This chocolate peanut butter pie is one of my favorite no bake pie recipes. With rich homemade chocolate pudding layered with peanut butter mousse, you can’t go wrong! It’s also topped with a potato chip crumble that gives you the perfect salty and sweet bite.
No bake Oreo pie crust
The base of this chocolate peanut butter pie is a delicious and easy Oreo pie crust. So easy that it only consists of two ingredients!
Place about 25 Oreos in a food processor and pulse until you’re left with a very fine crumb. It should be enough to fill 2 cups.
If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a ziplock back and a rolling pin to get them as fine as possible.
Mix the Oreos with 4 tablespoons of melted butter then press it into your 9 inch pie dish. I like to dump it in, even it out with my hands, and press it into the pan with the bottom of a measuring cup.
Chill in the fridge for about an hour to firm up.
I also like to add a thin layer of chocolate at the very bottom to prevent any moisture from the chocolate pudding seeping through the pie. Just melt some chocolate, spread it even, and chill the crust again for about 30 minutes.
How to make homemade chocolate pudding
This chocolate pudding peanut butter pie contains a dark and decadent layer of homemade chocolate pudding. But it isn’t your typical pudding as it’s much thicker and richer than the instant chocolate pudding we all know and love.
You start by whisking together your dry ingredients (sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cocoa powder) in a medium saucepan. Then mix in milk and egg yolks and turn the heat to on high. We want to bring this mixture to a boil.
It will seem very thin for a while, right up until it starts boiling. Then it REALLY thickens up.
Once it’s thickened, take it off the heat and mix in chocolate, butter, and vanilla. For this recipe, I used bittersweet chocolate because I love the bitterness against the sweet Oreo crust and peanut butter topping. Feel free to use your favorite type of chocolate.
Pour it into your chilled Oreo pie crust and spread it even. Let it chill before topping with your delicious peanut butter mousse!
Easy peanut butter mousse
I could seriously eat this stuff by the spoonful. The peanut butter mousse topping is so easy to make and only uses 5 ingredients.
All you have to do is cream together the peanut butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla.
Then, in a separate bowl, whisk up some heavy cream until you reach stiff peaks. Fold it into your peanut butter mixer and there you have it, easy peanut butter mousse!
Make sure to use ROOM TEMPERATURE cream cheese so there are no lumps. Also use a creamy peanut butter like Jif or Skippy. Using a natural peanut butter could separate the mousse and turn into an oily mess.
Salty and sweet potato chip crumble
I’m sure half of you are thinking “what the?” but trust me, the potato chips on top MAKE this pie!
Although this is a no bake chocolate peanut butter pie recipe, there is some baking involved with the potato chip crumble. I know, I’m sorry, I just couldn’t help it!
I prefer to use kettle chips for this recipe (and just for snacking in general) because they’re extra crunchy and hold their crispness once baked.
In a bowl, mix together your crumbled potato chips, flour, sugar, butter, and a pinch of salt. Spread it even on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
Let it cool completely then crumble it up on top of your pie. Add as much or as little as you like but I’m happy with a hefty amount. That bite of Oreo, chocolate, peanut butter, and salty potato chip crumble is sheer heaven!
For more peanut butter and chocolate recipes:
- Better Than Boxed Chocolate Fudge Brownie
- Peanut Butter and Chocolate Marshmallow Bars
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
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