This smooth and silky peanut butter pie has a hidden layer of chocolate, a crunchy peanut butter cookie crust and is topped with mini peanut butter cups!
We are a family of peanut butter lovers with peanut butter cups being up near the top of the list of our favorite candy bars. So, peanut butter pie was a huge win! The combination of the silky filling and crumbly pie crust is irresistible.
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My high school aged daughter ran home during a free period to pick up this pie to share with her friends. She had already shown them pictures of the peanut butter pie and they REALLY wanted some.
So she ran into the house, grabbed the pie with paper plates, plastic forks and napkins. She told me the pie was gone in less than two minutes. Even her friend Genevieve like it and she has never found a pie she likes!
Peanut Butter Pie Recipe FAQs
1. How can I make my own chocolate sauce
? To keep this recipe as simple as possible, I used chocolate fudge ice cream topping but chocolate ganache would be amazing as the bottom layer. To make it bring 1/2 cup of heavy cream to a boil. Pour it over one cup of chocolate chips and allow it to sit for three minutes. Then, stir until smooth.
2. Do I have to bake the crust? If you don’t want to turn the oven on, press the crust into the pan and place it in the freezer to harden instead of baking it.
3. Can I use real whipped cream instead of cool whip? The recipe calls for whipped topping (aka cool whip) but you can substitute equal amounts of whipped cream if you prefer.
4. How can I make the drizzle on the top look pretty? The melted peanut butter and chocolate drizzles will look more even when piped on the pie. Use a pastry bag or even a sandwich bag with the corner clipped off. Or a plastic squeeze bottle works great too!