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Easy Peanut Butter Pie

The deliciously easy Creamy Peanut Butter Pie recipe has only a few ingredients and is a snap to make! It’s the easiest pie recipe you’ll ever make and everyone will devour it. If you use a store-bought pie crust, it is completely no-bake!

Easy Peanut Butter Pie

Ready for an easy-to-make peanut buttery dessert that is perfect all summer long? This Easy Peanut Butter Pie recipe will satisfy the cravings of any peanut butter and chocolate fan. Just a few ingredients, light and fluffy, and perfect for any occasion!

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Why You Should Make This Easy Peanut Butter Pie

If you like peanut butter, you will love this Easy Peanut Butter Pie. You can’t go wrong with layers of graham crackers, chocolate, peanut butter, and whipped topping. The peanut butter layer is made with cream cheese, peanut butter, and sweetened condensed milk- doesn’t that sound divine?

  • The peanut butter pie is rich, delicious, and full of peanut buttery flavor.
  • It’s quick and easy to make.
  • The filling is only 5 ingredients and you can choose to make your own graham cracker crust or use store-bought to make the peanut butter pie even easier.
  • Great for special occasions like birthday parties, backyard BBQs, or any holiday!
  • A great dessert for making ahead as the pie does need some time in the fridge to set up.

So grab a few baking staples and whip up this easy pie in no time! Better yet, make two pies as everyone will be coming back for seconds!

peanut butter pie recipe

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Pie

See the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts recipe instructions.

For the Crust:

  • Graham cracker crumbs | I always buy the pre-crushed crumbs for my pie crusts, but it is just as easy to break up graham crackers with a rolling pin or in a food processor.
  • Melted butter | I prefer salted butter, but you could use unsalted in a pinch and just add a smidge of salt to your crust mixture.
  • Chocolate chips | Either semi-sweet or milk chocolate. Whichever you prefer.

For Filling/ Topping:

  • Cream cheese | You want your cream cheese to be at room temperature so that it will completely combine with the peanut butter. If you need to speed the softening of the cream cheese along, you can cut it into chunks and microwave it for about 5 to 10 seconds at a time until it’s room temp and soft.
  • All-natural peanut butter (no sugar added) | Make sure to use smooth peanut butter, it’s what gives the pie that silky smooth peanut butter layer.
  • Sweetened condensed milk |
  • Mini peanut butter cups | You’ll probably need a couple of bags of these, they are so hard to stay out of! If you can’t find mini, regular sized Reeces work fin too, just chop them up smaller.
  • Whipped topping | Cool whip is my go-to for this, regular, light, sugar-free, it doesn’t really matter. You can sub homemade whipped cream if you prefer.
ingredients in peanut butter pie

How to Make this easy Peanut Butter Pie

  1. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Mix until well combined and press into the bottom and sides of a 9 or 10 inch pie plate.
    peanut butter pie crust
    Bake the crust at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Then let cool.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine chocolate chips and ½ tbsp butter and melt chocolate over low heat and stir until melted. (being careful not to burn). Pour melted chocolate over cooled pie crust and carefully spread over crust.
    how to make a peanut butter pie

  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and peanut butter and use a mixer to mix until smooth. Then pour in the sweetened condensed milk and mix longer. Fold in ½ cup chopped mini peanut butter cups.
    peanut butter pie filling

  4. Pour the peanut butter mixture into the crust. Then spread the whipped topping over the peanut butter mixture. Top with remaining ½ cup of mini chopped peanut butter cups. adding peanut butter pie filling to crust
  5. Refrigerate for at least  4 hours or best overnight.
  6. Slice, serve, and enjoy!
no bake peanut butter pie

Variations For Easy Peanut Butter Refrigerator Pie

  • Want to change up the recipe? Here are few different variations on a peanut butter pie
  • Use a chocolate cookie crust.
  • Add caramel and chocolate syrup over the top layer of whipped cream.
  • Add a chocolate pudding layer over the peanut butter layer.
  • Spread a flyer of nuttella over the graham cracker crust in stead of melted chocolate chips,
  • Use other flavored chips, such as butterscotch, white chocolate, or dark chocolate for the bottom filling.
  • Skip the graham cracker grust and use half a box of brownie mix to make a bottom brownie bottom peanut butter pie.
Creamy Peanut Butter Pie
Peanut Butter pie recipe

FAQ’s + Tips

How Long Is Peanut Butter Pie Good For?

This pie will be good in the fridge for four to five days. You can also freeze the pie in a freezer safe container and will last in the freezer for about 6 months. I actually enjoy eating this pie when it is still slightly frozen!

Can I Use A Store-Bought Crust?

Of course, I often use store bought graham cracker crusts to save time. You might even consider a chocolate cookie crust for this pie, it would be delicious!

Can I Use Fresh Whipped Cream?

Yes of course. You can definitely sub homemade whipped cream for the Cool Whip. To make whipped cream, beat 1 cup of cold heavy whipping cream with 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar. 

How To Store This Peanut Butter Pie

Store the pie in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. If frozen, let the pie soften up just a bit before serving.

peanut butter pie with sweetened condensed milk

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Easy Peanut Butter Pie

Easy Peanut Butter Pie

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 + 4 hours to chill
  • Total Time: 4.5 hours
  • Yield: 8 to 10 slices 1x
  • Category: dessert

Ingredients

Scale

For Crust:

  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ⅓ tbsp butter

For Filling/ Topping:

  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 (14 oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup chopped unwrapped mini peanut butter cups, divided
  • 1 (8 oz) tub Whipped Topping

Notes

  1. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter.
  2. Mix until well combined and press into the bottom and sides of a 9 or 10 inch pie plate.
  3. Bake the crust at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Then let cool.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine chocolate chips and ½ tbsp butter and melt chocolate over low heat and stir until melted. (being careful not to burn)
  5. Pour melted chocolate over cooled pie crust and carefully spread over crust.
  6. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and peanut butter and use a mixer to mix until smooth.
  7. Then pour in the sweetened condensed milk and mix longer.
  8. Fold in ½ cup chopped mini peanut butter cups.
  9. Pour the peanut butter mixture into the crust.
  10. Then spread the whipped topping over the peanut butter mixture.
  11. Top with remaining ½ cup of mini chopped peanut butter cups.
  12. Refrigerate for at least  4 hours or best overnight.
  13. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

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  1. I love pies! This peanut butter pie was easy to make and full of flavor. The bits of chocolate in the crust were great too!

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