Easy 15 Minute Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cream Pie

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2 hours 15 minutes
8 servings

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My no bake 15 Minute Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cream Pie is a ridiculously easy dessert that requires only a handful of ingredients!

While this is fast to assemble, it does require time in the fridge to chill, so account for that when embarking on this outstanding peanut butter (or ANY nut butter) dessert!

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Why Does This Recipe Work?

Sweet and salty is an outstanding dessert combination! Done in the correct proportions, the level of ‘sweet to salt’ is entirely satisfying. I begin with the salt-free/sugar-free nut butter of my choice. This is important as I will introduce the salt in the end, not the beginning of this method. I cut the peanut butter with cream cheese to “mellow the flavor.” The now lush mixture is then combined with confectioners sugar and whipped topping before being piled into a basic graham cracker crust. Melted semi sweet chocolate morsels and chopped salted nuts embellish the crown before the pie is placed into the chiller until ready to serve. Assembly is FAST, ingredients are FEW, and the combination of flavors is reminiscent of a Friendly’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Sundae! And the proportions of ‘sweet to salt’ are in check!

Looks Are Not Deceiving! This No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Will Blow Your Mind!

Attention all peanut butter dessert fans! Gather around and watch me make this delicious peanut butter cream filling for a refrigerated pie that will blow your taste buds away! If you enjoy easy dessert recipes that check all of your family’s ‘MUST’ boxes, look no further!

Today, I am going to teach you how to make a chocolate peanut butter pie. You may opt for a premade graham cracker crust or get creative and pulse some graham crackers or Oreo cookies to fit your pie pan. I do love an Oreo crust from time to time. Today, I’m using a ready made graham cracker crust. Smooth peanut butter filling, a layer of salted chopped nuts, and a rich chocolate ganache adorn the apex of this pie, each bite a momentary escape to dessert bliss. Oh, and it’s made with ingredients you most likely have in your pantry already! Buckle up 🙂

What Is A Good Chocolate Pie Recipe?

Sit Back And Settle In While I Share With You This Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipe!

Our neighbor celebrated a milestone birthday which we learned of ONLY after we saw flowers being delivered. Hey, it’s not every day that you turn 95! I wanted to do something, but I had no idea what. Miss Carey Lucille is a Charleston native with a sweet southern name and a whopping sweet tooth. One of her pet peeves is anything “diet” or healthy. She says she’s lived a long life due to satisfying her hungry tummy and her mother’s desire for her to always clean her plate growing up during the Depression. I was guessing my 15 Minute Peanut Butter And Chocolate Cream Pie made just for miss Carey Lucille might help her to celebrate 95!

How Long Do You Bake Peanut Butter Pie?

This no bake peanut butter pie recipe is just that – NO BAKE! It is also entirely customizable. The idea for this pie grew out of a love for Friendly’s Restaurant and their legendary Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Sundae. That, and I never grew up loving any peanut butter layer in any dessert.

When I first tasted a natural peanut butter mixture mellowed by the addition of cream cheese, I was inspired. It was a chocolate peanut butter mousse adorned with mini peanut butter cups and it was delicious. My friend made the mousse for my birthday one bleak November while we both still lived in New Jersey. One taste and time about stopped for many minutes while I savored the FIRST EVER peanut butter dessert I actually LIKED!

slice of pie on a white plate, with peanut butter and chocolate

Okay, Name One Person Who DOESN’T Love Easy 5 Ingredient Desserts?

I break this method into two parts in my recipe card below. I do this because I don’t want you shying away from assembling this in its most basic form; a lush and creamy peanut butter filling in a basic graham cracker pie crust. A 5 ingredient peanut butter pie. Who doesn’t LOVE 5 ingredient dessert recipes?

So now you’ve got this basic cool and easy pie. Where YOU take it from there is up to you. My family enjoys salted chopped nuts, so I do this with peanuts sometimes, but pecans A WHOLE LOT! I also use a rich chocolate ganache to ‘fill in’ around the nuts atop my pie before popping into the fridge to chill. When I am ready to serve, the sky is the limit!

A Few Ways To Embellish This EASY 5 Ingredient Dessert

Begin with the basic method found in the recipe card below for a peanut butter pie. Follow the remainder of my method to create the best chocolate peanut butter pie, or use your imagination and deck out YOUR pie to you and your family’s liking.

swap out the graham cracker crust and pulse Oreos in your food processor for peanut butter pie with chocolate crust

add a layer of whole salted peanuts on top of the crust before adding the peanut butter filling

swap frozen whipped topping for REAL whipped cream by combining 1 cup heavy whipping cream and a teaspoon of good vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl and beating with an electric hand mixer

top each slice of pie with whipped cream and a mini (or full sized!) Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup

swap the nut layer for a layer of Reece’s Pieces and drizzle with the chocolate ganache

add a layer of whipped topping such as Cool Whip to the top of the peanut butter layer before drizzling with caramel and chocolate

decorate each pie slice with whipped cream and a hunk of peanut brittle or chocolate covered peanuts

swap out the cream cheese for Neufchâtel cheese and use a fat free whipped topping for a lightened up chocolate and peanut butter pie

swap out peanut butter for ANY nut butter; almond butter and sun butter are especially yummy in this recipe

slice of pie on a white plate, with peanut butter and chocolate

Do You Have What You Need To Make Easy 15 Minute Peanut Butter And Chocolate Cream Pie? Check The List!

creamy peanut butter
powdered sugar
cream cheese
frozen whipped topping such as Cool Whip
9-inch graham cracker crust, premade or homemade
semi sweet chocolate chips
whole milk or heavy cream
granulated sugar

Optional Garnishes

chopped peanuts
whole peanuts
chocolate covered peanuts
peanut brittle
Reece’s Pieces
Reece’s mini cups
Oreo minis
Oreo full size
caramel sauce
chocolate sauce

slice of pie on a white plate, with peanut butter and chocolate

All images and text ©Jenny DeRemer for Not Entirely Average, LLC

slice of pie on a white plate, with peanut butter and chocolate

Easy 15 Minute Peanut Butter And Chocolate Cream Pie

Jenny DeRemer
My no bake 15 Minute Peanut Butter And Chocolate Cream Pie is a ridiculously easy dessert that requires only a handful of ingredients!
5 from 4 votes
Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 602 kcal


  • electric hand mixer
  • non-stick sauce pan


  • ½ cup peanut butter or allergy-friendly substitute, sun butter is delicious
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 8 ounces frozen whipped topping only slightly thawed
  • graham cracker crust 9-inch

for the chocolate ganache and nut layer

  • 1 cup nuts chopped, lightly salted, any nut; I am using pecans
  • ½ cup semi sweet chocolate morsels
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk may substitute heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar


to make the peanut butter layer of the pie

  • If preparing a homemade graham cracker crust, use a 9-inch pie pan. Have baked, cooled and ready. I am using a premade 9-inch pie crust store bought and have at the ready.
  • In a large mixing bow, combine the peanut butter, and the confectioners sugar using an electric hand mixer. Cream until well incorporated.
  • To the peanut butter mixture, beat in the softened cream cheese followed by the whipped topping.
  • Spoon the peanut butter mixture into the pie crust. Use a rubber spatula to smooth out the top. Top with chopped nuts if using, distributing evenly. Place into the refrigerator while preparing and cooling the ganache.

prepare the chocolate ganache

  • In a nonstick sauce pan over medium low heat, combine the chocolate morsels with the milk, butter, and granulated sugar stirring until all the chocolate is melted and ganache is smooth and shiny. Allow to cool for 15 minutes in the sauce pan but off the heat.
  • Use a rubber spatula to scrape all of the ganache onto the pie, filling in all of the nooks between the nuts. If it looks as though you have too much ganache, set overage aside to serve with chilled pie later.
  • Refrigerate to cool completely. I go minimum 2 hours.
  • To serve, cut the pie into 8 equal slices and plate. Garnish with whipped cream, cookie pieces, peanut butter candies, small pieces of peanut brittle, additional whole or chopped nuts, caramel sauce, or chocolate sauce, etc. This step is limited only by your imagination, so get creative!

The nutrition value can vary depending on what product(s) you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use a calorie counter you are familiar with.

Please note that table salt and iodized salt are NOT substitutions for Kosher salt. Do not deviate unless otherwise specified.


Calories: 602kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 11gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 303mgPotassium: 363mgFiber: 4gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 463IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 2mg
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  1. Oh yum, super delicious, and pinned it
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    1. Tammy, 15 minutes is like a gift to me when that’s all the time it takes to assemble something to take with me to a cookout or a potluck. This dessert is THAT GIFT! You’re sweet to comment, Tammy! Thank you 🙂 Jenny

    1. Susan, my best friend loved this recipe, too. She finally insisted I put it up on the site, and I have to say it is one popular dessert with peanut butter lovers! Please let me know how you enjoy it should you make it 🙂 Jenny

  2. would I be able to cut down the confectioners sugar down just a tad or sweeten the filling monicato my taste as i’m not a fan of over the top sweetness or would the texture of the pie be affected? thank you

    1. Monica, you can absolutely cut down on the amount of Confectioners’ sugar without affecting the texture of the pie filling terribly much. I would recommend starting with 1/8-cup and taste test. If you need to work more in, add in 1/8-cup increments until you have it where you want it 🙂 Jenny

  3. W ow, this pie looks so yummy. Congratulations, you are being featured on Over The Moon Linky Party. I hope you stop by.
    Have a lovely week ahead.

  4. You had me at peanut butter! Sounds totally delicious. I just need to de-gluten it now xxx

    1. Kate, thanks for the compliment! I have used peanut butter, sub butter, and my fave, almond butter. I’ve also done a gluten-free version using 2 cups of gluten-free graham crackers, 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, 2-ish tablespoons of cane sugar, and a little ground nutmeg. Just process as you would for any old graham cracker crust in the food processor and press into a 9-inch pie tin. I baked it a 375 for about 6 to 8 minutes. Easy and it was super delish!