Recipe Box, OMG This Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie!

We greeted August with a celebration on Thursday,

My children, son in law, and two of my grands were here,

A long time family friend joined us for a special dinner in memory of HH

We made peace with his passing

and look forward to living life to the fullest in his honor…

We are choosing joy as we put the last year behind us

We dined on “fall off the bone” tender ribs with 2 sauces,

Easy Breezy BBQ Sauce, and a Mustard sauce

{I will try to wheedle the recipe out of HHjr to share soon}

Also fresh summer corn on the cob, Not My Mother’s Stuffing Casserole {recipe posting soon},

and Crazy Good Broccoli Salad

{I left the bacon out since we were having ribs and it was still crazy good!}

We topped the evening off with OMG This Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie!

I know, right???

You are going to either love me or hate me for sharing this recipe!

A gazillion recipes are floating around for Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

I went with the Pioneer Woman’s version and added a twist to it

This pie is dangerously easy to make

Beat cream cheese, sugar and peanut butter together

Fold in Cool Whip*

*note: I haven’t tried this with real whipping cream.  The advantage of Cool Whip is that it holds up in the refrigerator as sometimes real whipped cream can soften and slump…however this pie won’t be around long enough for that to be an issue!!

Place the filling into a prepared pie crust

I used a Ready Oreo pie crust to keep things super easy,

but you can easily make your own crust with cookies, or peanut butter pretzels

the easy crust recipe is included in the printable recipe below

As I was  licking my fingers  making this

I realized this filling would be fantastic served in a sherbet dish

without the crust, like a mousse…

or you could put it in a jar, with or without an Oreo cookie in the bottom

Jar desserts make serving such a breeze…

Lots of possibilities!

Once it chills for a few hours the fun begins

Chop up the peanut butter pretzels and peanut butter chocolate cups

Cover the top of the pie and drizzle with chocolate syrup

I used a squeeze bottle of Hershey’s chocolate syrup, it will drizzle nicely even when it’s been in the refrigerator, so there is no messy melting involved

That’s it!

Who can resist?


Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze 4 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 Oreo pie crust*
  • 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 8 oz Softened Cream Cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 8 oz Cool Whip, Thawed
  • 1 cup peanut butter pretzels crushed
  • 1 cup peanut butter cups chopped
  • chocolate syrup


  • Beat the peanut butter with the cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add in the thawed Cool Whip and beat mixture until smooth, scraping the sides as needed.
  • Pour filling into crust, evening out the top with a knife or spatula. Chill for 4 hours. Top with crushed peanut butter pretzel pieces, chopped peanut butter cups and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.


*or make your own crust with crushed cookies, peanut butter pretzels or a combination of both
Easy Cookie Crust
3 cups crushed Oreos, chocolate wafer cookies, or peanut butter pretzels or combination
4 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
Crush the Oreos, cookies or pretzels until they are fine crumbs. Pour melted butter over the top and stir with a fork to combine. Press into pie pan and bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes, or until set. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
Keyword chocolate, frozen pie, ice cream pie, Oreos, peanut butter, peanut butter pie


🍫 πŸ˜‹ 😍 πŸ˜‹ πŸ₯¨

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46 Responses to “Recipe Box, OMG This Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie!”
  1. Jenna, what a beautiful celebration to honor your beloved HH, food and family. I know he would want you to live life to the fullest and choose joy. You are amazing my friend.

    The pie looks fabulous and I think I will make it for my DIL’s birthday this week. Happy Sunday!

  2. Nancy says:

    What a sweet remembrance of HH.Hugs to you my dear friend.

    And that peanut butter pie… oh my!! Yum in the tum again!

    Happy Sunday!

  3. lulu says:

    Peanut butter pie….I can’t tell you how much I like it and for that reason I have to hold off making it very often. Jenna, I so admire your positive attitude and know that it serves you well.

  4. Jodi says:

    I love that you added those peanut butter pretzel nuggets. Some salty to complement to sweet!

  5. susan says:

    I remember the day you posted about HH and thinking how short and precious life really is. I’m so glad you have such a wonderful and supportive family! And thanks for the extra calories and pounds in that luscious pie πŸ˜‰

  6. Rita C. says:

    Lots of light and love being sent your way, Jenna. Naturally, I pinned this recipe, then decided it was time to organize my Pinterest board of food. 90 min later, I came back to comment, lol. Still not finished with the organization, but let’s just say my Dessert category cup runneth over….:)

    • Thank you sweet Rita, I appreciate you so much. As for Pinterest, I couldn’t live without it, and you are so smart to spend time organizing…I need to do the same…it’s raining buckets today, a good day to get lost in Pinterest boards πŸ™‚ Oh, let’s just say this pie is a definite keeper…

  7. Shelia says:

    . . . or one could just eat that first mousse-like mixture right out of the bowl and skip all those other steps. ; )
    After my husband passed away our family is soldiering on the way you have chosen. It is our way to honor the great guys we had in our lives. Thinking of you and yours, dear friend.

    • Yes! You really don’t need the crust! I was having trouble not taking spoonfuls out of the bowl you can be sure! Thank you for sharing your story with me Sheila, and I am so glad you have your family supporting you πŸ’•

  8. Kitty says:

    I’ve been thinking about you this past week, Jenna, knowing that the date to your beloved hubby’s passing was close. What a great way to celebrate by choosing JOY! The pie looks divine, and I know I’ll be trying it soon. Thank you, sweet friend. xx

  9. Bonnie Morgan says:

    You have been a wonderful example to all, Jenna. I admire you so much. Thank you for sharing your memory dinner and words about living life to its fullest in his honor.
    Your peanut butter chocolate pie is decadent! I could not resist if it were in front of me.

  10. Cyndi Raines says:

    I love your attitude of choosing joy to celebrate his life and how brave you are with one-year now complete. So glad you have such a loving family and friends to offer support, but I know it still must be hard though. The picture of the grands is too cute. I am sure I will LOVE this pie! Oh my, pinning for sure!

  11. Julie says:

    Oh Jenna sending you hugs and what a nice dinner and dessert. Thanks for the recipe to make the pie as it looks and sounds delicious. Have a nice day and week.

  12. thefrenchhutch says:

    A wonderful way to honor HH with family and friends. I know it has been a hard year for all. I’ve been thinking about you all week Jenna. This pie is looking to easy! Looks and sounds delicious, a keeper…..

  13. Sandy B. says:

    Shame on you for posting this recipe! Now I’m off the grocery store as it will be the perfect desert for a hot day. As you mentioned, I’m sure it will not last too long in this house either πŸ˜€

  14. Mary says:

    Jenna, I echo everything that Bonnie, Pam and Cyndi said. Thinking about you on this anniversary. So glad you’re in a place where you can celebrate his memory. You pie DOES look OMG delicious!! β™₯

  15. Yikes that looks decadently delicious!…I love everything that has cream cheese! Glad you had a beautiful dinner with your loved ones to celebrate HH…I admire your strength Jenna and the love of your beautiful family. He is definitely looking down with great pride and love.

  16. Linda says:

    Yumm! What a decadent pie to eat. Cheese cheese is a favorite. In fact, I have some and those peanut butter pretzels thingies on hand. Jenna, you are so strong. What a special way to celebrate HH’s life and memories. P.S. Can you change Dishing It to Love Your Creativity? Thanks so much. Have a wonderful week.

  17. Deb says:

    Jenna, what a wonderful way to celebrate HH. I know the pie would meet his approval! πŸ€—

  18. Karen says:

    What a nice way for you and your family to honor your beloved HH. I know he was there in spirt with each of you. You certainly did create a scrumptious meal…especially ending with that pie.

  19. rawsonjl says:

    That looks so good! I have made a very similar pie before but never thought to put those pb pretzels on top; I bet that added a great salty crunch to all that sweetness. Pinned.

  20. That first year is a toughie, isn’t it? Not that the feelings change all that much the day after, but you know you have made it through every holiday, every anniversary, every birthday, and that you can do it, still find some joy in the people and things around you, despite sadness. Thinking of you this morning (probably two weeks later — I am SO behind).

    What a fabulous looking pie. What is NOT to love here?!!!

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