Here’s the Ultimate Peanut Butter Pie Recipe to Try!
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Anyone here LOVE peanut butter?
Oh man… creamy peanut butter is one of my family’s favorite food groups! Today I’m sharing a delicious homemade peanut butter chocolate pie for an easy dessert idea that’s also super simple to make using just 7 ingredients. I have made this a couple of times for birthdays and special occasions, and it’s seriously a winner and crowd pleaser!
Eating keto? Check out the low-carb keto peanut butter pie Collin loves to make on Hip2Keto.com!
This luscious peanut butter pie is what dreams are made of!
Honestly, you’ll want to just eat the fluffy whipped cream cheese filling by itself! It turns out so rich and creamy with a delicious chocolate cookie crust and mini chocolate chips on top. If you love a chocolate peanut butter combo, this pie is the way to go!
I first discovered this recipe on FoodNetwork.com by The Pioneer Woman and thought it was the best! I do make a few changes, such as using chocolate wafer cookies instead of Oreos for the crust because I found it a bit difficult to cut and serve. I also use a bit less sugar because the peanut butter and Cool Whip are pretty sweet on their own, and I like to add mini chocolate chips to the top.
All of these aspects can definitely be modified to suit your taste. I think chocolate bar slivers would be yummy and pretty on top too!
Tips for making the best peanut butter pie:
- I enjoy the use of Cool Whip or Tru Whip here as I love the texture. You can also consider swapping it for a cup of homemade whipped cream.
- The chocolate wafer cookies can usually be found in the grocery store in the cookie aisle, but chocolate graham crackers or crushed Oreos can be used instead.
- I crushed the cookies quickly in my Vitamix blender to make the chocolate cookie crumb crust, however, a food processor would work to make the crumbs as well!
- The original directions say to chill for an hour in the fridge. That consistency is rather soft like pudding and doesn’t really cut into slices. I actually like to freeze it for a few hour hours instead.
Easy Peanut Butter Pie
yield: 8 SERVINGS
prep time: 15 MINUTES
cook time: 6 MINUTES
total time: 21 MINUTES
Chocolate cookie crust with a rich, whipped cream cheese and peanut butter filling... oh my! Such a decadent pie all will love.
For the chocolate cookie crust:
- 30 wafer cookies (such as Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers)
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
For the pie filling:
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 8 oz. whipped topping (such as Cool Whip)
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep a pie pan with non-stick spray.
Process the cookies into a crumb texture using a food processor or blender.
Mix the cookie crumbs with the butter in a bowl, and then spread and press evenly in the pie pan using your fingers.
Bake the crust in the oven for 6 minutes. Remove from oven and let it cool.
Use an electric mixer to cream together the cream cheese and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the powdered sugar. Briefly mix in the whipped topping until combined.
Spread the pie filling on top of the crust evenly. Sprinkle the top with mini chocolate chips.
Freeze for a couple of hours until firm, and enjoy!
Oh my gosh make this peanut butter pie ASAP!
It’s perfect for a birthday or to take to a BBQ, and everyone will LOVE it. I like simple ideas that turn out awesome, and my family is pretty obsessed with this pie. I actually made it the day before, stuck it in the freezer, and then let it thaw out for a bit on the counter to soften before serving – and it’s SO PERFECT!
Check out what my teammate Jenna had to say about this peanut butter pie:
“It’s wild that this pie is just a few ingredients! I am a bit of a pie fanatic and this is awesome. Peanut butter and chocolate just belong together, right?? I love the use of the wafers for the crust and it all comes together so beautifully. The chocolate chips on top give it a little something extra and I could eat that pie filling all day… YUM! The kids all give this 2 thumbs up (and requested a second piece).”
These 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies are a breeze to bake as well!
I made this recipe for my Mom for Mother’s day! She always tells this story from when we were kids about how she ordered a delicious looking peanut butter pie at a restaurant, but I overate and felt sick, and she was taking care of me in the restroom and the waiter cleared it away before she even had a bite. I’m in my 30s now so it’s been haunting her for a lot of years lol. I made this exact recipe and chilled it for a bit then added swirls of hot fudge and chopped peanut butter cups to the top. It was SO GOOD, it’s going to be a new holiday tradition in our family.
I’ve made this recipe in the past and it’s our fav!!!! Actually my teenage son wanted it instead of bday cake.
Awesome! It’s a great bday pie, I agree!
Oh so glad she got her pie! Thanks for sharing! 😍
Funny story! I love the idea of using PB cups on top!! THANKS!
In the 1940s while growing up in Southern Illinois my mother use to make a Peanut Butterscotch Pie. It was wonderful. I’ve never seen it since and would love to have the recipe.
Oh interesting…that sounds very yummy also ❤️
My grandma always made this! We put either a drizzle of chocolate syrup on top or fudge topping before freezing and use the pre-made Oreo pie crusts. I’ll have to try the chips next time!
Great tip about the pie crusts! Thanks for sharing!
I first heard of this PB pie at Weight Watchers years ago! My kids love it! I use the Keebler Reduced fat* (25% less fat than regular Ready Crust Pie Crusts); 0g trans fat crust (no baking). Also use the fat free whip topping-store brand, it is just as good as the brand name. Chill and serve with a drizzle of chocolate! Left overs go into the freezer.
Oh that’s smart! Thanks for sharing Julie!
Great dessert for people with celiac as well. Just make the cookie crust with gf oreos or glutinos. Yum!
Great idea Laura!
Has anyone substituted Fluff for the Cool Whip? I’m just thinking it would outrageous but hoping someone has tried it!
Lina, this looks AMAZING! However I am in search of a recipe that you posted once a few years ago close to Super Bowl. I’ve made it a few times and it’s a family fav.! I just was wanting the actual recipe for safe keeping. It’s a chopped avocado dip (chopped instead of mashed) that has chopped red onions, and roasted corn, feta cheese, and maybe cilantro as a garnish too, I cannot remember. I looked through the super bowl foods and appetizers category and cannot find it all 🙁 . Your recipe was very similar in style to your Avocado Feta Salsa recipe you have under recipes in Hip2Save. If you could help me out, that sound be WONDERFUL, as with the weather warming up, my family is excited to make the dip again. 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Ohhh yaaa! Feta salsa – so yum! https://hip2save.com/recipes/fresh-avocado-feta-salsa/
Thank you Lina, it’s actually not the feta salsa, but very similar. Did you make a recipe that did not have tomatoes in it and had roasted corn?
Ohhh hmm ok try this one! https://hip2save.com/recipes/fresh-easy-summer-corn-salad/
This was delicious. I could not find the chocolate cookies you listed, but did find chocolate animal crackers. I eyeballed the amount and thought they were really good, I just eyeballed too many! 😂 I also substituted the PB with sunbutter since my little girl has a peanut/nut allergy. We left ours in the freezer, and just had to let it thaw a good 20-30 minutes before we ate it, but it kept its shape and wasn’t too soft. This was delicious and we’ll be making it again.
Oh that sounds like a great alternative! So smart and thanks for sharing your success!