Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie RecipeChocolate and peanut butter, the very definition of soul mates. My goodness, do I love chocolate and peanut butter! I love them each on their own, but together they are a force. (I get dramatic about food sometimes, you’ll have to forgive me.) This is such a delicious pie, and since it’s frozen it’s an excellent make-ahead dessert. This is super easy to make and (warning) highly addictive to eat. If you’re really adventurous add some banana slices or raspberries to the middle.

Peanut Butter Pie Recipe Frozen Chocolate Peanut Pie, makes one. Loosely adapted from Southern Living.

Needed: graham cracker crust (you can make your own or buy one, I went the easy route and bought one!), 6 ounces dark chocolate chips (plus a few more for garnish), 2 cups whipping cream, one 8 oz package cream cheese, 1 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, chop peanuts and chocolate sauce for garnish.

In a small pot melt together the 6 ounces dark chocolate chips and 1/2 cup whipping cream. Stir until just melted and no lumps remain, remove from heat. Pour into your crust shell and allow to cool as you make the next layer.

In a mixer combine 1/4 cup whipping cream, softened cream cheese, peanut butter and brown sugar. Mix until light and fluffy. Add in extract and the remaining 1 1/4 cup whipping cream and beat until stiff peaks form. Spoon over the chocolate layer. Cover and freeze over night. Allow your pie to slightly soften before serving. Sprinkle on more chocolate chips, chopped peanuts and drizzle with chocolate sauce.

Peanut Butter Pie SlicePeanut Butter Pie SliceEnjoy! Emma

  • going to a church picknick this sunday… deffinetly know what im making (:

  • Looks delicious! The amount of whipping cream doesn’t add up though, is it 1 3/4 cups total or is the other 1/4 cupe meant to be used somewhere?

  • looks and sounds amazing! must make it when it gets warmer where I am. 🙂

  • goshh. i scared to make this, i probably wont be able to stop eating!
    it looks delicious though, and sounds perfect to make for a birthday coming up next week.
    thanks for sharing!
    xo, cheyenne

  • sorry how are u making this color of photos? i would appreciate the answer soo much!

  • I love this recipe <3 I add in marshmallows to make it like a smores pie (:

  • i made this for my daughter’s 13th birthday!
    {friday the 13th!}
    it was SO easy and SO amazing.
    so good, in fact, that we all closed our eyes for a moment of silence : )
    and, of course, i blogged about it {with a link back here for the recipe}
    thank you, emma, for our new family fave ♥

  • Oh man- I just made a vegan version of this last night and it is eeeeexcellent. Subbed full-fat coconut milk w/ a little bit of tapioca flour for the whipping cream and two bananas for the cream cheese.

    I had leftover peanut-butter filling and a little bit of the chocolate, so I poured it into an ice tray and made peanut butter pops too! It’s SO good!

  • oh my gosh that look so good, my eyes almost popped out when i saw this!


  • oh I just died a little.. this is what I imagine heaven will be like.. chocolate and peanut butter.. 🙂

  • oh my goodness! this looks absolutely amazing, and i think i’ll head to the grocery store to get the ingredients right now!

  • Woosh! I’m not that into peanut butter but this sounds DELICIOUS!

  • hi elsie+emma,

    your photos look really amazing but i love the effect (kinda like instagram) most of all. can you teach us how u do it?


  • I have to eat this…NOW. 😛


  • Thanks for your sharing, this article is very good, I like it very much, as you learn a lot!

  • I just love everything about you and your magazine! So inspiring!

  • Thanks for your sharing, this article is very good, I like it very much, as you learn a lot!

  • Very true! love it! i like to keep my favorite cardigan for your blog!

  • I made this for my grandpa’s 83rd birthday last night, everyone there loved it 🙂 My grandma even asked me to write down the recipe for her.

  • Thanks a lot for this post, Emma! It inspired me to grab the ingredients while I was at the grocery store on Friday and, as of right now, a frozen chocolate peanut butter pie is chilling in my freezer. I’m going to bring it to a going-away party for a friend this evening. Reading ‘A Beautiful Mess’ sincerely does give me that little extra push to do make something special everyday. Keep up the great work!

  • OMG! peanut butter is my downfall, add chocolate-I’m in heaven!


    Tegan xxx

  • This looks so good… lol Great recipe! I think I’ll give it a try.
    Rawrs, Evey

  • look so delicious….why any time i go to your blog i feel hungry lol

  • YUMMY!!! This is one of my absolute FAVORITE desserts ever. It’s true…pb and chocolate are soul mates. And your pie looks absolutely divine!

  • Wow, perfect dessert! I can’t wait to make one of these. 🙂

  • YUM! That looks FANTASTIC!

    If you have a minute I would love it if you’d link it up to a one time party i’m having. No pressure, but an invite if you’d like to!

  • Excellent! Chocolate cake are delicious summit!

  • I’m pretty much drooling looking at his pie! So decadent!!!
    ~ Jillian

  • Oh myy, i saw this and my mouth watered. It looks delish!


  • God that looks so so so so so so (…) sososososososo yummy

    Love from Paris,


  • Peanut butter pie is a huge weakness

  • Sounds amazing!! Emma, I recreated your Vanilla Cupcake with raspberry filling recipe yesterday. Thanks to you, I will always add a little bit of vinegar to my cupcakes. They came out so moist!


  • first of all I have to say that the site looks amazing
    I love the new improved look

    secondly- WOW!!
    this pie is going to be my summer favourite!

  • Although I’m not a big fan of peanut butter, I’ll give it a try ! Plus it’s a no-bake recipe 🙂 Thank you !

  • Omgoshhhhhh! This looks and sound amazing. I don’t think I would be able to control myself around it! Paula 🙂

  • Non voglio pensare alle calorie, ma soltanto a quanto deve essere delizioso questo bellissimo dolce
    Un bacio

  • Looks wonderful! All I need is some sunshine to to accompany it…how difficult can that be? 😉

  • Oh! Oh no. That looks AH-MAZ-ING. I’m gonna need to make that immediately as it is 97 degrees here and cool, sweet treats are definitely in need!

  • Bellissimo e, immagino, delizioso
    un bacio


  • Mmmm my 8 year old niece is coming to visit next week and this looks like a perfect pie for the occasion!

  • Adios mio! I haven’t checked your blog in a few days… what a bunch of treats here! That pie looks AMAZING. And I love the blanket (almost as much as the dog). And the avacado salad is genius. Don’t know how you ladies find the time to always be making such beautiful and delicious things! Love it : )

  • WOWZERS! That looks delicious!
    Can’t wait to give it a try
    Thanks for another stunning recipe
    Chantal x

  • This looks so good, I’ll have to try it the next time I have people over for dinner.

  • Just discovered your blog! Great content, great photos, congratulations!

  • Gasp – that looks DIVINE … although I think I’m having a cardiac arrest just looking at the pictures!

  • Yum! I need to make this! I am in the UK, and it seems that all I would have to do is substitute your Graham crackers for Digestive biscuits and I would be well away!

  • Graham cracker pie crust… argh. We don’t have graham crackers in Australia and having finally tasted them when I was in America this year, I truly believe there’s no good Aussie substitute! They taste amazing…

  • Oh my, this might become my new favorite pie!
    I’ll definitely give it a try next week – probably with some raspberries and oreos on top!

  • Looks amazing! Thinking of substituting almond butter, I love almonds so much! Yum!


  • It wounds so fantiastic and I could imagine that it taste amazing when it’s cold and been in the freezer. I really godt to try this. Thank you so much for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

  • I get dramatic about food a lot of the time! OH WOW this looks absolutely amazing!! Im already making my shopping list and heading out the door to the store! 🙂

  • This looks like an absolute indulgence! x

    Kate {Modette}

  • oh…Wow.


  • That’s the most evil looking pie I’ve ever seen. Curse my horrendous dairy allergy! I’m going to figure out a way to make this allergy/vegan/ridiculous friendly. Thank you for the eye feast girls.

  • This look beyond amazing! My husband’s favorite combination is chocolate and peanut butter. I’m going to have to make this for his b-day.

  • Omg… Emma… You’re killin me! This looks so amazing, what’s a better combo than chocolate and peanut butter?! Can’t wait to try it!

  • I love chilled creamy pies in the summer. And this one looks like a giant Reese’s cup – perfect!

  • Chocolate and peanut butter – yes! I’ll skip the bananas, those two flavors together are perfect. I can’t wait to try this.

  • I bet this would also taste great with oreo peanut butter crust!

  • Incredibly yummy! Too bad we’ve already been covered in sugar for baby shower creations this morning…but we’ll be adding this to our list of “must-makes:)”

  • This looks so amazing! I need to make this NOW!

    xoxo Sarah

  • Wow! Totally makes me wish I wasn’t allergic to peanuts. 😛 Maybe I could substitute…? Anyway, looks fantastic!

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