Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie

Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie

Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie made with creamy peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter cups, and Oreo chocolate cookie crust is a luscious dessert and great for any occasion.

Reese's peanut butter pie slice with the pie behind it.

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What Makes This Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie The Perfect Peanut Butter Lover’s Dessert? 

Kids have been begging their parents to buy Reese’s Butter Cups for generations. The famous candy has a bit of everything you want in a snack. The crunchy sweet shell with hints of bitterness envelops a smooth, salty-sweet creamy peanut butter filling. Yum!

This Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie captures everything we love about the classic snack in pie form.

Why You Should Try This Recipe for Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie

It doesn’t get any easier than putting together a no-bake pie. This recipe is straightforward enough for beginners but so delicious that it will become a family favorite.

Don’t skip this one if you are not a fan of peanut butter. There are several non-peanut butter alternatives in the recipe variations section below. 

Ingredients For Reese’s Pie

For Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie, you’ll need:

  • Whipping cream
  • Cream cheese
  • Powdered sugar
  • Half & half
  • Vanilla extract
  • Peanut butter
  • Premade crumb crust
  • Hot fudge 
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Reese's peanut butter pie ingredients on a tray.

Ingredient Notes

For the best results from this recipe, use Reese’s or a standard brand of creamy peanut butter, such as Jif or Skippy, that contains sugar.

The filling fits a 9-inch pie shell perfectly. This recipe will work well with a graham cracker pie crust, chocolate wafer crumb crust, or Oreo crust.

How To Make a Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie

To assemble Reese’s Cup Pie:

  1. Place the bowl for your stand mixer in the freezer for at least an hour. Chilling the bowl will give the pie filling a denser texture. If you don’t have a stand mixer, chill a large metal mixing bowl instead.
  2. While waiting for the bowl to get cold, warm the hot fudge in the microwave using 15-second bursts just until the hot fudge softens. Spread a thin layer of hot fudge on the bottom and sides of the crumb pie shell and allow it to set. 
hot fudge sauce in the bottom of an Oreo chocolate cookie crust.
  1. Rough chop the peanut butter cups with a sharp knife and reserve them for later. 
chopped Reese's peanut butter cups in a bowl.
  1. Remove the chilled bowl from the freezer.
  2. Pour the whipping cream into the chilled bowl. Start mixing with a balloon whisk attachment on medium-low speed. Slowly ramp up the speed to medium-high until the whipping cream reaches stiff peaks.
  3. Use a rubber spatula to transfer the whipped cream to another bowl.
  4. Replace the balloon whisk attachment with a paddle attachment and start mixing the cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, half & half, and vanilla extract. Start on medium-low speed, and slowly increase the speed to medium-high. Continue to mix until the filling is light and airy. 
Reese's peanut butter pie filling ingredients in a bowl.
  1. Use the rubber spatula to gently fold in a third of the whipped cream at a time.
  2. After fully incorporating the whipped cream with the rest of the pie filling, gently mix in about a cup of the chopped peanut butter cups. 
adding chopped Reese's peanut butter cups to pie filling in a bowl.
  1. Scrape the pie filling into the cookie crumb crust. Tap the pie tin on the counter a few times to remove any bubbles and flatten out the surface.
  2. Warm the hot fudge in the microwave. Drizzle the hot fudge on top of the pie and sprinkle the remaining chopped peanut butter cups on top.
  3. Cover the pie with plastic wrap or put it in a pie saver and refrigerate for at least six hours before serving.
closeup of Reese's peanut butter pie slice on a plate.

What To Serve This With? 

A huge glass of ice-cold milk goes great with this pie, but a milky coffee or tea would not be out of place. 

Recipe Variations

There are lots of ways to customize this Reese’s peanut butter pie recipe. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Change the candy you use. If you don’t like peanut butter, use the same basic recipe with a few substitutions. Try:
    • Heath Bar Pie. Swap out the peanut butter for a cup of extra cream cheese and use chopped Heath bars instead of peanut butter cups in the recipe. 
    • Skor Bar Pie. Replace the peanut butter with an equal amount of cream cheese, and use chopped Skor bar pieces instead of the peanut butter cups.
    • Kit Kat Bar Pie. Use cookie butter as a 1:1 replacement for the peanut butter, and switch the peanut butter cups for chopped Kit Kats.
  • Experiment with the crust. Try blind-baking for an even extra crunchy crust. Making a Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie with graham cracker crust would also be incredibly delicious.
  • Use a different brand of peanut butter cups. Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are highly recommended. 

How To Store This Pie 

Keep this pie and any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge, or you can try freezing it for longer storage.

To freeze:

  1. Cut the pie into slices and wrap each in plastic and aluminum foil. 
  2. Store the pieces of pie in a freezer-safe container. 

Let the frozen slices of Reese’s Cup Pie thaw in the fridge, or serve them directly from the freezer for a refreshing treat. 

How Long Does This Pie Last?

A refrigerated pie can last up to five days, but frozen slices are good for up to a month or two. 

overhead view of a Reese's peanut butter pie.

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie

Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie is a delicious dessert made with Reese’s peanut butter and chocolate peanut butter cups.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peanut butter pie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 811kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • cups whipping cream
  • 1 9-inch Oreo chocolate cookie crust or graham cracker crust
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons hot fudge divided use
  • cups mini Reese’s peanut butter cups

Instructions

  • Chill a small bowl and beaters in the freezer.
  • Heat hot fudge in the microwave or by placing it in a very warm bowl of water. When the hot fudge is softened, spread ½ cup of hot fudge into the bottom of the crust.
  • Cut the peanut butter cups into quarters.
  • Whip the cream until very stiff in the chilled bowl.
  • Using an electric mixer, combine cream cheese, sugar, half and half, vanilla, and peanut butter.
  • Add one-third of the whipped cream to the peanut butter mixture and fold it into the peanut butter mixture. Continue folding in the remaining whipped cream.
  • Add one cup of quartered Reese’s cups to the batter and stir in.
  • Spoon the filling into the chocolate pie crust or graham cracker crust.
  • Top with remaining quartered Reese’s peanut butter cups.
  • Drizzle 1 to 2 tablespoons of hot fudge over the pie.
  • Keep the pie refrigerated until you are ready to serve, and store the pie in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 811kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 464mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 817IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 2mg

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