Fluffy No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

September 27, 2021
 Fluffy No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie is a velvety mix of peanut butter, cream cheese, and homemade whipped cream that's nothing short of mouth-wateringly delicious. With fabulous peanut butter flavor, fluffy texture, no-bake, and easy to make, there's not much more to ask for in a peanut butter sweet treat!

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There are just not enough positive words in the English language to describe this fluffy Peanut Butter Pie. But luscious, velvety, fantastic, flavorful, and mouth-watering could be a few good ones to start. With its fabulous peanut butter flavor, fluffy texture, no-bake convenience, and how easy it is to make, there's truly not much more to ask for in a peanut butter sweet treat.

You know how sometimes when you have peanut butter pie it somehow just seems too thick and "heavy?" Or sometimes it seems just a little too peanut buttery? -- Well, that's not the case with this no-bake peanut butter pie recipe. Not too strong, and not too mild, this pie is just the right amount of fabulous peanut butter flavor.

Not too strong, and not too mild, this pie is just the right amount of fabulous peanut butter flavor.

That peanut butter flavor is wrapped up in a wonderful texture, too. The fabulously fluffy texture of this peanut butter pie comes from a combination of cream cheese, creamy peanut butter, and homemade whipped cream. The whipped cream adds an airiness that makes the pie's filling almost melt-in-your mouth with every bite. 

Add that flavor and texture to the fact this pie is no-bake and easy to make? -- And you've got yourself one mighty fine peanut butter dessert recipe. In our humble opinion, it's the best darn peanut butter pie around.


What's to Love About This Recipe?
  • Fabulous peanut butter flavor - Not too strong, not too mild. It's just the right amount of fabulous peanut butter flavor.
  • Fluffy texture - With its cream cheese and whipped cream base, the texture of this pie is super light and airy.
  • No-bake - Using a prepared graham cracker crust means this is a no-oven required tasty delight.
  • Easy to make - Measuring, whipping, and stirring is all it takes to make this creamy treat.
  • Not a ton of ingredients - It doesn't take a ton of ingredients to mix up something delicious! Seven basic ingredients is all you need to whip up this fluffy pie.

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Fluffy No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie Ingredients:

There's no long list of ingredients here, because it doesn't take a ton of ingredients to mix up something delicious. To whip up this fluffy no-bake Peanut Butter Pie, you'll need:

  • Cream cheese - Creates the base of the pie. For the best texture result, stick with regular cream cheese rather than substituting lower-fat Neufchatel cream cheese.

  • Peanut butter - Creamy peanut butter brings the pie's signature flavor.

  • Brown sugar - Sweetens the pie's filling, and nicely compliments the creamy peanut butter.

  • Whipping cream - Gets whipped into homemade whipped cream and stirred into the filling to create the pie's fabulously fluffy texture.

  • Granulated sugar - Sweetens the cream when whipping it.

  • Vanilla extract - Flavors the whipping cream.

  • Graham cracker crust - A 6-ounce prepared graham cracker crust makes preparing this pie super easy. Yes, you can make your own graham cracker crust from scratch if you'd prefer.

  • Chopped peanuts (optional) - A few chopped peanuts as garnish on each slice makes for a nice presentation and touch, however, is completely optional.

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How to Make Fluffy No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie:

An added beauty of this velvety mouth-watering peanut butter pie is that it's truly not at all hard to make. A little measuring, a little whipping, and a little mixing is all it takes. Taking advantage of a convenient prepared graham cracker keeps this treat no-bake, as well.

To get the peanut butter pie deliciousness started, beat a block of cream cheese with some creamy peanut butter, brown sugar, and a little bit of whipping cream with an electric mixer until the mixture is light and fluffy.

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In a separate bowl, make some homemade whipped cream by beating some whipping cream, vanilla, and granulated sugar at high speed until stiff peaks form.

Fold about one-third of the whipped cream into the prepared peanut butter mixture to loosen it up.

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Then fold in the remaining whipped cream to finish off making the pie's fluffy filling. Spoon the mixture into a prepared graham cracker crust, mounding it up a little bit toward the center. 

Cover the pie and chill it for at least 8 hours to allow the filling to set before serving.

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After the pie has chilled and set, you're ready to serve up its creamy deliciousness! 

Cut the pie into pieces, and top each slice with a small sprinkling of chopped peanuts, if you'd like. 

The chopped peanuts add a nice little touch and textural crunch, but they're completely optional. It's a matter of personal preference -- I love my slice with some chopped peanuts, but my daughter definitely prefers hers without.

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With amazing peanut butter flavor and fabulously fluffy texture, this No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie is the best darn peanut butter pie around!

Recipe FAQs:
  • Do I need to store no-bake peanut butter pie in the refrigerator? - Yes, since it's made with cream cheese and whipped cream, no-bake peanut butter pie must be stored in the refrigerator.
  • How long will no-bake peanut butter pie keep in the refrigerator? - No-bake peanut butter pie will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5-6 days, but is at its best when enjoyed within 2-3 days of being made.
  • Can I use crunchy peanut butter to make no-bake peanut butter pie? - Yes, you sure can use chunky peanut butter to make peanut butter pie if you'd like. Be aware, however, it will change the pie's texture.
  • Can I substitute Cool Whip for the homemade whipped cream when making peanut butter pie? - Yes, you can substitute Cool Whip for the homemade whipped cream in this peanut butter pie recipe. Omit the recipe's granulated sugar and vanilla extract used to sweeten the homemade whipped cream. Proceed with the rest of the recipe as written, using Cool Whip in the homemade whipped cream's place.


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peanut butter pie recipe, no bake peanut butter pie, peanut butter pie no cool whip
Desserts
American
Yield: about 8 servings
Author: Tracey | The Kitchen is My Playground
Fluffy No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Fluffy No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Fluffy No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie is a velvety mix of peanut butter, cream cheese, and homemade whipped cream that's nothing short of mouth-wateringly delicious. With fabulous peanut butter flavor, fluffy texture, no-bake, and easy to make, there's not much more to ask for in a peanut butter sweet treat!
Prep time: 20 MinInactive time: 8 HourTotal time: 8 H & 20 M

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 T. granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. whipping cream, divided
  • 1 (6 oz.) prepared graham cracker pie crust
  • chopped peanuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Beat cream cheese, peanut butter, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup of whipping cream with an electric mixer at medium speed until mixture is light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat remaining whipping cream, vanilla extract, and granulated sugar at high speed until stiff peaks form. 
  3. Fold about one-third of the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture to loosen it up; then fold in the remaining whipped cream.
  4. Spoon peanut butter mixture into the graham cracker crust. Cover and chill at least 8 hours before serving.
  5. Serve each slice with a sprinkling of chopped peanuts, if desired.
TRACEY'S NOTES:
  1. For the best texture result, stick with regular cream cheese rather than substituting lower-fat Neufchatel cream cheese.
  2. You can substitute an 8-ounce container of Cool Whip for the homemade whipped cream, if you'd like. Omit the recipe's whipping cream, as well as the granulated sugar and vanilla extract used to sweeten the homemade whipped cream. Proceed with the rest of the recipe, using Cool Whip in the homemade whipped cream's place and using 1/4 cup milk to beat into the cream cheese/peanut butter mixture in step #1.
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Fluffy No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie ~ A velvety mix of peanut butter, cream cheese, & homemade whipped cream that's nothing short of mouth-wateringly delicious. With fabulous peanut butter flavor, fluffy texture, no-bake, and easy to make, there's not much more to ask for in a peanut butter sweet treat!  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


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2 comments

  1. This would be so very good! Pinned. Thanks for sharing your recipe. #HomeMattersParty

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  2. It sounds so delicious Tracey and easy to make too.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your no-bake peanut butter pie at the party tonight and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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