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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie is the perfect, no bake treat for those hot summer days. The secret to this pie is the delicious homemade crust – don’t skip it! It’s worth it!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie ~ Growing Up Gabel @thegabels

 

I find so many “icebox pie” recipes that I want to make over the summer.  My major hang up, though, is that most of them contain Cool Whip, which I refuse to use.  I’ve tried substituting homemade whipped cream, but it doesn’t always work out well.  So I was pretty excited when I saw this recipe called for homemade whipped cream!  Plus it’s peanut butter and chocolate, which is just an all around good thing.

 

This peanut butter pie is decadent and perfect for late summer.  The filling is light and creamy and full of flavor.  It was a hit with both kids and adults, which is always a bonus.

You can use a store bought crust for this, but the cinnamon in the homemade version adds so much to this pie that I highly recommend making your own.

I made one and a half this recipe to fit an 11″ round baking dish to serve 8 people.  We only had 3 slices left over!

Yield: 8

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cups mini chocolate chips

Instructions

Stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, butter and cinnamon.
Firmly press mixture in to the bottom and up the sides of a 9" pie pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar and vanilla extract using a hand held beater. Set aside.
In a stand mixer with whisk attachment, beat heavy cream until soft peaks form.
Add whipped cream to peanut butter mixture, folding in gently. Just keep gently stirring! It will eventually mix together.
Gently stir in chocolate chips.
Spread peanut butter mixture over cooled crust. Allow to chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

Original recipe from Go Bold With Butter.

 

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101 Comments
  • Liz
    April 14, 2016

    Sounds so good. Thank you Camille.

  • Ashley
    November 9, 2015

    So I made this pie…it was delicious…buuut the crust stuck to the bottom of the pan so I had to scrape it out with a spoon. Any idea why that would have happened?!

    • Camille
      November 10, 2015

      I haven’t made it in a while, but I don’t recall it sticking. It would seem like all that butter would help it come right out. It may have been the pan? I use a glass pie pan.

  • Karly
    April 26, 2014

    Oh, I want the whole pie! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  • the cape on the corner
    April 21, 2014

    like, i can’t even, with this.

  • Miz Helen
    April 21, 2014

    Hope you had a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Have a good week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  • April
    April 21, 2014

    What a wonderful pie – I love the classic peanut butter and chocolate combination! The chocolate chips make it look extra appealing too. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

    • Camille
      April 22, 2014

      Thank you April! It’s one of our favorites!

  • Ashley
    April 18, 2014

    Oh my, this looks yummy! It looks like a big ole piece of yummy cookie dough pie!

    I would love for you to share your creativity at my Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Join us each Saturday morning at 8:00 am EST!

    ~ Ashley

  • Keri
    April 15, 2014

    Yummy! I’m pinning this to make when I have some heavy cream. That’s one ingredient that I seldom buy, but this recipe looks delicious! Thanks! I found you on Titus 2sday.

    • Camille
      April 22, 2014

      Hi Keri! Trader Joe’s sells a shelf stable, 8 oz carton of heavy cream you can use. I love to buy them because they are small and don’t spoil on me! Enjoy!

  • Stasia
    April 15, 2014

    Saw this and immediately thought my hubby would LOVE it! Thank you for sharing! Stopping by from http://www.ourlifeonabudget.com 🙂

    • Camille
      April 22, 2014

      I hope he loves it! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Carol
    September 3, 2013

    Love this. I did do a pretzel crust though.

    • Camille
      September 3, 2013

      LOL! Well, good to know it works with pretzels! Glad you enjoyed it.

  • Carol
    September 1, 2013

    I’m not a big fan of graham crust. Have you ever thought of trying pretzel crust instead? I think I might try it! :). Thanks for recipe. Looks great!

    • Camille
      September 1, 2013

      Not really because this is my favorite graham cracker crust recipe! 🙂 But I’m sure it would work.

  • Brenda
    August 18, 2013

    I was curious…We have someone in our family that is highly allergic to cream cheese. Do you have a substitute that would work the same for this recipie? Thanks…

    • Camille
      August 18, 2013

      I guess it would depend what they are allergic to in the cream cheese. But perhaps a thick yogurt, like Greek yogurt, may work. I’d set it on cheese cloth or a paper towel suspended over night and let it strain even more to get it nice and thick. Ricotta cheese may work, too. If dairy is the problem, I’d look for a soy based cream cheese. Not sure how it’d taste, though.

  • Miz Helen
    June 20, 2013

    Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Miz Helen
    June 14, 2013

    Hi Camille,
    Your Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie looks heavenly, would love a slice of that pie. Hope you have a wonderful week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • The Provision Room
    June 13, 2013

    Pinning this for later!!! Maybe one of my kids will have pity on a very pregnant momma and make it FOR me. Now there’s a thought! 🙂

    • Camille
      June 13, 2013

      Wouldn’t that be nice?! 🙂 Blessings on the new addition!

  • Kim
    June 13, 2013

    Oh my gosh – just saw this on Fantastic Thursday – it looks delicious!! Peanut butter pie is one of my favorites. I love the one they have at TGIFriday’s, but I’ve never tried to make one myself. Now I MUST try yours!!

    • Camille
      June 13, 2013

      Thanks, Kim! I hope you enjoy it!

  • Elizabeth
    June 13, 2013

    Ummm…pinning this! It looks so good and no fake whip cream! Definitely going to make this soon. Thanks for posting!

  • the cape on the corner
    June 13, 2013

    oh my gosh, yum!

  • suzyhomemaker
    June 11, 2013

    I totally agree about not using whip cream. I have done pretty much this same pie minus the chocolate chips. I did save a step though and I made the whip cream in my stand mixer, took it out and then just mixed the peanut butter and cream cheese part in it without cleaning in between. You will still dirty a second bowl when you set aside the whipped cream, but it just seemed to save a step.

    I need to make this again soon!

    • Camille
      June 12, 2013

      Well, duh! Good idea. I still hate having two dirty bowls! 🙂 But it’s worth it for this pie.

  • Karen W
    June 11, 2013

    This sounds absolutely delicious. I love anything that is chocolate and peanut butter.
    I would love if you could stop by and share at Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen, my weekly kid-friendly recipe link up.
    Have a great day.
    http://totsandme.blogspot.com/2013/06/kids-and-mom-in-kitchen-45-butterfly.html

  • Cathy
    June 10, 2013

    Pinning! Looks awesome!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. Hope you will join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  • Nat D.
    June 10, 2013

    Ahhhhhhh!!! I want to make this! Like tomorrow! I love peanut butter. <3 <3 <3 <3

    • Camille
      June 10, 2013

      I was just thinking today that I haven’t made this in a while and it’s time !:-)

  • Victoria
    June 10, 2013

    This looks delicious! I’ve also been looking for recipes that don’t include cool whip. I use to love cool whip, till I discovered how easy it is to make my own whipped cream at home and it taste just as good. If not better!

  • Tiffany
    April 9, 2013

    Looks yummy! I love no bake pies:)

    • Camille
      April 9, 2013

      Me, too and good ones can be hard to find. This one’s a keep!

  • This looks naughty! I have been eating sweet treats only on the weekends but I just might have to make an exception and make this very soon! It looks amazing!

  • Shirley Wylie
    April 6, 2013

    I’m going to make this today. Glad I was able to track your blog down. Found the recipe on site that posts bloggers pictures and recipes with no attribution or link to original recipe.

    • Camille
      April 6, 2013

      Thank you for your help! Enjoy the pie. If you have time to make the crust, it’s so worth it!

  • heather
    March 3, 2013

    Can you use reduced fat cream cheese? Also, can you double and make in a 9×13?

    • Camille
      March 3, 2013

      Hi Heather! I would think so, but I’ve never done it. It shouldn’t affect the texture or the outcome – maybe just the taste. I would think that doubling it would fit it in to a 9×13! Let me know if you do it how it turns out!

  • Denise
    February 3, 2013

    I have a substitute for cool whip for you. I top my pies with it, it has a wonderful whip cream like texture but yet stable enough to decorate cakes with. and that is “Pastry Pride” whipped topping. It is sold frozen in quarts or gallons and you whip it at home like real whipping cream. You do have to have a stand mixer though cuz you cant whip it on high, you have to use a medium speed and incorporate the air slowly, the speed can go up a notch after about 10 min. The same brand also has “Frosting Pride” which is more dense, but I like the Pastry pride better, especially for whip cream applications. You can get it at Smart and Final

    • Camille
      February 3, 2013

      Thanks for the tip, Denise! I’m going to see if I can find it and give it a try.

  • Christine
    January 4, 2013

    Now that’s a dessert!! DELICIOUS!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

  • Debi
    January 2, 2013

    This looks delicious. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/01/week-in-review-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  • Winnie
    January 2, 2013

    Camille it’s and amazing cake!!
    I’ve never tried PB cheesecake and it’s definitely on my list 🙂
    Have a wonderful New Year

    • Camille
      January 2, 2013

      Thanks, Winnie! Happy New Year!

  • Vikki
    January 2, 2013

    YUM! Love your blog! I would love for you to visit my linky party going on now at http://wallisfarmsdailywalk.blogspot.com/2013/01/blog-post.html

    Have a great day!

  • Lauren
    January 1, 2013

    Anything with peanut butter and chocolate in it is a win in my book! I would love for you to link this project up at Well Crafted Wednesdays! You can find the link here:

    http://thewellcraftedhome.blogspot.com/2013/01/well-crafted-wednesdays-30-link-party.html

  • Shannon
    December 31, 2012

    I love anything with peanut butter and chocolate. Count me in! I know I would enjoy this pie. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I found you from StoneGable’s party and I’m so glad I did! Happy New Year.

    • Camille
      December 31, 2012

      Thanks for stopping by! Happy New Year!

  • Jessica
    December 16, 2012

    Can you make it without a stand mixer. Can you mix the heavy cream by hand?

    • Camille
      December 16, 2012

      You can try! I tried it once with a whisk and it didn’t work because I got tired. Do you have a hand held electric mixer? Or one of the old fashioned ones with a handle that turns? Those would work, too!

  • Jessica
    December 16, 2012

    Can you make it without a stand mixer. Can you hand beat the heavy cream?

  • Stacie
    September 27, 2012

    Is there anything you can substitute the cream cheese for? Or maybe use less? Not really a fan of cream cheese….other than that, it looks delicious!!

    • Camille
      September 27, 2012

      Maybe creme fraiche? It doesn’t taste much like cream cheese — I think that just helps give it the right texture. It really tastes mostly of peanut butter. Another thought is ricotta, but it may be not quite as firm.

  • Kayla
    September 22, 2012

    Oh goodness when I saw the picture my mouth started watering, I bet this is absolutely delicious!! You’ve been featured at Sunday Round UP! Thanks so much for sharing!! Have a GREAT weekend! :),

    -Kayla

  • Anna
    September 21, 2012

    I refuse to use Cool Whip also, but if you ever need a substitute for it where homemade whipped cream won’t work, try TruWhip!

    • Camille
      September 21, 2012

      I do like TruWhip, too! My problem is that it’s only carried by one grocery chain in town and I rarely go there. But when I do, I buy a few and put them in the freezer. 🙂

  • Amanda
    September 17, 2012

    Oh my goodness this looks good. My MIL’s favorite dessert is peanut butter pie and I bet she would love the addition of the chocolate chips! Thank you so much for sharing it with Delicious Dish Tuesday. Would you mind adding our hop as a “linked up at” as well? This week’s is up and we would love for you to share another great recipe 🙂

  • Robin
    September 16, 2012

    This looks delish! New follower from Addicted to Recipes:Scrumptious Sunday link party!

    • Camille
      September 16, 2012

      Welcome! I love Addicted to Recipes, too!! 🙂

  • Mariel
    September 15, 2012

    I agree, so much better without Cool Whip!! I’ve had fun checking out your blog! I would love to have you come share ‘Your Great Idea’ at my link party, hosted every weekend. I know my readers would love you! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

    • Camille
      September 15, 2012

      Thanks for stopping by! I’m heading over!

  • Jenn
    September 11, 2012

    This recipe is probably dangerous for me to know..

  • Nicole
    September 10, 2012

    That sounds amazing! Chocolate chip anyhting is great! Thank you for sharing.

  • Crystelle
    September 10, 2012

    Wow! I bet that touch of cinnamon in the crust makes it extra tasty…

  • Kathryn Pepper
    September 10, 2012

    This looks delicious! I’d love for you to link it up to my link party!

    Kathryn
    destinationcraft.blogspot.com

  • Pamela
    September 9, 2012

    Now this looks super YUMMY, I want a piece right now! Thanks for sharing at Heavenly Treats Sunday!

  • Jennifer
    September 6, 2012

    Found you from Foodtastic Friday. That Peanut Butter pie looks amazing. My mouth is watering now : ) I might have to make it this weekend.

    • Camille
      September 6, 2012

      It is so yummy and pretty easy! Don’t skip the homemade crust — it’s the best! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Lauren
    September 5, 2012

    Oh this looks yummy! Thank you for sharing at our
    Pinteresting Party!

  • Lauren
    September 4, 2012

    Wow, that looks so delicious! Popping over from Try a New Recipe Tuesday!

  • Diane
    September 4, 2012

    That looks so good! I am a peanut butter lover, eat it almost everyday. I can’t wait to give this recipes a try. Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot 🙂

    • Camille
      September 4, 2012

      Peanut butter has so many uses! We eat it in or on something pretty much daily, too!

  • Christin
    August 29, 2012

    Looks absolutely decadent! Nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter.

  • Beth
    August 29, 2012

    I enjoy a peanut butter pie and this one looks very good. I like the addition of cinnamon and chocolate chips.

  • Tonya
    August 29, 2012

    Oh Em Gee… that looks evil… in a good way!

    Might I ask what plugins you use for the “You may also like” and Twitter follow features?

    • Camille
      August 29, 2012

      Absolutely! The You May Like is N’Relate and the “Share the Love” on the bottom is called Sexy Bookmarks. For that one you will need to go to the WP Plug In page, download it and then upload — it’s not available if you just search in the plug in area on your dashboard. Both are free!