Friends come. Most go. Some stay. Few stay through it all. Through heartache, fights, distance, late night consoling, weddings, birth, death, and everything else. For those people, there should be a word more meaningful than friends. I’m very fortunate to have one of those friends. We met in college, became roommates, and have stayed great friends since. For fear of jinxing anything by calling her my best friend, I just call her – well, I call her whatever I can think of. I’m obviously on the better side of this friendship deal.
Seeing each other through all of life’s ups and downs, we make it a point to keep in touch. Luckily we live about 30 minutes apart and meet up once a month. What started as a girls’ night out has now become a couples’ night in since the baby. Our girls’ night out was a dinner followed by a guilty-pleasure movie. Ninety percent of the time, we’d end up missing the movie because we’d be too busy catching up on life, including but not limited to husbands, family, celebrities, work, and dessert. Always dessert. Despite moving the party indoors, dessert is still mandatory. And, for these type of friends, the no-nonsense, solid friends, you need a dessert of the same caliber.
Some people are meant to be pairs. She is that one. The macaroni to my cheese. The cookies to my milk. The chocolate to my peanut butter.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
barely adapted from The Pioneer Woman
- 26 Oreos, divided
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
- 1 and 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 (8 oz) package Cool Whip, thawed
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Make the crust: In a food processor, process 25 Oreos until they become fine crumbs. Pour melted butter over the crumbs and stir to moisten and combine. Press into a pie pan and bake for 5-7 minutes until the crust has set. Remove the pie from the oven and allow it to cool completely.
- Make the filling: In an electric stand mixer, cream the cream cheese. Add the peanut butter and beat with the cream cheese until incorporated. Slowly add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add the Cool Whip and mix until well combined, scraping down the sides as needed.
- Pour the filling into the cooled crust. Spread to even out the filling.
- Loosely crumble the one remaining Oreo and sprinkle over the pie for decoration.
- Cover and freeze for at least 2 hours to set.