No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

5 from 15 votes

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One bite of this No Bake 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.

Slice of Peanut Butter Pie on a plate.
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  1. No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Ingredients
  2. Peanut Butter Pie Crust Options
  3. Homemade Chocolate Pie Crust
  4. Peanut Butter Pie Variations and Topping Ideas
  5. Frequently Asked Questions
  6. More Creamy Pie Recipes
  7. How to Make Peanut Butter Pie
  8. No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

No bake pies are a delicious (and easy) 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 easy dessert makes it an ideal dessert choice any time of the year.

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Ingredients

Very simple ingredients whip together to create this easy and oh, so delicious peanut butter pie! Here’s all you need:

  • Cream cheese – make sure it’s softened to room temperature. Softened cream cheese whips up so much easier using a stand mixer and whisk attachment.
  • Peanut butter – any brand of peanut butter works great (Skippy, Jif, etc) or use a natural peanut butter for this easy peanut butter pie recipe.
  • Powdered sugar (confectioners’ sugar)
  • Milk – you can use half and half or heavy cream too.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Heavy whipping cream – you can also use extra whipping cream to make a homemade whipped cream to top the pie.
  • Pre-made chocolate pie crust (or make your own, see recipe below)
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – you can also garnish with Reese’s pieces, or drizzle with chocolate syrup.
Ingredients to make Peanut Butter Pie including chocolate pie crust, cream cheese, milk, heavy cream, powdered sugar, creamy peanut butter, vanilla and Reese's peanut butter cups.

Peanut Butter Pie Crust Options

Although the creamy peanut butter pie filling is a perfect match for a chocolate cookie 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. You can use a pre-baked crust or make your own in a regular sized pie pan. (recipe below)
  • 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.
Oreo pie crust pressed into a pie pan

Homemade Chocolate Pie Crust

Can’t find a pre-baked pie crust or simply just feel like making your own? It’s so easy! Here’s how to make your own chocolate pie crust for this recipe:

  1. Mix 1 ¼ cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs and ¼ cup granulated sugar together in a bowl. You can make your own chocolate graham cracker crumbs by placing chocolate graham crackers in a blender or food processor and pulsing until the crackers are finely crushed.
  2. Pour ⅓ cup melted butter over the mixture and stir well.
  3. Spread crumb mixture in a 9-inch pie plate, press the crumbs firmly to form an even crust on the bottom and sides of the pie dish.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 4-5 minutes. Cool completely before filling.
Slice of Peanut Butter Pie on a pie spatula.

Peanut Butter Pie Variations and Topping Ideas

This easy peanut butter pie no bake recipe is prefect as-is, but sometimes it’s fun to switch things up a but. Try one of these:

  • Top with a little whipped cream or whipped topping (cool whip)
  • Add a little drizzle of chocolate topping, chocolate fudge, or caramel over the top
  • Don’t like peanut butter cups? Try it with Reese’s pieces or just cut up candy bar. Butterfinger, Twix, Snickers, or plain Hershey’s bars or chocolate chips are all great options.
  • Chopped peanuts or toffee bits can add a nice crunch to this no bake peanut butter pie recipe.
  • Sliced banana also goes well with peanut butter. If using banana, it will taste best to use a regular graham cracker crust instead of the chocolate.
Peanut Butter Pie cut.

Frequently Asked Questions

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. Thaw in the fridge before serving.

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 cookies, chocolate chips, Snickers, or Twix bars.

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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

Slice of Peanut Butter Pie on a pie spatula.

No Bake 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



  • Use an electric mixer or a large mixing bowl with electric beaters. Chill the mixing bowl and mixing attachment or beaters in the fridge for 15 minutes.
    Chilled mixing bowl with a whisk attachment.
  • Sift 1 cup and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar. Set aside.
    Bowl of sifted powdered sugar next to a sifter.
  • Stir or beat cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth in a bowl (not chilled). Add 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla.
    Mixing bowl with whipped peanut butter. Electric beaters on the side.
  • Pour heavy cream and remaining 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar into the chilled mixing bowl. Whip until stiff peaks form.
    Mixing bowl with whipped cream. Whisk attachment on the side.
  • Fold ⅓ of the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture. Mix well. Add remaining whipped cream and mix until smooth and creamy.
    Mixing bowl with peanut butter pie filling. Electric beaters on the side.
  • 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.
    Peanut butter pie topped with chopped Reese's peanut butter cups. Spatula on the side.


Make Your Own Chocolate Pie Crust
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate graham crackers, finely crushed
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  1. Mix crushed chocolate graham crackers and sugar together.
  2. Pour melted butter over the mixture and stir well.
  3. Spread on the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate, pressing firmly to form an even crust.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 4-5 minutes. Cool completely before filling.
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

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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.

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  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.