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The Best Easy Peanut Butter Pie

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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.

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.


In This Post: Everything You Need For Easy Peanut Butter Pie

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Taking a bite of peanut butter pie with fork.

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 sometimes you're living this 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.

Peanut butter pie recipe in a text message.

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.

Ingredients For This Creamy Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Unfancy ingredients ahead!

  • peanut butter
  • sugar
  • whipped topping
  • cream cheese
  • Oreos
  • butter (salted or unsalted butter works)

That's it, friends. So, so simple.

Let's Make The Easiest No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Let's walk it out.

  1. The crust. Buy one or make one. I like both Oreo crusts and graham cracker crusts, but I like Oreo crusts slightly more.
  2. Mix up your peanut butter filling in a large mixing bowl. Pour it in a 9-inch pie plate.
  3. Spread the filling. Chill in the fridge.
  4. Now slice into that peanut butter pie beauty, put your feet up, and give yourself a MOMENT.
Oreo crust for peanut butter pie.
Spreading peanut butter filling in pie crust.
Peanut butter pie in pie dish.
Taking a bite of peanut butter pie.

Oreo Crust Vs. Graham Cracker Crust

You really could go either way here. Both are really good, really solid crust options. With the peanut butter mixture, we just lean a liiiiitle bit more towards the chocolatey Oreo crust to let the flavors of chocolate and peanut butter sing together.

Variations On This Peanut Butter Pie

You could very easily make this your own. Maybe some chopped peanuts on top? Reese's Pieces candy bits crushed up in the peanut butter filling? Hot fudge drizzles? Okay, we're here for all of this. Our Mocha Peanut Butter Pie from the archives is a fancy step up, but equally as delicious as this pie

For the rest of us, love live the simple joys of eating peanut butter pie for days!

Easy Peanut Butter Pie: Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use graham cracker crust instead of Oreo crust?

Sure! That would be delicious!

Can I make this dairy-free?

Yes! Just use a dairy-free whipped topping and vegan butter.

Is there a substitute I can use instead of Cool Whip?

You can whip cream in place of the Cool Whip topping.

How should I store leftovers?

Just pop them in the freezer!

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No Bake Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Pie in a pie pan with a spatula.

The Best Easy Peanut Butter Pie

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 slices 1x


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.


Units Scale
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 ounces whipped topping like Cool Whip
  • 8 ounces cream cheese

Oreo Crust

  • 1 14-ounce package Oreos
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. 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.
  2. Mix all filling ingredients together. Pour into the crust and smooth over the top. Freeze for 3-4 hours until solid.
  3. Slice and serve. Be changed forever.


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Freeze
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: peanut butter pie, peanut butter, oreo cookie pie, cookie pie crust, easy dessert, easy pie recipe

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    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      What would you recommend instead of cool whip as cool whip isn’t available in the UK

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        Holy moly this is AMAZING!! came out delicious even for me who is a horrible baker!

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    This looks delicious – and so easy! Any thoughts on whether it would work to sub out the cool whip for homemade whipped cream?


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      Hi Flannery,
      I have made a very similar version of this pie using regular whipped cream and it was great. I definitely recommend freezing it for the best “servability”. I was impatient with my first attempt and it was too soft and blobbed all over the plate. Tasted great but didn’t really look like a piece of pie! 🤣

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    Thank you for another delicious and comforting recipe. Should this be stored in the freezer or fridge? Thanks!

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    I have been craving a peanut butter sweet treat!! This looks so good, I already planned out making it haha.

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      Next time you crave peanut butter, pick up a jar of Almond butter & organic Strawberry preserves from your local produce market or While foods. You’ll absolutely love the difference in taste! 🙂

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    This pie looks delicious!
    Can I replace the cool whip with whipped cream? Cool whip doesn’t exist in the Netherlands 😊.
    Thank you!

      1. Skillful Cook Logo

        Hi, Diana and Cassandra! We haven’t tested any alternatives to the Cool Whip yet, but you could try a bit of heavy whipping cream instead. We’d love to hear how this goes for you!

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        If you se heavy whipping cream I have fond it works very well in this pie as long as he cream is stabilized with gelatin

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    They make gluten free sandwich cookies (Joe-Joes at Trader Joe’s for instance)… so that would be an easy swap for a gluten free crust and therefore a gluten free pie! I’m suddenly very excited 🙂

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    DE-LISH-OUS! Made it last night and we’ve been cutting out little slivers about every couple hours… Too good!

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    Um… Sugar, Cool Whip & Cream Cheese?! Aww, yeah… what the heck – it’s a quarantine must! 🙂 This looks sooo good & after eating eating healthy for awhile I’m ready for – rather craving – SWEET deserts! Bring it on!! Thanks Lindsay… this looks delicious!! I love Oreos & Peanut Butter anyway & this together has my name all over it

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    I made this today. It was super easy and the texture was great but it was too sweet for me. I wonder about cutting the sugar in half. Would that mess up the consistency?

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      Love this peanut butter pie!!! I added a little touch to it I put Hershey syrup on top of short bread pie crust then put in freezer for 30 minutes added peanut butter pie filling on top put in refrigerator for few hour and added Hershey syrup and serve!! Yummy

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    Hi. If I substitute whipped cream, do I have to add anything to stabilize it?

    Thank you.

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      Hi. If I substitute whipped cream, do I have to add anything to stabilize it?

      Thank you.

      Sorry. I didn’t read the other comments about substitution before I posted my question. Thank you.

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    We just made this for our anniversary. We made it (mostly) vegan by using vegan cream cheese and vegan cool whip (using aquafaba). Thanks so much it was amazing! My husband is obsessed.

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    Wow. This pie is absolutely incredible. I made it vegan with coco whip and vegan cream cheese and my entire family LOVED it!! Your recipes are all EXTRAORDINARY, and this one is no exception. Thank you!

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    Hey Lindsay! So mom made this last week and this is now my new favorite dessert! Simply amazing!
    Thanks!! Dad

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    Yet another great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing. It’s very easy to prepare, and I will admit the amount of sugar scared me and it was very grainy at first but after letting it sit overnight in the freezer, it tasted absolutely delicious!!

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    Wow! I’m really excited to try this recipe. I’ve always been a huge fan of the whole chocolate and peanut butter combination thing. The only downside I could see to this is a difficulty swallowing because of the consistency. I’m suggesting a healthy glass of mil to go along with this great recipe.

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    Does this work if you make it one day ahead? Should I cover it in freezer with tin foil?