Easy Peanut Butter Pie Recipe - Best No Bake Peanut Butter Pie! (2024)

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posted by Crissy Pageon Feb 9, 2018 (updated Mar 9, 2024) 63 comments »

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Our easy no bake peanut butter pie recipe is sweet, creamy and completely delicious.

When I say that my easy peanut butter pie recipe is EASY, I really mean that it’s easy. I’m talking no-brainer easy! This is my go-to pie recipe for carry-in events and holidays because you can quickly make it using a store bought graham cracker crust and a few simple ingredients.

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Furtherore, this easy peanut butter pie tastes just rich and creamy as those fancy slices of peanut butter pie that you pay five dollars a piece for at your favorite restaurant!

Peanut Butter Pie Ingredients

  • 1 9-inch graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 container whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter

I’m basically obsessed with this peanut butter cream pie. It’s my personal favorite pie right now because the texture is like a cloud.

You can make your own graham cracker crust if you want, but I love having a dessert recipe option that is easy to put together and spoon into a store-bought crust. This is a great option if you need to make several pies to take to an event or if you’re going to have a big crowd over for a special holiday meal.

I also make a version of this easy recipe that has an OREO cookie crust which is really good as well. If you’re a fan of chocolate, don’t miss my chocolate peanut butter pie recipe.

That’s part of what makes this easy pie so great. There are really a number of ways you can make this recipe your own by swapping out some of the ingredients.

You can garnish the top of your pie with the peanut butter crumbles that I used here (get the instructions below), with chocolate curls, chocolate chips or even crushed graham crackers.

I think these peanut butter crumbles are really pretty so I usually tend to garnish the top of my pie with them.

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No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

This was originally an Amish peanut butter pie recipe that I got out of an Amish cookbook. I’ve made a few changes over the years, but you really can’t go wrong with those classic Amish dessert recipes. There are quite a few peanut butter pie recipes out there, but I hope you’ll give this one a try. The flavor and texture of the pie is just perfect in my book.

Love Amish recipes? Don’t miss this recipe for the best shoo fly pie.

In fact, I’m totally craving a piece right now!

Try my Easter Peanut Butter Pie and these 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies.

RELATED: Don’t miss my these easy-to-make peanut butter fudge, peanut butter balls, my old-fashioned peanut butter cookies, and my famous peanut butter no-bake cookies.

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You can also watch our tutorial video below to learn how to make this easy peanut butter pie. Enjoy!

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Yield: 8 servings

Additional Time: 5 hours

Total Time: 5 hours

Our simple no bake peanut butter pie recipe is a delicious and quick treat. It's perfect for holidays, special occasions or any time!


For the pie filling

  • 1 ( 8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ( 8 oz.) container whipped topping, thawed

For the peanut butter crumbs on top (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter


For the pie filling

  1. In a medium bowl beat the cream cheese and the peanut butter until well blended and smooth. Add the powdered sugar and beat until well blended. Gently fold in 1 ½ cups of the whipped topping just until combined.
  2. Pour into the crust and spread evenly. Spread the remaining whipped topping over the top. Sprinkle with the peanut butter crumbs.
  3. Chill for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight.

For the peanut butter crumbs on top (optional)

  1. In a small bowl, using a fork, cut the peanut butter into the powdered sugar until crumbs are formed.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 620


originally published on Feb 9, 2018 (last updated Mar 9, 2024)

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63 comments on “Easy Peanut Butter Pie Recipe”

  1. mark pinnell Reply

    It was Delight

    Rating: 4

  2. Joanne smith Reply

    I have been making this pie for at least 15 years and this is the easiest and absolutely the best good old peanut butter pie recipe you will love it!

  3. Deanna Osborne Reply

    I love your recipes! Please forward to me any easy basic meal for two and any/all AMISH recipes.
    Thank you!

  4. Mike Oxlong Reply

    Love this recipe. Always turns out and its always a favorite of my family. Thank you

    • Elizabeth Reply

      In the beginning it says a 9 inch Graham cracker crust.

  5. Joelle Reply

    Can this pie be frozen?

    • Ron Merriman Reply

      Can you freeze peanut butter pie

  6. lynn Reply

    I think this is the best peanut butter pie I’ve ever had!! And it is so incredibly easy. I will definitely be making this again and again.

  7. Virginia Reply

    This dessert was so delicious and easy to make. My family says it is a KEEPER!

  8. Gina Reply

    AWESOME! This is very rich so slices can be smaller. Made this for a neighbor who loves peanut butter…all I can say is WOW! I have never left a review on here before but this was a must!

  9. Terri Reply

    Made this with chocolate gram crackers. Yummy 😋

  10. Christina Reply

    This is my favorite peanut butter pie! I use a regular pie shell and pour some hot fudge in the bottom before cooling. Then chopped up Reese’s on top. So good!!!

  11. Marsha Reply

    Is there a way to stiffen up the whipped topping (cool whip)

    • Jane Marie Gramza Reply

      Maybe a little more powdered sugar?

      • Jim

        Yes. The only way I could think of would be to make your own whipped topping with heavy cream and sugar and beat it until it reaches your desired firmness.

  12. Lynda White Reply

    Jan 2020I made this pie for a friend for his birthday. He loves peanut butter cookies, and I had an extra pie crust I had made, so made the pie instead! I did add about a 1/4 cup more peanut butter. Everyone enjoyed the pie. I will definitely make it again!

    Rating: 5

  13. Carolee Reply

    I used a Oreo crust & added Crushed Oreos to topping. It was a big hit at Thanksgiving dinner.

    Rating: 5

  14. wendy Reply

    Been making this exact recipe for years but without the topping. sounds like a great addition. no one can resist it. and oh so easy!!!

    Rating: 5

  15. Sparkle Reply

    Could I make my own whipped cream, or would you recommend the store bought container?

  16. Renee Reply

    This was so easy and so good! Pie didn’t last long.

    Rating: 5

  17. Chatty Cat Reply

    Love this recipe, I made this last week for a small gathering of friends and family; everyone loved it! Definitely a keeper! I made a homemade cinnamon Graham cracker crust! Yummy tasting crust!!❤️❤️?S

    Rating: 4

  18. Janice Reply

    Absolutely wonderful! My hubby said it was the best peanut butter that he had ever eaten !

    Rating: 5

  19. Crissy Reply

    This pie was amazing! I used an Oreo pie crust and no peanut butter crumbs, absolutely yummy!

    Rating: 5

  20. Teresa B Reply

    Made it and everyone loved it. Will definitely make again.

    Rating: 5

  21. Lynn Timmons Reply

    I’ve made peanut butter pies for many years. Tonight I made one using your recipe. It’s very good. Thanks for sharing.

    Rating: 5

    • Peggy Hittle Reply

      Would you mind sharing your recipe?

  22. Joyce A Snyder Reply

    I have never eaten a piece of peanut butter pie but my boyfriend loves it. I looked up a recipe and found yours. I made it for him. Now mind you he is very picky but he absolutely loved it.Thank you for posting on Pinterest.Joyce

    Rating: 5

  23. Carrie Reply

    I make this same pie, but I like to put Smuckers Magic Shell Chocolate flavor on my graham cracker crust (use a silicone brush to spread it then freeze) then once the shell is frozen, I put in the filling and top with frozen Reece’s Peanut Butter miniature cups (the ones without the paper wrapper) that I broke up in a food processor. My family loves it! So many different things you can do with this pie. I love your idea for the peanut crumbles on top. May try that next time I make it.

    Rating: 5

  24. Rebekah Reply

    Question: Think you could make this pie ahead of time and freeze it? Can’t wait to make it! Thanks!

  25. Leslie Reply

    Just as you said, “Easy and Delicious” Family members are adamant that I make it again. I might try switching out the peanut butter for Nutella.

    Rating: 5

  26. Jamie Couch Reply

    Super easy and omg it’s good!

    Rating: 5

  27. Mike Reply

    Delicious and so EASY!

    Rating: 5

  28. Olivia Reply

    So I made this pie for Friendsgiving and it was a huge hit!! And so easy to make. I made a gluten free cookie crust and was able to share it with my friends who can’t have gluten which was a huge bonus!! Shared it with my Mom today and she said it was better than grandmas… needless to say I’ll for sure be using this recipe again! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Rating: 5

    • Barb Reply

      How did you make a gluten free cookie crust?

      • Olivia Gray

        I just followed an Oreo cookie crust but I used gluten free Oreos from Walmart for it!

  29. Nate Reply

    What is topping? I’m Aussie so perhaps lost in transport – we don’t have a product called topping that you thaw – to the best of my knowledge…?

    • Crissy Reply

      Hi Nate, so here we have a product called Cool Whip (which we refer to as ‘whipped topping’) that you buy in the freezer section. Looks like you don’t have that in Australia! You can also use the whipped cream you buy in the spray can or make your own whipped cream.

    • Leanne Reply

      Hi Nate, you are soooo lucky you don’t have that product it is made with petroleum oil by products it’s absolutely terrible (although it tastes amazing…crazy how if you add sugar to poison people will eat it…same sort of thing with this crap in my oh not so humble opinion) anyway having said that I’m using whipping cream which is a 35% milk fat you May call it double cream? I’m not sure if it will hold up because I’m also not using a store brand of peanut butter I’m using only the all natural no added anything so I’m not positive if it is going to remain silky and smooth but if I see the consistency weaken or begin to liquify I’m going to just put it in the freezer and then we can eat it as a frozen pie which should still taste amazing. Basically I changed the recipe up to be keto and for the crust I just used a little bit of almond flour and coconut and some butter and pressed it into the pan and put it in the oven for 10mins just long enough to brown them up a little ….so we shall see fingers crossed!

      Rating: 4

    • Lana Reply

      Hi, Topping is COOL WHIP Topping… It’s in the freezer section of any store so it has to be thawed, then kept in refrigerator after even if u don’t use it immediately, must always be refrigeratorated. U can also make meringue for pbutter pies. I would use that on pies with baked crust thouģh. Good luck. Lana

  30. Ellen Reply

    I make this in a chocolate crust with chocolate sprinkles on top. My sons’ all time favorite!!

    Rating: 5

  31. LCGUS Reply

    The peanut butter pie recipe is amazing! Super easy to make. A new family favorite!

    Rating: 5

  32. Rosemary Primley Stull Reply

    Excellent pie, very quick to make and enjoyed by all.

    Rating: 5

    • Crissy Reply

      Yay, glad you loved it!

  33. Marissa Reply

    Super easy and delicious!

    Rating: 5

  34. Virginia Smith Reply

    This pie looks and sounds delicious. Baking is one of my hobbies. I recently got into no bake goodies. I was skeptical at first, but when I took a bite of the no bake eclair cake, I was hooked. I am definitely going to make the peanut butter pie for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Rating: 5

  35. Vicki Taylor Reply

    Can you make this recipe as Bars, or if I need several pies, how much filling in each? Thank you

  36. PJ Reply

    I make my peanut butter pie the same way except I add crumbled butterfinger bars to the filling and crumble them over the top! Dee-lish!!

    Rating: 5

  37. sue Reply

    this pie looks and taste yummy

  38. Sophie Reply

    This look sooooo delicious ! I will put this recipe on my menu for next weekend. I’m sure all the family will enjoy it ! thank’s for sharing :)

  39. Linda Reply

    Hi Crissy, a lovely and easy dessert to make. Almost everyone loves peanut butter, Thanks for sharing this easy peasy dessert at DI&DI.

  40. Becki Smythe Reply

    Amazing! I made this yesterday and so freaking easy and so delish! So glad I gave it a go. I’m 40 and made my very first PB pie!!! LOL

    • Pat Wheeler Reply

      I know how you feel and I will be making my first Peanut Butter Pie in 5 days for Thanksgiving Dinner. Thank you all for making this possible for me.

    • Lana Reply

      Becki…CONGRATS on your 1st PButter pie…..guess what!! I’m 71 & ABOUT TO MAKE MY 1ST….LOL. Ate many in Texas yrs ago that I got at a bakery in Tomball north of Houston. She retired & In so disappointed that I never got her recipe. My daughter & always order one for our birthdays. I love PB. I have s secret PB topping recipe for on ice cream. And created my own recipe for a dessert contest using the PButter topping & won 1st place. I’ve never shared the topping recipe though. I’d love to sell it to a major restaurant, along with my original dessert too that was SOOOO DELICIOUS. Also, NEVER be afraid to LEARN OR TRY THINGS. I still learn every day or every week… something!! I think it keeps me young at heart!!! Good luck!!! Lana

  41. Mary-the boondocks blog Reply

    I am a huge peanut butter lover so I can definitely see making this super easy dessert! Pinning for the future.

    • Becki Smythe Reply

      Make it!!! Super easy and super delish!

  42. Miz Helen Reply

    Your Peanut Butter Pie looks amazing! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  43. kristin mccarthy Reply

    peanut butter is my ultimate vice. I cant even keep it in the house because I will eat it by the spoonsful

  44. Debra Bolocofsky Reply

    This looks delicious.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  45. Julie Christiansen Reply

    My kids love anything peant butter flavored… they would LOVE this, and I appreciate that it is easy to prepare! Pinning to try later!

  46. Gentle Joy Homemaker Reply

    I can see why you would crave a piece of this… it looks like a wonderfully comforting dessert. :)

  47. April J Harris Reply

    Oh my goodness, it is easy – and oh so delicious too! Visiting from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage. I’d love for you to share this yummy Peanut Butter Pie at my weekly link party – Hearth and Soul too. I hope you will pop by!

  48. Laurie Reply

    Popping over from Brag About It to thank you for sharing with us again this week! This pie looks delicious!! Pinned to share! Have a great week.

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Easy Peanut Butter Pie Recipe - Best No Bake Peanut Butter Pie! (2024)


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Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 9g19%
Calcium 36mg3%
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