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  • Writer's pictureBobbi Jo Lathan

Elvis’s Peanut Butter Pie with Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Updated: Dec 31, 2023

peanut butter pie

If you’ve been following my blog, then you may recall that my Aunt Noni was from a little town outside Biloxi, Mississippi and was a fabulous cook! In fact, she was often asked to come in and cook for visiting celebrities and CEOs staying at the county club where she and my Uncle Frank were members. It also so happens that one of the celebrities who always requested that she cook for him was none other than Elvis Presley.

That being said, here’s another one of her recipes that Elvis loved, her Peanut Butter Pie with Homemade Chocolate Sauce! Apparently, he always requested two Peanut Butter Pies sent to his suite at the country club – and them pie plate always came back clean without a single crumb! So, as my Aunt Noni would tease: “Well, I guess my pies really are fit for a King!”

This is a no bake recipe! You just have to have a working icebox!

Peanut Butter Pie

Recipe by: Bobbi Jo Lathan

Recipe type: Dessert

Cuisine: Southern

Serves: 6


15 mins


15 mins


For Pie:

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 8 oz. package cream cheese (softened)

1 cup sugar

1 cup whipping cream (whipped ‘til thick)

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 graham cracker pie crust (I like Keebler Ready Crust!)

Chocolate Sauce Topping:

⅔ cup heavy cream

½ cup light corn syrup

⅓ cup dark brown sugar (packed)

¼ cup cocoa powder (I like Dutch-Process)

¼ teaspoon sea salt

6 oz. unsweetened bittersweet chocolate (finely chopped)

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 teaspoon vanilla



  1. First, get yourself a big ol’ bowl and cream together your peanut butter, cream cheese and the sugar.

  2. Now, mix in the melted butter, then the whipped cream and the vanilla.

  3. Pour the peanut butter mixture into your Keebler Ready Crust and let it chill in the ice box for about 4 hours.

Chocolate Sauce Topping:

  1. Add the whipping cream, light corn syrup, sugar, cocoa, sea salt and HALF of the chopped bittersweet chocolate together into a saucepan (I like to use my 1 ½ quart heavy saucepan).

  2. Bring the mixture to a soft boil over a medium heat, stirring constantly.

  3. Once the chocolate is melted, reduce the heat and cook for another 4 minutes.

  4. Take it off the heat and add the butter, vanilla and the rest of the bittersweet chocolate and stir it until it is really smooth.


  1. Once, your pie is set, take it out of the ice box.

  2. Pour the warm (not hot!) chocolate sauce onto the top of the peanut butter pie.

  3. Put it back into the ice box for 30 minutes until the chocolate sauce sets.  (That’s if you can wait 30 minutes!)

  4. Now, serve it up! YUM!

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