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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Spider Web Peanut Butter Pie

This recipe will really satisfy any sweet craving this Halloween that the candy just couldn't fill! 


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crusts
  • Chocolate Sauce

  • Beat together cream cheese and confectioners' sugar. Mix in peanut butter and milk. Beat until smooth. Fold in whipped topping.  Spoon into two 9 inch graham cracker pie shells, and carefully pour 3 circles, one right outside the other, on the top of the pie with chocolate sauce.  Next, take a toothpick, insert it into the center about half an inch deep, and draw lines going out to the edge of the pie.  Make these lines all the way around, each time starting from the center and drawing out.  It will create a fun spider web design on the top of your pie! Cover, and freeze until firm.  Cut, serve, and enjoy!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cheesecake Brownie Bites

These rich and delicious little bites of yummy are sure to impress everyone at your next party!  Marbled and beautiful, it's a mixture of a rich cheesecake, yummy brownie, and crunchy graham cracker crust!  Simple to make and decadent to enjoy!

Graham Cracker Crust:
1 stick melted butter
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
(If you'd prefer to not make this, feel free to use the pre-made crusts from the store.  This will simple make this a pie-like dessert instead of bite sized pieces!)

Melt your butter and mix well into graham cracker crumbs.  Pat gently into a greased casserole dish to form a crust.  Bake for about 10 minutes at 350 to make it nice and crunchy.  Let cool

For the brownie part, I used a basic boxed brownie mix.  Follow directions on the package.

2 8 oz packages of softened cream cheese
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

In a clean bowl, cream together cream cheese and sugar.  Once blended very well, beat on high for 2 minutes.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating on high with each one.  Add vanilla.

Now to put it all together....
Pour cheesecake mixture over the graham cracker crust.  Using a spoon, drizzle the brownie mix all over.  DO NOT BLEND.  It should have a lovely marbled effect on top.  Bake at 350 for about 35 minutes, or until it is not jiggly and the top is a nice golden brown.  Remove from the oven, let it cool for as long as you can stand it, slice, and enjoy!