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Retro Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Retro Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Introduce your family to a cool, classic dessert that was all the rage in the 1970s. It whips up in minutes, needs no baking, and will be history in no time.


  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups (one 8-ounce tub) nondairy whipped topping or whipped cream
  • 1 (6-ounce) purchased or prepared graham cracker piecrust
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanut butter cups (about 2 large)
  • Chocolate syrup, for garnish (optional)


  1. With an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and the brown sugar in a large bowl for several minutes, until smooth.
  2. Blend in the peanut butter, milk, and vanilla extract. With a spatula, stir in half of the whipped topping, then gently fold in the remaining topping.
  3. Pour the mixture into the piecrust, then sprinkle the peanut butter cup pieces around the edge of the pie. (Tip: Freeze the candy before chopping.) Cover and chill until firm, at least 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Drizzle chocolate syrup over the pie before slicing, if you like. Serves 6 to 8.