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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Mountain Mud Pie Dessert


Peanut Butter Caramel Mountain Mud Pie By Amy Jensen, P&P Recipe Contributor
THE favorite summer ice-cream dessert!  Let me introduce you to our FAVORITE family ice-cream dessert!  We make this EVERY summer, especially when we have a crowd of cousins coming for dinner.  This Peanut Butter Caramel Mountain Mud Pie has a famous peanut butter caramel layer between smooth, creamy layers of chocolate and vanilla ice-cream plus a yummy brownie bottom.  





This famous peanut butter caramel was actually an ice-cream sundae topping accident!  You see, we like to have our neighbors over to our house each summer for “Sundaes on Sunday”.  We bake several pans of brownies, grab a couple gallons of ice-cream, and invite our neighbors to bring a favorite topping for a cold summer treat.  One such Sunday, I realized I had forgotten to grab extra toppings…just in case…and I had no ingredients to make chocolate sauce!  Yikes!  I did, however, have chunky peanut butter and Karo syrup in my pantry.  So…I thought, “Hmmm, if I stir a bit of corn syrup into some peanut butter, we could call it an ice-cream topping!”  I went for it, hoping for the best!  I tasted my simple concoction and thought it tasted delish….so I put it out on the dessert table and watched as my unsuspecting neighbors piled on their toppings.  By the end of the night friends were scraping the last final sticky bits out of the bottom of the bowl and begging for the recipe!  HA!  I was shocked!  A favorite topping was born.






So, really, our mud pie is just a good ol’ brownie sundae with peanut butter caramel in the middle!  The brownie bottom layer is dark, dense, and chocolaty, chewy bliss!  The ice-cream layers are creamy and rich….the peanut butter caramel is the perfect consistency of cold, smooth, crunchy, caramel heaven! 

Just before serving, drizzle rich chocolate ganache over the top and sprinkle with chopped peanuts.  AAAAAAH!  This will be a favorite at your house!  You’ll want to eat this for dinner…or sneak some for breakfast!  I promise!  ENJOY!  

Love and chocolate, Amy J

Let’s make our mountain:


Peanut Butter Caramel Mountain Mud Pie


Make a box of brownies according to package directions, bake in a greased 8 to 9 inch spring form pan.  Cool completely.



Stir together peanuts, corn syrup, and peanut butter until well combined.





Add extra bits of water as needed to make a soft caramel sauce consistency that can easily be poured.  Set aside.




Get ready to build a mountain!





Scoop ALL chocolate ice cream into a nice layer on top of the brownie layer in the spring form pan. 




Pour peanut butter caramel mixture over chocolate ice-cream.  Spread peanut butter caramel to the edges. 





Scoop ALL vanilla ice-cream and lay on top of peanut butter caramel layer.  Cover with plastic and freeze at least 4 hours….I usually make this a day ahead and freeze overnight.





Just before serving:
Heat up the cream in a glass bowl in the microwave until boiling.  Remove from microwave and stir in chocolate.

Whisk until smooth.  Simple.  Amazing.  Ganache.





To serve:  Drizzle ganache over top, sprinkle with extra peanuts.  Dive into a cold creamy mountain of chocolate, peanut butter heaven!  Enjoy!


Peanut Butter Caramel Mountain Mud Pie

1 favorite box brownie mix

½ cup light corn syrup
¼ cup peanut butter
½ cup chopped roasted peanuts…PLUS extra to sprinkle on top
2 tsp water

½ gallon light vanilla ice-cream
½ gallon light chocolate ice-cream

½ cup semi sweet chocolate, good quality
¼ cup cream, boiling

*Make brownies according to package directions, bake in a greased 8 to 9 inch spring formpan.  Cool completely.

*Stir corn syrup, peanut butter, peanuts and water until well combined.  Add extra bits of water as needed to make a soft caramel sauce consistency that can easily be poured.  Set aside.

*Scoop ALL chocolate ice cream into a nice layer on top of the brownie layer in the spring form pan.  Next, pour peanut butter caramel mixture over chocolate ice-cream and spread to the edges.  Scoop ALL vanilla ice-cream and lay on top of peanut butter caramel layer.  Cover with plastic and freeze at least 4 hours….I usually make this a day ahead and freeze overnight.


JUST BEFORE SERVING:
*Heat up cream in glass bowl in the microwave until boiling.  Remove from microwave and stir in chocolate.  Whisk until smooth.  Drizzle over top of pie, sprinkle with extra peanuts and serve.  TO DIE FOR!

NOTE: You can also make this in a greased AND FLOURED 9X13 pan. 







1 comment:

  1. Hi friends, Lisa here . . . we made this for Sweet Teen's bday and it was DIVINE. One tip, make sure to grease the pan really well when you make your brownies or use parchment paper so it's easier to cute and loosen. Also, be careful cutting this and use a good, warm knife.

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