Fluffy No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Indulging in a dessert that combines the richness of peanut butter with the creamy, fluffy texture of whipped cream, all nestled in a buttery graham cracker crust, is an experience like no other. The Fluffy No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie is exactly that – a no-fuss, decadent dessert that promises to be a hit at any gathering, or simply as a treat for oneself. Having tested this recipe, I can attest to its crowd-pleasing nature; its smooth, velvety filling contrasted with the crunchy crust and optional peanut topping not only delighted my taste buds but also earned rave reviews from friends and family. The ease of preparation, coupled with the luxurious outcome, makes this pie a stellar addition to any dessert repertoire.


  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream, divided
  • 1 (6 oz.) prepared graham cracker pie crust
  • Chopped peanuts (optional)


  1. Mix Filling: Beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup of whipping cream with an electric mixer at medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
  2. Whip Cream: In a separate bowl, beat the remaining whipping cream, vanilla extract, and granulated sugar at high speed until stiff peaks form.
  3. Combine: Fold about one-third of the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture to loosen it; then fold in the remaining whipped cream.
  4. Fill Crust: Spoon the peanut butter mixture into the graham cracker crust. Cover and chill for at least 8 hours before serving.
  5. Garnish and Serve: Serve each slice with a sprinkling of chopped peanuts, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings: 8
  • Calories per serving: Approximately 450 calories

Preparation Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Chill Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes

Additional Tips

  1. Cream Cheese Tip: Use regular cream cheese for the best texture; lower-fat options may alter the creaminess.
  2. Whipped Cream Option: An 8-ounce container of Cool Whip can replace homemade whipped cream for convenience. If using Cool Whip, omit the whipping cream, granulated sugar, and vanilla from the recipe.
  3. Chilling Time: For best results, ensure the pie is chilled for at least 8 hours or overnight to set properly.
  4. Serving Suggestion: For a more decadent treat, drizzle chocolate syrup over the pie before serving.
  5. Storage: Keep the pie refrigerated and consume within 3-4 days for optimal freshness.

FAQ Section

  1. Can I use natural peanut butter?
    Yes, but the pie might be less sweet and the texture slightly different.
  2. Can I make this pie gluten-free?
    Use a gluten-free graham cracker crust to make this dessert gluten-free.
  3. Can I freeze the peanut butter pie?
    Yes, this pie freezes well. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.
  4. Is there a substitute for brown sugar?
    Granulated sugar can be used, but brown sugar adds a richer flavor.
  5. Can I add chocolate to this recipe?
    Yes, mixing in melted chocolate or topping the pie with chocolate chips adds a delicious twist.
  6. How can I make the whipped cream stiffer?
    Ensure the whipping cream is very cold before beating, and use powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar.
  7. Can I use a homemade graham cracker crust?
    Absolutely, a homemade crust will add a touch of personalization and freshness.
  8. What can I do if I don’t have an electric mixer?
    A whisk or hand mixer can be used, but it will require more time and effort to achieve the right texture.
  9. Can I make individual servings?
    Yes, this recipe can be adapted to make mini pies or pie cups for individual servings.
  10. How do I know if the pie is set?
    The filling should be firm to the touch and not jiggle significantly when the pie is fully chilled.