Mommy Made From Scratch

Friday, September 9, 2011

Buckeye Pie

Okay, so I had what I thought was a genius original idea for a pie a few weeks ago. This pie would be like a giant buckeye, you know the kind made with chocolate and peanut butter, not the actual buckeye that comes from a tree. It was going to be full of peanut butter and chocolate goodness that would send your taste buds soaring straight towards heaven. Come to find out, there are several versions of buckeye pie out there but lucky for you, me and everyone that got to try it, none were quite like mine. So I figure my idea is still somewhat original since I had never heard of it before, mine is shaped like a giant buckeye and my recipe uses a few different ingredients than everything else that seems to be out there.

As it would happen, my church's annual Labor Day weekend picnic was coming up which included a pie baking contest. So with my confidence soaring, I made one and entered it in. Little did I know that the best pie bakers in the world would attend my church picnic last weekend. There were about 16 pies if I remember right and only three winners. Mine wasn't one of them. My husband swears that it was because one of the judges is a Penn State fan but I can't prove that. I could take this defeat to heart and let the devil win but I know just how good this thing is...and the caliber of pies submitted into the contest. So with that being said, prepare yourself for the most unbelievable thing to hit your taste buds in a long, long time...the non-awarding winning...Buckeye Pie.

Buckeye Pie

chocolate graham cracker pie crust
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1 c. peanut butter
1 1/3 c. confectioners sugar
3/4 marshmallow cream
1 c. chocolate chips

Melt 1/2 c. chocolate chips in microwave or double boiler then spread in the bottom of the pie crust. Set aside.

Add peanut butter, confectioners sugar and marshmallow cream to a medium bowl.

Mix until well blended as shown below.

 Pour mixture into pie crust and spread evenly with a spatula.

I tried to make it a little bit rounded to better resemble a buckeye. If you want a more obvious buckeye shape you could always make a double batch of the filling and round out the pie as high as you'd like.

Tatiana insisted on smelling the peanut buttery goodness...

Next, place a lightweight cup in the center of the pie. Melt 1 cup chocolate chips then pour onto the peanut butter filling.

Spread with a spoon or spatula to cover the surface evenly. Be sure to move quickly as the chocolate will begin to harden.

Carefully remove the cup to reveal the peanut butter filling.

And now for the moment of truth...

...almost perfect...

Smooth out any mistakes. (Yes, I do make them occasionally.)

Stick it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to chill. It's soooo much better if you can make this the day before and let it chill overnight.

Alas! Buckeye Pie! Enjoy.


This recipe is part of the Holiday Sweet Swap over at Pressed Down Shaken Together!


  1. Ah, thank you! You are so generous to share you non-award winning recipe! :) It looks DELICIOUS!
    I have not heard of Buckeye Pie, so I will have the privilege of starting with the best. :) Great photos too.

  2. Peanut butter and chocolate...always a winning combination! We love pie at our house, I'm happy to add this to my recipe collection. I'll be featuring this tomorrow in my November wrap up of the Holiday Sweet Swap. Thanks for sharing!