This no-bake Peanut Butter Pie with Oreo crust is great for the hot summer days or when you just can't bother to switch on the oven but you still want to indulge in something creamy yet satisfying. With only a few ingredients and the simple step-by-step instructions we've outlined in this recipe, you will achieve the most amazing silky cream cheese pie that everyone will love.
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- While it's great for summer, you will love this no-bake peanut butter cream cheese pie any time of the year. There are times when your oven is broken or occupied and that's when having this no-bake treat is the perfect option.
- Unlike cooked cheesecakes, this is more like a French silk-style pie with a softer, creamier, mousse-like texture that melts in your mouth. So decadent!
- It's also quite simple, so you can make it when you're feeling a little lazy but still want to impress your guests.
- If you're a fan of Oreos or/and peanut butter, this dessert is made for YOU!
Here are the ingredients you will need for this no-bake peanut butter pie with Oreo crust!
- Oreo cookies
- Unsalted butter
- Cream cheese
- Sugar - powdered is best but caster sugar can also work
- Creamy peanut butter
- Heavy whipping cream
Topping Options: Crushed peanuts, melted chocolate or chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, peanut butter cups or chips, crushed Oreos, or more whipped cream.
You will also need a large mixing bowl, or two, an electric mixer and a pie dish.
📸 How to Make No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie
Step 1. Pulse the Oreos in a food processor for a couple of minutes until you get fine crumbs. Add the Oreo crumbs to a mixing bowl. Add the butter and mix until combined.
Step 2. Press down the Oreo crust into a 9-inch pie dish. Place the pie dish in the refrigerator for the Oreo crust to set.
Step 3. In the meantime prepare the peanut butter filling. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese with the sugar and peanut butter until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
Step 4. In a separate bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream for 5-10 minutes, or until stiff peaks form.
Step 5. With a spatula slowly incorporate the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture.
Step 6. Pour the peanut butter filling into the chilled Oreo crust, spreading it evenly with a spatula.
Step 7. Refrigerate the pie for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight. This allows the pie to set properly. Once the pie has chilled and is set, you can slice it with a sharp knife and serve with any of the optional toppings.
💭 Recipe Tips
- Creamy vs crunchy peanut butter: the recipe calls for creamy peanut butter, but if you prefer the added texture from the peanut pieces in the filling, go for the crunchy one.
- Chilling time: it's essential to chill the pie for at least 4 hours (preferably overnight) before serving, to allow it to set properly. This will ensure a firm and creamy texture when served.
- Preventing cracks: to avoid any cracks on the surface of the pie make sure not to overmix the filling, especially after adding the whipped cream.
- Ensure that the cream cheese is softened and at room temperature before mixing it with the other ingredients. It blends more easily resulting in a smoother filling.
- Make sure to beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form. This step is crucial for achieving a light and fluffy filling.
🍰 Cream Cheese Pie Variations:
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie: You can mix some cocoa powder or chocolate chips into the filling. Or you can add a layer of chocolate ganache or melted chocolate to the Oreo crust before pouring in the peanut butter filling. Try this recipe.
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie: chop up some Reese's peanut butter cups and fold them into the peanut butter filling. You can also use them as a topping.
- Frozen Peanut Butter Pie: Instead of chilling the pie in the refrigerator, freeze the pie for a few hours to create a refreshing frozen dessert.
- To store: store any leftover pie in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil for about 3-4 days.
- To freeze: Yes you can freeze the pie and you can even enjoy it frozen. However, don’t freeze the pie with any toppings as they might not freeze well and they could become soggy when thawed. Add the toppings just before serving the pie.
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
- 28 Oreos 2 packets (about 11-12 oz / 315-320 grams)
- ¼ cup butter unsalted melted
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter creamy
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- peanuts crushed
- chocolate melted
- peanut butter cups
- caramel sauce or chocolate sauce
- oreos crushed
- Pulse the Oreos in a food processor for a couple of minutes until you get fine crumbs. Add the Oreo crumbs to a mixing bowl. Add the butter and mix until combined.
- Press down the Oreo crust into a 9-inch pie dish. Place the pie dish in the refrigerator for the Oreo crust to set.
- In the meantime prepare the peanut butter filling. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese with the sugar and peanut butter until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream for 5-10 minutes, or until stiff peaks form.
- With a spatula slowly incorporate the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture.
- Pour the peanut butter filling into the chilled Oreo crust, spreading it evenly with a spatula.
- Refrigerate the pie for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight. This allows the pie to be set properly.
- Once the pie has chilled and is set, you can slice it with a sharp knife and serve with any of the optional toppings.
Of course! You can use a classic pre-made graham crust or even a nut-based crust.
Yes, you can! The nut butter you use will influence the taste of the pie, so go with your favorite.
Both use cream cheese but differ in texture, crust, and flavors. Cream Cheese Pie boasts a lighter, fluffier filling with the potential for diverse mix-ins. Its crust varies, often graham cracker-based. Cheesecake, however, is renowned for its dense, velvety texture created by cream cheese, sugar, and eggs. It features a thicker crust, typically graham cracker or cookie.
While cream cheese pie offers versatility, Cheesecake maintains a classic richness. Baking times differ, and the pie version might be served chilled, while cheesecake requires longer baking and a fully set, chilled presentation.