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Peanut Butter Pie

Recipe By Tessa Arias
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March 24th, 2020
4.94 from 44 votes
4.94 from 44 votes

This homemade Peanut Butter Pie is made from scratch with just a few ingredients and will have everyone coming back for seconds! It's CRAZY good! With step-by-step video.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook: 12 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Like a massive peanut butter cup from heaven.
Texture: The crust is crunchy yet buttery, the filling is ultra light, fluffy, and luscious, and the candy on top takes it to a whole other level. Every bite is bliss.
Ease: Super duper easy!! You’ll get a few dishes dirty and need some patience for the pie to set but this is a great easy go-to dessert recipe.
Appearance: It’s everything a girl could want in a pie!
Pros: Easy, crowd-pleasing, and can be made ahead of time.
Cons: None!
Would I make this again? 100% yes.

To me, peanut butter is one of the great pleasures of life. I’m OBSESSED with the stuff.

Especially when it’s combined with chocolate… in PIE form. Life doesn’t get much better than a Peanut Butter Pie.

Up close overhead look of peanut butter pie in pie dish

This isn’t any old peanut butter pie. I mean, just look at it. It’s over the top, messy, and unapologetically sinful in the best possible way.

I’ve accompanied this recipe with aย step-by-step video to not only show you how to make this beautiful pie, but to whet your appetite for it. Because chocolate + peanut butter truly belong together.

Simple homemade peanut butter pie in glass pie pan with slices already cut out

This recipe is that it is a total crowd pleaser and won’t last long at all. That coupled with the fact that it can be made completely ahead of time makes it a perfect go-to recipe for easy entertaining. Everyone will want seconds of this pie. It’s that good!

How to Make Easy Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate graham cracker crust in pie dish with peanut butter filling being spread across

How to Make Peanut Butter Pie WITHOUT Cool Whip

My favorite part about this recipe is that it’s homemade! We make the filling with a mixture of peanut butter (of course!), cream cheese, heavy cream, and powdered sugar. Whipping the cream then folding it in with the other beaten ingredients gives this pie a light, creamy, yet rich texture without any Cool Whip.

What kind of peanut butter is best for pie?

Use conventional creamy peanut butter for this recipe.

Any kind of “natural” peanut butter that doesn’t include an added oil to stabilize the mixture will result in a pie filling that will become oily and separated.

How Long is Peanut Butter Pie Good For?

You can actually serve the finished pie frozen or refrigerated, just depending on which texture you prefer. Or how hot it is outside! Store covered in the fridge for up to 3 days or even longer in the freeze… if it lasts that long.

Slice of homemade peanut butter pie

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4.94 from 44 votes

How to make
Peanut Butter Pie

Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Chilling Time 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 32 minutes
This homemade Peanut Butter Pie is made from scratch with just a few ingredients and will have everyone coming back for seconds! It's CRAZY good! With step-by-step video.

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 14 whole chocolate graham crackers (196 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 7 tablespoons (99 grams) unsalted butter, melted

For the filling:

  • 8 ounces (227 grams) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • 1 cup creamy conventional peanut butter
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the topping:

  • Melted peanut butter
  • Melted chocolate
  • Mini Reeseโ€™s cups
  • Peanut butter chips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325ยฐF.

For the crust:

  1. In the bowl of a food processor process the crackers and sugar until finely ground. Add the butter and pulse until moistened. Use the bottom of a measuring cup, glass, or ramekin to press the crust mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake until fragrant, about 12 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.

For the filling:

  1. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, and the peanut butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer with the whisk attachment to whip the heavy cream until thick and light. Add in the remaining 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and the vanilla extract and continue to whip until stiff peaks form.
  3. Gently fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture. Pour into the prepared pie shell and freeze for 3 hours or chill in the fridge at least 6 hours. Drizzle with melted peanut butter and melted chocolate. Top with mini Reese's cups and peanut butter chips. Serve frozen or refrigerated.

  4. Store in the fridge, covered, for up to 3 days, or in the freeze for up to 1 month.

Recipe Video

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter cups

This recipe was originally published 3/18/15 and has been updated with new tips & photos. Photos by Ashley McLaughlin.

Also, I recently made this free guide that shows you how to make every major baking recipe ahead of time (cookies, cakes, pies, dough, etc.). Check it out:

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — March 18, 2015 at 4:10 am

    Totally irresistible Tessa! I mean I just may have to come over for a bite right away!
    I made my son a chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream cake for his birthday last year and I’ve been dreaming of it ever since. This takes me right back to those memories.

    Looks amazing! Happy Wednesday!

  2. #
    Liz S. — March 18, 2015 at 4:18 am

    HEAVENLY pie recipe – sensational! And best of luck to you on the upcoming move!

  3. #
    Clara A. — March 18, 2015 at 5:07 am

    This pie looks so good I want to cry. I just moved to another country so this is the best excuse to buy a new pie mold for the kitchen. Can’t wait to give it a try. Thank you!

  4. #
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — March 18, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Now that is my kind of peanut butter pie! The filling is pretty much the same as the one I make but that topping!

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    Wendy — March 18, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Count me in on all peanut butter desserts! I am with you, Tessa, in the peanut butter fan club! Not only does this pie look luscious just as it is, but I can easily make this gluten free (when needed) by subbing gluten free grahams or the chocolate cookie outsides from Trader Joe’s gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies!

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      Jack — February 20, 2021 at 11:29 am

      Oreo makes a gluten free cookie now. Just saw it today.

  6. #
    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — March 18, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    ugh, oh my gosh; it looks amazing!! I loved the video!

  7. #
    Gaby — March 18, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    OMG, this pie is to die for! Congrats on the move, loved the video! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. #
    Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg — March 19, 2015 at 4:28 am

    Peanut butter and chocolate is my downfall. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if it wouldn’t cause me to gain about 40 pounds overnight. This pie is such a treat. It’s presentation alone is enough to win over any chocolate and peanut butter fan!

  9. #
    Roma — January 6, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    My favorite restaurant stopped serving peanut butter pie. Today I decided I had suffered without it long enough and found this recipe on Pinterest. WOW. It was easy to make. It hasn’t chilled enough yet, but I have the patience of a 3 year old. It’s absolutely divine already. Thank you!

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      Tessa — January 8, 2016 at 9:59 am

      Yay! This makes me so happy. Thanks for your comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. #
    Amber — January 9, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Where is the recipe!?? I see a video and your story but am desperately searching for the actual recipe lol.. Help!

  11. #
    Barb Leigh — January 9, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    I am wondering as well about not seeing a recipe…don’t really need a demo as my hobby is baking so I am skilled in that area. Please post the recipe

  12. #
    Barb Leigh — January 9, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    well dont i feel like a muppet now, I found the recipe lol……Amber this is it:

    HOW TO MAKEPeanut Butter Pie
    Yield: 8 to 10 servings
    Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook: 4 hours 32 minutes
    12
    Ingredients

    For the crust:

    14 whole chocolate graham crackers
    1 tablespoon light brown sugar
    7 tablespoons (3.5 ounces) unsalted butter, melted
    For the filling:

    8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
    3/4 cup powdered sugar plus 2 tablespoons, divided
    1 cup creamy peanut butter
    1 cup heavy whipping cream
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    For the topping:

    Melted peanut butter
    Melted chocolate
    Mini Reeseโ€™s cups
    Peanut butter chips
    Directions

    Preheat the oven to 325ยฐF.
    For the crust:

    In the bowl of a food processor process the crackers and sugar until finely ground. Add the butter and pulse until moistened. Use the bottom of a measuring cup, glass, or ramekin to press the crust mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake until fragrant, about 12 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
    For the filling:

    In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, and the peanut butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
    In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer with the whisk attachment to whip the heavy cream until thick and light. Add in the remaining 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and the vanilla extract and continue to whip until stiff peaks form.
    Gently fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture. Pour into the prepared pie shell and freeze for 3 hours. Drizzle with melted peanut butter and melted chocolate. Top with mini Reeseโ€™s cups and peanut butter chips. Serve frozen or refrigerated. Store in the fridge or freezer, covered, for up to 3 days.

  13. #
    Brooke — February 11, 2016 at 11:55 am

    I don’t have a good stand mixer for making whipped cream (I don’t have a great hand mixer for that matter!). Could Cool Whip be subbed for the fresh cream?

  14. #
    Roe — February 13, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Must it sit for 3 days?

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      djshaw — April 25, 2020 at 3:53 pm

      no way! She just meant it will keep in the fridge for 3 days. You can eat it as soon as it’s been set in the fridge for 6 hours or in the freezer for 3 hours.

  15. #
    Mary Fronek — February 20, 2016 at 11:18 am

    This was was fantastic!! Thank you for sharing!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. #
    Leeann — March 2, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Has anyone tried this with regular graham crackers? I can’t get chocolate ones here in the UK. ๐Ÿ™

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      Grace Mikula — February 18, 2021 at 4:24 pm

      I made this with an oreo crust and I have made this with a vanilla waffer crust! Both are great!

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        Tessa — February 19, 2021 at 11:54 am

        Glad to hear that, Grace!

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      Amy Joyce — July 5, 2021 at 1:47 pm

      I have made chocolate graham cracker crusts by adding cocoa powder and sugar to the crust for cheesecakes in the past.
      1 1/2 cups graham crackers, 1/3 cup white sugar, 1/3 cup cocoa powder, 1/3 cup butter (melted). This recipe made a really sweet chocolate graham cracker crust. I remember thinking that it was too sugary. But you can try it and modify it to your own taste ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. #
    Katie becker — March 13, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Would you suggest serving this frozen or reridgerate? It’s for pi/pie day tomorrow at my hubby’s work. I’m wondering if he should keep it in the fridge or freezer for a couple hours before its served.
    Thank you!

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      Tessa — March 13, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      Hi Katie! Please refer to the recipe, “Serve frozen or refrigerated. Store in the fridge or freezer, covered, for up to 3 days.” So yes, keep it refrigerated or frozen until ready to serve.

  18. #
    Abigail — March 31, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I may be misunderstanding…do you have to let the pie sit for 3 days before serving? Or does it only last 3 days? I’m confused.

    • #
      Tessa — March 31, 2016 at 5:26 pm

      It can be stored for up to 3 days. You definitely don’t have to let it sit for 3 days before serving!

  19. #
    Angela — May 10, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Hi! I am making this for a crowed – I was wondering if I could make it in a 9×13 pan or if you think the recipe would need to be tweaked at all?

  20. #
    Lindsey — May 30, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    I made this today and it is delicious! I used a normal pie crust because I like them better than graham cracker crusts. I also added a layer of chocolate ganache to the bottom and drizzled some on top. I used about a cup of chocolate chips, stole three tablespoons from the heavy whipping cream for the filling, and added in 2-3 tablespoons of coffee.

    Again, very good pie! I will make this again.

    • #
      Tessa — June 1, 2016 at 8:01 am

      Wonderful, Lindsey! Glad you were able to make the recipe your own.

  21. #
    amylesage75@rocketmail.com — June 2, 2016 at 9:43 am

    This came out absolutely fantastic! Best peanut butter pie recipe ever!

  22. #
    Dee — June 15, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    I made this for a family event and it was amazing. Everyone loved it. I used Trader Joe’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups and homemade peanut butter and it was amazing…very rich and not at all too sweet, like other versions I have tried. Thank you for this recipe!

  23. #
    Abby — July 16, 2016 at 10:15 am

    I bought Oreo CRUMBS instead of whole crackers … What measurement of crumbs would you say 14 crackers is equal to???

  24. #
    Kim — September 3, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Did you freeze for 4 hours before you added the toppings? I am confused on that part of the directions . Thanks!

    • #
      Tessa — September 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      Yep ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. #
    Lani — October 23, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Can the crust be done without a food processor?

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      Tessa — October 25, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Sure! You can just crush the crackers with a mallet, rolling pin, heavy pan, etc. or buy pre-ground crumbs ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. #
    Pee Powell — October 30, 2016 at 9:01 am

    It always amazes me the question people ask you. READ people …It’s all right there in front of you. Do you ever tire of the idiots?

  27. #
    Cassie — November 12, 2016 at 6:26 am

    Seriously this pie is awesome!!!! I think my boyfriend keeps me around just to make it for him! It’s always a huge hit. Love it!

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      Tessa — November 12, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Haha!! I’m so glad you both love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. #
    Mollie — November 22, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Hi! Can this just be refrigerated, instead of frozen, to set or is freezing a must? We have ZERO freezer space.

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      Tessa — November 22, 2016 at 11:05 am

      You can refrigerate but I would do it for at least 6 hours to guarantee it’s firmed up!

  29. #
    suplemen peninggi badan — February 27, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    My favorite restaurant stopped serving peanut butter pie. Today I decided I had suffered without it long enough and found this recipe on Pinterest. WOW. It was easy to make. It hasnโ€™t chilled enough yet, but I have the patience of a 3 year old. Itโ€™s absolutely divine already. Thank you!

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      Tessa — February 28, 2017 at 9:51 am

      So happy to hear that!!

  30. #
    Nina Gregory — February 28, 2017 at 10:24 am

    How do I get your Made Ahead Baking Guide?
    Thanks, Nina

  31. #
    Sam — February 28, 2017 at 10:52 am

    I’m not usually the most creative, but the last few years I’ve made every peanut butter pie using Oreo peanut butter cookies. Delish!

  32. #
    Mary — February 28, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    This looks fabulous, can’t wait to try it. Congratulations on 9 years! We also were high school sweethearts. This May we will be married 40 (holy cow!) years.

  33. #
    Ana — February 28, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Happy anniversary, Tessa and Jared! Nine years is sure a lot, so congratulation! Keep that fire burning! <3 My husband and I have only been together 5 years (that's both dating AND married). This Peanut Butter Pie looks like a great treat for a holiday with the family – and we have a lot of nieces and nephews who I think would love this!

  34. #
    Karen — March 2, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    The make ahead guide link doesn’t appear to be working?

  35. #
    Tom — June 30, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Wow this is a very easy recipe with high impact in the taste and looks great for kids of all ages including supposal the grown up ones. ( that pie plate that you used really makes the difference in the visuals )

    Thanks Tess just started to follow your recipes really enjoy how you put it all together thanks!
    Tom

  36. #
    Marlene Gardner — September 8, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    could you please tell me what “Graham crackers” are. I live in the UK and I don’t think they are available here so would have to get something similar.

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      Tessa — September 11, 2017 at 9:36 am

      Digestive biscuits could work!

  37. #
    Kaydenzia — October 23, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    I made pie but had problems making it smooth after adding all ingredients.

  38. #
    Mary C — March 12, 2018 at 10:24 am

    This was so delicious! I did post on Instagram with your hashtag, if you want to see it! We wanted to make it gluten free. Couldn’t find chocolate gf grahams nearby, so we used regular gf grahams and added a thin layer of chocolate ganache on the crust before adding the filling. We just used the pb cups and chips around the edges and skipped the melted pb and only used the chocolate on top. It was a hit! Will definitely make it again. And again. And again. haha. Thanks for the recipe.

  39. #
    Dr. Zakir Ali — January 3, 2019 at 6:11 am

    Wow, so yummy.

  40. #
    Easter — January 25, 2019 at 3:25 am

    How do I get your Made Ahead Baking Guide?

  41. #
    Londa — March 27, 2019 at 2:28 am

    I can’t find whole chocolate Graham crackers here, does anyone know roughly how many cups of crumbs for the crust?

  42. #
    Lori — July 5, 2019 at 8:25 am

    I wished this woyld have worked better. I am good when it comes to baking and i followed the directions. I should have added the whipping cream, sugar and the vanilla before whipping NOT after tou start to whip. It made the sweetness not incorporate well at all. The peanut butter mixture was too dry and in the end had to add more sweetness. Maybe my ingredients were not as good but it was frustrating becaise i had a small window of time while my husband watched the kids and now i am tempted to toss rhe whole thing.

  43. #
    Jonathon — November 7, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    I just finished making this and it seems that there isn’t enough filling to fill the pie shell in its entirety. All of the measurements were bang on and I used the correct size pie dish of 9 inches… Maybe next time I’ll double the recipe for safe measure?

  44. #
    Laina — November 22, 2019 at 10:31 am

    This peanut butter pie recipe has been a new Thanksgiving tradition for me and my family and we look forward to it every year! Itโ€™s easy to make (and I manage to mess up recipes no matter how simple they are) and a MUST for chocolate and peanut butter lovers like me!

  45. #
    Deb — April 4, 2020 at 8:24 am

    Do you think we could substitute half and half for the whipping cream? Seems to be all we can get right now. Thanks!

  46. #
    MILI DESAI — April 4, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    I just mixed the first part of the filling (PB, sugar, cream cheese) and it didn’t come out fluffy. I used correct measurements too. Help please!

  47. #
    Lori — April 7, 2020 at 6:26 am

    I donโ€™t see the video?
    What kind of melted chocolate for the top

    • #
      Liza — April 27, 2020 at 6:23 pm

      You can use any chocolate. It isn’t the biggest part of it, and it won’t change the flavour if you don’t use the best one. The video used either dark or milk chocolate (can’t really tell tho)

  48. #
    djshaw — April 26, 2020 at 7:14 am

    no way! She just meant it will keep in the fridge for 3 days. You can eat it as soon as it’s been set in the fridge for 6 hours or in the freezer for 3 hours.

  49. #
    Janine — May 5, 2020 at 5:02 am

    I have made this pie several times always with rave reviews from the recipients.

  50. #
    Walters — June 4, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    . . . and the video you refer to is where?

  51. #
    Sallie — June 14, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Would this work without the extra sugar? I find conventional peanut butter already soooooo sweet, I feel like the powdered sugar would be unnecessary (though perhaps itโ€™s needed for the texture?).

  52. #
    Joel William Carsley — June 19, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Thank you for not using cool whip!!! canโ€™t wait to make this and will comment on the results!

  53. #
    Eva — June 29, 2020 at 8:21 am

    Hello Tessa! It looks divine and I have been planning to make this for ages. I think I’ll make this for next Sunday, but I’d like to know if you froze or refrigerated the slice on the pictures? It’s really important to me to get the texture I want. Thanks a lot!

  54. #
    Janice — July 4, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Awesome peanut butter pie! So far everyone has loved this pie. Easy to make and if you donโ€™t want to make the crust you can use graham cracker ready made pie crust or the Oreo pie pie crust. Totally a hit . You will not be disappointed.

  55. #
    Marcia Cova — July 27, 2020 at 6:47 am

    Delicious I ribboned the chocolate and peanut butter across the top and added the
    Minini Reece cups and peanut butter chips around the edge – pretty and yummy

  56. #
    Jessica — August 2, 2020 at 8:34 am

    Do you have to use a stand mixer for this recipe? I don’t own one and they are not cheap lol

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  58. #
    Hailey Hibbard — September 4, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    This pie is creamy, rich, and delicious. My family ate it all up in a matter of minutes.

  59. #
    Tricia — October 9, 2020 at 10:46 am

    I actually used powered peanut butter and it was delicious. Less calories too!

  60. #
    Jim — October 11, 2020 at 3:46 am

    A Thanksgiving hit!
    This was an easy to make, recipe that looked great and tasted even better. We will definitely be making this again and again!

  61. #
    Mary Ann — November 1, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Heavenly! So delicious and rich! The best Peanut Butter Pie I have ever had.
    Only change would be less candy on top! Thanks for the recipe.

  62. #
    Nancy — November 24, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Oh my gosh!!! This is the best pie Iโ€™ve ever made! I took it to work and they devoured it! Iโ€™m making one now for Thanksgiving to change things up a bit! I used a store bought chocolate crust the first time but made a chocolate crust today with Nabisco chocolate wafers. Looks much better! Canโ€™t wait to try more of your recipes!!

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      Tessa — November 25, 2020 at 11:20 am

      This makes me so, so happy! Thanks so much for sharing this with me Nancy!

  63. #
    Allison — December 29, 2020 at 7:38 am

    What kind of chocolate do you use and how do you melt it for the topping?

  64. #
    Michelle — December 31, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    My group said they loved it! Super easy to make.

  65. #
    Kim — January 12, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    Can you use Cool Whip instead of whipping cream? How much cool whip would you use?

  66. #
    Kim — January 12, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    Can you use cool whip instead of heavy whipping cream? How much cool whip would you use?

  67. #
    Kat — January 22, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    This is a great recipe and natural PB works just fine! I make it a point not to purchase conventional PB in my house due to the addition of hydrogenated oils, stabilizers, and sugar. I heartily disagree with the statement that any kind of natural PB will result in a pie filling thatโ€™s oily and separated. The PB in this recipe is mixed with sugar and cream cheese, and the pie needs to be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. There is no way that the peanut butter is going to separate out under those conditions.

  68. #
    barbara marbell — January 24, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    Do you have a recipe for chocolate chip cookies with cinnamon? Best cookie I have ever eaten.

    • #
      Tessa — January 25, 2021 at 2:36 pm

      My oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have a hint of cinnamon in them!

  69. #
    Trisha — January 25, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    I LOVE peanut butter so when I saw this pie posted I had to try it. It is soooo good! 100% will make it again. It was easy peasy too. I put a layer of chocolate ganache on the top and then a layer of whipped cream. Yummy!!!

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      Tessa — January 26, 2021 at 1:02 pm

      Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed this pie!

  70. #
    Trisha — January 25, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    Ok, this was amazing! My mother in law doesn’t really like peanut butter but even she loved this pie. I put a layer of chocolate ganache on the top and then a layer of whipped cream. So, so good and very easy to put together. 100% a do over!

  71. #
    Jen — January 27, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    Best peanut butter pie recipe hands down, I usually buy the Oreo crust and Oreos to crush up to put on top instead of the peanut butter cups

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      Tessa — January 28, 2021 at 3:24 pm

      So glad you love this pie recipe!

  72. #
    Jenn — February 11, 2021 at 1:02 am

    The best ever! Easy and delicious!

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      Tessa — February 11, 2021 at 1:38 pm

      Yay!

  73. #
    ROBIN L Bittner-Montoya — March 9, 2021 at 9:48 am

    I made this! Made the crust yesterday and filled it today. Super easy instructions! Canโ€™t wait for dessert!

  74. #
    Debra Stravinnsky — March 26, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    Crazy good! Itโ€™s my bribe pie.

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      Tessa — March 29, 2021 at 10:15 am

      LOL! Glad you love this recipe!

  75. #
    Susie — April 18, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    This recipe looks delicious and so does the photo. But the photo shows a chocolate crust and the recipe is a graham cracker crust. Iโ€™m confused. Please help.

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      Tessa — April 19, 2021 at 3:50 pm

      Hi Susie, the recipe has a chocolate graham cracker crust ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. #
    Tiffany — April 22, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    Made this at 730 pm and just threw in the freezer- will it be ok to stay in freezer till morning and decorate it then?

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      Tessa — April 23, 2021 at 11:32 am

      Hi Tiffany, this pie is actually freezable so definitely fine overnight ๐Ÿ™‚

  77. #
    Taylor Eickmeier — April 26, 2021 at 8:02 am

    It was so delicious

  78. #
    Tiffany — April 26, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Made this for my boyfriends birthday (he doesnโ€™t care for traditional cake) and everyone loved it! Was intimidated at first but turned out very easy to make! I wish I could post a pic of the finished product- a few people thought it was store bought! Will be making this again for sure !

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      Tessa — April 27, 2021 at 12:44 pm

      Awesome, Tiffany! Glad it was a hit!

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    Gary — May 1, 2021 at 8:50 am

    I added a whipped cream topping and then decorated with Reeses mini bits and melted peanut Butter. Everyone raved about it. I do remember a PB pie in regular crust and Meringue topping. Have you ever tried this?

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      Tessa — May 4, 2021 at 9:32 am

      I haven’t, but it sounds delicious! Glad your pie was a hit! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Betty Church — May 4, 2021 at 11:58 am

    How much melted chocolate and how much melted peanutbutter

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      Tessa — May 4, 2021 at 12:44 pm

      That is completely up to you. It totally depends on how much chocolate and peanut butter you prefer for your topping ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Ashley — May 5, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    Delicious!! Tasted even better than our local burger jointโ€™s PB pie, which I was previously obsessed with! Now I just want to make my own.

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      Tessa — May 6, 2021 at 11:06 am

      So thrilled to hear this, Ashley!

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    Ashton Smith — May 10, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Hi Mrs Tessa,

    I made this pie for my mom on Mothers Day yesterday and she LOVED IT! I was so thrilled because I put a lot into it but all the credit goes to you! Thank you!

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      Tessa — May 10, 2021 at 1:36 pm

      That’s so sweet, Ashton ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so happy to hear your pie was a hit with your mom!

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    Carol — June 8, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    Would like to know how much peanut butter and chocolate is used to drizzle on top of pie. If this had been included it would be a 5 star. Very helpful to know amounts of ingredients are needed. Thank you

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      Tessa — June 9, 2021 at 2:31 pm

      The toppings are purely to your taste, which is why it wasn’t added. Some people don’t like as much topping on their pie ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Michelle B — June 17, 2021 at 8:16 am

    This pie is amazing as is. I made it gluten free the 2nd time by using gluten free Oreos for the crust and added a layer of chocolate ganache to the top before the toppings.

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      Tessa — June 17, 2021 at 8:58 am

      Perfect! I’m glad you were able to easily tweak it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Pridgeon — June 26, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    Amazing! Best peanut butter pie I have ever had!

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      Tessa — June 28, 2021 at 10:54 am

      Hooray!!

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    HollyRae — June 27, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    thank you for this recipe! I made 3 of these for my work today (pastry chef for private lodge). I did not have all the nice candy toppings, so I just smoothed the tops, drizzled with chocolate sauce, and made whipped cream rosettes. I think the recipe has a good balance, not too sweet. I guess I will find out tomorrow if the guests liked it too ๐Ÿ˜€

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      Tessa — June 28, 2021 at 10:51 am

      I bet they loved them, your pies sound absolutely beautiful!

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    Carolyn — July 1, 2021 at 7:34 am

    I have made this recipe and it went over like the 4th of July, it was a hit.

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      Tessa — July 1, 2021 at 9:34 am

      Perfect! I’m so happy to hear everyone loved your pie!

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    Amy Joyce — July 5, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    This was a really great pie and very easy to make. I plan to keep this recipe for future use. Thank you!

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      Tessa — July 6, 2021 at 10:10 am

      Wonderful! I’m so happy you loved this recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Deborah Turner — July 16, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    Can the peanut butter pie be made sugar free?

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      Tessa — July 19, 2021 at 10:46 am

      I haven’t tried that!

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    Catherine Malec — July 26, 2021 at 9:26 am

    This was the best peanut butter pie ever! So rich and delicious. I made it for a co-worker’s birthday and everyone loved it! The only thing I did differently is I used an 8-inch spring form pan. It worked perfectly!

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      Emily @ Handle the Heat — July 26, 2021 at 3:43 pm

      So glad your pie was such a hit, we love hearing that you used this recipe to celebrate with!

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    Kelly M. — July 27, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Can I sub chocolate teddy grahams for the chocolate graham crackers? They are not available at my local store.

    Thanks!

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      Emily — July 28, 2021 at 9:20 am

      Hi Kelly! We haven’t tried that so we can’t say for sure how it would turn out, but chocolate cookies are normally a good substitute in crusts. Please let us know how it goes!

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    Chris Strand — August 6, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    Great recipe!

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    Denise — August 10, 2021 at 9:21 am

    Definitely try to get a good chocolate layer in there. Itโ€™s rich with a lot of peanut butter! Serve frozen with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I melted organic chocolate pieces in a ziplock, cut the corner and squeezed it on, but I would have liked half peanut butter, half chocolate. Maybe mix the choc silk pie with this one and make two pies!!

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      Emily — August 11, 2021 at 10:08 am

      Your ideas sound amazing, Denise! This is a peanut butter lover’s pie for sure haha, but I’m happy you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Alessia — August 19, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Loved it so much. I used your recipe for the filling and subbed powdered coconut sugar instead of the regular one. I used a different recipe for a paleo crust.
    I just loved the consistency and flavour of your filling. I made 2 pies over the weekend and there are already people ordering to make more for them
    This is gonna be my go-to dessert for any occasion!

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      Emily — August 20, 2021 at 4:21 pm

      So happy you were able to experiment and find the perfect pie to suit everyone’s needs! Wonderful to hear it’s now your go-to, Alessia, thanks for letting us know!

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    Amy — September 14, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    I love peanut butter pie and often order it from a favorite restaurant. I was excited to try this recipe and I am so glad that I did! It was so amazing. This recipe is a keeper for certain. Thank you!

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      Emily — September 15, 2021 at 10:36 am

      Wonderful! So happy you enjoyed this pie, Amy!

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    valerie — September 24, 2021 at 9:06 am

    How did you melt the chocolate & peanut butter please?

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      Emily — September 24, 2021 at 9:36 am

      Hi Valerie! We just melted them in the microwave!

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    Barb Russo — October 16, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    I did make it. Turned out awesome. After I made the crust, I made the whipped cream first and transferred it to another bowl and put it in the fridge. I made the filling in the same mixing bowl. Less dishes…win. My grocery store didn’t have peanut butter chips so I used Reeses pieces instead. Turned out perfect.

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      Emily — October 18, 2021 at 3:48 pm

      Definite win! And another win using Reese’s Pieces, YUM!! So happy you loved this recipe, Barb!

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    Heidi Ferguson — October 19, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    My son loves this pie!!

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      Haley Wehner — October 19, 2021 at 1:45 pm

      So glad to hear that!

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