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Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

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With this no bake peanut butter pie recipe you can make this easy treat! This delicious dessert has only 6 ingredients and will satisfy your peanut butter cravings.
slice of peanut butter pie on a plate

This no bake peanut butter pie only takes a few minutes to whip up! Its cool and creamy texture makes it the perfect dessert for hot summer days and it has only 6 ingredients.

This decadent dessert is peanut buttery, creamy, and chocolatey for an unbeatable flavor combination. Satisfy your peanut butter cravings and impress your family with this delicious dessert!

If you have a sweet tooth like me, you’ll love this no bake pie recipe with simple ingredients. I use Oreos to make a cookie crust for this chocolate peanut butter pie, but you can make this recipe even easier by using a premade crust.

closeup of slice of chocolate peanut butter pie

Looking for more easy no bake desserts? Check out my frozen lemonade pie or chocolate peanut butter lasagna!

Key Ingredients

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

Peanut Butter Filling

Peanut Butter – Use creamy for a smooth and creamy pie filling. Natural peanut butter will separate and will not work well in this pie.

Cream Cheese – The cream cheese should be softened to blend easily. Get it out of the refrigerator a few hours before making the pie and let it sit at room temperature.

Powdered Sugar – The confectioners sugar sweetens the pie.

Whipped Topping – This lightens the filling and makes it smooth and creamy.

Oreo Cookie Crust

I include directions for making a homemade cookie crust using Oreos and butter. But you can also use a store-bought crust. I prefer to use a chocolate crust instead of a graham cracker crust for this pie so that it is a chocolate peanut butter pie.

ingredients for peanut butter pie
Peanut Butter Pie Ingredients

How to Make a No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

1. Make the Crust

Put the cookies in a food processor. Pulse them until they are finely crumbled. Then add the melted butter and pulse until combined.

Oreo crumbs in pie plate
Oreo crust in pie plate

Press the cookie crumbs into a pie dish.

2. Make the Filling

Combine the cream cheese and peanut butter in a bowl. Use an electric mixer to combine everything together until smooth. Then add the powdered sugar and mix well.

folding in the whipped topping
Folding in the whipped topping

Use a spatula to gently stir the whipped topping into the filling mixture. Don’t use a mixer and stir it until it is just combined.

Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust and spread it out evenly. 

pie after pouring in the filling
No bake peanut butter pie with cookie crumbs on top

3. Freeze

Put the pie in the freezer so that the filling can set. Freeze it for about 2 hours before serving. After that, you can store it in the refrigerator or freezer.

Peanut Butter Pie Toppings

There are lots of delicious ways to top off this pie! I sprinkled this one with cookie crumbs, along with some whipped cream of course. Here are some of my additional favorite toppings:

  • Oreo cookie crumbs
  • Chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter chips
  • Chocolate curls
  • Hot fudge sauce
  • Peanut butter cups or other candy
  • Drizzled chocolate sauce
  • Mini Oreo cookies
  • Caramel sauce
  • Chocolate ganache
peanut butter pie with cookies in background

How to Serve

This pie is easier to slice if it is not completely frozen. So if you are keeping it in the freezer, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before cutting.

I prefer not to add my toppings until I am serving the pie. In addition, the pie will cut more cleanly if you clean the knife in between slices.

How to Store

You can store this in the refrigerator for 2-3 days or in the freezer for 2 months. The texture of the pie will be slightly different depending on where you store it, so it is a matter of personal preference. Either way, make sure it is covered tightly or in an airtight container.

FAQ

Can you freeze a no bake peanut butter pie?

Yes, this pie freezes quite well. Just make sure you store it in an airtight container. Let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before slicing, or let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

What kind of peanut butter should I use?

Use a basic creamy peanut butter like Jif or Peter Pan.

How long will peanut butter pie last in the fridge?

The pie will keep for 3 days in the refrigerator.

slice of peanut butter pie on a plate

Tips for Perfect Peanut Butter Pie

Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

Don’t try to make this with natural peanut butter. It will separate.

Soften the cream cheese to room temperature before starting.

Mix in the whipped topping by hand, not with an electric mixer.

Don’t skip the freezing step.

Clean your knife in between cuts for the best-looking slices.

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No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

With this no bake peanut butter pie recipe you can make this easy treat! This delicious dessert has only 6 ingredients and will satisfy your peanut butter cravings.
Prep Time15 mins
Chilling Time2 hrs
Servings: 8
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Ingredients
 

  • 25 oreo cookies
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (1 package) softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces whipped topping (1 tub) thawed

Optional toppings

  • Whipped cream
  • cookies
  • chocolate chips

Instructions

  • In a food processor, pulse the cookies until they are fine crumbs.
  • Add the melted butter and pulse just until it comes together.
  • Press the cookie crumbs into a 9 inch pie pan.
  • Put the cream cheese and peanut butter in a medium bowl. Use an electric mixer and combine them until blended.
  • Next, whip in the powdered sugar.
  • Then use a spatula to blend in the whipped topping by hand. Don’t use a mixer and just mix until everything combines.
  • Pour the filling into the pie crust and spread it out evenly.
  • Place the pie into the freezer for 2 hours until set.

Notes

  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  • You can use a pre-made chocolate cookie crust.
  • Top with whipped cream, candy, cookies, or chocolate chips.
  • Don’t try to make this with natural peanut butter.
  • Clean your knife in between cuts for the best-looking slices.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 638kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 439mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 577IU | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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By on April 18th, 2022

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