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No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Let me tell you about a delightful dessert that requires no baking at all – the No Bake Peanut Butter Pie recipe! This heavenly treat combines the rich and creamy goodness of peanut butter with a buttery graham cracker crust. The silky smooth filling is made with a perfect blend of cream cheese, powdered sugar, and whipped cream, all generously flavored with peanut butter.

The pie is then chilled to perfection, allowing the flavors to meld together. Each delightful bite is a melt-in-your-mouth experience that will have you coming back for seconds (and maybe even thirds!). Best of all, this recipe is quick and easy, making it the ideal dessert for any occasion. So, why wait? Grab your ingredients and indulge in a slice of pure peanut butter bliss!

Choose Quality Ingredients: The taste of your pie largely depends on the quality of the ingredients used. Opt for full-fat cream cheese for a richer texture and high-quality creamy peanut butter for the best flavor. When it comes to the Oreo crust, make sure the cookies are finely crushed to ensure a firm and even base.

Getting the Right Consistency: The key to a perfect peanut butter pie filling is achieving the right consistency. When mixing the cream cheese and peanut butter, ensure they are at room temperature to avoid lumps. The heavy cream should be cold to help achieve stiff peaks, which will give the filling its light and airy texture.

Chill the Crust: Don’t rush the chilling process of the crust. A well-chilled crust will not only hold up better when slicing but also provides a delightful contrast to the creamy filling. If you’re short on time, freezing the crust for 20-30 minutes is a great alternative to refrigerating it for an hour.

Fold Gently: When incorporating the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture, fold gently to maintain the airiness of the whipped cream. This step is crucial for a light and fluffy filling.

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Ingredients Needed for This Recipe

12 ounces cream cheese , softened
1 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Topping Ideas:

crushed candies, mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, chocolate and peanut butter chips

Oreo Crust:

30 Oreo cookies , whole
6 Tablespoons butter , melted

Instructions for Making No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

For the Crust:

Put Oreo cookies into a food processor and blend until they become small crumbs. Combine the crushed cookies with melted butter. Press the mixture firmly into a 9.5-inch pie plate with deep sides, ensuring it covers the bottom and goes up the sides of the plate. Place the crust in the refrigerator for 1 hour or in the freezer for 20-30 minutes to chill before adding the filling.

For the Filling:

Mix together the smooth cream cheese and peanut butter in a bowl. Incorporate the powdered sugar and vanilla, thoroughly blending until the mixture becomes smooth.
In a different mixing bowl, pour in heavy cream and use beaters to whip it until it forms stiff peaks. Gently incorporate the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture, making sure to combine them thoroughly.
Put the filling into the pie crust that has cooled down and gently cover it with plastic wrap. Place it in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours, or overnight, before serving.
If you want, you can add more whipped cream on the top and then sprinkle it with crushed candy or candy bars.

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