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Chocolate Peanut Pie

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
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (20 cookies)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 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

Directions

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

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  • mamaknowsbest
    Nov 17, 2019

    This is so easy to make and always a winner! Make two! Freezes very well. Dress it up just before serving- sprinkles, mini m

  • RachelMcMahan
    Aug 27, 2019

    Like other reviewers, I have been making this pie since it was first published in the magazine! Folding in the whipping cream takes a gentle and patient hand, but then it comes together and has such a creamy texture. I have made it with a regular graham cracker crust and it's good that way too, but the chocolate crust is my favorite! Perfect recipe in every way!

  • Jessica Slaymaker
    Jun 16, 2019

    This pie is a family favorite! Very rich! Never any leftovers!

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 20, 2017

    This pie is to die for!! Yum!

  • lvarner
    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
    Aug 31, 2015

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

  • justmbeth
    Aug 30, 2015

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

  • contrarywife
    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
    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!delowenstein

  • schisum
    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.