This Valentine's Day, making a homemade chocolate and peanut butter dessert is sure to impress. Try the recipe below for a Chocolate Peanut Butter Silk Pie, courtesy of Houston County peanut farmer Gloria Jeffcoat. Find this recipe and more in the Alabama Farmers Federation's Farming Feeds Alabama Cookbook, available online at FarmingFeedsAlabama.com.
1 cup (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy or whipping cream, beaten until stiff
9-inch chocolate cookie-crumb crust, prepared
1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
3 tablespoons brewed coffee
Peanuts, chopped for garnish
1. Beat cream cheese, sugar, peanut butter, butter and vanilla in a large mixer bowl until creamy.
2. Gently fold in half the beaten cream, and then fold in remaining cream until blended. Spread filling in crust; smooth top.
3. To make topping, combine chocolate pieces and coffee in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes; stir until smooth
4. Cool chocolate slightly; pour over top of filling. Refrigerate overnight.
Makes 8 servings.