Fudgey Peanut Butter Hand Pies

Fudgey Peanut Butter Hand Pies that are only four ingredients and are super delicious!

Fudgey Peanut Butter Hand Pies that are only four ingredients and take super delicious! via www.wineandglue.com

So, I grew up in a house with two older brothers.  They were five and eight years older than me respectively, which you would think would eliminate all my experiences of sibling . . . hatred.


I remember telling my mom as an adult that the first year I was old enough to “give” Christmas gifts (i.e. color on scraps of paper and wrap them up with other scraps of paper), my brothers told me that they knew what I was giving them because they had installed a camera in my light fixture.  Her response was, “Those Jerks!  I’ll kill ’em.”

I’m pretty sure she was just trying to humor me.

Fudgey Peanut Butter Hand Pies that are only four ingredients and take super delicious! via www.wineandglue.com

The reason I think she was just humoring me?  My mom was an expert at sibling negotiations.  The secret to her success?  Four little words.

Everyone gets in trouble.

So when I went screaming to her telling her that Dan hit me, we both got time outs.

When Dan came and told her that  . . . okay, Dan didn’t so much do the tattling . . .

You get the picture though.  Time outs.  Time outs.  Time outs.  My parents even had matching time out chairs.  These two HUGE arm chairs upholstered in the scratchiest ugliest green plaid fabric.  To this day, I’m not entirely convinced that when they were decorating their home they didn’t pick them with their horrifyingly painful fabric expressly for the purpose of torturing children who had moments earlier been torturing each other.

Fudgey Peanut Butter Hand Pies that are only four ingredients and take super delicious! via www.wineandglue.com

Little did I know was that during those horrible sessions of time outs in those awful chairs, my mom was carefully and often adding minutes to the timers so that she could have a few more moments of peace while my brothers and I were in time out.

Should we review what we’ve learned?

They both get time outs because tattlers don’t win.


So yesterday when my children nearly murdered each other over a dollar store kaleidoscope, naturally the only real solution was for them to both lose it.

My kids are so used to getting time outs that yesterday Quinn put the Pillsbury Dough Boy in a time out.  (He’s stuffed, he giggles, and he smells like cake.  He’s pretty much the best BlogHer swag ever.)  Gavin said that it was because he threw a book . . . and tried to eat the toilet.  That hardly seems like the Dough Boy.  Don’t worry though!  Word on the street is that he can get out of tricky situations with his giggle.

Fudgey Peanut Butter Hand Pies that are only four ingredients and take super delicious! via www.wineandglue.com

Speaking of Pillsbury!  This past May I entered their bake off contest with this recipe.  It didn’t get picked, but that’s good news for you!  Now you can enjoy it!

This recipe is super simple.  And even better, it combines the irresistible flavors of chocolate and peanut butter!  If you ever need something easy to make for a group, this is the way to go!

Fudgey Peanut Butter Hand Pies

  • 1 package of Pillsbury pie crusts (the full box, two crusts)
  • 1/2 cup Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Flavored frosting
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 TBSP powdered sugar
  1. Preheat your oven to 425.
  2. Unroll both pie crusts and cut 10 three inch rounds out of each crust (for a total of 20 rounds, and 10 hand pies).
  3. Soften the peanut butter for thirty seconds in the microwave.  Then add the frosting and the powdered sugar until well combined.
  4. Add a tablespoon of the mixture to the center of 10 of the rounds.  Top with the other 10 rounds.
  5. Press down with a fork to seal.  Flip them all over and press down with the fork on the other side.
  6. Place the 10 hand pies on a parchment linked baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes or until the edges of the mini pies are golden brown.
  7. Let the mini pies stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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  1. says

    Great recipe! Cute story. I think your mother and I went to the same parenting school.

    BTW, is there a way to Pin your recipe to Pinterest? I’d really like to keep it, but I couldn’t find the “Pin” button.

    Thanks much for the story and the recipe.

      • says

        Thanks so much for adding the “Pin” button. I’ve found it so much easier to put everything I like in one place and Pinterest is excellent for that. And thanks for sharing the recipe. I’m going to the store tomorrow for pie crusts! I’ll let you know how they turn out!

    • says

      Sometimes when I only have one kid with me, I wonder what I ever complained about when I just had one. And then of course the one I’m with complains that I’m not fun enough and asks when their sibling/father is going to be home. And then I remember that, for me, just one was ten million times harder. I guess there are pros and cons to both 🙂

  2. says

    Oh no, these look like something I would NOT be able to have in my house – I would gain about 10 pounds and eat the whole batch. Yup, no self control when it comes to peanut butter hand pies for certain.

    Your Mom sounds like a pretty awesome woman! Love the story! 🙂

  3. says

    OMG laughing SO out loud right now!! Your mom had the right idea – why am I not doing that?! And how cute that Quinn put the Dough Boy in Time Out!! Ah, kids. I love this recipe. Boo that it didn’t get picked but I’m glad because now I can try it! I love your recipes!!
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