Peanut Butter Fudge Pie with Pretzel Crust

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Get ready for a pie that will change your life! Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Pie with Pretzel Crust is sure to be a family favorite!

I did something bad. Very bad thing. I think this pie might be my death. A few years ago, I decided to make the perfect peanut butter pie. You really should stop reading now because it could be your death too. In my opinion, this is heaven on a plate. Salty pretzels are topped with a gooey layer of hot fudge, followed by a silky and creamy peanut butter custard. I am in love.

Right here, is the perfect peanut butter pie. Who doesn’t love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter? I’ve been making it for years and it’s always the first pie.

This pie is my all time favorite pie. I’ve always preferred cream pies to fruit pies, but this one takes things to a whole new level. Everyone I’ve ever served this pie raved about. Do let me know when you try it!

A slice from a peanut butter fudge pie and pretzel crust

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A savory pretzel crust is layered with gooey hot fudge, a creamy, silky peanut butter custard filling, and topped with curly chocolate, chocolate fudge, and crushed pretzels.

Get ready for a pie that will change your life! Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Pie with Pretzel Crust is sure to be a family favorite!

Preparation time 30 minute

cooking time 30 minute

total time 1 Hour

raw material

Pretzel Crust

  • 3/4 cup Crushed Pretzels
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 stamp 1/2 cup butter, melted

pie filling

  • 1 cup Hot Fudge Sauce plus extra for drizzling
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter Chips
  • 2 tablespoon Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 yolk
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Make the crust by whisking together the crushed pretzels, flour, and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add melted butter and beat until combined. Press crust mixture into a 9-inch pie dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

  • Pour 1 cup of the hot fudge sauce into the baked, cooled pie shells. Spread out to cover the bottom and smooth. on hold.

  • Place sugar, cornstarch, milk, cream, peanut butter chips, and peanut butter in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture starts to bubble. This will take a few minutes. Once frothy, continue stirring for 2 minutes. The mixture will start to thicken.

  • Mix a little of the hot mixture into the yolks (do this part quickly), stirring quickly to avoid the yolks from cooking with the hot liquid. Stir warm egg yolk mixture back into remaining peanut butter mixture and cook for an additional 90 seconds. Remove from heat, add butter and herbs, and continue whisking until butter has melted and mixture is smooth.

  • Pour the peanut butter custard into the pie shell and cover with the fudge sauce. Let the mixture cool for 30 minutes, then place it in the refrigerator to finish cooling. Let cool in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.

  • Additional fudge sauce can be drizzled on top for garnish. Add some more crushed pretzels and a dash of shaved chocolate, if desired. Wait until the peanut butter custard has cooled before adding the drizzle and topping, or you’ll end up with a puddle of chocolate.

Calories: 272kcal | carbohydrate: 35G | protein: 4G | fat: 12G | Saturated fat: 7G | cholesterol: 63mg | sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 111mg | fiber: 1G | sugar: 20G | Vitamin A: 335unit | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | calcium: 42mg | iron: 0.9mg