Peanut Butter Cup Pie Is A Decadent Dessert That’s Worth The Effort (And Calories!)

Peanut butter lovers, do we have a dessert for you! Whether you want to make something rich and decadent for Valentine’s Day or you simply want a sweet ending to a long day, look no further than Peanut Butter Cup Pie.

Made with peanut butter cups, vanilla wafer cookies, cream cheese and peanut butter, this is a pie that will impress all of your family and friends, even though it takes just an hour to make (not including the time it takes to set in the fridge).

The recipe, which was published on Wine and Glue, has multiple layers of ganache, chocolate frosting, peanut butter filling and a crunchy, flavorful crust. Don’t be fooled by how complicated this recipe appears. The steps are actually quite straightforward and don’t require any special kitchen tools.

And if you don’t want to make your own chocolate whipped cream as the recipe specifies, you can buy a premade can from the grocery store (such as this brand), simplifying the process even more. But you can make real chocolate whipped cream by hand in a matter of minutes (bonus points — you get an awesome arm workout at the same time).

Whatever option you choose, this recipe for peanut butter cup pie is sure to chase away those cold winter blues.

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Want to up the chocolate flavor? Then consider this recipe for Peanut Butter Cup Pie from Spicy Southern Kitchen. Christin makes her crust with chocolate sandwich cookies (or you can use chocolate graham crackers). Yum!

She also uses pre-made whipped cream. Her recipe takes only 10 minutes of prep time, not including the 2–3 hours it needs to set in the fridge.

Spicy Southern Kitchen

Or, try this recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pie from Kraft. Made with a pre-made Oreo pie crust, Cool Whip, and Jell-O instant pudding, this recipe is a breeze to make. Even kids can help out!


Just 15 minutes of prep work and a few hours of refrigeration, and you have a bakery-quality dessert on your hands.