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    filed under: Pies + Tarts on May 23, 2018

    This unbelievably creamy Peanut Butter Pie with Peanut Butter Filled Cookie Crust is going to be your new favorite dessert! Bursting with peanut butter flavor and smooth as silk!

    Peanut Butter Pie

    I decided to make this pie after my weekly shopping trip. I found these cookies… these amazing chocolate covered peanut butter filled cookies… that I have been dying to try. And I am so glad I did! Not only are these cookies the crunchy topping covering our creamy peanut butter filling, but they are the crust as well! Let me tell you, this crust is AMAZING. Those cookies are so packed with rich chocolate fudge and smooth peanut butter filling, I did not even need to add butter like I would with a traditional pie crust!

    Ingredients for Peanut Butter Pie

    Peanut Butter Pie

    This pie only has a few ingredients but it sure does pack a punch. The cream cheese + peanut butter + confectioners sugar = a peanut butter lovers dream come true.

    Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

    How to Make Peanut Butter Pie

    The most important part of this recipe is the room temperature ingredients. To ensure that your filling is creamy you need the cream cheese to be softened or at room temperature.

    There is nothing better than peanut butter and chocolate, and this pie is the best of both worlds. That cookie crust is heaven and adds the slightest bit of texture to the seriously silky peanut butter filling.

    This pie can be assembled very quickly, but you should chill it for about 2 hours before serving.

    I used a 7-inch pan for this recipe. I love a mile-high pie and was especially pleased with this one!

    No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

    Can You Make This Without The Cookie Crust?

    Yes, you sure can. I recommend a chocolate cookie crust. To make that crust: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Crush 20 Oreo’s or another chocolate cookie until they are fine crumbs. (A food processor works great for this.) Pour 4 tablespoons melted butter over the top and stir with a fork to combine. Press into a pie pan and bake until set, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

    5 from 3 votes
    Peanut Butter Pie
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cooling Time
    3 hrs
     
    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Peanut Butter Pie
    Servings: 8
    Calories: 695 kcal
    Author: Amanda
    Ingredients
    Crust
    • 18 Peanut Butter Filled Cookies, chopped fine in a food processor
    Filling
    • 16 oz. Cream Cheese, (2 packages) softened
    • 2 cups (516g) Peanut Butter
    • 1 1/2 cups (188g) Confectioner's Sugar
    • 8 ounces Whipped Topping
    Topping
    • 8 ounces Whipped Topping
    • 4-6 Peanut Butter Filled Cookies crushed
    Instructions
    Crust
    1. In a food processor, pulse cookies until they are a small crumb. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom and sides of a 7" or 8" pie pan in an even layer. Place in refrigerator while making the filling.

    Filling
    1. In another large bowl using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar and mix until combined.
    2. Fold in whipped topping until just combined. Transfer mixture to prepared crust and smooth into an even layer.
    3. When ready to serve, top with whipped topping and chopped Peanut Butter Filled Cookies.
    4. Place in refrigerator to chill, 3 hours up to overnight.

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    Comments

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! I do have one question. I have made cookie crusts pie shell but have always used butter mixed with the crumbs to form the shell. In your photo of ingredients I notice sticks of butter. Was butter missing from the cookie crust pie shell?

      Great question! When I took the picture I had intended on using the butter to bind the cookies for the crust (as you mentioned, the traditional method). But after testing the recipe a couple times, I realized I didn’t need the butter! The peanut butter in that cookie acted as the binding. So no butter needed. 🙂

    Trying to make the peanut butter pie, you post CRACKERS AND COOKIES which is it? Can not locate the Banton cookies anywhere in my area?

      They are similar to Girl Scout Tagalong Cookies.

    this peanut butter pie looks amazing. I am going to follow your filling directions to the letter. However I am going to use a Graham cracker crust and use your chocolate ganache for the chocolate flavor. I love new recipes to play with. I’ll send a picture when it’s done. Aldie’s is also one of my favorite stores.

    I used to have lunch in a restaurant, now closed, that served an amazing peanut butter pie. I’ve been meaning to recreate it for years. But I think I’m going to try your recipe. The one from my memories had a graham cracker crust. A peanut butter cookie crust seems a bit over the top. So the pie will be perfect!

    This pie looks like it is very easy. My grandkids love peanut butter, so this pie is right up their alley!! What is the brand name on the cookies? Thanks very much for sharing this recipe.

    Wondering if I could double this recipe and use in a 13×9 pan for company outing? Thoughts on this would be appreciated
    Thanks!

    I made this for a weekend party and it was a great hit! Easy to make – I love Aldi, but didn’t have time to get there, so I just bought a generic similar-type cookie at our local grocer and it worked just fine. You’re right – the crust doesn’t require any butter to bind together. I also varied by topping with the cool whip and chopped cookies as it was made (instead of waiting until it was served) because I wanted it ready to serve for our party and it worked just fine. An excellent, easy recipe that I’ll make again.

    Amazing!! So easy to be so delicious!! This was a fast and fun recipe to make with my 6 yr. old granddaughter!! She assisted with every step.

    If food processor is not available. Crush cookies in gallon zip lock bag. We used a rolling pin. Also used 4 regular size chopped up frozen peanut butter cups for garnish.

    Made peanut butter pie for a church dinner. It was easy & looked beautiful. I’m glad I licked the beaters because that was all I got. Thanks for sharing.

    Could this be frozen? It’s very rich, but yummy. I just don’t want any to go to waste😉

    Love all ur recipes

    Do you have the nutrition information for the peanut butter pie? Thanks

    Is this for one pie? I doubled it for two pies and ended up having to get another piecrust because there was so much filling. Delicious though!!

    I make a very similar recipe, however double it and I make a chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough as the crust and bake it in the bottom of a 9 by 13 pan

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