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Buckeye Pie

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Buckeye Pie
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 4 hr 5 min
  • Servings 12

It’s unbeatable: The Buckeye’s combination of salty-sweet peanut butter and rich chocolate is so good, we couldn’t stop ourselves from making it into a pie. With a crust made of Betty Crocker™ double chocolate chunk cookies and a creamy peanut butter filling, it delivers on all the classic flavor, and it even has the looks to match. The chocolate ganache topping is a perfectly appropriate nod to the chocolate-dipped look of the candy. Surprise the chocolate-peanut butter lovers in your life with this new take on an old favorite! MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 17, 2019
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

Ingredients

Cookie Crust

1
pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ double chocolate chunk cookie mix
Butter, water and egg called for on cookie mix pouch
1/4
cup butter, melted

Filling

4
oz (from 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup butter, softened
3/4
cup creamy peanut butter
2
cups powdered sugar
2
tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Topping

1/4
cup semisweet chocolate chips
2
tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Make and bake 36 cookies as directed on pouch. Cool completely, at least 30 minutes. Store 20 cookies in airtight container for another use.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray.
  • 3
    In food processor, process half of the remaining 16 cookies to fine crumbs. Remove to medium bowl. Process second half of remaining cookies to fine crumbs; add to bowl. Stir in 1/4 cup melted butter until well blended. Press very firmly in bottom and up side of pie plate. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until crust is set in center. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 4
    In large bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup softened butter and the peanut butter with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. On low speed, beat in powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons whipping cream until well blended, scraping down side of bowl frequently. Spoon and spread over baked crust.
  • 5
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave Topping ingredients uncovered on High 15 seconds; stir. Continue to microwave in 10-second increments until chocolate chips can be stirred smooth; cool 5 minutes. Pour and spread over center of filling, leaving 1-inch border. Refrigerate uncovered about 2 hours or until chocolate mixture is set.
  • 6
    Using sharp knife, cut into wedges, cleaning knife blade after each cut. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Buckeye candies are peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate. The name comes from their resemblance to the nut of the buckeye tree. If you love this candy, try our easy Almost Instant Buckeyes, Buckeye Fudge or Buckeye Delights next.
  • Cleaning your knife off after each cut will make for cleaner slices and a prettier presentation.
  • You’ll wind up with 20 extra cookies that you can snack on or freeze. Then, when you inevitably want that second pie, you can whip one up in a flash!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
560
Calories from Fat
300
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34g
52%
Saturated Fat
17g
86%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
70mg
24%
Sodium
400mg
17%
Potassium
130mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
58g
19%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
45g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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