No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie – this easy no bake pie recipe is all peanut butter with a no bake graham cracker crust! It’s so creamy and everyone loves it!
Next weekend is my husband’s birthday and I have no clue what dessert to make him. If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you’ll know that Mel has his own tag, Mel ate it. You’ll notice there’s not a ton of recipes on that page, especially since for 6 of the 7 years I’ve been blogging I’ve only done dessert.
(I know what you’re thinking: I married a man who doesn’t like dessert and I run a dessert blog. I know, it’s ironic.)
Basically, other than the real food recipes on that page, you’ll notice 99% of the desserts are either carrot cake or peanut butter. In fact, those are the only things he ever really eats that I make. And really, he only eats them if (1) it’s Christmas, (2) it’s his birthday, or (3) I make him.
For his birthday I’ve made carrot cake ice cream cake, peanut butter cookies, peanut butter ice cream brownies, and naked carrot cake, among other things. He mostly likes ice cream or cookies, doesn’t much like cake (unless it’s carrot) and really doesn’t like pudding.
Pretty much, even though this recipe is all peanut butter, he wouldn’t want it. I should really just stick a candle in the main course and call it even. As it is, he’ll eat exactly one bite of whatever I make. So I’m still lost as to what to make him…any ideas?
In the meantime, YOU should make this peanut butter cream pie. It’s completely no bake with a graham cracker crust and it’s so creamy and delicious that I had to re-home it or I would have just taken a fork and a pie plate to the couch to watch Real Housewives.
I know that most of the time you see peanut butter and chocolate together in pies. After all, I’ve made a peanut butter chocolate cream pie and a peanut butter twix pie, and both have chocolate. But sometimes….sometimes I just want peanut butter. Is that weird?
Now, I’m not saying this pie wouldn’t pair amazingly with an Oreo crust, but I felt like graham crackers and peanut butter…which is actually another thing Mel likes…so I just went that route.
You could also use a peanut butter cookie crust…or maybe a chocolate chip cookie crust…or even a shortbread crust for this pie. Just make sure you fill it with an easy, no-bake peanut butter pudding filling.
Tips for making the perfect no-bake pie:
- You can definitely use a store bought crust if you want, but I love my graham cracker crust.
- Cheesecake or vanilla pudding mix would be perfect for this pie. There’s no cream cheese in the recipe, so it’s easier to mix!
- Just make sure you chill it at least 4 hours before slicing. If you need it faster, freeze it for about an hour.
- Top it with graham cracker crumbs or even some chocolate candy, if you want.
This is a “company pie” as I like to call it because if you don’t serve it when company is over you’ll eat the whole thing!
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
Yield: 10 servings
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie – this easy no bake pie recipe is all peanut butter with a no bake crust! It’s so creamy and everyone loves it!
- 1 9” pie crust (from scratch or store bought) Graham Cracker, Peanut Butter Cookie, Oreo, or Shortbread
- 1 box (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 containers whipped topping, divided
- Whisk pudding mix, milk, peanut butter, and vanilla together. Fold in one container of whipped topping. Pour into prepared pie crust. Cover with plastic wrap. Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Before serving: top with additional whipped topping.
- Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Pie can also be frozen for a cold treat or to store.