Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Yum….Peanut Butter Pie! by Shirley Raye Redmond

The National Peanut Board has declared March 2017 to be Peanut Month. One can learn a lot about peanuts by checking out their informative website. I was surprised to learn that a peanut is not a nut at all, but a legume that contains more than 30 vitamins and nutrients.

There are dozens of ways to enjoy peanuts and peanut butter. Once on the Ryukyuan island of Okinawa, I ate (reluctantly) scalloped whale blubber drizzled with a peanut butter and vinegar sauce. Most recently while on a road trip through Georgia and Florida, I noticed people dropping salted
peanuts into their Cokes. Peanut butter cookies, PB &J sandwiches, and even savory peanut soup are all popular ways of eating this little legume.

But my absolute favorite dish using peanut butter is No Bake Peanut Butter Pie. I’m happy to share my recipe with you today.

You will need:

  • 3 oz of cream cheese
  • 1 cup of powdered (confectionary) sugar
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • ½ cup of peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 9 oz container of Cool Whip
  • 1 graham cracker pie crust (or a chocolate one)

Mix all together and pour into pie shell. Freeze. Thaw slightly before eating. You can drizzle the top of the pie with chocolate syrup or sprinkle with crushed honey roasted peanuts. Enjoy!

Now, what’s your favorite peanut treat?

An award-winning writer and frequent conference speaker, Shirley Raye Redmond is the author of three inspirational novels, PRUDENCE PURSUED, VIPER’S NEST, and AMANDA’S BEAU, as well as two dozen children’s books, including LEWIS & CLARK: A PRAIRIE DOG FOR THE PRESIDENT (Random House), which was a Children’s Book of the Month Club selection. Shirley Raye holds an M.A. in literature and teaches through the Institute of Children’s Literature. She has been married to her husband Bill for over forty years. They live in New Mexico and are blessed with two grown children and three adorable grandchildren. Touch bases at or Facebook.


  1. Shirley, thank you for sharing your peanut butter pie recipe. Yum for peanut butter. Some of my favorite peanut butter recipes are chunky peanut butter cookies, peanut butter-chocolate chip muffins, peanut butter freeze, peanut butter fudge and peanut butter no bake cookies.

  2. Oh, I love peanut butter no bake cookies too!

  3. Shirley. thanks for sharing your recipe for peanut butter pie. I make one that is very similar and it is always expected at our church potluck dinners. I am a peanut butter lover and my family also enjoys No Bake Cookies. Very simple but oh so good!