Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie.
Friday is here and I have the BEST frozen pie to share!!
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Did anyone else grow up with peanut butter pie? I feel like this is such a retro recipe. I grew up with something sort of similar, but the ice cream version, and made by my Nonnie. It’s still one of my favorite desserts.
Up until this peanut butter pie, I don’t think I’ve actually had anything similar. I know, it’s kind of shocking considering how much I love the combo of chocolate and peanut butter. I’m not sure what finally inspired me to tackle a peanut butter pie, but I’m pretty happy I did because this pie is honestly the best sweet treat ever.
OK, well probably not ever, but you know what I mean, it is really, really good. <– sorry for my lack of descriptive terms, I’m just kind of shot by this point in the week. It happens.
So, this pie, I figured with summer right around the corner, and Memorial Day a little over a week away, that is was time to really start rolling out some of the frozen treats. Granted, it’s still cold and we are supposed to get major snow, but this is me being hopeful that the weather is soon going to turn and all of a sudden it will actually start acting like late spring around here.
Meaning, frozen sweets it is!
Here’s how this pie goes down. It’s really EASY, so keep up!
….start with the crust: I wanted to create a slightly healthier pie, so this crust is made out of cashews, coconut and cocoa powder. It tastes like chocolate cookies, but is about million times better for us…Love It!
…now onto the filling: oh this filling, it’s truly the best and kind of addicting. Creamy peanut butter, dates for major (but healthy) sweetness, a touch of vanilla, and plenty of whipped creamy to give it that light and airy feel. SOO GOOD.
…lastly, the chocolate coating: a must for any peanut butter pie. I made mine with dark chocolate, but you can use semi-sweet or even milk chocolate. Whatever you love!
And DONE…you can top the pie with roasted peanuts or have some fun and use chopped up Reese’s. Either way the pie is going to be delicious…and yes, as I have mentioned, addicting. Hey, just warning you now. I mean hello, it’s like a giant peanut butter cup, but in pie form and healthier. So much to love right there.
Aside from this being incredibly easy to throw together at the last-minute, I also love knowing that it’s a little healthier for us too. I mean, summer does mean bikini season, so why not make our treats a little lighter? Yes, please!
This pie is going to be on my Memorial Day menu for sure…but I’ll also be finishing off the leftovers tonight, because it’s Friday and it’s the right thing to do. <–trust me.
Speaking of which, I am so happy it’s Friday, just so very happy. My agenda for tonight…dine on leftover peanut butter pie, and go to bed super early. I know that is so lame, but it has been such a busy a week, and sleep is pretty much the only thing on my mind at this point. I feel like I have been exhausted ever since getting home from the airport at two am on Wednesday, and not getting to bed until close to two-thirty. Man, that was brutal, it just totally took the wind out of me. Remind myself to never book those super late flights again. <–not fun.
Regardless of feeling a tired and Wednesday being kind of an off day, all in all, it was actually a great week. Monday and Tuesday started out with some fun meetings in LA and the rest of week was spent working on recipes. This weekend is all about filming new videos for you guys, so if there’s a recipe you’d like to see on video, let me know in the comments. I have Kai coming in either tonight or tomorrow (thanks to the snow…he was supposed to come on Thursday!), so speak up now with your video requests Lots of summer recipes on the brain…kind of excited about it.
PS. as I type this, it really snowing hard outside. NOOOOO.
So yeah, as you can tell I’m happy it’s Friday, but not in an “oh man the week was just horrible” kind of way, just more in a “ahh yes, I can catch my breath for a second while the emails slow down” kind of way. <–for real though.
I guess I will be playing a little catch-up this weekend, but don’t worry, I will totally have a slice…or two, of pie in hand while doing so. Thank goodness!
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie
Keyword: chocolate and peanut, chocolate pie, no bake dessert
A no bake pie that's easy to make
- 1 1/2 cups roasted cashews
- 1 cup raw unsweetened coconut
- 3 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons melted unsalted grass feed butter, ghee, or coconut oil
Peanut Butter Filling
- 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter (make sure it is no sugar added)
- 1/2 cup pitted medjool dates
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream (or 1 cup cream + 1 cup plain greek yogurt)
- 8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
- 1/2 cup coconut milk or milk of choice
- chopped nuts, for topping
1. In a food processor, combine the cashews, coconut, and cacao powder and pulse until finely chopped and combined. Add the butter and pulse until the crust is moist. The dough should stick together when squeezed into a ball with your hands.
2. Press the crust into an 8-9 inch tart pan, using your finger to press the dough up the sides. Place the pan in the freezer and freezer for 15 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, make the filling. In a food processor, combine the peanut butter, dates, and vanilla and pulse until completely smooth and creamy.
4. In a large mixing bowl, whip the cream until stiff peak form. Gently fold the whipped cream (and greek yogurt if using half and half) into the peanut butter mix until no streaks remain. Alternately, you can just add the whipped cream to the food processor and pulse until combined. Remove the tart pan from the freezer and spread the filling inside. Place in the freezer.
5. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the chocolate and milk on 30 second intervals stirring after each, until melted and smooth. Spread the chocolate over the peanut butter layer. Cover and freeze until firm, about 1-2 hours. Let the pie sit 10 minutes before serving. Top as desired. Enjoy!
makes one (9 inch) pie
1-2 hours freezing time required
Hip, hip for Friday and ALL the peanut butter cup pie!
This is a PHENOMENAL peanut butter pie creation – hellooooo chocolate-peanut butter perfection. Wishing you a fabulous weekend; and I hope you’re able to catch up on well-deserved sleep!
So glad you’re loving this Liz!! Thank you!
Wow, I need a good frozen peanut butter and choc combo, I would have never thought of pie. This is why I have you.
Maybe thinking of a garnish of toasted coconut and peanuts. Mmmm
Ooo sounds yummy for toppings! I hope you love this pie, thank you Alexandra!
Oh my lord, this is pure decadence, innit???? Craving soooooo badly a slice of this one, Tieghan!!
Thank you so much Ruth!
Sorry Tei…It snowed over here on Wednesday..5-6″ but was gone by noon. I guess we always like to share our snow with our friends EAST of us. Wish i could post my SNOW..photos from my phone to this message. They made national news.
Pie looks wonderful. Both ovens died in my older electric range so working on what to buy in the mean time no bake desserts are needed,
and yes open to suggestions in the gas range department..i think with an electric oven.
The perfect dessert for your no bake needs! Thank you Leslie!
Looks delicious! I’m actually not a chocoholic, but I love PB and definitely go for the chocolate/PB combo! Can you please recommend an alternate ingredient for the coconut, though?
Hey Joni! To sub for the coconut just use the same amount of any nut you love (cashews, almonds, walnuts, etc.). If you want to sub the coconut milk, just use heavy cream. Hope this helps!
Would it be possible to get the nutrition information?? I was hoping this would have had the Weight Watchers point value.
For 16 servings—read very small slivers, here are the nutrition facts. NOTHING skinny about this at all.
Total Fat 35.3g
Saturated Fat 15.2g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carb 24.6g
Dietary Fiber 3.8g
The reason I call this lighter is becasue of the ingredients I use, not the amount of calories or fat. I used all real food ingredients, many of which have major healthy benefits including antioxidants and healthy fats. I like to base my eating of the quality of ingredients and not the calories. That said, I know some people do like to count calories, so I am sorry if this tittle was misleading to you. Thanks so much, Tieghan.
Hi Jill, I actually do not calculate the nutrition information for my recipes, but if you put the ingredients into an online calculator it should show up there. Sorry about that + I hope this helps!
This looks incredible!! Gorgeous decadent dessert!!!
Thank you Deborah!
Tieghan, why are you doing this to me?! With every meal you post, but this is the tip of the iceberg – I need to loose weight desperately, but how am I supposed to do it when I look on your perfect recipes and I drool over everything you make. It’s not fair, not everyone is as skinny as you. And as you mentioned, the bikini season is approaching really fast so I cannot look like a whale. I absolutely love peanut butter and chocolate, in fact, any nuts that exist on the planet Earth and this combines everything. Why!? Why you make all of your recipes looking so delicious and sinful? You are testing my patience and determination.. Just perfect.
Her blog isn’t meant to be specifically for people who are dieting, and you don’t have to look at the recipes or make them. While your frustration is understandable, it’s not really fair to take it out on her.
Oh please, don’t get me wrong, I meant it as a JOKE! I don’t blame her at all!
Everything in moderation is how I like to look at it! I am sure you will look great this summer also! Anyway, I am glad you are liking this cake, thank you!!
Frozen peanut butter things are the best, and with chocolate…YES!
So happy you are liking it! Thank you Lindsay!
Why so you call it Skinny? There is nothing even remotely Skinny going on in this pie!
I don’t think she meant to imply it’s low in calories, but rather that it’s made from whole food ingredients (healthier than most chocolate & peanut butter desserts). Also, most of the calories are from fat and dates instead of sugar and flour. So it may be rich and indulgent, but overall a pretty “clean” recipe.
Hi Kathleen. I do not mean this is skinny because of the calories, but simply because the ingredients I use are healthier compared to those typically used in a pie like this. The fats and sugars are coming from healthy sources like nuts and dates. Hope this helps.
This does look like the best frozen pie ! Dare I say I would even add some sea salt on top … Oh my!
I hope you love this pie Audrey! Thank you so much!
I’m so happy that this is sweetened with dates!!! It looks heavenly! 😀
Yes, much better than refined sugars! I hope you love this pie Caroline, thanks!
Looks to die for! x
Thank you Georgie!
That creamy filling tho ?. And with rich decadence like this, a little bit can really go a long way. Thanks for the recipe!
I am so glad you are enjoying this recipe, Margaret Ann! Thank you!
How long would something like this last in the freezer?
Up to 2 months. Hope you love this!
I made this already & it’s awesome!!!! How long would this pie keep in the in freezer?
So happy you love this!! It should last about 2 months. Let me know if you have questions.
Thanks! Can it be refrozen?
Yes it can be refrozen.
My mouth is watering! It’s really awesome!
Wow! This is on my list of cakes I’ll be serving at my son’s 6th birthday. This is not a typical Norwegian treat, so I’m sure our guests will absolutely love it! I just hope I’ll be able to find all the ingredients! Can’t wait to try this!
I hope everyone loves this! Thank you Monica!!
i just made this now and in the freezer. for a birthday sub instead of floury sugary cake. Now I am worried…I in cruise control used a deep dish pie plate! do you think I will be able to make nice clean slices?? and also how the heck will i get 45 candles into it…oh boy! look forward to eating this tomorrow.
I think the deep dish pie plate will be just fine! Good luck with all those candles! Hope the pie is a hit! 🙂
Can I make this pie 3 days before serving? Is it ok to leave in the freezer?
Hey Anna, yes that works great! You can leave it in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. Let me know if you have questions. Hope you love the pie! 🙂
In your first set of comments you stated that could be frozen for up to 2 mon
Hi Robin, yes this can be frozen up to 2 months. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you enjoy the pie!
Love this! Gotta try!
YES! Hope you love it!
Your post contains a lot of useful information for me. Thank you very much for that.
I am glad it does! Thank you!
I loved the recipe, it’s a bit different. I really want to make it look delicious
Thank you! I am sure yours looked great!
Instead of the heavy whipping cream, could I substitute coconut cream? My family is dairy free but I would love to make this recipe. It looks so yummy!!
I think coconut cream will be great! Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂
I LOVE your recipes and I know this will be a hit tomorrow!! Since I am making this a day ahead, what should I do for freezing times? Should I leave it in the freezer overnight and take the pie out 30 minutes before serving?
Thank you Leah!
loved it, healthier, great flavors , great presentation.
Thank you Karen!
Ok so I made some modifications because of what I had on hand but this was SOOO good!!! I subbed almond flour for the cashews and added 1/4cup coconut sugar to the crust because it just tasted like it needed it. Used a can of full fat coconut milk and Greek yogurt for the filling. Used a splash of almond milk and a tbsp of coconut oil to melt with the chocolate. I love that this keeps so long in the freezer, because it’s rich we can eat it slowly!! Love the wholesome ingredients ??
Thank you so much Rachael! I am so glad you loved this recipe!
Wondering if I can freeze this overnight? Trying to pre-prep for a Saturday night dinner party and would love to make this Friday afternoon.
Also! Loving the blog and the book (and insta, etc. etc) and everything in it! Have had some phenom HBH meals so far and it’s just the beginning!
Hey Annie! You can keep this in the freeze for up to 3 months. Just make sure to remove the pie from the freezer 30 minutes or so before serving. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan
DOES THIS PIE EVEN HAVE TO BE FROZEN? CAN IT JUST BE KEPT IN THE FRIDGE?
Hi Emily, yes I recommend keeping the pie frozen for best results. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan
Very good and very easy to put together. I’m always a little nervous to try a new recipe for a party, but my son requested this one at the last minute and it was a huge hit. It’s very rich and several people commented that it had a high end restaurant dessert-feel, which I agree with.
I am so thrilled this recipe was a hit, thanks a lot for giving it a try!! xTieghan