Do you know what Buckeyes are? Besides being a poisonous nut and the mascot of the Ohio State University, they are also delicious little candies made of chocolate and peanut butter. Well, Stephanie takes the Buckeye tradition up a notch here with her Buckeye pie. Read on for more peanut butter, chocolate, and decadent pie.
Why is this the BEST pie recipe you've got? Buckeye candies are a staple at any Ohio State football game watch party, I wanted to turn the candies into a refreshing cool pie that would cool our palates after eating spicy foods on game days. Buckeye pie takes peanut butter pie up a notch to make a great dessert for any occasion.
1 recipe Single-Crust Foolproof Pie Dough, baked and cooled
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3-4 oz. milk chocolate, or 1/2 cup good quality chocolate chips (I use Malley's Chocolate, Cleveland, OH)
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup marshmallow creme (Fluff)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup heavy cream, chilled
8 Buckeye candies (I used Malley's Chocolates Buckeyes)
Variations: melted chocolate and/or peanut butter drizzled, or chocolate shavings sprinkled, on top of chilled pie
For the coating: Melt chocolate and heavy cream in microwave safe bowl for 30-50 seconds on high until almost melted. Stir until all chocolate is melted and blended with cream. Pour over cooled pie crust and swirl pan to coat the bottom and up the sides of pie crust. Refrigerate crust until chocolate is set, 20 to 25 minutes.
For the filling: Mix all of the filling ingredients together with an electric or stand mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy with no remaining streaks of cream cheese, or peanut butter, about 3 minutes. Scraping down the bowl as necessary.
Spread the filling evenly over the cooled chocolate layer in the chilled pie crust. Refrigerate the pie until chilled and set, about 2 hours. Before serving, place buckeye candies on pie, one for each slice (or use one of the topping variations above).