Peanut Butter Pie {for Mikey}

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Peanut Butter Pie – This No Bake Peanut Butter Pie recipe is all peanut butter with a no bake crust!

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This past Sunday a fellow food blogger, Jennie Perillo, host of In Jennie’s Kitchen, lost her husband to a massive heart attack. It was sudden… without a warning.

My heart aches for her and her girls, and words cannot express how sorry I am for their loss. They have been in my prayers every day since the tragedy.

Despite the fact that I, and many others, don’t know her personally, all we wanted to do was help her in any way possible.

But she had only one simple request; make a Peanut Butter Pie for Mikey and share it with your loved ones. She reminded us that tomorrow’s not a guarantee – seize the moment, and don’t wait to say I Love You.

Jennie, may your strength prevail to help you through this difficult time, and may there be comfort in knowing that someone so special was and will always be a part of you. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.

peanut butter pie

peanut butter pie

PEANUT BUTTER PIE
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Prep Time
10 mins
Freezing Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 20 mins
 

Peanut Butter Pie - This No Bake Peanut Butter Pie recipe is all peanut butter with a no bake crust!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 319 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 package 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8- ounces frozen whipped topping thawed
  • 2 9-inch prepared graham cracker crusts
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of your electric mixer cream together the cream cheese and powdered sugar.
  2. Set the mixer to low and add in the peanut butter and milk; mix well.
  3. Fold in the whipped topping.
  4. Spoon into two 9-inch graham cracker pie shells; cover and freeze until firm, about 3 hours.
Recipe Notes

WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 11 

Nutrition Facts
PEANUT BUTTER PIE
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 236mg10%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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44 Responses
  1. Denise @ Creative Kitchen

    This has been such a tragedy and my heart aches for Jennie! I only knew her through Twitter and her blog, but felt a kinship…hers is one of my very favorite blogs.

    I finally bought the ingredients tonight for a peanut butter butterfinger pie that I will make for my hubby tomorrow. I’m a bit late as my brother was in town visiting last week….I just took the time to really enjoy his visit and my family.

    It’s just so, so sad & my heart and prayers are with her and her girls!

  2. Liren

    Kate, this was a beautiful tribute, I can only hope that Jennie feels all the love and the sweetness of the peanut butter pies that she and Mikey have inspired.

  3. Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz

    Good can come out of the worse situations. Jennie now has the most touching amount of support from a community who truly cares about one another and may help her though this horrible time. We know Mikey had good taste to in his sweets 🙂

  4. Elies_Lie

    It’s a hard breaking story kate
    this early month a friend of mine lost his son while he gave birth & she almost lost her life too, sad… but now she getting stronger & can smile again with God strength
    May God confort jennie & her fam
    what I can said is… this is a lovely pai & a lovely person who make this – you
    kind tribute Kate
    Tq for sharing the recipe & story with us 🙂
    & congratz for the top 9 on foodbuzz dear 😉

  5. Priscilla - She's Cookin'

    Beautiful pie and tribute, Kate. I know heart disease intimately… My thoughts and prayers are with Jennie and her family.

  6. Anne@frommysweetheart

    I do not know Jennie. But my heart just aches for her and her family. But somehow…I feel comforted by the support of our community. Beautiful pie and a lovely post.

  7. Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet}

    What a beautiful pie and lovely dedication for Jennie. I know that the food blog community is strong, friendly and supportive. With all the outpour of support, I hope she finds some comfort. You did a great job with your post. 🙂

  8. Kristy

    This pie looks gorgeous! And what a touching tribute. I can’t even imagine facing that kind of a loss. Life is too darn short.

  9. Tori @ The Shiksa in the Kitchen

    I made one on Friday, too. What a wonderful tribute. So amazing to see the food blogging community supporting Jennifer during this difficult time.

  10. myFudo

    heartfelt condolence to Jennie and her family. Mikey was a really nice guy. Making the pie is a beautiful way to pay tribute to him. R.I.P Mikey. Lovely photos.

  11. Jen (A Girl and Her Carrot)

    Such an amazing gesture from you Kate, and heart warming. I had clicked on Jen’s blog and read, then cried. Just another reason to “live in the moment and enjoy every bit of it.” Don’t look behind, don’t look forward, just BE.

  12. Kimmy @ Lighter and Local

    This is a lovely post for Jennie and her girls. I’m loving these posts… reading how everyone puts their own thoughts into it, their own love. It’s truly remarkable how the food community comes out and really comes together in such a time!

  13. Jamie @ Wokintime

    I saw this the other day on Tartelette and clicked over and cried. Her last dance post was heartbreaking. I think I’ll make one of these too.

  14. Val

    What a tragedy. It really does make you realise how much we should savour the here-and-now, live in the present and appreciate all we have, particularly the sweet things in life like your beautiful peanut butter pie.

  15. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

    Beautiful post… So great to see everyone coming together to make peanut butter pie, support Jennie, and celebrate Mikey.

  16. Lisa @ Tarte du Jour

    I’m loving all the peanut butter pies! I’m sure it is giving comfort to Jennie to feel the support of her blogger community. Yours is beautiful and your message warmed my heart.

  17. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    my heart aches for her family. what a beautiful way to commemorate her husband. i saw these pb pies everywhere in the blogworld. and this pb pie looks so yummmmmmmy.

  18. Kim Bee

    This is beautiful Kate. I cannot stop thinking about this. We lost our brother in law Mike last year the same way. I feel so much empathy for Jennie right now. The foodie community sure made a huge show of support. So proud to be part of such an incredible community.

  19. Peggy

    I love seeing all of these peanut butter pies. It’s such a tragedy and I’ve definitely come to tears reading Jenni’s blog the past couple of days. But it’s heartwarming to know that the blogger community is here for it’s members, it truly is amazing.

  20. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time

    Every time I see one of these recipes, I go hug my family. I can’t imagine facing that kind of loss and getting up every day. What a beautiful tribute to what sounds like a man who was a tremendous father and husband.

  21. Amee

    I must admit I had never heard of Peanut Butter Cream Pie till this week and now I must have read a hundred recipes for it. Such lovely photos for such a sad story.

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