Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie

This is the fastest and easiest pie I’ve ever made.

And the only one with peanut butter incorporated three ways.

Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie - This fast & easy cookie pie has peanut butter worked in 3 different ways. If you're a peanut butter lover, this pie is for you!

Except it’s not really a pie at all. I used my recipe for peanut butter blondies and baked it into pie dish, but not before topping with mini peanut butter cups and Peanut Butter M&Ms.

It’s my annual contribution to National Peanut Butter Day, which was January 24.

Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie - This fast & easy cookie pie has peanut butter worked in 3 different ways. If you're a peanut butter lover, this is for you!

The pie turned out to be one of my favorite blondies recipes ever. According to my WordPress tags, I’ve tagged 29 recipes as blondies. Okay then, I’ve made more than a couple versions, but the base always starts out the same.

One stick of melted butter, 1 egg, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla, with 1 cup flour stirred in. Truly a 5-minute batter. No-mixer, nothing complicated, or fussy. The opposite of what making a real pie tends to be.

Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie - This fast & easy cookie pie has peanut butter worked in 3 different ways. If you're a peanut butter lover, this is for you!

The interior is squishy soft and supremely moist, while the edges are chewier with a slight crispiness. There’s no baking powder or baking soda in my blondies because I like them really dense and not at all cakey.

The peanut butter flavor is bold and pronounced, something you’d expect with as much peanut butter as there is packed into this pie.

Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie - This fast & easy cookie pie has peanut butter worked in 3 different ways. If you're a peanut butter lover, this is for you!

The brightly colored M&Ms draw me in initially, but it’s the baked-in peanut butter cups that steal the show.

I can’t resist peanut butter cups and they add texture to the buttery soft dough, as well as just enough chocolate to satisfy my chocolate + peanut butter cravings.

If you don’t have peanut butter cups or Peanut M&Ms on hand, use what you do have. Chopped Twix, Snickers, Rolos, plain M&Ms, it’s all good.

Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie - This fast & easy cookie pie has peanut butter worked in 3 different ways. If you're a peanut butter lover, this is for you!

Use the recipe as an excuse to clean out your pantry of random candy and half-opened bags of baking chips. If you wait until after Valentine’s to make it, you can clean out all those Valentine’s exchange candy remnants.

You’ll have your pantry widdled down just in time for the Easter Bunny, who brings more candy.

Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie - This fast & easy cookie pie has peanut butter worked in 3 different ways. If you're a peanut butter lover, this is for you!

The pie would make a great base to top with ice cream or even as a fun ‘birthday cake’ for kids, and so much easier than cake since you don’t have to cream any ingredients or frost it.

Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie - This fast & easy cookie pie has peanut butter worked in 3 different ways. If you're a peanut butter lover, this is for you!

Over the years of blogging and writing a cookbook devoted to peanut butter,  I’ve combined peanut butter, chocolate, and candy in almost every imaginable combination and permutation, but never as a cookie pie.

Glad I  can check that off my list now.

Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie - This fast & easy cookie pie has peanut butter worked in 3 different ways. If you're a peanut butter lover, this is for you!

Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie - This fast & easy cookie pie has peanut butter worked in 3 different ways. If you're a peanut butter lover, this is for you!

Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie

This pie isn’t really a pie but instead uses my go-to peanut butter blondies recipe and baked into a pie dish. The peanut butter flavor is bold and pronounced because peanut butter is incorporated 3 ways. The interior is soft and supremely moist, while the edges are chewier with a slight crispiness. The bright colored Peanut Butter M&Ms draw me in initially, but it’s the baked-in peanut butter cups that steal the show. They add texture to the buttery soft, dense dough, as well as just enough chocolate to satisfy chocolate + peanut butter cravings. Substitute with your favorite candy if you don’t have the types I used. View the recipe as a way to clean out your pantry odds and ends. Would make a great kiddie ‘birthday cake’ and such a fast and easy, no-mixer recipe to make.

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
1 large egg
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
heaping 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
pinch salt, optional and to taste
12 to 14 mini peanut butter cups
about 2/3 cup Peanut Butter M&Ms (I used one 2.83-ounce ‘King Size’ bag sold; optionally substitute with Peanut or Plain M&Ms)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9-inch pie dish with floured cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large, microwave-safe bowl melt the butter, about 1 minute on high power.
  3. Wait momentarily before adding the egg so you don’t scramble it. Add the egg, brown sugar, peanut butter, vanilla, and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add the flour, optional salt, and stir until just combined; don’t overmix.
  5. Turn batter out into prepared pie dish, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula.
  6. Evenly insert the peanut butter cups into the batter, pushing them down so the top is almost flush with the surface of the dough.
  7. Evenly insert the M&Ms into the batter, pushing them down to anchor.
  8. Bake for about 28 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter.  If your pie has risen in the center, it will deflate as it cools. Allow pie to cool in pan for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving; however, for optimal results, cool overnight because it gives the flavors a chance to marry and the pie to really set up fully. Pie will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 6 months (color may leech from the M&Ms if you freeze it).
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99 comments on “Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie”

  1. Triple the peanut butter – triple the fun! This pie looks so fun! Pinned!

  2. Hi Averie, I’ve never commented before but have made a few of your recipes. I am in trouble when I do because I want to eat ALL of it:) Just wanted to say thank you. I love your photography style. This may sound strange but I also love your cutting board…very rustic and complimentary to all of your yummy looking goodies!

    • Thanks for trying many of my recipes and finally saying hi! I am glad you love this board – me too! I bought it about 2 years ago. It’s from the 1860s and was a dough board that I sourced from rural Pennsylvania. Probably an old Amish woman’s. I paid a small fortune for it but I truly love it :) I shot a ton, ton, ton of my recipes for my blog and cookbook on it in 2012-13 and tried to stop using it as much in the past 6 mos but for this post I thought it would be perfect :)

  3. “purpose flour” I don’t understand what is that ingredients?

  4. This looks so moist and wonderful! I love how fun it looks too!

  5. PB LOVAHS REJOICE!!! I love it, Averie!

  6. Such a great idea to use a blondie like a pie, I would happily slip into a peanut butter coma while consuming this. Looks so good :D

  7. Cookie pies are on my list of things to try. A peanut butter version is perfect! This looks so chewy and dense – just how I like my blondies too.

  8. I would be so happily drowning in peanut butter eating this beauty. Loooove cookie pies and reese’s and peanut butter m&ms so this is a major win. Pinned!

  9. Did someone say Peanut Butter?!

    Ahh, the word is comfort!

  10. Blondie Brownies are awesome, add in reeses cups and they become amazing! Love this recipe Averie!

  11. *jaw drops*

    so…much…peanut butteryyy GOODNESSS!! This is a pie that will make you drop dead from the sheer awesomeness of it!

  12. So pretty and a wonderful idea for a kids’ birthday cake!

  13. Wow, this a dream come true!

  14. This looks amazing. Do you (or any of your readers) think this would be okay as-is made at high altitude, or would you suggest any tweaks?

  15. Oh my goodness!! This look absolutely amazing!!!

  16. This looks DIVINE!!! Seriously, I think my hubby would die and go to heaven if I made this for him! Thx for the recipe. :)

  17. This is so amazing. Just heavenly :)

  18. I made this for a Super Bowl party tonight and it was gone before the game ended! Everyone loved it and the presentation is so cute and fun. Thanks for yet another yummy recipe! Love your cookbook as well :)

  19. So luscious & inviting – Would love to see this submitted to FoodFotoGallery.com so I can share with all my foodie friends :)

  20. Can this be doubled and baked in a 9×13? I need something for a large group; and this sounds amazing and looks really cute.

  21. Oh man, this is like, my dream dessert! Fantastic!!

  22. I made this yesterday and they were as wonderful as the photos looked. Thank you for a quick and easy treat!

  23. I did this pie for my brother’s 22nd birthday (I tought this would be perfect, since He always dreamed about a gigantic cookie). Huge success! I just switched the pb cups (not available in Brazil) for twix and pb twix. Thank You so much for another lovely recipe!

    • Sorry you don’t have pb cups there! But twix and pb twix sound awesome – they’re a couple of my favorites! And happy bday to your bro – he’s a lucky guy to have you baking for him :) Glad you guys loved this!

  24. Can,this be adapted to a 9×13 pan? Id l9ve to make this for my daughter’s birthday party but 8 servings just isnt enough!

  25. I’ve now made this 5 times in the past 2 months. 3 times for treats at work, people literally fight over the last bite! And I love it because it’s one of the easiest things I’ve ever made! I figure I’ll have the recipe memorized before long!

    • 5 times in 2 months…that’s awesome! And so glad to hear people literally fight over the last bite and that it’s easy for you to whip up – love hearing things like this!

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