Peanut Butter "Pie" for One

This is an ambiguous dessert- not a pie, not a mouse, not ice cream, not really anything. But let’s call it pie because once we get the naming out the the way, we can get to the eating.

Now, there is something you need to know about me.  I love peanut butter.  Back when I lived in a dorm my first two years of college, a home cooked dinner for me was saltine crackers spread with peanut butter for the main course and peanut butter on a spoon for my side dish.  (The sad thing is this may have been one of my most balanced meals).  Peanut butter is definitely a staple that all college students should have on hand.

This dessert lets peanut butter shine and is easy to throw together.   Mix a few ingredients in a bowl, freeze, let soften a little, then enjoy.  It’s simple and the right size for one person so no worries about having to share.

PEANUT BUTTER “PIE” FOR ONE
Adapted from Hungry Girl
INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 1/2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
2 1/4 teaspoons powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons whipped cream
Graham cracker crumbs, for topping

DIRECTIONS

In a small bowl, cream peanut butter and cream cheese together with a whisk or fork.  Add powdered sugar and milk.  Combine. Fold in whipped cream.

Spoon peanut butter mixture into a small ramekin.  Cover with plastic wrap. Freeze for at least 2 hours.

Remove and let sit at room temperature for 10-20 minutes. Run knife along edge and invert onto a plate.  Garnish with graham cracker crumbs.

Or to have a more pie-like dessert,  put peanut butter mixture into a mini graham cracker crust instead of a ramekin.

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