No-Bake Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

No-Bake Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Pie Recipe
Staff Writer
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Martin Tremblay

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I have a great low-fat dessert that’ll help you avoid the "Freshman 15." But this peanut butter pie isn’t it. Nope, the lack of a dorm room gives us the perfect excuse to indulge in a no-bake cream cheese peanut butter pie! You’re welcome.

8
Servings
507
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4  cup  salted pretzels
  • 3/4  cups  dark brown sugar
  • 1/4  cup  unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2  cup  cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/3  cup  smooth peanut butter
  • 2  cups  heavy cream
  • 6  ounces  semisweet dark chocolate, chopped finely
  • Peanuts, crushed (optional)

Directions

Put the salted pretzels in a food processor and pulse until fine. In a large bowl, mix together the pretzel crumbs, ¼ cup of the brown sugar, and the melted butter. Press the crust mixture into a 9-inch-round pie plate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the cream cheese, ¼ cup of the brown sugar, and peanut butter, and whip until smooth using a hand mixer. In another medium-sized bowl, whip 1 cup of the heavy cream with the remaining brown sugar until stiff peaks form. Delicately fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Spoon the filling into the pie shell and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Heat the remaining cup of heavy cream in a medium saucepan just until bubbles form around the edges; don’t let it boil. Remove from heat. Add the chocolate and whisk until melted. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Once the chocolate cream is cool, whip until thick. Slather the pie with the chocolate whipped cream, and garnish with the crushed peanuts, if desired. Refrigerate for 3 hours to set.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
27g
39%
Sugar
21g
23%
Saturated Fat
12g
50%
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
58g
45%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
113µg
16%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
122mg
12%
Choline, total
28mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
97µg
24%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
58mg
18%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
206mg
29%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
580mg
39%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
49g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Cream Cheese Shopping Tip

What’s the difference between brown and white eggs? Besides color, nothing – different breeds of chicken account for the differences in color – quality and freshness are what really count.

Cream Cheese Cooking Tip

In addition to keeping foods like granola, yogurt, and fruit on hand, plan ahead for hectic weekdays by whipping up extra batches of waffles or pancakes and individually freezing them for easy morning meals.