Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Test Kitchen Tuesday ~ Week 10

If you are a subscriber you may have noticed I dropped the ball last week on test kitchen Tuesday.
Between the excitement of winning a cake contest and the task of creating the largest cake I have ever made, I blanked.
So this week I have to make up for it.
But what do you do when you have a massive amount of cake to bake, your oven is tied up from sun up to sun down and your family wants dessert with dinner ? ( and you have to come up with something for Test Kitchen Tuesday)
A no-bake dessert.
Quick and easy, I can whip it up while my oven chugs along with cake.

I love anything peanut butter and chocolate, in fact if you give me plain chocolate, I will dip it in peanut butter.
This recipe for No Bake Peanut Butter Pie from Key Ingredient caught my eye.

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The only change I made was to use an Oreo crust which I put on my recipe card instead of a chocolate graham cracker crust the original recipe calls for.
I had this whipped up in no time and in the refrigerator.
The key is to not over mix the frozen whipped topping and to refrigerate the full 4 hours.
I left mine in for 6 and it was perfect!

This recipe gets a 

It may not be your restaurant quality peanut butter pie , but when you are in a pinch it makes a wonderful, quick dessert for the family with minimal distraction from my caking.

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