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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Bars
Prep Time
35 mins
Chill Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 35 mins
These no bake chocolate peanut butter pie bars are layers of graham cracker crumbs, homemade chocolate ganache, peanut butter cream filling, and homemade whipped cream on top. Chocolate and peanut butter lovers, this one’s for you!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Bars
Servings: 9 or 12 Pie Bars
Author: Michelle
Graham Cracker Crust
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 8 Tbsp melted butter
Chocolate Ganache
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
Peanut Butter Cream Filling
  • 2 3.4oz boxes of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk (skim, 2% or whole is fine)
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter, I used all natural
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
Whipped Cream
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • chocolate shavings
  • peanuts
  1. Line a 9x9 baking pan with nonstick foil (this is optional, but highly suggested. Once the pie has chilled, you can lift the foil straight out of the pan and slice into the bars easily). Set aside.
Graham Cracker Crust
  1. Mix melted butter and graham cracker crumbs together. Press crumbs into the bottom of the pan in an even layer.
Chocolate Ganache
  1. Heat heavy cream until just under a boil (about simmer). You can do this in the microwave or on the stove. Place chocolate in a bowl and pour hot cream over the chocolate. Allow to stand at least 5 minutes before whisking until smooth. Pour ganache into the bottom of the crust, spreading until smooth.
Whipped Cream
  1. With a standing mixer or hand mixer whip heavy cream until it begins to thicken. Add in powdered sugar and vanilla extract and whip until medium to stiff peaks have formed. Set aside.
Peanut Butter Cream Filling
  1. Whisk instant vanilla pudding and milk together until it has thickened (it will be a very thick mixture). Add in peanut butter and vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
  2. Fold in half of the whipped cream mixture into the peanut butter filling. Fold until the whipped cream is incorporated entirely.
  3. Spread the peanut butter filling over the ganache, spreading in an even layer.
  4. Spread the remaining whipped cream over the top of the pie.
  5. Top with chocolate shavings or chopped peanuts, if desired.
  6. Chill at least 3-4 hours, or overnight (and keep chilled in the fridge until ready to serve).
  7. Lift the foil (and pie) out of the pan, and slice it into squares (12 smaller squares or 9 large squares).
  8. Enjoy!
  9. Refrigerate leftovers.