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Recipes from Hershey Lodge: Hershey Grill Peanut Butter Pie

Create some of your favorite Hershey Lodge dishes, at home!

Hershey Grill Peanut Butter Pie

This recipe has seen many variations in presentation throughout the years but it remains one of those desserts that could never be taken off the Hershey Grill menu. This recipe is best suitable to make at home and you can substitute a pre-made chocolate cookie crust if needed. Top with additional chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to take it to the next level!

Chocolate Pie Crust (can be made a day in advance)

1 ½ c. chocolate wafer crumbs
¼ c. sugar
½ stick unsalted butter, melted

In a mixing bowl or food processor, combine wafer crumbs and sugar and blend to combine. With the machine running, stir in butter and toss or spin to combine evenly. Press the crumb mixture into a nine-inch pie pan. Cool, covered in the refrigerator, for at least an hour or overnight.


Peanut Butter Mousse Filling

1 lb. cream cheese, softened at room temperature
2 c. peanut butter
1 ¾ c. sugar
1 c. heavy whipping cream

With a mixer with a paddle attachment (or hand mixer), whip cream cheese, sugar and peanut butter until creamy and fluffy. In a separate mixing bowl set in ice, whip heavy cream to stiff peaks. Gently fold whipped cream in a lifting motion into cream cheese mixture until just combined. Do not overmix.


Chocolate Ganache Topping

2/3 c. heavy whipping cream
1/3 c. sugar
3 oz. dark chocolate chips
½ c. butter
1 t. vanilla 

Combine cream and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove pan from heat and add chocolate chips and butter continue stirring until the chocolate is fully melted and the butter is emulsified into the sauce. Mix in vanilla and stir to combine. Cool slightly until thickened. Do not cool completely as you will not be able to drizzle once cold.


To Finish

Remove pie crust from the refrigerator and fill crust with the peanut butter mousse. 

Drizzle the warm chocolate ganache with a spoon in a zig-zag pattern (or however you wish). Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.


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