Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

This no bake chocolate peanut butter pie is a must make! This reese’s pie has an oreo crust, creamy peanut butter filling and is loaded with reese’s cups. Plus it’s only 8 ingredients! Serve it chilled from the fridge or frozen!
chocolate peanut butter pie piece on metal spatula with text overlay

I decided to keep this reese’s peanut butter pie recipe ridiculously simple. No baking, no complicated pie crust, no lattice to weave. If you can press, pour and chop, I know you can recreate this in your kitchen!

I’m pre-planning for my birthday, in July 😂, and there is no need for birthday cake when you can have this chocolate peanut butter pie with oreos!

chocolate peanut butter pie with reese's cups in glass pie pan on metal background

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Ingredients

  • Crust
    • Oreos
    • Butter
  • Filling
    • Cream cheese
    • Peanut butter
    • Cool whip
  • Chocolate Ganache
    • heavy cream
    • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Topping
    • Reese’s cups

How to Make No Bake Reese’s Pie

Layer #1 – oreo crust

  1. In a blender or food processor, pulse the oreos into crumbs, combine with melted butter and press the oreo mixture into the pie pan using the bottom of a measuring cup
how to make oreo crust collage

Layer #2 – the filling

  1. Beat the cream cheese and peanut butter together
  2. Gently mix in the cool whip
  3. Spread the filling over the oreo crust

how to make peanut butter pie filling collage
Layer #3 – chocolate ganache

  1. Place chocolate chips in a medium heat-proof bowl.
  2. In a small pot over low heat, heat the heavy cream until just before boiling.
  3. Pour the heavy cream over the chocolate chips. Allow the mixture to stand for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Use a spatula to stir the mixture until smooth.
  5. Allow the ganache to come to room temperature before adding it to the pie. Pour chocolate ganache on top of the filling
how to make chocolate peanut butter pie step by step collage

Layer #4 – reese’s cups

  1. Chop as many peanut butter cups as you want and put them on top of the pie
  2. Then refrigerate or freeze the pie until set
piece of chocolate peanut butter pie on metal spatula
 

How to Store Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie

This pie can be kept in the fridge or the freezer. In the fridge the pie is softer and the filling is light. But it also tastes amazing out of the freezer. Now that I’ve made this pie a few times, I’ve discovered that I prefer it frozen rather then just refrigerated.

Even when “frozen” the filling is still creamy and easy to cut through, the only thing that gives a little trouble to cut through is the oreo crust. But I figure I can dish out a little elbow grease for a piece of pie.

Can This Reese’s Pie Be Made Ahead of Time?

Yes. You can make this pie ahead of time by wrapping it well in plastic wrap and storing in the freezer for up to 1 week.

chocolate peanut butter pie with reese’s cups in glass pie pan with slice of pie removed

How Long Does it Take to Make Pie

  • 5 minutes to make the crust
  • 5 minutes to make the peanut butter filling
  • 10 minutes to make the chocolate ganache and add the reese’s cups
  • 1-2 hours to chill in the fridge or freezer

Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

It was really easy to make this no bake chocolate peanut butter pie gluten free by using gluten free oreos for the crust. All of the other ingredients in the recipe are naturally gluten free!

Tips for Making No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie

  • Blend the entire oreo (cream and cookies) when making the crust.
  • I recommend using creamy peanut butter, not natural peanut butter as it can separate.
  • To decorate the top of the pie with reese’s cups, cut 8 mini peanut butter cups in half. Place the halves around the outside of the pie. Add more chopped peanut butter cups to the center.
slice of Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie on metal plate

More Delicious Desserts to Try

Classic Monster Cookies
Doctored Up Chocolate Cake Mix
Oreo Angel Food Cake
Chocolate Whipped Cream


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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Yield: one 9 or 10 inch pie
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

This no bake chocolate peanut butter pie is a must make! This reese’s pie has an oreo crust, creamy peanut butter filling and is loaded with reese’s cups. Plus it’s only 8 ingredients! Serve it chilled from the fridge or frozen!

Ingredients

Oreo Crust

  • 1 package oreos (14.3 oz)
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Peanut Butter Filling

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 container cool whip (8 oz), thawed

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 & 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Topping

  • Reese's peanut butter cups, some cut in half, others chopped

Instructions

Oreo Crust

  1. Process the oreos in a food processor or blender until fine crumbs remain. In a large bowl, combine the crushed oreos with the melted butter. Press this mixture evenly into a 9 or 10 inch pie pan. Use the bottom of a measuring cup to pack the crust down. Place the crust in the fridge to chill until ready to fill.

Filling

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until well blended. Add the cool whip and blend on low until combined. Spread this mixture over the crust. Return pie to the fridge while making the ganache.

Chocolate Ganache

  1. Place chocolate chips in a medium heat-proof bowl.
  2. In a small pot over low heat, heat the heavy cream until just before boiling.
  3. Pour the heavy cream over the chocolate chips. Allow the mixture to stand for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Use a spatula to stir the mixture until smooth.
  5. Allow the ganache to come to room temperature before adding it to the pie. Pour the ganache on top of the pie, using a spatula to evenly spread it.

Topping

  1. Before the chocolate hardens, add the peanut butter cups. Start by adding the halved peanut butter cups around the edges, placing them as close or as far apart as you want. Then add chopped peanut butter cups to the center of the pie.
  2. Cover the pie with tinfoil and return to the fridge or freezer for 1-2 hours. Before serving, remove the pie from the freezer and let it sit for a 15 minutes to make cutting it easier. Cover and refrigerate or freeze any leftovers.

Notes

Easily make this recipe gluten free by using gluten free oreos!

How to Store Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie

  • This pie can be kept in the fridge or the freezer. In the fridge the pie is softer and the filling is light. But it also tastes amazing out of the freezer. Now that I’ve made this pie a few times, I’ve discovered that I prefer it frozen rather then just refrigerated.


Can this reese’s pie be made ahead of time?

  • Yes. You can make this pie ahead of time by wrapping it well in plastic wrap and storing in the freezer for up to 1 week. 

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65 comments

  1. You have to warn people before posting things like this. I just drooled all over my keyboard. Yum-o!

  2. You did an amazing job with this Beth! Nice job for the first time!!

  3. Yum! Looks so delicious! Two of my fave things…peanut butter cups and chocolate! =)

  4. Oh that looks delicious Beth!! :-) I could eat a big slice of that for sure!

  5. This looks amazing! And I love that it’s simple to make…pinned!

  6. Yum yum yum! This looks amazing Beth! Perfect pie for Pi Day! Im pinning/stumbling/g+ing.. everything! Love this!

  7. Hi, Beth! This pie looks deliciously amazing! I’d love to sink my teeth into a piece right now! Thanks for sharing. :)

  8. Wow, mouth watering photos. This looks incredible!

  9. You did an awesome job with your first pie Beth, it’s perfect!!

  10. G’day! one word Beth? YUM!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Thanks for sharing at the Foodie Friends Friday No Rules Party!

  11. You are truly putting my diet to the test!!! Pinning for sure! And thanks so much for sharing at the Super Saturday Link Party!

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    :) Linda

  12. Your first one ever? My goodness…I mean, I might get diabetes after eating this…but I’d take one for the team;p

    • Well, I certainly took one for the team.. I think I ate most of that pie!

  13. Goodness gracious girl! This looks amazing!!! My kids call Reese’s Chocolate Pies because they think the shape looks like a pie! LOL! Pinning this now!

    I’d love if you would share this at our link party going on now!

    http://www.classyclutter.net/2014/03/spotlight-saturday-link-party-45.html

    Hugs, Mallory @ Classy Clutter

  14. That looks brilliant Beth, well done for your first pie. I recently baked my first pie too. I’d love a slice of this though, I can imagine it’s so so delicious!

  15. Oh, my – this looks sinfully delicious! I have a bit of an addiction to all things chocolate, so I just may have to give this recipe a try.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

  16. There is nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter! This looks so good!

  17. Oh my, this looks simply delectable, delicious! Chocolate and peanut butter really are the perfect pairing.

  18. Hi looks looooooovely, if I dont have cool whip, what else could I use?

    • I’m not sure if you would want to use a substitute. Might be worth a trip to the store.

  19. Oh my goodness!!! This looks SO delish!!! Thank you for linking up at the Weekend re-Treat link party!
    xo,
    Shannon
    http://www.akadesign.ca

  20. No way this is your first time!? It seriously belongs on a cover of a cooking magazine! Gorgeous, delicious and pinned. :)

  21. The top of that pie looks so incredible Beth! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party. Hope you link up to the party again tomorrow!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  22. I am inviting you for the Cunning Ladies’ Link Party # 2. There were beautiful entries last week and today, I announced the top three most viewed post last week. Bring in your entries and enjoy! http://easytocookmeals.com/cunning-ladies-friday-party/

  23. Looks amazing, as always. Sharing and featuring tomorrow at Pinworthy Projects Link Party! Woot!

  24. Hi Beth! This looks absolutely amazing and I have to try this!!! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend – pinned, of course! :) Hope you have a happy and fabulous Friday!

  25. Oh my yumminess!! I will certainly be treating me to this! Thanks so much for sharing it on The Mommy Club Link Up.

  26. I am featuring your pie on tomorrow’s Tasty Tuesday. Make sure you stop by and grab a featured button and link up again!

    Julia @ Mini Van Dreams

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  30. I made this for a party last weekend, and it was AMAZING! Have you ever tried using reduced fat cream cheese and/or fat-free Cool Whip?

  31. Dumb question here, but do you put only the cookie from the Oreo, or cream too?

  32. If this is you’re first pie, I officially declare you a pie protege. Peanut butter lovers (*cough* me *cough*) might just lose their stuff over this. Yum!!!

  33. Hi –
    Quick question- it looks like there are PB cups in the peanut butter filling too. Are there??  Gonna make this baby tomorrow to go along with Sunday dinner!!!

  34. How many Oreo cookies do you use? I buy the big bulk package from Costco, so I’m not sure how many come in a regular package.

  35. Is it possible to replace the creme cheese with something else or leave it out?

  36. Can I just get the store-bought Oreo crust or will that not be big enough/ taste as good?

  37. Dying over here. Can’t wait to try this recipe. And your pics are amazing! :)

  38. Planning on making this soon. Can I use less whipped cream and more cream cheese?

    • Hi Robin! I would think that would be okay! The pie does have a rich cream cheese taste already – why are you wanting to use more cream cheese?

  39. I just made this yummy looking pie and it turned out beautifully. I got a tiny bit scared though…all the other peanut butter pies I’ve made had icing sugar in the peanut butter mixture. So I added some, even though it’s not in your directions, Beth.  I’m wondering for next time, does the peanut butter layer taste sweet enough without adding sugar?  BTW, the ganache was fabulous. I have to confess I saved some to put over ice cream.  Thanks for sharing an impressive-looking peanut butter pie recipe. I’m sure it will taste as good as it looks!

    • Hi Carole! I think the peanut butter layer is sweetness without any added sugar. The cool whip definitely adds a little sweetness, but when cut into a slice, there are a lot of sweet things going on with all the chocolate and peanut butter cups!

  40. Do I have to use heavy cream isn’t there something else I could use?

  41. I hope you have a fantastic  2017 Holiday. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest New Year!
    I get major pleasure just reading and trying what you put out there so I thank you so very much.
    Sincerely,
    Karen

  42. What kind of chocolate chips did you use? Were they semi sweet or milk chocolate? 

  43. I made these into “cupcakes”: oreo on bottom of cupcake cup, peanut butter filling, ganache, and a quarter reese cup on top. Nice and little dessert appetizers for a party. Thanks for the recipe!

  44. Can whipped cream work instead of cool whip and if it can would it be the same amout

    • Yes! You can use homemade whipped cream and it would be the same amount!

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