I used to love going to my grandmother's house near the holidays. This Frozen Peanut Butter Pie Recipe is one of my favorite desserts she would make every year. And now I make it for my family!
The holidays can get crazy fast. What I love about this no-bake Peanut Butter Pie is that it's quick to make and is always a real crowd pleaser. And OMG it's SO creamy and delicious.
Updated October 2018
5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Pie is DELICIOUS
The holidays are the perfect time to take a trip down memory lane with old family recipes (like this caramel corn and cinnamon hard candy). This frozen Peanut Butter Pie is nostalgic for me. It's one thing to use an old family recipe but completely something else to have it in your loved one's handwriting. Gah. Almost makes me weepy.
On account of the peanut allergy we have in my household, I asked my sister-in-law to help me make it at her house. When my youngest son asked if he could help too, I couldn't say no!
How to Make This Easy Peanut Butter Pie
This recipe needs just 5 things. You must try it. I'm not a huge peanut butter fan. But there is something about this pie that makes my mouth so happy. I think it would probably be pretty easy to make a peanut-free version with Sun Butter as well. SunButter is a great substitute for recipes that call for peanut butter. And I'm dying to try this with almond butter too.
This is a pretty easy recipe to make with kids. There is very little that can go wrong. You just need one bowl, a hand mixer, and a spatula. Easy as, well, pie.
My grandmother used creamy peanut butter, but I like a little crunch in my pie. She also used a graham cracker crust while I prefer a chocolate Oreo cookie crust. It's up to you. Luckily both are usually readily available at the store during the holidays.
The best part in all of this is that I didn't realize that my son was still wearing his pajamas when we left the house. Oops! This is a fantastic recipe to take to holiday parties. The crusts come in a disposable pie pan which makes transporting super easy and then you don't have to worry about picking up the pie plate from your party hostess at a later time. And everyone I've ever shared this with has loved this frozen Peanut Butter Pie!
The pie just needs to chill out in the freezer for a few hours and then it is ready to eat and share. I hope you will make this recipe with friends and family and eat it with them too. It seems like it gets little ice crystals and is the most amazing consistency! It's pure pie magic!
This no-bake peanut butter pie is creamy and rich and frosty and amazing. There are so many ways to make it unique to your family. I mean a drizzle of chocolate wouldn't hurt anyone now would it? Or crumbled Oreo cookies on top? We've always kept it simple, but I love dessert ideas that can be dressed up!
Printable Frozen Peanut Butter Pie Recipe
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup smooth or crunchy peanut butter, preferably Planters®
- 1 container Cool Whip
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- Pre-made graham cracker crust or chocolate cookie crust
- Make sure the cream cheese is room temperature.
- Mix all ingredients together well with a hand mixer.
- Pour ingredients into the crust.
- Freeze for several hours to set.
- Eat up!
Serving Size8 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 316 Total Fat 19g Saturated Fat 6g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 12g Cholesterol 16mg Sodium 241mg Carbohydrates 32g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 2g Sugar 18g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 6g
I'm a big dessert girl, but pie isn't usually my thing. Pie can be super complicated to make and I like things as simple as possible. This pie makes a great hostess gift (you can easily make a bunch at one time), and is a great make-ahead dessert for your holiday parties. Have you ever had Frozen Peanut Butter Pie before?
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