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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Rich lavish Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie drizzled with chocolate ganache and sprinkled with chopped nuts. This peanut butter pie is calling your name!

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Dear Friend,

I need your help…

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I’m currently in the middle of a scandalous love affair with peanut butter pie, and I don’t know how to get out of it.

I’ve tried avoidance, focusing on other things, even cold showers.

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But something about the rich luxurious filling and dark chocolatey crust entangles my emotions and makes me lose all sense of right and wrong.

I’m ensnared.

Caught in a feverish trap of cool clouds of nutty filling and mysteriously dusky pie crust.

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Please help.

I don’t want this pie to sway my affections and cause further remorse.

Could you take it off my hands for me?

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I can’t seem to give it up alone.

In grave danger of gaining 50 lbs,


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All jokes aside, this chocolate peanut butter pie is SHOCKINGLY ADDICTIVE.

You really need to make it, but only when you have people coming over. Unless you have willpower like the strength of a steel trap, you WILL eat it all.

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This chocolate peanut butter pie would make a fabulous final note at any holiday party this season, be it Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. Or even a just-because party.

As in, I’m having a party just-because I need to make this peanut butter pie.

I won’t judge, I promise.

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Consider yourself warned.

This pie is dangerously enticing!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes (active time)

Cook Time: 18 minutes


For the Chocolate Pie Crust:

  • 1 cup all-purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/2 Tb. sugar
  • 6 Tb. COLD butter, cut into cubes
  • 4 Tb. COLD shortening, cut into cubes
  • 3-4 Tb. cold booze (like brandy or bourbon)

For the Peanut Butter Pie Filling:

  • 3 cups California heavy cream, whipped (6 cups whipped cream)
  • 2 cups traditional creamy peanut butter
  • 2 - 8 oz. packages California cream cheese
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

For the Toppings:

  • 1/4 cup California heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 1 small chocolate bar for chocolate curls


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and lower the rack to the lowest position. Cut the butter and shortening into cubes and place in the freezer to chill while pulling out the other ingredients. Pour the booze over ice to chill.
  2. Place the flour, cocoa powder, salt and sugar in a food processor. Add the cold butter and shortening and pulse to break up the butter into small pea-size balls. Drain the booze and add one tablespoon at a time pulsing, in between, until the dough come together. Don't add too much liquid and don't over mix. Dump out on a piece of plastic wrap. Wrap well and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Once the dough has chilled, place a piece of parchment paper (or foil) on the counter. Flour the paper and place the dough in the center. Flour a rolling pin and roll the dough out into a 12 inch circle. Use the paper to flip the dough into a deep-dish pie pan, then remove the paper. Fit the crust down into the pie pan, don't stretch the dough. Fold the rough edges under and crimp the edges with your fingers. Then place the paper back inside the pie crust and fill with pie weights (or dried beans or rice.)
  4. Bake the pie crust for 17-20 minutes until set. Allow the crust to cool before removing the pie weights and paper. Cool completely before filling.
  5. For the filling: Using an electric mixer whip the heavy cream into firm peaks and set aside. Using a clean bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth then beat in the peanut butter. Scrape the bowl and slowly add the powdered sugar. Once the mixture is smooth, gently fold in the whipped cream until the texture is consistent.
  6. Scoop the pie filling into the cooled crust. Refrigerate immediately. For the Toppings: Microwave the heavy cream until scalding hot. Add the chocolate chips and allow them to sit in the hot cream for 2-3 minutes. Stir until smooth. Once the chocolate ganache cools a little, use a spoon to drizzle it over the top. Then sprinkle with peanuts. Use a veggie peeler to shave chocolate curls over the top. Chill until ready to serve.

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52 Responses to “Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie”

  1. Tieghanposted October 7, 2013 at 5:59 am

    This is one incredible pie! Chocolate and peanut butter together is one of our favorite combos over here, but I have yet to make a pie like this. It is so being added to my list! It is kind of show stopping and the perfect chocolate pie for Thanksgiving!


  2. Amandaposted October 7, 2013 at 6:34 am

    Dont think I could love this more!! Simply beautiful. :)


  3. Jeanetteposted October 7, 2013 at 6:48 am

    This beautiful pie would satisfy any sweet tooth!


  4. claire @ the realistic nutritionistposted October 7, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Knowing my current love with peanut butter, I think I’d eat all of this in one sitting.


  5. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.alposted October 7, 2013 at 7:18 am

    one word! YUM


  6. Aimeeposted October 7, 2013 at 7:33 am

    I can see why you feel this way…..holy moly, Sommer, looks incredible.


  7. marlaposted October 7, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Oh what a decadent & fabulous looking pie!


  8. Kate@Diethoodposted October 7, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Oh, hello you beautiful pie!!! Wanna meet, face to face, with me?!? ;-D Sommer, this pie is GAWDGEOUS!


    • Sommer — October 7th, 2013 @ 6:21 pm

      Right? That’s exactly how I feel.


  9. Julie @ Table for Twoposted October 7, 2013 at 8:34 am

    beautiful and decadent! i love how tall it is!!


  10. Norma | Allspice and Nutmegposted October 7, 2013 at 8:36 am

    What’s not to love about this pie. Gorgeous!


  11. Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Bakerposted October 7, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Woooow you got me wanting to lick the screen!


  12. Karlyposted October 7, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I am totally willing to risk everything and take this pie off of your hands. It’s gorgeous!


    • Sommer — October 7th, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

      LOL, thanks Karly!


  13. Marian (Sweetopia)posted October 7, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Oh WOW! This look so amazing!


  14. Coco in the Kitchenposted October 7, 2013 at 10:57 am

    My mouth is watering….


  15. Ash-foodfashionpartyposted October 7, 2013 at 11:15 am

    A decadent and perfect looking pie.


  16. amykbhposted October 7, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Looks yummy. How would it be frozen?


  17. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted October 7, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Whoa bessie! Now, this is a pie that I could have a torrid love affair with!


  18. Heather Christoposted October 7, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    This is all of my favorite stuff in one pie. Amazing!!!


  19. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted October 7, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    This pie looks like chocolate and PB heaven!


  20. Marlyposted October 7, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    This pie looks so good and easy to make too. I think I could never get tired of peanut butter and chocolate. And a chocolate pie crust? What a great idea!


  21. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted October 7, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    So easy and so good!


  22. Paula - bell'alimentoposted October 7, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    My kids would go crazy for this!


  23. ashley - Baker by Natureposted October 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    WHoa!!!! This is one special pie :)


  24. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted October 7, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I can see why, that filling looks sinfully good!


  25. Jaclynposted October 8, 2013 at 7:13 am

    It doesn’t get much better than this! That texture looks to die for!


  26. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted October 8, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Well, thanks for this… now I’m craving chocolate. :-)


  27. Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted October 8, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Amazing pie! Love the chocolate and peanut butter combo – it’s irresistible!


  28. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cookingposted October 8, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    This is not helping my peanut butter addiction. AMAZING, Sommer!


  29. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted October 8, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Oh how I love peanut butter pie! I have been playing around with a recipe of my grandma’s the past few months. Yours looks awesome!!


  30. Chrisposted October 9, 2013 at 9:31 am

    I will n-e-v-e-r be able to make this pie. Not even for guests! They may have to put me away in rehab.


  31. Nutmeg Nannyposted October 9, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Oh goodness, put a warning label on this recipe ;) it looks too good!


  32. Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookiesposted October 10, 2013 at 4:24 am

    Lavish is the perfect way to describe this Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie. I can’t get over how light and fluffy the peanut butter filling looks. Incredible!


  33. Stephanieposted October 10, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Saw this on pintrest. Linked it back to your page/blog. Sad someone stole your picture . This dessert looks awesome!!!


  34. Diane {Created by Diane}posted October 11, 2013 at 9:52 am

    It looks so fantastic and that chocolate crust…..perfect!


  35. Kelly Senyei | Just a Tasteposted October 13, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    This looks incredible! Love that chocolate crust!


  36. Deniseposted October 27, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Someone just told me about your blog and also “Cooking With Mr. C.” on Facebook also a blog. I just “Liked” his Facebook page and came to your site. It’s terrific. I love when people share blogs with each other. Denise


  37. Shainaposted October 29, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Well, that looks fantastic.


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  40. Pam Tannerposted November 26, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Sommer, thanks for this recipe! I am making it as I write… was wondering what size of a pie pan did you use? The filling sounds like large amounts so I am assuming you pie pan must be a larger one?


    • Sommer — November 27th, 2013 @ 8:16 am

      He Pam, my pans are 9 inch dishes, but they are deeper than a metal pie pan, if that’s what you have.


      • Pam Tanner — November 27th, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

        Thanks for the clarification… I used my regular 9 in pie plate and only made half the filling recipe. it turned out to be just the right amount. The chocolate ganache (doubled this in case anyone wanted to drizzle extra) and peanuts made this over the top good! Thanks again for the wonderful recipe.

  41. Stephanieposted February 2, 2014 at 10:45 am

    I ended up getting lazy and made a different crust (a pressed cookie crust), the filling in this was delicious. I ended up only needing to use a half a recipe of the filling but it was really popular at my dinner party (and I loved it). An overall great recipe!


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  43. Kateposted August 4, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Hey Sommer, this pie looks amazing but I’m just wondering if you could use anything else besides booz for the crust? Any ideas?


    • Marci — October 23rd, 2014 @ 8:59 pm

      I used very cold water instead of the booze. Turned out just fine.

      I also cut mini peanut butter cups in half sprinkled on top before I did the chocolate drizzle. Then did the chocolate curls and no peanuts.

      Everyone loved it.


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  45. Joeposted November 23, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Could this pie be made in advance? If so, how far ahead could it be done?


  46. Mary Louposted December 18, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Hi Just wondering if this pie can be made ahead and frozen. It looks delicious. Maybe the crust can be made ahead and froze and rolled out later.


    • Sommer — December 20th, 2014 @ 11:05 pm

      Hi Mary Lou! Yes, just thaw in the fridge for 12-14 hours before serving.


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