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Vintage Peanut Butter Pie: My Great Grandmother's Easy Recipe

My great-grandmother's peanut butter pie recipe.

My great-grandmother's peanut butter pie recipe.

A Recipe Passed Down

The recipe for this deliciously rich peanut butter pie came from my great-grandmother, and it’s been handed down through the years. Though the recipe has changed a bit over time, it’s always remained a staple in my family. You can’t stop at just one piece—and who would want to with a pie this good?


  • 1 cup Peter Pan peanut butter (creamy or chunky, depending on your liking)
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub Cool Whip
  • 1 (8-ounce) package of Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 1 (8-inch / 6-ounce) Oreo pie crust
  • 1 (6.5-ounce) can Reddi-Wip Original (optional topping)
  • 1 (1.5-ounce) Hershey milk chocolate bar (optional garnish)
  • 1 (24-ounce) bottle of Hershey chocolate syrup (optional garnish)


  • 1 large bowl and spoon
  • Cheese grater (for optional chocolate bar garnish)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter and cream cheese. Stir until fully combined.
  2. Fold in the Cool Whip a quarter tub at a time (do not overmix).
  3. Pour the mixture into the pie crust and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours (or overnight).
  4. Optional garnishes: Add a healthy layer of Reddi-Wip and a few drizzles of chocolate syrup. Carefully shave the desired amount of chocolate bar over the pie for a sweet decoration.
Enjoy this favorite recipe!

Enjoy this favorite recipe!


After the pie has chilled in the refrigerator for at least four hours, it's ready to serve. Slice, eat, and enjoy!

© 2020 Laura Zellers