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Mini Black Bottom Peanut Pies | URBAN BAKES

Mini Black Bottom Peanut Pies


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  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 (11-ounce box) vanilla wafer cookies, such as Nilla wafers
  • 2 vanilla beans, split lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


  • 8 oz. bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 4 teaspoons molasses
  • 10 oz. (about 2 cups) unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter until it becomes a dark golden brown and has a nutty aroma, 3 to 5 minutes. Immediately remove pan from heat and transfer melted browned butter to a bowl and stir for a minute to cool.
  2. In a food processor, pulse wafers to a coarse crumb. Add vanilla, sugar and melted butter; continue to pulse until the crumbs are moistened. Divide crumbs evenly among tart shells and press evenly down and up sides sealing any gaps.
  3. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven to cool on a wire rack. Reset oven to 375 degrees F.
  4. In a small saucepan, bring heavy cream to a boil over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Transfer to a large bowl with chocolate chips and whisk until smooth with no visible streaks of cream or chocolate. Set aside to cool while making peanut filling.
  5. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs, corn syrup, molasses, peanuts and sea salt; set aside.
  6. Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons of ganache into each cooled pie crust. Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons of peanut filling over ganache covering it entirely.
  7. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until crust is browned and topping is set. Allow mini pies to cool completely within its tart shell over a cooling rack. Once cooled, use a butter knife for assistance in removing from its shell.
  8. Optional: pour remaining ganache over the pies and allow it to set before serving.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Cuisine: American

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