Looking for a hassle-free, scrumptious dessert? Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie is just for you! With minimal baking time and pantry ingredients, you can create a creamy, velvety peanut butter pie. Chocolate graham crackers and butter combine to make the perfect crust for the fluffy cream cheese and peanut butter filling. Top it all off with additional whipped cream and chopped peanut butter cups and dig in!
What You Need to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
First off, this pie is so appealing because you most likely have most of the ingredients on hand! Even if you don’t, you won’t have an extravagant grocery list to gather what you need to whip up this Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie. Here is what you need:
- Chocolate graham crackers (or chocolate sandwich cookies)
- Peanut butter
- Cream cheese
- Heavy cream
- Powdered sugar
- Chocolate peanut butter cups for garnish
Let’s Talk Peanut Butter
Secondly, if you’re anything like me, you most likely have a couple jars of peanut butter stashed in your cupboards – what a great way to help use them up! That’s partly how this recipe came to be: I realized I had a problem when I found four jars of PB in mine…
When making this recipe, I highly recommend that you use a creamy peanut butter. The reason being: you want a super duper creamy filling! If you’re dead-set on using crunchy peanut butter, you can give it a try, but you will have peanut speckles in your filling.
Are you Team Skippy or Team Jif for your peanut butter of choice? Comment below and tell me! 🙂
How to Make the Chocolate Crust
Thirdly, the other main thing you’re going to notice about this pie (besides the creamy, peanut butter filling, is the chocolate crust! I love to use finely crushed chocolate graham crackers becuase they are just the right amount of sweetness and chocolatey goodness. If you don’t have chocolate graham crackers on hand, you can also use finely crushed chocolate sandwich cookies, such as Oreos! Keep in mind that they tend to be a litte more sweet, so they will definitely add more decadence to this pie!
Looking for tips on crushing your chocolate graham crackers? I got you! There’s a couple ways to go about it:
- Put all chocolate graham crackers in a large, sealable plastic bag with the air pushed out of it. Use a rolling pin or something sturdy to crush the graham crackers.
- Use a food processor! Pulse until they are perfectly crumbly.
Tips for Making Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Finally, when it comes to actually making this decadent pie, you’ll be surprised by how easily it comes together! Here are some of my tips for when you are whipping together this Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie:
- Make sure the crust is completely cooled before you pour the filling into it. Otherwise, the heat will melt your filling!
- Refrigerate for at least a couple hours before serving so that you have clean slices and a set filling.
- I like to wait until just before serving to add on the whipped cream topping and chopped peanut butter cups for garnish. Otherwise, the whipped cream can “deflate” when sitting in the refrigerator.
We couldn’t get enough of this Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie. In fact, it quickly became our go-to midnight snack! You could catch us hiding behind the refrigerator door, fork in hand and snacking away on this beauty. Whether you’re serving it for a crowd, family gathering or just to have a peanut butter pie on hand, it’s pretty irresistible!
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PS: I snagged this fun, ruffled pie dish from Crate & Barrel and am in love!
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