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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Freezing Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: chocolate, chocolate dessert, chocolate peanut butter, chocolate pie, freezer pie, no-bake, no-bake pie, peanut butter
Servings: 16

Equipment

  • Stove
  • Saucepan
  • Freezer

Ingredients

  • 1 packet [not instant] chocolate pudding 5 ounce
  • 3 cups milk whole makes for creamiest/thickest
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate 1 baking bar, melted (or more, if preferred)
  • 8 ounces whipped topping thawed
  • ½ cup peanut butter or nut butter of choice
  • ¼ cup Manitoba Milling Co. Smooth Whole Milled Flaxseed
  • 2 pre-made graham cracker or chocolate crusts
  • *optional garnish: PB cups, PB chips, peanuts

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, mix together pudding mix and milk. Stir continuously and bring mixture to a boil, when mixture should thicken. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature (you can continue stirring to speed up this process).
  • While pudding cools, melt the chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl or in a small pot.
  • Once the pudding has cooled, in a large bowl, gently fold together the whipped topping, pudding, and chocolate, until combined. (Now would be a good time to test the mixture -- you may prefer to add more chocolate for a more intense chocolate flavor).
  • Divide the mixture between two prepared pie crusts.
  • In a small bowl, combine peanut butter and flaxseed until smooth. Drizzle over the top of the pies. Swirl with a knife to create a design, if desired.
  • Top with additional chocolate chunks or chopped peanut butter cups, if desired.
  • Cover pies with a lid that does not touch the pies’ surface. Chill pies in freezer for 4-6 hours before serving.

Notes

  • Natural peanut butter seems to work best to easily drizzle over the pies, but most types of nut butters should work!
  • If your nut butter mixture doesn’t drizzle easily, you can heat the mixture in the microwave for 15-30 seconds to loosen the consistency.
  • If you prepare the pies the day before serving, you can remove them from the freezer about 30 minutes before serving to make cutting into them easier.
  • For extra chocolate and peanut butter flavor, line the bottom of the pie crusts with unwrapped peanut butter cups!