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Peanut Butter Silk Pie Recipe

Peanut Butter Silk Pie Recipe

This is a favorite, so I make it every chance I get. My youngest son wanted pies around his wedding cake, and this was one of his requests! —Lee Deneau, Lansing, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total: 10 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)
  • Salted chopped peanuts


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the peanut butter, cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping; pour into prepared crust. Sprinkle with nuts. Chill until serving. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 434 calories, 27g fat (11g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 276mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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magicmeg User ID: 7755374 265938
Reviewed May. 14, 2017

"I bought a 9-inch pie crust, measured all the ingredients exactly, but the filling barely covered the bottom of the crust! Not sure what went wrong; no one else here seemed to have this problem. The filling tastes amazing though; I am going to use it as a dip instead. I added Reese's pieces."

jdogg22 User ID: 8421733 254758
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2016

"I can't do a fair review since I did one change. The only thing I added was 1 teas. of pure vanilla extract as I've seen in other peanut butter pie recipes. This was a really good pie recipe and it got rave reviews from our guests. I would make it again! I bake from scratch and I did cheat and bought a store bought graham cracker crust. I will make a homemade graham cracker crust next time and try it that way also. Thank you for sharing Lee!"

ckciraolo User ID: 8459231 247302
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2016

"GREAT pie! I doubled ingredients and used a 12-inch pie crust. Serve slices small as it is quite rich! So enjoyed the flavors! Wonderful recipe!"

MSGTwifeUSMC User ID: 4679769 230122
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2015

"This recipe is in fact simple and delicious! It's smooth and creamy texture was luxurious and decadent. I added a drizzle of hot fudge topping to the top of the pie and I also sprinkled some mini chocolate chips on the top as well as stirred some in. It was an instant hint for dessert tonight and one of my favorite recipes from Simple and Delicious!"

Van1969 User ID: 1599093 228337
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2015

"Made it for small family gathering and it was a hit! I always make my pie crusts from scratch so it took just a bit more time. Perfect cooling desert for the summer. Thank you!"

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 223382
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2015

"This is the pie I make when we don't want left-overs! Perfect recipe for making a single pie. Easily can be customized to tastes with addition of any chopped chocolate, candy or nuts. Often I only stir in half the whipped topping, reserving the rest to spread on the top of the pie. As a Taste of Home volunteer food editor I found this simple classic pie delightful!"

kholdridge User ID: 1748039 222786
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2015

"I made this pie today and shared it with two of my very good friends. They just raved about it. They could not believe it when I told them how easy it was to make. They each wanted the recipe so they can make it for their family"s."

cazdazraz User ID: 1278579 221016
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"This pie is absolutely great just the way it is. I also used this as a base for many variations. I have added chocolate ganache to the bottom of the crust before putting in the peanut butter mixture. I have used an oreo crust and a chocolate graham cracker crust. They all turn out great. Thank you for this recipe it never disappoints!"

bears like food User ID: 6970302 93673
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2014

"This was really good and so easy to make. Everyone loved it. I made my own whipped cream instead of cool whip and used a full cup of pb. I also used a chocolate crust and topped with PB cups. I did have to add a little milk to the PB mixture to smooth it out more. I'm making it again to day but I think I'm going to try freezing it for more of an ice cream texture. Great dessert for PB lovers"

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 142086
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2013

"Very quick and easy to make and tasted excellent!"

sherry1345 User ID: 6072979 152847
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2013

"This was a very easy recipe. I changed it by adding 1 cup of peanut butter and 8 oz cream cheese. Kept the amount of sugar and whipped topping the same. Used a larger crust. My picky husband likes it. He was afraid it would be to sweet for him. I think if I had made it exactly like recipe it would have been to sweet for him."

madizen4 User ID: 5576853 206729
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2013

"This was a very easy, fast recipe that tastes delicious. I didn't have peanuts for the topping and used small milk chocolate chips instead."

dawgfan1028 User ID: 7137606 152789
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2013

"Just made this recipe for tonight's dinner. It is absolutely fantastic. I used 1 cup peanut butter and instead of salted peanuts, I used milk chocolate chips and cut up Reese Peanut Butter Cups to decorate the tops of the pie. Will definately make this pie again!!!!"

joanysrefuge User ID: 3057792 152748
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2013

"do you use a mixer to beat the pb, cc & conf sugar, or do you beat by hand?"

JasonXVoorhees User ID: 7038154 75494
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"Excellent recipe, been making for years and everyone thinks its complicated!! I sometimes add a little vanilla and if it seems too thick I add a splash of milk or cream..yummy!!!"

Deanna Lynn User ID: 5476701 148073
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2011

"I made this for Thanksgiving last year. My family loved this recipe and is begging me to make it for Christmas this year."

lloubeck User ID: 6038133 128345
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"My family thought this was delicious. Very cream but light. Will definitely make it again soon."

khanevik User ID: 483044 62831
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2011

"I add chopped peanut butter cups and a layer of whipped cream on top and garnish it with just a few chopped peanut butter cups."

LeolaC User ID: 5741859 128874
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"I've been making this pie for years. My family loves it, and it always disappears at get togethers. I make two pies with it though. First, take two Oreo pie crusts. Second, divide peanut butter pie filling between pie crusts. Third, melt 4.4 oz. Hershey's candy bar in microwave till softened. Forth, whip 12 oz. Cool Whip into melted chocolate before chocolate begins to firm up. I use a mixer to beat it quickly. Fifth, layer chocolate mixture on top of peanut butter mixture. If desired, you can top this with a layer of Cool Whip and use your imagination to dress this up. Enjoy!!"

kerly87 User ID: 244069 142085
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"I make this often, using a full cup of peanut butter, 8 oz of low fat cream cheese, and a cup of splenda. Sometimes I get "fancy" and drizzle a little sugar free chocolate sugar on the top. A great dessert for diabetics."

lohmalinda User ID: 2933484 75488
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"Mom keeps this frozen so it is almost an ice cream pie. She also uses a full cup of peanut butter."

mgllctty User ID: 3379989 147433
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"Such an easy recipe that you can whip up in no time. A real crowd pleaser, too!"

bwinfrey269 User ID: 3021515 62830
Reviewed May. 12, 2011

"Loved the pie! The filling was perfect! My family loves peanut butter and chocolate so I used a choc graham cracker crust and topped with mini choc chips instead of peanuts and everyone went crazy over it! The pie was gone in less than 10 mins!"

twinster User ID: 1297722 65541
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2011

"So easy to make and so delicious. I used an Oreo crust instead of the graham cracker crust."

ryan222222 User ID: 5323734 65539
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"i used chocolate graham crust and it was amazing!! My favorite peanut butter pie recipe I've ever had!! love love love it!"

dgaspardo User ID: 5584710 62829
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011

"I used chocolate whipped topping. It was delicious!"

suzenbee User ID: 3094980 147432
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"Very easy recipe to prepare. I changed it up just a bit by using and oreo cookie crust and adding 2 TBL. of mini chocolate chips to the top in place of the peanuts. Plan to make this one again!"

sewmom8 User ID: 841908 93671
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"Wonderfully easy and so delicious! I'll definately make this again."

gonellya2 User ID: 1321365 128344
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2010

"So so so good"

Dirk306 User ID: 5320697 148072
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"Oh my word... this dessert is delicious!! I made them in cupcake form. I packed the graham crust in each one, then a little bit of hot fudge, then poured in the mixture, topped it with cool whip and chocolate shavings. Wow! They taste great frozen as well, and will easily thaw and refreeze just fine."

Betty A. Reynolds User ID: 5141789 62075
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010


scrappyblue2 User ID: 5482377 152716
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"This is the same recipe I've had for years and just recently made it again.. I love it.."

judybergen User ID: 1396266 93669
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"This recipe is great with a chocolate cookie crust, and drizzled chocolate over the top. I also freeze this pie in the summer for an ice cream type pie. Yummy!!"

beau10 User ID: 3929251 142806
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"easy for a guy to make and pretend it was really hard."

nadini User ID: 5459957 122804
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"Awesome pie! I added Sugar Free Hot Fudge on the bottom of the crust and crushed sugar free peanut butter cups with the peanuts to sprinkle on the top."

books 4 us User ID: 5184823 59473
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"Made this pie for a family gathering and had to make copies of the receipe for several people right away. LOVED it !!"

meadresearch User ID: 5357465 59465
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2010

"I don't know how many times I've made this pie, but it is always a hit! Rich and creamy, you really don't need to eat much to be satisfied!"

mcclure1 User ID: 5220065 152680
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2010

"i used cashews instead of peanuts and i added some in the mixture as well as on top for a nice crunchy texture. very good!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 802593 57245
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2010

"It is delicious. I have made it many times and people rave about it and ask for the recipe"

hollyespen User ID: 4962992 59462
Reviewed May. 17, 2010

"Yummy, followed recipe..except I used honey roasted peanuts chopped for the top! Going to make this again today."

mmlair User ID: 4370295 122802
Reviewed May. 12, 2010

"A great, simple dessert. Subbed whipped cream for cool whip and added mini chocolate chips."

MY REVIEW User ID: 4464949 62073
Reviewed May. 3, 2010

"Made this pie for a church pot luck. Not even a crumb left. Used mini chips in the pie. GREAT! Next time I am going to try using crunchy peanut butter along with the mini chips for a different twist."

mrskay9 User ID: 1118860 65538
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2010

"I had stopped making dessert for my husband because he never eats them.

Let me tell you, when I started making this, they all came running. Even the dog!
It was easy to make too.
It tastes just like eating a reese's --on a cloud my daughter said. It is rich though. We each only needed small pieces."

jaxiebaby User ID: 1110567 152603
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2010

"Had to modify the recipe. Measured everything correctly and even used less sugar but the mixture came out way too thick to fold topping into it (yes the cream cheese was room temp) ended up adding a little half and half. Used chocolate chips and a chocolate crust. Taste was ok, not a family favorite at our house."

Linda25 User ID: 4108048 148071
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"whole family loved this pie I substituted peanuts with mini semi sweet chocolate chips and sprinkled them over the top YUM!"

heartjoy User ID: 541220 122792
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2010

"My family loved this recipe, especially my husband!"

wolfdmn User ID: 4073721 93666
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2010


JennyMelynntoh User ID: 5058508 142803
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2010

"I also used a chocolate cookie crust (made with 30 chips ahoy cookies and 1/4ish cup butter). It was easy and it turned out great! I would probably let it chill overnight to let it set up completely."

pcronk User ID: 1376127 147425
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2010

"I made this for my mom's birthday in a kitchen with almost no supplies and it was quick and easy. I substituted a chocolate crumb crust and used mini chocolate chips on top instead of peanuts."

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