No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pie for Father’s Day

I love cheesecake, but I don’t like putting in the work it takes to make it – not to mention all that baking time. Too hot!

I was looking for an easy dessert that kids could make their dads for Father’s Day, and I found a no-bake cheesecake pie. It looked good, so I tweaked the recipe a bit and tried it out on the little segment I do every Tuesday morning on KTUL Channel 8’s Good Morning Oklahoma. It was a hit at the station (of course those guys are always hungry because they’ve been up since 2 a.m.)

Here’s the recipe. It goes together in a snap, and it’s so easy that older kids could definitely make it without help. Decorate it by spelling out D-A-D with some spray whipped cream!


  • 1 chocolate crust (I bought an Oreo crust and it was delicious)
  • ¾ cup smooth peanut butter, room temperature
  • 1 8-oz. package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • chocolate chips, peanut butter chips for decorating (optional)

Mix the peanut butter, cream cheese and sour cream together until creamy. I did this by hand, which works fine if the cream cheese is soft enough. It’s easier with a hand mixer.

Add the confectioners sugar and stir until thoroughly mixed in. Pour the peanut butter mixture into the crust. Cover the pie with plastic wrap. The plastic should touch the pie filling so it won’t develop a “skin.” Refrigerate until set – about 3 hours.

To serve, decorate around the edges with chocolate and peanut butter chips. Add a dollop of whipped cream if you like.


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