Funfetti-Peanut Butter Layer Pie

by Erin

I am seriously living in the holidays-recently-past. I promise we will get into Easter things soon, but for now let’s discuss this pie I made for Pi(e) Day. I didn’t post this recipe on the actual day since I had more important things to talk about on March 14th, but this pie still spent lots of time in my belly that day.

After trying Little Bitty Bakes’ funfettinutter sandwich I fell in love with the combination. How did I not think of this sooner? It’s two of my favorite things all in one – funfetti cake batter and peanut butter! And I don’t plan on getting tired of it anytime soon (consider this your warning). I wanted to see what other creations I could make out of this duo and the first thing that came to mind was a layer pie, similar to the chocolate chip-peanut butter layer pie. The Funfetti flavors actually came out stronger than the peanut butter but I still loved this pie down to the very last bite. But I am curious how it would taste if I used a creamier peanut butter layer such as seen in my peanut butter pie.

What other ways do you think I should combine Funfetti and peanut butter?

One year ago: Apple Maple Turkey Burgers with Maple-Dijon Sauce

FUNFETTI-PEANUT BUTTER LAYER PIE

Serves 8

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup white sugar

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup white cake mix

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/8 tsp salt

1/3 cup milk

2 Tbsp sprinkles, plus more for garnish

1/2 recipe pie crust, or 1 refrigerated pie crust

1 roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough

1 square vanilla candy coating (bark), melted

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees with racks placed on the bottom and middle.
  2. In medium bowl, beat together butter and sugar using an electric mixer until combined. Add flour, cake mix, salt, and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Add milk until incorporated. Mix in sprinkles by hand. Set aside.
  3. Roll out pie crust and fit into a ungreased 9″ pie pan (I actually used a tart pan). Spoon in the cake batter mixture and spread evenly (should fill the pie about halfway).
  4. Roll out the cookie dough into a 9 inch circle, to just fit within the edges of the pie crust. Carefully lift rolled-out dough and place into the pie (pie should now be filled to the top edge of the crust). Seal by gently pressing the edges of cookie dough and crust together.
  5. Bake 15 minutes on bottom rack, then move to the middle for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Allow to cool completely.
  6. Drizzle melted chocolate over the top, garnish with more sprinkles, and then refrigerate. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Source: Adapted from my Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Layer Pie, with the Funfetti layer adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything.

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24 comments

Emily @ Life on Food April 8, 2012 - 12:39 pm

This looks very fun and delicious. I am really like all of the extra helpful premade ingredients ensuring a quick treat.

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Julia March 27, 2012 - 11:01 am

This is the cutest pie! I love sprinkles and vanilla and peanut butter like, A LOT!!!!

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Lauren at Keep It Sweet March 24, 2012 - 6:50 am

OMG I am in love!!!

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Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. March 23, 2012 - 7:52 pm

This looks AWESOME!!!

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Lacy @ NYCityEats March 23, 2012 - 1:38 pm

OHMYGOD!!! If there is one thing that I absolutely cannot control myself around it is funfetti cake! This pie looks like an insane remix that I totally want to eat all of! Plus I’ve been on a ridiculous peanut butter kick this week, all ingredients are calling my name right now! DELISH!

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amy @ fearless homemaker March 23, 2012 - 11:16 am

yay, i love anything funfetti-related + this looks absolutely delicious!

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Baker Street March 22, 2012 - 10:54 pm

Oh my! These look incredibly delicious.

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Baking Serendipity March 22, 2012 - 9:42 pm

Holy moly, this is fantastic! I made a smoothie a while back with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff…I bet funfetti flavors would have been seriously good in it!

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vanillasugarblog March 22, 2012 - 6:09 pm

so cute!
love this
and never ever tire of anything fluffernutter, in fact just made a special recipe using it.

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spiffycookie March 22, 2012 - 6:14 pm

Ohhh do tell!

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust March 22, 2012 - 5:55 pm

You are awesome. I must make this pie. Love love love.

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Vicki @ WITK March 22, 2012 - 3:42 pm

I’m a huge fan of fluffernutter sandwiches, I can’t imagine the flavor with the addition of funfetti! This is a brilliant pie, I would like some right now :)

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christina @ ovenadventures March 22, 2012 - 2:13 pm

never thought of funfetti and peanut butter but now i can’t get it out of my head. the possibilities are endless. nicely done.

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spiffycookie March 22, 2012 - 3:03 pm

I have so many ideas running through my head!

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Tracey March 22, 2012 - 1:04 pm

I am such a sucker for anything funfetti flavored, but I don’t think I’ve ever tried it paired with peanut butter. I’m definitely missing out, this sounds awesome!

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Jennifer | Mother Thyme March 22, 2012 - 10:54 am

What an fabulous combination! I love anything peanut butter!

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Rachel Cooks (formerly Not Rachael Ray) March 22, 2012 - 10:23 am

YUM! This looks soooo amazing!

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pharmbelle85 March 22, 2012 - 9:50 am

Maybe funfetti and peanut butter cookies? Thanks again for the link. Sorry I didn’t check the body of your post first lol Love your blog!!

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spiffycookie March 22, 2012 - 9:53 am

Not a problem!

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Rachel @ The Avid Appetite March 22, 2012 - 9:12 am

this looks so fantastic! What could be better than PB and Funfetti? I hope your mom is doing well friend!!

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Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray March 22, 2012 - 8:39 am

This pi(e) was totally worth the wait…and I’m now craving peanut butter (well, that’s not new) and funfetti–I’ve never tried that combo!

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spiffycookie March 22, 2012 - 8:54 am

YOU NEED TO. So good. Try the funfettinutter on Little Bitty Bakes blog first.

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Cassie March 22, 2012 - 8:01 am

You know I’m a lover for all things-funfetti. This is so fun, Erin!

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