Peanut Butter Pie


This peanut butter refrigerator pie is very easy to make.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
1 9-inch pie

Peanut butter pie is never a bad idea. Made with simple ingredients you may already have on hand, you'll come back to this easy peanut butter pie recipe time after time.

Peanut Butter Pie Ingredients

This peanut butter pie recipe comes together with convenient ingredients. Here's what you'll need:

路 Cream cheese: This rich and creamy peanut butter pie starts with a package of cream cheese.
路 Peanut butter: Of course, you'll need peanut butter! Opt for the smooth kind.
路 Confectioners' sugar: Make sure you use confectioners' (a.k.a. powdered) sugar, as it'll blend smoothly into the filling.
路 Frozen whipped topping: A container of frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip) is another shortcut ingredient.
路 Graham cracker crust: Use a store-bought or homemade graham cracker crust.
路 Peanut butter cups: Garnish the pie with peanut butter cup candies, such as Reese's.

close up view of a slice of peanut butter pie, garnished with chocolate and crushed peanut butter candy in a bowl
Melissa Goff

How to Make Peanut Butter Pie

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below 鈥 but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this top-rated peanut butter pie:

1. Mix together the first three ingredients until smooth.
2. Fold in half of the whipped topping, then pour the mixture into the crust.
3. Top with the remaining whipped topping and garnish with peanut butter cups.
4. Chill for at least two hours before serving.

How to Serve Peanut Butter Pie

If you don't want to top this peanut butter pie with whipped topping and peanut butter cups, you can keep things more simple by drizzling each slice with chocolate sauce. Of course, the bare pie will be perfectly delicious as-is.

slice of peanut butter pie on a plate with orange napkins in the background
Mackenzie Schieck

How to Store Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut butter pie should always be stored in the refrigerator and it shouldn't sit at room temperature for more than two hours at a time. Stored in an airtight container in the fridge, it will last three to four days.

Can You Freeze Peanut Butter Pie?

Yes! You can freeze peanut butter pie for about one month, but wait to add the toppings until right before you serve it. Simply wrap the pie in at least one layer of storage wrap, then at least one layer of aluminum foil. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"This was an incredible dessert," according to Shannon Johnson. "It's very rich but that only makes the goodness last longer as you only need a small piece to enjoy it. I used a pre-made shortbread crust because that's what I had on hand. So good! I will absolutely be making this again."

"I love this recipe," raves Polly Middleton. "It goes fast when I take it to get togethers. I like to drizzle chocolate syrup on it and then [put] chopped up peanut butter cups on the top."

"I love this pie recipe," says Melissa Bolin Cross. "I love to take the creamy pie filling and layer it with brownie pieces, caramel, and whipped cream to make a trifle. Thanks for sharing!"

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • cup creamy peanut butter

  • cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 (16 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided

  • 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust

  • 15 miniature chocolate-covered peanut butter cups (such as Reese's庐), unwrapped


  1. Mix cream cheese, peanut butter, and confectioners' sugar together until smooth. Fold in 1/2 of the whipped topping, then spoon the mixture into graham cracker crust.

  2. Spread remaining whipped topping over the peanut butter mixture and garnish with peanut butter cups. Chill for at least 2 hours or overnight before serving.

    close up view of a slice of peanut butter pie, garnished with chocolate and crushed peanut butter candy in a bowl
    Melissa Goff

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

605 Calories
43g Fat
50g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 605
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 23g 115%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 367mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 39g
Protein 10g
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 222mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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