Chocolate Peanut Pie Recipe
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Chocolate Peanut Pie Recipe

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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
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 551 calories, 39g fat (18g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 349mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Pie in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p39

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lvarner User ID: 35803 258977
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2017

"This is so good! I love this pie. I have sometimes used a graham cracker crust instead which is also very tasty. i like to sprinkle the top of the pie with chopped peanuts for extra crunch and peanutty taste."

NanZim User ID: 3929200 232077
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2015

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

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 232007
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2015

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

contrarywife User ID: 2675625 228083
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."

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 6478
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!


schisum User ID: 7234869 6109
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."

WileECoyote User ID: 7143962 6108
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!"

Lifeonthelake User ID: 7646809 3472
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

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

Susiesunfire User ID: 7563645 8233
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."

Idahogem1 User ID: 4985974 6164
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."

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