Wednesday, December 15, 2010

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

OK, peeps – I don’t claim to be a fantastic cook or baker. I mean, there was the cake fail of last summer, ifyouknowwhatI’msayin’.
Well, even that one tasted good. I just looked all wrong. :)
But every once and awhile I open my recipe binder (it creaks and a cloud of dust poofs out) and find one I love and I just have to share. You will thank me. :)
I’ve made this “pie” for years, but for some reason it’s been a while since I last did. And now that we’ve had it again, I’m quite sure I’ll be making it weekly. Or so.
It’s SO easy. And insanely good. You will LOVE it. That is, if you like peanut butter. Or chocolate. Or sugar. Or for all that is GOOD – if you like anything YUMMY. Then, you will LOVE it.
You’ll need just a few ingredients:

3/4 c. confectioners sugar
6 oz. cream cheese
1/2 c. peanut butter
one container Cool Whip
2 tbsp. milk
graham cracker crust
I buy the crust ready made, and I add a little somethin’ extra by using a chocolate crust:

Aw. yeah.
It takes about five minutes to whip this baby up – first, mix the cream cheese and sugar:

Sorry, these pics were taken at night, spur of the moment. Not my best work. :)
Then mix in the peanut butter and milk:

I took the pictures in case you’ve never mixed anything in your life. :) Mr. Obvious, I know.
Then just fold in a container of Cool Whip (leave a little bit for later), plop it into crust, and resist the urge to eat it up with a (large) spoon:

Oh. em. gee. Isn’t it so fabulous and fluffy? Does anyone else love Cool Whip so much they could eat a whole container? Or, think they could eat the whole container? I wouldn’t know that first hand.
Or something.
Then comes the hardest part of the whole pie – you have to let it chill for a while. A few hours is best, but I can tell you from experience that one hour is just fine.  :)
After it’s chilled a bit, lather the pie with more cool whip. Then drizzle some chocolate over it, maybe sprinkle some peanuts, and you have one of the easiest, yummiest desserts EVER:

I am aware it looks like I had our four-year-old drizzle the chocolate. But only I can take credit for this beauty. I told you earlier I don’t do well with the whole presentation thing.  (Aqua and coral Fourth of July cake ring a bell?)
Anyhoo, who cares what it looks like? It’s FANTASTIC to eat. Whoooeee.
It’s called Jimmy Carter Peanut Butter Pie. I call it peanut butter heaven. Try it, love it. And don’t blame me when you eat the whole thing in 24 hours. :)
I’ll be back with a quick Christmas project tomorrow!
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47 comments:

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  2. I have made this before too. You're right, its' heaven! Darn you for reminding me!

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  3. I know that I have to try this! It would also be good this pieces of reese's peanut butter cups on top.

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  4. Um - YUM!! You had me at peanut butter, but then to add the chocolate?! My two faves. And yes, I have been known to eat right out of the cool whip container. You are not alone. Thanks for the great recipe!

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  5. This is a pie my husband would actually eat. (He hates fruit.) I'm going to have to try this one!

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  6. Oh my pie! That sucker looks delish! My grandma used to make something similar to this, but she crunched up Butterfingers and mixed it in. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Oh my word, yes! My sis makes that pie and it's scrumptious! :)

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  8. Yummy! I love easy and delicious recipes. Thanks for sharing :)

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  9. mmm this looks delicious! I just posted my peanut butter cookies this week and I'll definitely be trying your pie! yum! :)

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  10. I make this pie all of the time when family comes to visit! So easy and so good! I always cut up 5 regular sized Snickers bars and mix it in before putting it in the crust! We call it "Snicker Pie" around here! Mmmm...Makes me want some right now! Love your blog by the way! Have been stalking it for awhile but never comment! It's the first one I look at every day! Love your work!

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  11. Ive made this pie for years and always make them 2 at a time..I always buy extra Cool Whip because we like it mile high on our pie..We also sprinkle it with chopped p-nuts..One added hint..We alway freeze them and serve them frozen...What an extra treat...try it..Take from freezer about 15 mins, before slicing....

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  12. Oh yummy, I've had this before too and you are so right. It's magically delicious!

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  13. OH my I am dying!! This sounds wonderful and it is exactly what my husband has been asking, begging, pleading for. What a lovely Christmas present it will be. And certain members of our household (all males except the youngest) LOVE cool-whip and have been known to sneak a bite or twenty. And I have it on good authority that someone in our house used to sneak the frozen cool whip (just a little) their mom always kept in the freezer. They would just warm a spoon to resmooth the top so she wouldn't know any was missing....
    OH my frozen and with snickers... I could eat that until I was sick! Yep new favorite dessert comin up!

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  14. I will be making this one. Easy and delicious - that's what I'm all about!

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  15. will definitely be trying this one out! I can cook, but baking has always escaped me. I love that this has NO BAKING involved! You are so much like me it's scary, Sarah!

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  16. That seems to be easy enough, what a great thing to have in the pantry just in case friends stop by last min. Yummy in my Tummy

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  17. that looks amazing! now i want peanut butter pie for breakfast. thanks. thanks a lot.

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  18. Really, is there anything better than peanut butter and chocolate??? Fabulous and easy...I can feel myself getting fatter just thinking about it! (c; Great recipe!

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  19. I love this pie. I came across this recipe recently and used it at Thanksgiving. It was AMAZING! The only difference was it called for chocolate ice cream topping between the filling and cool whip. It was horribly messy, but who cares when it tastes sooooo good! Mmmm...now I want some!

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  20. Can.Not.Wait.To.Make.This.YUM.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Kirby
    www.everydayre-creations.com

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  21. looks delish...anybody ever try this with crunchy peanut butter? my husband would love this and all I have is crunchy and hate going out in the snow....

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  22. DEFINITELY trying this, lady. I am a total PB nut and this looks just easy enough for me :) I'll be sure to review it and give you props. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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  23. I have made this lots of time before, also. I use an oreo crust with mine and I have even done mini-chocolate chips in it before!=) SO good!

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  24. I've made a pie very similar to this, but I froze mine. And for the crust, I crushed up Nutter Butter cookies, added a little melted butter, and pressed the goodness to the sides of the pie pan. Mmm...now I'm craving it! :)

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  25. Can you hear my tummy growling? LOL! Looks so yummy.

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  26. Have. mercy. (To quote Uncle Jesse...don't you love him?) ;) Looks deeeelicious!

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  27. I think I gained five pounds reading this but man it sounds good!

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  28. Oh goodness!!! This looks like heaven, and I've already eaten way too many Christmas sweets!

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  29. oh wow.... this is going to be tried out at our house for the holidays for sure!!!

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  30. I'm a loving lurker, but just HAD to comment! I've been making this pie since high school home ec and you are the first person I've ever seen know about it. My family beyond loves it! And its so easy! Thanks for sharing with the world this underground super-secret fabulous recipe!

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  31. Yep, I've made that. Except, I stir the cool whip in the batter, and then cover the top with fudge;)

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  32. Do you know if it works with cream rather than Cool Whip (chemicals)?!

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  33. It looks SO GOOD!!! I probably don't need to try this in real life!

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  34. That really looks good. Great pictures too.

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  35. Um....YUM!!!!! I looooooove peanut butter chocolatey stuff and then add the cream cheese, oh how sinfully wicked yet wonderful... ;) I bet you could even substitute real whipped cream if you froze it so it didn't get runny. Definitely gonna try this-Thanks!!

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  36. haha---I just read Beth @ Free Stylin's post after I posted my comment...we must have been separated at birth! (sorry had to add this but it was funny)

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  37. Oh my! That looks amazing!!! I lu-huv peanut butter!
    I need to try this. :)

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  38. I'm not a peanut butter fan but the hubs would LOVE this one!

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  39. Down-sizingboomer is loving this recipe. I think I'll take it to a party this week-end.

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  40. Wow, I am drooling! Looks so delicious. See, you CAN cook! :)

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  41. Looks delish! And if you ran a knife through the chocolate sauce a few times it would look amazing too! Try it! :)

    I will have to give this a try though, my mouth is watering just looking at it!


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  42. The only thing wrong with this is that it isn't topped with a layer of semisweet ganache.

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  43. This sounds SOOO delish and easy. For the holidays though, I'm wondering how it would taste if I substituted pumpkin pie filling for the peanut butter. Ohhh, but the peanut butter version sounds so much better. Decisions, decisions!

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  44. This is a perfect dessert for the husband who loves pb. Me, not so much, but it does look yummy.

    I will make this for Christmas and sprinkle the top with those Heath bar bits.

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  45. um, I've been thinking about this pie since you posted it......how can a girl go wrong? So, I am making for Christmas dinner...

    thanks for the sharing.!!!!!!
    C. Ruffo

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  46. I made this and I just have to tell you that I LOVE it! I live in Mexico and they don't have cool whip (bad word). So I had to use whipped cream. It was fine after I put it in the freezer. Nothing compares to cool whip! Thanks for sharing this!

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  47. I made this last night, and like everyone else agrees, it was amazing. I used reduced fat cream cheese & fat free cool whip, and it was still sooooo delicious! I think it would be equally amazing for those who don't love peanut butter if you substituted Nutella for the peanut butter & coffee for the milk. Maybe for the next potluck I go to I'll make one of each and see which is gone first!

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