Sweet and creamy Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie is an easy no-bake dessert! Use pre-made chocolate pie crust, fill it with a dreamy peanut butter filling, top it with whipped topping, and sprinkle peanut butter cups on for a decadent, crowd-pleasing treat.

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Whether you’re making peanut butter cup brownies, chocolate peanut butter pie, or this Reese’s peanut butter pie, the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter always hits the spot! One of my go-to dessert recipes for every occasion, this pie features a perfect blend of peanut butter and chocolate for a recipe that is dreamy, creamy, and super smooth.

It also contains plenty of its namesake peanut butter cups scattered over the topping for extra sweetness and crunch. The finished result is a recipe that looks gourmet but is super easy to make!

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Is chocolate and peanut butter the best flavor combination in the entire world? It’s right up there with mint and chocolate, banana and chocolate, coconut and lemon – well, you get the idea. This Reese’s peanut butter pie is loaded with lots of sweet, creamy peanut butter that’s spread on a crisp chocolate crust. It’s topped with a rich chocolate ganache and finished with whipped topping and crushed Reese’s peanut butter cups. What could be better?

Plus, this pie is super easy to make, because you don’t have to make your own pie crust or whipped topping (Instead, we rely on grocery store staples to help make this quickly). The other ingredients you’ll need, including cream cheese and peanut butter, chocolate chips, heavy cream, and powdered sugar, you may already have in your pantry and fridge.

I love this pie because it feels like a giant Reese’s peanut butter cup – every bite is filled with delicious peanut butter, chocolate, and soft whipped cream! It’s a fun dessert to serve at Halloween to go along with the candy theme of the holiday, but it’s perfect for any occasion and it guaranteed to be a hit!

ingredients to make reese's peanut butter pie.

Ingredients for Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

Filling

  • Chocolate pie crust – Use a premade pie crust.
  • Cream cheese
  • Peanut butter – Use creamy peanut butter rather than crunchy peanut butter.
  • Powdered sugar
  • Salt – I use kosher salt in this recipe.

Ganache

  • Chocolate chips – Milk chocolate chips give the ultimate sweet, rich, flavor.
  • Heavy cream – You can substitute half-and-half if needed for similar results.

Topping

  • Whipped topping – Such as Cool Whip.
  • Reese’s peanut butter cups

How to Make Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie

  1. Make the filling: Using a stand mixer or handheld mixer, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and salt until creamy and well blended. Spread the mixture into the bottom of a prepared chocolate pie crust, smoothing it evenly into the edges with a spatula. Chill in the fridge while preparing the ganache.
  2. Make the ganache: To make the ganache, add the chocolate chips to a glass or other heat-safe bowl. Heat the heavy cream in a small pot over low heat until just below simmering. Pour over the chocolate chips. Let the ingredients sit for 1 to 2 minutes. Then, stir the mixture with a rubber spatula until smooth. Let cool until room temperature before spreading the ganache gently over the prepared peanut butter filling. Chill for 20 minutes or until set.
  3. Assemble the pie: Once the ganache has set completely, spread the top of the pie with the whipped topping, and sprinkle the chopped peanut butter cups on top. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
slice of reese's peanut butter pie sitting on a white round plate with a gold fork.

Quick Tip

Bring the cream cheese to room temperature before combining it with the peanut butter, and sift the powdered sugar. Both of these steps will eliminate any lumps in the filling!

How to Store Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie

Store leftover Reese’s peanut butter pie tightly covered in the fridge for up to 5 days. Serve cold. I do not recommend freezing this dessert as it’s likely to become soggy.

FAQs

What is a Reese’s pie?

A Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie has a bottom layer of fudge topped with creamy peanut butter filling packed with peanut butter cups.

Is it real peanut butter in Reese’s?

Yes, fresh peanuts form the base of Reese’s peanut butter cups.

Can you melt a Reese’s peanut butter cup?

Yes, Reese’s chocolate-covered peanut butter cups can melt down into a peanut-flavored chocolate sauce (similar to melting chocolate chips).

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie

Sweet and creamy Reese's Peanut Butter Pie is an amazing and easy dessert! Use pre-made chocolate pie crust, fill it with a dreamy peanut butter filling, top it with whipped topping, and sprinkle peanut butter cups on for a decadent, crowd-pleasing treat.
4.50 from 2 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour

Equipment

  • stand mixer or hand mixer
  • heat-safe bowl
  • Rubber spatula

Ingredients  

Filling

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 9 inch chocolate pie crust, premade

Ganache

  • 1 ½ cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Topping

  • 1 8 ounce container whipped topping
  • 16 Reese’s peanut butter cups unwrapped and coarsely chopped

Instructions 

  • Using a stand or handheld mixer, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar and salt until creamy and well blended. Spread into the bottom of a prepared chocolate pie crust, smoothing evenly into the edges with a spatula. Chill in the fridge while preparing the ganache.
    1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened, ¾ cup creamy peanut butter, ½ cup powdered sugar, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, 1 9 inch chocolate pie crust, premade
  • To make the ganache, add the chocolate chips to a glass or other heat safe bowl. Heat the heavy cream in a small pot over low heat until just below simmering. Pour over the chocolate chips. Let sit for 1 to 2 minutes, then stir with a rubber spatula until smooth. Let cool until room temperature, then spread gently over the prepared peanut butter filling. Chill until set, about 20 minutes.
    1 ½ cups milk chocolate chips, 1 cup heavy cream
  • Once the ganache has set completely, spread the top with the whipped topping, then sprinkle with the chopped peanut butter cups. Chill until ready to serve.
    1 8 ounce container whipped topping, 16 Reese’s peanut butter cups

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 835kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 489mg | Potassium: 474mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 858IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 1mg
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