This No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie recipe is your new favorite frozen pie. No lie! We ate this pie within 24 hours, and quite frankly we could have downed it within 12 if  hadn’t enforced some sort of self control amongst my family. We are suckers for peanut butter desserts (especially ones that include Reese’s peanut butter cups)! 

A no-bake peanut butter pie topped with chopped Reese's peanut butter cups.

But seriously, now that I know how GOOD this dessert tastes, I’ve found myself craving it and finding excuses to make it. We invited friends over for dinner last Sunday. What dessert did I make? Oh you know, this one!

In fact, leading up to dinner I told my husband no fewer than 3 times just how excited I was for dessert. P.S. our friends loved it too.

The cravings will set in after 1 bite. It only takes 1 bite and you’ll be hooked.

Why you’ll love this recipe

First and foremost, it’s a no-bake dessert. This is definitely a feature to celebrate. And with this being a no-bake treat this recipe automatically becomes a year-round dessert option. When summer months hit (it gets so stinkin’ hot in Texas!!!!!) this is the pie I’ll be making.

This creamy peanut butter pie requires 6 ingredients and takes a solid 5 minutes to assemble (and 30 seconds to eat).

You can eat the pie straight out of the freezer (frozen) or let it thaw slightly so that it’s chilled with a slightly firm, yet creamy texture. I like it both ways!

If you enjoy the taste of peanut butter you will adore this dessert. Enough said. Just make it already 😄

A bite taken out of a no-bake peanut butter pie.

Ingredients needed

  • Cream cheese – you’ll need 4 oz of softened cream cheese.
  • Powdered sugar – no need to sift the powdered sugar.
  • Peanut butter – use creamy peanut butter. I haven’t tried making this pie with a natural peanut butter. I’m guessing it will turn out just fine. The only issue with natural peanut butters is that the oil can separate. If using a natural pb just make sure you stir it well before adding it in the recipe.
  • Milk – any milk fat will do. I used 2% when I made this pie.
  • Frozen whipped topping – aka Cool Whip; you’ll need 8 oz, thawed.
  • Reese’s peanut butter cups – this isn’t absolutely necessary but I highly encourage it!
  • 9 inch graham cracker crust – to make this a true “no-bake” dessert, you can follow the instructions in my graham cracker crust recipe and just chill the crust rather than bake it.

How to make No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

  1. Make a graham cracker pie crust. To make the crust (and dessert) a true no-bake pie, chill the pie crust rather than bake it. A glass mixing bowl with the peanut butter pie "batter".
  2. Make the peanut butter filling. In the bowl of an electric mixer (fitted with the whisk attachment) beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and mix until combined. Add the peanut butter and milk and beat until smooth. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the (thawed) whipped toppingA large dollop of frozen whipped topping atop the peanut butter pie "batter."
  3. Place in the pie crust. Spoon the mixture into the graham cracker crust. Using an off set spatula smooth the mixture into an even layer. No-Bake peanut butter pie filling being poured into a graham cracker crust.
  4. Freeze the pie. Cover the pie and place in the freezer until firm, about 4 hours. A peanut butter pie in a graham cracker crust.
  5. Top & serve. When ready to serve, remove the pie from the freezer and top with chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups and fudge sauce if desired.

Hot fudge drizzling down the side of a No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie.

This pie will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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A slice of No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie on a plate.

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

If you like peanut butter, you'll love this pie! It's a great (and easy) recipe you can make year-round.
prep time 5 mins
Chill Time 4 hrs
total time 4 hrs 5 mins
servings: 8 slices
calories: 196kcal

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 oz frozen whipped topping thawed
  • 1 cup Reese's peanut butter cups chopped (feel free to use more or less. It's up to you!)
  • 1 9 inch graham cracker pie crust
  • hot fudge sauce for serving

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and mix until combined. Mix in peanut butter and milk and beat until smooth. 
  • Fold in whipped topping with a spatula. 
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared pie plate. Cover and freeze until firm, about 4 hours.
  • Before serving top the pie with chopped reeses peanut butter cups and fudge sauce if desired.

RECIPE NOTES

Nutritional information doesn't include the pie crust or Reese's peanut butter cups. 
 
Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.

Suggested Equipment

Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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