I made 2 "Retro Peanut Butter" pies for the bingo lunch stand tonight. See, every Saturday night, the Lions Club in our town holds a bingo. And every week, different organizations in town take turns hosting the bingo lunch stand. The organizations are from various places. Our church sometimes has a group from the Sunday School or the Ladies Fellowship, some of the scout organizations take a turn, other churches take turns, there's a Relay for Life team that participates, etc. Most of the food sold at the lunch stand is donated by members of that particular group. Tonight it is the Ladies Fellowship from our church. I just came home from taking my pies there. My mom and 3 other ladies are working the stand. They have a lot of good-looking desserts tonight. Here was my contribution: These are actually really easy to make. I got the recipe from some sort of family magazine I used to subscribe to. It's been in my recipe box for awhile now and since Bruce doesn't like peanut butter, I don't make it much at home, but it is my "go to" recipe for the bingo lunch stand.
For one pie:
1 graham cracker crust
1 8-oz. package cream cheese
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1 8-oz. container whipped cream plus additional for decoration
2 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, frozen
Cream the cream cheese and brown sugar together for 2-3 minutes until well blended. Add peanut butter, vanilla, and milk and blend. Add the whipped cream about 1/3 at a time and blend completely before adding more. When everything is mixed, pour into graham cracker crust. Cut each peanut butter cup into 8 pieces (like a pie). Dollop more whipped cream on top (or use cake decorating tools) to make the pie look "fancy." Place peanut butter cup pieces at random places on pie. Drizzle chocolate syrup over the top. Voila!