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No-bake cream cheese peanut butter pie is an easy and amazing no-bake pie! The filling is so creamy and delicious inside a sweet, buttery, chocolate graham cracker crust. This is perfect for your next gathering!

No-bake pies are my favorite these days! So easy to put together and no need to preheat the oven! There are so many great varieties of them too! I could seriously make them once a week! This No Bake Banana Caramel Pecan Pie, No Bake S’mores Pie, and No Bake Lemon Pie are huge hits at my house as well!

A peanut butter pie with a few slices cut out of it.

No Bake Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Pie

A friend of mine showed me a video of this easy-to-make no bake pie. As I watched how it was made, I decided to make a few changes to it! In my opinion, all the yummy flavor in this pie starts with the buttery, sweet graham cracker crust. The video showed a pre-made crust, but I decided to make my own instead! Chocolate graham cracker crust really gives this no-bake cream cheese peanut butter pie a perfect thick, rich base. Chocolate and peanut butter, a match made in heaven right?

I decided to make this pie for the holidays. I needed something quick and easy and I love that it is no bake! It was the highlight of our meal and was completely gone in a matter of minutes. Of course you have to top it with some whipped cream and chocolate drizzle. That makes everything better right?

Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Pie Ingredients

The best part about this pie is its cream cheese peanut butter filling! It’s perfect on top of the crumbly chocolate graham cracker crust. This pie instantly became a favorite within the first bite!

Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust

  • Graham Cracker Crumbs: Chocolate or regular can be used. Crush before combining with sugar and butter.
  • White Sugar: The added sweetness makes this crust SO amazing!
  • Butter: Melted and mixed in with crumbs and sugar.

Peanut Butter Filling

  • Cream Cheese: I always make sure this is softened because it will easily blend with sugar and peanut butter.
  • Powdered Sugar: Beat together with peanut butter and cream cheese. It makes the filling smooth and sweet!
  • Peanut Butter: Use creamy peanut butter to keep your filling smooth and luscious.
  • Whipped Topping: I use cool whip and thaw in the refrigerator overnight before using.
  • Optional: Serve with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, or chopped nuts.

Let’s Make a Pie!

You are going to love this no bake peanut butter pie! Everything about it is incredible. Easy, no-bake, chocolate graham cracker crust, and a creamy peanut butter filling… what’s not to love?! Oh and don’t forget the whipped cream and chocolate drizzle! It almost looks too good to eat.

Crust

  1. Crust Mixture: In a medium-sized bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, white sugar, and melted butter until incorporated.
  2. Form Crust: Pour into a 8-9 inch pie pan and press firmly on the bottom and side of the pan to form the crust. Then put in the fridge while you make the filling.
  3. Bake: If you would like to bake the crust to help it form, bake at 375℉ for 8 minutes. let cool completely before adding the filling.

Filling

  1. Combine Ingredients: To make the filling: Beat the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and peanut butter until smooth. Afterward fold in the thawed cool whip until combined.
  2. Add to Crust: Pour into the graham cracker crust and spread evenly on top. Then chill for 2-3 hours or overnight.
  3. Add Toppings: Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup as desired before serving.
4-photo collage of pie filling being prepared.

Tips and Variations

This is one of my favorite no-bake desserts to make because it’s so easy to customize. You can add so many different types of garnishes and toppings!

  • Garnish Ideas: Shaved chocolate, mini chocolate chips, chocolate sauce, crushed peanuts, chopped peanut butter cup candy, sliced bananas, graham cracker crumbs, melted peanut butter. Try one or try all! No judgment here.
  • Oreo Crust: Substitute crushed Oreo cookies in place of standard graham cracker crumbs. Eliminate the sugar.
  • Make Your Whipped Cream From Scratch: Put a mixing bowl and whisk or whisk attachment into the freezer to chill for 20 minutes. Pour a pint of cold heavy whipping cream in the chilled bowl of a stand mixer (or use an electric hand mixer) and mix on high speed for 1 minute, or until stiff peaks form. For a little extra flavor, add a few drops of vanilla extract.
A slice of no-bake cream cheese peanut butter pie being served with a cake spatula.

Storing Leftover Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Pie

Now that you have this delicious no-bake pie made, here’s how to keep it tasting fresh and delicious. You’re lucky to have any left over! This always flies off the table at my house.

  • In the Refrigerator: Tightly cover cream cheese peanut butter pie with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to three days.

Can Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Pie Be Frozen? Yes! And since it’s so easy to double the recipe, then you always have one on hand in the freezer for unexpected guests. Trust me, if you don’t double it you won’t have leftovers. This pie goes fast! This pie will last in the freezer for one week. Thaw in the fridge before serving.

A slice of pie served on a stoneware plate, topped with chocolate drizzle.

Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust: (You can also use store bought)

  • cups graham cracker crumbs chocolate or regular can be used
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted

For filling:

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 8 ounces whipped topping such as cool whip, thawed
  • Whipped cream optional
  • Chocolate syrup optional

Crust

  • In a medium sized bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, white sugar, and melted butter until incorporated.

  • Pour into a 8-9 inch pie pan and press firmly on the bottom and side of the pan to form the crust. Put in the fridge while you make the filling.

  • If you would like to bake the crust to help it form, bake at 375℉ for 8 minutes. let cool completely before adding the filling.

Filling

  • To make the filling: Beat the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and peanut butter until smooth. Fold in the thawed cool whip until combined. Pour into the graham cracker crust and spread evenly on top. Chill for 2-3 hours or overnight.

  • Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup as desired before serving.


Updated on November 3, 2022

Originally Posted On: August 2, 2015


Serves: 8

Calories528kcal (26%)Carbohydrates37g (12%)Protein8g (16%)Fat40g (62%)Saturated Fat22g (110%)Cholesterol78mg (26%)Sodium441mg (18%)Potassium205mg (6%)Fiber2g (8%)Sugar26g (29%)Vitamin A934IU (19%)Calcium72mg (7%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Keyword cream cheese peanut butter pie, pie, pie recipe

 

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