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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie is simply sinful! It consists of a soft peanut butter cookie-like crust, a creamy peanut butter mousse and chocolate ganache. If you prefer a no bake peanut butter pie simply use a store-bought chocolate or graham cracker crust.

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I seldom duplicate the decorations on the top of this pie. I am of the mindset almost everything goes well with peanut butter! Be creative in decorating your pie and consider including items such as torched bananas, peanut brittle, caramel popcorn, chocolate chips, honey combs, etc…

finished peanut butter pie

Tips for the Perfect Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Ingredient tips:

  • Cream cheese should be brought to room temperature before beginning to create the mousse.
  • Peanut butter: So many choices for peanut butter! Use your choice of chunky or creamy – I prefer texture in the mousse so I usually use chunky peanut butter (my favorite is Smucker’s All Natural Chunky). Be sure to mix the peanut butter well if using natural peanut butter so the oil and peanuts are homogenous.
jar of peanut butter

Tips to ensure you have a peanut butter ‘silk’ pie:

  • Ensure there are no lumps remaining when you finish mixing the cream cheese and peanut butter together.
  • Gently fold, don’t stir, the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture. Continue to fold the mousse until no streaks remain.
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  • Check out my Peanut Butter Crust recipe if you would like more information making the crust. It’s an easy crust to create and I also use this for chocolate cream and banana cream pies. You may use a purchased chocolate or graham crust if you prefer a no-bake peanut butter pie.

I hope you enjoy this dessert as much as my customers, family and friends do!

FAQs

Can you freeze a chocolate peanut butter pie?

Yes, this pie freezes well. Wrap the pie in plastic wrap after it has set and freeze. It may be frozen for up to three months.

Does this peanut butter pie need to be refrigerated?

Yes, keep the pie refrigerated. It may be kept uncovered in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie consists of a soft peanut butter cookie-like crust, a creamy peanut butter mousse and chocolate ganache
5 from 63 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Setting Time: 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Pie Crust

  • 56 Grams Unsalted Butter, room temperature (½ Stick)
  • 106 Grams Brown Sugar (½ Cup)
  • 112 Grams Peanut Butter (Chunky or Creamy) (½ Cup)
  • 1 Large Egg, room temperature
  • 120 Grams All Purpose Flour (1 Cup)
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Salt

Peanut Butter Mousse

  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese, room temperature Use full fat cream cheese
  • 8 Ounces Peanut Butter (crunchy or smooth) (1 Cup)
  • 4 ½ Ounces Confectioner's Sugar (1 Cup)
  • 1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk (14 ounces)
  • 1 ½ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream

Chocolate Ganache

  • 8 Ounces Dark Chocolate
  • 6 Fluid Ounces Heavy Cream

Instructions
 

Make Pie Crust

  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Add brown sugar and room temperature butter to a mixing bowl of a stand mixer. Using the paddle attachment cream together until light and fluffy (approximately 3 minutes), scraping side of bowl as needed.
  • Add the peanut butter to the butter/sugar and mix until combined, scraping the side of bowl as needed.
  • Add a room temperature egg to butter/sugar/peanut butter and mix until combined, scraping the side of bowl as needed.
  • Add flour/baking soda/salt to mixing bowl and mix on low speed until combined.
  • Press the dough evenly into the bottom and up the sides of a 9" pie pan. Use your hands, a dough tamper or the flat bottom of a glass dipped in flour.
  • Pierce bottom and sides of pie crust with a fork about 15 times.
  • Place pie crust in the refrigerator and heat oven to 350°.
  • Once oven has reached 350°, bake pie crust for 12 minutes.
  • Cool completely before adding pie fillings.

Chocolate Ganache

  • Bring 6 ounces cream to a boil and pour over chocolate. Let sit for 5 minutes then stir until smooth.
  • Pour ½ of the chocolate ganache in the bottom of the peanut butter crust. Reserve the other half for the pie topping.

Peanut Butter Mousse

  • Place cream cheese and peanut butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (a hand mixer may also be used). Mix together until well combined, scraping the bowl and needed.
  • Add powdered sugar to the bowl and mix until combined, scraping the bowl as needed.
  • Add sweetened condensed milk to the bowl and mix until combined, scraping the bowl as needed.
  • Using a clean bowl, whip the heavy cream until medium peaks form. Gently fold into the peanut butter mixture.

Assembling the Pie

  • Pour the peanut butter mousse into the cooled pie shell over the ganache.
  • Drizzle the remaining chocolate ganache over the pie top and run a toothpick through the chocolate to create a swirl effect.
  • Add any additional toppings you desire (e,g. peanut brittle, whipped cream, torched bananas, etc…)

Video

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29 Comments

  1. Ally

    Reply

    5 stars
    OMG! We devoured this pie! I plan to make more of the mousse and use it for dessert cups.

  2. Jenny

    Reply

    see…i could do this. with help. i can’t cook to save my life and i’m kind of afraid of the stove (don’t judge me). could prolly manage with the help of husbando tho.

  3. Tara Pittman

    Reply

    Chocolate and peanut butter are a great combination. This pie needs to be made for my son’s birthday.

  4. Catalina

    Reply

    5 stars
    Peanut Butter Pie is one of my favorite. I love the idea to add chocolate to it!

  5. Richelle Milar

    Reply

    Wow! This looks absolutely delicious and tasty! I really love to try this recipe!

  6. LOURAINE

    Reply

    I am an apple pie girl but this looks scrumptious! Thanks for the great recipe.

  7. Mleissa Cushing

    Reply

    5 stars
    This looks so good and t is two of my favorite things… chocolate and peanut butter! My whole family would love this one!

  8. Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers

    Reply

    5 stars
    Yum, This pie looks so good. I don’t make a ton of pies because it’s just me eating them and my waistline says “no”.

  9. Ally Ginger

    Reply

    5 stars
    Mention peanut butter and chocolate and I will follow any one anywhere! This is such a creamy pie – will certainly make again and try next time with your peanut butter crust recipe.

  10. JEANIEl

    Reply

    5 stars
    This is one of those desserts I just want to dive into and eat my way out of. I used a store bought chocolate crust , will try your peanut butter crust next time

  11. Esmé Slabbert

    Reply

    This does look scrumptious. WOW, thank you so much for sharing at Blog & Inspire – I have pinned this and will revisit it and will have to try this one.

  12. Susan

    Reply

    5 stars
    Oh my, this looks like the perfect dessert! I love both Peanut Butter and Pie!

  13. Debbie

    Reply

    5 stars
    This looks amazing! I love peanut butter, chocolate, and pie – all together is divine!

  14. Fadima Mooneira

    Reply

    5 stars
    Oh wow!!!!!!! I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. You make me want to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  15. Larry

    Reply

    5 stars
    Peanut butter freak here! Really liked this pie. I used torched bananas to top it off.

  16. Michelle

    Reply

    5 stars
    This peanut butter pie was so creamy! I love peanut butter, so having it in the filling and crust is perfect

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