This No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie is made with layers of cookies, creamy peanut butter, and chocolate for a decadent, no-bake pie that comes together with ease!
Table of Contents
- Peanut Butter & Chocolate: A Slice of No-Bake Bliss!
- Ingredients You’ll Need
- How to Make the Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipe – No Whisking Required
- Tips and Tricks for Success
- Flavor Variations
- Topping Ideas
- Can I Make This Recipe Ahead of Time?
- How Long Does This Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie Last?
- Common Questions About This Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipe
- More Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipes
- No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipe
Peanut Butter & Chocolate: A Slice of No-Bake Bliss!
What’s better than peanut butter and chocolate? Whether you’re enjoying peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies, chocolate peanut butter lasagna, or chocolate chip peanut butter banana bread, it always hits the spot!
However, one of our favorite ways to enjoy this classic combination is with this chocolate peanut butter pie! Featuring an Oreo crust, a peanut butter cheesecake filling, and layers of layers of goodness, it’s an easy recipe that will have you drooling.
With the irresistible flavor of Reese’s in every bite, this peanut butter chocolate pie has so much to love!
- It’s filled with chocolate and peanut butter in every bite.
- You can make it in just 30 minutes.
- It’s great to make ahead of time and enjoy the next day.
- Better than anything you’ll find in the store, it’s perfect for holidays, parties, and more!
Ingredients You’ll Need
We kept the ingredients pretty simple for this chocolate peanut butter pie recipe. However, to achieve the best peanut butter and chocolate taste, we used a few special items.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Oreo Cookies – Regular Oreos work perfectly well for this recipe. However, we found that these specialty Oreos really blast the flavors to the next level.
- Peanuts – We like to use lightly salted peanuts.
- Unsalted Butter – The peanuts and peanut butter already add much of the salty taste, so stick to unsalted butter for this recipe.
- Creamy Peanut Butter – We like creamy, but you can use chunky for additional crunch.
- Powdered Sugar – This is perfect for adding extra sweetness while creating a light, fluffy texture for the pie filling.
- Cream Cheese – Cream cheese helps create a thick, soft center.
- Milk – Whole milk offers the richest taste, but any percentage you have is fine!
- Whipped Topping – Any kind of whipped topping, like Cool Whip, works wonderfully.
- Peanut Butter Cups – We use classic Reese’s peanut butter cups!
- Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix – If you prefer, homemade pudding can be used as well.
- Chocolate Sauce – This is technically optional, but you can never have enough chocolate, right?!
How to Make the Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipe – No Whisking Required
With all its layers this pie might look a little intimidating to make, but we promise it’s a breeze! Just follow the steps below.
- Form the crust. Add the Oreos, peanuts, and melted butter to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until fine crumbs are formed. Then, gently press the mixture into the bottom of a tart pan, and transfer it to the fridge to chill.
- Combine the pie filling. Add the cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and milk to a large mixing bowl, and blend with a spatula until smooth. Add half of the whipped topping, and mix again before folding in the peanut butter cups.
- Create the pudding. In a second large bowl, combine the pudding mix and cold milk, beating well. Set the mixture aside to thicken.
- Layer the pie. Add the peanut butter filling to the prepared pie crust, smoothing it out evenly. Next, spread the chocolate pudding layer on top followed by the remaining whipped topping. Garnish with mini peanut butter cups, peanut butter chips, and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
- Chill and serve. Transfer your pie to the fridge to chill and set. Then, slice and serve when you’re ready to eat!
Tips and Tricks for Success
As easy as this chocolate peanut butter pie recipe is to follow, here are some more tips and tricks for guaranteed success:
- The recipe calls for a homemade pie crust, but you can use a store-bought pie crust instead if preferred.
- Try freezing this pie and eating it as a frozen treat. The different textures and flavors mixed together might surprise you!
- As tempting as it is, don’t eat this pie right away. Instead, allow it to chill in the fridge for at least two hours. This helps the flavors blend together, and the pie solidifies so it holds its shape even after it’s sliced!
- When freezing, cover the pie with plastic wrap and a layer of aluminum foil. This will help protect it from freezer burn.
- When serving, allow the pie to sit at room temperature and soften for just a few minutes. Then, use a clean knife, run it under hot water, and wipe it clean after each slice to ensure clean, picture-perfect cuts.
We really like the chocolate peanut butter Oreos as the crust for this recipe, but we understand if you want something different! You can easily replace those with standard Oreos, vanilla Oreos, or any other creme-filled cookie.
You can also replace the peanut butter with hazelnut-chocolate spread for a Nutella-based flavor. Either option is a crowd-pleaser. Don’t blame us if people are begging you for more!
This chocolate peanut butter pie is as sweet and salty as desserts come! Still, feel free to add additional toppings to make this recipe your own!
Some of our favorite topping ideas are:
- Hot Fudge
- Chocolate syrup
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chips
- White Chocolate Chips
- Shaved Chocolate
- Whipped Cream
- Reese’s Pieces
- Oreo Crumbs
- Chopped Peanuts
Can I Make This Recipe Ahead of Time?
Yes! This is a great dessert to make ahead of time for parties, get-togethers, or just to have something sweet on hand. You can make this up to three days in advance when stored in the fridge.
How Long Does This Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie Last?
Our families devour this pie as soon as it is ready to eat. However, if you can manage to save some leftovers, you can store this recipe in the fridge or freezer.
Refrigerator: Covered in an airtight container this pie will last for three to four days.
Freezer: Place it completely covered in the freezer for up to one month.
To Serve: You can serve your no-bake peanut butter pie both thawed and frozen! If frozen, it tastes more like an ice cream cake.
Whatever you do, just make sure it isn’t served at room temperature. Otherwise, it’s likely to melt!
Common Questions About This Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipe
Yes! Pre-made pie crusts are a great way to save time without sacrificing flavor. We recommend opting for an Oreo pie crust or a graham cracker pie crust, but any flavor or variety will work.
Yes, you can easily make mini pies instead of a large one! Simply divide the crust, filling, and pudding between muffin tins or mini tart pans, and follow the instructions as listed.
Yes, feel free to use any other nut or seed butter such as almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter. Just keep in mind that the taste and texture will change slightly, depending on what you use. For the best results, we recommend avoiding natural varieties as they tend to separate and can cause your pie to become greasy.
We don’t recommend it. Natural peanut butter tends to separate, which can cause the pie to fall apart or become greasy.
More Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipes
- Peanut Butter Cookie Pie
- Billy Miner Ice Cream Pie
- Banoffee Cream Pie recipe
- Fluffernutter Cookie Pie
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
- 36 Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Oreo Cookies or regular
- 1/2 cup lightly salted peanuts
- 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter can substitute with chunky
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 16 ounces whipped topping divided
- 8 peanut butter cups chopped
- 6 ounces instant chocolate pudding mix
- 3 cups cold milk
- mini peanut butter cups optional
- chocolate sauce optional
- In a food processor, add Oreo cookies, peanuts, and melted butter. Process until fine crumbs. Press in the bottom of a 10-12 inch tart pan. Refrigerate until you make the filling.36 Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Oreo Cookies, 1/2 cup lightly salted peanuts, 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- In a large mixing bowl, add cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and milk. Blend until smooth. Add half of the (8oz) whipped topping. Mix until combined. Fold in peanut butter cups.8 ounces cream cheese, 1 cup creamy peanut butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup milk, 16 ounces whipped topping
- In another mixing bowl combine pudding mix and cold milk. Beat well. Set aside until it thickens.6 ounces instant chocolate pudding mix, 3 cups cold milk
- Add the peanut butter filling to the crust, chocolate pudding, and remaining whipped topping. Garnish with mini peanut butter cups, peanut butter chips, and chocolate sauce. Refrigerate until ready to serve!
- Optional garnish: mini peanut butter cups, peanut butter chips, and chocolate sauce.8 peanut butter cups, mini peanut butter cups, chocolate sauce
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.