I’ve been holding out on you…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Pie I howsweeteats.com

But first, let this be a lesson in freshly whipped cream. Do not whip your cream and put it on your pie and then just sit around and do nothing for a few hours and expect said whipped cream to hold up.

It does not.

That is my PSA for the day.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Pie I howsweeteats.com

So this pie. HOLY COW. I don’t think I have made anything this decadent in a loooooong time. Plus, it’s peanut butter and chocolate. Otherwise known as the greatest combination in all the world. I’m not even exaggerating and you know it.

I shared a peek at this on instagram over two weeks ago. Yes. Two WEEKS. I don’t know why I’ve waited so long to tell you about it but I did. This thing of beauty can be refrigerated or frozen. I wish I could tell you that I successfully managed to stay away from it with a little spoon but… I didn’t.

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I definitely stood over the counter one day with spoon in hand, taking bites right from the dish and reading the issue of Women’s Health with Maria Menounos on the cover talking about her fab abs. I then, obviously, had to take a picture of that hot mess that was me and my spoon in a half-eaten trashy pie with a hot girl in print right next to it… and then spent three days determining if it was instagram worthy or if I was just being an a-hole. Guess what answer I went with? I have to say though… it’s a funny moment when you realize you’re standing over the sink with a pie-filled spoon in your mouth and staring at a shot of six pack abs at the same time. Isn’t it ironic? Don’t you think.

Here is my favorite thing about this pie: my husband loved it. You know, he is weird in that he doesn’t usually enjoy peanut butter and chocolate combos or even peanut butter in desserts. He loves it on it’s own or in copious amounts of PB and J’s but in the sweet stuff? Never. Doesn’t do it for him. So odd.




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So when HE liked it? I knew it was good. I mean, this is a dish that my dreams are made of. This is like last-meal food. It might be the answer to the big question. The one where you have to choose what exactly you would eat as your last meal. It might be. Maybe.

I also love it because I freak out over layers. We have a thick graham crust, a chocolate truffle layer, a whipped chocolate peanut butter layer and them some (very sad) whipped cream. And extra chocolate on top. Oh and the craziest thing is that there is no added sugar in this pie. I mean, yes, there is chocolate, but no extra sugar. Wait. Whoa whoa whoa. IS THIS A HEALTH FOOD?

Can’t help it. This is how my mind works.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Pie I howsweeteats.com


Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Pie

Yield: makes one 8 or 9-inch pie

Prep Time: overnight


1 1/3 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups cold heavy cream
chocolate shavings/curls for garnish

truffle layer
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
2/3 cups heavy cream

whipped chocolate peanut butter cream
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
6 ounces creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 cups cold heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


To make the crust, combine butter and graham crumbs in a bowl until moistened. Press into a 8 or 9-inch pie plate and stick in the fridge while you make the truffle layer.

To make the truffle layer, place chocolate in a large bowl. Heat cream in a small sauce pan over medium heat until it just begins to bubble. Pour cream over the chocolate and let sit for a minute, then stir continuously until a dark chocolate forms. Pour into the crust then stick in the freezer for 30 minutes to set.

For the whipped layer, melt the chocolate, peanut butter and 1/2 cup of cream together, either in the microwave or over a double boiler. Stir constantly until it becomes dark and chocolately and is completely combined. Let cool completely. Take the remaining cold whipped cream and add it to the bowl of your electric mixer with a whisk attachment. Beat until stiff peaks form, then slowly pour in the chocolate peanut butter mixture, using a spatula to scrape down the sides if needed. Spread whipped layer evenly over the truffle layer, then refrigerate over night.

Right before serving, whip the other 1 1/2 cups of cream (just like you did when you started for the truffle layer) and spread on top of the pie. Cover with chocolate. Serve immediately.

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Oh and P.S. this is still the only kind of pie I can make. The real stuff? Still failing.

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109 Responses to “Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Pie.”

  1. #
    Paloma @ Paloma Loves Baking — July 10, 2013 @ 7:00 am

    OMG! THIS PIE! I can’t even write about it. This looks AMAZING. I need one now!!


  2. #
    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat — July 10, 2013 @ 7:05 am

    OMG…this pie is totally fab! Chocolate and PB is the BEST combo!


  3. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 10, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    I love the layers – the graham crust and then the ganache and the whipped cream. LOL about your PSA for the day about whipped cream not holding up for a few hours. Sometimes mine doesnt even hold up 20 mins. And the fact that your hubs doesn’t even really like PB in desserts. He would have died in my house…for a year when I was writing the PB cookbook, I think my husband ate at least 2 pb desserts, every day. Or more :)


  4. #
    steph@stephsbitebybite — July 10, 2013 @ 7:28 am

    I think I’m in a trance…this pie has me mesmerized!!


  5. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 10, 2013 @ 7:31 am

    Melty whipped cream is A-OK with me. It’s happened to me a few times, and the flavour always ends up great still!! Lovely pie!


  6. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — July 10, 2013 @ 7:31 am

    Holy shmoly! Looks friggen delish! LOVE it!!


  7. #
    Chrysa — July 10, 2013 @ 7:35 am

    This looks amazing! And I’m still not doing great with other kinds of pies either.


  8. #
    Tom @ Waegook Tom — July 10, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    I’ve commissioned my brother to make this as my birthday cake. And by ‘commissioned’ I mean ‘ordered’. No money shall be exchanged. If I were to bake it myself, it’d just taste like broccoli and give people hairballs.

    This looks absolutely divine. I mean, it has the words ‘chocolate’, ‘peanut butter’, ‘trifle’ and ‘pie’ in it. I knew it’d be good when I clicked on the link.


  9. #
    Molly @ Baklette — July 10, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    Excuse me while I drool profusely. Loving the irony, I would totally do the same…not that I ever have or anything…


  10. #
    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — July 10, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    Whipping cream is my worse nightmare sometimes. thankfully I have always kept the gel trick for time when it is too hot for cream to stand up. I am in love with this pie! Too easy


  11. #
    JulieD — July 10, 2013 @ 7:50 am



  12. #
    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun — July 10, 2013 @ 7:51 am

    Oh My gosh…I cannot tell you how amazing this looks!!! I will have to make this for a special occasion sometime :-)


  13. #
    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — July 10, 2013 @ 7:55 am

    Oh my goodness. WOW! I adore graham crackers so I’d be all over that crust. And yes, I thought the same thing looking at the cover of Women’s Health this month. ;)


  14. #
    Quinn Cooper — July 10, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    Completely agree with you that peanut butter and chocolate is the best combo ever.
    This looks amazing.
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style


  15. #
    Carlene: Healthfully Ever After — July 10, 2013 @ 8:11 am

    Ugh-PB is my life blood. I’m making this dietitian dessert approved because of the PB and protein…riiiight?


  16. #
    Tieghan — July 10, 2013 @ 8:14 am

    Those layers! I want them all. The peanut butter, chocolate, graham cracker and whipped cream combo? Amazing! Need this pie in my life. Oh and this is probably the only type of pie I can make as well. Those ones with pretty crust pretty much just walk all over me every time. This pie though? I think I could do this pie!


  17. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — July 10, 2013 @ 8:15 am

    I’m just going to go with the whole no sugar added healthy thing… because OMG I’d eat the entire pie…


  18. #
    Megan S — July 10, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    That looks like a little taste of heaven : )
    Peanut butter and chocolate go so well together.
    I’m glad I found a new recipe that uses peanut butter since I’m addicted to the stuff.


  19. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — July 10, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    I need to get truffled.

    (it’s like raiiiiiiii-eee-aaaaaaaain)


  20. #
    Jenna — July 10, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    This sounds truly amazing!!


  21. #
    KaceyT — July 10, 2013 @ 9:11 am

    Seeing heavy cream three times in a recipe plus chocolate and peanut butter? This pie is getting made! You could post a peanut butter and chocolate recipe every day and I wouldn’t get tired of them!


  22. #
    Katie — July 10, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    Holy smokes. This is the perfect dessert…melty whipped cream and all.


  23. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — July 10, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    Oh my goodness gracious gorgeousness! This is a thing of beauty!


  24. #
    Marie @ Little Kitchie — July 10, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    Ahhhhh this looks incredible!! WANT!


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  26. #
    Emma @ Bevy Richmond — July 10, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    How did you get your chocolate shavings/curls so perfect? I’ve tried using a vegetable peeler, and they come out very tiny and fine.


    • Jessica — July 10th, 2013 @ 9:53 am

      i did use a vegetable peeler! i think the key is to have a block of chocolate so you can hold it in one hand and slowly dig into it with the vegetable peeler!


      • Emma @ Bevy Richmond — July 10th, 2013 @ 10:03 am

        Gotcha – I was using a bar, not a block, which probably made it more difficult to really dig in!! Thanks for the tip! :)

  27. #
    Katie @ Veggie and the Beast — July 10, 2013 @ 9:47 am

    Holy SWOON! I want to dive right into that picture at the top!


  28. #
    Maria — July 10, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    When I come to PA can you make this for me? Pretty please:)


  29. #
    Melissa — July 10, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    Um, wow, this looks absolutely incredible! The moment I saw it appear on Pinterest, I repinned it!


  30. #
    Katie — July 10, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    Woah; this looks melt-in-your-mouth should-be-a-serious-crime-to-eat good. YUM. I need some sort of holiday to come up so I have an excuse to trick my best friend into making it!


  31. #
    McKenzi — July 10, 2013 @ 10:23 am

    JESSICA! I just made a cake on the 4th of July and searched high and low for a whipped topping that would hold up. I made a lemon cake with lemon curd topping and did not want a sweet frosting but needed the creamy-ness. Use this recipe and you will not be dissapointed!



    • Jessica — July 10th, 2013 @ 4:31 pm



  32. #
    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — July 10, 2013 @ 10:32 am

    One beautiful, delicious looking pie!


  33. #
    Melanie — July 10, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    Health food, for sure. Add rolled oats and it’s certified. Ah-maze-balls!!

    I love that the crust it so thick. You don’t mess around!


  34. #
    Ashley — July 10, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    These are the only types of pie I like!! Graham cracker crust is the best. OH man. Chris will love this one, too.


  35. #
    Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries — July 10, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    Oh goodness… You can never go wrong with a dessert that involves peanut butter + chocolate.


  36. #
    allie@sweetpotatobites — July 10, 2013 @ 11:01 am

    I love peanut butter desserts! This just sounds perfect on all levels.


  37. #
    Lauren @ The Highlands Life — July 10, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    I don’t know if there are many things much better than chocolate and peanut butter combos. They just work and are perfect.


  38. #
    Katriel — July 10, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    I’ll now have that Alanis Morisette (sp??) song stuck in my head for the rest of the day….


  39. #
    Larry — July 10, 2013 @ 11:52 am

    I want you bake (“bake”?) a huge version of this pie and then roll around in it until I have to eat my way out. Is that odd?


    • Jessica — July 10th, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

      ha! no…


  40. #
    Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen — July 10, 2013 @ 12:22 pm

    It was almost like I couldn’t pin this recipe fast enough. I want to leave work right now and immediately make this. And then not share any of it.


  41. #
    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — July 10, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

    I think I just had a dizzy moment just looking at the awesomeness of this pie!!! I could stick my face right into my screen it looks so amazing!!!


  42. #
    dervla @ the curator — July 10, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    told you, no need to make the real pies, i’ll make them for you :)


    • Jessica — July 10th, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

      yes please!


  43. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — July 10, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    OMG if this is health food I am eating this and only this foreverandeveramen. YUM.


  44. #
    Mr. & Mrs. P — July 10, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    this pie is beautiful!!! Love all the color of all the layers and that each layer brings in such a different flavor!!! Delish!


  45. #
    Mary @ The Kitchen Paper — July 10, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    I’m a bit like your husband in my anti-pb+chocolate antics, but this does look like something I would get down with! And, MY man would love it. Ugh. I guess that means I have to make it! Thanks for the recipe ;)


  46. #
    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — July 10, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    HOLY YUM. This is everything I have ever wanted in a pie and so much more. I’m convincing myself this is a health food so that I can devour it alone.


  47. #
    Amanda — July 10, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

    OMG that looks incredible. I’m training for a marathon, so I think once I hit one of my longgg runs of like 9873189 (or 15) miles, I’m going to have to reward myself with this!


    • Jessica — July 10th, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

      you def deserve it!


  48. #
    Kelly — July 10, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

    I don’t think you have EVER posted something and I was like.. ehh not for me. Seriously I just want to eat everything I see on this blog. Especially chocolate and peanut butter, like please. come on.


    • Jessica — July 10th, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

      thank you!!


  49. #
    Rachel @ Bakerita — July 10, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    This looks like it was made for me, to be an all-too-delicious diet ruiner. I want it. Pinned.


  50. #
    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — July 10, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

    You’re pretty much killing me with this right now. I’m not a fruit person, so this is pretty much the only kind of pie I want. This looks amazing!!!



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