Creamy no-bake peanut butter pie is easy to make and tastes so good. Put it in an Oreo crust and top with with Reese’s peanut butter cups for an extra special chocolate and peanut butter treat.
If you are looking for a rich and creamy peanut butter treat, you are in the right place. This pie is super simple to make, but is so delicious.
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My brother requested this pie for his birthday and I just knew I had to share it with you. It takes very few ingredients and is sure to be a huge hit.
I made two so there would be plenty for everyone and some for him to take home. He was pretty happy to take his extra slices of pie home.
The Hardest Part is Waiting
No-bake desserts are perfect for so many occasions. They are great for when it’s hot out and you don’t want to heat up the kitchen.
They are also great for holidays and other occasions where your oven is full cooking a big meal and you don’t have room to bake desserts too. Or whip one up when you want something special but don’t have a ton of time to put it together.
This pie is no different. It is really easy to put together but will knock everyone’s socks off.
I used a 2 ingredient no-bake Oreo crust. But if you are in a big hurry, you can use a premade crust making it even faster.
You could also use a graham cracker crust if that is what you can find. Or use Nutter Butters to make a peanut butter cookie crust.
The hardest part of this whole recipe is waiting for it to set up. While you could eat it right away, a few hours in the refrigerator help to firm up the filling.
It only takes 4 ingredients to make the filling. Some cream cheese, creamy peanut butter, powdered sugar and Cool Whip come together to make the perfect pie.
The only real key is to make sure your cream cheese is good and softened. Beat it by itself first until it is smooth and creamy.
That extra step will help to prevent lumps later. Then mix in the peanut butter and powdered sugar until everything is well combined.
I like to mix in about half of the whipped topping to lighten the mixture. Then I fold in the other half to keep it fluffy.
The resulting filling is rich and peanut buttery. It is a little bit fluffy but still dense enough to slice and serve as a pretty piece of pie.
Spoon it into the prepared crust and smooth out. Try to spread it from the center to the edges to keep from getting too many crumbs in the filling.
Then add your toppings if you want and pop the whole thing in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to set up.
Of course the pie would be wonderful just as it is. But adding some toppings makes it even more fun to look at and we eat with our eyes first.
We topped our with some chopped peanut butter cups and a drizzle of homemade hot fudge sauce. We highly recommend that combination.
Chopped peanuts would be good if you like more crunch. Or add some crumbled peanut butter cookies if you prefer.
You could also add a layer of whipped cream or whipped topping before you add the other toppings if you want. That adds an extra layer of creamy fluff to the mix and adds some visual appeal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you freeze peanut butter pie?
Yes you can! Pop it in the freezer for a few hours, then wrap it with plastic wrap and aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn. Return the wrapped pie to the freezer and keep it there for up to a few months. Serve it frozen or defrost and then serve.
How do I serve the pie?
Use a large sharp knife to cut smooth cuts across the pie. Wipe the knife between cuts for the prettiest pieces. Then use a pie server to lift the pieces out. Drizzle with more hot fudge if desired.
More Great Pie Recipes
If you like your peanut butter pie more on the sweet and salty side, try making peanut butter pie with a chocolate covered pretzel crust. It is a really fun twist that is a must try.
Maybe baked pies are more your thing. Then you should try an old fashioned peanut butter pie. It has a texture closer to a pecan pie, but with a smooth peanut butter flavor.
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No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
- 24 Double Stuf Oreos
- 5 Tablespoons butter
- 8 oz. cream cheese softened
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 8 oz. whipped topping Cool Whip or similar
- Process Oreos into fine crumbs using a food processor or a thick plastic bag and rolling pin. Put crumbs in pie plate.24 Double Stuf Oreos
- Melt butter and add to Oreo crumbs. Mix with hands until all of the crumbs are evenly coated in butter.5 Tablespoons butter
- Press into a crust covering the bottom and sides of the pan. It can be helpful to use the bottom of a class or measuring cup to apply even firm pressure.
- Chill the pie crust for at least 10 minutes to set the butter.
- In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until it is smooth and creamy.8 oz. cream cheese
- Add the peanut butter and powdered sugar. Mix until combined.1 cup creamy peanut butter, ¾ cup powdered sugar
- Spoon in half of the whipped topping. Stir until uniform.8 oz. whipped topping
- Fold in the remaining whipped topping until incorporated.
- Spoon into prepared pie crust. Add toppings if desired.
- Chill for at least two hours before serving.
- chopped peanut butter cups
- chocolate chips
- chopped peanuts
- hot fudge sauce
- more whipped topping or whipped cream