Smooth and creamy, this easy Peanut Butter Pie is a delicious make-ahead dessert.
Smooth and creamy, this EASY no-bake Peanut Butter Pie is a delicious make-ahead dessert. Simply whip up the filling in less than 10 minutes, pour it into a ready-made graham cracker crust, and freeze overnight.
When you’re ready to serve, remove the peanut butter pie from the freezer and top with Cool Whip whipped topping. Add a drizzle of chocolate syrup on top and garnish with crushed Heath bar or chopped Reece’s Peanut Butter cups for a fun dessert everyone will love.
I know Peanut Butter Pie is one of my family’s favorite desserts ever! So easy and so good!
Joann’s Peanut Butter Pie
Smooth and creamy, this EASY Peanut Butter Pie is one of those make-ahead desserts that can be frozen for several weeks—perfect for drop in guests!
This recipe was shared with me several years ago by my sweet neighbor, Joann. She was always the epitome of the Southern hostess. Joann was welcoming and ready to offer her guests a cup of coffee and dessert, which she always just happened to have on hand.
I’ve kept it all these years and every time I make one of these tasty peanut butter pies, I have sweet memories of my sweet neighbor.
We haven’t been neighbors for some years now, but I’ll always remember the way that Joann and Clint welcomed us into our old neighborhood with open arms and immediately endeared themselves to our children. Jose and Papa—as our children and their grandchildren called them—were the sweetest!
Now, our girls are all grown up, have graduated college, and moved away. I’ll always cherish the way they were loved on by Jose and Papa for those 2o+ years that we lived on Sagefield Drive.
Just a few weeks ago, we were pleasantly surprised with Joann’s presence at Allison’s bridal shower. It was a sweet reunion for all of us!
Side note: This is wedding week! We’re all so excited to be welcoming a new son into the family—say a little prayer for this Mother-of-the-Bride as we wrap up all the last minute details, please!
Let’s make a pie!
My sweet neighbor, Joann, always served her peanut butter pie topped with a dollop of Cool Whip. I like to drizzle the pie with chocolate syrup and add a few crushed Heath bars or crumbled Reese’s cups. Either way, this dessert recipe is a keeper!
- 8 oz. heavy whipping cream
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 (9-inch) deep dish graham cracker crust
- Cool Whip, for garnish
- Place heavy whipping cream in a small bowl and beat until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
- Cream together cream cheese, peanut butter, and powdered sugar until smooth. Add milk and mix again until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream.
- Pour into the graham cracker crust and cover. Freeze overnight.
- To serve, allow to sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. Slice and top with Cool Whip.
If desired, drizzle each slice of pie with chocolate sauce and sprinkle with crushed candy bars (Reese's Cups or Heath Bars).
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 471Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 286mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 8g
Sheila Thigpen, author of Easy Chicken Cookbook and The 5-Ingredient Fresh and Easy Cookbook, is a recipe developer, food photographer, and food writer. She spent 20+ years as a business manager in the publishing industry before she retired in 2018 to focus on her passions — cooking, photography, and writing. Living near the beautiful Smoky Mountains, Sheila and her husband have two adult daughters and two fine sons-in-law, are active in their church, love to travel, and have a precious little granddaughter who has stolen their hearts. Follow Sheila on YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!