Review of Jell-O No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Dessert Mix

Updated on December 8, 2019
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Jell-O No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Dessert Mix makes a delicious and quick treat!
Jell-O No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Dessert Mix makes a delicious and quick treat! | Source

Quick, Easy, and Mouthwateringly Good!

Do you need an easy and delicious dessert for company? Try using Jell-O No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Dessert Mix to make a fantastic pie your guests will think you made from scratch.

Rich, creamy peanut butter filling provides an excellent contrast to the crunchy chocolate crumb crust and dark chocolate topping swirls. This dessert is definitely grown-up enough for the adults, but it's fun for the kids, too. Perfect for my family of five.

Great Dessert for a Time Crunch

I'm always looking for quick desserts that I can have on hand in my cupboard, so I picked this mix up to try. It is cheaper than my homemade version, much faster to make, and tastes just as good.

This mix is going to be a permanent addition to my cupboard for fixing something in a time crunch. Following the directions on the box, you can make this mix as a pan cookie dessert or as individual servings in cupcake cups (mini or regular sized)—but I wanted a fancier dessert, so I made it into a pie. Enjoy a piece of this pie the next time you have chocolate and peanut butter cravings!

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 8 servings

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Dessert

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Ingredients

  • 1 package Jell-O No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Dessert Mix
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons margarine or butter, (box says 4 tablespoons, but that was too much)

Instructions

  1. Heat up 1 cup of water in the microwave for 2 minutes. Take the water out and put the topping pouch in it and leave it a few minutes until it gets soft.
  2. Melt margarine or butter in the microwave for 20 seconds. Pour the crust mix in a pie pan and add melted butter. Mix together with a fork and then press into the pan using the back of the fork. Press crumb mixture into the sides first, then do the bottom. (I used 4 tablespoons the first time and it was too soggy, so I added some extra graham cracker crumbs I had on hand. I think 3 tablespoons works better.)
  3. Put peanut butter mix in a bowl and add milk. Mix with a mixer for 3 minutes. Pour on top of crust and smooth out.
  4. Remove the topping pouch from the warm water. Instead of mixing it together, as it says in the instructions, open up the top and let the clear liquid pour out. That will make the rest of the chocolate less liquid-like and make it easier to pour out in a swirl pattern (just press on it and go back and forth) over the top.
  5. Refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve. The box says to refrigerate for 1 hour, but my family wouldn't wait that long! You can also freeze this for a frozen chocolate peanut butter pie.

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Peanut butter pie slices easily and looks elegant on a plate!Peanut butter chocolate pie close up.Peanut butter chocolate pie: My family grabbed slices before I could get a picture of the whole pie!Ingredients: Jell-O No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Dessert Mix, milk, and butter or margarine.Jello No Bake Peanut Butter BarsJello No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate cups
Peanut butter pie slices easily and looks elegant on a plate!
Peanut butter pie slices easily and looks elegant on a plate! | Source
Peanut butter chocolate pie close up.
Peanut butter chocolate pie close up. | Source
Peanut butter chocolate pie: My family grabbed slices before I could get a picture of the whole pie!
Peanut butter chocolate pie: My family grabbed slices before I could get a picture of the whole pie! | Source
Ingredients: Jell-O No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Dessert Mix, milk, and butter or margarine.
Ingredients: Jell-O No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Dessert Mix, milk, and butter or margarine. | Source
Jello No Bake Peanut Butter Bars
Jello No Bake Peanut Butter Bars | Source
Jello No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate cups
Jello No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate cups | Source

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/8 pie
Calories 360
Calories from Fat135
% Daily Value *
Fat 15 g23%
Saturated fat 7 g35%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 39 g13%
Sugar 27 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 4 g8%
Sodium 330 mg14%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Peanut Butter Pie Variations

Here are some other ideas for making your peanut butter pie even more delicious:

  • Add some crushed peanuts to the top of the pie, or add them into the mix.
  • Crush up six Oreo cookies and add them to the peanut butter filling. Decorate the top with large or mini Oreo cookies.
  • Use Reese's Peanut Butter cups to decorate the top of the pie. Or to make it especially rich, chop up about 3-4 large peanut butter cups and fold into the peanut butter filling before putting it in the pie pan.
  • After putting the filling in the pan, top it with 1-2 cups of Cool Whip topping. Then add the chocolate sauce.
  • Put a scattering of mini chocolate chips on top, or use chocolate or caramel Kisses.
  • Add caramel sauce along with the chocolate sauce on the top of the pie.

Chocolate or Peanut Butter or Both?

Which do you like better?

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      • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

        Virginia Kearney 

        6 years ago from United States

        Peanut butter cup is another way of saying Reeces Peanut butter candy cups--sweetened peanut butter cream on the inside and chocolate on the outside. Yum.

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        Rayne123 

        6 years ago

        wow I must try this I so love peanut butter, however what is a peanut butter cup.

        Great hub

        Thank you

        Laurie

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        Tonette Fornillos 

        7 years ago from The City of Generals

        Wow, no-bake dessert! I've been looking for more recipes like this where for me would be easy to prepare, that kids would love very much. Thanks for the idea Virginia.

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        Natasha 

        7 years ago from Hawaii

        Peanut butter pie!!! Amazing. I haven't even thought of it in way too long, but now I really want some! I'll have to pin this when I get to the computer.

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        Mary 

        7 years ago from Cronulla NSW

        OK Virginia, I fail to see how this decadent desert helps anyone!! or anyone's waistline s more to the point :) But let me just say thank you again for another welcome hub..VUUAB & shared..cheers

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        Barbara Sloan 

        7 years ago from Miami, Florida

        My kids love these mixes and they're easy to make. Thanks.

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        Crystal Tatum 

        7 years ago from Georgia

        Looks amazing and easy enough for even me to try! Voted up and sharing - a great Easter dish!

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