Buckeye Pie is the perfect holiday pie to serve this Christmas. It is quick and easy and combines the best sweet and salty flavor.

Buckeye Pie in a plate
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If you love Buckeye Balls, then you are going to love this Buckeye Pie. The layers of the Oreo crust, peanut butter and chocolate makes the best holiday pie. It is quick and easy to prepare and is so creamy.

This smooth and creamy pie is loaded with sweet and salty flavor. The rich chocolate ganache topping partially covers the peanut butter mixture to keep with the traditional treat.

Slice the pie and serve this holiday season. This 3 layer pie will sure to impress your family and friends this Christmas.

Buckeye Pie in a plate

What is Buckeye Pie?

If you are familiar with the traditional Buckeye candy, then you are going to love this Buckeye Pie. This pie has 3 layers and is the perfect combination of sweet and salty.

Crushed Oreo is combined with melted butter and pressed into a pie plate. Then a peanut butter layer is spread of the crushed Oreos. A chocolate ganache over the peanut butter and leaving a portion of the peanut butter visual. This allows it to closely resemble the classic candy.

Ingredients needed - Oreo Cookies, butter, cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, chocolate chips, heavy cream

Ingredients:

  • Oreo Cookies
  • Unsalted Butter melted
  • Cream Cheese softened at room temperature
  • Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Milk Chocolate Chips
  • Heavy Whipping Cream

How to Make Buckeye Pie:

For the Crust:

  • Step 1 – Crush Oreos – Crush the Oreo cookies in a food processor. Or place them in a Ziplock bag and bash with a rolling pin until crumbs are formed.
  • Step 2 – Combine with Melted butter – Mix the crushed cookies with melted butter.
  • Step 3 – Press the Crust in Pie Plate – Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. I like to use the bottom of a glass cup for this.
Making the Oreo Crust
  • Step 4 – Chill Crust – Place in the fridge as you make the filling.

How to Make Pie Filling:

  • Step 1 – Beat Cream Cheese – In a large bowl beat cream cheese until creamy. 
  • Step 2 – Beat Peanut Butter – Mix in the peanut butter until combined. Then slowly add in the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until thoroughly combined (no lumps). 
Mixing the peanut butter mixture in a bowl
  • Step 3 – Add in Vanilla Extract – Mix in the vanilla extract. Pour the peanut butter mixture into the pie crust and smooth it out into an even layer. 
Combining the peanut butter layer and spreading on the crust
  • Step 4 – Melt Chocolate and Heavy Cream – Microwave the chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream in 30 second intervals. Stirring after each interval until the chocolate is melted. 
  • Step 5 – Spoon Chocolate – Spoon the chocolate into the center of the pie. Carefully smooth it out into a circle in the middle of the pie
Combining the chocolate layer and layering on the peanut butter layer
  • Step 6 – Chill Pie – Refrigerate for at least 6 hours (or overnight).  Then the pie is ready to slice, serve and enjoy! 
Slice of Buckeye Pie on a spatula

Buckeye Pie Recipe Tips:

  • Cream Cheese – We recommend using full fat cream cheese when making this recipe. Make sure it is softened to room temperature for a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Chocolate Layer – To create the classic buckeye candy look, allow the peanut butter layer to still be visible.
  • Melting Chocolate – Begin by melting the chocolate chips and heavy cream in the microwave in 30 second intervals. This allows for the chocolate to slowly melt in a medium bowl.
  • Chill Pie – Make sure to chill pie for at least 6 hours. We recommend to make it the day before serving so you can allow the pie to chill overnight.
  • Crushing Oreo Cookies – If you do not have a food processor to crush the Oreos. You can place them in a zip lock bag to crush. Use a rolling pin to crush the Oreos for best results.
Slice of Buckeye Pie on a plate

Variations Ideas:

  • Crust – Feel free to use a different crust to make this recipe. You can use a graham cracker crust or a store bought crust to easily make this pie.
  • Topping – Add another layer of topping by adding in sprinkles, crushed candy or nuts for a festive look.
  • Chocolate – We used chocolate chips to make this recipe. But feel free to use quality baking bar as a delicious substitute. Dark chocolate chips would also be a great substitute.
Slice of Buckeye Pie on a plate

What is the Best Peanut Butter to use?

This Buckeye Pie is best made with regular creamy peanut butter. We do not recommend using natural peanut butter for this recipe.

Natural peanut butter could separate and not mix well with the other ingredients.

Slice of Buckeye Pie on a plate

How to Store Leftovers:

Buckeye Pie will last about 5 days in the fridge. Place in an air tight container or a pie plate for best results.

Why we Love Buckeye Pie:

  • Simple Ingredients – The ingredients are simple to make this Buckeye Pie. Combining the ingredients make them taste just like the Buckeye Candy.
  • Easy to Prepare – This delicious is easy to prepare and but it looks like you spent all day on it. The perfect last minute pie to prepare.
  • Chocolate and Peanut Butter Combination – My favorite combination is peanut butter and chocolate. That is why this is my favorite pie to make.

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Buckeye Pie is the perfect holiday pie to serve this Christmas. It is quick and easy and combines the best sweet and salty flavor.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Refrigerate 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 900

Ingredients

  • 25 Oreo Cookies
  • 5 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter melted
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese softened at room temperature
  • 1 jar Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 5 oz Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 3 Tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream

Instructions

FOR THE CRUST:

  • Crush the Oreo cookies in a food processor. Or place them in a Ziplock bag and bash with a rolling pin until crumbs are formed.
  • Mix the crushed cookies with melted butter.
  • Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. I like to use the bottom of a glass cup for this.
  • Place in the fridge as you make the filling.

FOR THE PIE FILLING:

  • Beat the cream cheese in a large mixing bowl until creamy.
  • Mix in the peanut butter until combined. Then slowly add in the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until thoroughly combined (no lumps).
  • Mix in the vanilla extract. Pour the peanut butter mixture into the pie crust and smooth it out into an even layer.
  • Microwave the chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until the chocolate is melted.
  • Spoon the chocolate into the center of the pie and carefully smooth it out into a circle in the middle of the pie
  • Refrigerate for at least 6 hours (or overnight).  Then the pie is ready to slice, serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 900kcal, Carbohydrates 82g, Protein 17g, Fat 60g, Saturated Fat 23g, Polyunsaturated Fat 9g, Monounsaturated Fat 23g, Trans Fat 0.3g, Cholesterol 54mg, Sodium 481mg, Potassium 504mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 62g, Vitamin A 683IU, Vitamin C 0.03mg, Calcium 82mg, Iron 6mg

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