I love to cook, but maybe you are not. That’s why I have brought a no-bake recipe for you known as No Bake Peanut Butter Pie. This is a sweet and creamy dessert that requires no baking. It is perfect for those hot summer days when you want a sweet treat without turning on the oven.
This pie is made with a graham cracker crust, and a fluffy peanut butter filling, and is usually topped with whipped cream or chocolate shavings. It is an easy and crowd-pleasing dessert that adults and children love.
How to Make It
Making No Bake Peanut Butter Pie is easy and requires no special skills. Follow these step-by-step instructions for the perfect pie:
Beat cream cheese and peanut butter in a bowl until they become smooth and creamy.
Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract and beat until well combined.
Take a separate bowl; whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
Gently fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture until well combined.
Pour the mixture into the graham cracker crust and smooth out the top with a spatula.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until firm.
Top with whipped cream or chocolate shavings before serving.
I am telling you the ingredients which I have used the most while making this recipe. Just have a look at the ingredients below and collect all the items as soon as possible and start making this one:
- Graham cracker crust
- Cream cheese
- Peanut butter
- Powdered sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Heavy cream
You must know that each ingredient has its own benefits. Graham cracker crust provides the perfect base for the creamy filling. Cream cheese adds tanginess and richness, while peanut butter gives a nutty flavor and provides protein. Powdered sugar sweetens the pie, and vanilla extract adds a subtle flavor. Finally, heavy cream is used to make the filling light and fluffy.
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie is a versatile dessert that can be customized to your liking. Here I am giving you some ideas for variations:
Add melted chocolate to the filling mixture for a chocolaty twist. Replace peanut butter with Nutella for a hazelnut flavor. You can also use crushed Oreos for the crust and add chopped Oreos to the filling for a crunchy texture.
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie can be served on its own or with a variety of toppings. Whipped cream is a classic choice, but you can also add some chocolate shavings or chopped peanuts for extra flavor and texture. You can also serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of chocolate sauce. For a healthier option, you can top the pie with fresh fruit like sliced bananas or strawberries.
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie should be stored in the refrigerator to keep it fresh. It can last for up to 5 days if stored properly in an airtight container. If you need to make the pie ahead of time, you can freeze it for up to 1 month. Simply thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
Q1. Can I use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy?
Yes, you can use crunchy peanut butter if you prefer a bit of crunch in your pie. Just be aware that the texture may be slightly different.
Q2. Can I use a different type of nut butter?
Yes, you can use a different type of nut butter like almond butter or cashew butter if you prefer. The flavor may be slightly different, but it should still be delicious.
Q3. Can I use a store-bought graham cracker crust?
Yes, you can use a store-bought graham cracker crust if you're short on time. However, making your own crust is easy and gives the pie a fresher taste.
Q4. Can I freeze No Bake Peanut Butter Pie?
Yes, you can freeze No Bake Peanut Butter Pie for up to 1 month. Just make sure to thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
Whether you're hosting a summer barbecue or looking for a quick and easy dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth, this pie is sure to please. With its creamy peanut butter filling and graham cracker crust, it's no wonder why this dessert has become a favorite among so many people. So, why not give it a try and see for yourself just how delicious it can be?
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
- 1 package Oreo cookies, regular or double stuffed
- ¾ stick butter, melted
- 16 oz. Cool Whip
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 5.9 oz. instant chocolate pudding
- 3 cups milk, or as indicated on pudding package
- Set about 5 aside if you’d like to top yours with crumbled Oreos.
- Pulse the Oreos finely in a food processor until they form fine crumbs. (You can also crush them by hand.)
- In a large bowl, mix together the melted butter and the Oreo crumbs.
- Spread the Oreo mixture onto the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch pan and press down to form a firm crust.
- Beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth.
- Add half of the Cool Whip along with the peanut butter and powdered sugar. Beat on medium-high until smooth. Spread it over the Oreo crust.
- Combine the cold milk and instant pudding and prepare it according to package instructions. Spread it over the pie once set. Top with remaining Cool Whip.
- Decorate the top with crumbled Oreos or chocolate shavings.
- Best if chilled for a couple of hours prior to serving.