12 Servings

This pie version of buckeye balls candy has a chocolate wafer crust, a sweet and creamy peanut butter filling, and is covered with a chocolate ganache.

How to Make It

Step 1

Make crust: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch square pan with foil, leaving a 1-inch overhang; mist bottom with nonstick cooking spray. Mix crumbs with sugar and butter and press into bottom of pan. Bake until crust is set, 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Step 2

Make filling: Beat all ingredients except cream with an electric mixer on high speed until smooth, 2 minutes. In a separate bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form, 2 minutes. Fold whipped cream into peanut butter mixture; pour into pie shell, smoothing top. Cover, pressing plastic wrap directly onto surface of pie. Freeze for at least 5 hours, preferably overnight. Remove pie and place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Step 3

Make glaze: Place chocolate in a bowl. Bring cream and butter to a boil and pour over chocolate. Stir until combined and chocolate is melted. Let cool to room temperature. Remove plastic from pie; spread glaze evenly over top. Chill pie, uncovered, until glaze is set. Keep pie in refrigerator or cooler until ready to eat.

Ratings & Reviews

steph1's Review

September 12, 2010
I usually make buckeyes and was looking for something similar, but less time consuming. This still took several steps and prepping ahead of time(since you have to freeze overnight). It was a hit, but nothing beats a real buckeye candy:)

miguelrey's Review

November 21, 2013

hoboshm's Review

May 27, 2012
Very good summer dessert. Not too sweet, creamy and cold. Measure crumbs carefully; 9 or 10 Safeway brand choc grahams were more than a cup, so I had to add a bit more butter to the crust so it would hold together--and then crust was too thick! I used semisweet chocolate chips for the ganache, and the boiling cream & butter didn't melt them all. I worried about nuking the mixture to get the chocolate melted, so ended up with ganache that was a little crunchy here and there. Friends and husband agreed this is the best peanut butter pie they've ever had. Will definitely make again.