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If you love chocolate and peanuts, you’ll LOVE this pie!
Chocolate Peanut Pie – this easy to make pie is fudgy and rich, with a little salty note from the dry-roasted peanuts.
This Chocolate Peanut Pie is without a doubt one of the easiest pies you’ll ever make, and one of the most delicious! If using a store-bought frozen pastry crust, you’re already halfway there. One bowl is all you need to mix up this simple and sweet chocolate peanut filling.
I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ll say it again, simple pies are some of the best!
This rustic pie may look a little homely, but I guarantee it’s loaded with charm. It’s made with simple pantry ingredients and good quality chocolate (not chocolate chips). We’ve stuffed a whole 2 1/2 cups of salted, dry-roasted peanuts in this pie too! Check for peanuts in the bulk bins at your local grocery store.
Ingredients needed to make this Chocolate Peanut Pie:
- 9-inch unbaked pie crust
- good quality semi-sweet chocolate (not chocolate chips)
- unsalted butter
- granulated sugar
- corn syrup
How to make this easy Chocolate Peanut Pie:
- First, prepare a single 9-inch pie crust. You can use homemade, refrigerated or frozen. It’s all good!
- Next prepare the filling: In a large microwave safe mixing bowl combine the chopped chocolate and butter. Heat and stir until melted.
Add the sugar, corn syrup, eggs and vanilla. Stir until well blended. Add the peanuts and stir gently until combined.
Pour the filling into the prepared, unbaked crust.
Finally, bake the pie for 50 minutes or until the filling is firm to the touch, 2-inches from the edge.
Once cooled, slice and serve!
We love the contrasting textures in this peanut pie.
The filling is fudgy and just a little gooey and there’s plenty of crunch from the salted peanuts. The top caramelizes into a crispy layer almost like a soft brittle. Oh my goodness, this is one decadent slice of pie!
There’s no need to dress up this Chocolate Peanut Pie with whipped cream or ice cream, but you can if you want. I love a slice just like this, no adornment necessary, and you may or may not even need a fork!
Can you make this pie ahead?
This Chocolate Peanut Pie can be made the day before it’s needed. Store lightly covered at room temperature. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for a few days at room temperature or refrigerated for longer storage.
Take this Chocolate Peanut Pie to your next holiday gathering and be the hit of the party! Who can resist this perfect pie combo?
Don’t forget to try our Perfect Pie Crust in 3-easy steps. It’s absolutely perfect with this fantastic fudgy filling.
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Chocolate Peanut Pie
- 1 single, unbaked pastry crust (see link in notes for our best crust recipe)
- 4 ounces good quality semi-sweet chocolate chopped (not chocolate chips)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups salted, dry-roasted peanuts
- Prepare a single pastry crust and place in a 9-inch pie plate. Crimp and refrigerate until needed or if using frozen, follow package directions.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a large microwave safe mixing bowl, combine the chopped chocolate and butter. Heat on HIGH for 1 then stir. Repeat with 30-second intervals stirring after each, until the butter is melted. Stir until all the chocolate is melted.
- Add the granulated sugar, corn syrup, eggs and vanilla. Stir until well blended. Add the peanuts and stir gently until well blended. Pour the filling into the prepared, unbaked crust.
- Bake the pie for 50 minutes or until the filling is firm to the touch, 2-inches from the edge. Cool on a wire rack.
Here are a few more of our favorite peanut and chocolate desserts you might like to try:
Peanut Butter Chocolate Meltaway Cookies – for the chocolate and peanut butter lover in your life! These light little bite-sized cookies are not too sweet and get a nice salty bite from the crushed roasted peanuts. ClickHEREto get the recipe for these cookies.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Revel Bars ~ delicious cookie bars loaded with oats and peanut butter mixed together into a tasty crust, layered with silky smooth fudgy chocolate, then topped with more crumbled crust. They are easy to make, travel well and taste delicious! Great for big gatherings, back to school lunches or snacks … or just because. Click HERE to get the recipe.
Here are a few more chocolate peanut butter recipes from our best blogging friends! What a great idea – Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies from Aubrey at Real Housemoms. Talk about decadent! Check out this Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Icebox Cake from Lindsay at Life Love and Sugar. And finally, I cannot wait to try these beautiful Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes from Joanne at Fifteen Spatulas!