This decadent peanut butter pie has a smooth texture with a wonderful crunch! This peanut butter pie is super easy to make and is perfect for serving any time of year.
This recipe is absolutely amazing! The flavor and texture is the best I’ve ever had. It’s also incredibly easy to make.
If you are looking for a no fail peanut butter pie recipe using crunchy peanut butter, this is the recipe for you.
Make sure to bookmark or pin this recipe so you can find it the next time you want to make a homemade peanut butter pie.
I usually use a premade graham cracker crust for my pie, but you can make your own if you prefer. If you need a great graham cracker crust recipe, give this one a try.Crust Tip
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How to Make a Homemade No Bake Crunchy Peanut Butter Pie with a Graham Cracker Crust
If you’ve ever made any of my recipes here on Treat Dreams, then you know I’m partial to homemade desserts that pack great flavor while still being easy to make.
And this is another simple recipe that is ridiculously easy to make!
Prep time is only minutes and then it’s on to the refrigerator to chill. The chill time is multiple hours, usually at least four to fully set.
Because of this, I like to make my peanut butter pie the night before so it can chill over night. But, as long as you have several hours before serving, you can make the same day.
To make your pie, all you need is a mixing bowl, mixer, and pie pan. If using a premade crust, you can use the tin it comes in.
This recipe is not only quick and easy to make, it only calls for a handful of simple ingredients. It’s incredibly affordable so it’s a great dessert for any time of year.
- Crunchy Peanut Butter
- Cream Cheese
- Cool Whip
- Powdered Sugar
- Chocolate Ganache Topping (optional)
- Whole Peanuts (optional)
- Graham Cracker Crust or Chocolate Crust
Peanut Butter: I’ve used name brand and store brand and this pie turns out great every time. Go with whatever your favorite type of crunchy peanut butter.
If you’re peanut butter is old, check my guide to see if it’s still good or not.
Cream Cheese: This provides flavor a stability to our pie filling. Go with regular fat, brick style cream cheese. Whipped will not produce the desired texture.
Cool Whip: Premade whipped topping tastes great and provides an airy texture to our filling. You can use name brand or store brand. You can even make your own whipped cream using heavy cream if your prefer.
Chocolate Ganache: While entirely optional, topping your peanut butter pie with homemade chocolate ganache is an absolutely amazing combination. Simply drizzle your ganache on top of your pie before or after chilling. Try my simple ganache recipe, it’s delicious.
Peanuts: I like to sprinkle whole peanuts on my pie for a great looking presentation. It’s completely optional, but looks great, especially when you top your pie with ganache.
Another great recipe: Chocolate peanut butter pie
Easy Recipe Instructions
This peanut butter pie is bursting with amazing flavor and smooth flavor with the perfect amount of crunch.
You’re going to be amazed how much flavor you get from such a simple recipe. You’re just a few simple steps away from having one of the best peanut butter pies around.
Step 1: In your mixing bowl, add your powdered sugar and cream cheese. Mix until combined.
Step 2: Mix in your crunchy peanut butter until well combined.
Step 3: Fold in your whipped topping until combined.
Step 4: Pour mixture into graham cracker crust and chill overnight or for several hours.
Note: If desired, top with chocolate ganache and peanuts before or after chilling.
Simple Crunchy Peanut Butter Pie
- 1 Mixing Bowl
- 1 Mixer
- ⅓ Cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
- 3 oz Cream Cheese brick style
- 8 oz Whipped Topping
- 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
- Chocolate Ganache Topping optional
- Peanuts optional
- 1 Graham Cracker Crust
- In your mixing bowl, add your powdered sugar and cream cheese. Mix until combined.
- Mix in your crunchy peanut butter until well combined.
- Fold in your whipped topping until combined.
- Pour mixture into graham cracker crust and chill overnight or for several hours.
- Note: If desired, top with chocolate ganache and peanuts before or after chilling.
Liv’s Crunchy Peanut Butter Pie Recipe Notes
- While this pie tastes amazing as is, I recommend topping it with chocolate ganache. The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is a huge crowd pleaser.
- You can top your pie either before or after chilling.
- Store your pie covered in your refrigerator for up to four days.