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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie with a graham cracker crust, creamy peanut butter filling with peanut butter cups, chocolate ganache, and topped with fresh whipped cream and peanut butter cups. The best chocolate peanut butter pie recipe!

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie with a graham cracker crust, creamy peanut butter filling with peanut butter cups, chocolate ganache, and topped with fresh whipped cream and peanut butter cups. The best chocolate peanut butter pie recipe!

We have a huge Thanksgiving celebration every year. We dedicate an entire large table for just the homemade pies! I love to bring a new, showstopping homemade pie every year and this Thanksgiving, I will be making this No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie. 

This is for all of my chocolate peanut butter lovers out there! 

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie with a graham cracker crust, creamy peanut butter filling with peanut butter cups, chocolate ganache, and topped with fresh whipped cream and peanut butter cups. The best chocolate peanut butter pie recipe!

The beauty of this Peanut Butter Pie is that it is no-bake so no oven is needed and that is a big deal on Thanksgiving Day. 

It all starts with a homemade graham cracker crust. Then we whip up a light, fluffy peanut butter mousse studded with chocolate peanut butter cups. Then we make a creamy chocolate ganache with chocolate and heavy cream. It is all topped off with sweetened whipped cream and peanut butter cups. This is the most decadent pie!

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie with a graham cracker crust, creamy peanut butter filling with peanut butter cups, chocolate ganache, and topped with fresh whipped cream and peanut butter cups. The best chocolate peanut butter pie recipe!

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Ingredients:

Graham Cracker Crust:

  • Graham Crackers
  • Melted Butter

Peanut Butter Mousse Filling:

  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Cream Cheese — full-fat cream cheese
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Heavy Cream, whipped
  • Peanut Butter Cups, chopped

Chocolate Ganache:

  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • Heavy Cream

Whipped Cream:

  • Heavy Cream
  • Powdered Sugar

Garnish:

  • Peanut Butter Cups

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie with a graham cracker crust, creamy peanut butter filling with peanut butter cups, chocolate ganache, and topped with fresh whipped cream and peanut butter cups. The best chocolate peanut butter pie recipe!

How to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie:

  1. Start by making the graham cracker crust by pulsing the graham crackers and melted butter in a food processor. Press into a 9-inch pie plate. This Emile Henry Pie Dish is my favorite. I also love their Ruffled Pie Dish. Place in freezer while you make the filling.
  2. Make the peanut butter filling by whipping together softened cream cheese and creamy peanut butter for 5 minutes until it is fluffy and creamy. Add powdered sugar and vanilla.
  3. In another bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Once it is whipped, fold or mix into the peanut butter filling, making sure not to overmix and deflate the whipped cream. Fold in chopped peanut butter cups. 
  4. Pour into chilled pie crust or place in the freezer to chill for at least 25-30 minutes. It is important to let it harden before pouring the warm chocolate ganache on top.
  5. Make the chocolate ganache by melting chocolate and heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl. If you want additional peanut butter flavor, swap out some of the chocolate for peanut butter cups to make a chocolate peanut butter ganache.
  6. Pour the ganache over chilled peanut butter filling and place it back in the freezer to allow the ganache to set.
  7. Make the whipped cream for garnishing the pie by whipping heavy cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. When you are ready to serve, spread whipped cream on top of the pie or pipe the whipped cream around edges.
  8. Top with chopped peanut butter cups all over the pie. Keep chilled until ready to serve. Cut into slices.

Keep scrolling down to find the recipe card with more detailed instructions.

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie with a graham cracker crust, creamy peanut butter filling with peanut butter cups, chocolate ganache, and topped with fresh whipped cream and peanut butter cups. The best chocolate peanut butter pie recipe!

Q & A:

Can I use a Chocolate Oreo Cookie Crust instead of a Graham Cracker Crust?

Absolutely! This pie is so versatile and you can use a chocolate cookie crust, a graham cracker crust, or even an all-butter pie crust. 

If you are looking for a chocolate OREO crust recipe, click HERE.

What peanut butter cups should I use in Peanut Butter Pie?

You can use any brand of peanut butter cups but my favorites are Trader Joe’s Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and Reese’s.

Can I use low-fat cream cheese in this recipe?

I always suggest using full-fat cream cheese in this recipe because of its creamy texture.

Storage:

You can prepare this pie several days ahead of time. You can keep it covered in the freezer or refrigerator. I like to add the fresh whipped cream the day of so it is fresh.

To store leftover pie, keep it covered in the refrigerator or freezer.

If you love chocolate peanut butter, I also have a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pie with Oreo Cookie Crust

If you are looking for more pie recipes and Thanksgiving Recipes, click HERE.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

By: Modern Honey® - www.modernhoney.com
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie with a graham cracker crust, creamy peanut butter filling with peanut butter cups, chocolate ganache, and topped with fresh whipped cream and peanut butter cups. The best chocolate peanut butter pie recipe!
Prep Time: 40 minutes
3 hours
Total Time: 15 hours
Servings: 8

Ingredients  

Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 12 full Graham Cracker Sheets
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter (melted)

Peanut Butter Filling:

  • 1 1/4 cups Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream, whipped
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups Peanut Butter Cups, chopped

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 8 ounces Chocolate * (chocolate bar or chips)
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream

Garnish:

  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 4 Tablespoon Powdered Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Instructions 

Graham Cracker Crust:

  • Place the graham crackers and melted butter into a food processor and pulse until fine crumbs. Press into a 9-inch pie plate. Place in freezer for 10 minutes while you make the filling.

Peanut Butter Filling:

  • In a large mixing bowl, whip together softened cream cheese and creamy peanut butter for 5 minutes until it is fluffy and creamy. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and mix for 1 minute longer until it is mixed together.
  • In another bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Once it is whipped, fold or mix into the peanut butter filling, making sure not to overmix and deflate the whipped cream. Fold in chopped peanut butter cups.
  • Pour into chilled pie crust or place in the freezer to chill for at least 25-30 minutes. It is important to let it harden before pouring the warm chocolate ganache on top.

Chocolate Ganache:

  • Make the chocolate ganache by melting chocolate and heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments, stirring after each time. If you want additional peanut butter flavor, swap out some of the chocolate for peanut butter cups to make a chocolate peanut butter ganache.
  • Pour the chocolate ganache over chilled peanut butter filling and place it back in the freezer to allow the ganache to set. Let freeze for 1-2 hours.

Assemble Pie:

  • Make the whipped cream for garnishing the pie by whipping heavy cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.
  • When you are ready to serve, spread whipped cream on top of the pie or pipe the whipped cream around edges. Top with chopped peanut butter cups all over the pie. Keep chilled until ready to serve. Cut into slices.

Notes

What kind of chocolate should I use for the ganache?
I suggest using your favorite type of chocolate. If you prefer a sweeter chocolate ganache, I suggest using milk chocolate. If you prefer a darker chocolate ganache, I suggest using semi-sweet chocolate. You can also use half milk chocolate and half semi-sweet for the perfect balance.
Can I use a Chocolate Oreo Cookie Crust instead of a Graham Cracker Crust?
Absolutely! This pie is so versatile and you can use a chocolate cookie crust, a graham cracker crust, or even an all-butter pie crust. 
If you are looking for a chocolate OREO crust recipe, click HERE.
What peanut butter cups should I use in Peanut Butter Pie?
You can use any brand of peanut butter cups but my favorites are Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and Reese's.
Can I use low-fat cream cheese in this recipe?
I always suggest using full-fat cream cheese in this recipe because of its creamy texture.
Storage:
You can prepare this pie several days ahead of time. You can keep it covered in the freezer or refrigerator. I like to add the fresh whipped cream the day of so it is fresh.
To store leftover pie, keep it covered in the refrigerator or freezer.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Keyword: chocolate peanut butter pie, peanut butter pie
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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie with a graham cracker crust, creamy peanut butter filling with peanut butter cups, chocolate ganache, and topped with fresh whipped cream and peanut butter cups. The best chocolate peanut butter pie recipe!


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10 Comments

  1. Hi! Can you tell me the diameter and depth of the dish you used? I would really appreciate it. Thank you!!

  2. I made this for Thanksgiving, I was a superstar for it! So easy to put together, nice having a pie that doesn’t require any oven time. Will definitely make again!

  3. 5 stars
    Made this for Thanksgiving, and I’m 100% positive it was the only dessert without leftovers. Such a hit and was sooo good!

  4. 5 stars
    I made this pie for Thanksgiving and there were 5 other pies – guess which one was the most popular- yes this one. Took the last piece home and put it in the freezer- so yummy!

  5. 5 stars
    Made it for thanksgiving and it was a hit! Will definitely be making this all year long because there is always a need for peanut butter and chocolate pie!

  6. 5 stars
    Delicious peanut butter cup pie!! Very rich, so be mindful of how big a piece you slice lol. I made this pie and the Butterfinger Pie for Thanksgiving, and both were a hit! 🙂

  7. I’ve made a similar tart for years. Melissa always steps it up. Just finished off this scrumptious beauty. So easy! Make it for the non fruit pie eaters that agree with me – if it’s not chocolate it is not dessert!