Low Carb Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Since I haven’t figured out how to healthify my Peanut Butter Coconut Balls, I decided to figure out a Trim Healthy Mama-approved Peanut Butter Pie. I might be a little obsessed with peanut butter and cream pies lately so it’s a perfect time, right?

Who can blame me really? Living in the Florida heat, in a camper, the oven is my enemy right now.  So this peanut butter pie is the perfect end-of-summer dessert.  All I need is a little refrigerator or freezer space and I’m set with this chilled pie.

Previously, I had shared my Grain-Free Peanut Butter Cookie recipe but I’ll share it again since it is the crust of this pie.
As far as the crust, you’ve got options here friends!  I love options!  🙂 You only need half of the cookie dough batch for the crust so you can…
  1. Make 2 peanut butter pies.
  2. Use half the cookie dough for the crust and bake the other half into cookies.
  3. Or you can crumble up the baked cookies and press them into a pie pan (no need to bake the crust again).

I love options!

Below is a view of the pie crust, (which is low-carb cookie dough) before baking.

Healthy Peanut Butter Pie Crust

For the filling mixture, I use powdered erythritol, you can use Truvia, or xylitol too just make sure you powder it (I grind it in an old coffee grinder) or it will be gritty.
The prepared pie is tasty but it just needs a little oompf.
That special oompf is through a chocolate drizzle.  This addition helps balance the flavors, so don’t skip it, please.  I use Hershey’s sugar-free chocolate chips, but use what you like.
For Trim Healthy Mama, this recipe is a HEAVY S.  It’s decadent, rich, and sure to satisfy a peanut butter craving with just a small slice.

Low Carb Peanut Butter Pie

This peanut butter pie is the perfect treat. It is low-carb but can be made with regular sugar too. If you are doing THM, it is an S recipe.
It is best to cut this pie directly out of the freezer and store it in the refrigerator.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Rest Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 27 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 persons
Calories 694 kcal



  • 1 c. natural peanut butter
  • ¾ c. xylitol
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ c. almond flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda


  • ¾ c. low-fat cream cheese at room temperature
  • ¾ c. erythritol powdered
  • 1 c. creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¾ c. whipping cream whipped and sweetened
  • ½ c. sugar-free chocolate chips for drizzle
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil for drizzle


To Make Crust:

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.  
  • Mix the peanut butter, xylitol, egg & vanilla and mix thoroughly.
  • Add almond flour, salt, and baking soda and stir until consistent.
  • Press half the cookie dough into a greased pie plate.
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.  Let the crust cool and transfer it to the refrigerator to speed up the process.

To Make Filling:

  • Once the crust is thoroughly cooled, mix the cream cheese and powdered erythritol well until thoroughly blended.  
  • Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla, salt, & whipped whipping cream.  Mix until well blended and same consistency.  
  • Pour into cooled cookie crust and freeze for at least 2 hours or until set.

For the Drizzle:

  • Melt the chocolate chips with ½ tsp. of coconut oil and stir.  
  • Drizzle chocolate over top.


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 694kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 22gFat: 50gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 529mgPotassium: 178mgFiber: 6gSugar: 7g
Keyword low-carb, peanut butter, THM
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38 thoughts on “Low Carb Peanut Butter Pie Recipe”

  1. Hi,
    I have a question, the recipe says to use half the cookie dough in the pie crust but I never saw what you are supposed to do with the rest of it. Am I just missing something?

    • Hi Gail, you can freeze the other half and make into cookies or another pie later, or you can make cookies with the remaining half not used immediately.

    • I can only find them at WalMart. I’ve tried every other store in the are (we are in Florida) and can’t find them anywhere else. I love them! 🙂

        • So there was some discussion on the THM Facebook group when I first posted this recipe. The conclusion was that there weren’t enough chocolate chips in it to matter. 🙂 So eat away!

  2. I just wanted to thank you for this recipe! This was the first low carb dessert recipe that I have made that tasted good! It was wonderful! I would eat it even if I wasn’t on a diet! 🙂

    • This makes me so happy to hear Elizabeth! I agree with you, it doesn’t taste low carb and I’m so happy with the results of my tinkering, (which are at times major disasters). Thank you for your nice comments!

  3. Hi Julie
    I am one month on THM, have tried Truvia and did not like and it gave me headaches
    Bought NOW BRAND ERythritol and stevia to mix together and the after taste kills me
    Can you tell me about xylitol and brand and any after taste, thanks

    • To date, my favorite stevia extract is KAL. It is so good and worth a try in my opinion. I’ve tried NOW, the original NuNaturals, Trader Joe’s as well. KAL is the best so if you can, you may want to try that brand to make your own Truvia.

      Mark, my husband, is very picky about the stevia aftertaste but I can pass off xylitol and he doesn’t notice. I buy the NOW brand xylitol which is non-GMO. If you want to sub in xylitol completely for this recipe you can, just be aware that too much xylitol can cause GI upset. 🙂

  4. Julie, did you cold in the whipped cream or actually mix it with the mixer? My assumption would be to fold it, but my assumptions have prepend to be soooo wrong in the past! Lol

  5. Thanks for this yummy looking recipe! Planning on making it for thanksgiving. Just wondering what you use to sweeten the whipped cream?

    • I’m so sorry Catherine, I just got to comments on the blog because our life is unbelievably hectic right now! I sweetened mine with powdered xylitol. Did you try it for Thanksgiving?

    • Hi Tosha, You just need to add a little bit of powdered xylitol, stevia, or truvia to your cream. To whip it you can either use a mixer or an immersion blender. Only use whipping cream and beat the cream until it is fluffy. Don’t go too long or you’ll end up with butter.

  6. I made this pie yesterday and I was absolutely amazed at how delicious it was! I’ve made peanut butter pie before I started eating low carb but even those weren’t as good as this one. I used erythritol for sweetener. I add 1 tsp all natural Sweetleaf Stevia for every one cup erythritol to cut down on the cooling effect of erythritol. I also made my own sugar free chocolate chips to cut down on carbs. My recipe yielded 486 calories and 8 grams net carbs per serving (8 slices). I’m going to use this recipe as a holiday dessert I can eat without feeling guilty.


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