Ultimate No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Ultimate No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie - The easiest & most delicious no-bake pie made with layers of peanut butter mousse, chocolate and roasted peanuts! | ButtercreamBlondie.com

Who wants a slice?  If you’re a fan of all things peanut butter, easy desserts, and not turning your oven on, you’ve come to the right place!  You asked for some no bake desserts and with temperatures continuing to climb and no relief in sight, give your oven a rest and say hello to your new best friend.  This ultimate no bake peanut butter pie is one of my most requested desserts and it’s no hard to see why.  Layers upon layers of flavor and texture make this simple dessert pop and always have everyone going back for more!

I couldn’t wait to share this one with you because it used to be on one of my restaurant menus and I’ve been waiting for just the right time to roll it out here.  I made some very minor tweaks to my original creation to make it completely bake-less and it’s even better than I remember!  With a graham cracker crust covered in milk chocolate, honey roasted peanuts, peanut butter mousse and dark chocolate glaze, how could it not be?

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Okay, so you start out making a simple graham cracker crust.  You want to make sure you really pack the crust into the pie pan and chill it at least an hour so it firms up.  You can also go buy a ready made pie crust if that makes your life easier – I won’t tell!  Once your shell is chilled, you pour a layer of melted milk chocolate on top.  Sprinkle on some honey roasted peanuts and pop it back in the fridge. Seriously, how good does it look already?!

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While that’s chilling, it’s time to make the star of the show – the peanut butter mousse.  So simple yet so decadent, just mix all ingredients together and gently fold in the whipped cream.  This is one of those times where you may have to remind yourself to put the spoon down before the filling disappears!  After you’ve done some quality control, pour the filling into the pie shell smoothing out the top with a spatula.  Once the pie is well chilled, finish it off with a drizzle of dark chocolate.  I used dark chocolate glaze because I happened to have some on hand, but you can also use chocolate sauce or melt some dark chocolate chips.  Accessorize it with some more honey roasted peanuts and I’m telling you, it sparkles!

Ultimate No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie - The easiest & most delicious no-bake pie made with layers of peanut butter mousse, chocolate and roasted peanuts! | ButtercreamBlondie.com

Once the pie has had time to chill, I suggest overnight, it’s time to slice into it.  At this point you basically have peanut butter bliss staring back at you!  The graham cracker crust holds together lovely and that layer of milk chocolate no only adds another layer of flavor, but also keeps the crust from getting soggy.  The honey roasted peanuts offer that crunch factor providing a perfect base for the silky peanut butter mousse.  The dark chocolate drizzle is the icing on the cake, cutting the sweetness beautifully just when needed, tying it all together.  It’s definitely decadent, yet somehow light at the same time.  I hope you all enjoy it and have a great holiday!

Ultimate No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie - The easiest & most delicious no-bake pie made with layers of peanut butter mousse, chocolate and roasted peanuts! | ButtercreamBlondie.com

Ultimate No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Ingredients

    Graham Cracker Crust
  • 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons(3 ounces) unsalted butter, melted
  • Chocolate Crunch Layer
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate
  • 2.5 ounces(1/2 cup) honey roasted peanuts, rough chopped
  • Peanut Butter Filling
  • 13.5 ounces(1.5 cups) peanut butter
  • 12 ounces cream cheese
  • 1.5 cups heavy cream
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Garnish
  • Dark chocolate glaze or sauce for drizzle
  • Additional 1/4 cup honey roasted peanuts, rough chopped

Instructions

    Graham Cracker Crust
  1. Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter together.
  2. Press into 9" pie pan.
  3. Chill till firm. I'd give it a good hour.
  4. Chocolate Crunch Layer
  5. Melt milk chocolate in microwave in 30 second increments till melted.
  6. Spread evenly on chilled graham cracker crust. You want to do this fast so you don't mess up the crust.
  7. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top of chocolate and refrigerate so chocolate can harden.
  8. Peanut Butter Filling
  9. Cream peanut butter and cream cheese till smooth slowly adding in 1 cup of the powdered sugar.
  10. Add vanilla extract and continue to mix till everything is combined. I used a hand mixer for this.
  11. In separate bowl, whip heavy cream with remaining half cup powdered sugar till stiff.
  12. Gently fold whipped cream into peanut butter mixture and pour mixture into pie plate smoothing the top with a spatula. Refrigerate.
  13. Garnish
  14. Drizzle melted dark chocolate or chocolate sauce or chocolate glaze over the top of the well chilled pie.
  15. Sprinkle with peanuts and a dollop of whipped cream.
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52 Responses to “Ultimate No Bake Peanut Butter Pie”

  1. 1

    I definitely want a slice of this pie. This is a sure winner.

  2. 2

    This is my kind of pie! Wish I had a slice right now!

  3. 3

    I do! I want a slice!

  4. 4
    Eftychia says:

    Yummy recipe!

  5. 5
    Beverley says:

    I could just dive into the screen and have a slice right now after all I have just eaten my supper. Megan this looks absolutely scrummy. Going to give it a go at the weekend to take to a 4th of July party. xoxo

    • 5.1
      bblondie says:

      Thanks so much, Bev! I hope you enjoy the pie and all your weekend festivities!

      • Beverley says:

        We had a fabulous weekend. Just wish every weekend could be like that. I haven’t had time to make the pie yet but will let you know as soon as I do.

  6. 6
    cassie says:

    I definitely want a large slice of this. It looks incredible and I love that it’s no-bake!

  7. 7

    ahhhhhhhhhhh *sob* its so good!
    I waaaaant it!

  8. 8

    I have made a pie similar to this in the past, but I don’t think I used honey roasted peanuts. I will definitely be using them from now on. Delicious!

    • 8.1
      bblondie says:

      Thanks Renee! I’ve tried it a few different ways & the honey roasted peanuts just add that little extra something! Hope you enjoy it!

  9. 9

    That is one seriously gorgeous pie you have there! And no bake? Amazing!

  10. 10

    This is ultimate, alright. Omg. I’m left drooling :D

  11. 11

    Who wants a slice?! How about who wants the whole dang thing?!

  12. 12
    Terra says:

    HOLY CATS my hubby would go insane over this lovely recipe!!! I love the idea of a no-bake recipe, and it looks so beautiful:-) Hugs, Terra

  13. 13

    Yep, I’m thinking I’d forego the slice and dig right in. Looks incredible! Thanks for sharing your refined version of this peanut butter dream!

  14. 14
    Sharon says:

    WOW!!! Sounds delicious!!! Could it be made in a springform pan with the crust just on the bottom? Thanx xxx

  15. 15
    Lisa says:

    Yum! I have made this pie before, but without the chocolate/peanut layer on the bottom. That puts it over the top! Can’t wait to try it!

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  18. 18
    Bill says:

    My day is now complete now that I saw this post! :-) I love peanut butter pie but have never made one. This one is on my list! Great post.

  19. 19
    Kristin says:

    I just made this yesterday for my son’s girlfriend who loves peanut butter for her birthday.She thought it was great!
    This has established itself as a new household favorite.Thank you for the recipe.:)

  20. 20

    My heart just skipped a beat! I love peanut butter and chocolate together and this pie not only looks stunning but sounds amazing! I could eat the whole pie all by myself!

  21. 21
    Bill says:

    I don’t usually like sweet things first thing in the morning, but I gotta tell ya that this pie needs to be on a plate in front of me next to my coffee! Chocolate and peanut butter together can’t be beat. Great post!!

  22. 22
    Jelli says:

    I love pb and cream cheese. This pie looks gorgeous, so gorgeous I almost went for my screen with the fork! Pinning!

  23. 23
    Caitlin says:

    If you don’t have time to chill overnight, what is the least amount of time you reccommend to still have the pie set up?

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    S Gray says:

    Hi I was wondering if you can taste the cream cheese once it’s mixed in as my hubby loves peanut butter but doesn’t like cream cheese or could you use a natural yogurt instead? Thanks looks amazing, would love to surprise him with this

    • 25.1
      bblondie says:

      Thank you! I don’t think it tastes like cream cheese once it’s mixed – I just get the peanut butter! I wouldn’t recommend the yogurt because it’s not as stable as cream cheese and the pie will not hold up as well. Happy baking!

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    This pie kind of incorporates all of my favorite things girly! Ummm love all the peanut chunks! just perfection. Kinda gonna have to make this asap! Thanks for sharing. You really have a talent for making absolutely wonderful looking treats :D Have an awesome weekend!

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    Heather says:

    Do you recommend using store bought or can I use homemade or natural peanut butter? Whole Foods has an awesome honey roasted peanut peanut butter.

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    Oh man I shouldn’t have looked at this at 9am!!! Now I want this for breakfast, hahaha. It looks amazing! And no bake = win in my book!

    And looking forward to meeting you at the BHG Style event in NYC in a few weeks!

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    Lisa says:

    I am celiac and always have trouble buying or finding a dessert that is gluten free and tastes good. Just for fun I made the graham cracker crust with Kinnikinnick gluten free graham crackers. I think this is the happiest I have been in 7 years. Excluding a rare selection of restaurants in Toronto, NYC, Boston and Las Vegas this is probably the best dessert I have been able to have and thoroughly enjoy. I have made this on a minimum of 12 occasions and no one knew the crust was gluten free. I hope others who are celiac and gluten free are also able to enjoy this!

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