Take-out Tuesday, Peanut Butter Pie in a Jar

My son declared that this might be the best dessert I ever made…

peanut butter pie jar thepaintedapron.com

I don’t know about that but it was extremely easy

DSC_0027

Fun to make, easy to store, and a breeze to serve

DSC_0029

These are perfect for a backyard BBQ or a pot luck supper

DSC_0030

You could make them in disposable cups for picnics

DSC_0031

I used bakery cookies, but any cookie will work

DSC_0035

The fillings are a breeze to make, cream, candy chips and a minute or two in the microwave

DSC_0037

The layers don’t have to be perfect, it’s all going to be mixed around anyway once your spoon starts spooning  😋

peanut butter pie jar 1 thepaintedapron.com

Yes, it’s rich, and yes, it’s sinful, BUT, it’s deceptively small…

peanut butter pie jar 4 thepaintedapron.com

okay, sorta small

peanut butter pie jar 2 thepaintedapron.com

and the Reese’s peanut butter cups are mini…

Peanut Butter Pie in a Jar

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

6 large peanut butter or peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

2 cups butterscotch chips

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

24 mini Reese’s peanut butter cups for garnish, halved or chopped

12  8 oz jars or  glasses

whipped cream

Crumble cookies and put in the bottom of jars.  I used about 1/2 cookie per jar.  Put 1 cup of butterscotch chips in a 2 cup measuring cup.  Add  1/2 cup heavy cream.  Microwave for 1 minute on high.*  Stir.  Return to microwave for 30 seconds.  Stir.  Mixture should be smooth and melted enough to pour.  Pour butterscotch over cookie crumbs in 6 jars.  Repeat the process with remaining butterscotch chips, 1/2 cup cream and remaining jars.  You do not have to clean measuring cup before using again.

Refrigerate jars for 30 minutes

Now melt chocolate chips with remaining 1/2 cup cream.  You can use the same measuring cup the butterscotch was melted in.  Pour melted chocolate over butterscotch layer.  Return to refrigerator for  at least 30 minutes.  Put lids on jars to store longer.

Before serving, remove jars from refrigerator for several hours.  Top with whipped cream and chopped peanut butter cups

*NOTE: Do not cook chocolate or butterscotch chips too long or they will become grainy.  Adjust time according to your own oven or melt chips in a double boiler.

peanut butter pie jar 3 thepaintedapron.com

You could top these with ice cream instead…

peanut butter pie jar 5 thepaintedapron.com

Lots of yummy possibilities!

Oh, BONUS! You can toss these in the freezer for a later date!  Just defrost, then top with whipped cream or ice cream right before serving

for another printable version of Peanut Butter Pie in a Jar click here

_________________________________________

I will be joining the fabulous parties and blogs on my sidebar

 

Comments
17 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Peanut Butter Pie in a Jar”
  1. Emily says:

    I have to say this has to be the best idea for a delicious treat. I want to make this ASAP! I can see the smiles already! I love the way they look, like you spent all day making this yummy dessert.
    Thanks Jenna………..

    Like

  2. This does look delicious! I am making a dessert for my son’s birthday (that is actually today, but I won’t see him until Friday). The dessert calls for the same Reese’s Minis, but I can’t find them. Where did you get yours?

    Like

  3. You had me hooked at Reese’s peanut butter cups! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    xx,
    Sherry

    Like

  4. lulu says:

    If you only knew what a peanut butter freak I am, you’d know how I would like this!!!

    Like

  5. Lynn says:

    Sounds like a yummy treat:@)

    Like

  6. Mary says:

    Jenna, You had me at ‘dessert in a jar’ and the you added peanut butter and chocolate, what’s not to love?!

    Like

  7. Wow Jenna…this is one of my favorite combinations ~ peanut butter and chocolate ~ Happiness in a jar!!!

    Like

  8. Kitty says:

    Oh my Jenna, these little desserts in a jar sound so delish! Wasn’t that a sweet comment from your son? I must make these soon as I love individual serving sizes.

    Like

  9. Julie says:

    Wow Jenna, this looks such an amazing dessert in the mason jar. Thanks for joining and sharing your recipes and projects with us at Cooking & Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy your day and the week.
    Julie xo

    Like

  10. Miz Helen says:

    Oh my goodness Jenna, this will be wonderful, can’t wait to try this jar pie. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    Like

  11. Oh, goodness! This looks and sounds amazing. Sorry for being so late in letting you know that you are one of the features at the Make it Pretty party at The Dedicated House. We are in the final push for getting Little Dedicated ready for school. Anyhoo, here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-147.html Have a great evening! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    Like

  12. JESS44903 says:

    Oh wow…what a neat recipe!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    Like

Trackbacks
Check out what others are saying...
  1. […] The Painted Apron Make it Pretty Monday Tablescape Queen […]

    Like

  2. […] the party; and I’m so glad she did!  Oh, goodness!  Major yum!  Run on over to The Painted Apron to get the scoop. Make it Pretty Monday Tablescape Queen Pretty Debi has 8 Easy Steps for […]

    Like



I would love to hear from you!!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • Follow The Painted Apron on WordPress.com
%d bloggers like this: