Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Shaina Olmanson | Food for My Family Updated

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie recipe may just make the perfect dessert. Bake it today!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Photo

I don't know what it is about peanut butter and chocolate that I find so alluring. But I'm not the only one. A quick browse through the photos of Pinterest can tell me immediately that peanut butter and chocolate are meant to be married together for all time, living in a life of sweet seduction.

I'm not complaining by any stretch of the imagination. I will gladly roll peanut butter balls and dip them into silky bittersweet chocolate each and every holiday season. I will try not to cry when my relatives gobble them up as if each one didn't take 60 seconds of my life to form and fashion into the sweet confection.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Picture

No. I think rather than cry as small bite-sized balls disappear from the cookie tray, I will celebrate with a pie. Pies are far less fussy when made with cookie crusts than small peanut butter balls. They slice nicely and fill the plate, and pies seem like good everyday food.

Pies are the kind of dessert you whip up because it's your eldest child's birthday, to celebrate the end of the school year or a stellar report card, to serve to the baseball team after a big tournament. 

This particular chocolate and peanut butter pie combines a chocolate cookie crust, a thin layer of ganache, and the creamy peanut butter you are likely to expect in a peanut butter pie.

Keep it simple with a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips as garnish, or do it up elegantly with piped whipped cream and a chocolate sauce drizzle, if you prefer.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

    12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Chocolate Wafers, crushed into fine crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 6 ounces Dark Chocolate, chopped finely
  • 1/3 cup Heavy Cream
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 14 ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Milk Chocolate Chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix together the wafer cookie crumbs and the butter until evenly coated.
  2. Press the crumbs into the bottom of a 9" pie plate, pressing firmly to keep in place. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and cool.
  3. In a double boiler, melt the dark chocolate. Once melted, remove from heat and immediately whisk in 1/3 cup heavy cream; continue whisking until thick. Pour the ganache over the bottom of the pie crust, gently spreading with an offset spatula to cover the entire bottom.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whip together the cream cheese, remaining 4 tablespoons butter, and the peanut butter until smooth. Stir in the powdered sugar, followed by the sweetened condensed milk.
  5. Pour the peanut butter mixture into the pie plate.
  6. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until ready to eat. Top the pie with the chocolate chips as garnish. Serve cold.

Notes

1 can of sweetened condensed milk contains 14 ounces.

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Author: Shaina Olmanson
Recipe Yields: 12 slices
Prep Time: 60 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 70 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 294
Calories 616

% Daily Value*
57%
Total Fat 37g
75%
  Saturated Fat 15g
8%
Sodium 198mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate 59g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 44g
21%
Protein 10g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Shaina Olmanson

About Shaina

Shaina has four kids and a drive to see them eating well for the rest of their lives. Food for my Family chronicles her adventures in feeding them, and she shares Family Meals here too.