed my recipe to celebrate Peanut Butter Lovers Day. This dessert is so yummy, but is also SO rich, so be sure to share with your loved ones. Happy Peanut Butter Lovers Day to you and yours! ha