Peanut Butter Pie Ball


This is recipe for a peanut butter pie “cheese” ball.  You can dip graham crackers, pretzels, animal crackers, or fruit in it to make this the perfect party dessert!

Peanut Butter Pie Ball Recipe.  Great for parties!

All of you peanut butter freaks will LOVE this recipe!  Does anyone else agree that peanut butter should be it’s own food group?  I wasn’t even sure what to name this peanut butter pie ball until some guests at my Groundhog Day party (yes, I threw a Groundhog Day party) said it tasted JUST like a peanut butter pie with a graham cracker crust, but in a dip form. It is sort of like a dessert version of a “cheese ball”.

This is so easy to make and would be perfect for a party, picnic (hurry up, Summer!), or potluck.  You can substitute any nut butter for the peanut butter for those that are allergic to peanuts.  You can also use Biscoff or Cookie Butter as a substitution.  Just don’t use NATURAL nut butters as they will be too oily and runny and the ball won’t hold together well.

Oh, and since this is ONE ball, it’s a single serving size, correct? Please say yes 🙂

Peanut Butter Pie Ball Recipe.  Great for parties!


Peanut Butter Pie Ball
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This is recipe for a peanut butter pie “cheese” ball. You can dip graham crackers, pretzels, animal crackers, or fruit in it to make this the perfect party dessert!
Double for a big party!
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter (NOT all-natural – too oily)
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • Graham Cracker crumbs, for rolling the ball in (about 1 cup)
  • Graham crackers, teddy grahams, and/or apple slices for dipping
  1. Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until blended.
  2. Spoon onto a large piece of plastic wrap; bring up all four corners and twist tightly forming into a ball shape.
  3. Freeze for 1 hour 30 minutes or until firm enough to keep its shape.
  4. Place graham cracker crumbs in a flat dish.
  5. Remove plastic wrap from ball and roll ball in graham cracker crumbs to completely cover, pressing them into the ball if necessary to hold them in place.
  6. Place ball on serving dish; cover and freeze for 2 hours or until almost firm. (Can be made ahead. If frozen overnight, thaw at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes before serving.)
  7. Serve with graham crackers/graham cracker sticks, pretzel sticks, vanilla wafers, teddy grahams, or apple slices for dipping or spreading.

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27 Responses to “Peanut Butter Pie Ball”

  1. February 20, 2014 at 4:20 AM #

    Morning 🙂 I´ve never heard of a peanut butter pie ball!!! It looks yummy 🙂 Good idea!!

  2. February 20, 2014 at 8:04 AM #

    I am a peanut butter freak that most definitely think peanut butter should be it’s own food group! Ashley – Thank you for introducing me to this P/B Pie Ball – I am in love! It sounds Absolutely fabulous – perfect (blend of sugar/pb/creamcheese) in every way!

    • February 22, 2014 at 6:14 PM #

      Thank you, Shashi!

  3. February 20, 2014 at 8:08 AM #

    A massive pb ball? I will take that! Love that you threw a Groundhog Day party. This must have been a hit. How easy too. Teddy Grahams would be awesome for dipping.

    • February 22, 2014 at 6:15 PM #

      It was a really fun party!! Thanks, kate!

  4. February 20, 2014 at 8:56 AM #

    My husband and daughter would love this and eat the whole thing in 5 minutes! Since I am a non-peanut butter eater (I am weird, I know), I love the idea of using Biscoff!

    • February 22, 2014 at 6:15 PM #

      You don’t eat peanut butter?! What??!! LOL

  5. February 20, 2014 at 10:41 AM #

    Definitely a peanut butter freak over here. This looks amazing!

    • February 22, 2014 at 6:16 PM #

      You and me both! LOL

  6. February 20, 2014 at 12:44 PM #

    Whaaaat! This is awesome! I’d dive into that peanut butter pie ball (:

    • February 22, 2014 at 6:16 PM #

      Hahaha I love it!

  7. February 20, 2014 at 2:11 PM #

    This completes me! 🙂

    • February 22, 2014 at 6:16 PM #

      LOL too funny!

  8. February 20, 2014 at 9:21 PM #

    yes. I vote yes for pb as a food group. and I vote yes for this pb pie ball in my liiiiife!

    • February 22, 2014 at 6:17 PM #

      I love your votes 🙂

  9. February 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM #

    Yes, it should totally be a food group. OOOooohhh girl, this ball looks terrific!

    • February 22, 2014 at 6:17 PM #

      I’m glad you agree! Thanks, Consuelo!

  10. February 21, 2014 at 11:39 PM #

    I love peanut butter and would have never thought to make an appetizer ball out of it. Awesome!!

  11. February 22, 2014 at 5:10 PM #

    Oh yummmmm…. Love the fact that it looks like a cheese ball.

    • February 22, 2014 at 6:18 PM #

      Yes, that’s what I was going for!! 🙂

  12. February 23, 2014 at 12:44 PM #

    Of course that’s a single serving size! I’m surprised you thought we’d think differently. 😉 And yes, peanut butter is one of the food groups! Really good recipe — thanks.

  13. February 24, 2014 at 10:46 PM #

    Yes, yes, yes! Peanut Butter should be it’s own food group! Probably one of my most favorite foods ever – I am a huge peanut butter lover fan, and not afraid to say it! This sounds perfect. Pinned!

  14. February 25, 2014 at 7:26 PM #

    I am a peanut butter freak and I love almond butter too. I think I might downsize your recipe for just serving one- me!

  15. February 27, 2014 at 11:45 AM #

    The peanut butter fiend in me is kind of freaking out right now! Forget the crackers, I’ll just take the whole ball!


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