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Nutter Butter- Peanut Butter Pie

If you hadn’t heard already, our food blogging friend Jennie lost her husband Mikey last week. It was a sudden and unexpected loss. The kind of loss that is unfair in every way. In the midst of grieving for her lost love, she asked the world to make a peanut butter pie (Mikey’s favorite) and share it with someone they love. In response, the world made pies. Lots of them. Todd and Diane even created a video tribute, showing how strong and supportive our food community truly is.

So here’s my Peanut Butter Pie, my tribute to Mikey and love to Jennie and her family, that I was able to share with my own family.

I went with a Nutter Butter crust. You can see that Nutter Butters are kind of a big deal around here. If you’re gluten free, use GF Oreos instead!

If you’re not familiar with Nutter Butters- they’re pretty much just like an Oreo… with peanut butter cookie and peanut butter cream filling.

As much as we love Nutter Butters, they had to be smashed into bits for the crust.

This is a no-bake, perfect-for-summer kind of pie. The Nutter Butter crumbs are mixed with melted butter and simply patted into a pie plate.

A nice layer of hot fudge is then spooned on top.

Then it’s topped with the peanut butter cream filling…

…and smoothed on top. In true summer-pie fashion, this one is stored in the freezer until it’s ready to eat.

This was a rather emotional pie-making day. My family was clued in on Jennie’s loss. There were hugs all around and this pie was made with great love.

Drizzling slices of pie with more hot fudge just seemed like the right thing to do.

Thank you, Jennie, for reminding us how important it is to spend time with family. I sure hope the peanut butter pie shared around the world helped you feel comfort in some way.  There’s a whole lotta of love in those pies. 

Make a pie (or anything else) for your family, and enjoy it together. Tomorrow is never certain, so make the most of today.

Yield: 10 to 12 servings

Prep Time: 25 min

Nutter Butter- Peanut Butter Pie

A no-bake pie to make and enjoy with your family. This pie is gluten-free adaptable- please see tips below the recipe.


24 Nutter Butter cookies, crushed into crumbs
5 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup hot fudge
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 cup creamy peanut butter (not the natural kind)
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
8 ounces Cool Whip, defrosted
additional hot fudge for drizzling, optional


1. In a medium bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press the mixture into a pie plate. Drizzle the hot fudge on top and smooth it out. Place in the freezer while you're preparing the filling.

2. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to mix cream cheese and powdered sugar. Mix in peanut butter and vanilla; beat until smooth. Beat in about 1 cup of the Cool Whip. Set the beaters aside and use a rubber spatula to fold in the rest of the Cool Whip. Keep folding until the mixture is well combined.

3. Spoon the peanut butter filling into the frozen pie crust, smooth the top, and place back into the freezer. Freeze for at least 3 hours, or until set enough to slice easily. Drizzle additional hot fudge on individual slices, if desired.


*Why not natural peanut butter? It will not mix in well and make this the creamy pie that it's meant to be.
*If allergic to peanuts, try using Oreos for the crust and a creamy version of almond butter instead (like the Barney's brand)
*If preparing this recipe as GLUTEN-FREE, just use some gluten free cookies in place of the Nutter Butters (like GF Oreos), use GF hot fudge, GF peanut butter and GF whipped topping.

Source: (adapted from several similar recipes spotted on the internet)

53 Responses to “Nutter Butter- Peanut Butter Pie”

  1. postedAug 18, 2011 5:16 AM

    Wonderful pie for mikey. I love the pictures of you with your family, no better way to be!

  2. postedAug 18, 2011 7:03 AM

    Sweet post, I love seeing your family. The pie looks fabulous.

  3. postedAug 18, 2011 7:16 AM

    The pie looks great, Lori, another wonderful tribute to Mikey!
    Love the family pictures and especially your son’s shirt. Go Pat’s!!

  4. postedAug 18, 2011 8:13 AM

    Another touching and delicious tribute to Mikey. Being new to the food blogging, I’ve loved seeing how this community represents the positive, compassionate potential of the internet.

  5. postedAug 18, 2011 8:31 AM
    RecipeGirl's Mom

    A lovely and thoughtful post. Clearly, the happiness of family depicted in your photos was a tribute to your friend in a wonderful way.

  6. postedAug 18, 2011 11:11 AM

    This is a great tribute! Your family looks so happy in these pictures too. Who wouldn’t be happy with pie like that though?!

  7. postedAug 18, 2011 11:29 AM

    Especially love the picture of you feeding your own Mr.—fills my heart with happiness. xo

    • August 18th, 2011 @ 12:42 PM

      Good. That was what I was hoping for XO

  8. postedAug 18, 2011 12:25 PM

    Looks awesome, Lori! I make no-bake bars out of Nutter Butters. I love NB’s. In all forms and applications, and your pie looks stellar!

  9. postedAug 18, 2011 12:41 PM

    Love using Nutter Butters instead of Oreos! The pie’s fabulous, but the pictures really told the story in this post. Great one, Lori!

  10. postedAug 18, 2011 12:54 PM

    Beautiful pie in memory of Mikey, Lori. And I love that you were able to make and taste it with your family :)

  11. postedAug 19, 2011 7:57 AM

    Gorgeous family…hold them close.
    Brilliant use of the Nutter Butter here…I bet this is delicious!

  12. postedAug 19, 2011 8:03 AM

    This is a wonderful tribute to Mikey. I love that you were able to make and share this with your family.

  13. postedAug 20, 2011 8:29 AM

    Sweet post! The pictures of you & your son and you & your hubby are priceless!

  14. postedAug 20, 2011 8:46 AM

    i want your kitchen!
    nice tribute Lori

  15. postedAug 20, 2011 9:52 AM

    I love the pics with your fam — so sweet.

  16. postedAug 20, 2011 10:39 AM

    This looks great! Such a nice tribute. :)

  17. postedAug 20, 2011 3:54 PM

    This looks so peanutty yummy that I’m going to need to make it for my family for Sunday dinner! Thanks for helping Jennie spread the love.

  18. postedAug 20, 2011 6:38 PM

    Beautiful tribute, Lori – I can just sense the love you all share.

  19. postedAug 22, 2011 3:45 AM

    As a reese’s pieces lover, this is a must try for me.

    I hope Jennie find peace

  20. postedAug 23, 2011 7:04 PM

    That’s my kinda snacking food there. That looks delicious.

    Obfiously your family agrees with me too.

  21. postedAug 24, 2011 12:47 PM

    This is an absolutely beautiful post. Love the pics with the family.

  22. postedAug 25, 2011 4:02 PM

    I love that you used the nutter butter cookies… Such a great idea and for such a wonderful reason. Next time I am nixing the chocolate wafers and using the nutter butters… No dish ever has too much peanut butter.

  23. postedAug 31, 2011 7:33 PM

    This looks INCREDIBLE!!

  24. postedSep 21, 2011 4:37 PM

    Delicious creamy pie!!

  25. postedNov 8, 2011 12:25 AM

    Nice recipe. And I don’t own an oven so this is perfect. We don’t have Nutter Butter where I’m from, what’s a good substitute? (are oreo cookies fine?) :)

    • November 8th, 2011 @ 10:26 AM

      Any peanut butter filled sandwich cookie, or you could use an Oreo-type cookie too!

  26. postedFeb 11, 2012 4:43 AM
    Lashavous Ashmon


  27. postedFeb 15, 2012 2:40 PM

    Love using Nutter Butters instead of Oreos! The pie’s fabulous!!!

  28. postedFeb 15, 2012 4:02 PM

    My daughter Debbie surprised me with one of these pies for Valentines Day. It reminded me of her, very sweet. Ha!

  29. postedFeb 26, 2012 4:43 PM

    I love pb pie! Looks delicious!

  30. postedMar 5, 2012 4:56 PM

    Wow. This is a great recipe. I’ve seen nutter butters a million times and never thought about making a pie crust out of them. Now I’ll never be able to forget it. Thanks!

  31. postedMar 10, 2012 2:04 PM

    I love Nutter Butters but a pie? This I”m going to have to try. I love the photos btw.

  32. postedMar 14, 2012 10:15 PM

    This looks soooooo delicious! And I love your photos, so cute :)

  33. postedMar 18, 2012 12:30 PM

    Made this with low fat peanut butter, reduced fat cream cheese, nutter butter bites, and low fat cool whip. Still delicious and with less calories.

    • March 18th, 2012 @ 9:10 PM

      good to know! Thank you!

  34. postedMar 26, 2012 8:58 PM

    I total make this pie, but have never added the chocolate. So, thanks for helping me take it to the next level!

  35. postedMar 31, 2012 1:21 PM

    Huge hit with the ladies at church! :) Thank you for an awesome recipe….. Absolutely delicious!!!

  36. postedApr 11, 2012 12:32 PM

    That looks delicious! I’ll have to try this sometime (soon…), great pictures too!

  37. postedApr 12, 2012 8:15 PM

    I love this recipe. Hopefully I’ll have a kitchen soon to cook it in!

  38. postedApr 24, 2012 10:26 PM

    Lori, I made this pie just now (am currently nomming on some) and it’s absolutely fab! I made my own cool whip though and the natural pb I had happened to cream in very well (it’s the one from Costco). It’s good but very very rich, I might try it nixing the cream cheese next time. Thanks for the great recipe and great pictures!

  39. postedJun 16, 2012 2:13 PM

    I wish nutter butter was sold in Canada!
    This looks SO good!

  40. postedJul 16, 2012 9:35 AM

    I just made this pie this morning. It’s amazing!!!

  41. postedAug 2, 2012 9:57 AM

    Having lost my husband unexpectantly and at a very young age four years ago, I am touched by this. Even though time has passed since this was asked to do, I’m making THIS pie for Mikey!! Now that I think about it, it’s kinda ironic I came across this on Pinterest at this very minute. My 5 year old lil girl was just crying for her daddy who she misses very much though she has no memories of him herself (she was 9 months old when he passed). When she got done crying she said, I wanna make Peanut Butter Pie. She’s been asking for weeks to make one and though I don’t know why cause she has never had one, I guess she must REALLY want to make one cause she is still asking.. So we are off to Publix to buy Nutter Butters and home to make a Pie in memory of Mikey and in memory of her daddy James!! Thanks for sharing.. What a blessing!

    • August 2nd, 2012 @ 10:26 AM

      Oh dear! I’m happy you found me through Pinterest. It truly was a great way to remember Mikey, and I love that you’re going to do the same for James!

  42. postedSep 11, 2012 8:32 PM

    Has anybody tried using nutella instead? Or combining peanut butter and nutella? that’s all I could think about while reading the recipe

    • September 12th, 2012 @ 11:03 AM

      Haven’t tried it, but it sounds good to me!

  43. postedOct 1, 2012 8:27 PM

    Do you refrigerate or freeze the left overs?!?

    • October 3rd, 2012 @ 10:50 AM

      Refrigerate is fine.

  44. postedJan 5, 2013 11:18 AM

    Incredible…you just made my Pinterest hall of fame

  45. postedNov 27, 2013 6:25 AM

    so one cup = 8 oz.. you say to beat in 1 cup of cool whip, and then say to fold in the rest.. however if you really added a cup of it, then you’d use all of it.. i did about half and half when i made it and it turned out great.

    • November 27th, 2013 @ 6:41 AM

      One cup equals 8 liquid ounces. When measuring things besides liquid, 8-ounces does not apply. Glad it turned out good for you!

  46. postedJun 21, 2014 6:05 PM

    I just came across this recipe and it looks fantastic! I’ve been obsessed with peanut butter dessert lately.

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