Peanut Butter Pie in a Jar

LAST UPDATED: Aug 03, 2020 | PUBLISHED: May 13, 2015 | By: Julie Blanner

These delicious no bake individual desserts are just heavenly! This peanut butter pie recipe is served in jars and can be made ahead of time. Made with a crunch oat crust, these gluten free puddings are perfect to serve guests.

Peanut Butter Pie in a Jar served with two spoons

Last Friday night we hosted a couple of friends for dinner. She maintains a gluten free diet, so when I was thinking about dessert {I’m always thinking about dessert}, I thought about my peanut butter cheesecake. For some reason I have been craving peanut butter a lot lately – if you have to, be sure to check out my Peanut Butter Fudge.

I updated my recipe to make it more of a pie, with a gluten free crust. It was fabulous, if I do say so myself. Rather than cut and plate the pie while they anxiously await, I served the peanut butter pie in a jar. I keep weck jars on hand for gifting, picnics, and of course, desserts!

Chris’ favorite part was the crust. It’s slightly unexpected and the perfect compliment to the rich, creamy pie. Using oats also makes this dessert gluten-free, if you or any of your guests are intolerant to gluten, check that the oats are GF certified as they are often processed in the same factory as wheat.

Whenever we have guests over, I always like t serve the desserts individually. I think everyone enjoys getting a dessert of their own and it looks like you have really made the effort (that will be our little secret!). Be sure to check out my Easy Mini Molten Lava Cake and Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe if you love mini single serve desserts as much as I do!

This dessert is so indulgent and decadent, it was a real hit and it’s so easy to make! Why not take it over the top and serve it with a drizzle of my Secret Chocolate Sauce. You can make this no bake dessert ahead of time too for effortless entertaining.

To Make These Peanut Butter Pies, You Will Need:

  • Oats – Use quick oats for the crust of these pies. They add a great texture to this creamy dessert.
  • Brown Sugar – I prefer to use brown sugar rather than white for the crust. It has a more complex flavor thatns to the molasses.
  • Butter – Butter is used to combine the oats and brown sugar together to make the crust. I prefer to use unsalted as the peanut butter is quite salty.
  • Heavy Cream – Heavy cream is beaten until stiff to trap air and it creates a light and fluffy pudding.
  • Peanut Butter – Use a smooth creamy peanut butter for this dessert. I don’t recommend that you use a natural brand.
  • Powdered Sugar – Brings the sweetness to this recipe. It is very fine and incorporates well.

No bake Peanut Butter Pie with a spoon in it

How to Make Peanut Butter Pie In A Jar

  1. Make the Crust – Combine oats, brown sugar and butter. Spoon into jars.
  2. Make the Filling – Beat cream, gradually increasing the speed until stiff. Incorporate peanut butter. Gradually beat in powdered sugar on low. Scoop mixture into jars
  3. Refrigerate until set.

Tips

  • Make the crust of your choice! You can replace oats with graham cracker or crushed cookies like oreos or biscoff.
  • Be sure to mix the peanut butter well so that the powdered sugar is really well combined. You can use a stand mixer or mix it by hand.
  • If you are making these no bake peanut butter pies ahead of time, cover them with plastic wrap and they will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.

Two Peanut Butter Pies in jars on a floral cloth

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Close up of the topping on the no bake dessert

Peanut Butter Pie in a Jar with an oatmeal crust - gluten free dessert recipe

Peanut Butter Pie in a Jar

Julie Blanner
This delicious creamy peanut butter pie is complimented by an oatmeal pie crust. Oh, and it's completely gluten free!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 951 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Combine oats, brown sugar and butter. Spoon into jars.
  • Beat cream, gradually increasing the speed until stiff.
  • Incorporate peanut butter.
  • Gradually beat in powdered sugar on low. Scoop mixture into jars and refrigerate.

Notes

  • Make the crust of your choice! You can replace oats with graham cracker or crushed cookies like oreos or biscoff.
  • Be sure to mix the peanut butter well so that the powdered sugar is really well combined. You can use a stand mixer or mix it by hand.
  • If you are making these peanut butter pies ahead of time, cover them with plastic wrap and they will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.

Nutrition

Calories:951kcalCarbohydrates:93gProtein:19gFat:61gSaturated Fat:24gCholesterol:97mgSodium:378mgPotassium:536mgFiber:5gSugar:77gVitamin A:1050IUVitamin C:1mgCalcium:96mgIron:2mg
Keywords make ahead peanut butter dessert, no bake dessert recipe, peanut butter pie
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