Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie Recipe

Today I’m bringing you my easy Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie recipe. It’s so delicious and takes barely any time or effort. 

Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie recipe from

Some days require a decadent dessert. A decadent dessert like a Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie.

Yesterday was such a day.

I’m not going to bore you with details. Let’s just say it involved a toddler with pink eye, a doctor visit, a pompous pharmacist, a long drive, a lot of whining, a flat tire, a trip to the mechanics, a long wait at McDonald’s followed by a dress-drenching stormy walk back to the mechanics to pick up the car.


When we finally got home, I toweled off, changed into sweatpants and a t-shirt and got ready for dinner.

Last night dinner was a bit of an adventure. I’m participating in a grilling competition at Whole Foods today and last night I did a practice run. I managed to get everything cooked in just 30 seconds over the 20 minutes I’m allowed. That was a good thing. But I still felt off and down.

And then The Hubs said, “Let’s have some red wine and chocolate to cheer you,” at which point I remembered the Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie I’d put into the freezer a few days ago.

Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie from


That peanut butter cup dream was supposed to be for company this weekend. But it turned out to be the perfect bad-mood-buster.

And I don’t even mind that I’m short a dessert for the weekend since this peanut butter cup filled ice cream pie recipe is so quick and easy to make. In fact, I’ll get another one into the freezer today.

But let’s just hope that the grilling competition goes well and I don’t come home in another slump. I mean, I don’t mind making a ton of these ice cream pies but my hips will definitely mind if I keep eating them all.

If you have a soft spot in your heart for ice cream recipes, be sure to also check out my thick, delicious, strawberry cheesecake milkshake.

Thick, Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake Recipe


Now here’s my peanut butter cup ice cream pie recipe.

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie

Rich ice cream, frozen peanut butter cups and drizzles of peanut butter and chocolate make this dessert seem like you worked on it for hours. Don't worry, I won't tell anyone how easy it really was.


  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened a bit
  • 1 pie crust (9-inch) baked according to package or recipe instructions and cooled
  • 15-20 Peanut Butter Cup miniatures, all wrappings removed
  • 2 Tbsp. peanut butter, warmed
  • 1 gallon zip top bag
  • 2 Tbsp. chocolate sauce (I use a bottle of the stuff that gets hard when it hits ice cream)


  1. Spread the ice cream into the prepared pie crust. Depending on how you measured (and on how firm the ice cream still is) you may not need all of it. You want it to not quite fill the pie shell.
  2. Distribute the peanut butter cups evenly in a single layer over the ice cream and then push them down so that they are mostly submerged but still sticking up a bit.
  3. Spoon the peanut butter into the bag. Cut a tiny bit of one bottom corner off of the bag. Squeeze the bag so that the peanut butter can drizzle out of the hole. Drizzle peanut butter all over the pie.
  4. If your chocolate sauce has a drizzle-able spout, use that to drizzle on some chocolate sauce. If not, repeat the bag procedure but put chocolate sauce in the bag instead of peanut butter and drizzle it on.
  5. Put the pie into the freezer for at least 2 hours. Cut and serve or cover with plastic wrap and store in the freezer for up to 1 week.


Here are delicious ice cream recipes from some of my favorite bloggers:

Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Banana Ice Cream Banana Splits by Cravings of a Lunatic
Peachy Vanilla Ice Cream by Juanita’s Cocina
Malted Chocolate Ice Cream by Foodness Gracious
Malted Milkshakes by girlichef
Roasted Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream by Poet in the Pantry
Chocolate Chip Caramel Swirl Ice Cream by It’s Yummi
S’mores Ice Cream by Food Babbles
Healthy Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream by Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine
Manischewitz Ice Cream Sandwiches by What Jew Wanna Eat
Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches by 52 Kitchen Adventures
Nutella Ice Cream with Granola Topping by The Spiffy Cookie

23 Responses to “Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie Recipe”

  1. Amelia — May 1, 2014 @ 2:51 pm (#)

    Oh my heavens (to borrow a phrase from my grandmother) – this looks INSANE! Can’t wait to try it this summer!!

  2. Jen @JuanitasCocina — August 15, 2013 @ 9:13 pm (#)

    This is basically ice cream that I can eat with a fork. And I’m down with that.

    • Christine Pittman — August 16, 2013 @ 6:36 pm (#)

      Ice cream with a fork! Yes, that’s a great thing. Thanks so much for hosting this week, Jen. It’s gone so well and I’ve loved being part of it.

  3. Stephanie @ 52 Kitchen Adventures — August 15, 2013 @ 7:53 pm (#)

    Oh my, this sounds like an incredible bad mood buster! Wow!

    • Christine Pittman — August 16, 2013 @ 6:37 pm (#)

      Let me tell you, did it ever work well!

  4. Susan — August 15, 2013 @ 4:35 pm (#)

    This is absolutely perfect when you need a quick dessert. I am all for ice cream cakes or pies over their real counterparts and I can’t say no to peanut butter cups!

  5. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — August 15, 2013 @ 4:05 pm (#)

    Goodness, this looks decadent. I need to make an ice cream pie, I think!

  6. Kate | Food Babbles — August 15, 2013 @ 2:10 pm (#)

    Oh my goodness! That looks so very good! Love the peanut butter cups nestled in there just beckoning me to take a bite. Why yes, I’d love to! This sound amazing.

  7. Jen Cook — August 15, 2013 @ 11:10 am (#)

    That looks amazing….and easy!!! Can’t wait to try it!!! THANKS!!!

  8. Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat — August 15, 2013 @ 10:42 am (#)

    Whoa decadent is right! I’ll take a slice or two!

  9. Phyllis — August 15, 2013 @ 9:51 am (#)

    That sounds wonderful.

  10. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — August 15, 2013 @ 9:11 am (#)

    Heck yea, anything with pb cups is a must!

  11. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — August 15, 2013 @ 9:10 am (#)

    My absolute fave so far. I am a peanut butter cup fanatic so needless to say…wow.


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