No-Bake Peanut Butter Tart



How’s your will power?

Mine seriously sucks.


No joke.

Here I am in a house with a a box of Oreo cookies in the pantry, Raspberry Yogurt Popsicles in the freezer…. and a giant slice of this No-Bake Peanut Butter Tart in the fridge.

I probably shouldn’t tell you that I’m thinking of cooking up some bacon and accidentally dropping it on top of the peanut butter tart.

Good heavens.  Send help.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Tart

The way I see it, I have to solutions to my will power problem.

1.  I should move out of my house… since my space seems to be filled with cookies , sweets and bacon.


2. …Um.  Read a book about will power?  Maybe listen to a book on tape?  Maybe while eating a few Oreo cookies… just a few… to test myself.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Tart

Or maybe I should have let my Dad eat the last piece of Peanut Butter Tart instead of pretending I didn’t have a giant slice stashed away in the fridge.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Tart

It’s just that peanut butter…

No-Bake Peanut Butter Tart

and sweetened condensed milk…

No-Bake Peanut Butter Tart

aaaaand whipped cream are SO dang delicious together.

I got a little selfish.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Tart

You understand, right?

No-Bake Peanut Butter Tart

I love this pie.  This pie is certainly easy to love.

No oven required.  Bonus!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Tart

Creamy peanut butter filling encased in a crisp and buttery graham cracker crust.  Topped with whipped cream and mixed nuts.

Get outta town.

It’s seriously decadent and makes me feel like I want to skip dinner just so I have room for an extra slice.

Pot luck dessert?  Yes.  Labor Day holiday dessert?  Duh.

Crazy freakin’ delicious?  Clearly.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Tart

No-Bake Peanut Butter Tart

adapted from Martha Stewart

makes one 9-inch round tart

Print this Recipe!

For the Crust:

12 double graham crackers (the kind that measure about 5 x 2 1/2-inches)

6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

pinch of salt

For the Filling:

1 3/4 cups heavy cream, divided

1 cup natural peanut butter

3/4  (6 ounces) cup cream cheese, softened

1/3 cup plus 2 Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

Crust the graham crackers in a food processor, in a plastic back with a rolling pin or with your hands in a bowl.  Make sure they are very well crumbled with no large chunks remaining.  Add the melted butter and stir thoroughly, making sure all of the crumbs receive some butter love.  Pour the graham cracker and butter mixture into a 9-inch tart shell with a removable bottom.  Press the mixture along the sides of the tart pan and along the bottom until evenly coated.  Carefully place the tart pan in the freezer while you prepare the filling.

To make the filling combine the peanut butter, softened cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk in the bowl of an electric mixer fit with a paddle attachment.  You can also use the food processor if you’d like.

Blend the three ingredients until thoroughly incorporated, but don’t over blend or some liquids will separate.

In a separate bowl, whip 3/4 cup of heavy cream to soft peaks.  Add the whipped cream to the peanut butter mixture and fold together until well incorporated.

Remove the tart pan from the freezer and spoon in the peanut butter filling.  Spread evenly.

Whip up the remaining cup of heavy cream to stiff peaks and add to the top of the peanut butter filling.  Refrigerate for at least two hours, or overnight.  Top with salted mixed nuts and serve in giant slices.  Seriously.

157 thoughts on “No-Bake Peanut Butter Tart

  1. Oh my gosh, this tarte looks so amazing and delicious!!!! I would eat it right away together with the oreo cookies. I am not so good at this willpower thing either.

  2. “Now we have no more cookies to eat,” said Toad sadly. “Not even one.”

    “Yes,” said Frog, but we have lots and lots of will power.”

    “You may keep it all, Frog,” said Toad. “I am going home now to bake a cake.”

  3. Hahaha. I opened this page, and I swear the words ‘……OH NO…’ flashed through my mind as I stared at the title and that amazing first picture. Peanut butter, I swear, it is my kryptonite.

    And then I scrolled down and read ‘How’s your will power?’ and had to laugh at myself.

    My will power sucks, thanks Joy. But oh man, I’m going to the gym, and then I’m gonna make this happen to my life.

  4. You may or may not be the favourite person in my life right now. I agree with Silvia – your body knows best what you need. And that is a huge slice of no-bake PB tart. <3 :D

  5. Will power is seriously overrrated. Right know I’m thinking to go and raid the refrigerator for some cookie dough balls to bake, and I spent the whole night felling sick. Maybe your body is telling you what it really needs.

  6. As soon as I saw “no bake” and “peanut butter” I was in love! This looks like an awesome pie, I’ve got it bookmarked and am planning on making one myself very soon! We don’t have graham crackers in Australia, but I’m sure I can find a substitute. Thanks for this recipe, Joy!

  7. Oh lord, I can see why you are having willpower issues. I am not even a huge peanut-butter lover but putting it with whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk seems too much to bear. In a delicious, cant-help-but-eat-that-last-piece sort of way of course. ;)

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