Like, cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, and Cool Whip kind of easy.
If this combination makes you raise your eyebrows, you’re not wrong. But I wouldn’t lie to you: somehow this gang of ingredients comes together to make a layer of fluffy peanut buttery filling that is pillowy, light, and incredibly rich all at the same time.
It is DANGEROUSLY GOOD.
In This Post: Everything You Need For Easy Peanut Butter Pie
Now listen up, kids. This is not really a recipe for normal times. Cream cheese, Cool Whip, Oreos… I understand that these are not foods that most of us try to eat on the regular.
But sometimes you’re living this weird version of real life where you just do what you need to do, such as making an easy, totally luscious peanut butter pie just because it’s Tuesday. Or is it Tuesday?
Things are hard, but unfancy peanut butter pie is not. It is comforting and steady and joy-bringing. It will see us through.
The true sign of an unfancy recipe: when it gets shared via text like this. This recipe lives all over the internet but for me it comes via my friend Liz who brought this gem to dinner club a few months ago.
Ingredients For This Creamy Peanut Butter Pie Recipe
Unfancy ingredients ahead!
butter (salted or unsalted butter works)
That’s it, friends. So, so simple.
Let’s Make The Easiest No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie
Let’s walk it out.
The crust. Buy one or make one. I like both Oreo crusts and graham cracker crusts, but I like Oreo crusts slightly more.
Mix up your peanut butter filling in a large mixing bowl. Pour it in a 9-inch pie plate.
Spread the filling. Chill in the fridge.
Now slice into that peanut butter pie beauty, put your feet up, and give yourself a MOMENT.
Oreo Crust Vs. Graham Cracker Crust
You really could go either way here. Both are really good, really solid crust options. With the peanut butter mixture, we just lean a liiiiitle bit more towards the chocolatey Oreo crust to let the flavors of chocolate and peanut butter sing together.
Variations On This Peanut Butter Pie
You could very easily make this your own. Maybe some chopped peanuts on top? Reese’s Pieces candy bits crushed up in the peanut butter filling? Hot fudge drizzles? Okay, we’re here for all of this. Our Mocha Peanut Butter Pie from the archives is a fancy step up, but equally as delicious as this pie
For the rest of us, love live the simple joys of eating peanut butter pie for days!