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Buckeye Pie


  • Crust:
  • 1-1/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Filling:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Ganache:
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped salted peanuts


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine crumbs, sugar and butter. Firmly press mixture onto bottom and up the sides of 9-in. pie plate. Bake until set, about 10-12 minutes; cool completely.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until very smooth. Beat in peanut butter, sugar and vanilla. In a medium bowl, beat heavy cream until soft peaks form. Do not over-beat. Gently fold whipped cream into peanut butter mixture until fully incorporated. Pour into crust and spread evenly.
  • 3. Place chocolate chips and half-and-half in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds; stir. Repeat until chocolate has melted and very smooth; do not over heat or chocolate may burn. Cool slightly.
  • 4. Spread ganache over the peanut butter filling, leaving a 1-inch border of peanut butter filling uncovered around edge of pie. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Chill for several hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 559 calories, 41g fat (17g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 319mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein.


Average Rating: 3
  • mamaknowsbest
    Oct 12, 2019
    As a volunteer feild editor with Taste of Home magazine I love classic flavors with a new twist! Everyone loved this pie! Make two!
  • BJBraun
    May 25, 2019
    Are there 2 - 8 0z. packages of cream cheese, or just one package, and there is a typo?
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