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Butterfinger Ice Cream Pie

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There’s nothing I don’t love about this pie: Butterfingers, easy homemade ice cream, and an Oreo crust. Doesn’t get much better!

No Bake Butterfinger Ice Cream Pie - an easy no bake pie with an Oreo Crust! Full of peanut butter and Butterfinger ice cream!

I’m back! Did you miss me? (In all honesty, that’s not a fair question. Unless you follow me on Instagram, you probably didn’t even know I was gone.)

My family and I spent the last week in Hawaii, on Maui. It was a week full of water, sun, reading, relaxation, good food, and rum. (Lots and lots of rum.) I’ll be sharing more about my trip over the next few weeks, and I have so many recipes I want to make. Most of them are cocktails…with rum.

The vacation was exactly what we needed: 7 days together, no work. I think it was Christmas since the three of us have all been together for that long. (That’s a teeny exaggeration, but not by much – my husband has traveled all but 3 weeks since January.)

Easy No Bake Butterfinger Ice Cream Pie

In past years I brought my work with me on vacation. This trip? I hired a virtual assistant, scheduled everything, and left my phone in the hotel room 80% of the time. I think I deserve an award, honestly.

I had already been planning not to work very much on the trip but an experience I had on the first day solidified it for me. Picture it: paradise. A resort pool, palm trees, a good book…and the family on the lounges next to me with computers on their laps and on a conference call all morning long.

At one point the dad said to his teenage son, “Well, when you own your own business you don’t get a vacation.” (#truth)

And the son replied, “No, dad, I’m really proud of you. You came to the pool!”

His son was proud of him because he brought is Macbook Pro to the pool and spent 3 hours on conference calls during vacation.

I don’t want to be that person. If we’re being honest, until this trip? I was that person.

That, my friends, is going to change. And that’s the best souvenir I could have brought home from Hawaii.

Easy No Bake Butterfinger Ice Cream Pie

I didn’t have this pie in Maui, but I had a lot of it before we left. Between this pie and my week of indulgence, I’m getting ready to start a major eating plan. Sadly, it won’t include Butterfinger Ice Cream Pie.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t eat it. 🙂

Remember when I shared my post about how to make an Oreo crust? I made 3 pie crusts that day. One turned into a cheesecake, the other turned into a strawberry shortcake, and the final Oreo crust? Became this pie. A glorious No-Bake Butterfinger Ice Cream Pie!

A few notes about the recipe:

  • Feel free to use a store-bought crust if you prefer.
  • You can use fat-free or regular sweetened condensed milk.
  • You can use regular, light, fat-free, or sugar-free Cool Whip. You can also use fresh whipped cream if you prefer. Just be careful, if you’re using fresh, not to break the cream when you’re stirring it all together.
  • This pie freezes soft. It’s not a hard pack ice cream, but more like a combination of soft serve/frozen/cheesecake texture.
  • Add more Butterfingers if you want. More is always better!

No Bake Butterfinger Ice Cream Pie - an easy no bake pie with an Oreo Crust! Full of peanut butter and Butterfinger ice cream!

Except when it comes to work. Then? Less is better…especially on vacation!

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Servings: 8 -10 servings

No Bake Butterfinger Ice Cream Pie

Butterfinger Ice Cream Pie - an easy no bake frozen pie filled with peanut butter and Butterfingers, all on an easy Oreo crust!

Ingredients

  • 1 Oreo Crust — or store bought
  • 5 ounces by volume, just over 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter — I use regular peanut butter, like Skippy
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces 1 tub Cool Whip
  • 12 mini Butterfinger candy bars — chopped fine, about 2 cups

Instructions

  1. Stir sweetened condensed millk and peanut butter in a large bowl. Stir in vanilla. Fold in whipped topping. Fold in 1 3/4 cup of the crushed candy bars.
  2. Spread filling in prepared crust. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Before serving, sprinkle with remaining crushed Butterfingers. Store covered in the freezer for up to 1 month.

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  1. That is a really cool story about the dad and son by the pool. What a great kid, to have that kind of insight and not resent his father for it.
    But how great that you hired a virtual assistant! You in the big leagues, Dorothy. Plus, that means you could fully enjoy all the rum and the pool. 
    This ice cream pie is a fabulous dessert to come home to. I’d eat all of this way too fast!

  2. Your instagram looks amazing with your pictures from Hawaii, it looks like you had a great time! This pie is ultimate heaven; the cool sweet pb filling with the oreo crust is perfect for summer, pinned! 

  3. That sounds like a great vacation! It’s so sad that there are people who can’t let go of work even in a paradise like Hawaii…good for you for not being one of them!! We could all use a little time away from the internet and our work.

  4. Sweetened condensed milk, PB, a tub of cool whip, and butterfingers means this pie was amazing!! I would have loved a bite. And then that crunchy Oreo crust…omg. I made a pie similar to this a few years ago. Can’t remember exactly from memory but similar ingredients but I used Snickers and that thing was so good I remember having to get it out of my house, pronto 🙂

  5. Hawaii is my favorite place in the world. So jealous you spent a week there! Time to plan my next trip to paradise!

  6. I did some of your Hawaii pics. I think u deserved this break. Was the temp better than where u live? And what is this new eating plan of yours? 😉

  7. This looks fabulous, Dorothy.  Glad to have you back!  So glad you had a good time on your vacation!!  

  8. I could really go for half this pie (or so) right now.
    I like the idea of not working when you’re away.  I’m already blocking out some time for when Scott comes back, and getting stuff done now so I don’t have to worry later. 
    Where did you all stay in Maui, if you don’t mind me asking? Scott owes me a vacation and he suggested Hawaii. 

    • I LOVED Maui!! We stayed at the Marriot Maui Ocean Club. It’s their timeshare property but you can stay there if you don’t own (we don’t). Expensive, but totally worth it. We even splurged on ocean front (different than ocean view, BTW). It’s a great location and there are several hotels right there (K’aanapali Ali, Hilton, etc.) so any of them would be the perfect spot. Email me if you go for it and I’ll give you more deets!

  9. Your vacation sounds amazing – I’m so glad you could just unplug!  It is so hard, but like you said, so important!  This pie…yum!!!  What a perfect summer treat!

  10. Wow! And I didn’t even think to ask if you had anything in the freezer for me. I could use some of this right now! Glad you had a relaxing vacation and learned a great lesson.
    xoxo

  11. You just stole my heart with ice cream and butterfingers!!

  12. This looks delicious and soooo sinful! PB and chocolate for lifeee. Cute fork!

  13. I can’t wait to see your Hawaii photos! I ‘m so glad that you took a break!  The last time we were there, on NewYear’s Eve 5 years ago, everyone was watching a gorgeous sunset on the beach, and I saw a guy walking along the sand looking down, with his cell phone pressed to his ear, frowning.  What a waste of paradise!

  14. I’ve had Butterfinger pie on my “to-do” list FOREVER. Now I just want to make yours  – this looks amazing Dorothy!

  15. I’m so glad you just relaxed and enjoyed MAUI! I’d love to make it to Hawaii some day 🙂 And as for your eating plan……I’ll take your piece of pie, please!

  16. LOVE this ice cream pie! It looks divine! 

  17. I feel for that dad with his laptop by the pool. .  he probably works his ass off to provide for his family. .  and who knows? he probably also wishes he could take time off while on vacation ..  I was that person when I was working full-time at my advertising and marketing job and we were in Hawaii too. .  my husband threatened to toss my phone into the ocean because I was responding to urgent emails etc. .  anyway, I think it’s about balance. .  but it’s easier said than done, esp when things are crazy at work. .  I’m so happy for you that you got to really take some time off and enjoy your family and lucky for that man, his son was kinda cool about it and didn’t hold it against him. And dude, seriously, this pie?!!! oh mygawd, deliciousness!!! Hope you guys have a great 4th! 

  18. Dorothy – Welcome back! It looks as though you were able to enjoy yourself quite a bit during your time away. Hawaii seems like the best place to unwind and focus on putting work away for a while. 🙂 This butterfinger pie looks so creamy and delicious. I think I need to try this asap.

  19. Oh my gosh Dorothy! This pie!! I am crazy about anything with butterfingers and when I saw this come in my inbox yesterday I wanted to make it right away! Sometime this week for sure 🙂 It’s beautiful! 

  20. Awww, so glad you had a great vacay and that you were able to disconnect. That’s so important, and you will cherish the time even more since you were able to spend it appreciating family! This Butterfinger pie is fabulous!! I love that it freezes soft… the texture sounds perfect. I can never turn down chocolate and peanut butter together!

  21. Your vacation sounds like it was perfect; fun and relaxing and I am so impressed you left your phone at the hotel most of the time.  This pie looks and sounds so delicious.  I can’t wait to try it.  BTW, I’m having a real love/hate relationship with you!  😉

  22. Simple homemade Butterfinger ice cream is all I`m going to need for the rest of my life.Having an Oreo crust under it is just an added bonus that making my mouth water. Seeing how simple this is, I won`t be needing to buy ice cream ever again.

  23. I’m so glad you had a great time in Hawaii and got to unplug. That can be so hard sometimes just like the father and son. This ice cream pie looks absolutely mouthwatering! I can’t get enough of ice cream lately and I love the butterfingers!

  24. This pie is just what my diet needs! Haha. But seriously, I want a slice. I want to hear all about your trip to Hawaii, will you be doing a post on it? We’re thinking of going for our honeymoon next June :).

  25. your trip looked absolutely amazing, almost as amazing as this pie, and makes me think that it has been a really long time since Ian and I spent that much time with the kids – NO work involved.  a definite must

  26. Well done Dorothy! I think bloggers need to continually strive for a better work/life balance and you did so well! And now you are refreshed and more passionate I bet. Obviously you are because this pie is HEAVEN on a plate!!! 

  27. I’m so glad you unplugged and had a great trip because of it! Sometimes checking out is the best thing we can do for ourselves. Love you and this pie! 

  28. Sounds like you had a great trip!  It’s great to unplug and not worry about phones or computers sometimes.  What’s also great is this ice cream pie!  I love butterfingers, so this sounds perfect 🙂

  29. Im all for work life balance, hope you are feeling refreshed!
    And your recipe looks and sounds delicious- and pretty easy to make which I love!

  30. Everyone needs to take time off sometimes.  Your body and mind needs that break from the constant on the go of work.  I am so proud of you for taking the time off and just enjoying your family and the beautiful place around you.  Blogging and emails will always be there, but our kiddos grow up and leave and we need to enjoy them while they are in our care!  And I also need a big slice of this amazing pie to enjoy while I get over this stinking summer cold!!!

  31. Wow, what a fun vacation! It’s hard to leave work sometimes, especially when you love your job and it’s sort of your life. This pie looks excellent though! Wish I had a whole one all to myself 🙂

  32. This is great for the warm Summer days!

  33. Oooooooooooooooh, boy!! This looks SO darn tasty! Wow, how delicious. I am saving this to make for my husband’s birthday!

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