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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!

A no bake peanut butter pie is one you’ll enjoy ALL year long; we sure do!

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Table of Contents
  1. Why we love THIS Peanut Butter Pie
  2. How to make Peanut Butter Pie Recipe Video
  3. Best Crust for Peanut Butter Pie
  4. Ingredients in this no bake pie
  5. How to make Peanut Butter Pie
  6. Tips for making the perfect no bake pie:
  7. Peanut Butter Pie FAQ
  8. No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Why we love THIS Peanut Butter Pie

We are addicted to peanut butter in this house. I buy the huge jars in bulk and, in fact, my husband has one with his name on it FOR REAL. So, it’s no surprise that peanut butter pie is something we absolutely love.

(Well. I love it, my husband doesn’t. As addicted to peanut butter as he is…he doesn’t like pudding. 🤦🏼‍♀️)

Regardless of that, 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’m also giving you crust options!

How to make Peanut Butter Pie Recipe Video

pie with cool whip on top and graham cracker crumbs

Best Crust for Peanut Butter Pie

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?

When I made this I felt like graham crackers and peanut butter (another combo I love) so I went that route BUT you could also make this pie with:

Ingredients in this no bake pie

This is a peanut butter pie with pudding – so it’s so easy to make!

  • Instant Pudding – a small box (the 3.4 ounce size) – and you can use vanilla OR cheesecake flavor
  • Milk – you can use nonfat or regular but you must use cow’s milk
  • Peanut Butter – use creamy or chunky!
  • Vanilla
  • Cool Whip – you can use regular or low-fat or nonfat, or even sugar-free

How to make Peanut Butter Pie

1. Make Pudding: Whisk pudding mix, milk, peanut butter, and vanilla together.

2. Whipped Topping: Fold in one container of whipped topping.

3. Assemble and Chill: Pour into prepared pie crust. Cover with plastic wrap. Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.

4. How to serve peanut butter pie: top with additional whipped topping.

Tips for making the perfect no bake pie:

  • It’s easy to make – just whisk the milk, peanut butter and pudding together, add the vanilla and fold in the whipped topping. Add it to the pie and done – it takes no more than 5 minutes.
  • 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.

Peanut Butter Pie FAQ

My pie didn’t set, what went wrong?

Did you just use one (8-ounce) container of Cool Whip in the filling? It’s definitely a fluffy pie but it will hold together. Make sure you have chilled it properly, and make sure you’re using cow’s milk or the pudding won’t set up.

Can I use fresh whipped cream?

Yes you can. You’ll want about 1 cup heavy whipping cream, beat it to stiff peaks, and FOLD it into the pudding, do not stir or mix. The pie will not last as long with whipped cream.

Can I use almond milk? Or soy? Or coconut? What about oat milk?

No, no no and no. Instant pudding mix is designed to set up with the proteins in cow’s milk only.

Can I make this a sugar free pie?

Yes, easily. Substitute one box sugar-free vanilla pudding (Sugar-Free pudding mix has about 1.4 ounces, just use one box) and sugar-free peanut butter and sugar-free Cool Whip. Substitute sugar-free cookies for your favorite crust (they make sugar-free Oreos!)

This 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!

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie in a pie dish with a small dark plate behind with a spoon of Peanut butter

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

3.96 from 116 votes
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!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 10 servings
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 9-inch graham cracker crust from scratch or store bought, see note
  • 1 3.4 ounces box instant vanilla pudding mix see note
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter creamy or chunky
  • 1 1/4 cups milk see note
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 8-ounce containers whipped topping divided

Instructions

  • 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.

Recipe Notes

Crust Options:
Pudding note: you can use sugar free or regular INSTANT pudding. SF pudding comes in about 1.5 ounce boxes.
Only use cow’s milk for best results.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Dorothy Kern
Keyword peanut butter, pie

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No Bake Peanut Butter Pie is a delicious, easy pie recipe that you’ll want to eat all summer long! The cool whip topping pairs perfectly with the peanut butter cookie crust.

Last Updated on October 28, 2021

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  1. I make this pie for my family and also for a friend.i have used sugar free vanilla pudding in my recipe for 30 years as my father was a diabetic .I also make a pumpkin pie with sugar free pudding.i never buy regular pudding.it works for any kind of pie