Peanut Butter Pie with Pretzel Crust Recipe

Sarah Grossett | The Gold Lining Girl

Peanut Butter Pie with Pretzel Crust has a peanut butter pretzel crust that'll make you swoon. A no-bake dessert that'll be a winner at any party!

Hello!! It’s nice to see my familiar friends again! It’s been a few months since I’ve shared recipes here, and while I’ve missed doing it, it was also nice to take a break.

I’ve shared peanut butter recipes with you all for a few years now, and I wanted to take a hiatus so that I could come back refreshed and reinvigorated with novel, creative peanut butter recipes that you’ll love and adore.

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It can be hard to feel 100% inspired and creative all the time, so it’s good to step back once in a while to give yourself the chance to get creative vibes flowing again. Know what I mean?

I am SO excited to be sharing peanut butter treats with you again, and I hope you’re ready to get back on the peanut butter train. I know I am.

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Wait, I never stopped the peanut butter train. But you haven’t been along for the ride recently, so let’s remedy that, shall we?

Where to start? We’re going to kick it back old school and I’m sharing a variation on my Grandma’s famous No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie recipe.

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If I need inspiration, this is always an excellent starting point for me. This recipe has been in my family for decades, and we make it for every single holiday and get-together. Everyone that tries it, loves it.  

The filling is so fluffy, light, and mousse-like, but still so rich with peanut butter flavor. It comes together in about 10 minutes flat too.

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It’s such a simple recipe, and so great just the way it is, but I feel like it’s also very easy to jazz it up, so I really enjoy finding new ways to put a spin on it.

I’ve done it before with great success. If you love chocolate and peanut butter together, then you have to try this Reese’s Cup No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie recipe, for example.

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It’s still as easy as the original, but it’s so over-the-top with chocolate and peanut butter! It’s seriously decadent.

My next idea was this Peanut Butter Pie with Pretzel Crust. I LOVE peanut butter and pretzels together, and when we were grocery shopping recently, we picked up a big tub of those peanut butter-filled pretzel nuggets.

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Have you tried those?? They’re dangerous to keep in the house! But I had the grand idea that I could crush up those nuggets and use them as a crust for this lovely peanut butter pie.

It was a total hit. I love the saltiness and crunch of the pretzels as a crust, and then it’s filled with rich, creamy, peanut butter pie filling.

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It was a definite success, and it was still SO easy to make!

If you give this Peanut Butter Pie with Pretzel Crust a spin, let me know what you think!

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Peanut Butter Pie with Pretzel Crust Recipe

      8 Servings


  • 2 cups Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets, heaping
  • 3 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 6 tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 4 ounces Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 8-ounce container Whipped Topping, thawed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the peanut butter-filled pretzel nuggets until they are fine crumbs.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine pretzel crumbs, sugar, and melted butter.
  4. Press into the bottom of an 8-inch pie plate.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, and cool completely.
  7. In a large mixing bowl, beat peanut butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and whipped topping until smooth.
  8. Spoon filling evenly into the cooled crust.
  9. Refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes.
  10. Cut and serve.


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Author: Sarah Grossett
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 50 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 90 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 244
Calories 476

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g
  Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 493mg
Total Carbohydrate 40g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 20g
Protein 13g

* 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.
Sarah Grossett

About Sarah

Sarah has an affinity for shiny golden objects, hence the name of her blog: The Gold Lining Girl. Peanut Butter's the one thing she'd take to a desert island, so it's only right that she's our Peanut Butter Fanatic!

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