What do you do when you have leftover cookies? You make Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Pie.
I know it almost sounds like an oxymoron, leftover chocolate chip cookies, but trust me when I say you will want to make extra cookies just to make this dessert. What goes better with chocolate than peanut butter?
That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles
I love desserts that I can make ahead of time and that get better the longer they sit. This Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Pie is exactly one of those desserts. The best part, there is no baking required. Anyone can make this!
I also love this dessert because it allows me to use up something, like chocolate chip cookies, and combine it with a few pantry staples. This is the perfect quick and easy sweet confection that will instantly disappear.
The base of this irresistible pie starts with crumbled chocolate chip cookies. I am using homemade Gluten Free cookies for this recipe, but use what you like and have.
The next layer brings that perfect combination of tangy Dairy Free cream cheese and decadent peanut butter. The cream cheese helps balance the sweetness while also giving that airy luxurious texture.
What goes better with peanut butter than chocolate? The next layer comes straight from the pantry. Use your favorite brand of instant chocolate pudding. I use oat milk to keep this Dairy Free.
Last, it’s all about that crowning fluffy glory of whipped topping. This is also another opportunity to use something already made and that’s your favorite.
Layering Up Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Pie
This is a dessert that you want to make ahead so it can set up. You can even make this the night before to serve the next day. The longer it sets, the softer the cookies become and the more the layers firm up.
- Spread your crumbled chocolate chip cookies onto the bottom of your 7×10 casserole dish. Pour melted Dairy Free butter over the top.
- Mix together your Dairy Free cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and milk. Let your cream cheese sit out until it’s room temperature. This will help it mix easily and create that creamy lump free texture.
- Mix your instant chocolate pudding according to the package directions, reducing the milk by 1/2 cup. If you’re using Dairy Free milk such as oat milk use a mixer on high speed to help the pudding set.
- Top with your favorite whipped topping.
- Allow the dessert to chill so all of the layers can set up.
- Feel free to garnish with extra crumbled chocolate chip cookies. There can never be enough cookies!
How to Make this Recipe Nut Free
With so many allergens and food sensitivities, I am always looking for ways to make my recipes accessible to everyone. If you or one of your friends or family have a tree nut allergy, the peanut butter in this recipe can be replaced with sunflower seed butter.
In addition to providing its own unique flavor that is a great swap for peanut butter, sunflower seed butter also offers up additional nutrients. It’s rich in protein, vitamin E, fiber, zinc, and iron.
What type of Chocolate Chip Cookies can I use?
Choose your chocolate chip cookies based on personal preference—soft-baked or crunchy both complement the recipe. I lean towards crunchy for added texture; soft-baked stays soft, while crunchy softens after a couple of days.
Absolutely! It keeps well in the fridge for 5 to 7 days. For gatherings, hold off on adding whipped cream until the last minute to prevent any color changes near the pudding-cream interface—it won’t affect the flavor.
Peanut butter not your thing?
No problem! Omit it for a delightful cream cheese layer.
Peanut butter alternatives?
My top pick is sunflower butter—similar consistency and flavor. Try cashew butter, almond butter, or chocolate hazelnut spread for a chocolaty twist.
Crunchy peanut butter fan?
Go for it! It adds fantastic texture.
Homemade chocolate chip cookies?
Absolutely! That’s my go-to most of the time.
Wrap it up and keep it chilled in the fridge.
Not recommended—it tends to get soggy.
Base cookie variety?
Get creative! No-bake desserts are flexible—use what’s on hand. I adore peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies, snickerdoodles, or even graham crackers.
Homemade chocolate pudding?
Absolutely! Ensure it’s cooled before incorporating it into the recipe.
Are you looking for the perfect chocolate chip cookies to use in this recipe? Make sure you check out my recipe for Ultimate Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Cookies. Now let’s make Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Pie!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter Pie
- 7"x10" baking dish
- 3 cups Chocolate chip cookies, crumbled
- 4 tbsp Butter, melted
- 16 oz Cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 cups Powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup Milk
- 1 cup Creamy peanut butter
- 5.9 oz Instant chocolate pudding mix, plus ingredients to prepare
- 8 oz Whipped topping
- Roughly crumble the chocolate chip cookies and spread onto the bottom of your 7×10 dish.
- Pour the melted butter over the top of the chocolate chip cookies.
- In a mixing bowl add your peanut butter, powdered sugar, milk, and cream cheese. Mix until light and creamy and the ingredients are combined.
- Spread the peanut butter cream cheese mixture over top of the cookies.
- Mix the chocolate pudding according to the package directions, but reduce the milk by 1/2 cup. If using dairy free milk use the mixer on high speed to help it set.
- Pour the chocolate pudding over the top of the peanut butter layer.
- Spread the whipped topping over the top of the chocolate pudding. Allow the dessert to chill.