The Bee’s Knees Peanut Butter Pie & Blogiversary Giveaway

by Erin

It seems incredibly fitting that November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month because my blogiversary just so happens to also be in November, specifically today! I cannot believe I have been doing this for 3 whole years now and Peanut Butter & Co. is helping me celebrate with a giveaway for their Total Nut Case gift assortment. After all, I am definitely a “total nut case” for peanut butter and I know many of you are as well!

The Bee's Knees Peanut Butter Pie 1

But first, let’s talk about favorite peanut butter recipes. As you know I have many, but one recipe that I revisit most in my dreams is peanut butter pie. I’ve made pretzel, cookie dough-s’more, chocolate chip-layered, funfetti-layered, and cookies and cream peanut butter pie varieties. Today I am adding another to the list – The Bee’s Knees using none other than Peanut Butter & Co.’s Bee’s Knees peanut butter. With a homemade graham cracker crust, a fluffy honey-peanut butter filling, topped with more whipped cream and a chocolate honey drizzle, I’d say this is one heck of a pie for a celebration! Don’t forget the sprinkles ;-).

The Bee's Knees Peanut Butter Pie 2

My 3 year blogiversary giveaway is for a gift assortment bursting with 8 jars of peanut butter (Smooth Operator, Crunch Time, White Chocolate Wonderful, Dark Chocolate Dreams, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, The Heat Is On, Mighty Maple, The Bee’s Knees), 4 jars of jam (Seriously Strawberry Jam, Rip-Roaring Raspberry Preserves, Gorgeous Grape Jelly, Awesome Apricot Preserves), a 10-pack each of Dark Chocolate Dreams and Smooth Operator squeeze packs, 3 assorted flavors of Peanut Brittle (original, spicy, and coconut), a box of Corny Crunch peanut butter caramel popcorn, and a box each of our PB Swirl Brownie, Mighty Fine PB Cupcake, and Old Fashioned PB Cookie baking mixes. It even comes in a custom Peanut Butter & Co. reusable gift box topped with a silver holiday bow. Be sure to use the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post to enter for a chance to win!

One year ago: Funfetti Cheesecake White Chocolate Brownies

Two years ago: Funfetti Truffle Chocolate Cupcakes


Serves 10-12



1-3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs

3 Tbsp brown sugar

6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Pinch of salt


1 cup Peanut Butter & Co.’s The Bee’s Knees peanut butter (or 3/4 cup regular + 1/4 cup honey)

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 cups heavy cream

1 tsp vanilla extract


2 Tbsp chocolate honey (or chocolate syrup)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Add the butter and toss with a fork until all of the crumbs are moistened. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Refrigerate for 15 minutes, then bake until set, about 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely *.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together peanut butter, cream cheese, brown sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium, until well combined.
  3. In another large bow, whip the heavy cream on medium-high until soft peaks form *. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in 3/4 of the whipped cream until thoroughly combined. Spoon mixture into cooled pie shell and smooth mixture to edges of pie.
  4. Spread remaining whipped cream over the pie and drizzle with honey.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

* For a shortcut, use a prepared graham cracker crust and a 12 oz. container of thawed whipped topping.

** To make lighter, use reduced fat cream cheese and lite whipped topping.

Source: Crust adapted from Brown Eyed Baker. Filling adapted from JIF.

Disclosure: Giveaway provided by Peanut Butter & Co. Peanut butter used in recipe was purchased myself. I was not compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Troy Willyard November 17, 2013 - 9:10 pm

Peanut butter is delicious with crepes. Add a little chocolate. Delish!

Julie November 17, 2013 - 6:32 pm

Peanut butter cookies that my mom makes

Troy Willyard November 17, 2013 - 5:50 pm

I love peanut butter! I love crepes with a bit of peanut butter and chocolate. Delish!

Annette November 17, 2013 - 1:21 pm

I love making (and more importantly eating) peanut butter fudge.

Karen November 17, 2013 - 12:18 pm

My favorite is chocolate peanut butter pie.

Denise Konkel November 17, 2013 - 1:43 am

peanut butter blossoms!

Kenny Hall November 17, 2013 - 12:01 am

peanut butter pie!

Leah November 16, 2013 - 7:39 pm

I’m willing to try any peanut butter recipe….well, mainly if it includes chocolate ;)

Alaine November 16, 2013 - 3:30 pm

I love peanut butter cookies

Melissa Watkins November 15, 2013 - 7:43 pm

We love to make Banana Swirl…frozen bananas blended with peanut butter and honey! I bet the Bee’s Knees would be GREAT in that recipe.

Kristen Delle Donne November 15, 2013 - 3:59 pm

I LOVE to make PB banana “burritos” !

spiffycookie November 15, 2013 - 4:01 pm

Love it!

Mallory November 15, 2013 - 11:42 am

My favorite is peanut butter pie!

Morgan November 15, 2013 - 11:25 am

Pretty much peanut butter in any form or flavor I go gaga for!

Mahdi M November 15, 2013 - 2:04 am

I like making peanut butter cookies, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!

Terri B November 14, 2013 - 11:25 pm

My favorite is peanut butter cup cookies!

Kate November 14, 2013 - 9:55 pm

My favorite recipe is an amazing peanut butter pie!

monica young November 14, 2013 - 7:45 pm

I love a simple peanut butter cookie. But everything with peanut butter is good

David November 14, 2013 - 3:32 pm

A local grocer had 40oz jars of peanut butter for $1.98, so we bought a few dozen jars. We have made several varieties of peanut butter cookies, some with chocolate chips, some with m&ms, some with craisins(pb and j flavored). They all turned out great.

D SCHMIDT November 14, 2013 - 3:04 pm

My favorite recipe containing peanut butter is this peanut butter cookie recipe

Carolsue November 14, 2013 - 3:46 am

I just made these and they are delicious. Peanut Butter Fudge Bites
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BS3 November 13, 2013 - 8:51 pm

I also enjoy all things peanut. My favorite recipe would be a peanut butter cookie. Nothing fancy just soft, warm and absolutely delicious.

kesha November 13, 2013 - 6:44 pm

I love peanut butter balls! So yummy!

Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More November 13, 2013 - 5:17 pm

I love the classic Betty Crocker peanut butter cookie recipe with the addition of chocolate chips and pecans.

Jill Hartley November 13, 2013 - 9:09 am

mmmm just a simple peanut butter cookie recipe!

Kat November 13, 2013 - 7:04 am

We just tried Bees’ Knees for the first time and are in love with it. Can’t wait to try this pie.

Danielle Murgia November 12, 2013 - 8:06 pm

My favorite recipe is when I make a satay of chicken with peanut sauce! Yum

Sarah H. November 12, 2013 - 1:50 pm

My husband would LOVE this pie! I love mixing White Chocolate Wonderful, almond milk, chocolate protein powder, & maple syrup to top my chocolate pancakes! Yum!

Joan November 12, 2013 - 12:49 pm

I have a recipe for peanut butter pie and it’s really good!

Anne November 12, 2013 - 12:31 pm

I most often eat PB right ot of the jar with a spoon. But if I can get past that, my favorite recipe would be an old-fashioned PB cookie with the criss-cross top.

Kristen November 12, 2013 - 10:32 am

I love peanut butter cookies with a hershey kiss on top!

Gerry @ Foodness Gracious November 12, 2013 - 1:41 am

PB is best when eaten with chocolate as cliche as it sounds but it really is! Love it :)

Melissa November 11, 2013 - 11:35 pm

peanut butter in any form is fine by me, but i particularly love peanut butter blossom cookies!

alex November 11, 2013 - 11:15 pm

I love peanut butter eaten with a spoon!

Corisa November 11, 2013 - 10:29 pm

Loveeee peanut butter frosting!

Debi November 11, 2013 - 10:23 pm

Peanut Butter Pie is my all time favorite thing to make. I make it every Thanksgiving.

Anne November 11, 2013 - 10:05 pm

First of all, Happy Blogiversary! And here’s wishing you many more.

As for my favorite recipe using peanut butter, does a Fluffernutter count? I hope so, because I have Fluffernutters for lunch quite often, even though I’m a grown-up. But if you need a recipe, I make these peanut butter cups for gifts:

Jordan November 11, 2013 - 10:00 pm

My personal favorite peanut butter recipe is peanut butter buckeyes. Not much of a recipe, I know, but so delicious! Every Christmas season I made peanut butter blossoms and they are always a hit. Especially since I use a mini Reese’s cup instead of a hershey’s kiss in each cookie :)

Leslie November 11, 2013 - 9:44 pm

Peanut blossoms

Cristina November 11, 2013 - 9:34 pm

My favorite recipe comes from The Peanut Butter Co’s Recipe book! It’s their peanut butter pie with chocolate wafer crust. I could devour the whole thing!

alisa November 11, 2013 - 9:17 pm

i like buckeyes, peanut butter cookies, and peanut butter cheesecake!

Heather November 11, 2013 - 9:03 pm

I love peanut butter cookies with Hershey’s kisses in the middle… Yum!

Kelly D November 11, 2013 - 8:40 pm

I like to make peanut butter cookies.

Ashley Bruno November 11, 2013 - 8:35 pm

Cant wait to try this pie! Seems so easy and delicious!

natalie@thesweetslife November 11, 2013 - 8:26 pm

happy blogiversary!! what an amazing giveaway! my favorite pb recipe lately is probably this ice cream: mmmm

spiffycookie November 12, 2013 - 2:38 pm

Thanks Natalie!

Natalie November 11, 2013 - 8:26 pm

I love monster cookies made with chocolate candies and peanut butter!

Tracey November 11, 2013 - 7:49 pm

Wow, 3 years – has it really been that long? Congratulations my friend!! My favorite peanut butter recipe is peanut butter cookies and cream ice cream. I can’t get enough!

spiffycookie November 12, 2013 - 2:38 pm

I know! Although at the same time it seems longer.

DessertForTwo November 11, 2013 - 7:39 pm

Congrats on 3 years! Can you imagine your life without blogging now? I’m so glad I got to ‘meet’ you thru blogging :)

Favorite peanut butter recipe is definitely cooked peanut butter pie. It’s essentially peanut butter pudding in a graham crust with whipped cream on top. How can that ever be bad? :)

spiffycookie November 12, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Thank you! No I definitely cannot, and love to have “met” you as well. Hopefully for real one of these days.

Madeline November 11, 2013 - 7:12 pm

I love good old-fashioned buckeyes!

Linda F November 11, 2013 - 7:12 pm

Peanut Butter cookies

barbara n November 11, 2013 - 7:11 pm

My daughter and I made your Single Serving Peanut Butter Krispie Chocolate Balls to take to my nieces bridal shower! Everyone loved them!

theresa krier November 11, 2013 - 7:06 pm

i make a super simple p.b. cookie alot. 1 cup p.b., 1/2 cup sugar, 1 egg, 1 teas. vanilla. that’s it, roll into bite size balls & bake at 350 for 8-10 min. they always stay soft & my grandkids adore them.

Shelly November 11, 2013 - 6:44 pm

I love peanut butter cookies!

libby November 11, 2013 - 6:43 pm

Peanut Butter Pie is my favorite

Rich November 11, 2013 - 6:39 pm

I simply love my pB on a spoon.

Cindy B. November 11, 2013 - 6:15 pm

My favorite recipe using peanut butter is Peanut Butter Fingers!

Sarah November 11, 2013 - 6:13 pm

I don’t think it’s really a recipe, but honestly the best use of peanut butter is a sandwich: bread, peanut butter and a banana. I’ve made peanut butter bars, have had peanut butter cookies and oh the buckeyes! But the sandwich is where it’s at!

Susan November 11, 2013 - 6:07 pm

Congratulations on 3 years of blogging!!

Lisa November 11, 2013 - 6:06 pm

It’d probably be the classic scotcheroo bar!

Sarah November 11, 2013 - 5:50 pm

So want to try this for thanksgiving! Love the bees knees and pies!

Andrea November 11, 2013 - 5:50 pm

If I had to pick just one, I would say buckeyes are my favorite peanut butter dessert recipe.

Emma November 11, 2013 - 5:34 pm

Any recipe involving peanut butter is a favorite, but the design element to these PB cookie bars makes it stand out!

Stephanie November 11, 2013 - 5:05 pm

My favorite recipe is peanut butter cookies!

Alicia Arsenault November 11, 2013 - 4:48 pm

My favorite recipe using peanut butter is my moms peanut butter cookies with chocolate & peanut butter chunks. So yummy!

Gaby November 11, 2013 - 3:46 pm

Mine never even makes it into a recipe! I love a giant blob of it under all my granola and milk or on oatmeal. I just bought a food processor though so I’m going crazy with nut butter flavors!

Linda Sidowski November 11, 2013 - 3:40 pm

I have a husband of over 32 years, who goes through a jar of peanut butter in a week! Can we say, “addicted?!” What a great opportunity to win an awesome prize! Would LOVE to win this!! Thanks for posting this great recipe too! Can’t wait to try it!

cammie turner November 11, 2013 - 3:40 pm

well i have two fav that would be no bake cookies and buckeyes

Natalie J Vandenberghe November 11, 2013 - 3:36 pm

Your recipe sounds delicious–thanks for sharing! I’ve never heard of chocolate honey before.
I love a dessert called Peanut Butter Dream; unfortunately, it’s not something I have a recipe for (I buy it from a restaurant in Corvallis, OR).
We love peanut butter pie and PB cookies (with white chocolate chips). I also love making PB cereal bars. Thanks for the giveaway.

rachel November 11, 2013 - 3:36 pm

I like no-bake cookies! I should try something new, though. :)

Jessica @ OrganicallYou November 11, 2013 - 3:31 pm

I love no bake peanut butter cookies! What a great giveaway, I would love to win!!

Becky November 11, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Completely addicted to their peanut butter!

Kathy November 11, 2013 - 3:18 pm

I love Peanut Butter cookies!!!

Anna November 11, 2013 - 3:15 pm

My favorite way to use peanut butter is in Buckeyes!

Lisa November 11, 2013 - 3:06 pm

Peanut Butter Pie!

Morgan Watkins November 11, 2013 - 3:04 pm

This recipe sounds awesome! My favorite Spiffy Cookie recipe is Peanut Butter Biscoff Blondies. I bet the Bees Knees PB would be a great PB with the Biscoff!

Jenn November 11, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies!

Jessica November 11, 2013 - 2:31 pm

Grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich

Alicia November 11, 2013 - 1:54 pm

Peanut butter no bakes! :D

Jordan Parke November 11, 2013 - 1:33 pm

My favorite Peanut Butter Pie recipe! My mother made this for years and now I make it as well, it is my go-to for occasions (or just for a delicious treat after a hard day!)
I personally use/make a gluten free crust, just because I have Celiac Disease.

1 (9-inch) refrigerated ready-to-use pie crust
3/4 cup(s) sugar
1/3 cup(s) cornstarch
1 teaspoon(s) salt
4 cup(s) whole milk
4 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
3/4 cup(s) peanut butter, preferably crunchy
3 tablespoon(s) butter, at room temperature
1 tablespoon(s) vanilla extract
Freshly whipped sweetened heavy cream, for serving
Chopped peanuts, for garnish

Kaylin November 11, 2013 - 1:13 pm

This is my latest favorite peanut butter recipe. :)

Jennifer November 11, 2013 - 1:10 pm

I love the peanut butter and pretzel mixture. These are super simple and so delicious:

Katie November 11, 2013 - 12:50 pm

I love peanut butter and apples, so I think I will need to try your Peanut Butter Apple Granola Bars, I bet they will be my new favorite!

Josh Ramish November 11, 2013 - 12:37 pm

i just saw your The bees knees peanut butter pie it looks awesome. im going to make that for thanksgiving.

spiffycookie November 11, 2013 - 12:51 pm

I bet it would be a great end for an awesome Thanksgiving meal!

Jeffrey November 11, 2013 - 12:29 pm

Mine is a recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter (we call it Buckeye here in Ohio) Cheesecake!

spiffycookie November 11, 2013 - 12:53 pm

I love buckeye anything!

joann w. November 11, 2013 - 12:24 pm

My favorite peanut butter cookie recipe is for a cookie bar, it’s like a peanut blondie! I’d love to jazz it up with some of the awesome flavors from Peanut Butter& Co. in your giveaway. Fingers crossed, and Happy Blogversary!

Bethany November 11, 2013 - 12:19 pm

My best friend and I love to have baking days. We also love peanut butter pies. And now that we live several states apart, our visits are precious…. This is getting added to the list on our next baking day!

spiffycookie November 11, 2013 - 12:55 pm

What fun, I love cooking with friends.

Robin Chesser November 11, 2013 - 12:19 pm


Mandy Santamore November 11, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Penut butter fudge

Zainab November 11, 2013 - 11:59 am

Happy Blogiversary Girl! This is the perfect celebration cake for you and someone I reside with. I am in awe of all the creamy peanut butter going on. Love it!
I am so glad I found your blog and so happy to be learning so much from you. Wish I can accomplish half as much as you have in 3 years :)
Ps: I’m definitely going to say buckeyes :)

spiffycookie November 11, 2013 - 12:56 pm

Thank you so much! I am also glad to have come to know you and love seeing how awesome you’ve become as a baker. And you can never go wrong with buckeyes ;-)

michele malone November 11, 2013 - 11:59 am

my husband makes these amazing peanut butter sandwich cookies. It is really just a standard peanut butter cookie recipe, but he mixes cream cheese, powdered sugar, and peanut butter to make this super rich and yummy filling. then he makes sandwich cookies from all of it.

V November 11, 2013 - 11:58 am

Peanut butter mixed in with plain greek yogurt and topped with chocolate chips! Cures any craving all year-round!

Susan Christy November 11, 2013 - 11:40 am

For 30 years, I’ve been making a peanut butter cookie recipe that is baked in mini muffin pans, and a peanut butter cup pressed into the center as soon as they come out of the oven.

Maureen November 11, 2013 - 11:15 am
Cake Mix Doctor’s Peanut butter chocolate bars. We give these out as gifts and bring them to parties and well they never last long around our house when made for us.

Jenn Baker (@jbakernyc) November 11, 2013 - 11:12 am

There’s a great gluten-free cookie recipe by Luane Kohnke that is a chocolate cookie with peanut butter filling like a reese’s PB cup. Love that and it combines my fave two flavors!

Jillian S. November 11, 2013 - 11:07 am

Happy blogiversary!
So much peanut butter…I’m a little overwhelmed right now. I think I need a glass of milk!
My absolute favorite thing to do with peanut butter is make cookies with peanut butter M&Ms.
But I’m pretty sure it would be impossible to go wrong with peanut butter.

Jennifer | Bake or Break November 11, 2013 - 10:49 am

Happy blogiversary! Peanut butter is the perfect way to celebrate. This pie looks divine!

georgianna November 11, 2013 - 10:45 am

I’m a huge fan of stirring peanut butter into pudding (chocolate.. duh) and tossing mini chocolate chips on top :D

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) November 11, 2013 - 8:45 am

OMGEEEEE!!! What an amazing peanut buttery giveaway!!! I LOOOVE this recipe girl! PEANUT BUTTAH IS THE BEST!


spiffycookie November 11, 2013 - 9:32 am

Thank you!!

Ali @ Inspiralized November 11, 2013 - 7:22 am

My favorite peanut butter cookie is a simple peanut butter cookie with walnuts and white chocolate. MMMMMM!

Joanne November 11, 2013 - 7:15 am

I feel like I”m sucking up a little by saying this, but I LOVE me some buckeyes!! :P And all peanut butter in general. If I go a day without it, I start to have withdrawal symptoms! THis pie looks fab-o-lous.

spiffycookie November 11, 2013 - 9:33 am

Flattery accepted, but unfortunately does not increase your chances of winning ;-)


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