Creamy Peanut Butter Pie in a Chocolate Crumb Crust

5 from 15 votes

This post may contain affiliate links. See our disclosure policy.

One bite of this Creamy Peanut Butter Pie and you’ll be hooked! The chocolate crumb crust is filled with a smooth and creamy peanut butter filling and then garnished with Reese’s peanut butter cups.

A slice of peanut butter pie with Reese's peanut butter cups on top

Featured with this Recipe
  1. Ingredients in Peanut Butter Pie
  2. What is the best crust for a Peanut Butter Pie Recipe?
  3. Frequently Asked Questions About Peanut Butter Pie
  4. More Yummy Pie Recipes
  5. How to Make Peanut Butter Pie
  6. Creamy Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Cream Pies are a delicious dessert for any occasion, and this pie is no exception. I was invited to a Thanksgiving pie dessert buffet last Thanksgiving and this pie was the first to go. Everyone loved it! I had never thought of including a peanut butter pie with the traditional pumpkin and apple pies I make at Thanksgiving, but it has definitely made the cut. However, Thanksgiving will not be the only day it shines! The cool creaminess of this pie makes it an ideal dessert choice any time of the year.

A whole Creamy Peanut Butter Pie with Reese's peanut butter cups sprinkled on top

Ingredients in Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate Crust

  • Chocolate graham crackers – finely crushed
  • Sugar
  • Butter

Peanut Butter Filling

  • Cream cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk 
  • Vanilla
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

What is the best crust for a Peanut Butter Pie Recipe?

This is a great question! Although the creamy peanut butter pie filling is a perfect match for a chocolate crust, it doesn’t need to be limited to chocolate. There are many delicious options, including:

  • This recipe uses a Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust – which we definitely recommend as the first choice for this pie. See recipe below.
  • Traditional Pie Crust – Try our Perfect Pie Crust recipe! This crust really highlights the peanut butter flavor. Also, try topping it with chopped peanuts or peanut butter chips for extra peanut flavor.
  • Graham Cracker Pie Crust – The combination of graham crackers and peanut butter is fabulous! Have you ever tried spreading peanut butter on a graham cracker? You get the idea. Graham cracker crumbs, chopped peanuts, or peanut butter chips are all great garnishes.
  • Oreo Crust – Purchased or homemade. Use crushed Oreos in place of the chocolate graham crackers in the recipe below. The dark chocolate flavor brings a richness to the pie. Save some crushed Oreos to garnish the top.
  • Vanilla Wafer Pie Crust – For a milder cookie crust, Vanilla Wafers are just the ticket. As with the traditional pie crust, the vanilla wafer crust really brings out the peanut butter flavor in the pie. Use crushed Vanilla Wafers in place of the chocolate graham crackers in the recipe.
Side view of a slice of Creamy Peanut Butter Pie with a whole pie in the background

Frequently Asked Questions About Peanut Butter Pie

What is Peanut Butter Pie made of?

Cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream

Where did Peanut Butter Pie Originate?

Peanut Butter Pie seems to have originated in the American southern states where peanuts and pies are both abundant and very popular.

Can this be made gluten free?

Yes, just start with a gluten free crust. The filling and toppings are gluten free.

Can you freeze this Pie?

Yes, but it really tastes best if you make it fresh. To freeze pie, wrap it in plastic wrap, then place in an airtight container or freezer bag.

How long does this Pie stay good in the refrigerator?

It is best to eat within one week of making the pie.

What if I don’t like Reese’s cups?

You can easily sub out another candy bar that you like better. This would also be great with chocolate chips, snickers, or Twix bars.

READ NEXT: Our Best Pie Recipes

More Yummy Pie Recipes

There is a debate in my family over which pies are best, fruit pies or cream pies. I favor cream pies every time. There is something about the cold, creamy texture that I can’t resist!

How to Make Peanut Butter Pie

A whole Creamy Peanut Butter Pie with a chocolate graham cracker crust

Creamy Peanut Butter Pie

5 from 15 votes
One bite of this Creamy Peanut Butter Pie and you'll be hooked! The chocolate crumb crust is filled with a smooth and creamy peanut butter filling and then garnished with Reese's peanut butter cups.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices



  • 9 inch pie plate


Chocolate Crust

  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate graham crackers finely crushed
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • cup butter melted

Peanut Butter Filling


Prepare the crust

  • Mix crushed chocolate graham crackers and sugar together.
  • Pour melted butter over the mixture and stir well.
  • Spread on the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate, pressing firmly to form an even crust.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 4-5 minutes. Cool completely before filling.

For the filling

  • Chill a mixing bowl and beaters in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • Sift 1 cup and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar. Set aside.
  • Stir or beat cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth in a bowl (not chilled). Add 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla.
  • Pour whipping cream and remaining 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar into the chilled mixing bowl. Whip until soft peaks form.
  • Fold ⅓ of the whipped cream into the peanut butter and cream cheese mixture. Mix well. Add remaining whipped cream and mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour filling into the prepared chocolate crust. Top with chopped Reese's Peanut Butter cups. Lightly cover and chill for 2 hours or until set.


Recipe Tips for Making Pie Ahead of Time:
  • Make the crust ahead of time and store in fridge.
  • Make the filling ahead and keep in a separate bowl in the fridge.
  • Wait to add the filling and topping to the crust until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 572kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 10gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 382mgPotassium: 254mgFiber: 2gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 1054IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 1mg

Love this recipe?

We want to hear from you! Please leave a review.

Rate and Review

Share This With the World


About the author

Echo Blickenstaff

Echo lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Todd, who works in advertising, and her four kids: two girls and two boys. She deploys her accounting degree as the blog’s resident problem solver. In her time outside the kitchen, Echo loves to get away from the phones and busy schedules and spend quality time with the family. Anywhere’s great – but getting out into nature in the mountains or on the beach – is the best kind of getaway.

More about Echo Blickenstaff

Similar Recipes

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

How many stars would you give this recipe?


  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing creamy peanut butter pie recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

  2. 5 stars
    I have just read your post, and I realized that I underestimate the beauty and the taste of a pie. I am going to the kitchen right away to make it. It sounds too GOOD!

  3. 5 stars
    YUMMY! I can’t get enough of your pie recipes. WE drizzled chocolate over the top of this too. Because there can never be too much chocolate! So good.

  4. 5 stars
    We love peanut butter desserts, so this was a must try. It was easy to make and loved by the whole family. Thanks for the terrific recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    This looks wonderful! And with those different crust variations, I will have to try each one before I can choose my favorite! Excited for this experiment!

  6. 5 stars
    I’m looking forward to making this for the weekend. Thanks for the recipe. I love peanut butter and chocolate.