No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie
Think Reese’s Cup meets Pretzels meets Pie.
As the summer months begin to ramp up, so does friend and family gatherings. On the hot days, the last thing you want is to turn on the oven to further heat up the house just to prepare something delicious for a summer party. This No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie will satisfy your guests sweet tooth’s and can be made with no oven!
For the crust, the most common go-to is a graham cracker crust or Oreo crust. These are fantastic options, however, we wanted something that was still sweet and tasty but just a little saltier. The result was a 50/50 combination of Oreos and Pretzels ground up and melded together with butter. Instead of using the oven to set this crust, we utilized the freezer. This allows for no extra heat, but still allows for the crust to firm up before pouring in the filling.
The most common way to make Peanut Butter Pie filling is by simply mixing together peanut butter, whipped cream, and a little sugar. This creates a light and fluffy filling. For this pie, we wanted something with a deeper texture and flavor instead. The simplest way to do this was to sideline the use of any whipped cream for the filling. Rather we created a slightly thicker version of peanut butter frosting. We then topped with a very simple chocolate layer of dark chocolate to help balance the sweetness of the peanut butter filling.
Are you a chocolate, peanut butter, pretzel fan? Or is there a different peanut combination that is your go-to? We would love your thoughts in the comments below!