Review of Jell-O No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Dessert Mix
Quick, Easy, and Mouthwateringly Good!
Do you need an easy and delicious dessert for company? Try using Jell-O No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Dessert Mix to make a fantastic pie your guests will think you made from scratch.
Rich, creamy peanut butter filling provides an excellent contrast to the crunchy chocolate crumb crust and dark chocolate topping swirls. This dessert is definitely grown-up enough for the adults, but it's fun for the kids, too. Perfect for my family of five.
Great Dessert for a Time Crunch
I'm always looking for quick desserts that I can have on hand in my cupboard, so I picked this mix up to try. It is cheaper than my homemade version, much faster to make, and tastes just as good.
This mix is going to be a permanent addition to my cupboard for fixing something in a time crunch. Following the directions on the box, you can make this mix as a pan cookie dessert or as individual servings in cupcake cups (mini or regular sized)—but I wanted a fancier dessert, so I made it into a pie. Enjoy a piece of this pie the next time you have chocolate and peanut butter cravings!
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Dessert
- 1 package Jell-O No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Dessert Mix
- 1 1/3 cups milk
- 3 tablespoons margarine or butter, (box says 4 tablespoons, but that was too much)
- Heat up 1 cup of water in the microwave for 2 minutes. Take the water out and put the topping pouch in it and leave it a few minutes until it gets soft.
- Melt margarine or butter in the microwave for 20 seconds. Pour the crust mix in a pie pan and add melted butter. Mix together with a fork and then press into the pan using the back of the fork. Press crumb mixture into the sides first, then do the bottom. (I used 4 tablespoons the first time and it was too soggy, so I added some extra graham cracker crumbs I had on hand. I think 3 tablespoons works better.)
- Put peanut butter mix in a bowl and add milk. Mix with a mixer for 3 minutes. Pour on top of crust and smooth out.
- Remove the topping pouch from the warm water. Instead of mixing it together, as it says in the instructions, open up the top and let the clear liquid pour out. That will make the rest of the chocolate less liquid-like and make it easier to pour out in a swirl pattern (just press on it and go back and forth) over the top.
- Refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve. The box says to refrigerate for 1 hour, but my family wouldn't wait that long! You can also freeze this for a frozen chocolate peanut butter pie.
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|Serving size: 1/8 pie|
|Calories from Fat||135|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 15 g||23%|
|Saturated fat 7 g||35%|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 39 g||13%|
|Sugar 27 g|
|Fiber 2 g||8%|
|Protein 4 g||8%|
|Sodium 330 mg||14%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Peanut Butter Pie Variations
Here are some other ideas for making your peanut butter pie even more delicious:
- Add some crushed peanuts to the top of the pie, or add them into the mix.
- Crush up six Oreo cookies and add them to the peanut butter filling. Decorate the top with large or mini Oreo cookies.
- Use Reese's Peanut Butter cups to decorate the top of the pie. Or to make it especially rich, chop up about 3-4 large peanut butter cups and fold into the peanut butter filling before putting it in the pie pan.
- After putting the filling in the pan, top it with 1-2 cups of Cool Whip topping. Then add the chocolate sauce.
- Put a scattering of mini chocolate chips on top, or use chocolate or caramel Kisses.
- Add caramel sauce along with the chocolate sauce on the top of the pie.