Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie

The joy of peanut butter cups in the form of a frozen pie. It is all things wonderful about summer and dessert.  This pie is creamy yet cool plus rich and sweet.  I have to confess. I am one of those people that loves her Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups straight out of the freezer.  They taste 10000x better frozen, right?! This is why this pie is so addicting to me. It is cold peanut butter and chocolate heaven.

My version of this old fashioned peanut butter freezer pie is a little less sweet than other recipes. The pie is made with more peanut butter than other recipes plus the powdered sugar is reduced.  I find the pie is very sweet even with this adjustment. By using the dark chocolate mini peanut butter cups, the touch of bitterness in the dark chocolate helps add a bit of balance that I find ideal.

You will love this recipe if peanut butter and chocolate are your passion.  If that is you, then you will also not want to miss out on making my recipe for the best ever OLD-FASHION PEANUT BUTTER BALLS  They are a sweet treat that is a must for every Christmas.

Why it is a Family Favorite

I make the peanut butter pie without the crust sometimes too. It will than appease my gluten-free needs.  But this recipe is the traditional method that I make to put a smile on Ian’s face and some love in his belly.  I think this is one of his favorite desserts.  For one, it includes peanut butter which is pretty much what runs through his veins.

In addition, it does not need to be baked, and turning the oven on in summer is a sin for him. He runs hot and if I dare turn the oven on anywhere from May-Sept here in California, I am sure to get a few words from him. So it better be #^&% good if I do any baking!  This pie is $%^& good plus NOT baked – double win!

Half Scratch Recipes are Easy

It is a “half scratch” recipe in that there is no need to make a pie crust. A store-bought ready-made chocolate cookie pie crust is just what you need here. It saves a bit of time which means you get to eat this pie just a bit sooner.  Trust me you will be happy with that as no one will be able to wait to eat this amazing pie.  You may want to make this while you are alone, so you can lick both the beaters and not have to share.  I am not winning any mother of the year awards with that tip, but us moms have to look out for one another sometimes too!

Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie = only 6 Ingredients

  • Peanut Butter
  • Cream Cheese
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Cool Whip
  • Ready-made Pie Crust
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
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Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie ingredients

 

EASY STEPS TO ASSEMBLE THE PIE

In a medium-sized mixing bowl add peanut butter and softened cream cheese. Mix thoroughly on medium with a hand mixer. Scrape bowl with a rubber spatula as needed to ensure all is combined completely

 

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Softened cream cheese and peanut butter

 

Add powdered sugar and on low, mix with a hand mixer. Scrape bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.

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Add powdered sugar to peanut butter/cream cheese mixture

 

With the rubber spatula, fold gently the thawed Cool Whip into the mixture. Combine until the mixture is smooth and completely incorporated together. There should not be any peanut butter lumps or sections of just Cool Whip.

 

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Cool Whip added to mixing bowl

 

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Fold in Cool Whip

 

Remove the clear cover from the ready-made crust. Pour mixture into the cookie crust and smooth out so the filling is evenly distributed. Flip the clear lid so that it is a mound over the pie and press the foil edges over the lid to seal back over the pie. Freeze pie for at least 2 hours before serving

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Frozen Peanut Butter Cup pie ready for the freezer

 

About 10 minutes before serving, remove the pie from the freezer to bring to room temperature. This will ensure it is easy to slice. Remove the clear dome cover and using a pie cutter, slice 8 equal-sized pieces, and place on dessert plates. Top with peanut butter cups that have been cut into 1/4 or 1/2 pieces.

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Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie at room temperature before cutting

 

 

Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie
Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie

 

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Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie The Short Order Cook

Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Angela
Easy peanut butter and chocolate pie heaven that doesn't require turning on the oven - perfect for summer.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Freezing Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1.25 C Peanut Butter creamy
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 8 oz Cool Whip thawed
  • bag mini Reese's peanut butter cups
  • 1 premade Chocolate Cookie Crumb Pie Crust 9 inch size

Instructions
 

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl add peanut butter and softened cream cheese. Mix thoroughly on medium with a hand mixer. Scrape bowl with a rubber spatula as needed to ensure all is combined completely.
  • Add powdered sugar and on low, mix with a hand mixer. Scrape bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
  • With the rubber spatula, fold gently the thawed Cool Whip into the mixture. Combine until the mixture is smooth and completely incorporated together. There should not be any peanut lumps or sections of just Cool Whip.
  • Remove the clear cover from the ready-made crust. Pour mixture into the ready-made crust and smooth out evenly. Flip the clear lid so that it is a mound over the pie and press the foil edges over the lid to seal back over the pie.
  • Freeze pie for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • About 10 minutes before serving, remove the pie from the freezer to bring to room temperature. This will ensure it is easy to slice.
  • Using a pie cutter, slice 8 equal-sized pieces, and place on dessert plates. Top with peanut butter cups that have been cut into 1/4 or 1/2 pieces.
Keyword easy, no bake, summer

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