As it would happen, my church's annual Labor Day weekend picnic was coming up which included a pie baking contest. So with my confidence soaring, I made one and entered it in. Little did I know that the best pie bakers in the world would attend my church picnic last weekend. There were about 16 pies if I remember right and only three winners. Mine wasn't one of them. My husband swears that it was because one of the judges is a Penn State fan but I can't prove that. I could take this defeat to heart and let the devil win but I know just how good this thing is...and the caliber of pies submitted into the contest. So with that being said, prepare yourself for the most unbelievable thing to hit your taste buds in a long, long time...the non-awarding winning...Buckeye Pie.
chocolate graham cracker pie crust
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1 c. peanut butter
1 1/3 c. confectioners sugar
3/4 marshmallow cream
1 c. chocolate chips
Melt 1/2 c. chocolate chips in microwave or double boiler then spread in the bottom of the pie crust. Set aside.
Add peanut butter, confectioners sugar and marshmallow cream to a medium bowl.
Mix until well blended as shown below.
Pour mixture into pie crust and spread evenly with a spatula.
I tried to make it a little bit rounded to better resemble a buckeye. If you want a more obvious buckeye shape you could always make a double batch of the filling and round out the pie as high as you'd like.
Tatiana insisted on smelling the peanut buttery goodness...
Next, place a lightweight cup in the center of the pie. Melt 1 cup chocolate chips then pour onto the peanut butter filling.
Spread with a spoon or spatula to cover the surface evenly. Be sure to move quickly as the chocolate will begin to harden.
Carefully remove the cup to reveal the peanut butter filling.
And now for the moment of truth...
Smooth out any mistakes. (Yes, I do make them occasionally.)
Stick it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to chill. It's soooo much better if you can make this the day before and let it chill overnight.
Alas! Buckeye Pie! Enjoy.
This recipe is part of the Holiday Sweet Swap over at Pressed Down Shaken Together!