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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

3.87 from 107 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


  • 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


  • 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 have used this recipe for years. It is one of the favorites at our family gatherings. Family has grown so now have to make more than one. I sometimes put chocolate curls or shavings and sometimes graham cracker crumbs sprinkled on top.

  2. We love this recipe so much so that I make it a couple of times a week! So easy to make an is so good. Today however I made a big mistake I think. I got my milk and peanut butter and pudding mix all combined and I went to get the cool whip out of the fridgerator and I forgotten to take it out of the freezer the night before!! So I put the peanut butter mixture in the refrigerator while the cool whip thaws. Can I save this pie?

  3. This pie is absolutely amazing. Creamy, delicious, and refreshing! I used banana cream pudding after reading one of the comments below and it was honestly SO GOOD!

  4. Very good! I used only 1 tub of whipped creme because it completely filled a 9″ pie shell with some filling leftover. I chose to freeze it & it was just like eating ice cream.

  5. The first time I made this my pie was super soupy and I didn’t understand why; didn’t over mix the cool whip or anything. Then I realized I had used cook and serve pudding instead of instant 🤦🏻‍♀️😆 So I tried again using the correct pudding and it was amazing! Such an easy pie and so good!

  6. I used banana pudding, 1 cup of peanut butter, and added some chopped peanuts. It is soooo yummy! Thanks so much for a truly awesome pie recipe!

  7. this recipe is why i subscribe. nowhere else have i found a peanut butter pie recipe that does not use cream cheese. love it! also 5 stars for your perfect graham cracker crust recipe.

  8. Very good. I made the crust using Oreo peanut butter cookies. It’s been my experience that most peanut butter pie recipes don’t have enough PB, so I upped it to a cup.

  9. I have had soooo many compliments on this pie??
    Everyone who tried it loved it!!!
    And its so easy!!
    I even make it sugar free!!!
    And they still love it!!
    Thank u so much for this recipe!!
    Now i have to make it for the holidays too!!!