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Peanut Butter Pie with Cookie Crust

Peanut butter and chocolate go together about as well as anything else I can think of in the food world. I’ve had a long-time love affair with that combination. There’s nothing fancy about it, but it’s just plain delicious. This pie is no exception.

I’ve had peanut butter pies in the past, but they were just that – peanut butter. When I saw this pie, I was excited about putting all that peanut butter goodness into a chocolate cookie pie crust. Then, I saw that it didn’t just stop there. No, between the chocolate cookie pie crust and all that peanut butter goodness is a thin layer of chocolate. And if you think it stops there, you’re wrong, because there’s a hot fudge sauce to top it off.

Peanut Butter Pie with Cookie Crust is a delicious combination of chocolate and peanut butter in a sweet, cool, creamy dessert. - Bake or Break

I took a bit of a shortcut and used a store-bought chocolate sauce to top off the pie. I did include Baked’s hot fudge sauce recipe along with the crust and pie. If you have time, go ahead and make that sauce. Otherwise, I see no shame in a shortcut now and then.

Somehow, I managed to get no pictures of this pie with the chocolate sauce on top. Please feel free to use your imagination. Even without the sauce, this pie is beautiful and delicious.

Peanut Butter Pie with Cookie Crust is a wonderfully tasty no-bake dessert. Chocolate and peanut butter are always a winner! - Bake or Break

All of this yumminess is brought to us by the fellas at Baked in their fabulous cookbook. They also are responsible for one of my very favorite cakes.

Peanut Butter Pie with Cookie Crust

Yield 1 9-inch pie (8-10 servings)
Prep Time 50 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

This creamy peanut butter pie is made for peanut butter lovers!

Peanut Butter Pie with Cookie Crust


For the crust:

  • 30 chocolate wafer cookies (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the filling:

  • 1/2 cup (3 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 cups heavy cream

For the hot fudge sauce:

  • 6 ounces milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate (64% cacao), finely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup


To make the crust:

  1. Using a food processor, grind cookies to a fine powder. Transfer to a bowl and stir in sugar. Pour the butter over the mixture and mix until well combined.
  2. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Put the crust in the refrigerator.

To make the filling:

  1. Melt chocolate chips in microwave or double boiler. Stir in corn syrup. Spread the chocolate in a thin layer on the bottom of the chilled pie crust. Return the crust to the refrigerator.
  2. Using an electric mixer, combine cream cheese, peanut butter, vanilla, and brown sugar on medium speed until well combined and smooth. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, use the mixer to whisk the cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into peanut butter mixture until uniform in color.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared crust and freeze for at least 4 hours. Once frozen, the pie can be covered with aluminum foil and kept in the freezer for up to 3 days.

To make the hot fudge sauce:

  1. Place both chocolates in a heat-proof bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a simmer over medium heat. Stir in corn syrup. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate. Allow to sit for 2 minutes. Starting in the center and working out to the edges, whisk the chocolate mixture in a circle until smooth.
  3. Spoon onto pieces of pie before serving.
  4. After sauce is cooled to room temperature, it can be covered tightly and kept in the refrigerator for 3 days. Rewarm sauce in microwave on medium heat for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until warm.


Recipe adapted from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking.

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    49 Comments on “Peanut Butter Pie with Cookie Crust”

  1. I love this with a glass of icy milk and I always wondered if jelly on top would be good.

  2. Mm this looks lovely, peanut butter is just so good with anything remotely chocolatey or cookiey :). Looks delicious.

  3. This looks so good! I love peanut butter!

  4. Yum….looks very delicious. I love peanut butter…great combination with chocolate.

  5. Yummy!! I loved the Baked cookbook….looks great! Great pictures!

  6. Hey blog looks great! I’m new to blogging. Just wanted to share my blog..

  7. MOUTHWATERING. I live with a certain someone who is insane about pb + chocolate so would go over very well in our household!

  8. I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR BLOG! Have I ever told you that? haha I also love the last photo. YUM!!

  9. How could this not be good?? It looks wonderful even without the chocolate sauce!

  10. I have that book and how did I miss this recipe? I must go forth and make it!

  11. Wow, that looks really decadent. Mm..

  12. I am not the biggest peanut butter fan, though a PBJ sandwich does hit the spot now and then, but, THAT pie could make a believer out of me 😀
    You do very, very naughty things with cameras, and I love it! More, more!

  13. This looks so good!
    Also, I have wanted that cookbook for so long now and just haven’t gotten for myself, but I have given it as a gift. I was THIS close to keeping it…wish I had 😉

  14. I will have to make this for my Husband he will flip. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Otra receta deliciosa para hacerla en cuanto pueda. Un saludo

  16. Mmm I love chocolate and peanut butter together. That looks delicious!

  17. Weird, I have that book too and I missed that recipe. Not sure how as I love peanut butter. Looks good!

  18. I agree – peanut butter and chocolate are wonderful together! Yum!

  19. This looks *amazing*! I love the close up of the piece of pie, I’ll have to make this. I absolutely love peanut butter. Yum. Your blog is lovely!x

  20. I’m by no means a fan of peanut butter, but I think this post converted me. It looks and sounds absolutely amazing!! ♥ (@StephanieVelezR)

  21. I’d just like to say what an evil woman you are! Peanut butter..there is no better substance on the planet! Well besides chocolate. ANd you have both in one spot….must..resist temptation! It looks delicious though. Well done!

  22. Oh my gosh this looks amazing. I can’t wait to make this! I will make sure not to have people over so that I don’t have to share! Thanks for the recipe!!!!

  23. I love peanut butter pie! Have never made the cookie crust. I posted a recipe for one last year with a special topping. I must try this one–yum!

  24. How is it that you manage to find all the most sinfully deicious recipes is beyond me! But just don’t stop. 🙂

  25. chocolate and peanut butter do go incredibly well together. they look delicious in this pie.

  26. I agree. Whoever thought of putting the two together deserves a medal! This pie looks delicious! Good work!

    lm. x

  27. good



  28. oh my, i’m fairly certain i NEED this in my life.

  29. here there… totally missing ya recipes… hope everything is cool with you… check ya later!

  30. Sometimes I hate being the only one in the family who likes peanut butter. Cookies I can give away, but pies are harder to share. Maybe I’ll make this anyway.

  31. Wow. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  32. Not a huge peanut butter fan myself, but this looks delicious! My little guy and DH would love this.

  33. wow! I’ll definitely try this one – pictures are marvelous!

  34. I made this pie last weekend for a small dinner get-together at my friend’s house. I just put some peanut brittle bars on top for decoration. It was a huge hit and was gone in just a few minutes! And why not? It has all everybody’s favorites – Chocolate, peanut butter and cream cheese. Great work!

    And I’m going to love that book. 🙂

  35. Oh god yum. Peanut butter and chocolate are pretty much the best combination ever. I think the only other thing you could possibly do to this pie is put banana slices on top, because chocolate & peanut butter & banana is, if possible, even more explosive than just the first two alone. I am so making this asap.

  36. Ok, I just made this but can’t seem to get it out of the pan! Am I supposed to thaw it when I take it out of the freezer? I can only cut through the peanut butter part but not the chocolate layer + crust. Help! How does one get the pie inside one’s mouth? 😀

  37. Fancy or not this is on devilishly good pie, and I think it would be good with just about anything you can throw at it. Jelly, chocolate, or caramel on top would be great.

  38. Peanut butter + chocolate cookie crust = Perfection!! 🙂

  39. Chocolate and peanut butter I’m off now to buy some peanut butter and give this a try.

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  42. If that isn’t a special dessert, I don’t know what is. The combo of chocolate and peanut butter is just divine.

  43. YUM! That is all I have to say! I bet this would be good frozen too…..hmmmmmmmmm. Thanks for the great content! I really enjoy your stuff!

  44. woops! Didn’t realize it WAS frozen! Now I feel silly! haha.

  45. Years ago I used to get a Peanut Butter Pie at Sam’s in Tiburon, CA. I have tried and tried to replicate, but have never quite done it the same. This recipe looks close! I can’t wait to give it a try.

  46. I want this and I want it now! Yum! Great blog.

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