Heavenly No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie (Keto, Dairy-Free)

Fluffy, HEAVENLY peanut butter pie without any dairy, gluten, grains, eggs or sugar! Vegan and keto friendly with only 2.5 carbs per slice (!) Omgg 
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Southern Comfort

Are ALL the top recipes on Pretty Pies now the ones with PEANUT BUTTER? haha, not yet. But almost!

I’m so delighted you guys share my affinity for all things PB cuz we are in the SAME zone.

Same love. Same obsession. We’re PB soul mates.

Now that we’re bffs, you should know the truth: I’ve been feeling down lately. And I needed a pick me up. To me, this pie is total comfort food.

Are peanut butter pies a southern thing? I feel like they are because the first memory I have of peanut butter pie is with my grandparents in a tiny country town in Kentucky. They took me to dinner at Cracker Barrel where we loaded up on Southern homestyle cookin’ with the whole family. Such cozy memories.

I don’t think I’ll ever forget that mile high slice of pb pie we ate for dessert <3

Yummy food always makes me feel better. Especially when I know it’s healthy food I won’t regret later 🙂

So you know I had to give the classic recipe a healthy makeover! Real Peanut Butter PIE. NO gluten, dairy, artificial junk or SUGAR. 100% wholesome ingredients you can feel good about. Peanut Butter Pie (Keto, Dairy-Free) PrettyPies.com

Here’s what you’ll need to make a DELECTABLE pie crust:

Don’t think I”m nuts, but all you need is NUTS! Any kind of nuts. Trust me here. It’s a magical transformation.

Grind up some nuts in a food processor (I used dry roasted almonds and walnuts).

Throw in a little sweetener and coconut oil, pulse pulse, and you have a delicious crumb crust! MAGIC.

No need to bake it, friends! Just PRESS it as firmly as you possibly can with every ounce of strength in your body so that it holds together. A little elbow grease is the secret ingredient to any good pie crust 😉

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Crust RE-DO

Now here’s the full disclosure: the photos you’ve been looking at above have a *different* crust than the one in the recipe below.

WHY?

Because I changed my mind, that’s why 😉

I’m a bit of a perfectionist and I decided it would be best to have more crunch to contrast with the light and fluffy cream.

However, if you would like to make the classic *baked* crust pictured, which is made with almond flour, use the crust from my Cheat Free Chocolate Pie recipe.

TIP **Just make sure to let it COOL completely** before adding the filling. I know I added my filling TOO SOON the first time, and that contributed to a too-soft crust.
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I SPY

See the photo above? THAT is the pie with the crumb crust made out of ground nuts.

Full disclosure 2: This crust is slightly crumbly and a little tricky to get out of the pan. But I actually LOVE the texture and don’t mind that it breaks apart some.

And do you spy the extra something I decided last-minute to add in for some extra WOW factor?

It’s a layer of dark chocolate!

Omgggg. To me, it’s WORTH the little bit of added carbs/calories/etc.

Almost reminds me of a BUTTERFINGER. Obsessed.

I just took a little piece of a chocolate bar and melted it in the microwave for 30 seconds (stirred) then 20 sec more. Voila. Spread it over the crust. Chill to set. GET READY FOR THE MOST HEAVENLY PEANUT BUTTER PIE EVERRRRR.Peanut Butter Pie (Keto, Dairy-Free) PrettyPies.com

LAST BUT NOT LEAST

All this time talking about the crust, and I haven’t gotten to the best part: THE PEANUT BUTTER CREAM.

Let me tell you. I could just have a bowl of that pb cream and a spoon and eat some every DAY for the REST OF MY LIFE and be as HAPPY as one could possibly be 😀 lol. Seriously, I love it SO MUCH.

It’s completely dairy-free, and so rich and deliciously creamy. The secret? Canned coconut cream! (I used Thrive Market brand) Don’t worry – this pie *doesn’t* taste coconutty. Coconut cream is the absolute BEST alternative to heavy whipping cream. Same glorious consistency. DIVINE.

How do you make the pb cream??

EASY. Whip together some coconut cream, peanut butter (make sure it’s sugar-free pb!) powdered monkfruit and a little salt and vanilla and slather it alll over that crust.

It shouldn’t be this easy to make pie this good, LOL

No one else in my family is sugar-free or dairy-free but they ALL went NUTS for this pie. Even my son’s friend was like, “You MADE this?!” (as he shoved it into his mouth, haha.)

I would 100% serve this at a party, for a holiday, bring to a potluck. For SURE. Nobody would EVER guess that it’s sugar-free and made with healthy ingredients.

ps. Don’t forget to download my FREE e-book with quick & easy healthy desserts!


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No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie (Keto, Dairy-Free)

A heavenly whipped peanut butter mousse on a no-bake crumb crust. DIVINE. And no sugar, gluten, or dairy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Keyword: keto, no-bake, pie
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Emily

Ingredients

No-Bake Crust

  • 1 cup dry roasted almonds
  • 2/3 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 1/2 Tbs lakanto monkfruit maple syrup or 2 1/2 T water + 2 T monkfruit granules
  • 2 1/2 Tbs coconut oil
  • Pinch of pink salt

Peanut Butter Cream Filling

  • 1 1/2 cups coconut cream from 2 cans of coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbs Lakanto monkfruit, powdered see below (or powdered coconut sugar for non-keto)
  • 1/2 Tbs vanilla extract
  • Dash of pink salt

Optional garnishes

  • 1-2 oz dark chocolate sugar free for keto
  • Coconut whipped cream see below for recipe
  • Chopped peanuts

Instructions

To make the crust:

  • Grind nuts coarsely in a food processor by pulsing for about 5-10 seconds.
  • Add remaining ingredients and pulse just until a fine crumb mixture forms and the crumbs stick together. (Add a splash of water if it needs help blending.)
  • Press crust *very* firmly into a pie plate so it's compact and holds together.
  • Optional: spread on a thin layer of melted dark chocolate. Freeze crust while you prepare the filling.

To make the filling:

  • Use cans of coconut milk or coconut cream that have been refrigerated a minimum of 24 hours. Carefully scoop out only the solid cream into a glass measuring cup and fill with 1 1/2 cups of cream.
  • Add cream and remaining ingredients to a large bowl and whip with a hand mixer until combined. Taste and adjust with more sweetener or salt if needed.
  • Spread cream over the crust and chill the pie for a minimum of 2 hours to set.
  • Enjoy with a dollop of whipped cream (recipe below), chocolate shavings and chopped peanuts.

Notes

To store: Keep refrigerated for up to 5 days or frozen for 1 month (without garnishes). Keep in an airtight container for best freshness.

Disclosure: As an affiliate, I may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases made through referral links in this post (at no additional cost to you).

Lakanto maple syrup is also available from Thrive Market for 22% off (Use this link http://thrv.me/prettypies for an additional 25% off your entire first order)

Lakanto granulated Monkfruit from Thrive Market for 40% off (plus an extra 25% off)

Organic Coconut Cream from Thrive Market for 30% off (plus an extra 25% off)

Food processor I use and LOVE from Amazon

Almonds, walnuts and organic peanut butter from ALDI

To make coconut whipped cream:

  • Use a can of full fat coconut milk or coconut cream that has been refrigerated overnight. Scoop out the solid cream into a mixing bowl.
  • Sweeten with 2 tsp powdered monkfruit or a few drops of liquid monkfruit extract, plus 1 tsp vanilla extract. Whip with a hand mixer for 30 seconds until light and fluffy.
  • Wanna make your whip extra pretty? Transfer it to a ziplock baggie with a piping tip inside (the big ones with big sharp teeth). You so fancy! 😀

To make powdered monkfruit: Blend 1/3 cup granules in a small (personal size cup) blender for about 10 seconds until powdered.

Macros (excluding sugar alcohol and optional garnishes) calories 349 Fat 33 Carbohydrate 6.7 g Fiber 4.2 g Net Carb 2.5 g Protein 7 g

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