Oreo cookies are great for making pie crusts. Those chocolate wafers are not very sweet and pack a lot of chocolate flavor into every bite. For most chocolate pie crusts, the wafer cookies are used by themselves, blended with butter and baked until the crust is set. This No Bake Oreo Pie Crust uses the whole cookie.
The no-bake crust is made by blending whole Oreo cookies up with a little bit of butter for a crust that sets up in the refrigerator instead of in the oven. The combination of melted butter and the Oreos’ sweet, creamy filling adds just enough moisture to the wafer cookies to bind them firmly together and really help the crust to hold its shape as the melted butter firms up in the fridge.
A no-bake crust is the perfect type of crust to use for no-bake pies, which are always popular during the summer months when you are looking for a dessert that doesn’t require the oven. Cream pies – especially chocolate cream pie – work very well in this crust. It is also an excellent base for ice cream pies, which you can make by softening your favorite flavor(s) of ice cream and spooning them into the crust, then freezing the pie to allow it to set before serving.
No Bake Oreo Pie Crust
20 oreo cookies
1/4 cup butter, melted
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and whizz until cookies are very finely ground and ingredients are well combined.
Pour moist crumbs into a 9-inch pie crust and pack into an even layer around the sides and base of the pie plate. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before filling.
Makes 1 crust.