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Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie has a cool and creamy texture with a graham cracker crust, a thick layer of chocolate on the bottom and a creamy peanut butter filling topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and chopped peanut butter cups.

Slice of Peanut Butter Pie on a plate with peanut butter cups.

Chocolate and peanut butter doesn’t get any better than this y’all! This super creamy pie is perfect for summer entertaining, but I enjoy it anytime of year.

Whole pie in a pie plate.

It takes a little doing and a lot of dirty bowls to make this pie, but it is so delicious you won’t even remember all the trouble you went to to make it.

The peanut butter layer alone makes my day. It’s made from cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, whipped cream, and peanut butter.

How could it be anything less than outrageously good?

Slice of Peanut Butter Pie on plate with rest of pie in background.

Great Make-Ahead Dessert

Except for the crust, the whole thing is no-bake and it can easily be made 24 hours in advance to take to a weekend potluck or cookout. Just keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Peanut Butter Pie slice on a plate.

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Peanut Butter Pie

This Peanut Butter Pie is like the pie version of peanut butter cups. Just the right balance of chocolate and peanut butter!
PREP: 30 mins
COOK: 8 mins
TOTAL: 38 mins
SERVINGS: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • cups chopped peanut butter for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter together. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Place in oven and bake for 8 minutes. Let cool.
  • Place chocolate chips and 1/3 cup heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave at 20 second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth. Reserve 1/3 cup of chocolate mixture and pour the rest evenly on top of the cooled pie crust. Place in refrigerator to set the chocolate while you make the peanut butter filling.
  • Add the 1 1/2 cups heavy cream to a clean mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to whip it until it starts to thicken. Add 2 tablespoons sugar and continue to beat until thick. Set aside.
  • In another mixing bowl, Use electric mixer to beat cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth.
  • Beat in sweetened condensed milk.
  • In another bowl (yes, lots of bowls!) whisk together vanilla pudding mix and milk until it starts to thicken, about 1 minute.
  • Mix pudding mixture into peanut butter mixture until evenly mixed. Fold in 1 cup of the whipped cream.
  • Pour filling into pie crust. Spread remaining whipped cream on top. Use a spoon the drizzle reserved chocolate mixture on top.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Scatter peanut butter cups on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 930kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter, pie

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Originally posted July 21, 2016.

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9 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Pie”

  1. I have made this now at least a dozen times! It’s crazy good. My best friend’s husband insists that I make it every year for his birthday and he devours the whole pie in two days!

  2. Made it…WHOLE FAMILY LOVED IT! The only change we made was not pouring as much chocolate over the crust. Even with a thinner layer it was a bit tricky to cut/slice, but the flavors/textures were outstanding!

  3. I made this today and wow! Amazing. Shared with some friends and they raved about it too. It’s very rich so make sure you have plenty of milk to go with it!

  4. As a true peanut butter lover, I am sincerely drooling over here. This looks SO darn good!! I must try it soon!

  5. Ok, just pass the whole pie over here. I’m pretty sure I could finish it myself. This looks too, too good. And I really like that you can prepare it so far in advance. Perfect for summer!

  6. Alaina @ A Not So Quiet Kitchen

    Wow! This looks so delicious! Can’t beat peanut butter and chocolate! Definitely worth a few extra dirty dishes!! 🙂

  7. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Oh wow, does this look good! I haven’t had breakfast yet, so I’m craving this pie. I love the texture and topping, too. You can go wrong with lots of peanut butter! 🙂

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