Easy Homemade Hot Fudge Peanut Butter Pie

Indulge your senses in the “Decadent Delight” of our Hot Fudge Peanut Butter Pie, a luxurious dessert that masterfully combines the rich, creamy texture of peanut butter with the sumptuous sweetness of hot fudge. Nestled in a buttery, crumbly crust and topped with a layer of smooth, velvety chocolate, this pie is an irresistible treat for anyone with a love for the classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate. Perfect for special occasions, celebrations, or simply as a lavish treat to enjoy any day, this pie promises to deliver a taste of heaven in every bite.


Why You’ll Love “Decadent Delight” Hot Fudge Peanut Butter Pie:

  • Rich and Creamy: A luscious peanut butter filling paired with indulgent hot fudge offers a deeply satisfying dessert experience.
  • Easy No-Bake Option: Ideal for preparing a show-stopping dessert without the need for an oven.
  • Versatile: Customize the pie with various toppings like whipped cream, crushed peanuts, or chocolate shavings for added texture and flavor.
  • Crowd-Pleaser: Guaranteed to impress at any gathering with its elegant appearance and exquisite taste.

Ingredients Notes For “Decadent Delight” Hot Fudge Peanut Butter Pie:

  • Crust: A premade or homemade graham cracker crust offers a sweet and crunchy foundation.
  • Peanut Butter Filling: Creamy peanut butter mixed with cream cheese and powdered sugar creates a rich and smooth filling.
  • Hot Fudge Sauce: Choose a high-quality hot fudge sauce for layering over the peanut butter filling and achieving that luxurious chocolatey layer.
  • Toppings: Whipped cream, chopped peanuts, and chocolate curls add the perfect finishing touches.

Recipe Steps:

  1. Prepare the Crust: If making from scratch, combine crushed graham crackers with melted butter and press into the bottom and up the sides of a pie dish. Chill until set.
  2. Mix the Filling: Beat together creamy peanut butter, softened cream cheese, and powdered sugar until smooth. Gently fold in whipped topping or whipped cream to lighten the mixture. Spread this filling into the chilled crust.
  3. Add Hot Fudge Layer: Gently warm the hot fudge sauce to make it pourable, then spread a generous layer over the peanut butter filling. Chill the pie until the hot fudge layer is set.
  4. Final Touches: Before serving, garnish the pie with additional whipped cream, chopped peanuts, and chocolate curls or shavings.
  5. Serve Chilled: Keep the pie refrigerated until ready to serve, ensuring the layers remain distinct and the flavors meld beautifully.

Storage Options:

  • Refrigerate: This pie should be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 4 days.
  • Freeze for Longer Storage: For a firmer texture or longer storage, freeze the pie and thaw slightly in the refrigerator before serving.



Easy Homemade Hot Fudge Peanut Butter Pie

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For the Crust:

  • Chocolate cookie crumbs: 1 and 1/2 cups from about 15-18 crushed Oreos or similar cookies
  • Butter melted: 6 tablespoons

For the Peanut Butter Filling:

  • Cream cheese softened: 8 ounces (1 package)
  • Peanut butter: 1 cup creamy or crunchy, depending on preference
  • Powdered sugar: 1 cup
  • Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
  • Heavy cream: 1 cup whipped to stiff peaks

For the Hot Fudge Topping:

  • Hot fudge sauce: 1 cup store-bought or homemade, warmed

Optional for Garnish:

  • Whipped cream: For serving
  • Peanut butter cups: Chopped for decoration
  • Peanuts: Chopped for a crunchy texture


Prepare the Crust:

  • In a medium bowl, combine the chocolate cookie crumbs and melted butter. Mix until the crumbs are evenly moistened.
  • Press the mixture firmly into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to set.

Make the Peanut Butter Filling:

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  • Gently fold in the whipped cream until well combined. Be careful not to deflate the whipped cream.
  • Pour the peanut butter filling into the chilled crust, smoothing the top with a spatula. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until firm.

Add the Hot Fudge Topping:

  • Once the pie is set, warm the hot fudge sauce slightly (it should be spreadable but not too hot). Spread the hot fudge sauce evenly over the top of the peanut butter filling. Refrigerate the pie again until the hot fudge layer is set, about 30 minutes.

Garnish and Serve:

  • Before serving, garnish the pie with additional whipped cream, chopped peanut butter cups, and peanuts, if desired.
  • Slice and serve the pie chilled. For cleaner slices, dip the knife in hot water and wipe it dry between cuts.

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