easy nutter butter peanut butter ice cream pie

Moose celebrated a birthday recently by playing the role of nurse to both me and Court Kitty.

I was recovering from a root canal. Poor, poor Court Kitty was dealing with pain from an oral infection.

Court Kitty

We were a sad bunch.

We’re getting better now, though.

I’m feeling great and, after having three teeth removed, our baby (in age, not in size) is back to his usual self.

Court Kitty

He’s digging the pain meds. He hates taking them but he loves snuggling once they kick in!

Court Kitty

Even though Moose’s birthday didn’t go as planned, all was not lost! I was able to whip up this Easy Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie while dealing with a heavy load of post-dental work pain. What better endorsement is there for preparation ease? You can make it immediately following a root canal!

You can also easily eat an ice cream pie following a root canal, but I promise I didn’t plan it that way. I’d had this dessert planned for weeks.

It takes longer to say the name of this pie than it does to actually make it, but I wanted you all to understand that it contains Nutter Butter cookies and peanut butter. Two amazing treats in one little pie! It doesn’t seem right to exclude either of them from the title. Both are far too important to leave out. The Nutter Butters are found in the crust and the peanut butter is folded into the ice cream center.

Easy Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

Happy Birthday, Moose! Maybe I should make a second ice cream pie so we can celebrate properly since we’re all now officially on the mend?

Easy Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie
Serves 8
Printable recipe


  • 10 ounces Nutter Butter cookies
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter substitute, melted
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts (salted or plain)
  • 1 quart vegan vanilla ice cream (I used Trader Joe’s Organic Soy Creamy)
  • 1 cup crunchy, salted peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup vegan semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Make the crust by placing the Nutter Butter cookies and 1 cup of the chopped peanuts into a food processor and blending them into crumbs. Do this in batches if you need to. You’re going to mix them all together in the end anyway, so transform them into crumbs whichever way works best for you.

If you want to sprinkle some Nutter Butter crumbs on top of the pie when it’s finished, set a tablespoon or so aside now.

Stir together the remaining Nutter Butter + peanut crumbs with the melted vegan butter substitute.

Spread the mixture into a pie tin (a 9″ cake pan also works) and use your fingers to push the crumbs to the edges and up the sides of the pan.

Bake the crust for 10-12 minutes, or until it begins to brown.

Allow the crust to cool completely.

In a large bowl, stir together the peanut butter and ice cream.

Spread the ice cream + peanut butter over top of the crust and smooth it out.

Place the pie in the freezer overnight, or at least 6 hours. I know it’s hard to wait that long, but it’s much easier to slice once it’s totally frozen.

Remove the pie from the freezer.

Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzle the chocolate over top of the pie. Sprinkle with leftover peanuts and Nutter Butter crumbs.

Place the pie back in the freezer until the chocolate hardens, around 10 minutes.

Eat up!

You can store this pie in the freezer, covered with plastic wrap, for around 5 days.

18 thoughts on “easy nutter butter peanut butter ice cream pie

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  2. Yum! I always try to remember to make a big batch of ice cream or pudding before I have a root canal. It definitely makes the next day a little easier to cope with.

  3. Hi, I saw this posted on Facebook by VegNews Magazine and got all excited, until I read the ingredients. Then I was confused a little by your title Tolerant Vegan. I assumed that meant tolerant of non-vegans, but after reading your about section it looks to mean Not-Really-All-That-Vegan. If you’re wanting to head down the path of “thin vegan” or better yet healthy vegan… I highly recommend that you throw out anything in your home that has: refined sugars, refined flour, HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) saturated fats and partially hydrogenated oils – all of which Nutter Butter “cookies” have in spades. πŸ˜›

    A word about “Partially Hydrogenated” Oils:

    It is now known that the process of hydrogenation creates “trans fatty acids” (TFAs), which are TOXIC entities that enter cell membranes, block utilization of essential fatty acids (EFAs) and impede cell functionality. TFAs also cause a rise in blood cholesterol. These substances are not present in natural oils.

    I have a friend who helped me along my path to a whole-food, organic plant-based way of eating, who is overweight and eats vegetarian when away from home, which because of her job is 70% of the time. She only switched for the animals. And though it took me about 8 years to go from a common American diet to… man, I really need to eat more veggies… once I started to get educated on it, it only took a couple of months to go fully animal and refined food free, and I’ve never felt better! But then I did it for my health and have good will power I guess. πŸ˜‰

    I love ice cream too, and thought I’d have trouble giving up cheese, but not really. Though it’s not a whole food per se, I use Daiya vegan cheese on my pizza, otherwise no cheese or substitutes that are refined fake cheeses.

    Hope this helps. :)

    If you find any vegan, healthier peanut butter cookies to use in this recipe instead, I will jump at the opportunity to try it out. :)

    • Hi Christen,
      Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your comment. I hope that you’ll read my “about” section again, since it seems you have misunderstood. I’ve been vegan for quite some time, have no desire to change my weight and all recipes here are, in fact, vegan. Nutter Butters are vegan, however it’s clear that vegan doesn’t necessarily mean healthy and I make no claims about nutrition for this pie or any other post. As anyone can see, this site is full of desserts. I’m not a nutritionist nor do I make any recommendations on how anyone should eat. I just present recipes that I like. That’s what this site is about. I make what I like and sometimes people like it, too. It is up to the readers to decide if and how to incorporate those recipes into their daily lives. Maybe you’ll find some recipes that better fit your lifestyle in the Recipe Index. Regardless, I’m glad you came by. I do hope you’ll come again.


    • Hi Sandra! It’s around 21 cookies (but reducing by a couple cookies or adding a couple won’t make a big difference).

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  5. Poor sweet Moose!!! Glad he is feeling better! I hope you are too, root canals are not fun:-) Oh goodness, my hubby would totally dig this serious peanut butter love!! Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

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