Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

by | Jan 28, 2012 | 21 comments

Pie crust

A jar of peanut butter is a wondrous thing. It has the power to reduce grown men and women into little children, greedily poking their fingers in the jar to scoop out and lick a creamy dollop of buttery, crunchy goodness. Everyone has their favourite peanut butter combination. Mine is crunchy peanut butter and manuka honey on stone milled wholemeal bread. Food of the Gods!

Peanut Butter Filling

Peanut butter is good for many other things than just big greedy finger licking and cookie baking, as I have discovered lately. It makes a great satay sauce for dips. It makes for delicious curry in Asian cooking. It adds a depth to savoury puff pastry and cheesecakes. But my most favourite discovery is a frozen peanut butter pie that needs no cooking or baking and is just right for a gathering of sweet toothed friends.
Preparing crust and filling
The crumbly golden crust, topped with cheesecake like chilled peanut butter goodness, garnished with Maltesers and served with a drizzle of good old dark chocolate sauce is my vice of the moment. I have made this pie several times during our socialising jaunts in the past couple of weeks and everyone seems to love it immensely. I never have leftovers and I have yet to make it just for us. I think I might do that today.
Frozen Peanut Butter Pie
Frozen Peanut Butter Pie




Preparation Time - 30 minutes
Chilling Time - 4 hours
Serves - 8


For The Base
250g Nice biscuits
1/4 cup choc chip bits
50g butter, melted
1 tablespoon milk
For The Filling
3/4 cup(210g) crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup(125ml) cream
250g cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup(110g) caster sugar
maltesers to decorate


For The Base
Grease a 24cm round or 38cmx12cm rectangular loose based tart tin. Process biscuits, choc chips, butter and milk in a processor until combined. Press mixture over base and side of the tin. Freeze 30 minutes.
For The Filling
Make filling by combining peanut butter and cream in a saucepan over low heat. Stir and cook for a few minutes until smooth. Remove from heat and cool. Beat cream cheese and sugar in a small bowl with an electric mixer. Stir in peanut butter mixture.
Spread filling over crust. Decorate with maltesers, cover with foil and freeze for 3 hours. Thaw at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving.



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  1. Terra

    Peanut butter is pretty delicious, it is my husbands major weakness:-) Your pie sounds amazing! Take care, Terra

  2. Vijitha

    I have been experimenting savory dishes with peanut butter and I just love it. I would end up licking a spoonful in the middle of the night when cravings hits me. This pie looks so delicious, loved every photograph.

  3. chinmayie @ love food eat

    Any peanut butter lovers dream pie!! Love how easy and simple it is to make 🙂

  4. najwa kronfel

    You had me at peanut butter 🙂 This looks super yummy. I must try it!

  5. Kiran @

    That is one decadent and delicious pb pie. Is it too much if I want to face-plant in it? 😀

  6. Amycakes

    OMG!!!! This looks unbelievably good! I'm not very good with crumbs and pie tins, but maybe with this being frozen I will have success. I am definitely going to try it!xo

  7. Anita Menon

    It looks beautiful, the kind my daughter would love to pick out from. I am sure it must have tasted heavenly.

  8. a spoonful of yumm

    the pie looks delicious, will try this for sure. love that you used nice biscuits 🙂

  9. Miss Piggy

    OMG. I think I'm speechless!

  10. thelittleloaf

    You are so right about peanut butter - just thinking about this pie makes me feel like a little kid again, it looks so yummy. I love your yellow Kitchen Aid too - it's gorgeous!

  11. Glamorous Glutton

    This looks great and so different from regular cheesecake. I'll have to start experimenting with peanut butter, I had no idea it had so many possibilities. GG

  12. Brian @ A Thought For Food

    Yowza! This looks fabulous, Sneh! I haven't baked with peanut butter yet (still haven't gotten used to it as my sister is allergic and we never grew up with it in the house), but I might have to give this a try

  13. Kulsum at JourneyKitchen

    I'm a little scared of pies but this looks SO easy to put together. Pinning it to things to try!

  14. Jennifer (Delicieux)

    This looks fantastic Sneh! I love the maleteser decoration on the top! Very arty 😉

  15. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    A mouthwatering dessert indeed! Peanut butter and honey is my weakness as well by the way. 🙂

  16. Nicky

    Wow, the Malteser decoration is such a cool eyecatcher, love it! Besides, I can't really think about recreating frozen recipes right now, the temperatures here in Germany have been below zero for days... brrrr 😉

  17. Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen

    Im turning 5 years old as of now.. I love going to the groceries through every single isle. See peanut butter on discount, buy 3-4 tubs and "save" them up for hibernation period. This is divine looking..

  18. Patricia Scarpin

    My only problem is not eat the whole jar before baking with it. 🙂
    This tart looks amazing!

  19. Nic@diningwithastud

    I love you so much right now 🙂 haha Im def a crunchy PB girl. I must make this pie!

  20. Chelsea Jander

    Hello from the Americas! Not sure what "nice biscuits" are and looking for a US/Mexican substitute that I could make at home using GF flours. Also, we make our own peanut butter - but peanuts in a blender or food processor and voila! fresh, warm, and natural peanut butter!

    • Sneh

      Hi! Nice biscuits are firm sugar topped biscuits that resemble dry breadcrumbs when processed and have very little butter content. The processed biscuits are dry and don't become lumpy and wet. Coconut flour would work (I haven't tried it but think it would be great!)


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