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.

    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.

    Yield: 10 to 12 servings

    Prep Time:25 min

    Ingredients:

    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

    Directions:

    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.

    Tips:

    *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: RecipeGirl.com (adapted from several similar recipes spotted on the internet)

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  • Jana M wrote:

    Where is the recipe on Pinterest for this? It was requested from my daughter in law

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Scroll to the bottom of this post for the recipe.

  • Oli wrote:

    Ok this looks amazing. I love trying to make recipes plant based and although a massive challenge, I am going to try and make an alternative to this!

  • Brittany wrote:

    Oh man, this sounds delicious!!

  • Nicole wrote:

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

  • Autumn wrote:

    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.

    • Lori Lange wrote:

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

  • Mom wrote:

    Incredible…you just made my Pinterest hall of fame

  • Krista wrote:

    Do you refrigerate or freeze the left overs?!?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Refrigerate is fine.

  • margo wrote:

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

    • Lori Lange wrote:

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

  • Lana wrote:

    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!

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      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!