Decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie


Indulge in the ultimate dessert experience with this Decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie. Combining rich chocolate and creamy peanut butter, this pie offers a harmonious balance of sweet and salty flavors. Perfect for special occasions or any time you want to treat yourself, this pie is sure to impress everyone who takes a bite.

Decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Chilling Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 10 slices
  • Serving Size: 1 slice

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 450
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fat: 30g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 28g


  • For the crust:
    • 200g (2 cups) chocolate cookie crumbs
    • 75g (1/3 cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • For the filling:
    • 240g (1 cup) creamy peanut butter
    • 225g (1 cup) cream cheese, softened
    • 120g (1 cup) powdered sugar
    • 240ml (1 cup) heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • For the chocolate ganache:
    • 170g (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
    • 240ml (1 cup) heavy cream
  • For garnish:
    • Whipped cream
    • Chocolate shavings
    • Crushed peanuts

Method of Preparation

Prepare the Crust:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the chocolate cookie crumbs and melted butter until well combined.
  2. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish.
  3. Place in the refrigerator to chill while preparing the filling.

Make the Filling:

  1. In a large bowl, beat the peanut butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.
  2. Gently fold in the whipped cream until well incorporated.
  3. Spread the peanut butter filling evenly into the chilled crust. Place back in the refrigerator.

Prepare the Chocolate Ganache:

  1. Place the chopped chocolate in a heat-proof bowl.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring the heavy cream to a simmer over medium heat.
  3. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let sit for a few minutes, then stir until smooth and glossy.
  4. Let the ganache cool slightly before pouring over the peanut butter filling.

Chill the Pie:

  1. Refrigerate the pie for at least 4 hours or until set.

Garnish and Serve:

  1. Before serving, top with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and crushed peanuts if desired.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the cream cheese is fully softened for a smooth filling.
  • Chill the pie thoroughly to ensure it sets properly.
  • For a more intense peanut flavor, use natural peanut butter.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different type of crust?

  • Yes, a graham cracker crust or Oreo crust would work well with this pie.

Can I make this pie ahead of time?

  • Absolutely! This pie can be made a day in advance and kept in the refrigerator.

Can I use dark chocolate instead of semi-sweet for the ganache?

  • Yes, dark chocolate can be used for a richer, less sweet ganache.

Take your dessert game to the next level with this Decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie. Rich, creamy, and utterly satisfying, this pie is a crowd-pleaser that's perfect for any occasion. Enjoy every luscious bite and share the love with family and friends.