This easy, No-Bake Peanut Butter pie is the perfect no-bake dessert recipe! It’s easy to make, tastes fantastic, and is a stress-free, no-bake pie for holiday parties, work events, or family dinners. Everyone at the dining table will love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate.
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
I will admit to making this No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie many times before I was happy with the decorations.
We tried topping it with chocolate swirls, Cool Whip, and chocolate shavings, which were excellent but didn’t look as fun as we’d have liked.
My husband, John, suggested Reese’s Pieces and peanut butter cups; he may have hoped for leftover Reese’s Pieces to steal. LOL
To our delight, they became the perfect topper for this epic peanut butter pie recipe!
If you love peanut butter, you’ll LOVE this peanut butter lover’s pie! It’s delicious and packed with peanut butter flavor.
This is one of our favorite no bake pie recipes!
Here is a quick overview of the simple ingredients needed to make an epic No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie! The printable recipe card at the bottom of the post includes specific measurements and step-by-step instructions.
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Powdered Sugar/Confectioners Sugar
- Cream Cheese
- Cool Whip Whipped Topping
- Graham Cracker Crust
Toppings: Chocolate Syrup, Whipped Cream, Peanut Butter Chips, Reese's Pieces, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolate Chips, Peanuts, Broken Pretzel Pieces
Halloween: Draw a spider web on the top of the peanut butter cream cheese filling with chocolate sauce. Add a fake spider or draw one to make it a spooky no-bake pie.
Thanksgiving: Decorate with fall-colored M&M's or Reese's Pieces to make it fit the holiday.
- Large Mixing Bowl: We are big fans of this glass batter bowl with a handle, as this feature makes it easy to mix ingredients and keep the mixing bowl steady on the counter.
- Hand Mixer/Stand electric Mixer: You can mix this with either a manual hand mixer or your stand mixer.
- Pie Dish
How to Make No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie
I've included complete instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here's a quick version.
- Combine the creamy peanut butter, powdered sugar, cream cheese, and Cool Whip until smooth using a hand mixer or electric stand mixer.
- Pour the pie filling into a graham cracker crust and chill in the refrigerator
Preparation and Storage
Make-Ahead: This No-Bake easy Peanut Butter Pie recipe is make-ahead-friendly! We recommend letting it rest in the fridge for two to three hours. Remember that the longer it sets in your refrigerator, the firmer its texture will be.
Storage: Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container that accommodates pie and enjoy them within three days.
Freezing/How to Freeze: Wrap leftover pie portions in plastic and store them in an airtight, freezer-safe container or Ziploc bag to keep the freezer burn at bay. Enjoy them within three months.
How to Reheat: Always serve your peanut butter pie leftovers chilled or just above room temperature, letting frozen portions thaw in the fridge before serving.
We’ve only used creamy peanut butter to make the pie filling. I am unsure whether crunchy peanut butter would work, as the texture would work against the silkiness of a traditional no-bake pie.
Vegetarian Option: This No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie is 100 percent vegetarian!
Vegan Option: Vegans can replace the peanut butter, cream cheese, and Cool Whip with plant-based substitutes to make this anytime dessert vegan. Be sure also to use a plant-based graham cracker crust or Oreo crusts!
Gluten-Free: Use a gluten-free pie crust to make this recipe safe for a gluten-free diet.
Smaller Serving Size: The written recipe makes eight servings, but you can easily make No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie Tarts for a more petite take! Use store-bought or homemade tart shells, and spread the peanut butter and cream cheese mixture into each shell.
Larger Group/More Servings: Multiply the quantity of each ingredient per extra pie you want to make.
Sugar-Free: The written recipe contains 19 grams of sugar per serving. Use a sugar-free pie crust and powdered sugar alternative to make it sugar-free.
Tips for the Best No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie
- Set the cream cheese out to bring it to room temperature so it mixes smoothly with the peanut butter.
- If you want a fluffy pie, set it out an hour before serving and let it come to room temperature.
- Find this featured recipe in our collection of cream cheese recipes!
What to Serve with No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie
Reach for this No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie when you crave an effortless peanut butter dessert that’ll satisfy even the staunchest sweet tooth cravings. The hardest part is waiting for it to set in your fridge! Here are some menu planning suggestions.
Sides: Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies, CrockPot Bourbon Little Smokies, Spicy Deviled Eggs, CrockPot Sugared Walnuts, Bacon Candy, 3 Ingredient Grape Jelly Meatballs, BLT Pasta Salad, Southern Style Green Beans, Kool-Aid Pickles, Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
Main Dishes: Corned Beef Shepherd's Pie, CrockPot Beef Stroganoff, CrockPot Dr. Pepper Ribs, CrockPot Teriyaki Chicken, Funeral Sandwiches, CrockPot Spicy Bacon & Beef Chili, CrockPot Bourbon Maple Pork Loin, Easy Vegetable Lo Mein, CrockPot Thai Pork
Desserts: 3 Ingredient Marshmallow Fluff Dip, Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies, Apple and Snickers Salad, Butterfinger Cake, Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding, Oven S'mores, Brownie Mix Cookies, Sweet & Salty Chocolate Dessert Bar, Molasses Cookies, Buckeye Bars
When to Serve
- Family and Friend Gatherings
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No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
- Using a mixer combine the creamy peanut butter, powdered sugar, cream cheese, and cool whip together until smooth.
- Pour into a graham cracker crust and chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.