Peanut butter pie with chocolate crust is straight from my Mom’s recipe box. It’s a great pie any time of year, for any occasion plus it travels well making it perfect for pot lucks.
I come by my love of peanut butter pie honestly. This may be hard to believe but I eat peanut butter almost every day. I like peanut butter on toast and bagels. Of course there are peanut butter sandwiches. My school lunch sandwich of choice was peanut butter with the crust cut off.
In my house there’s the crunchy or creamy debate. I’m really the only one who likes crunchy. I didn’t start buying creamy until I had kids. Everyone has their favorite brand and mine is Peter Pan. Honestly, my kids didn’t get a choice. My BFF used to kid me that her Mom loved her more because she was a choosy Mom. Many of you probably know where I’m going with that.
Although this recipe is not truly considered no-bake, you bake the crust for about 5 minutes, if you use a pre-made crust it would be no-bake. Personally, I can tell a difference and prefer the few extra minutes to make my own chocolate crust. It’s just like making a homemade graham cracker crust for my Hershey bar pie.
I do have one suggestion. Do not use natural peanut butter. It has a tendency to separate. You wouldn’t want to go through all the trouble of making it and have the pie fall apart. You certainly want to serve a pretty, and delicious, pie to family and friends.