Peanut Butter Pie made bite-sized in a chocolate crust are not only delicious, but gorgeous too! These Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Pies with Chocolate Crusts will quickly become a favorite by you and anyone you’re willing toe share them with!

 Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Pies with Chocolate Crust | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

Wow!. It seems as though I’ve been baking up a storm around here lately. From pies to cookies to popcorn – apparently I have a big sweet tooth these days. Anyway, I came up with this idea for mini peanut butter pies late last week and couldn’t get it out of my head. I just had to give it a try as soon as possible.

Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Crust:

I know that I was thinking about making a savory pie for the next recipe in my year of pie series, but when something comes along that involves peanut butter and chocolate, it takes precedence.

 Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Pies with Chocolate Crust | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

Now, I’ve made a lot of recipes here on Inspired by Charm, but I can say with certainty that these Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Pies are officially in my top five. The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is probably my all-time favorite, so it’s not a surprise that I love these so much.

How to Make Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Crust:

 Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Pies with Chocolate Crust | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

 Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Pies with Chocolate Crust | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

I was also super excited to try out this crust recipe. First, it’s made in a food processor. I’ve always wanted to try this approach ever since I saw Ina Garten do it on the Barefoot Contessa. Secondly, it involves chocolate.

 Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Pies with Chocolate Crust | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

I was actually surprised how wonderfully easy this dough came together. Other than paying attention to how much water (or in this case coffee) you are adding, it pretty much mixes itself. I may be convinced that a food processor is the way to go when it comes to making pie dough.

 Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Pies with Chocolate Crust | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

You’ll notice the dough recipe calls for iced coffee. (This is yet another tip I learned from my friend, Ina. [She’s not really my friend, I just like saying that. However, I think we would be friends if we met some day. But then again, I think everyone assumes that.]) I think she made brownies once, or maybe it was chocolate cupcakes, and used coffee instead of plain water. Apparently coffee enhances the chocolate flavor. Now anytime I’m making something with chocolate, I try to incorporate a little coffee flavor. Honestly, it really seems to help. If you’re not a fan of coffee, or don’t have any on hand, I assume plain ice water will work fine in this recipe.

 Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Pies with Chocolate Crust | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

For the filling, I simply followed a standard recipe for peanut butter pie filling. I used a plastic baggie to pipe it into the little shells. (I really need to invest in some proper piping bags and tips at some point.) However, it worked beautifully. I did the same thing for the chocolate drizzle.

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I also added a few chopped peanuts to about half of my bite-sized pies for a little garnish and a little crunch. Depending on your crowd, you can add these or leave them off.

 Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Pies with Chocolate Crust | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

And if these photos haven’t given you enough encouragement, I really must insist you try this recipe. I was able to pass a few of these out to family and friends yesterday afternoon. Everyone gave them rave reviews.

 Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Pies with Chocolate Crust | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

So, without further ado, let me show you how to make them.

And that’s it, friends!

I know it may sound a little complicated, but they come together quickly. And I promise, they are worth the time.

 Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Pies with Chocolate Crust | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

The filling is obviously delicious and, as I mentioned above, I absolutely love this pie crust! It’s flaky, light, and the perfect amount of chocolately goodness.

Plus, the cuteness factor of this bite-sized pies is clearly off the scale. Based on how they look, you know they are going to be dynamite before they even cross your lips. Right?

Want more delicious pie recipes? Try these:

 

 Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Pies with Chocolate Crust | Inspired by Charm #ayearofpie

I hope you enjoyed this recipe and I really hope you are loving A Year of Pie as much as I am. Have a fab day, everyone!

Do you think you’ll give this recipe a try?

Mini Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Crust:

Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Pies with Chocolate Crust

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate crust, peanut butter, pie
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Peanut Butter Pie made bite-sized in a chocolate crust are not only delicious, but gorgeous too! These Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Pies with Chocolate Crusts will quickly become a favorite by you and anyone you're willing toe share them with!

Ingredients

Chocolate Crust:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter - cold
  • 4 tablespoons Crisco - (vegetable shortening)
  • 2 yolks from large eggs
  • 6 - 8 tablespoons iced coffee - ice water will work as well
Peanut Butter Filling:
Chocolate Drizzle:
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon Crisco
  • Chopped peanuts - optional

Instructions

  • In a food processor (you can also do this by hand if needed), combine the flour, cocoa, sugar, and salt on low until blended. Add the butter and Crisco and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbles. Add the egg yolks and iced coffee and process with slow pulses until the dough forms a ball. Start with about 5 tablespoons of iced coffee and add more until the mixture comes together.
  • Press the dough into two flatten discs. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Then, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • On a floured surface, roll out your dough until it is about 1/8 inch thick. Then cut out the dough using a flour shaped cookie cutter. My cookie cutter is 3-inches in diameter petal tip to petal tip. Once your first set of flowers are cut, you can ball up the dough and roll it out again. Repeat until you have used as much of the dough as possible.
  • Gently press the flowers into an ungreased mini muffin pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 -15 minutes.
  • Allow the mini pie shells to cool completely in the pan before removing. This will ensure they keep their shape.
  • While they are cooling, mix up the peanut butter pie filling. Beat the peanut butter with the cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Then add the powdered sugar, beating again until smooth. Add in the Cool Whip and beat the mixture one final time until smooth.
  • Add this filling into a piping bag or large plastic bag. Pipe into your cooled chocolate pie shells.
  • For the drizzle, melt the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwavable bowl (or in a double broiler). Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then transfer to a plastic bag. Snip off a tiny portion of one corner of the bag and drizzle the chocolate onto the filled pie shells. Top with chopped peanut for a garnish.

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  • Barbara O M Wagner at

    Hi Michael! Thank you so much for your quick and kind answer! I’ll probably try by the end of the week, and of course I’ll send you some pics! meanwhile, I’m sending you so sun! xoxo, Barbara

  • Barbarr O M Wagner at

    Hi Michael! Just saw your recipe and I am totally in love! I have to do it! I live a bit far away from you, in Brazil, and measures here are quite a bit different. That’s why i wanted to check on how much exactly is a stick of unsalted butter… 200 g? Please let me know, cause I really want to make these!!! Kisses from the tropics, Barbara.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      The tropics!? I want to come and visit. Our winter here has been horrible!

      So I did a little research. In one pound of butter (4 sticks) there are 453 grams. So, that would make one stick 113.25 grams. Also, one stick of butter = 1/2 cup of butter.

      Hopefully those conversions are helpful! You’ll have to let me know how your Bite-Sized Pies turn out. And please send some sun my way.

      xo Michael

  • SakuraMari at

    These look so wonderful! I’m definitely going to try them soon… and as I was reading the recipe, my brain was screaming at me with all sorts of other flavor combinations… vanilla crust with no-bake cheesecake filling topped with a white chocolate drizzle, a cinnamon crust with a pumpkin pie filling topped with some stabilized whipped cream, a vanilla crust with a lemon filling sprinkled with powdered sugar… Oh my goodness, you might have created a new trend!!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Oh my gosh. I know. I gave them to my friend and she was sating the same thing. Lots of things to try!

      xo Michael

  • Cindy at

    I just wanna say that I Love, Love, Love your posts! From gardening, to desserts, to drinks. Thank You! Hope U Have a Fabulous Valentine’s Day 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Awww! Thank you so much Cindy! V-day isn’t my favorite, but your message sure helps. Haha.

      xo Michael

  • Jessica at

    Can you tell me if you used unsalted butter?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yep, it’s unsalted.

      xo Michael

  • Elysa at

    These look yummy! Your posts lately have been making my mouth water, they all look so delicious. I think I am going to have to pull out my apron and attempt some pies. I have never made a pie before so you have truly been an inspiration. Thanks! Looking forward to more goodies 🙂

  • Holiday Baker Man at

    Fab recipe!

  • Jody at

    Oops, just found my answer in the printable version!

  • Jody at

    These look delicious! Just wondering how many minis the recipe makes? Thanks.

    • Laurie-Ann at

      How many does this recipe make?

  • Jessica at

    Just wondering if the butter that is being used is no salt butter?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yep! Sorry, I can adjust that. 99% of the time I use unsalted butter.

      xo Michael

  • Mercedes at

    I have tips and bags, and I still resort to baggies! 🙂 These look amazing and I might have to get a mini cupcake tin so I can make them for Valentine’s Day

  • TidyMom at

    ok, I’m totally in LOVE with the chocolate crust!! I bet these are out of this world good!

  • Terrie at

    These look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  • Brynne@TheGatheredHome at

    These look oh-so-good! The petal pie crusts seriously bring the cuteness level of these mini pies over the top! Can’t wait to make them! 🙂

  • Kris at

    OMG, yummy!!!!!!!!! Definitely trying this, Michael! Thanks!

  • Arlene at

    Oh hey, me again 🙂 these look delicious, I cannot wait to try them!

    A little side note on the piping bags, the plastic Wilton bags that you can get at any JoAnn’s, Michaels or even Wal-Mart in the cake aisle are the way to go! You can just cut off the tip, drop in whatever piping tip you want to use and fill the bag! It makes clean up SO easy! Seriously, I NEVER get out my “real” piping bags because they are such a pain to clean!

  • dawn@joyfulscribblings at

    Wow! These look amazing. I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. Pinning these!

  • Megan at

    Ooh these look fabulous! I think I need to give these a try. I made your crumb topped cranberry eggnog during the holidays and they were fabulous!
    I love the year of pie!

  • Jeannie at

    These look absolutely delicious and quite decadent. Perfect to make on a snowy winter day.

  • Shobelyn at

    Surely, I will give this a try. With the cream cheese in it, I bet it is delicious.

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