No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

No-bake your way to deliciousness with this No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie!

No-bake your way to deliciousness with this No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie!Woah.  It’s almost July.  Why, hello there, July!  I must admit that July is one of my favorite months.  Not only is it the peak month for summer shenanigans, but it’s also my birthday month.  (On a related note, July seems to come around faster and faster each year…)  This summer has been excellent so far as we tromp around with little Robbie.  It’s fun to see him experience new things for the first time.  

Take grass for instance.  To me, grass is nice but it’s just there.  It’s something I have to mow every week or two.  But for Robbie, grass meant a confused look and then a laugh as it touched his bare feet.  It meant almost an hour of entertainment…seriously.  It meant trying to put it in his mouth.

No-bake your way to deliciousness with this No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie!But let’s roll the clock back to last summer for a moment.  Laura and I were down in Nashville visiting my mom and sister, and they were throwing me an early birthday party.  All birthday parties require cake.  Seriously.  That’s a rule that should never be broken.  Birthdays require cake.  Candles are optional.  Cake is not.

My mother and sister clearly understood this rule though.  They were kind enough to have a delicious cake for my birthday.  But it didn’t stop there.  Over the course of our 5-day visit, we had cake one night.  And then there was a no-bake pie that showed up another night.  And I’m pretty sure an apple pie made an appearance in there somewhere, too.  I get it, though.  Company in town is a good excuse to treat yourself to a dessert or three!

No-bake your way to deliciousness with this No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie!As we were enjoying that no-bake pie while sitting on my mom’s back porch, she described how incredibly easy it was to make.  It basically involved a pie shell, some whipped topping and a couple of candy bars.  It was almost silly how easy it was to make.  And it was almost silly how fast that no-bake pie disappeared, too.

No-bake your way to deliciousness with this No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie!This No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie is a twist on that recipe that my mom made last summer.  It’s also silly easy to make.  Although, to be fair, I’m not sure I can really use the title ‘no-bake’ as I do bake the crust for a few minutes first.  But you could always just use a store-bought crust…then it would definitely be no-bake.  Either way, we’re going with it.  The pie itself doesn’t get baked, so I’m calling this one a No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie.  It screams summer deliciousness…and it screams incredibly easy to make!  Enjoy!

P.S.  If chocolate + peanut butter is your thing, check out this Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake.  It’s not ‘no-bake’, but it’s well worth the baking effort!

No-bake your way to deliciousness with this No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie!

No-bake your way to deliciousness with this No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

No-bake your way to deliciousness with this No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 587kcal

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 18 Oreo cookies separated and filling removed
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted

For the Filling

  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 16 oz. frozen whipped topping thawed

For Garnish

  • Mini chocolate peanut butter cups chopped
  • Chocolate syrup

Instructions

For the Crust

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Place the Oreo cookies in a food processor or mini-chopper. Pulse until finely ground. Transfer mixture into a large bowl.
  • Stir the melted butter into the remaining mixture and then press into bottom and sides of 9” pie pan. (Tip: A flat-bottomed glass is helpful to press the mixture into the pie pan.)
  • Bake crust for 10 minutes. (To avoid turning the oven on, you can freeze this crust for 1 hour instead.)
  • Remove pan from oven and set aside to cool.

For the Filling

  • Using a handheld mixer, beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar.
  • Add peanut butter; beat until well-combined.
  • Next, add ½ of the whipped topping; beat until well combined.
  • Transfer mixture into cooled pie crust.
  • Spread remaining whipped topping on top of pie. Drizzle chocolate syrup on top of pie and then garnish with chopped peanut butter cups. Refrigerate pie for at least 3 hours before slicing. (Note: Pie can be refrigerated overnight.)

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47 Comments

  1. I’m sorry. I’m trying to pay attention to all those musings on grass and mowing and whatnot, but I’m distracted BY THE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS EVERYWHERE. Sorry, but you hit my happy place. This pie is amazing. I want to marry it.
    But if you think Robbie loves grass, has he been in sand? They love the beach. Can spend hours there. The perfect vacation spot for little kids!

    1. Hahaha! It’s ok, I’m distracted by peanut butter cups, too, Mir. They just have this captivating property about them…in fact, you could call them magnetic. As in they are attracted to my mouth. Funny how that works! 🙂 On a side note, Robbie hasn’t seen sand yet. That will be a fun new adventure, but we have to actually find some sand around here first!

  2. Wow this sounds unreal! There’s nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter! And I totally agree–every birthday requires cake, or at least some form of delicious dessert! 🙂

  3. Hahaha – aww yes, it’s wonderful how them little ones find so much joy in the little things. Grass, oatmeal, sand, wrapping paper, boxes – Lil Shashi had a thing for wrapping paper and boxes – forget the present – she would play for hours with the wrapping paper and boxes and would cry big salty tears if I tried to throw them away – needless to say, you know what her playroom was filled with!
    And reading ” All birthday parties require cake” makes me realize the reason we are friends! YES to cake – and your bday is in July? When? OOh we might just have to bring you a late bday present when we come by – tho am holding it hostage till I get cake AND this peanut butter pie!
    Kidding…kidding…maybe…

    1. Hah! The wrapping paper and boxes comment about lil Shashi reminds me of our dogs. Well, one dog in particular. Christmas morning is always a wonderful day in his world as there is wrapping paper everywhere. Forget the present…he wants the box! 🙂

      So my birthday is before you guys get here (16th), and you better not bring me a present. You guys coming up to visit is present enough!! And you’ll have to put in an order for yummy treats before you arrive. Deal?

  4. Hi David! The minute I saw the picture I thought of your Reese’s cake which is amazing! As I am sure this pie will be! I always have a bag if minis on hand for baking and admittedly it takes a good deal of restraint to not eat them. I do hide them from Gary…he has NO willpower when it comes to candy!

    1. Haha! You’re quick, Dorothy! That Reese’s cake is delicious…super rich, but super delicious. This no-bake pie is similar, although not quite as rich in my opinion. It’s perfect for a hot summer day though! And don’t even talk to my about willpower when it comes to candy…haha…

  5. David, you’re absolutely right about a Birthday cake – it’s a must. You might remember I’ve mentioned a few times Karlsson-on-the-Roof who would say he prefered eight Birthday cakes with one candle instead of one cake with eight candles. I think it’s the only one way you should consider your birthday cakes. So if by any chance you manage to have few cakes for your Birthday party, but you won’t manage to make them disappear, you can always expect my help:) Especially if you need to make this delicious peanut butter no bake (baked – doesn’t matter) cake to disappear.

    1. Yes! I do remember that comment from Karlsson-on-the-Roof…and he’s absolutely right! Although even I might get tired by the 7th or 8th cake. Maybe. I’m with ya though…baked, no-bake, it’s all good when it comes to birthdays. Thanks so much, Ben! 🙂

  6. I hate to admit it, but I just don’t like peanut butters….at all. Now my kids and husband LOVE peanut butter. If I want to make them really happy, I will make this pie. It just means, none for me and no licking of the fingers. It’s the only time I have any self control at all. 🙂

    1. Oh no! Well, maybe you can surprise the kids and hubby with this pie…and then go make yourself a chocolate version. (No sharing!) 🙂

    1. I know, right, Dannii? I see grass, and I think ugh…I need to mow that. Robbie sees grass, and he’s like “I wanna go play with that…and put it in my mouth.” 🙂

  7. aww kids are so cute and innocent…it’s the little things that make them happy, wish we could do the same when we are adults! loving this pie, all those peanut butter cups on top, omg, I need some!

    1. I totally agree, Medha! Creamy, chilled peanut butter is so darn tasty. This pie didn’t last long around here, and I’m thinking we need another one for this weekend! Happy early 4th of July!!

    1. Hey Miriam! I think we can arrange for some extra chocolate and peanut butter cups on top of your slice. 🙂 Thanks so much!

    1. Haha! Yes, indeed. I think I could eat a new dessert every night…followed by a stop at the gym every morning. 🙂 Thanks so much, Megan…happy early 4th of July!

    1. Woohoo! Let’s meet in the middle of have a birthday celebration on July 24! I’ll bring the no-bake peanut butter pie. 🙂 Thanks, Tonya!!

  8. I think you’re right to call it a no-bake pie. The only thing you’re not right about is that you seem to not have FedExed one to me in box with cool packs, and you KNOW how I love whipped topping.

    1. I think we can arrange for you to lay in the grass with Robbie. Do you accept babysitter payment in the form of pies? Because if so, then you should just plan on moving in! Haha! Hope you had an awesome 4th, Rachelle! 🙂

    1. Mine is the 16th…when is your hubby’s?? Cheers to July birthdays! (Ok, and August birthdays, too.) Maybe you can make a peanut butter pie for both birthdays! 🙂

    1. This one is indeed perfect for summer, Thalia…it’s quick and easy, and it’s served cold. Perfect for these really hot and humid days that we’re having around here right now. Thank you!! 🙂

    1. Haha! Note that the main shot only has one slice in it. 🙂 Thanks so much, Kelsey…this is a super delicious (and easy!) dessert for the summer. The hardest part is letting it sit in the fridge to get cold. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have an awesome weekend!

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