Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie is a decadent dessert that combines the rich flavors of chocolate and the creamy, nutty taste of peanut butter into a luscious pie. Featuring an Oreo crust, a smooth chocolate ganache layer, and a fluffy peanut butter filling, this pie is sure to be a hit among both chocolate and peanut butter lovers. It’s perfect for special occasions, holidays, or as an indulgent treat for any day.
For the Crust:
- 25 Oreo Cookies
- 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
For the Ganache:
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
- ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 Tablespoon butter
For the Filling:
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup (4 ounces) Cool Whip, thawed
Step 1: Making the Oreo Crust
Crush 25 Oreo cookies into fine crumbs using a food processor or a rolling pin.
In a mixing bowl, combine the Oreo crumbs with 5 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter.
Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish, forming a crust.
Chill the crust in the refrigerator while you prepare the other components.
Step 2: Preparing the Ganache
Chop 6 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate and place it in a heatproof bowl.
In a saucepan, heat ¾ cup of heavy whipping cream until it just begins to simmer. Do not boil.
Pour the hot cream over the chopped chocolate and add 1 tablespoon of butter. Let it sit for a few minutes to melt the chocolate.
Stir the mixture until smooth and glossy.
Pour the ganache over the chilled Oreo crust and spread it evenly. Return to the refrigerator to set while making the filling.
Step 3: Making the Filling
In a large mixing bowl, beat 1 package of softened cream cheese, ¾ cup of creamy peanut butter, and ⅓ cup of granulated sugar until smooth and well combined.
Gently fold in 1 cup of thawed Cool Whip until the mixture is smooth.
Spread the peanut butter filling over the set ganache layer in the pie crust.
Step 4: Chilling the Pie
Refrigerate the pie for at least 2-3 hours or until set.
Step 5: Serving
Serve the chocolate peanut butter pie chilled. Optionally, you can garnish with additional whipped cream, chocolate shavings, or peanut butter drizzle before serving.
This chocolate peanut butter pie pairs wonderfully with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk. It’s a perfect dessert for ending a meal on a sweet note or serving at a gathering.
- Pie Crust Alternative: You can use a pre-made Oreo crust to save time.
- Peanut Butter: For a smoother texture, use creamy peanut butter. If you prefer a bit of crunch, you can use chunky peanut butter.
- Storage: Store any leftovers in the refrigerator, covered, to keep the pie fresh.
- Preparation Time: Approximately 30 minutes
- Chilling Time: 2-3 hours
- Total Time: About 2 hours and 30 minutes to 3 hours and 30 minutes
- Calories: Approximately 400-500 per serving (varies based on the size of the slice and specific ingredients used)
- Protein: 6-8g per serving
- Sodium: Varies based on the ingredients used
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie is a luxurious and satisfying dessert that’s sure to please anyone who loves the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Its blend of textures – from the crunchy Oreo crust to the smooth ganache and fluffy peanut butter filling – makes each bite a delightful experience. Enjoy this indulgent pie at your next special occasion or as a treat to satisfy your sweet cravings!