Looking for the most wonderful and indulgent dessert? This chocolate peanut butter pie should tick all the boxes! I love peanut butter and always get excited when a recipe calls for it. It’s so versatile too. As well as this peanut butter cream pie, there are all kinds of cookies, bars and cakes it goes well in. It’s also a great ingredient in savoury recipes. Satay sauce, anyone? This cream pie is easy to make with a simple chocolate graham crust. It is a family favourite peanut butter pie recipe with Peanut Butter Cups.
Peanut butter works its magic in a lot of Asian recipes too, so you’ll never see my pantry without a jar of this wonderful stuff!
This peanut butter pie recipe is everything you could dream of, hence the name. From the chocolate graham crust to the rich, creamy filling, this recipe with peanut butter cups is perfect.
How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Making this chocolate peanut butter pie is really easy. The first thing you need to do is preheat the oven, and then you can get on with the chocolate graham crust. The piecrust is a mixture of chocolate graham crumbs, butter and sugar. You need to press the mixture into a 9-inch pie plate and then bake it.
The filling is just as delicious as the peanut butter cream pie crust. You will combine cream cheese, icing sugar, cream and peanut butter for the filling. Do that while the piecrust is cooling down.
When it’s filled, you need to freeze the chocolate peanut butter pie for three hours. The best topping is mini Reese’s peanut butter cups and some chocolate sauce (bottled or homemade is fine).
This recipe with peanut butter cups should serve eight people but… well, it might only stretch to six! That’s because it’s so good. Try it for yourself and you’ll see what I mean!
If you are a lookin for all the best peanut butter recipes, check out my recipes for chocolate peanut butter ice cream, or Gluten Free Peanut Butter & Jam Cookies.
Peanut Butter Pie Recipe: Some Tips
This chocolate peanut butter pie is simple to prepare and you have the choice of serving it frozen or chilled. I like to drizzle some chocolate sauce on the serving plates before adding a slice of pie. There is no such thing as too much chocolate!
It’s special enough to enjoy after a holiday meal. Or maybe you have a peanut butter loving friend or loved one who’d like this on their birthday. It keeps for a few months frozen so you might even want to make a couple of these – one for now and one to serve when you have unexpected visitors. Because it’s so good frozen though, you’ll have to resist the temptation to eat it knowing it’s in there!
Make sure the crust ingredients are well combined and then firmly press them over the bottom and partway up the sides of a pie dish. You can use a spring-form pie dish for the chocolate graham crust, so it comes out easier after baking.
The filling should be fluffy and creamy so keep whisking it until it is that texture. Once you add in the icing sugar, you need to beat the mixture until you see stiff peaks. Don’t stop at the soft peak stage – it won’t be as fluffy and light!
Fold in the whipped cream with a wide, flat, metal spoon. This allows some more air into the mixture. It also helps this recipe with peanut butter cups to be as fluffy as possible.
There isn’t much that can go wrong with the recipe if you ensure everything is well mixed and the right texture. Chocolate and peanut butter are a wonderful combination and you’re going to love this peanut butter pie recipe!
Fun Peanut Butter Facts
Did you know that a single 12-ounce jar of peanut butter contains about 540 peanuts. It’s true! These nuts are technically a legume since they grow underground. They go by other names too, including ground peas or ground nuts.
According to research, men prefer chunky peanut butter while women and kids prefer smooth. As for me? I love all kinds!
Every year Americans consume enough peanut butter to cover the bottom of the Grand Canyon while the average European eats less than a tablespoon a year!
And the strangest peanut butter fact of all? Under enough pressure peanut butter can be turned into diamonds!
Along with chocolate, peanut butter is a very important part of this recipe with peanut butter cups. You can use smooth or crunchy – whichever you have. I’ve never tried it with almond butter or cashew butter, but let me know if you do!
A chocolate peanut butter pie recipe is a great one to make. Not only do chocolate and peanut butter pair perfectly, but this pie is simple to prepare and keeps frozen until it’s time to serve it.
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Let me know if you try to make this chocolate peanut butter pie recipe. This peanut butter cream pie is easy to make with a simple chocolate graham crust. It is a favourite peanut butter pie recipe with Peanut Butter Cups.
Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipe
Creamy Dreamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
- 1 1/2 Cups chocolate graham crumbs
- 1/8 Cup light brown sugar
- 6 Tbsp. butter melted
- 8 Ounces cream cheese softened
- 3/4 Cup icing sugar divided
- 1 Cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 Cup whipping cream
- 1/4 Cup Peanut Butter Cups mini
- 1/4 Cup Chocolate sauce
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
- Combine the chocolate graham crumbs, brown sugar and butter.
- Firmly press the crust mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch pie plate.
- Bake the crust for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Filling & Topping:
- In a mixer bowl, beat the cream cheese, 3/4 cup icing sugar, and the peanut butter until fluffy.
- In a separate bowl, use a mixer (with the whisk attachment) to whip the cream until thick.
- Add in the remaining 2 tablespoons icing sugar and then whip until stiff peaks form.
- Gently fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture.
- Pour into the completely cooled pie shell and freeze for approximately 3 hours.
- Top with mini Peanut Butter Cups and drizzle with chocolate sauce.
- Serve frozen or refrigerated.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
If you are a fan of peanut butter, you might like this Boozy Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate or these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle.
Bella Bucchiotti is a storyteller, food lover, dog mom and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. She shares her passion for food, dogs, fitness, adventures, travel and philanthropy, in hopes of encouraging followers to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places and stand for a cause. Bella lives with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease.