Mondays are for Mini Pies

Mondays are hard, but I’ve found a flawless solution to make them a breeze: bribery. Getting out of bed is a lot easier when you bribe yourself with a mini pie for breakfast.

This recipe tastes great for whatever pie size you’d like, but a mini pie is exponentially cuter. Don’t ask me why. It’s a scientific fact. An ordinary pair of gym shoes are not exciting, but a pair of baby gym shoes? Now those are down right adorable. Or a puppy wearing baby gym shoes? I’m melting at the cuteness.

Speaking of cute, my friend at work had an adorable baby and has been sending aww-worthy snapchats from maternity leave. Well, today she’s back! To celebrate I fetched this recipe, because like I said: mini pies make Monday’s better.

So put on your big girl pants, and get yourself through the work day with a few of these peanut butter & chocolate beauties.

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Mini Pies

Ingredients:

1 (14.3 oz) package whole Oreos, about 36 Oreos
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup peanut butter, creamy
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temp
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips or pieces
1/4 cup heavy cream

Directions:

Make the crust: If using a cupcake pan, line pan with foil or paper liners. Finely crush the Oreos in a food processor, blender, or a Ziploc bag. Stir crumbs together with 1/2 cup melted butter until well combined. Press into the bottom and sides of a cupcake pan or pie pan. Freeze crust for 10 minutes until set.

Make the filling: Whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form using your stand mixer or a whisk. Scrape from bowl and set aside.

In a stand mixer or a hand mixer, cream together the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and cream cheese. Once fully combined, add the whipped cream and mix together. Pour filling into the shell, and return to the freezer.

Make the topping: Heat the cream over medium-high heat until it is scalded. Pour it over the chocolate pieces in a heatproof bowl. Allow to sit one minute, then whisk together to form a ganache. Pour the glaze over the mini pies (or pie) and top immediately with crushed Oreos. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to set the ganache before serving.

Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate to store. These beauties will be good for up to one week.

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Published by Alex

Food-loving, adventure-seeking, pun-enthusiast

6 thoughts on “Mondays are for Mini Pies

  1. The Itinerant Introvert – Canada – I'm Kimberley aka the Itinerant Introvert, a traveller, writer and wellness practitioner (aromatherapy, holistic nutrition, fitness). I founded Weal World Travel in 2010 to be a blog, business and way of life. Here, I will share my wellness tips and travel adventures with you. You can also access my wellness services in person and online. Whether an independent traveller, upscale backpacker or someone with an adventurous spirit and keen interest in holistic health and natural healing, welcome to my world where wellness and travel are lifestyles!
    The Itinerant Introvert says:

    What a great idea-Monday mini pies!

  2. Lisa – I’m Lisa, 21, 100% Italian, currently living and working as Digital Marketing Executive in my beloved London but during my spare time I love globetrotting around Europe [and not only, actually]! Travels are just ONE of my hobbies though, I enjoy crafting, eating & cooking healthy food and I love love loooove singing, especially blues and soul music!
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  3. Liz – Owner of deLizious Food Communications. Projects include recipe development, editing, and formatting; food writing and editing; nutrition analysis; public speaking and cooking instruction. Past and present clients: General Mills, Green Giant Fresh, Hormel, Minnesota Beef Council, Minnesota Soybean, Minnesota Pork Producers, Norwood Promotional Products, Pillsbury, Tad Ware, and Weight Watchers Publishing. Mother of two young girls.
    Liz says:

    You have the BEST BLOG EVER!!!! What a clever concept 🙂 These mini-pies look tasty as does everything here. Appreciate you stopping by food for fun (for pie 🙂 ) and am glad you did because it led me here.

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