Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

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5 from 7 votes
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie will be that one thing that you bring to a party and you will forever be asked to make it and bring it to every event in the future. It is delicious, it is decadent and if you love peanut butter and chocolate, it is the stuff that dreams are made of.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie with a slice cut out.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie will be that one thing that you bring to a party and you will forever be asked to make it and bring it to every event in the future. It is delicious, it is decadent and if you love peanut butter and chocolate, it is the stuff that dreams are made of.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie with a slice cut out.

This Chocolate Peanut butter pie is a no bake pie, it is super easy to make and calls for only a few ingredients, therefore it is perfect for anyone’s busy schedule.

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What We Love About This Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie Recipe

There is just something special about the combination of chocolate and peanut butter that is remarkable. When you pair them in a light and decadent pie it is nothing short of remarkable. The first publicly sold chocolate and peanut butter dessert was sold by Reeses in 1928, see the story here.

  • 15 Minutes of Prep: Most of the time for this pie is allowing it time to set up, the preparation is a breeze.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry and it only takes 7 simple ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: Family will beg you to make this peanut butter chocolate pie.
  • Adaptable: Can make it lower calorie or you can add different candies.
Several slices of pie on white plates.

Ingredient Notes for Chocolate Pie with Peanut Butter

Crust

  • Graham cracker crumbs: Chocolate cookie crust crumbs can also be used.
  • Butter: melted butter, can do this in a microwave safe bowl.

Filling

  • Cream Cheese, softened, room temperature ingredients are best.
  • Peanut Butter, a creamy peanut butter is best.
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • Whipped topping, such as Cool Whip, thawed and divided
  • Chocolate Pudding Mix: Sugar fee can also be used here.
  • Milk: Whole milk or to save calories a low fat variety.
  • Peanut Butter Cups,  Reese’s Peanut Butter cups are used in this recipe, chopped.
Crust ingredients, chocolate and peanut butter cups.

Equipment Needed for Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

How to Make Peanut Butter Pies with Chocolate

These are the basic steps for making chocolate pie with peanut butter. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Making the crust for the pie and smoothing it out.

STEP 1: PREPARE CRUST

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and then mix together graham cracker crumbs and butter (use food processor to make the crumbs and melt the butter in the microwave) and next press mixture into a 9 inch pie plate. Bake the pie crust for 8-10 minutes. Cool completely before filling.

STEP 2: CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER FILLING

Next,  blend together cream cheese, peanut butter and powdered sugar until creamy and then fold in half of the thawed whipped topping.

STEP 3: CHOCOLATE MIXTURE

In another bowl, stir together pudding and milk and then finely chop 6 peanut butter cups.

Mixing the peanut butter fiiling mix then the whipped topping added.

STEP 4: ASSEMBLE

Spread the peanut butter mixture over the cooled crust. Sprinkle chopped peanut butter cups evenly over the mixture and then spoon the pudding over the peanut butter layer. Spread the remaining whipped topping over the pudding.

STEP 5: TOP

Finally, cut the remaining 4 peanut butter cups in half. Lastly, place peanut butter cup halves evenly around the pie. Refrigerate for one hour.

Placing the layers of chocolate and peanut butter in the pie.

Prep and Storage Tips for Peanut Butter Pie No Bake Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Take your food processor and create the fine crumbs for the crust ahead of time and store in a zip to bag or even make the graham cracker crust ahead of time.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

This cool whip peanut butter pie can be stored in an airtight container or wrapped well in plastic wrap or aluminum foil in the fridge for5 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

The peanut butter pie with cool whip will last in an airtight container for up to a month.

Frequently Asked Questions about this Peanut Butter Pie No Bake Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

This recipe is not for the calorie conscious, however, you can use a low fat or sugar free cool whip, low sugar peanut butter and sugar free peanut butter cups if you wish.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT PIE SHELLS?

Of course, there are so many for example, shortbread crust, chocolate cookies, oreo crust, chocolate graham cracker crust etc.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, having a large gathering? Make several of these pies, do not worry there won’t be leftovers.

CAN YOU TOP WITH A CHOCOLATE GANACHE TOPPING?

Yes, if you like a smoother finish you can use this for more chocolatey goodness. Mix together chocolate and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl and melt at 10 second intervals in the microwave, then add a dash of vanilla extract.

A side view of the whole pie.

Expert Tips for Making This Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie Recipe

  • Add reese’s pieces: Decorate the top of your pie with more flavor with peanut butter goodness or use chocolate chips.
  • Short cut tip: Buy a premade Graham Cracker or Oreo Cookie Crust.
  • Variation tip: To achieve the ice cream like texture, place the pie in the freezer for 20-30 minutes prior to serving.
  • Alternate ingredient: Top with more whipped cream and crushed reese’s peanut butter cups or chocolate wafers.

What to Serve with Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie with a slice cut out.
5 from 7 votes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie will be that one thing that you bring to a party and you will forever be asked to make it and bring it to every event in the future. It is delicious, it is decadent and if you love peanut butter and chocolate, it is the stuff that dreams are made of.
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Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Filling

  • 2 3.4 ounce chocolate pudding mix, 2 boxes of 3.4
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 16 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided
  • 10 peanut butter cups, chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix together graham cracker crumbs and butter.
  • Press mixture into a 9 inch pie plate.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Cool completely before filling.
  • Meanwhile, in another bowl, mix together pudding and milk.
  • Mix together cream cheese, peanut butter and confectioner’s sugar until creamy.
  • Fold in half of the thawed whipped topping.
  • Finely chop 6 peanut butter cups.
  • Spread the peanut butter mixture over the cooled crust.
  • Sprinkle chopped peanut butter cups evenly over the mixture.
  • Spoon the pudding over the peanut butter layer.
  • Spread the remaining whipped topping over the pudding.
  • Cut the remaining 4 peanut butter cups in half.
  • Place peanut butter cup halves evenly around the pie.
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour.

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Expert Tips

 
  • Add reese’s pieces: Decorate the top of your pie with more peanut butter goodness or use chocolate chips.
  • Short cut tip: Buy a premade Graham Cracker or Oreo Cookie Crust.
  • Variation tip: To achieve the ice cream like texture, place the pie in the freezer for 20-30 minutes prior to serving.
  • Alternate ingredient: Top with more whipped cream and crushed reese’s peanut butter cups or chocolate wafers.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 1066kcal | Carbohydrates: 117g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1208mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 90g | Vitamin A: 1217IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 276mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, no bake, Peanut butter

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26 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie”

  1. 5 stars
    Looks delicious! I make a frozen version which my family loves so I know they’ll love this one and less work for me!

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  2. This looks sooooo good! I found you from y’day What’s Cooking Wednesday. I would love for you to share this recipe or another at my Tip Day Thursday Carnival over at Around My Family Table. Thanks. Wendy

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  3. That looks like a great way to end any meal!

    Thanks for stopping by What’s Cooking Wednesday! Hope you link up with us again next week!

    Diane

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  4. Geesh, that’s all I need… nothing else…that pie looks FANTASTIC!

    Thanks for stopping by What’s Cooking Wednesday! Hope to see you next week!

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  5. woweee! i could dig into this right now! i make a version of PB pie, but yours looks quite a bit easier and a bit more rich…i have to try it out. Thank you for linking up to TNSC..I’m so glad you joined

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    • Thanks, Christy! Your blog is great! Thanks for allowing the opportunity to share recipes! I’ve already gotten some great inspiration! I hope you enjoy the pie recipe — be sure to let me know how you make out, if you decide to try it!

      Thanks for reading!

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  6. I was just looking for a special treat to welcome home my husband who has been working out of town for several weeks. This will be perfect!

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    • Kristin — I hope your husband enjoys it as much as mine does! It seems to be fave among all of the men in my family! Be sure to let me know if he liked it!

      Thanks for reading!

      Reply

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