Unbelievable Peanut Butter Pie

No bake peanut butter pie complete with Oreo crust, Reese's Pieces, rich and thick peanut butter filling, and smooth chocolate ganache! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Serious picture overload today. But I don’t think that should be a problem considering peanut butter pie on a peanut butter Oreo crust with smooth chocolate ganache and two layers of crushed Reese’s Pieces. Right? Not a problem at all.

No bake peanut butter pie complete with Oreo crust, Reese's Pieces, rich and thick peanut butter filling, and smooth chocolate ganache! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

I’m in birthday dessert test mode at the moment. Kevin’s birthday is next month and we’re having a bunch of our friends over for an afternoon shindig. There will be grilling. There will be dogs. There will be meats. There will be Coors Light. There will be peanut butter & chocolate and my goodness there WILL be a finished kitchen. Can I get a heck yeah! All good things ahead.

Kevin’s favorite food (behind meat and green bean casserole with extra crunchy onion things) is most definitely chocolate and peanut butter. Together or separate, the guy doesn’t discriminate. Remember when he spread peanut butter on the double chocolate zucchini bread? My world changed. Also: exhibit B.

All of this peanut butter and chocolate information makes the dessert brainstorming quite simple each year. What better dessert to make for the birthday festivities than a peanut butter chocolate monster pie? Because pie goals.

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There are 4 things happening in this unbelievable peanut butter pie:

  • Peanut butter Oreo crust
  • Creamy peanut butter filling
  • Rich chocolate ganache
  • Crushed Reese’s Pieces: in two places!

I knew an Oreo crust was the place to start, but when I was in the cookie aisle my mind started racing staring at the 347 different flavors of Oreos. I really do think there are 347 Oreo flavors by now. Has anyone seen or tried the fruity crisp Oreos yet? Anyway, I went with peanut butter flavored and obviously did not regret that decision. Neither will you!

In related news: peanut butter Oreos may just the the best cookie in the cookie aisle ever of all time. Thank you.

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The peanut butter filling is about as decadently rich as we can get. It’s just 5 ingredients: heavy cream, peanut butter, cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla extract. In other words, calories. It’s made from calories.

You’ll whip the heavy cream into whipped cream, then fold it into the other ingredients. I tried my hand at making this peanut butter pie without cream cheese. My goodness, that thing wouldn’t hold its shape! Delish? Yes. Sloppy central? Heck yes. For anyone concerned, don’t fret. You can’t really taste the cream cheese; rather, you truly just taste peanut butter. A lot of peanut butter.

For the ganache, it’s simply chocolate and heavy cream. Ganache is so easy. Just pour warm cream over chocolate and stir. Use a quality chocolate because it’s where all of the flavor comes from. I would avoid using chocolate chips– use the real deal. Pure chocolate never lets you down. Never! See my chocolate ganache page if you need extra help with it.

You’ll want to make the ganache in the beginning because it must fully cool down before pouring over the peanut butter filling. Likewise, prepare the Oreo crust in advance. It must be pre-baked for about 10 minutes, then cool down. This all makes it a wonderful pie to begin ahead of time.

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No bake peanut butter pie complete with Oreo crust, Reese's Pieces, rich and thick peanut butter filling, and smooth chocolate ganache! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

There’s no baking! Well, except for that crust. Rather, the refrigerator does all the work. The pie must set up in the refrigerator for 5-6 hours. Overnight would be wonderful, but I’ve made this peanut butter pie twice in just 5 hours of chill time. Peanut butter perfection each time.

No bake peanut butter pie complete with Oreo crust, Reese's Pieces, rich and thick peanut butter filling, and smooth chocolate ganache! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

The layers! The textures! The crunch from the Oreo crust, the Reese’s pieces candy pieces, the creamy peanut butter filling, the smooth chocolate ganache. This might just be the richest dessert I’ve ever made. Honestly, a small sliver is enough to satisfy. Until next month when I make this again.

No bake peanut butter pie complete with Oreo crust, Reese's Pieces, rich and thick peanut butter filling, and smooth chocolate ganache! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

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Unbelievable Peanut Butter Pie

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 hours or overnight
  • Yield: 1 9-inch pie
  • Category: Pie
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

The most unbelievable peanut butter pie! Complete with an Oreo cookie crust, Reese’s Pieces, chocolate ganache, this recipe is over the top in the best way.


Ingredients

Oreo Crust

  • 20 peanut butter Oreos (or regular, Double Stuf is ok!)
  • 5 Tablespoons (75g) unsalted butter, melted

Ganache

  • 3/4 cup (180g) heavy cream
  • 6 ounces (170g) semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

Peanut Butter Filling

  • 3/4 cup (180ml) heavy cream
  • 8 ounce (224g) block cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (310g) creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup (90g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (200g) Reese’s Pieces, crushed

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Spray a 9-inch pie dish with nonstick spray or grease lightly with butter.
  2. Make the crust: In a food processor or blender, pulse the whole Oreos into a fine crumb. Stir the cookie crumbs and melted butter together, then press into the pie dish. Bake for 9-10 minutes. Allow to cool as you prepare the rest.
  3. Make the ganache: Place chopped chocolate in a medium bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Once it begins to boil, immediately remove from heat then pour over the chocolate. Stir gently until the ganache is smooth. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature. During this time, it will slowly thicken as well.
  4. Make the filling: Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the heavy cream on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes. Spoon the whipped cream into a bowl and set aside. Using the same mixing bowl (no need to rinse clean!), beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla extract together on medium-high speed until combined. Mixture will be thick. Fold in the whipped cream until smooth. be gentle, you don’t want to deflate that cream.
  5. Sprinkle half of the Reese’s Pieces on top of the cooled crust. Spread peanut butter filling evenly on top, then spread ganache on top of filling. Sprinkle the rest of the Reese’s Pieces on top.
  6. Chill the pie in the refrigerator for 5-6 hours or even overnight. Slice and serve cold.

Notes

  1. Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: You can get started on the crust in step 2 and the ganache in step 3. You can keep both in the refrigerator overnight if you’re getting started the day before. Cover both tightly. This pie can be frozen up to 3 months. It’s tasty frozen or you can let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
  2. Peanut Butter: Use a non-natural peanut butter like Jif creamy or Skippy creamy. I do not suggest using natural style or oily peanut butter; both cause the filling to separate and/or turn greasy.

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126 Comments

  1. This is possibly your most beautiful post yet and maybe even my new favourite. I’ll be showing this off at work today hoping for lots of ‘well why aren’t you making it then’

    1. Thanks Laura. I’ve been having trouble getting used to the new light in my home. So I REALLY appreciate that!

  2. I’m totally making this for my birthday next month. If I wait for my family to produce a suitable dessert, I’ll wind up crying on the floor. This is so incredible.
    And PB Oreos are cookie aisle George Clooneys. Seriously the best stand-out stars EVER. I like to inhale packages, so that makes life good!

    1. I tried to do low carb a few summers ago. It’s very challenging! But maybe this can be a weekend treat for you.

  3. This looks BOMB! Like Kevin, I am all about all things chocolate and peanut butter. Quite frequently, I eat a spoon full of peanut butter with dark chocolate chips or Nutella. It makes for a nice snack. My birthday is this Saturday, and I’m thinking this pie needs to happen. Pie and ice cream is just as acceptable, if not more, than cake. Thanks!

      1. I’m glad to hear I’m not alone in the spoon snack of peanut butter and chocolate chips! Looking forward to this delicious pie!

      2. Making this pie again today, My sister is coming to visit for the weekend and loves the peanut butter chocolate combo as much as myself. Can’t wait for dessert tomorrow!!

  4. I have been absolutely DROOLING over this all week on Snapchat! So happy to finally have the recipe. We’re huge PB+Choc fans, too (best combo ever? Yes. 110% yes) so this is basically heaven on a plate. Kevin is one lucky birthday boy!

  5. Amazing! Sally you rock – I dont think a single one of your desserts have dissapointed… like ever! 😛 (munching on Reese’s butterscotch chewy cookies right this mo!) Quick q: after whisking the cream, and mixing the peanut butter cream cheese etc, switch to paddle attachment or keep whisk? Just checkin!  Oh and… Could you post more dog treats?!? My boy loooves your peanut butter carrot treats!! 

  6. I’m in the market for birthday desserts, too! I don’t think there’s been a single year I’ve actually made a cake for my husband. One year I made him a cookie cake, the next year brownies, and last year I made him mini cheesecakes! His birthday is less than a month away and the inspiration just keeps on coming!

  7. This looks so amazingly decadent! Just in time for my sister’s birthday, she requested a peanut butter dessert and this is going to be perfect!

  8. Ever since the PB Skillet Cookie, I’ve been waiting for another amazing PB recipe from my fave PB blogger–er, I mean food blogger. 😉 Also, I wanted to say PB like 100 times in one sentence. Lolol.
    Thank goodness Kevin’s birthday is coming up! Please extend my greatest thanks to him for inspiring the creation of this pb choc on pb choc on pb oreos loveliness. I don’t think I blinked once during the entire reading/drooling/staring at this post. Woah. I didn’t even know there were PB oreos! Thanks for giving us a for-realsies reason to smile this extra humpy Wednesday. Okay, that sounded gross. Er… Off to slather some PB and choc on something… anything! 😉 xo

    1. Stop what you’re doing and try the peanut butter Oreos. They are honestly the best cookies from the store. Ever. Ever ever ever!

  9. Oh Sally – I can’t wait to make this!  PB & Choc is my favorite combo!  My hubby brought me home a carton of chocolate peanut butter ice cream the other day – it had peanut butter swirl, fudge swirl and little pieces of chopped up Reese cups in it. I served myself a scoop, took some Reese cups out of the pantry, chopped them up and put them on top of the ice cream. My husband says, “There’s Reese cups IN the ice cream.” I said, “You can NEVER have too many Reese cups. ” 🙂

  10. Sally, this is right up my alley. Chocolate and peanut butter is my favorite. However, I am lactose intolerant…and while I have a lactose free cream cheese, is there a way to sub the heavy whipping cream? There is a half & half that is lactose free, but that won’t whip very well, I would think. There is a coconut based “cool Whip” type thing, that is really good if you like coconut based things. Possibility?

    1. Heidi, I’ve been thinking about it and I think the coconut “cool whip” would be best here. I think the flavor would actually be VERY good.

  11. Looks absolutely delicious. Huge fan of anything peanut butter so I’ll have to go this a go sometime. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  12. Hi Sally, I totally love ur blog n have made lots of ur fool proof recipes.i just wanna request u to make a mirror glaze cake from scratch Bec I would love to follow ur recipe n make the same for my son’s birthday in a weeks time. Pls share it n help home bakers like us. Thanking u in advance 

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