Mom’s Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Crust


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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.

Mom's Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Crust on a blue plate

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.

Mom's peanut butter pie with chocolate crust is creamy and delicious.


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.

If you want a really fun garnish try this chocolate peanut butter peanut brittle

Pro Tip for making Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Crust

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.

Mom's Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Crust is yummy any time of year. It's cool, creamy and delicious on a hot day. Ideal for potluck parties or a spring or summer cookout.



Creamy Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Crust

Mom's Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Crust is yummy any time of year. It's cool, creamy and delicious on a hot day. Ideal for potluck parties or a spring or summer cookout.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 15 minutes
Course: Desserts and Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter, pie
Servings: 8 servings


  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1 package chocolate wafer cookies Nabisco
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar sifted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • Whipped cream and chopped peanuts for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Chill the mixing bowl and whisk beater until ready to whip the cream.
  • Place half the chocolate wafers in a ziploc bag and crush until fine crumbs, or process in food processor until finely ground. Stir in the salt and melted butter until crumbs are just moist. Press the mixture evenly on the bottom and up the sides of a 9’ pie plate, packing tightly so it’s even. Use the bottom of a flat measuring cup to press crumbs into pie plate. Bake until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Set aside to cool completely.
  • In the chilled mixing bowl add the heavy cream, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla whip with the whisk beater until it holds stiff peaks. Place peanut butter in medium bowl and stir in one quarter of the whipped cream. Gently fold remaining whipped cream into peanut butter mixture being careful not to deflate the cream. Spoon filling into pie crust, smoothing evenly with a spatula. Refrigerate until firm, at least 3 hours.
  • Before serving, garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and chopped peanuts. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

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  1. This looks amazing. Where does the salt go? Maybe it’s right in front of me, but I didn’t see it mentioned in the instructions. Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    Mmmm, this peanut butter pie was delicious! My kids are choosy kids, lol. They were at a playdate once and came home complaining about the awful peanut butter they had been forced to endure. Later my friend told me it was some all natural organic peanut butter that even she admitted was pretty terrible, lol.

  3. I’m a crunchy peanut butter fan too 😉 As you know, I was hunting for a chocolate peanut butter pie recipe. My question is, how rich is your pie? I tried one and it was too rich for me. I’m looking for something smooth where I can finish and entire slice 😉

  4. 5 stars
    I eat peanut butter every day too! If I don’t have it on my toast with chia jam or bananas, I’m eating it with an apple as an afternoon snack. Now I’m wishing I had a slice of this pie!

  5. Peter Pan PB lover right here! No one got a choice in my house either, unless they did the shopping ha! This pie looks so good, Ellen! I love that you can make this easily and in no time.

  6. 5 stars
    That chocolate crust makes the difference! It looks amazing. That’s a great tip about natural peanut butter. I have had that problem of the peanut butter separating before.

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