Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Reese's Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pretzel Crust Pie

Reese's Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pretzel Crust Pie

The last time I got together with my friends from the Holiday Food Party Bloggers, we were baking up patriotic treats for the the 4th of July.  I don't know where the past four months have disappeared but I'm excited to be reuniting with them to make Halloween goodies.  Our group always knew we couldn't pass up such a fun, sweets intensive holiday and we've been brainstorming for a while now.

Reese's Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pretzel Crust Pie
For me, Halloween means candy and candy means peanut butter candy.  A little chocolate is good, too!  And since I love all things salty and sweet together, I decided to go all out and make a tart with a sweet and salty pretzel crust and peanut butter and chocolate filling.  Definitely decadent and totally worth it.  I still remember our first taste of it.  I cut a slice, put it on a plate with two forks and Brian and I sat on the couch to taste test it.  There was moaning involved.  We finished the whole thing in a weekend.  We fought over the last piece.  And we will look for any excuse to make it again.  Enjoy!


1 Cup all purpose flour
1 Stick, unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1" pieces
1 Cup crushed pretzels
1/4 Cup sugar
1/4 Cup ice water
1/4 Teaspoon salt

8 oz. Cream cheese, at room temperature
1 Cup peanut butter
1/2 Cup sugar
1 Teaspoon vanilla
1/4 Teaspoon salt
4 oz. Prepared whipped topping (I used Cool Whip)
1/2 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Small package (approx. 1.5 oz.) Reese's Pieces candies

Reese's Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pretzel Crust Pie
To make the crust, combine the butter, flour, pretzels, salt and sugar in a food processor with a steel blade and pulse just until it resembles course crumbs. Slowly pour in the ice water and pulse just until combined and a dough ball forms. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.

When the dough is ready, roll it out, on a well floured surface, to about a 10" circle and place it in a 9" tart pan.  Prick the bottom of the tart a few times with the tines of a fork and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for approximately 45 minutes or until the crust is a light golden brown.  Allow to cool completely.

Make the filling by adding the cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, salt and vanilla to a bowl and mixing until completely combined and smooth.  Fold in the whipped topping and pour the mixture into the cooled tart shell.  Add the chocolate chips to a small bowl and microwave for about a minute until they are completely melted.  Stir and allow to cool slightly.  Pour the cooled chocolate over the peanut butter mixture and swirl using a butter knife.  Chop the candies and sprinkle over the top of the pie.  Makes approximately 8 servings.

Be sure to check out all the other Halloween deliciousness our group has put together

1. Butterfinger Bark from Jen's Favorite Cookies
2. Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cut-Out Cookies from Created by Diane
3. Chocolate Crepes with Pumpkin Butter Filling and Spiced Maple Pecan Syrup from Pineapple and Coconut
4. Vampire Delight Martini from Magnolia Days
5. Pumpkin Spice Kiss Cookie Cups from Chocolate Moosey
6. Rice Krispie Candy Corn from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Halloween Puppy Chow from The Messy Baker
8. Homemade Sour Patch Kids from What Smells So Good
9. Reese's PB&C Pretzel Crust Pie from Hungry Couple
10. Chocolate Pumpkin Layer Cake from Gotta Get Baked
11. Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats from Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
12. Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies from Crumb Blog
13. Pumpkin Pie Fudge from Juanita's Cocina


  1. I've been drooling over your pie since I've seen the previews!!! Gorgeous!

  2. I know you're going to hand deliver a slice of this irresistible tart, right?

  3. I NEEEEEEED THIS!!!!! OMG. Come to Astoria. Bring this pie!

  4. Oh my lawdy, I need this in my life....Wooo!

  5. Anita, this is fabulous from top to bottom! And that crust...gloriously captured in pixels to hold me over until I can run this recipe in the kitchen.

  6. DAMN, Anita. You own that tart like a boss. It's full of everything I love to eat in this world: chocolate, peanut butter, and crust. I can never resist that salty sweet combo! You made me laugh with the description of you and Brian eating this. I'd be moaning and fighting for the last piece too!

  7. This tart is a going to be a beautiful train wreck onto my thighs and hips. I can hardly wait to watch the magic happen <3

  8. DUDE...I'm moving in. Get the couch ready1

  9. I know a great reason to make that tart again, for ME!!!

  10. Beautiful decadent dessert! I can imagine how fluffy this is with the Cool Whip in it. And I can't resist anything chocolate and peanut butter.

  11. Wow... Need to make this... Looks phenomenal

  12. Oh. MY. GOSH!!!! This looks incredible! I could just take a fork to the whole tart. No need to cut :)

  13. I need this in my life - sounds soooooo good!

  14. I am all about the salty sweet combo. Its just SO GOOD!! Now send the pie to me. Thanks

  15. there is nothing not to LOVE about this, pretzel crust is my favorite, did you know that? Did you make this just for me, know I'd offer to do the dishes :)
    and well it have reese's in it too, YUM!

  16. This looks like perfection! So many great things going on with the recipe! :-)

  17. Oh my gosh, how gorgeous is this tart! It's almost too beautiful to eat, but I think I'd still force myself... because, you know... peanut butter. and chocolate. and pretzel. YUM.


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