Game Day Provisions 101: Chalk Talk Peanut Butter-Chocolate Slab Pie

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Chalk Talk Peanut Butter-Chocolate Slab Pie

Fresh & fun ideas are the name of the game & Chalk Talk Peanut Butter-Chocolate Slab Pie certainly fits the bill. A few x’s & o’s arranged just so over the surface adds undeniable charm while the classic combination of flavors delivers a crowd pleasing taste. If peanut butter desserts are some of your favorite look to Buckeye Footballs & The New Tailgating Peanut Butter Cookie Collection for inspiration. In the meantime, learn how to make this adorable slab pie to serve at your next football party gathering. 

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makes 12 servings

The Basic Fundamentals

The pie is best to serve when tailgating socials are planned at home. Be certain it is well chilled between each step to ensure a beautiful presentation.

1 1/2 {8-oz} packages cream cheese, softened & divided
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup plain yellow cornmeal
1 egg
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream 
6 oz bittersweet chocolate morsels
Optional: Royal Icing

Beat 4 ounces cream cheese & the butter with a stand mixer until smooth. Scrape down the bowl sides with a rubber spatula. Blend in the flour & the cornmeal on Low speed until a dough forms. Cover & chill 1 hour. Reserve 1/4 of the dough. Place in plastic & chill. Roll the remaining dough into a 14 x 10-inch rectangle on a floured surface to a 1/4-inch thickness. Fit the dough into a lightly greased 13 x 9-inch quarter sheet pan. Using a rolling pin, swipe the edges to remove the excess. Gather the scraps, reroll the dough & cut x & o shapes. Place them on a parchment paper lined half sheet pan. Roll the remaining reserved dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut the dough into 6 {6 1/4 x 1/2-inch} strips & 4 {4 3/4 x 1/2-inch} strips. Whisk together the egg & a bit of water in a small bowl. Brush on the pie crust edges. Attach 2 {6 1/4 x 1/2-inch} strips onto the top & bottom of the pastry lengthwise. Attach 2 {4 3/4 x 1/2-inch} strips onto the pastry sides. The shorter strips will just cover the longer strips to form sharp corners. Brush the top of the strips with the egg wash & chill the remaining egg wash. Cut the remaining 2 strips of dough into 1-inch pieces. Place on the pan with the x’s & o’s. Brush the egg wash over the dough & sprinkle with sugar. Chill 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Pierce the bottom of the dough all over with a fork & place on a half sheet pan. Line the filled quarter sheet pan with parchment paper & fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake 12 minutes. Remove the weights & bake an additional 8 to 10 minutes or until cooked throughly. Cool the crust completely, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, bake the pan with the x’s, the o’s & the 1-inch pieces 7 to 8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

Beat the remaining package of cream cheese, the sugar & the vanilla with an electric mixer until light, fluffy & smooth. Add the peanut butter & blend 10 seconds on Low speed, just until incorporated. Beat 3/4 cup whipping cream in a separate bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture. Spread the mixture into the baked crust. Chill 4 hours. 

Microwave the remaining 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons whipping cream & the chocolate in a glass bowl on High power 1 minute, stirring every 15 seconds. Whisk the mixture until completely smooth. Let stand at room temperature 25 minutes. Gently stir the mixture using a rubber spatula & pour it into the baked pastry shell over the peanut butter mixture. Chill 4 hours to 24 hours. Garnish with the x’s, o’s & the baked 1-inch pieces to resemble a diagram play on a chalk board. Prepare & pipe Royal Icing for added details just before serving, if desired, Slice into squares.

The Extra Point

The pie is equally delicious to serve throughout the year for a variety of celebrations. Simply omit the gridiron garnish.

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How To Measure Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a wonderful source of protein boasting approximately 7 grams per 2 tablespoons. It contains good amounts of magnesium, zinc & vitamin B6. Adding just a smidgen to an array of recipes instantly boosts the nutritional value even in a batch of Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles or a Chalk Talk Peanut Butter-Chocolate Slab Pie.

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The Technique

Measuring peanut butter can be sticky business. Use dry measuring cups to capture accurate amounts. Coat the interior with cooking spray, then use a rubber spatula to fill & level evenly by swiping the surface flat.

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