Chocolate Truffle Peanut Butter Egg Easter Pie

Disclosure: I received product from HERSHEY’S and a stipend from Global Influence for this post. All opinions remain my own.

chocolate truffle peanut butter egg Easter pieMy family has weird Easter traditions. My grandparents have been wintering in Florida for at least a decade now. Their return is generally sometime in April, which oftentimes means they’re still away when Easter falls. Not wanting them to feel left out, my mom started a new tradition 6 or so years ago: Fake Easter. Or Feaster, for short.

HERSHEY'S Easter CandyFeaster generally falls 1-3 weeks after Easter and is a time when my entire family gathers, welcoming my grandparents home for the summer. When I say entire family, I mean my parents, my siblings, their spouses, their kids, my aunts and uncles, cousins, their kids… Close to 40 of us, all together. It’s a big occasion.

HERSHEY'S Easter Candy

Yup, nearly 40 people gather in my parents’ home for antipasto and ham, mashed taters and green bean casserole, and lots and lots of dessert. My generation is usually in charge of that and we do it justice quite well. Cake, cookies, pies, and rice crispy treats–because Great Grandma always brought them. The feast goes on and on. It is Feaster, after all.

HERSHEY'S Easter Candy

Later comes the Easter egg hunt. When we were kids, our parents were less inventive–on Easter morn, we were greeted with baskets laid out on the hearth, overflowing with goodies. Now, they devise elaborate egg hunts in the yard for the grandkids, with tons and tons of loot. Stuffed animals for the little ones, art supplies for the older ones, and lots and lots of candy. It’s just not Easter without candy.

Chocolate Truffle Peanut Butter Egg Easter PieMy favorite has always been REESE’S peanut butter eggs. Sure, the CADBURY Creme Eggs are pretty awesome, and their hard-shelled cousins are even better. It wouldn’t be Easter without a chocolate bunny in the basket. But give me all the peanut butter eggs and I’ll be a happy girl. THAT is the best flavor combination of all. Just don’t tell my kids that’s where their eggs have gone. As far as they’re concerned, they already ate them and forgot.

Chocolate Truffle Peanut Butter Egg Easter PieWhen I was asked to develop an Easter recipe featuring HERSHEY’S candy, I knew it had to have REESE’S Peanut Butter Eggs. It was only natural! And that’s where Chocolate Truffle Peanut Butter Egg Easter Pie came from. You only need a small slice, it’s just so rich and chocolatey, tempered by lightly-sweetened whipped cream and dreamy peanut butter. This is an awakening on a plate! Amazing!

Chocolate Truffle Peanut Butter Egg Easter PieNeed more ideas for Easter? Check out CelebrateWithHersheys.com for lots of great holiday crafts and recipes! So many cute ideas that it’s hard to choose! (I adore this HERSHEY’S Foil Egg Wreath! Too bad it would melt on my front door…)

And now, the recipe. Because I know you want your chocolate fix! Hoppy Easter! May your day be as sweet as can be!

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Chocolate Truffle Peanut Butter Egg Easter Pie
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A very rich pie that is sure to please anyone with a chocolate craving.
Author: Carrie @ poet in the pantry
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
Ingredients
Crust
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
Filling
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 3 Tablespoons organic corn starch
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
  • 2 ounces bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 4 large cage-free egg yolks, slightly beaten
Topping
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 4 REESE’S Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Get out a 10-inch pie plate and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, microwave the butter for 1 minute, or until melted.
  3. Stir in the graham cracker crumbs with a fork until evenly coated, then press into the bottom and up the sides of the pie plate.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the crust has browned slightly. Set aside to cool.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, corn starch, and salt. Set aside.
  6. In a 3-quart heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the chocolate, milk, and cream for the filling. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly so the chocolate doesn’t burn.
  7. Once the chocolate has melted, whisk in the sugar mixture, continuing to heat until the mixture thickens and looks like pudding.
  8. Remove from heat and slowly add the egg yolks, whisking the whole time to keep the yolks from scrambling.
  9. Transfer filling to crust and spread evenly. Cool in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  10. When ready to serve, using a hand-held electric mixer, whip the topping heavy cream, confectioner’s sugar, vanilla, and salt until light and airy (try not to over-whip–it’ll look really dry if you overdo it).
  11. Scoop whipped cream and spread it over the top of the pie. Sprinkle with chopped REESE’S Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs.
  12. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

 

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    • Mary Happymommy on 14 March, 2014 at 9:06 am
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    My favorite tradition is hunting for Easter eggs with my kids.

    • Mary Happymommy on 14 March, 2014 at 9:09 am
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    I like the Easter basket cupcakes on the Hershey’s site.

    • Bobbie Jo Tenbrink Acker on 14 March, 2014 at 9:14 am
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    My favorite tradition is the family meal and of course my Mom’s coleslaw!! It just isn’t Easter without it

    • Bobbie Jo Tenbrink Acker on 14 March, 2014 at 9:16 am
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    The Reese’s racers look like fun to make.

    1. Those are adorable, aren’t they?!

    • Jeffrey on 14 March, 2014 at 9:57 am
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    I like the Easter Egg hunt. This year my kids might have to use their snow shovels to find the eggs!

    • Jeffrey on 14 March, 2014 at 10:17 am
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    My youngest son would really like the Coconut Marshmallow Nests.

  1. That pie is amazing. I could dive right into that for breakfast!!

  2. I love it! Pinning!

    • Hannah on 14 March, 2014 at 1:33 pm
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    My favorite Easter tradition is going to brunch after mass!

    • Kelly D on 14 March, 2014 at 2:21 pm
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    I Like hosting an Easter egg hunt for my kids and their cousins.

    • Kelly D on 14 March, 2014 at 2:22 pm
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    I like the Coconut Marshmallow Nests recipe.

    • Amanda Sakovitz on 14 March, 2014 at 3:01 pm
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    I like coloring eggs.

    • Amanda Sakovitz on 14 March, 2014 at 3:02 pm
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    I love the Chocolate Macaroon Bars!

  3. I just love eating chocolate eggs during Easter =P

    • rachel on 14 March, 2014 at 3:28 pm
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    We go to church and then brunch after!

  4. The comment about how your parents go crazy with Easter egg hunts for the grandkids cracks me up!

    My favorite Easter tradition is leaving little Easter goodies for my roommates — which these days is just my husband, but used to be a lot more people!

    1. Nice how you get in the spirit and spread the love! 🙂

    • Carolsue on 14 March, 2014 at 6:58 pm
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    My favorite Easter Tradition is decorating eggs with the kids.

    • Carolsue on 14 March, 2014 at 6:58 pm
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    My favorite recipe from Hersheys is the Fudgey Fruit Pizza

    • David on 14 March, 2014 at 8:26 pm
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    My favorite Easter tradition is the Easter egg hunt. I can remember how much fun we had.

    • David on 14 March, 2014 at 8:26 pm
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    My favorite recipe is the peanut butter bunnycakes. Not only are they cute, but the kids would have fun making them.

    • Maggie Wallace on 14 March, 2014 at 9:10 pm
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    My favorite easter tradition is dyeing eggs the night before easter!

    • Maggie Wallace on 14 March, 2014 at 9:10 pm
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    My favorite recipe from the site are the peanut butter bunnycakes! What’s not to love, they are so adorable.

    • Melissa on 14 March, 2014 at 11:23 pm
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    My favorite Easter tradition is brunch with the family after church.

    • Melissa on 14 March, 2014 at 11:25 pm
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    My favorite recipe is the Peanut Butter Bunnycakes

    • Cassandra Eastman on 14 March, 2014 at 11:49 pm
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    My favorite Easter tradition is coloring easter eggs with my children!

    • Cassandra Eastman on 14 March, 2014 at 11:51 pm
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    I’d love to make the Coconut Marshmallow Nest recipe!

    • Betty Grayce Gay on 15 March, 2014 at 1:43 am
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    My favorite thing about Easter was that Mom always dyed some eggs without the shell. They made the potato salad and macaroni salad so festive. They also made a colorful egg salad.

    1. That sounds incredibly festive! How pretty!

    • Betty Grayce Gay on 15 March, 2014 at 1:49 am
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    My favorite recipe is the Peanut Butter chip Banana muffins/ They are terrific.

    • Terry Maigi on 15 March, 2014 at 11:19 am
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    My favorite Easter tradition is every year we have a HUGE Easter Egg Hunt at my parents house! It’s so much fun because even the adults join in!

    1. Ha! The first Easter egg hunt I participated in was when I was an adult with my husband’s family. It is a lot of fun when adults are involved!

    • Terry Maigi on 15 March, 2014 at 11:19 am
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    The Easter Basket Cupcakes are so cute!

    • Julie on 15 March, 2014 at 1:47 pm
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    Hunting for easter eggs and baskets
    thanks jfor the giveaway

    • Julie on 15 March, 2014 at 1:47 pm
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    I like the EAster basket cupcakes

    • Maureen on 15 March, 2014 at 2:22 pm
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    We go to mass and then have a big brunch.

    • Maureen on 15 March, 2014 at 2:23 pm
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    Peanut butter bunnycakes

    • Donna Beebe on 15 March, 2014 at 3:22 pm
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    Easter to me is a risen Lord, hope, grace, new dresses for church, glorious flowers and trees (especially the dogwoods), egg hunts, filled baskets, brunches, family, and Southern gals finally adorned in white.

    1. Lovely traditions. 🙂

    • Donna Beebe on 15 March, 2014 at 3:26 pm
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    I love Hershey’s! Hershey treats fill the baskets and I love making the peanut butter truffle pie!

    • bn100 on 15 March, 2014 at 5:26 pm
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    having a family dinner

    • bn100 on 15 March, 2014 at 5:27 pm
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    Road Rally Egg Hunt

    • Stephanie on 15 March, 2014 at 5:36 pm
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    i love to paint eggs. i also like Coconut Marshmallow Nests

    • Lisa on 15 March, 2014 at 8:28 pm
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    Every year we make jello eggs!

    • Lisa on 15 March, 2014 at 8:44 pm
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    My favorite recipe are the easter basket cupcakes

    • Tammy Hayden on 16 March, 2014 at 12:30 pm
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    My favorite tradition every year is having all my family over for a big Easter egg hunt!!

    • Amy Orvin on 16 March, 2014 at 12:34 pm
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    My favorite Easter tradition is hiding Easter eggs.

    • Amy Orvin on 16 March, 2014 at 12:36 pm
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    My favorite recipe from the Hershey’s site is the Velvety Chocolate Cream Pie

    • Tammy Hayden on 16 March, 2014 at 12:40 pm
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    I would like to make the Sugared Chocolate eggs. The chocolate foil egg wreath is really cute too!!

    • Kelly Wu on 16 March, 2014 at 2:03 pm
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    My favorite Easter tradition is eating an entire bag of Reese’s after spending time with friends.

    1. I can get behind this tradition! Love it!

    • Kelly on 16 March, 2014 at 3:52 pm
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    I started doing an Easter Egg hunt with my son last when he was 2. It will be even more fun this year when he understands a little more and my second son will be old enough to participate.

    • Kelly on 16 March, 2014 at 3:57 pm
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    This pie looks amazing though I’m not one much for really rich chocolaty taste.

    My favorite two Easter candies would be coconut eggs and cadbury creme eggs.

    • Kelly on 16 March, 2014 at 4:03 pm
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    My favorite recipe on the website is Chocolate macaroon bars. They sound really good.

    • Susan Christy on 16 March, 2014 at 10:20 pm
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    Church, brunch & Easter Egg Hunt for the kiddos. I want to make the HERSHEY’S Foil Egg Wreath.

    • natalie yeoman on 16 March, 2014 at 11:21 pm
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    my favorite tradition is coloring easter eggs

    • natalie yeoman on 16 March, 2014 at 11:23 pm
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    my favorite recipe is coconut marshmellow nests

  5. This looks so good. I want to dive right into a (happy, perfectly portioned 😉 ) slice!

    • Valerie Guerrero on 18 March, 2014 at 2:25 pm
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    hiding eggs with my kiddos

    • Valerie Guerrero on 18 March, 2014 at 2:28 pm
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    favorite recipe HERSHEY’S “PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE” Chocolate Cake

  6. My favorite Easter tradition is making an Armenian Easter Bread for our Easter brunch. It makes three loaves and I bake it the day before. So, we always “taste-test” a loaf out of the oven, I mean, we are all about quality control. We try to control ourselves beyond that and save the other two for the next day. It’s not as easy as it sounds!

  7. I LOVE those Kisses Macaroon Cookies! That combination of chocolate and coconut make me swoon!

  8. Oh my…I got so caught up, I forgot to tell you…this pie looks outrageously delicious! Those Reese’s peanut butter cups are one of my favorites too….this pie looks decadent. I’m pinning now because I know my family would go nuts over this for our Easter brunch!

    • Em Ma on 19 March, 2014 at 11:55 am
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    Watching the kids search for the hidden Easter baskets is my favorite tradition

    • Em Ma on 19 March, 2014 at 11:57 am
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    I like the Easter basket cupcake recipe – so cute!

    • Monica Kirkham on 19 March, 2014 at 11:22 pm
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    Easter baskets are my favorite Easter tradition… Little known fact: My mom spoiled my brother and I with the biggest and best Easter baskets that she enjoyed making them for us well into our twenties, until I had 4 kids… then it wasn’t about “ME” anymore… 😉 I love to pass on the tradition, however!

    • Monica Kirkham on 19 March, 2014 at 11:24 pm
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    I love the Easter Bunny Egg racers… I might have to try it. However, my son is allergic to PB, so we’ll have to try out another type of egg… perhaps marshmallow eggs?

    • June Lisle on 20 March, 2014 at 4:12 pm
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    My favorite Easter tradition is reading the Bible with my husband. I also like buying candy the day after Easter for the sales.

    • June Lisle on 20 March, 2014 at 4:15 pm
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    My favorite craft is the HERSHEY’S KISSES Caramel Flowers

  9. Easter is about the only time I buy silly candy like eggs or bunnies. is that a tradition?

  10. I thought the bunny egg racers were cute.

    • Natalie J Vandenberghe on 20 March, 2014 at 9:44 pm
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    I love attending Church as a family, then enjoying a delicious meal together. It’s also lots of fun to see the kids hunt for Easter eggs.

    • Natalie J Vandenberghe on 20 March, 2014 at 9:49 pm
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    I made the Chocolate Almond Macaroon Bars yesterday and they’re delicious!

    1. Ooooh! A trusted source on these–good to know!

    • Marnely Rodriguez-Murray on 20 March, 2014 at 10:29 pm
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    Love going to church with family and then getting together at grandparents house for a big feast!

    • Marnely Rodriguez-Murray on 20 March, 2014 at 10:30 pm
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    Road Rally Egg Hunt

  11. I love doing egg hunts with my kids

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