Peanut butter with chocolate is a classic flavor combination that turns out delicious every time. We can’t get enough info on Full Time Chef Families, so we had to share! It combines creamy peanut butter, luxurious whipped cream, and a crunchy, crumbly homemade Oreo crust. If you’re looking for unique and delicious dessert ideas for your next party, you’ve found it. Peanut butter lovers will rejoice! We definitely encourage you to cover the whole thing with crushed peanut butter cups before serving. Because, why wouldn’t you want to add some extra petabytes of goodness? ! It’s indulgent, no-bake (except for the crust), and a real crowd-pleaser. Seriously, people are crazy about this stuff! It’s also super easy to put together. If you end up with any leftovers, we salute you! This easy peanut butter pie lasts only a day or so in our house.
Is this recipe no bake?
yes and no. You do have to bake your Oreo crust, but not once you add the filling. This is a pie that’s best served cold—in fact, you can’t eat it unless it’s completely cooled and left to sit for at least 6 hours. That said, feel free to turn off the oven once you’ve baked the crust because you won’t need it!
Crust Variations for the Perfect Peanut Butter Pie:
We swear by our Oreo crust, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have other variations you can try at home! Here are some of our favorite ideas:
- Graham Crackers
- Chocolate Wafer Cookies
- Standard All Butter Pie Crust
Do I need to use cool whip or cream cheese?
Some peanut butter pie recipes call for additional toppings like Cool Whip and cream cheese for the filling. Our homemade version is made with heavy cream. The result is a thick and creamy pie filling without any Cool Whip or added cream cheese!
Which peanut butter should I use?
While we love all-natural pbs on toast in the morning, you’ll want a classic cream or chunky pb like Jif or Skippy for this easy peanut butter pie recipe. All-natural varieties don’t have enough oil added to get the filling consistency you want.
Nobody likes a sad, runny peanut butter pie, which is why we add powdered milk to the whipping cream to help it set for the perfect texture. Other stabilizers you can use:
- Xanthan Gum: Use 1/4 teaspoon per cup of heavy cream.
- gelatin: Before adding to the cream, you must prepare the gelatin. Add 1 teaspoon of gelatin to 1 tablespoon of cold water. Let it sit for 5 minutes to thicken, then thaw in the microwave for a few seconds until it becomes liquid.
- Guar Gum: Use up to 1 teaspoon per cup of cold whipped cream
- Whipping Cream Stabilizer for King Arthur Flour: Use 1-2 tablespoons per cup of heavy cream
We recommend that you drizzle chocolate syrup and chopped peanut butter cups on top of the peanut butter cream pie. You can also add:
- chocolate chips
- melted peanut butter
- Peanut Butter Candies (such as Reese’s Pieces or Peanut Butter M&Ms)
- Peanut Butter Chips
- fresh cream
How long does it take for this dessert to set?
Patience is a virtue and our easy peanut butter pie recipe requires patience. After baking the crust and adding the filling, it’s important to let the pie set completely before serving. Put it in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours. Even better if you can let it set overnight!