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Chocolate Peanut Pie Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Pie Recipe

I entered this pie in our county fair, and it was selected Grand Champion. Who can resist a tempting chocolate crumb crust and the creamy filling with big peanut butter taste? Be prepared to take an empty pan home when you serve this pie. —Doris Doherty, Albany, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (20 cookies)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Grated chocolate or chocolate cookie crumbs, optional


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. For filling, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, butter and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Gently spoon into crust. Garnish with chocolate or cookie crumbs if desired. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 551 calories, 39 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 349 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Reviews for Chocolate Peanut Pie

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2015

"My husband loves any dessert made with peanut butter. This is one of his favorite peanut butter pies."

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2015

"Creamy goodness. Very sweet and rich like a typical peanut butter pie."

Reviewed Jun. 17, 2015

"So simple and yummy, I highly recommend. I took the shortcut of using a purchased cookie crust but I think it might be even better with the homemade cookie crust. I also added about 1/3 cup of a chopped up milk chocolate bar to the filling for a little extra chocolate kick, yum. If you have the time, make the day before, the pie sets up very nicely overnight in the refrigerator."

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2014

"I recall making this pie and instead of whipping cream, I'd used whipped topping (1 cup)! I'd taken this pie to at least a couple of luncheons at our chapel and this pie was very much enjoyed! It IS best to keep this pie refrigerated so it stays firm! I recall that when I'd prepared this pie, I was asked for the recipe! I used the recipe when I'd gotten my 2nd edition of Crate 'o Recipes from Taste of Home. This is a really great recipe and it's so easy and quick! NOTE: I have all the Crate o' Recipes which had been featured in the original Country Store catalog and this was among those recipes-very handy to just go to my references on my kitchen counter, select what I wish to prepare and start baking or cooking!


Reviewed Jul. 6, 2014

"I have been making this pie since the original recipe was printed in TOH. I think about 1995 or 1996! My husband and son want this for their birthday "cake" every year! I am not a huge fan of peanut butter, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this pie! I use a premade Oreo crust, but keep everything else the same. Such a rich and yummy dessert."

Reviewed Mar. 26, 2014

"Such a wonderful dessert. I bought a pre-made chocolate cooky crust, used low-fat cream cheese and substituted low-fat Cool-whip for the whipping cream and loved the results! I knew we didn't need quite so many calories and the pie was creamy and very tasty with the substitutions. I will definitely make this again and again!"

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

"Great recipe!! Made 2 of these for my family and the other for a friend."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"I love this recipe!!! I did change it from pie to bars. I changed the crust back to graham cracker crust. I make a large cook and serve chocolate pudding and layer on top of crust in a cake pan. Then I put the peanut butter filling on top and then a tub of cool whip on top of that. The filling is so rich and sweet that the pudding and cool whip helps balance it out."

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"I made this pie for Thanksgiving this year. It received good reviews from all that ate it. I found that serving it right out of the fridge worked best otherwise it was too soft. I bought a pre-made Oreo crust to save time and I left out the butter as I couldn't really see the need for it after all of the whipping cream and peanut butter. Maybe it would have helped bind all of the ingredients together in the end... Good Pie."

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013

"This pie is so rich and delicious.Ithink the heavy cream gives it its richness.I melted chocolate and put over the top of the pie when it was cool and it made it even better."

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

"I've made this pie several times and it always turns out delicious."

Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

"Absolutley a keeper! Quick, easy and delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"Great recipe! To save time, I've bought 'shortbread' crust pie shells and then just created the filling. I've also used a tsp. of almond extract instead of the vanilla for a surprise. It's delicious!"

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"I made this for my husband's birthday. We all really liked it. I couldn't find chocolate wafers so I used crushed teddy grams and they worked perfectly:)"

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"My family loves this pie! Very easy to prepare also."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"So yummy and easy. It's my family's favorite pie!"

Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"Very good! Loved it!"

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

"I have been making this pie for years, ever since I was first introduced to Taste of Home. I get rave reviews every time. This recipe was even printed in our families cookbook of favorite recipes. It comes out perfect every time. You won't be disappointed!"

Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

"I have made this pie for years, my grandsons demand it when they come home for the holiday or a vacation; I have used a ready made gramham cracker crust & whipped topping instead of whipped cream also chunky peanut butter (the boys like that best) & it tastes just at good & doesn't seen to have the fat/calories as the original recipe."

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"Rich, delicious, easy."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2009

"This pie is one of my family's favorites! I will never again make any other peanut butter pie."

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2009

"This has been my go to Peanut Butter Pie recipe since I first made it in 94. I just buy an oreo crust to make it easier. Its a great recipe!"

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2009

"This is my "go to" peanut butter pie. I have rave reviews every time I make it! This is what my family wants for their birthdays instead of cake!

I use lowfat cream cheese and lowfat peanut butter, but it doesn't change the tase one bit! I also buy the Oreo cookie crust instead of making it and grate Reese Cups on top before serving! DELICIOUS!!!"

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2008

"I used a regular pie crust, Neufchatel cheese, half the sugar and sprinkled some cut up Reeses's Peanut Butter Cups candy on the top. (I bet Butterfingers would be good, too!). It was DELICIOUS! My people loved it. Thanks for sharing!"

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