Peanut Butter Chocolate French Silk Pie

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This pie is an alternative to my Chocolate French Silk Pie. If your a fan of salty and sweet this will be up your street. It's totally addictive! My mother and I can devour an entire pie together. The textures are wonderful; crunchy, smooth and crumbly. I love both pies, so I tend to choose which one to make based on what it is following, if the main course is salty then don't do this version. This version goes best after a sweeter main course. Although I happily enjoy a slice with cup to tea too!
What you'll need
Peanut Butter Cream

300 ml Double Cream
1 tbsp Cream Cheese
2 tbsp Peanut Butter

Chocolate Silk Filling

225g Butter (room temperature)
225g Granulated Sugar
175g Dark Chocolate
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
4 Eggs

Pretzel Crust

175g Pretzels
112g Butter
50g Light Brown Sugar

Add ons

100g Dark Chocolate
4 tbsp Peanut Butter
75g Chopped Peanuts
1 tbsp Cocoa Powder


Add Chocolate Filling

  1. Cream the Butter and Sugar until pale and fluffy.
  2. Melt the Chocolate (I use a microwave to do this, at 30sec intervals stirring in-between).
  3. Add the melted Chocolate and Vanilla to the butter cream and mix well.
  4. Add one Egg at a time to the mix, making sure to blend very throughly on medium/fast before adding the next. I allow 5 mins per egg. Time this to be sure.
  5. Pour into the refrigerated crust and cling film (try not to let the cling film touch the top, I did a little here and you can see it takes away the gloss top when you pull it off, which doesn’t matter if you want to cover the top in cream but if you want to allow some to show it won’t be as pretty).
  6. Refridgerate for at least 4 hours.

For the Peanut Cream

  1. Using an electric mixer, blend the Cream Cheese and Peanut Butter till smooth.
  2. Add the Cream little by little beating in-between until totally incorporated.

To decorate

Use the Peanut Cream, chopped Peanuts and Cocoa to decorate the top in anyway you like.  The Cream is strong enough to hold shapes if you want to pipe it, but I like this more relaxed look best.