No Bake Peanut Butter Pie is a delicious dessert you can serve year round. All you need is 15 minutes of your time to whip up this absolutely decadent pie. Enjoy that creamy goodness anytime you have a craving or serve it up for your next holiday or celebration. This no-bake pie is definitely a show-stopper and sure to be a new family favorite.
Need a great Thanksgiving alternative to pumpkin pie? Want to surprise guests at your Christmas party? Want something quick to prepare for Easter dessert? Need a summer pie that doesn’t require you to turn on the oven? Whatever your needs, this pie is for YOU! The marriage between chocolate and peanut butter is strong and so hard to resist. It is why this chocolate chip peanut butter cookie pizza was such a hit at my house and why this chocolate chip peanut butter cheesecake dip is to die for!
Peanut Butter Pie Ingredients
This no-bake peanut butter pie includes a few basic ingredients and some optional toppings to send your peanut butter pie over the top!
- graham cracker crust
- creamy peanut butter
- powdered sugar
- cream cheese
- COOL WHIP (whipped topping)
Additional Optional Ingredients:
- magic shell
- mini chocolate chips
- salted peanuts
- mini peanut butter cups
To make this pie, I went with a store bought graham cracker crust to keep things simple. But you can go with a homemade graham cracker crust or chocolate Oreo crust as well. Either would be absolutely delicious! I used the 9 inch (6 oz) size crust but you can stretch this recipe a bit further by using the 10 inch size instead, although your pie won’t be quite as high.
How to Make No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
This peanut butter pie is actually very quick to whip up. And since there is no baking required, it works great for any time of year! To start, I added some magic shell to my graham cracker crust and spread it evenly across the bottom. This isn’t a required step but one I love nonetheless. If you are worried about the sweetness of this pie or simply don’t have it, go ahead and skip it. If you have any cracks in the bottom of your crust, this will help keep it together.
Next it is time to whip out the electric mixer and and beat together your softened cream cheese and powdered sugar. Once that is well combined, add in the peanut butter and milk and beat until smooth.
Fold in your whipped topped topping until fully combined. Pour your peanut butter filling into your graham cracker crust.
Spread your filling evenly over your graham cracker crust. Cover and refrigerate for several hours to fully set.
If you are short on time you can speed up this process by placing your peanut butter pie in the freezer.
Peanut Butter Pie Toppings
Once set or before serving, top with mini chocolate chips, salted peanuts and chopped up mini peanut butter cups. Can you skip these toppings? Absolutely. I think the toppings are what takes this pie over the top but it does make it very sweet and rich. I recommend slicing into thinner slices, much like you would for a cheesecake if you are sensitive to sweets.
Other Peanut Butter Pie Toppings Ideas:
- chocolate sauce or hot fudge drizzle (warm only, you don’t want melt your pie)
- magic shell drizzle
- melted peanut butter drizzle
- chocolate shavings
- crushed peanut butter cookies
- Reese’s Pieces candies
- broken pretzel pieces
There really are so many different possibilities to make this pie your own.
If you like a more firm pie, you can make this a freezer pie instead or eat it directly out of the fridge after it has chilled for several hours. Alternatively, if you like a fluffier pie you can chill it for just a couple of hours or allow your pie to rest at room temperature before cutting. The pictures in this post show a fluffier pie because it is after 2 to 3 hours in the fridge.
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Video
See how easy it is to make this peanut butter pie in this step by step video!
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
- 1 9 inch prepared graham cracker crust
- Magic Shell® Chocolate Flavored Topping or REESE's Shell Topping optional
- 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 8 oz package frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 1/3 cup salted peanuts
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chocolate chips
- 10 to 15 miniature peanut butter cups cut in half and quarters
Using the back of a spoon, spread magic shell over bottom of graham cracker crust. Use enough to cover the bottom fully (or more if desired).
In large bowl, beat softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until well combined. Mix in peanut butter and milk. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into graham cracker crust and spread evenly.
Refrigerate several hours until firm or freeze for at least two hours. Top with salted peanuts, chopped miniature peanut butter cups and mini chocolate chips once firm or before serving.
Store covered in refrigerator.
This pie is very rich. Thin slices work best.
Want a creamier pie? Don't chill as long or leave out at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving to soften.
Toppings are optional.
Can substitute a 10 inch graham cracker pie crust.
My family of peanut butter lovers really enjoyed this no bake pie recipe! Thinner slices do work best however since it is very rich. It stores well in the refrigerator for many days and tastes just as good on day four as it does on day one.
No Bake Peanut Butter pie is a rich and decadent masterpiece, especially when loaded up with peanut butter cups, chopped peanuts and mini chocolate chips. Absolutely sinful and hard to resist!