Peanut Butter Honeycomb Pie

  • Happy 60th birthday to my lovely mother!

    My mom is the most generous person I know.  She’s a woman with too big of a heart,  she’s so full of life, and she has this insane laugh so contagious you can’t help but chuckle a little yourself.  She’s also the most popular member in our family.  Her cell phone has been buzzing like crazy with all the texts and calls she’s been getting since yesterday.  She doesn’t have a Facebook and people still remember it’s her birthday.  She’s that special and important.

    60!  That’s a big deal but she begged for no party.  And oh, how I LOVE throwing parties.  I like picking out the invitations, finding the venue, getting the flowers and decorations ready, doing the guest list and maintaining the rsvp list (It sounds like I’m ready to plan my own wedding, which I am, but give me a couple more years of freedom).

    She also asked for no cake.  And I have to follow her orders, because she is, afterall, the Birthday Queen.  So no cake, but that doesn’t mean I can’t make a pie.  Flipping through the latest issue of Bon Appetit I found this awesome recipe for Peanut Butter Honeycomb Pie.

    My mother LOVES, absolutely loves this Australian chocolate called Violet Crumble, its pretty popular in Hawaii and Asia.  She loves it so much that if she only has one bar left, she’ll nibble on it for days to make it last her longer.  Violet Crumble is some sort of a honeycomb dipped in chocolate so I decided to make the pie.

    It was only after finding the recipe on Bon Appetit’s website, did I realize that each serving is close to 1,000 calories.  Yes, 1,000 calories per slice!  That’s half of the daily intake of calories one should be consuming.  Oh well.  What the heck.  Its her birthday.  It only comes once a year.  I’ll just have to cut myself a very very small slice.

    recipe can be found through this link

    We’ll be singing, blowing out the candles, and eating the pie later tonight after our family’s fancy birthday dinner.  However, I’ve already had a little taste.  Its amazing.  Its rich, its creamy, and its amazingly delicious.  I’m sure this will be one birthday my mom won’t ever forget.

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    Biz

    OMG, I just saw that in my Bon Appetit magazine and told my husband “I am sure its low fat!” Ha!

    Still looks delicious!

    The Procrastobaker

    Gorgeous post :) Your ma is a very lucky lady!

    the little epicurean

    @ Biz Its definitely a dessert meant for special occasions

    @The Procrastobaker Thank you! :)

    Chef Dennis

    oh my goodness that is positively gorgeous and I am sure sooooo delicious!
    Could you please ship one to me….sigh

    the little epicurean

    @Chef Dennis I’d ship you slice but we already ate the whole pie! My family liked it so much that I think I’m going to experiment with nutella instead of peanut butter for the holidays

    TamaraEsq

    This looks amazing. Where did you find the honeycomb?

    the little epicurean

    @TamaraEsq thanks! the recipe for the honeycomb can be found from the link below. its pretty simple to make and really tasty!

    http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2011/08/honeycomb