No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

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No Bake Peanut Butter Pie is an easy no bake pie recipe for peanut butter lovers! It is loaded with peanut butter and a no bake graham cracker crust! It’s creamy and everyone loves it!

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!

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 created dessert recipes.

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 desserts 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 no bake peanut butter pie 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.

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!

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. Or if you’re in the mood for something other than peanut butter, try no bake Pina Colada cream pie or no bake banana cream pudding pie.

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!

Tips for making the perfect no bake peanut butter 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.

No bake peanut butter pie 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 yourself!

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No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

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!

Ingredients:

  • 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 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 containers whipped topping, divided

 

Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. Before serving: top with additional whipped topping.
  3. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Pie can also be frozen for a cold treat or to store.

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29 comments

  1. This sounds delish! Without chocolate it sounds like breakfast…lol

  2. Lovely peanut butter pie. Your peanut butter cookies are what drew me in, so I’ll definitely try the pie. What about trying peanut butter cookie peanut butter ice cream sandwiches for his birthday?

  3. Dorothy – This looks like such an easy but crowd-pleasing recipe. Everyone in my family loves peanut butter. I too am a carrot cake lover, but I don’t discriminate when it comes to dessert.

  4. Could a person add banana pudding or maybe mashed bananas? Needing something to take to a potluck that is using peanut butter and bananas?

  5. This looks like heaven in a pie plate! Seriously….I want the whole thing and yes it better be a company pie or I WOULD just go to town on the couch watching RHW with it! And this video…did amazing on my page 🙂

  6. What size container of whipped topping is used?

  7. What kind of pudding do you use?

  8. I have 3 nieces who are pre diabetic. Do you think this would be easy to make so them could eat it? How do you think I should do it?

    • Hi Elizabeth.

      I am also diabetic. I haven’t tried this pie yet but this is what I would do.
      Make your own graham cracker crust using Splenda instead of sugar.
      Use sugar-free, fat-free instant pudding mix.
      Use whole or 2% milk. Skim milk has proportionately more carbs. Soy milk, almond milk, and other fake milks do nut work very well in recipes.
      Use regular peanut butter. Don’t use a generic, low fat, or fat-free brand because they have added sugar in them and the amount of peanut oil or other fat used has been adjusted, and they are unreliable for recipes.
      Whatever vanilla extract you have will suffice.
      Non-dairy whipped topping is pretty much a “free food,” Also, “extra creamy” formulations don’t set up well when used as part of a recipe.
      Watch the portion size.
      Hope this helps.
      Kathy 🙂

    • I made this with a sugar free pudding mix & made my own graham cracker crust. Its perfect for diabetics.

  9. I am a peanut butter pie fanatic…..THIS WILL be our dessert tonight! THANK YOU.

  10. Instant pudding boxes are either 1oz or 1.5oz. What should I use?

  11. When I make my peanut butter pie I always use a shortbread crust and I have so many that just love the pie even more. Why I said that is because I had used regular Graham cracker crust and some were like there is something missing. Now they say there is nothing missing. The pie taste so much better.

  12. Love to get your recipes

  13. I tried this last night and followed directions to the T and I never got a smooth consistency for filling. just a big liquid mess that never solidified or set. I don’t understand why mine didn’t come out whipped and fluffy like the one pictured here ? I used instant vanilla pudding mix, a tsp. of vanilla, 1 and 1/2 cups milk (mine was 2%), 3/4 cup peanut butter and 8oz of cool whip. Mixed all together & it was like a runny shake.

  14. Anyone else have a problem with it being kinda runny and really thin? Tasted great but just just thin after serving

  15. pshhh your hubby is missing out!! This pie looks sooo creamy and peanut buttery-and I love that there’s no cream cheese (I’m not a cream cheese in my desserts fan)

  16. Always fold in Cool Whip or Whip Cream . Never stir them in, they will turn to liquid.

  17. Love this recipe! I am about to try it, but I only have cook and serve vanilla pudding (not instant). How do you think I can adjust the recipe? Should I prepare the pudding on the stove as instructed, and THEN add the vanilla, whip, and peanut butter, and then pour into the crust and chill?

    Thanks!

  18. Does it matter if it is smooth or crunchy

  19. Holy smokes y’all !! I just made this and it’s awesome !!! So easy And soooooo good !!!! I will be making this and taking it to dinners ! 

    Rating: 5
  20. Love all their recipes.

    Rating: 5

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