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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Dip

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with this super creamy, no bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Dip. It tastes exactly like classic peanut butter pie but without the crust. This easy and delicious dessert perfect for parties, game day, or as an after school treat.

Made with a smooth, velvety peanut butter layer topped with a rich chocolate ganache, whipped cream, peanut butter cups and chips. This dip tastes great with pretzels, chocolate graham crackers, and sliced apples.

If you love the sounds of this Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Dip, try my reader favorite Pecan Pie Dip or Caramel Apple Pie Dip recipes.

Dish filled with Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Dip and topped with lots of peanut butter chips and peanut butter cups.

There is nothing, and I mean nothing, better than the chocolate peanut butter combination. You get this nutty and salty taste from the peanut butter while chocolate is sweet, rich, and cocoa-ey. The two flavors balance each other beautifully and are so nostalgic.

As a kid my grandma made the best peanut butter pie with a chocolate crust. It was fluffy, loaded with peanut butter, and topped with all types of goodies. Because we love pie dips here, I had to make her recipe into a delicious and easy dip.

You’ll love…

  • how quick this dip comes together, 20 minutes maximum
  • it tastes like old fashioned peanut butter pie, but without the crust and a healthy addition of chocolate
  • there are endless dipping possibilities
  • EVERYONE, and I mean everyone, will be asking you to make this recipe again

Let’s Make This Dip Together (CLICK TO WATCH)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Dip Ingredients

This recipe has simple, no fuss ingredients. But keep reading for important notes you need to know and potential substitutions.

  • Cream Cheese: It should be full fat (not reduced fat) and brought to room temperature. If your cream cheese is even slightly cold, it will not whip together properly and you will have lumps in your dip.
  • Peanut Butter: Use any kind of smooth, conventional peanut butter like JIF or Peter Pan. If you use natural peanut butter make sure it is stirred well. I also want to note your dip will not be as sweet with natural peanut butter.
  • Powdered Sugar: Also known as confectioner’s sugar. This adds sweetness and stability to the dip.
  • Whipped Cream: To make things easier use prepared, tub whipped cream. Or feel free to make your own using heavy whipping cream and a little bit of powdered sugar.
  • Vanilla Extract: Always use pure or homemade extract.
  • Chocolate Chips: I use milk chocolate chips for this recipe (it makes the dip taste like a peanut butter cup). Feel free to use semi-sweet or dark chocolate.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream: This is essential for the perfect, soft set, chocolate ganache layer. Without it the chocolate will harden into a shell. You can substitute half and half or full fat milk in a pinch.
  • Optional Toppings: I like topping my dip with peanut butter chips and mini peanut butter cups. You could also use milk chocolate chips, roasted peanuts, sprinkles, or whatever.

Equipment Needed

  • Mixer: I recommend a hand mixer with the beater attachments. Using a hand mixer will ensure your dip layers are smooth, creamy, and well incorporated. You could do this by hand but it’ll take longer and more arm strength!
  • Serving Dish: I recommend using a large, shallow dish like a pie plate. This is so you get even amounts of all the layers when you scoop into it.
Ingredients needed. Cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, whipped cream, milk chocolate chips, heavy whipping cream, peanut butter chips and peanut butter cups.

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Dip

Here’s a quick summary of the steps, the recipe card below will have all the details.

1. MAKE THE PEANUT BUTTER LAYER. Whip together the softened cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream, spread out the peanut butter layer into a shallow serving dish, and refrigerate.

2. WHISK THE CHOCOLATE GANACHE. Heat heavy whipping cream, pour it over the chocolate chips, allow to melt before stirring until smooth. Pour the ganache over the cold peanut butter layer and spread out.

3. TOP WITH TOPPINGS. Sprinkle on peanut butter chips and peanut butter cups.

4. SERVE with your favorite dippers, ideas in the next section.

The Best Dippers for Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Dip

Choosing really good dippers is essential! I always recommend having at least 3 to choose from that are different textures and flavors- 1 cookie/cracker, 1 crunchy option, and 1 fruit.

My favorites with this dip are chocolate graham crackers, pretzels, and apples. But here are more options:

  • graham crackers – cinnamon, honey, or chocolate
  • pretzels
  • fruits – sliced apples, grapes, pears, etc.
  • pie crust cookies
  • cookies – peanut butter sandwich cookies, shortbread, cream sandwich cookies, chocolate chip cookies
  • animal crackers
  • vanilla wafers
Chocolate graham cracker loaded with peanut butter dip, peanut butter cups, and peanut butter chips.

Make Ahead and Storing Information

Making Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Dip before a party or get together is so easy, and the extra refrigeration time allows the flavor to build. It should be made no more than 3 days before you plan on serving it. Be sure to store it in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap, and in an airtight container. Doing it this way makes the dip last longer and keeps the layers from drying out from the refrigerator air.

Any leftover dip should be transferred to an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 4 days. I do not recommend freezing it because as the dip thaws there’s a clumpy texture and odd flavor.

Pie plate filled with Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Dip and tons of dippers on the side for dipping.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Can I use natural peanut butter in this recipe?

Yes! Natural peanut butter can be used in this recipe. Keep in mind the dip will be less sweet and may need a little more powdered sugar added (if you want). You will also want to make sure the natural peanut butter is stirred very well before using.

I don’t have heavy whipping cream. What else can I use?

In a pinch you can use half and half or full fat milk. I do not recommend milk alternatives or skim milk because the lack of fat content. Fat makes the chocolate ganache creamy and soft, rather than a hard shell.

How much Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Dip do I need to make for a party?

This recipe will feed 8 to 10 people, 1/4 cup serving each. Doubling it feeds 16 to 18 people and tripling will feed about 30 people. This dip is super addicting and you will definitely want to make more than you think you need to.

Close up of the creamy and fluffy dip topped with peanut butter cups and peanut butter chips.

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Dish filled with Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Dip and topped with lots of peanut butter chips and peanut butter cups. Chocolate graham crackers and pretzels on the side for dipping.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Dip

Elizabeth Swoish
Indulge in this no bake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Dip. With smooth peanut butter, chocolate ganache, and peanut butter cups, it's the perfect sweet treat for dipping.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 10 (1/4 cup servings)
Calories 263 kcal

EQUIPMENT

INGREDIENTS
 
 

  • 8 ounces cream cheese - softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 4 ounces whipped cream - homemade or store-bought
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract - pure
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 ½ tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • peanut butter baking chips - optional topping
  • mini peanut butter cups - optional topping

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • To a medium sized bowl, add softened cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Whip with hand mixer on medium speed until well combined and fluffy in texture.
  • Add the whipped cream and continue to whip with hand mixer on low speed until incorporated.
  • Into a serving dish, spread out the peanut butter mixture and refrigerate.
  • Place semi-sweet chocolate chips into a small bowl or measuring cup and set aside.
  • Heat heavy whipping cream in a small saucepan on the stove top until just steaming.
    NOTE: The microwave can be used as well. Just be sure the cream does not come to a boil and bubble.
  • Pour the steaming cream over the semi-sweet chocolate chips. Allow it to rest 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk the chocolate chips and cream together until smooth.
  • Remove peanut butter mixture from the refrigerator and immediately pour the chocolate ganache over top and spread into an even layer.
  • Top with peanut butter chips and mini peanut butter cups. Serve with dippers (suggestions below).

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NOTES

Storing Information:

  • Refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Please note this dip is the creamiest the closer it gets to room temperature.
  • I do not recommend freezing this Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Dip.

What To Serve With Peanut Butter Pie Dip:

  • graham crackers – cinnamon, honey, or chocolate
  • pretzels
  • fruits – sliced apples, grapes, pears, etc.
  • cookies – peanut butter sandwich cookies, shortbread, cream sandwich cookies, chocolate chip cookies
  • animal crackers
  • vanilla wafers
  • pie crust cookies

Serving For A Party:

  • This recipe makes 2 cups of dip which will feed 8 to 10 people (1/4 cup serving). Doubling it will feed 16 to 20 people and tripling it 24 to 28.
  • I recommend spreading this dip in a large, shallow dish for parties.

Metric conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.

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By Elizabeth Swoish on January 10th, 2024
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