Easy Peanut Butter Pie

Ingredients

1 baked pie crust (frozen, deep dish, 9 or 10 inch)

1 package of vanilla pudding (4.6 ounce box of Jello cook and serve pudding.)

3 cups milk (I used low fat milk.)

1 cup powdered sugar

½ cup crunchy peanut butter

8 ounces whipped topping (I used fat-free.)

Directions

Make pudding according to package directions – stir pudding mix into 3 cups milk in medium saucepan.  Bring to full boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Pour into a container and cover with plastic wrap directly on surface of pudding.  Chill in refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.

Bake pie crust according to package directions – allow frozen pie crust to defrost in countertop for 15 to 20 minutes.   Prick crust with a fork all over to prevent bubbling of crust while baking.  Bake in 400 degree F for 7 to 9 minutes.  Allow to cool completely.

For crumb mixture - in a bowl, mix together powdered sugar and crunchy peanut butter using a hand mixer until crumbly. 

Place half the crumbs into pie shell. 

Spoon pudding on top of crumbs.

Place remaining crumbs on top of pudding and reserve a little of the crumbs to sprinkle on top.

Spoon whipped topping on top of the crumbs.  Sprinkle reserved crumbs on top.

Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Serves 8.


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