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This M&M’s Cookie Crusted Peanut Butter Pie is the perfect dessert for entertaining your family and friends.  Loads of beautiful chocolate curls with colorful M&M’s throughout.
M&M Cookie Crusted Peanut Butter Pie

It’s always so much fun partnering with M&M’s to create delicious recipes for their new Pinterest page.  I sure love adding M&M’s to my recipes for hints of colorful chocolate in every bite.  Takes me back to my childhood when I’d help my grandma bake in her kitchen.  So many great memories baking with M&M’s.

M&M’s recently launched their new Pinterest Page, be sure to check it out HERE to get some yummy baking inspiration!

Can’t wait for you to try this show stopping pie.  Your guests are going to be so happy!

Hope you enjoy!

M&M Cookie Crusted Peanut Butter Pie

Start the cookie crust by creaming your butter and sugars.

M&M Cookie Crusted Peanut Butter Pie

Add your egg and vanilla next.

M&M Cookie Crusted Peanut Butter Pie

Time for your dry ingredients.

M&M Cookie Crusted Peanut Butter Pie

Time for some M&M’s!  I used the classic Milk chocolate ones for my cookie crust.

M&M Cookie Crusted Peanut Butter Pie

Gently stir them into your dough.

M&M Cookie Crusted Peanut Butter Pie

Place your dough into a lightly greased pie plate.

M&M Cookie Crusted Peanut Butter Pie

Press dough evenly up sides and bottom like so.  Bake for about 35-40 minutes until baked through.  Let cool completely.

M&M Cookie Crusted Peanut Butter Pie

To prepare pie filling combine softened cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar and buttermilk until well combined.

M&M Cookie Crusted Peanut Butter Pie

Pour filling into cooled cookie crust.

M&M Cookie Crusted Peanut Butter Pie

 Spread evenly.

M&M Cookie Crusted Peanut Butter Pie

Line edges of filling with M&M’s and top center with chocolate curls.

M&M Cookie Crusted Peanut Butter Pie

Dessert perfection!

M&M Cookie Crusted Peanut Butter Pie

Enjoy!!

M&M Cookie Crusted Peanut Butter Pie

M&M’s Cookie Crusted Peanut Butter Pie

M&M Cookie Crusted Peanut Butter PiePrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 45 min | Total time: 55 min

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups Milk Chocolate M&M’s

Peanut Butter Pie Filling

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray pie dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cream butter and sugars in large mixing bowl. Stir in egg and vanilla. Slowly add flour, pudding mix, baking soda and salt. Mix slightly then stir in M&M’s until well combined. Transfer dough to pie dish and press up sides and bottom. Bake for 40-45 minutes until baked through. As soon as you remove from oven, press center gently with a spoon. Let cool completely.
  3. To prepare peanut butter pie filling stir together the peanut butter, sugar, cream cheese and buttermilk until well combined. Place in center of cookie crust, spreading evenly. Place cream and sugar into stand mixer with stiff peaks form. Sprinkle with additional M&M’s. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

Makes 8 Servings

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with M&M’s. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.


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Appetizers and Sides


This Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip is the perfect crowd pleasing appetizer. Flavor packed Mexican flavors sure to please!
Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new Mexican themed recipes.  I had so much fun developing this fun appetizer with a Mexican spin.

All of my favorite flavors wrapped up into one fabulous hot dip.

Hope you enjoy!

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

Here’s your line up of ingredients.  You’ll need Old El Paso Taco Seasoning and Old El Paso Chopped Green Chilies.

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

Saute your spinach and garlic until wilted.  Remove and drain between paper towels.

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

Place your cream cheese and spinach into a large mixing bowl.

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

Pour in the taco seasoning.

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

Add your diced green chilies.

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

Cheese please!!

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

Give a good mix to combine.

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

Transfer dip to cast iron skillets.

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

Add with more cheese and it’s time to bake!

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

Grab your favorite tortilla chips and dig in!

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach DipPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Old El Paso chopped Green Chilies
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray 2 six inch cast iron skillets or one 12 inch skillet with cooking spray.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add spinach leaves. Cook and stir until wilted. Add garlic, cook and stir for another minute then transfer to paper towels. Press to drain as much water as possible.
  3. Place cream cheese, drained spinach, sour cream, taco seasoning, green chilies, and 1 cup of shredded cheese. Stir to combine and divide evenly between cast iron skillets. Top evenly with additional shredded cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, until cheese is melted. Remove and serve with tortilla chips.

Makes 8 Servings

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Old El Paso.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.


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The Phoenician

The Phoenician Resort Scottsdale Arizona

Jul 15, 2015 | Tags: ,

Sharing our weekend at the Phoenician Resort Scottsdale Arizona. So happy to beat this Arizona heat in their gorgeous pools and restaurants!

With the kids having such a short summer we decided to do a really fun “staycation” at The Phoenician Resort instead of heading to California like the rest of Arizona does :) We walked outside of the resort after checking in to see this beautiful view.  Took my breath away knowing we get to play here for the weekend.  Many people asked if it’s a good place to take the kids.  My answer, yes it is!  So many beautiful pools to choose from.  A fun waterslide and splashed … Continue Reading »

Double Chocolate M and M Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Double Chocolate M&M’s Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Jul 13, 2015 | Tags: , , , ,


These Double Chocolate M&M’s Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches are the perfect sweet treat this summer to keep nice and cool!

It’s always a pleasure partnering with M&M’s to help create some delicious recipes for their new Pinterest page.  It’s no secret that I love adding M&M’s to my recipes for hints of chocolate in every bite.

M&M’s recently launched their new Pinterest Page, be sure to check it out HERE to get some yummy baking inspiration!

These ice cream cookie sandwiches are so much fun to prepare and the whole family loves them.  You can even prepare these ahead of time, wrap … Continue Reading »

The Ultimate Breakfast Turkey Burgers

The Ultimate Breakfast Turkey Burgers

Jun 29, 2015 | Tags: , , , ,


This Ultimate Breakfast Turkey Burgers are packed with all of my favorite ingredients and puts a smile on everyone’s faces!

So excited to partner with Butterball today to bring you this Ultimate burger!  Butterball has so many great products to help make amazing dinners for your family.
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Roasted Broccoli Mandarine Sesame Ginger Salad

Roasted Broccoli Mandarin Sesame Ginger Salad

Jun 24, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , ,

This Roasted Broccoli Mandarin Sesame Ginger Salad is perfect for lunch or dinner and takes no time to prepare! Use your favorite vegetables that need used up in your salad.

It is a pleasure partnering with Newman’s Own today to bring you a new beautiful salad recipe today.

It’s so nice having a fresh colorful salad in the summertime. Cool and refreshing is the way to go!
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Sandestin Florida Vacation

Sandestin Florida Vacation

Jun 7, 2015 | Tags:

So excited to share my Sandestin, Florida Vacation with you! Beautiful crystal blue oceans with the softest white sand I’ve ever felt. Amazing!

Can’t say enough about this gorgeous “girls beach trip” I took last month with some of my best blogging friends.  Sandestin is such a great destination for complete relaxation and fun for everyone.

Our beautiful condo! Photo via Amanda

Left: Shawn, Stephanie, Shelly, Amanda, Me, Sommer, Lauren

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Homemade Party Meatballs with Sweet and Spicy Mustard Cream Sauce

Homemade Party Meatballs with Sweet and Spicy Mustard Cream Sauce

May 20, 2015 | Tags: , ,

My Homemade Party Meatballs with Sweet and Spicy Mustard Cream Sauce are perfect for summer entertaining!

This post was brought to you by the makers of French’s Sweet Yellow Mustard and Spicy Yellow Mustard. I received compensation to write this post through the Sweet and Spicy Influencer Program…all opinions expressed are my own.

Thrilled to share these fun party meatballs with you today!  I’ve partnered with French’s Mustard to bring you a new appetizer that will be the hit of the party.  Flavorful bite size meatballs with a mustard cream sauce that pops with sweet and spicy notes.
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