Buckeye Pie

*Check out this pie recipe I created in honor of OSU winning the Championship!*

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Why is this called “Buckeye Pie”? Aren’t Buckeye nuts poisonous? It doesn’t look like a buckeye…. YES I know. I’ve deemed this “Buckeye Pie” because of the big championship game that took place Monday, involving the Buckeyes… and the traditional “Buckeye cookie” is chocolate + peanut butter… like this pie.

If you reside in Ohio, this was a huge cause for celebration. They took victory at the Sugar Bowl, and then went on to the national championship. Since I’m not actually FROM Ohio, the extent of my fanfare was in the kitchen, making Ohio themed treats.

What you need:
-1/4 c. chocolate chips
-8 oz. cream cheese [feel free to use low-fat]
-8 oz. cool whip [or truwhip, to be healthy]
-1 c. peanut butter
-1 and 1/4 c. powdered sugar
-1 chocolate, gluten free pie crust [or make your own using 25 K-Toos and 4 Tbs of melted butter… or if you really don’t care you can just use oreos.]

1. In a mixer, beat softened cream cheese and peanut butter together. Slowly add the cool whip, and then 1/2 cup at a time, add your powdered sugar. Mix until smooth [no lumps]. Pour into your prepared pie crust, and smooth around with a rubber spatula. Allow to set in the fridge for at least an hour. Melt 1/4 c. of chocolate chips in the microwave, 30 seconds at a time. Drizzle over pie.

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