Smooth and creamy peanut butter paired perfectly with a graham cracker crust! This recipe is packed with amazing flavor and is super easy to make. Perfect for serving any time of year.
If you are looking for a delicious peanut butter pie with a delicious texture then this is the recipe for you. It’s incredibly easy to make and it only takes a handful of simple ingredients.
This pie is a huge family favorite and I make it as a sweet holiday pie or a cool summer dessert. It’s always a hit and get’s rave reviews whenever I serve it to friends or at parties.
Make sure to bookmark or pin this recipe so you can find it the next time you’re craving a graham cracker crust peanut butter pie.
If you make a homemade graham cracker crust, make sure to combine your graham cracker crumbs and sugar first and then stir in your melted butter. This will help your crust hold together and not fall apart.Graham Cracker Crust Tip
How to Make a Homemade Peanut Butter Pie using a Graham Cracker Crust
If you like simple recipes that are loaded with unforgettable flavor then you’re going to love this peanut butter pie.
It’s super creamy without being dense with the perfect amount of sweetness. And all these tasty flavors go together so well with a graham cracker crust.
I love how this pie works great with a homemade or premade crust. So when your short on time, a premade crust is the way to go. But if you want to make a homemade graham cracker crust, give this recipe a try.
Prep time is just minutes and then it’s on to the freezer to chill until it’s pie time! The only equipment you need is a mixing bowl, mixer, and a pie pan (unless using a premade crust of course).
For the chocolate lovers, this recipe is perfect for adding a homemade chocolate ganache. You can simply drizzle it on top, or swirl it into the top of your pie. It tastes amazing!Pie Topping Tip
Another option: Peanut butter pie
The amount of flavor this recipe produces with so few ingredients never fails to amaze me. It only calls for simple ingredients, but the flavor is anything but simple.
- Peanut Butter
- Cool Whip
- Cream Cheese
- Powdered Sugar
- Chocolate Ganache (optional)
- Graham Cracker Crust
Peanut Butter: This recipe is ideal for creamy peanut butter. If you want a crunchy pie, go with this recipe. Natural or regular peanut butter can be used, and any brand will work great.
Cool Whip: This provides our pie with it’s light and fluffy texture. The texture is amazing and you can use Cool Whip or store brand.
Cream Cheese: Another important part to achieving a great texture, go with regular brick style cream cheese. I prefer whole fat, but low fat cream cheese works too.
Chocolate Ganache: While entirely optional, this takes your flavor to a whole new level. Chocolate ganache pairs incredibly well with our peanut butter pie filling. It can be drizzled on top or swirled in to your filling using a knife.
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Simple Step by Step Instructions
Whenever I share this recipe with friends or family they marvel at how easy it is to make. And that’s because the flavor is so rich and tasty that it’s hard to believe how quick it is to prepare.
So once you have your ingredients gathered, you’re just a few steps away from eating your homemade peanut butter pie!
Step 1: Add your cream cheese to your mixing bowl and beat until fluffy.
Step 2: Mix in your powdered sugar and peanut butter.
Step 3: On low, mix in your milk.
Step 4: Fold in your whipped topping until evenly blended.
Step 5: Pour peanut butter filling into your graham cracker crust.
Note: If desired, add chocolate ganache to filling.
Step 6: Chill in freezer until set.
Peanut Butter Pie (With Graham Cracker Crust)
- 1 Mixing Bowl
- 1 Mixer
- 1 9" pie pan
- ⅓ Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 4 oz Cream Cheese
- 8-9 oz Cool Whip
- ½ Cup Powdered Sugar
- ½ Cup Milk
- ½-1 Cup Chocolate Ganache optional
- 1 Graham Cracker Crust
- Add your cream cheese to your mixing bowl and beat until fluffy.
- Mix in your powdered sugar and peanut butter.
- On low, mix in your milk.
- Fold in your whipped topping until evenly blended.
- Pour peanut butter filling into your graham cracker crust.
- Note: If desired, add chocolate ganache to filling.
- Chill in freezer until set.
Liv’s Graham Cracker Crust Peanut Butter Pie Recipe Notes
- You can use a homemade or premade graham cracker crust.
- Chocolate ganache is optional, but adds a wonderful flavor to your pie.
- Chill time varies, just be sure to freeze until it sets.
- Serve cold.
- Store covered cold for up to three days.