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No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

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I need to tell you something… and it’s pretty shocking.

You might want to sit down for this.

Peanut Butter Pie- no bake and secretly healthy! http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/09/09/no-bake-peanut-butter-pie/

There’s more to life than chocolate.

I didn’t believe it either, until I tried this rich and creamy no-bake peanut butter pie. It’ll only take one bite to convince you: There is life outside Planet Chocolate.

For my birthday every year, I usually have my favorite: Flourless Chocolate Fudge Pie.

However, this no-bake peanut butter pie was so good it forced me to make an exception. Technically, chocolate did still make an appearance at the party—in the crust and topping.

No-Bake / No-Sugar / Gluten-Free / Tastes like you are eating the filling of a Reeses peanut butter cup! Full recipe: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/09/09/no-bake-peanut-butter-pie/

Just because life exists outside of chocolate doesn’t mean we should pack our bags and move away forever. Please, let’s not go too crazy now.

NO-BAKE PEANUT BUTTER PIE Creamy, dreamy, secretly good for you... from @choccoveredkt... recipe has over 15,000 repins! http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/09/09/no-bake-peanut-butter-pie/

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

With my Healthy Chocolate Pie Crust

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter or allergy-friendly alternative (230g) 
  • 3 medium bananas (300g) (Here is a Banana Free Version)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt, plus pinch more if using unsalted pb
  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil, melted (Can sub with 1/4 cup extra pb; the texture will just change) (50g)
  • stevia extract to taste, or 3-4 tbsp powdered sugar, or pure maple syrup
Total Time: 10m
Yield: 1 pie

Instructions

Blend everything together very, very well. (I used a Vita-mix for this.) Pour into a prepared pie crust or springform pan–this pie can easily be crustless!–and freeze until firm. (If not using the coconut oil, just chill in the fridge instead.) Pie should be kept cold; I keep it in the freezer. Just thaw before eating, and the mousse-like texture will come right back! If you want a deeper-dish pie, use: 1 1/2 c peanut butter, 4 1/2 bananas, 1 tbsp vanilla, a little over 1/8 tsp salt, 1/4c plus 2 tbsp coconut oil, and stevia to taste or 5 tbsp powdered sugar.

*View Peanut Butter Pie Nutrition Facts*

I got to eat the no-bake peanut butter pie with two of my favorite people– my mom and my roommate, Emily. (The blue apron was a present from Emily. Thank you!!)

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Really, I didn’t miss the chocolate one bit. So you know it must have been good!

Is there a special dessert that you always eat on your birthday?

In my family, we have this cake called Maple Chiffon Cake, and pretty much all of my relatives have that cake on their birthdays– uncles, aunts, mom, dad, sister… just not me. Even as a little kid, I wasn’t interested if it wasn’t chocolate! And I prefer pie to cake, so I’ve had a lot of chocolate pie birthdays. It never gets old.

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. I always have some kind of cake on my birthday. This recipe is fabulous!

    As soon as I am able to eat nut butter again, I am making this cake!! What do you think would be the second best nut butter to use besides peanut butter (I know pb is not really “nut”… but still)? I’m allergic to pb and want to make this pie as best as possible.

    Thanks 🙂

    1. I’ve subbed sunflower seed butter in lots of her recipes, always successfully! The brand that I buy is already sweetened, though you’d probably want to adjust the stevia.

      1. Jamie says:

        i sub with almond butter a lot!

        1. Thanks, let me know if you try it and it works out!

      2. Thanks for the suggestion!

        1. kendra says:

          I love almond butter too!

    2. daviscajoan says:

      When I saw this recipe this morning it looked so good. I didn’t have any peanut butter on hand so I used Blue Diamond Almond Butter (made of almonds and sea salt only). I also, used the pie crust recipe for a few days ago, that is only graham crackers and milk. I just tried it and it is amazing, so tasty!!

    3. Nikki Kratzer says:

      soybutter is my go to sub –it is affordable and readily available at walmart

    4. Anonymous says:

      Use sunbutter.

  2. Liz says:

    That first picture of the pie is the most gorgeous and delicious thing I’ve EVER seen, on a blog or in real life.

    And girl, you have Kate Middleton hair! It’s beautiful :).

    1. Jamie says:

      The post where she said she uses Desert Essence Coconut shampoo and conditioner changed my life. It is the best stuff ever.

      1. Keri says:

        Me too! Love that stuff!!

      2. Anonymous says:

        My most favorite hair product ever

  3. Rachel says:

    Wow.. that first picture looks delicious! And I agree … your hair looks great! 😀

  4. Val says:

    Happy belated birthday, Katie!

    I’m going to try subbing tofu for the bananas. I’ll let you know how it comes out!

    1. Dana says:

      Hi Val. Were you able to make the pie using tofu instead of bananas? I’ve been wanting to try it, but I wanted to wait and see if someone else did first and if they had any luck with it.

      1. Julie says:

        Me too…allergic to bananas, unfortunately.

    2. Tina says:

      How did using tofu turn out? What kind of tofu and how much did you use? I would like to try upping the protein content a bit and lowering the carbs so tofu is a great idea.

      1. Tammy says:

        in case you are still curious in 2015… Tofu works really well! It mixes well with bananas, which unfortunately doesn’t help you. Also great with citrus — have tried with limes and kumquats (kumquats are awesome). I just use standard firm (organic) tofu, pressed to remove extra water (just put a weighted pan on top of it and draining plate below). The tofu blends with most anything and takes on that flavour. It also has a good bit of structure, so no need for coconut fat, etc. Also great for pudding/mousse, super with prunes and chocolate… yum. Have fun experimenting!!

  5. Love, love all things peanut butter – and it looks like you still managed some chocolate drizzle on there for garnish 🙂 Although I have to say I’m intrigued by all things maple too. Is that recipe a family secret or one you’d share?? 😀

    1. I don’t actually have the recipe. (It’s probably in one of my mom’s recipe files at her house.) But just writing about it made me think that maybe I should try to veganize it and come up with my own recipe… or at least for the frosting, which I think is everyone’s favorite part of the cake anyway ;).

      1. Michelle says:

        What cake? What frosting? This comment is on the No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie recipe, which is divine, by the way! I tried it today, and it is so rich and delicious! Yum!

        1. Michelle says:

          Sorry, I see the reference to the maple chiffon cake now. I was hoping to be able to edit my first comment, but no. I also wanted to add that not only is the peanut butter pie rich and delicious, but it’s so quick and easy, and I had all of ingredients on hand.

  6. Alanna says:

    OMG, this sounds amazing… so good, in fact, that I’m not the least bit disappointed it wasn’t caramel. 😉 Hope you had a fantastic birthday!

  7. Sarah the official CCK drooler @RomneyRyan2012 says:

    At my house (currently) everyone wants a pink strawberry cake… except for my dad- cuz ya know that’d be just AWKWARD. But this looks REALLY good- and good timing since my pb&choco crazy sister’s bday is next week. She’s gluten free now so I was worried on what to make her since it was always a pb and chocolate layer cake for her. You kinda read minds, I guess.
    But the doctor said she couldn’t have chocolate any more. And she cried.
    And then she said “what the heck? I’m gonna have my chocolate if it’s the last damn thing I do.”
    You know I love my sister.
    In other news, it looks like your “diet” is working and you’re gaining weight! So happy for you Katie! And happy belated twenty something birthday!

  8. Rena says:

    Does it have a banana taste?

    1. Hmmm… I don’t think so, but I don’t mind the taste of bananas so maybe I wouldn’t notice if it did have a slight banana flavor.

      1. HilJo says:

        It is really yummy, but to me it definitely has a banana flavor. Not the dominant by any means, but if it is a flavor you are sensitive to you would probably pick up on it!

        1. Andria says:

          We didn’t care for this because the banana flavor was overwhelming and I thought it would taste more like peanut butter. I like banana’s but the flavor of the banana’s ruined this for us and no one in my family of five liked it. Sorry.

          1. MarieRoxanne says:

            Maybe use less bananas and more nut butter?1

          2. Amy says:

            Oh, and because I used coconut butter I did not use any coconut oil.

    2. Roberta says:

      I would say yes…you can taste the banana…and the coconut seriously. Don’t think it’s going to taste like grocery store PB pie….BUT…we don’t make Katie’s recipes because we like the triple-the-fat-and-calories-grocery-story-PB pie! 🙂

  9. Looking DELICIOUS!!!! …….Glad you got to share this with two of your favorite people! Isn’t it wonderful to live with a good friend- a good roommate is such a blessing!

  10. “There’s more to life than chocolate”

    I don’t believe your lies.

  11. When I first the say the picture on this page my eyes got really wide and I was thinking, “Oh. My. Gosh. I know what lunch is!” 😉 Seriously, this looks amazing!

    I went through a Pilllsbury Funfetti cake phase, and then a cookie cake phase, and know I’m thinking about pie constantly. My birthday’s in about a month so this looks just perfect!

  12. Honeybird says:

    Lol, I was so curious about your birthday cake!
    I’m thinking of a new one every year for my birthday (Today is my birthday!!).
    My sister always wants the store-bought cherry pie.
    And I wish you a Happy belated Birthday !!

  13. Suzie says:

    Yum, that looks so decadent, too bad I have allergies to nuts :/ but maybe I can sub in for something else… I’ve got some ideas 🙂 thanks for recipe!

    1. melissa says:

      I made a frozen pie just this week by simply blending up bananas with peaches, and then adding a second layer of blended up blueberries. I think you could blend most any fruit with the bananas, and have fun with layers for even more effect, and not go wrong.

  14. Kendra says:

    Wow, that pie looks stunningly delicious!!! I will definitely have to put it on my “to-bake” list:) Though I suppose it isn’t really “baked” at all…Oh well, it still looks fantastic! On another related note, I recently made your raw peanut butter/chocolate/coconut butter fudge, and it was SO DELICIOUS!! Sorry for the excess capital letters, but it truly was amazing:P I finally got some coconut butter from an Artisana review package, and your fudge was the first thing I wanted to make with it. I used almond butter instead of peanut butter, but it was still great. I bet it would taste somewhat similar to this delicious looking pie–though without chocolate, of course:)

  15. Kim says:

    Funny that you mention maple chiffon cake, that was ALWAYS what my dad wanted for his birthday, maple chiffon cake with brown sugar icing! I just always like chocolate cake, or ice cream cake, or I think I may have to try the chocolate pie thing next year because I LOVE chocolate pie as well!!

  16. Julie says:

    I wasn’t interested in cakes as I usually was more attracted to my presents on my birthday ! Is that weird ?? Anyway, now I understand why I wasn’t interested in it as I couldn’t eat it because of my diabete… However, I changed my mind when I started eating and cooking vegan a few years after. I realized then I could enjoy sugar-free vegan desserts without feeling deprived ! My favorite desserts are raw cheesecakes made with chocolate, coconut and peanut butter !!!
    I really love your dessert. I’m pretty sure you appreciated every single bite ! Hope your mom and your friend liked it too !!!

  17. Aja says:

    I want to make this pie for my birthday!

  18. So fun! Gotta love an easy pie like this!

  19. Ed says:

    Could you do it without bananas? Would you have to replace it with anything?

    1. See the nutritional info link ;).

  20. Rachel Ngom says:

    this looks SO GOOD!!! i LOVE peanut butter…easily my favorite food. thanks for the recipe, i love your blog!!!