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No-Bake Peanut Butter Twix Pie #piday

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It’s PI DAY!!!!! My favorite day of the year!

It’s the day math nerds around the world join together and celebrate the best number in the world…Pi. 3.14 on 3/14.

Let’s celebrate with pie…a No-Bake Peanut Butter Twix Pie!

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So I have a slight bone to pick with the makers of Twix. Where did the (regular) Peanut Butter Twix go? WHERE? I swear they used to exist.

Growing up my mom loved the Caramel Twix. I always, always wanted the peanut butter ones. They didn’t show up often but when they did? Oh my. I’d eat off the peanut butter and then eat the shortbread cookie. (Are you surprised?)

Now? Now they only make PB Twix…with a chocolate cookie. I’m sorry, as much as I love chocolate and peanut butter that is not a Peanut Butter Twix. A Peanut Butter Twix has a shortbread cookie, a peanut butter layer, and is covered in chocolate.

Like this pie. This Peanut Butter Twix Pie.

It’s perfect for Pi Day. Pi Day is the best day of the year – and it deserves a party. A Pie Party.

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This pie is unbelievable. It’s my favorite pie, I think, ever.

The crust is made from shortbread cookies. I used Lorna Doone cookies, but you can use any other kind of shortbread cookie. (Note: other shortbread cookies might contain a higher butter content. The more butter in the cookies means you may need less to bind them.) The crumbs get mixed with melted butter and pressed into a 9″ pie plate. This pie is no-bake, so it’s perfect for warm days. Or because you’re too lazy to bake anything.

The filling is a mixture of cream cheese, sugar, whipped topping, and peanut butter. It’s rich. And fluffy. And it’s WOW.

I used low-fat cream cheese (as I usually do), Cool Whip Free (the fat-free kind), and Skippy Naturals Peanut Butter (the peanut butter I always use for every recipe). You can use your favorites: regular cream cheese, sugar-free, regular, or Cool Whip Lite, or a regular peanut butter.

Note: if you’re using a reduced-fat peanut butter, you may need to reduce the amount of sugar you add. Reduced-fat peanut butters, I find, have more sugar than regular to make up for the missing fat. So add a little less and taste as you go.

The topping is made from melting semi-sweet baking chocolate (my favorite brand is Ghiradelli) and mixing it with more whipped topping. It’s a really great trick!

The hardest part about making this pie is waiting the at least 4 hours before you cut it. It’s worth the wait, believe me. This pie is silky smooth, rich, and it tastes like a Peanut Butter Twix.

Unlike the new PB Twix which tastes nothing like a Peanut Butter Twix. Until the Twix makers come to their senses, this pie will have to do.

Not a problem though. This pie is better than the real thing. But then again I think that about most pies. And pi!

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Twix Pie #piday

Yield: 8-12 slices

No-Bake Peanut Butter Twix Pie #piday

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of shortbread cookie crumbs (like Lorna Doone, about 30 cookies)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese, room temperature (or you can use regular)
  • 1 cup peanut butter (I use Skippy Naturals, you can also use regular. If using reduced fat, you may need to lower the amount of sugar.)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 1/2 containers (8 ounces each) Cool Whip (fat-free, regular, or sugar-free)

Instructions

  1. Stir cookie crumbs and melted butter with a fork. Press into a 9” pie plate. Chill until ready to fill.
  2. Beat cream cheese until smooth with a hand mixer. Mix in peanut butter, sugar, and vanilla extract. Fold in 1 container (8 ounces) Cool Whip. It will require some stirring, but stir carefully. Some lumps will remain. Spread filling into pie crust.
  3. Melt semi-sweet chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring between each. They should melt and be smooth in about a minute. Stir in 1 cup (about half of the remaining tub) of Cool Whip. Spread over top of pie.
  4. Chill pie overnight (or at least 4 hours) before serving. Serve alone, or with more Cool Whip for garnish.

Notes

If you're not using Lorna Doone cookies, you may need less butter. Some shortbread cookies (like Walker's) have a higher fat ratio than others.

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This post is part of a Pi Day Party! A bunch of my friends and I got together to post pie today. My friend Julie organized it: she’s getting married next year on Pi Day! Pi Day next year is going to be epic. I’ve been looking forward to it for years: 3/14/15 (pi = 3.1415). I almost can’t wait!

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77 Responses to “No-Bake Peanut Butter Twix Pie #piday”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on March 14, 2014 at 3:29 am (#)

    I remember when you posted pie for Pi day last year and how into it you were! Have to say this totally creeped up on me and didnt realize it was Pi day til I saw it yesterday on another blog but i KNEW you’d have a pie :) And it looks like a stellar one!

  2. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness posted on March 14, 2014 at 3:50 am (#)

    I only heard about Pi day yesterday..ugh! Missed out!
    So, here’s the scoop, everyday I think you make your best recipe ever…but today I am SURE of it!
    Shortbread cookies, peanut butter, cream cheese, chocolate….Basically everything that I love in life in one easy pie!
    Drooling over this. Pinned!

  3. Chloe @ foodlikecake posted on March 14, 2014 at 4:58 am (#)

    That pie looks amazing!! A peanut butter twix pie = AWESOME

  4. Ashley @ My Midwest Table posted on March 14, 2014 at 6:46 am (#)

    No-bake pies are the best! This one looks amazing! I, too, wonder where the regular Peanut Butter Twix went? At least there’s this pie… :)

  5. Lori @ RecipeGirl posted on March 14, 2014 at 7:27 am (#)

    I’m dying here. Since I usually have peanut butter in some form for breakfast… like with bananas, I see good reason that it’s okay to have this for breakfast, don’t you think?

  6. Mom posted on March 14, 2014 at 7:39 am (#)

    Oh this does look yummy! Have a great pi day, Kiddo.
    xoxo, Mom

  7. Heather @ French Press posted on March 14, 2014 at 8:40 am (#)

    as soon as I saw this pic in the line=up I knew it had to be yours! holy cow YUM! enjoy your day :)

  8. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction posted on March 14, 2014 at 9:10 am (#)

    This needs to happen ASAP! Love the old peanut butter twix. . .I’ll have to get my fix with this pie!

  9. Wendy posted on March 14, 2014 at 9:21 am (#)

    This is the pie I need to celebrate Pi Day! All our favorite flavors and textures in an easy no-bake dessert?! Pinned. :) I wonder if I have any Cool Whip in the freezer or if I need to run out to the store…….

  10. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) posted on March 14, 2014 at 9:37 am (#)

    This pie is insane! I want it!!

  11. Danielle @ TheCharmItSpot posted on March 14, 2014 at 9:44 am (#)

    Yum! This looks delicious! I love the no-bake trend. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Niki posted on March 14, 2014 at 10:50 am (#)

    Loved the old PB Twix, the new ones just don’t cut it. I too ate the pb first, then the cookie. This looks like the perfect dessert for the weekend!

  13. Martha @ A Family Feast posted on March 14, 2014 at 12:56 pm (#)

    I LOVED the peanut butter Twix bars too – the new ones are good but definitely not as good as the original. Fantastic pie Dorothy (as always…)

  14. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron posted on March 14, 2014 at 1:06 pm (#)

    LOVE pi day! Twix is my favorite candy bar and I’m obsessed with peanut butter; this totally looks like my kind of pie! And a perfect way to celebrate the day :)

  15. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking posted on March 14, 2014 at 1:33 pm (#)

    PB Twix were my fave too!!!! I need this pie in my life!

  16. Alex posted on March 14, 2014 at 1:44 pm (#)

    I remember how happy I was when peanut butter Twix came back. Then I tried it and it was horribly wrong. Chocolate cookie was not right. I used to eat the peanut butter layer and cookie layer separately. Maybe we should start a petition? A bring back Twix campaign? I’ll eat this pie in the meantime!

  17. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar posted on March 14, 2014 at 2:17 pm (#)

    This sounds delicious! Perfect for Pi Day! And i love how you eat the pb off your twix first – I do that with the caramel :)

  18. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen posted on March 14, 2014 at 2:28 pm (#)

    Now THIS is the most perfect pi day pie! =)

  19. Renee @ Two in the Kitchen posted on March 14, 2014 at 2:33 pm (#)

    Ummm, YUM!!! This pie looks heavenly!!! I forgot about those Twix PB bars! Good memories!!

  20. Kelley posted on March 14, 2014 at 2:58 pm (#)

    What a super fun pie! And no bake? Sign me up!

  21. Melissa posted on March 14, 2014 at 4:05 pm (#)

    Love Twix bars! I didn’t realize it was Pie Day, so bummed! But next year I’ll be ready for the big one :) Love all your pies Dorothy! Happy Pie Day!

  22. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie posted on March 14, 2014 at 4:09 pm (#)

    What a fun way to change up peanut butter pie.

  23. Hezzi-D posted on March 14, 2014 at 4:56 pm (#)

    Anything with Twix is a winner in my book! YUM!

  24. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on March 14, 2014 at 5:26 pm (#)

    You make the best pies. My son informed me that next year is HUGE for math enthusiasts. I’m sure you know it already…3/14/15 at 9 something…LOL….

  25. Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled posted on March 14, 2014 at 5:52 pm (#)

    Happy Pi Day, loved your selfie with your cute pi day shirt that you shared on Instagram! :) And this pie looks delicious, I love Twix candy bars and I can’t wait to try it! :)

  26. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on March 14, 2014 at 6:08 pm (#)

    whoa! I didn’t even knew pb twix’s existed!!! if I did I would have eaten a bunch by now! I’m not in love with caramel twix but pb twix? uh yeah that I can get into!

    This pie looks SO. DARNED. GOOD! That crust-crunchy yummy buttery goodness. That filling-LUSCIOUUUUUS! and it’s no bake! so I could enjoy it allll summer longggg (and then no one would enjoy me at the pool in my swimsuit. some sacrifices are worth it :P)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 16th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

      No one has enjoyed me in my swimsuit for a very long time. Swim suits are overrated. :) Thanks Kayle!

  27. Laurie F. posted on March 14, 2014 at 6:41 pm (#)

    Happy Pi Day, Dorothy! Women math nerds are exactly what I want as an inspiration/role model for that daughter of mine! Yea, you!

  28. Crystal posted on March 14, 2014 at 7:33 pm (#)

    Love the pie!! Thanks for the recipe. Happy Pi Day!!

  29. Trish - Mom On Timeout posted on March 14, 2014 at 7:41 pm (#)

    Fabulous Dorothy! Just fabulous! Pinned and shared on FB :)

  30. Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas posted on March 14, 2014 at 7:51 pm (#)

    YUM! This is the perfect hot day pie! It sounds so good. I eat my Twix like you do, a layer at a time. It’s so much better that way.

  31. Tieghan posted on March 14, 2014 at 8:49 pm (#)

    Perfection, Dorothy! You make these best pies though, so I am totally not surprised. Love this one!

  32. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting posted on March 14, 2014 at 11:02 pm (#)

    I want this pie much more than your average dessert. I am SUCH a fan of the PB Twix! I also have never mixed melted chocolate with cool whip but it looks heavenly!!!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 16th, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks Julianne!

  33. Sydney posted on March 15, 2014 at 1:29 am (#)

    yum this looks great! I LOVE peanut butter.

  34. Sydney posted on March 15, 2014 at 1:29 am (#)

    yum this looks great! I LOVE peanut butter!

  35. David @ Spiced posted on March 15, 2014 at 5:39 am (#)

    You had me at Twix…and then you had to go and add the peanut butter. Amazing! Pinning for later.

  36. Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama posted on March 15, 2014 at 5:49 am (#)

    Wow, Dorothy! This looks amazing! :) Pinned.

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 16th, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks for the pin Carrie!

  37. Juana posted on March 15, 2014 at 7:58 am (#)

    Hey there! Would you mind iff I share your blog with my facebook group?There’s
    a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your content.
    Please let me know. Thanks

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 16th, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      Please do Juana!! Thanks!

  38. Shannon @ Bake.Frost.Repeat posted on March 15, 2014 at 8:07 am (#)

    Holy cow, you had me at Twix and then I kept reading and saw Lorna Doone’s!!! WHAT?!?!?! So, this pie might become MY all time favorite!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 16th, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      Thanks Shannon!!

  39. whatjessicabakednext posted on March 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm (#)

    This looks divine- you’ve used my favourites chocolates!

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  41. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen posted on March 15, 2014 at 2:21 pm (#)

    I think I would get along more with your momma I HATED PB Twix only because I felt like I was being jipped of the caramel!! LOL I always eat the shortbread cookie first and leave the chocolate and caramel for last, funny how we all have our ways of doing/eating things!! LOL The PB filling does look outrageous though!! What a fabulous idea for a pie :)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 16th, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      I ate the caramel Twix that way too! :)

  42. Amy posted on March 15, 2014 at 7:18 pm (#)

    Dorothy, you are just the cutest lady ever. I love it when your smart nerdy side combines with your baking — the pie results are ALWAYS incredible! You know, you could probably offer to do a sponsored post for Twix… And then mention how much you love and miss their classic PB Twix… And see if they’d start making them again! With how awesome you are, they’d totally do it. :) I can’t wait to see what you do for next year’s epic Pi Day too!!

  43. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking posted on March 15, 2014 at 7:35 pm (#)

    You tell those Twix makers what’s up! I do also happen to agree with you. The layers should go just like they do in this delicious looking pie!

    Where was I on Pi day? Seriously, I should have been all over this faux-holiday since I have a BA in Math!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 16th, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      I’m a total dork, which is why I know all about it! :)

  44. Nicole posted on March 15, 2014 at 8:29 pm (#)

    I can see why this may just be your favorite pie … ever. It looks fantastic! Perfect for PI Day!

  45. Kelly - Life made Sweeter posted on March 16, 2014 at 4:16 am (#)

    This looks incredible Dorothy, you make the absolute best pies and this one is perfect for Pi Day! I love Twix and yes to all things peanut butter – I can definitely see why this could be your favorite pie – it is amazing! Pinning :)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 16th, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      Thanks for the pin Kelly!

  46. Emily @ Life on Food posted on March 16, 2014 at 11:48 am (#)

    I couldn’t get my act together this year to make a pie for Pi Day but I love seeing all of the creations. This one is totally a winner. Loving the No Bake Peanut butter.

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 16th, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks Emily!

  47. ang posted on March 17, 2014 at 8:51 am (#)

    I’m totally drooling all over my laptop – this pie looks incredible Dorothy!
    I pinned it to my PIE board :) Happy Belated PiDay.
    Ang
    jugglingactmama.com

  48. Lauren posted on March 17, 2014 at 1:50 pm (#)

    Dorothy, this looks amazing!! I’m loving everything about it!! Can’t wait to give it a try.

  49. ashley - baker by nature posted on March 18, 2014 at 7:20 pm (#)

    This is SO my kind of pie! And the fact that it’s no bake means it’ll be great all Summer too :)

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  53. Renee @ Awesome on $20 posted on March 29, 2014 at 10:12 pm (#)

    I only remember the peanut butter Twix with the chocolate cookie, and I almost always grab when on the rare occasion I see them in the store. This pie sounds fantastic. I can’t wait to give it a shot.

  54. Amanda Wilson posted on April 15, 2014 at 11:14 am (#)

    Help, maybe…I just made this Twix pie recipe and noticed that my chocolate topping looks lighter than your photo. Does it darken with the chilling? I used 4 oz. of the whipped topping because you said about half of the other 8 oz. tub, so no-brainer there, but did I just use too much in relation to the chocolate? (I used the exact amount for the chocolate and whipped topping, using a food scale). Thanks! I’m curious what I did that made it so much lighter than yours! :)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on April 15th, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      I don’t think mind darkened as it cooled, but as long as it tastes good it shouldn’t be a problem. Different brands and types of chocolates might produce different colors. I used a Ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate bar (the kind from the baking aisle, with ounces). Did you maybe use a milk chocolate? Or a different brand?

      • Amanda Wilson replied on April 15th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

        I used nestle semisweet mini chips. We’ll see how it turns out. Thanks for the reply!

        • Dorothy Kern replied on April 15th, 2014 at 6:16 pm

          That’s probably the difference in color. The taste shouldn’t be a problem! :) Enjoy!

          • Amanda Wilson replied on April 15th, 2014 at 11:28 pm

            I didn’t realize there’d be that much difference between brands. The pie was delicious!

          • Laura replied on August 25th, 2014 at 6:50 pm

            I had a MUCH light topping too, followed directions exactly with the exception of variety of chocolate as I only had milk chocolate on hand? I do think the type of chocolate would make a big difference, the darker more semi-sweet the better in this matter. Thanks for sharing!

  55. Ana posted on May 18, 2014 at 9:53 am (#)

    Hello,

    It will be a huge difference without cool whip? There’s any option to substitute? Thank you

    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 18th, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      You can try fresh whipped cream but it won’t be as stable. It should still be good though! Just make sure to eat it the day it’s made. Fresh whipped cream sometimes weeps and doesn’t last as long as a pie made with Cool Whip would!

      • Ana replied on May 18th, 2014 at 2:05 pm

        I used fresh whipped cream, let’s see how it is! You have beautiful recipes here, congratulations!

        Thank you.

  56. Tashiana posted on June 3, 2014 at 11:18 pm (#)

    I’m in love.

    With a peanut butter twix pie…

    *drop dead*

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  59. Heather posted on June 22, 2014 at 7:24 am (#)

    I just tried this pie & OMG!!! Too delicious for words. However, I did make some slight changes. First, I could not for the life of me find the peanut butter twix, so I substituted Reese’s Peanut butter cups. I aIso purchased a pre-made shortbread crust. I will definitely be making this again!!!

  60. Meg posted on August 9, 2014 at 11:19 pm (#)

    I made this but I feel like the topping didn’t turn out quite right. I used 2 ounces (4 squares) of the Ghiradelli semi-sweet baking chocolate and 1 cup of cool whip, however it turned to a thick mousse and wouldn’t spread, also it didn’t look anything like your pictures. any suggestions on what I did wrong and how to fix it next time? Thanks!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on August 10th, 2014 at 7:57 am

      I’m sorry Meg! I’m not sure exactly – I used Baker’s because I had that in my pantry (although I prefer Ghiradelli). The chocolate mixture is very thick, but I was able to spread it. Next time try adding more Cool whip to the chocolate – that would make it thinner. When the chocolate was melted was it smooth and silky, or did it possibly seize a little and turn a little thicker? That would also make the end result thicker. I think adding more cool whip would make it more spreadable!

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