Swiss Maid Fudge Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie

Last week was full of traveling, fun, meeting new friends, and visiting with family!  It was definitely very busy.  So I have to say a huge thank you to Carrie from Bakeaholic Mama for keeping the seats at Cafe Terra warm.  She shared a lovely decadent dish that I think we all would love!  Lobster mac n’ cheese is on my to-do list to make…..but first I need to get the courage up to cook with a live lobster!

Also last week I shared a homemade rosemary ciabatta bread, and had a fun giveaway for a Eatsmart Scale.  I am excited to announce the winner of the scale!

Heather from Squirrel Bread!!!  Congratulations Heather, you have won a lovely Eatsmart kitchen scale!

Now time for pie!!!  Better yet, Swiss Maid Fudge peanut butter cup ice cream pie!!!  A few weeks ago I received some lovely fudge in the mail from Swiss Maid Fudge.  Okay, here is the weird part of Terra….I am not a chocolate lover….YET I love love fudge….riddle that one?

I will be sharing a couple more recipes with the other two flavors I have tucked away in the refrigerator…stay tuned!

Swiss Maid Fudge is celebrating 50 years of making delicious fudge!  When they started 50 years ago, they had three flavors.  Today they have 18 varieties, along with salt water taffy, caramel apples, caramel corn, brittles and crunches, and buttery caramel…..OH MY WORD!!!  Writing all those delicious treats just makes me happy, I love all these sweet treats, and I love Swiss Maid Fudge!

There was a serious adventure when making the pie this weekend.  I started with one recipe, and had to completely change my plans.  Which would be why I am a little late on getting my post to you.  Ahhhhh…the beauties of being a recipe developer, you never know what to expect.

I started off with a custard base pie, which actually was lovely, but didn’t want to completely set for me.  Thank you to Jenni from Pastry Chef Online, your help is always soooooo appreciated!  I want to make the first recipe again, and change it a bit….so more to come with that.  So why did I choose a ice cream pie instead?  When I was in Atlanta last week, I stopped and spent some time with my Aunt and Cousin.  My Aunt said she may have a peanut butter pie recipe.  One thing I love here at Cafe Terra is sharing my family’s recipes, but still trying to make them my own.  When my Aunt gave me the recipe, we both thought of ways to change it up.  AND that is how the peanut butter cup ice cream pie was born!

Yields 8

Swiss Maid Fudge Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie

A decadent dessert that is a perfect summer treat!

30 minPrep Time

30 minTotal Time

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1 pkg (9 whole crackers) chocolate graham crackers
1/2 cup rice krispies
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
Pie Filling
1 qt ( ~4 cups) vanilla ice cream, softened
2 cups swiss maid peanut butter fudge, melted
Chocolate ganache
1 cup swiss maid milk chocolate fudge, diced up
3/4 cup whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla
Top pie for garnish
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Favorite chocolate bar


First - soften ice cream, so it is easy to mix with fudge in mixer.

For crust - In food processor, grind chocolate crackers and rice krispies together until they are crumbs. Place crumbs in medium bowl. Melt butter, and place in chocolate cookie crumb mixture, and mix well. Place crust mixture in 9 inch pie pan, press down down well around edges and bottom. Place crust in freezer until ready to add pie filling.

For pie filling - In double boiler, on medium low heat, melt down peanut butter fudge. In mixing bowl add softened ice cream, then add melted peanut butter fudge, mix well. If ice cream is too runny, freeze it for a few minutes before adding it to the crust. Place in crust, and put in the freezer for about 30 minutes or longer.

For ganache - Place milk chocolate fudge in large measuring cup, or medium bowl. In medium sauce pan, bring whipping cream to a boil, and remove from heat, pour over milk chocolate fudge, stir well until smooth and creamy. Pour ganache over top of pie, completely cover the surface of the pie with the ganache. Place back in the freezer, and freeze the pie for about 2 hours, or overnight.

For whipped cream - In mixing bowl, whip heavy whipping cream until starting to get soft peak, add sugar and vanilla, and mix until whipping cream has soft peak. Garnish on top of pie, and grate with carrot peeler the chocolate bar to garnish with pieces of chocolate.



This pie was made specifically for my hubby, he is a peanut butter addict.  Since I always give him the Best Husband EVER status………MAYBE I will earn the Best Wife EVER status!

Thank you to Swiss Maid Fudge for your gorgeous fudge, it truly is delicious!  You can follow Swiss Maid Fudge on Twitter here, and on Facebook here.  Please stop by their site and check out all their delicious treats!

What is your favorite flavor of fudge?

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  • I am drooling!!! Looks amazing Terra! 
    •  Thank you so much Carrie!!! Hugs, Terra
      • Scrambledmegsblog
        totally agree. this looks incredible!  i'm glad to have found your blog and i'll be sure to pop over sometime again to see what you're cooking. feel free to drop by my web-home sometime! x
  • This pie is making my mouth water! Looks wonderful!
    •  Thank you so much!!! It is kinda addictive, LOL:-) Hugs, Terra
  • Good one, Terra! She shoots; she scores! :)
    •  Thank you my sweet friend:-) oxox Terra
  • This pie shouldn't be beckoning me on a Monday morning, it's time to get out and exercise for me :). It's a yummy looking pie that I'll be pinning. Thanks Terra for the un-motivation haha LOL!
    •  LOL!!! I think this pie would rock for breakfast....actually my hubby DID have it for breakfast, he he he!  Hugs, Terra
  • kitchenriffs
    Great recipe.  I'm drooling just reading it (and looking at your terrific photos).  Now I'm starving for some chocolate - and it's all your fault!  Anyway, good post - thanks.
    •  LOL!! That is what I am here for, to get those hunger pains roaring:-)  Thank you so much, I hope you enjoy! Take care, Terra
  • I am absolutely enamoured with this pie!.  Right now I'd do most anything to get at it. Love the rice krispies in the crust, and Swiss Maid Fudge, especially peanut butter, is awesome. This is a 'must make' for me..and I do mean only me LOL
    •  LOL!  I have to agree, it is a must make for sure:-)  I think my freezer is pretty happy right now, almost a whole pie still sitting up there, happy happy:-) Hugs, Terra
  • Choc Chip Uru
    This pie looks heavenly - you have made decadent ice cream even more decadent :D I didn't think it was possible ;) Cheers Choc Chip Uru
    •  It is definitely possible, and OH SO delicious:-)  Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • OMG yuuuuuuuuummy!
    •  I have a whole pie basically in my freezer if you want some???  Kinda tricky to transport ice cream pie:-p Sending hugs!!!
  • I hate to ask, but, how many calories is a slice? ;)
    •  Oh my goodness, I have no clue, sorry!  I don't count calories, but can only assume it is high.  Sooooo, a very small slice is probably enough for a treat:-) Thank you so much for stopping by! Take care, Terra
  • delicious looking dessert I haven't had like this
    •  Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • This pie looks awesome! Chocolate fudge, peanut butter and ice cream all in one pie, delicious!
    •  Thank you so much!!!
  • This pie looks amazing. The chocolate and peanut butter combo is one of my all time favorites, and this pie is going onto my list of must makes! My husband would love me forever if I made this for him :-) 
    •  Let me know if you try it, it is pretty yummy! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • The pie looks incredible Terra! PB and chocolate are always a winner of a combination. :) 
    •  Thank you so much my friend!
  • We are definitely on the same wavelength.  There is nothing better than peanut butter and chocolate desserts!  This looks amazingly tasty :)
    •  Great minds do think alike:-) Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • Terra, this is on true mouthwatering pie!  Swiss maid fudge is awesome, I could imagine how delicious this dessert is.
    •  My hubby asked for more, so I guess it was a winner, LOL! Thank you so much:-)
  • Yum, this looks like the perfect summer treat; I love peanut butter combined with chocolate!
    •  Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • I think you win the best wife award!!! At least for today ;)
    •  Awwww, YAY!!! Thank you so much:-)
  • Great looking pie!
    •  Thank you so much!
  • Peanut butter and chocolate is heaven! I really don't like the store bought candy but the flavors were made for ech other and wowee this pie must be the best way to enjoy (scarf down) them. Fabulous pie!!
    •  Oh this pie was definitely scarfed down, LOL!  Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra
  • you make the best pies :-)
    •  Awww, you are so sweet!  Thank you so much! Sending hugs, Terra
  • you are my opposite.  I LOVE LOVE chocolate but not crazy about fudge since I find it too reach for my taste. Your pie is so beautiful.
    •  You would not really know it is fudge, so I bet you would love it:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra
  • Welcome back! This pie looks soooo good!
    •  Thank you so much!!! oxox Terra
  • Keia Mastrianni
    Seriously, Phil and I were just discussing a frozen peanut butter pie I made a year or so ago that he loved. It's so funny that both of our hubbies fall for the frozen peanut butter pies. The one I made a year or so ago had the other siren for all husbands, bacon. Can't wait to see you for lunch tomorrow! 
    •  We should make each of our peanut butter pies, and have a double date!  Heck we can have dessert first, we are adults right? Sending hugs your way!
  • Peanut butter, chocolate, vanilla ice cream....that's a guarantee of deliciousness!
    •  Thank you so much!!! :-)
  • EA Stewart
    What a whole lotta deliciousness in this pie!!! Your hubby is a very lucky man, and I'm sure, without a doubt, he gives you best wife status! Favorite fudge? Chocolate with walnuts for sure!
    •  I love walnuts too!!! Chocolate with walnuts is one of my favorites, my Mom always made chocolate with walnuts:-)  Thank you so much! Love and hugs, Terra
  • Congrats Heather! Lucky u! ;) Terra I am all smitten by your cake/ice cream creation. I wish I d just pass by your house for a coffe with your peanutcake. That woudl be soo fun! (and I usualy dont do that here with anybody)
  • Oh wow! I so wish I had this for breakfast! What a delightful pie...fudge is just the most amazing creation :) And congrats to your winner!
  • Meghan
    Pie perfection my friend!  This looks divine!