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December 24, 2013
Peanut Butter Cream Pie
by Joni Hilton

Okay, this one has a video I made for Philadelphia Cream Cheese, so get ready to drool as you watch how easily this no-bake pie comes together.  Peanut Butter Cream Pie is rich and delicious, too — perfect for company or week nights. 

I first heard of this recipe from my sister-in-law, Sherri Hilton, but there are dozens of variations of it online as well.

The original called for superfine sugar, but I made some modifications (powdered sugar instead of superfine sugar, for example), and also created some variations you can try, listed below the recipe.

Click here to see the demo:

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 Cup peanut butter
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1 Cup powdered sugar
2 Cups whipped topping, thawed (or whipped cream)
1 graham cracker pie crust, homemade or purchased
Optional: Additional whipped topping, chocolate shavings, peanut butter cups

1.  (What? Only one step? Yep.) In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, melted butter, and sugar until smooth.  Fold in whipped topping, then spoon into crust and chill.  When ready to serve, cover with additional whipped topping and garnishes as desired.


  • Make this pie in a brownie crust (just mash cooked brownies onto bottom and sides of pie plate.)

  • Make this pie in an Oreo crust.

  • Make this pie in an oatmeal cookie crust.

  • Prepare two chocolate cream pies, then divide this batter atop the chocolate layers.

  • Smooth this over brownies for a creamy top layer, chill, then slice.

  • Use this batter in a trifle — with crumbled brownies, whipped cream, and crushed peanut butter cups.

  • Top a cheesecake with this batter, chill thoroughly.

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About Joni Hilton

Joni is an award-winning playwright, the author of 20 books, holds a master of fine arts degree in professional writing from USC, and is frequently published in major magazines. Tune in to her radio advice show at AM1380, at 9 a.m. Pacific Time, on saturday mornings.

A former TV talk show host in Los Angeles, she is also a TV spokeswoman across the U.S. for various corporations, and highly in demand as a public speaker.

Hilton writes for Music and The Spoken Word for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and is a columnist for Meridian Magazine.

Hilton's books can be found at Goodreads, CreateSpace, Amazon, Deseret Book, and at MormonAuthors. Reviews are also available at these same sites.

She is founder and former CEO of Holy Cow, an organic line of cleaning products, the winner of dozens of cooking contests, and a former model and Miss California. She is married to TV personality Bob Hilton, and they are the parents of four children.

Feel free to follow Joni at Twitter and on Facebook. Her website is at http://cookingwithjoni.blogspot.com/.

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