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In celebration of Pi Day, why not make a yummy treat that incorporates another mathematical favorite - inverse numbers.1

Standard peanut butter cups combine a chocolate exterior with creamy peanut butter insides, and they're fantastic. Though it may be hard to believe, when swapped to produce a peanut buttery crust filled with creamy chocolate filling, they're even more delicious.

1Geek note: The multiplicative inverse of a number (x), also called the reciprocal, is defined as 1/x or x-1

Step 1: You'll Need. . .

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For the Crust (amounts can be doubled if desired - this makes approximately 6 mini-pies or one 10 inch tart/pie):
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt (approximately 1/16 teaspoon)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (or 1/4 cup or 1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 large egg (beat the egg, then measure out half of it)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the Filling (you may end up with some extra, but I for one don't mind extra chocolate pudding):
  • 1/8 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/16 teaspoon salt (a large pinch)
  • 1/4 cup milk (2% or whole)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 ounces semisweet or dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Optional Garnish:


For the Crust:
  • large mixing bowl and wooden spoon or hand mixer (food processor can also be used)
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • small tart/pie pans (removable bottoms are strongly suggested) (this is the pan used here) - you can also make a larger pie if desired (crust should be enough for a 10 inch tart/pie pan - one with a removable bottom is suggested)
  • plastic wrap
  • dried beans or pie weights (optional)
  • shot glass or spoon to press dough into pan (optional but suggested)
For the Filling:
  • heavy-bottomed sauce pot
  • silicone spatula
  • whisk (optional - needed if your pudding gets lumpy)
  • fine mesh strainer (optional, also to prevent lumps)
  • measuring cups and spoons

chicopluma4 years ago
looking at it makes me hungry
shesparticular (author)  chicopluma4 years ago
Thanks so much - you should try them out!
nak4 years ago
Dis looks yum yums
shesparticular (author)  nak4 years ago
Thanks so much!
ShadowJesus4 years ago
Oh man. This looks amazing.
And easy!

shesparticular (author)  ShadowJesus4 years ago
They take a little prep-work, but after that are really simple (and delicious!). Thanks so much for the comment!