Oreo Crust

LAST UPDATED: Aug 03, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jul 31, 2020 | By: Julie Blanner

Calling all chocolate lovers! This Oreo Crust recipe will take all of your bake and no bake pies, bars and cheesecakes over the top! It’s quick, easy and made with a just few ingredients.

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This homemade Oreo Crust is made from start to finish in less than 10 minutes. It tastes so much better than store-bought crust, gives you the perfect slice every time and doesn’t crumble.

It comes together easily with just 2 ingredients – cookies and butter, because butter makes everything better (and along with the cookie filling, it helps holds this crust together!) Lucky for you, it only takes 2 rows of Oreos so you can snack on the rest. Though this mixture is so good it’s challenging to keep your spoon out of it before pressing it into the dish!

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It’s the perfect foundation for your favorite baked or no bake pies, bars, ice cream cakes and cheesecakes. Try it with Lemon Pie, French Silk Pie, Peanut Butter Bars or New York Cheesecake.

It can be made with your favorite Oreos – the options are endless! Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chocolate, Birthday Cake, Cool Mint or my favorite, Golden!

No need to turn on the oven! You can simply refrigerate to set for your no bake desserts. You can also bake this Oreo Crust as directed in your for your baked desserts – no need to pre-bake!

This easy recipe fits a 9-10″ pie dish and a 10″ springform pan. You can easily scale it up using the recipe card below.

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • It’s so quick – you can make it from start to finish in less than 10 minutes!
  • It requires just two ingredients.
  • It’s foolproof. No special skills or tools required.
  • It’s perfectly moist. No dry crusts here! Just great flavor that doesn’t crumble.
  • Clean slices. Calling all perfectionists, this is for you! With my tips and tricks to pack the crust you’ll achieve a clean slice, every time.
  • Great flavor. It’s so good it’s hard to resist eating it before you spoon it into your dish.
  • It’s versatile. You can use it for bake and no bake pies and easily adapt it using your favorite Oreos.

Oreo Crust Ingredients

White platter full of oreos and a white ramekin full of melted butter for ingredients to make an oreo cookie pie crust recipe.
  • Oreos – 2 rows of classic Oreos, stuffing and all!
  • Butter – Salted butter combines the crush while balancing the sweetness. You can use unsalted butter if you prefer.

Variations

  • Gluten Free – Simply substitute Oreos with gluten-free chocolate sandwich cookies.
  • Dairy Free – Substitute butter with melted coconut oil.
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How to Crush Oreos

There are several easy methods to crush cookies. You can easily crush Oreos without a food processor. When you crush them by hand, you get a little more texture.

You can use a rolling pin, mallet or muddler (see below). If you want a smooth, consistent crumb, which results in a tighter crust, use a food processor or blender. It’s completely up to you. I tend to go effortless using a food processor.

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With a Rolling Pin 

Place cookies in resealable bag with excess air removed. Place a towel on top to prevent tearing holes in the bag. Gently roll over cookies until fine.

With a Mallet 

Place cookies in resealable bag with excess air removed. Place a towel on top to prevent tearing holes in the bag. Gently hammer cookies until fine. This method also works as therapy.

Muddle

Place cookies in a bowl. Using a muddler, press down onto the cookies until fine.

In a Food Processor 

Add to food processor. Seal with lid and pulse until crushed. With a mini food processor (like mine), do it in 2 batches.

Oreos inside a mini food processor.
Oreos crushed inside a mini food processor.

How to Make an Oreo Crust

  1. Combine – Combine crushed cookies and butter with a spatula or fork until all of the mixture is moist. A pile of finely crumbled oreo cookies to make an oreo cookie pie crust.
  2. Scoop – Scoop mixture into a greased pie dish. A pile of finely crumbled oreo cookies to make an oreo cookie pie crust.
  3. Press – This is the key to making a solid crust. You can press with your fingers, but if you press with a measuring cup or drinking glass it’s easy and consistent, not to mention less messy. Alternatively, if you have a second pie dish of the same size you can press it on top of your crust for a smooth, even finish. A hand pressing oreo cookie crumbs into a pie dish with a measuring cup for an oreo cookie crust.

No Bake Dessert

Refrigerate the crust 30 minutes or more to set before filling with your favorite no bake filling.

Baked Dessert

You can simply bake this crust filled as directed in your recipe. If you prefer, you can pre-bake, but it is not required. Either way, it comes out great every time. To pre-bake, preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and bake 10 minutes.

Tips

  • Avoid gaps. Fill in with as needed.
  • If you have more than 1 of the same pie plate, you can gently press one on top of the other for a picture perfect compact crust without effort! 
  • For a quick and easy shortcut, use store-bought cookie crumbs.
  • For easy release, grease pie dish. This is my go to baking spray. You can use any butter or oil.
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What size pan does it work for?

A 9-10″ pie dish, 10″ springform, 9×9 baking dish or tart pan. Depending on which you use your crust may be a little thicker or thinner. You can easily increase using the feature in the recipe card.

Can Oreo Pie Crust be Baked?

Yes – but you don’t have to. It’s completely up to you. Baked or no bake it comes out perfect every time.

To Store

  • Room Temperature – Store covered for up to 3 days at room temperature.
  • Refrigerate – Refrigerate covered or in airtight container up to 1 week.
  • Freeze – Store in an airtight container or freezer bag up to 3 months. Bring to room temperature, fill and enjoy!
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Oreo Crust

Julie Blanner
Calling all chocolate lovers! This Oreo Crust recipe will take all of your bake and no bake pies, bars and cheesecakes over the top! It's quick, easy and made with a just few ingredients.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 219 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 24 Oreo cookies crushed (2 cups / 2 rows)
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter melted

Instructions
 

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine crushed Oreos and melted butter with a spatula or a fork until all the crumbs are moist.
  • Transfer to a greased pie dish, cake pan or springform pan.
  • Press into dish or pan using a measuring cup or drinking glass to create a smooth, even crust without gaps.
  • Refrigerate 30 minutes to set for no bake desserts. For baked desserts, fill and bake as instructed in your recipe.

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Notes

Substitutions

  • Oreos – Mix it up using your favorite sandwich cookie. Golden, birthday cake, peanut butter, mint, the options are endless. Make it gluten free using gluten free sandwich cookies. 
  • Butter – You can use unsalted butter if you prefer. Make it dairy free by substituting with coconut oil.

How to Crush Oreos

Pulse in a food processor or blender, place in a zipper bag with air removed and place a towel over and use mallet or rolling pin to crush or place in a bowl and use a muddler to crush until fine.

Pre-Bake

To pre-bake, preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and bake 10 minutes.

Tips

  • Avoid gaps. Fill in with as needed.
  • If you have more than 1 of the same pie plate, you can gently press one on top of the other for a picture perfect compact crust without effort! 
  • For a quick and easy shortcut, use store-bought cookie crumbs.
  • For easy release, grease pie dish using spray, butter or oil.

To Store

  • Room Temperature – Store covered for up to 3 days at room temperature.
  • Refrigerate – Refrigerate covered or in airtight container up to 1 week.
  • Freeze – Store in an airtight container or freezer bag up to 3 months. Bring to room temperature, fill and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories:219kcalCarbohydrates:25gProtein:2gFat:13gSaturated Fat:6gCholesterol:15mgSodium:216mgPotassium:77mgFiber:1gSugar:15gVitamin A:175IUCalcium:10mgIron:3mg
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