A super simple no bake peanut butter pie recipe, amped up with chocolate fudge and a TON of Reese’s cups. This Reese’s Cup No Bake Peanut Butter Pie maximizes on chocolate and peanut butter, and it’s ridiculously quick and easy to throw together!
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We’ve been riding our bikes every day. I talked about this on Instagram, and I hate to be a Florida brat, but it’s been the most perfect weather lately. Although, I’ve heard from friends and coworkers that it was really nice up north last week too. How’s Mother Nature treating you in your neck of the woods?
Last week and this weekend were some of the nicest days I can remember here. The kind of days where you stop and think: okay, this is why I live here. Because it’s February, and I’m riding my bike, and it’s sunny, upper 70s, breezy, and just beautiful outside.
And when you think that life can’t possibly get any better, you come home from an exhilarating ride and remember that you have a Reese’s Cup No Bake Peanut Butter Pie in the fridge. There is no better way to cap off a day.
This recipe is based off this super popular No Bake Peanut Butter Pie recipe that came from my Gma, and that we’ve been making in my family for decades. We love that recipe, you guys love that recipe, and there’s so many ways it can be built upon.
Make no mistake, that peanut butter pie is impeccable in its original form, and needs NO adapting. However, what’s fun about it is that it can be adapted.
That original peanut butter pie recipe is 5 ingredients, and it can be prepped in 5 minutes. In a pinch, it’s my go-to dessert. Quick, easy, few ingredients. Totally simple, pure, unadulterated peanut butter bliss.
But if you’re a person who likes mad, insane indulgence, and you know I do, then this Reese’s Cup No Bake Peanut Butter Pie is the variation for you.
This Reese’s Cup No Bake Peanut Butter Pie recipe requires only a few extra ingredients than the original. Other than picking up a few bags of Reese’s cups, you just need chocolate fudge ice cream topping, and maybe a little chocolate syrup too. It never hurts, and you probably already have it in your fridge, so just slap it on there as a garnish.
First, I slathered a layer of chocolate fudge topping onto the bottom of the crust – a black-bottomed peanut butter pie, if you will. Then I covered the entire bottom of the pie with a layer of Reese’s cups. Not minis – the regular ones!
I made the peanut butter pie filling, as in the original recipe, and spread it on top of the Reese’s cups. Then I scattered it with chopped mini Reese’s cups, and drizzled it with chocolate sauce.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert, and one that maximizes your dose of chocolate and peanut butter, this is the recipe for you.
I’ve swapped out classic shortbread or graham cracker crust for crushed pretzels, and created this No Bake Peanut Butter Pie with Pretzel Crust. The salty element is fabulous! I did the same with Nutter Butter cookies for this Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Pie.
Along the lines of combining chocolate and peanut butter, this No Bake Double Layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipe… it’s a bit less over the top than this Reese’s cup version. Love that one.. just a layer of mousse-y, creamy chocolate pie and a layer of peanut butter pie.
Last, but not least, this Banana Pudding Peanut Butter Pie recipe. It features a layer of banana pudding pie on the bottom with sliced bananas, and classic peanut butter pie filling on top! SUPER easy, but really beautiful and delicious!
Reese's Cup No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Recipe
- 1 store-bought prepared graham cracker or Oreo cookie crust
- 1 c. chocolate fudge ice cream topping - not chocolate syrup but fudge topping
- 12 snack-size Reese's cups they're slightly smaller than full-size, unwrapped
- 3/4 c. creamy peanut butter
- 4 oz. reduced-fat cream cheese softened
- 1 c. powdered sugar
- 1 - 8 oz. container whipped topping thawed
- 1 - 10 oz. bag Reese's minis unwrapped, coarsely chopped
- chocolate syrup
- peanut butter buttercream optional
In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate fudge for 30 seconds, or until smooth.
Spread it evenly into the bottom of the crust, careful not to lift up the crust crumbs as you spread.
Arrange the snack-size Reese's cups over the chocolate fudge in the bottom of the crust.
In a large mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and about half the whipped topping (eyeball it).
Beat until smooth.
Fold in the remaining whipped topping.
Spread evenly over the Reese's cups in the pie crust.
Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 1 hour.
Sprinkle with chopped Reese's minis, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
Cut and serve. Store in refrigerator.
If desired, pipe peanut butter buttercream around the edges with a star tip. I pretty much always have leftover frosting from recipes, so I just used what I had left from something else, but you don't need to do this - it's strictly for garnish!
If you're on a time crunch, you don't *have* to refrigerate before serving!
Look at this bite!!!