And when I say easy, I really do mean easy.
Like, cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, and Cool Whip kind of easy.
If this combination makes you raise your eyebrows, you’re not wrong. But I wouldn’t lie to you: somehow this gang of ingredients comes together to make a layer of fluffy peanut buttery filling that is pillowy, light, and incredibly rich all at the same time.
It is DANGEROUSLY GOOD.
Now listen up, kids. This is not really a recipe for normal times. Cream cheese, Cool Whip, Oreos… I understand that these are not foods that most of us try to eat on the regular.
But that is exactly what makes this is a 100% perfect recipe for quarantine times. This is a weird version of real life where you just do what you need to do, such as making an easy, totally luscious peanut butter pie just because it’s Tuesday. Or is it Tuesday?
Things are hard, but unfancy peanut butter pie is not. It is comforting and steady and joy-bringing. It will see us through.
The true sign of an unfancy recipe: when it gets shared via text like this. This recipe lives all over the internet but for me it comes via my friend Liz who brought this gem to dinner club a few months ago.
Let’s walk it out.
First: the crust. Buy one or make one. I like both Oreo crusts and graham cracker crusts, but I like Oreo crusts slightly more.
Mix your filling. Pour it in.
Spread the filling. Chill.
Now slice into that peanut butter pie beauty, put your feet up, and give yourself a MOMENT.
If you are looking for a more fancy but equally as delicious pie, I think you’ll like the mocha peanut butter pie from the archives. But for the rest of us: long live the simple joys!
Check out our video for how to make Peanut Butter Pie:
The BEST Easy Peanut Butter Pie! A simple cookie crust under a layer of fluffy peanut buttery filling that is pillowy, light, and incredibly rich all at the same time.
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 8 ounces whipped topping like Cool Whip
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 14-ounce package Oreos
- 5 tablespoons butter, melted
- Pulse Oreos in a food processor until crushed into fine crumbs. Add melted butter and stir to combine. Press into a 10-inch pie plate. Freeze while you mix the filling.
- Mix all filling ingredients together. Pour into the crust and smooth over the top. Freeze for 3-4 hours until solid.
- Slice and serve. Be changed forever.
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We found it works best if you freeze leftovers!
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Freeze
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: peanut butter pie, peanut butter, oreo cookie pie, cookie pie crust, easy dessert, easy pie recipe
One more thing!
This recipe is part of our easy no-bake desserts page. Check it out!