Peanut butter is one of my favorite foods. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this before. I also love no-bake pies and tarts, not only because they’re easy, but they’re cold and taste great on summer days. True, it’s not summer quite yet in Australia, but it’s getting there.
Joy The Baker recently combined my fondness of peanut butter and no-bake pies by posting a recipe for a no-bake peanut butter tart on her blog and I was so excited by it that I was the third in line to comment on the post (there are currently 122 comments on that post, proclaiming that this tart looks absolutely delicious!). Shortly after reading the post, I was out buying ingredients.
Living in Australia, I was immediately presented with one major obstacle – the recipe requires graham crackers to make the crust, and graham crackers don’t exist in Australia. I realized I had to either substitute them with something else, or make my own. I took the easy way out and substituted a full 250g package of Arnott’s Nice biscuits, which is a cookie with sugar sprinkled on top. They produce a much finer crumb than graham crackers, but they work just as well.
As you can see, I didn’t use mixed nuts to sprinkle on the tart as Joy did hers; I only used peanuts. The crunch of the nuts was a nice contrast to the tart, which is so creamy.
Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, depending on how you look at it, I was the only one in my family to like this tart. My daughter hates peanut butter, and even though my son and husband both like peanut butter, they don’t like cream cheese and my husband said it tasted too much like cream cheese. It’s been 4 days since I made this and there is still a little more than a quarter left – I’m not sure if it’s even still safe to eat!
Years and years ago, I used to make a no-bake peanut butter chocolate pie for family get-togethers in the summer, but I have since lost the recipe. The peanut butter filling in this tart tastes very similar to the peanut butter filling I made for that pie, and I’m tempted to make this again, but omit the whipped topping entirely and spread on a layer of chocolate ganache to see how similar it might taste. What do you think?
That’s enough from me about this no-bake peanut butter tart – head on over to Joy The Baker to get the recipe!