Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie

a chocolate peanut butter ice cream pie.

Move over apple pie! This ice cream pie features a unique peanut butter crust and is filled with chocolate peanut butter ice cream and peanut butter cups.

Every year, my brother makes a grasshopper ice cream pie for Thanksgiving, and because I’m an ice cream junky, it’s one of my favorite pies!

This past year, I started thinking about making some other flavor variations and since Chocolate + Peanut Butter has been my favorite flavor combo for as long as I can remember, that was the first idea that came to mind.

This ice cream pie is loaded with chocolate ice cream, peanut butter swirl, and, of course, peanut butter cups. Feel free to use whatever kind of peanut butter cups you like – I used dark chocolate because that is my favorite. You can get creative here and chop any size/variety of PB cups!

What sets this pie over the top is its crust, which is made using finely ground peanut butter Chex cereal in place of graham cracker crumbs! This crust is super easy to make and doesn’t require baking.

a chocolate peanut butter ice cream pie.

I adapted a graham cracker crust recipe from Crazy for Crust, using crushed peanut butter chex instead of graham crackers. I found that Chex requires less butter, so I adjusted the amounts a little.

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED TO MAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUP ICE CREAM PIE?

To make this recipe gluten free, be sure all your ingredients are clearly labelled gluten free. Here is what you’ll need:

  • peanut butter Chex cereal
  • sugar
  • melted butter
  • chocolate peanut butter ice cream
  • chopped peanut butter cups
3 steps to make an ice cream pie: empty crust, scoops of ice cream in the crust, then a full ice cream pie with peanut butter cups

HOW TO MAKE THE ICE CREAM PIE

  1. Blend peanut butter Chex in your blender on high speed until you have fine crumbs. It should resemble graham cracker crumbs.
    • If you don’t have a blender, you can add the Chex to a heavy duty gallon size Ziploc bag. Press all air out of the bag, seal it, and use a rolling pin to crush the cereal into fine crumbs.
  2. Stir together Chex crumbs and sugar, then add melted butter and stir until combined.
  3. Press into a 9″ pie plate. Use the bottom of a glass or measuring cup to compact the mixture into a crust.Freeze the crust for 15 minutes to allow it to set before you add the ice cream.
  4. Scoop ice cream into the prepared crust. This is easier if your ice cream is softened a little. I like to just scoop it all in, but you can also smooth it out if you want.
  5. Press peanut butter cups all over the ice cream pie.
  6. Freeze until solid.
  7. Remove from freezer 5-10 minutes before serving, then use a sharp knife dipped in hot water to slice the pie.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I can’t find chocolate peanut butter ice cream, can I just use chocolate ice cream instead?

Absolutely! A drizzle of melted peanut butter over the top will add that extra flavor, too.

Can I use another flavor of Chex cereal?

Yes. You can use corn or rice (or even chocolate) Chex to make the crust, but the peanut butter flavor really adds a fun twist to this recipe.

Can I make ice cream pie ahead of time?

Of course! this is a great make-ahead dessert. While this pie is best served within a week or two, you can store it in the freezer for up to a month. If foil or plastic wrap is touching the ice cream it might stick to the pie over time, so just tent some foil over the top.

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a chocolate peanut butter ice cream pie.
Yield: 1 pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie

Move over apple pie! This ice cream pie features a unique peanut butter crust and is filled with chocolate peanut butter ice cream and peanut butter cups.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

FOR THE PIE CRUST:

  • 2 cups peanut butter Chex crumbs (about 5 cups Chex cereal)
  • 3 T white sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

FOR THE ICE CREAM FILLING:

  • 1/2 gallon chocolate peanut butter ice cream (or more - see notes)
  • peanut butter cups, cut into halves, fourths, or chunks

Instructions

  1. Blend peanut butter Chex in your blender on high speed until you have fine crumbs. It should resemble graham cracker crumbs (see notes if you don't have a blender)
  2. Stir together Chex crumbs and sugar, then add melted butter and stir until combined.
  3. Press into a 8" or 9" pie plate. Use the bottom of a glass or measuring cup to compact the mixture into a crust.Freeze the crust for 15 minutes to allow it to set before you add the ice cream.
  4. Scoop ice cream into the prepared crust. This is easier if your ice cream is softened a little. I like to just scoop it all in, but you can also smooth it out if you want.
  5. Press peanut butter cups all over the ice cream pie.
  6. Freeze until solid.
  7. Remove from freezer 5-10 minutes before serving, then use a sharp knife dipped in hot water to slice the pie.

Notes

  • While this pie is best served within a week or two, you can store it in the freezer for up to a month. If foil or plastic wrap is touching the ice cream it might stick to the pie over time, so just tent some foil over the top.
  • If you can't find chocolate peanut butter ice cream, you can use chocolate ice cream and drizzle melted peanut butter over the top before serving.
  • If you don't have a blender, you can add the Chex to a heavy duty gallon size Ziploc bag. Press all air out of the bag, seal it, and use a rolling pin to crush the cereal into fine crumbs.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 1090 Total Fat: 87g Saturated Fat: 29g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 47g Cholesterol: 91mg Sodium: 700mg Carbohydrates: 57g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 33g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 32g

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