The Perfect Oreo Cookie Crust Recipe

Oreo cookie crust made fresh, from scratch! This easy homemade Oreo cookie crust will amp up the flavor of your favorite no-bake pie recipes.

Raise your hand if you don’t like the store-bought Oreo Cookie Crusts. Don’t worry – you never need to buy one again! Now you can make your own with this perfect DIY recipe, and the best part? You can use ANY flavor Oreo cookie!!

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An EASY no-bake Oreo Cookie Crust recipe that works with any flavor Oreo cookie!

It’s our last week of school. In 3 days Jordan will be a 5th grader. **sobbing**

The next three days are jam-packed fun-filled days for the kids at school. They’re stressful, gut-wrenching, and exhausting for us moms, especially those of us who work at home and are trying to get 3 months of work done since, hello, no childcare.

I often wonder why the kids go to school this week. The grading period ended last Friday, so there will be no homework, no math fact drills, and no required reading. There will be a pizza and cake party, park time, and several assemblies. The first of the assemblies starts today: the Talent Show.

Jordan and two of her friends are the opening act in the Talent Show with a dance. Jordan’s nervous, excited, and she has a cold. Because of course she does, right?

(BTW, who gets sick in summer? Like, isn’t that illegal? It’s 90° outside. No sickness allowed!)

Speaking of summer, I’m about ready for no-bake summer to begin. The A/C has been running steadily and every time I run the oven I think about the electrical meter spinning like in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

No-Bake Summer is why I’m introducing you to the only crust you’ll need (alongside this one) to make pie all season long, without your oven: a perfect No-Bake Oreo Cookie Crust.

And when I say Oreo I mean ANY Oreo cookie, not just regular!

Oreo cookie crust made fresh, from scratch! This easy homemade Oreo cookie crust will amp up the flavor of your favorite no-bake pie recipes.

Whenever someone says “Oreo Crust” I’m sure you think of that kind up there, the kind made from traditional Oreos. I always think of that one too. I mean, it’s the perfect base for, say, a peanut butter chocolate cream pie.

But have you ever noticed all the different flavor Oreos out there? I mean, I love the traditional chocolate but if I must admit it…I like the Golden Oreos better. I especially like them as a pie crust.

Golden Oreo Cookie Crust Recipe

All Oreos, when you break them down to bits, are the same thing with different flavors. They have the same cream in the center and the cookie has the same texture. Therefore, you can use any of the cookies interchangeably in crust.

I mean, the possibilities are endless. Mint, peanut butter, cotton candy, watermelon, cookie dough…should I go on or are you super hungry now?

Making your own Oreo Cookie Crust is easy, fast, and works for so many recipes. I even made a photo tutorial for you on how to make the crust. Scroll past the recipe for the photo tutorial!

OR, check out this video on how to make the Oreo cookie crust!

You can use these crusts entirely no bake – just make and fill according to the recipe you’re using. You can bake the crust for a few minutes to make it crispy if you prefer them that way. Or you can bake cheesecake or fruit pies in the crust. There are so many options for how to fill an Oreo crust.

An EASY no-bake Oreo Cookie Crust recipe that works with any flavor Oreo cookie!

Plus, a homemade Oreo Cookie Crust tastes so much better than a store-bought one. Two ingredients and 10 minutes gives you a fresh, homemade, DIY no-bake crust perfect for any pie.

Which Oreos would you use??

Don’t forget to check out the tutorial on how I made the crust below the recipe! Then, make a pie like an Oreo Cheesecake, a Coconut Cream Pie, Peanut Butter Chocolate Cream Pie, Dulce de Leche Pie, Banana Cream Pie, or Black Bottom Cherry Cream Pie.

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Perfect Oreo Cookie Crust Recipe

This Oreo Cookie Crust Recipe can be used with any flavor Oreo Cookie! It’s an easy no-bake pie crust that works for so many different pies.

Ingredients:

  • 25 Oreo Cookies (your favorite flavor)
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted Challenge Butter melted

Directions:

  1. Finely crush your cookies. I like to use a food processor for this step, but you can also place the cookies in a plastic bag and roll the sealed bag with a rolling pin. If you’re using a rolling pin, seal the bag but leave about an inch open for air to escape. You’ll have to put some muscle in it to get a fine crush. The crust sticks together best when the cookies are crushed finely.
  2. NOTE: You do NOT need to remove the filling from the Oreo.
  3. Stir the cookie crumbs and melted butter together with a fork. Press crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of a 9″ pie plate. Chill until ready to fill.
  4. For a no-bake pie: chill the crust about 30 minutes before filling, then fill/chill as directed in the recipe.
  5. For a crunchier no-bake filling pie: bake the crust for 8 minutes at 350°F then cool completely before filling.
  6. For a filled baked pie: press the crust into the pie plate and then bake about 8 minutes at 350°F. Fill with filling and bake as directed in the recipe.
  7. This crust can also be pressed into a 9×9 inch pan for pie bars or used as a cheesecake crust in a 9-10″ springform pan.
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Check out all of my pie crust recipes for even more inspiration!

Here’s the step-by-step Oreo Cookie Crust Recipe photo tutorial (video here):

First, finely crush your cookies. You do NOT need to remove the filling from the Oreos. Just throw them all into a food processor and pulse until they are a fine crumb.

making Oreo cookie crumbs in a food processor

If you don’t have a food processor, you can also do this in a gallon-size ziploc bag. Seal all but one inch of the bag (so air can escape) and roll to get crumbs. Doing it by hand is harder – you want a fine crumb so that the crust holds together. But it can be done in a bag, just take all your aggressions out on it!

crushing Oreo cookies with a rolling pin to make an Oreo cookie crust

Place your finely crushed cookies in a bowl and add the melted butter. Stir with a fork until the crumbs are all moistened.

making a Golden Oreo Cookie Crust

Place in a 9″ pie plate and press to compact on the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Chill the crust for at least 30 minutes and then fill as directed in the pie recipe you’re using.

Golden Oreo Cookie Crust

Notes:

  • You do not have to bake the crust, making this a totally no-bake recipe.
  • If you like a crispier crust, bake the Oreo Cookie Crust at 350°F for about 8 minutes. Cool, then fill as directed in the recipe.
  • Baking something like butterscotch-apple pie or pumpkin mousse pie? Bake the crust at 350°F for about 8 minutes, then fill and bake as directed in the recipe.
  • You can also press this crust recipe into a 9×9″ square pan to make cheesecake or pie bars.
  • Making a cheesecake in a springform pan? This recipe works for that too!

You can use this Oreo cookie crust recipe to make so many different pies!

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63 comments

  1. Pity the poor teachers. They have to keep kids entertained when there’s really nothing to do for a week. And then it’s your turn, right? Lucky you!
    Oreo crusts are definitely the best. Better than regular crust, because it’s one giant cookie! I want to try doing it with those new s’more Oreos. Fun times!

  2. I don’t think I could ever be an elementary school teacher. While those munchkins are adorable, they’re full of energy especially when they know that the school year is over. Hopefully you have some fun activities planned for the summer with Jordan! This crust is perfect for the summer…I mean who wants to go near the fiery trenches of an oven! I love how easy this crust is to customize. 

  3. Oreo cookie crusts are the best! I love the chocolate taste and how easy it is so to whip up. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love all the different Oreo flavored out there! My fave is the Resse’s. This a great recipe, Oreo pie crust is the best 🙂

  5. Is it bad that I just want to eat the crust on its own? 😉

  6. Oreo crusts are the best! So simple to put together and completely delicious. I’m with Eva, let’s eat the crust on its own!

  7. I adore cookie crusts — especially no bake crusts! Never thought to try them with the golden Oreos, but I love the idea! Thanks for the tutorials. : )

  8. What a great staple recipe to have! That crust is making my mouth water it looks so good!

  9. I wish I could pack up my backs and move to the US, you literally have everything I could possibly dream of over there. Like store-bough Oreo crusts, and, well, the list is almost endless!

    But when you come up with recipes like these, there’s no need to pack up my bags because homemade beats store-bought every. single. time.

  10. This is the last week of school for mine as well, whaaaaa! They don’t do any school work either, in fact tomorrow is field day. These are excellent crusts to have on hand! So many possibilities!

  11. Good luck to Jordan for 5th grade and the talent show, you must be a proud mum! This crust looks amazing, it looks like the perfect ratio of oreos to butter; some crusts can be waaaayy too dry or seriously greasy, this is perfect! 

  12. Yes, why do the kids go to school this week? WHY? All the 1st grade classes watched movies yesterday. Um, what? Anyway, do I even need to tell you how much I love this recipe? Oreos. Check. No bake. Check. And pie. Check. Like all my favorite things in one place. CHECK.

  13. Such a great tutorial! I am 100% on the no-bake train. Also coming down with a cold, so maybe Jordan and I can be friends.

  14. Pinning this for reference! love the idea of using golden oreos- I’ve tried the mint oreos in no bake tarts and they’ve worked wonderfully 🙂

  15. I totally get how you feel! I can’t believe next year I’ll have a 4th grader…..(where does time go!?) This crust, though…..looks completely awesome, easy, delicious, and tear-free!!!

  16. Have never thought of using the vanilla!  Thank you for both

  17. And don’t forget the moms scurrying around the last week for cards and gifts for the teachers/aides/office help/principal!  Thanks for this recipe – another one I didn’t know I needed till I saw it!

  18. I’m so guilty of using store bought crusts, but I do love a good homemade one! Don’t think I’ve ever made one with golden oreos, definitely going to have to try that! 🙂

  19. Haha, I LOVE National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation! And yes, being sick in summer is totally wrong — I’m sure she’ll be fine anyway! I can think of so many ways I’d like to fill this!

  20. That crust looks a million times better than the store-bought oreo crust – can’t wait to try it out!  School’s out already there?  My kids still have another month.  Do they go back to school before September then, or do you just get a really long summer?!  I wonder this every year when people start talking about school ending in May!  🙂

  21. WAIIIITTT GOLDEN OREO CRUST?! SAY WHAAA?! This may have just changed my view of life. I have always hated regular oreo crusts (I don’t like chocolate cookies) but I am obsessed with the golden oreos. This. Is. Amazing. Pinned!

  22. Yes, yes, yes! All the different flavors of Oreos make awesome pie crusts.  Love this fun post and all the pictures!!

  23. I have a chocolate cheesecake recipe that I have made for 30 years and it uses Oreo cookies …just the cookies, no added fat… and it works perfectly. Try using JUST the cookies in the food processor next time and it will save you several hundred calories of fat.

    • If you want to use just the cookies without the filling you can get Nabisco wafer cookies. They’re the same thing as Oreos without the filling. I’d never make a crust homemade if I had to take the time to remove the filling!

  24. Gah! I’ve already been running the A/C WAY too much! And I’ve seriously been missing out on Golden Oreos? Where have I been?! Love this simple crust tutorial, can’t wait to try it out with all the Oreo options!

  25. I love oreo crusts! Would you believe me if I said I’ve never tried any of the other flavors? I just love the original too much!

  26. Homemade oreo crusts are so much better than store bought! You make me want to go make a pie!

  27. It’s been so hot this week we’ve been running our A/C on like crazy too! No-bake treats are perfect for this time of year! Love homemade Oreo crusts especially the golden Oreo ones. These look absolutely perfect! Love this tutorial! Pinning!

  28. You had my attention at OREO! 

  29. I’m in total denial over summer vacation.  #holdme  I love this tutorial so much!!  The possibilities for this crust are endless!!

  30. You must have known that I am making an oreo crust tart on Friday. My uncle`s girlfriend gave me a large tart pan and as a thank you I am making a chocolate carmel tart and this will make the perfect crust. I`m so glad I had time to come to your blog today and find this. This recipe sounds so incredibly easy and amazing. I have a feeling there might not be enough crust for my tart.

  31. MMMM the vanilla oreos are the BOMBBBBB!! 

  32. I hear you about the A/C. And thanks for this beautiful Oreo cookie crust recipe. I’m so looking forward to the no-bake season.

  33. I LOVEEE your graham cracker crust post and am so happy you made an oreo one too!
    Pinning and I am sure I will be back for reference a million times! 😉   

  34. First of all, I didn’t know anyone would every remove the cream from an Oreo to make a crust! Wouldn’t that be a shame?! Haha! Oreo crusts are my absolute favorite! Thanks for the tips! 

    P.S. I think schools need that last “fun week” to remind all the kids that school is FUN so they will be excited to return in the fall. So sneaky! 😉 

  35. eeee I hope Jordan’s talent show went well-I’m sure she was great!!

    and i L-O-V-E thise crust recipe! Esp because it can be no bake! wooooot!

  36. Oreo crust is the best.  I happened to be like Oreo without filling. Thanks for sharing.

  37. Trader Joe’s makes an oreo-type cookie that is gluten free and I am thinking of making a cheesecake for a family member who is gluten intolerant with this type of crust.  Do you think the recipe will work just as well with a gluten-free oreo?

  38. Anyone have ideas on why the crust would stick to the pan? I tried it with no spray, and with non-stick spray on a glass pan… but it keeps sticking! HELP!

  39. Hi so I just made your crust and baked it for the time suggested and it looks like mush. There is butter pooling on top. Is this right? Did I mess this up some how? 

  40. Thank you for your response! I think itshe going to come out fine. I just baked it for a few extra minutes and cooled and it looked just fine. I have a strawberry swirl cheesecake on top of it now. I’ll confirm the deliciousness as soon as it sets. Thanks again

  41. How about removing the filling of the cookies and adding it to the cream of the cheesecake ? That will make the cream taste like oreo filling for sure. But I’m not sure if the crust will be better with the filling or without it ? What do you think ?

  42. I don’t like Oreo cookies much anymore, but the Golden Ones are fabulous.  I’ve been asked to bake something gluten-free, so I’m hoping that the gluten free “sandwich cookies” I bought will work as a base for mini-cheesecakes.  Oreo crusts have always been a big hit.  Thanks for the suggestion of using other flavors!!

  43. I’m using chocolate Oreos for a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake (with a heart swirl, if it works :P) for Valentine’s Day! I love Oreo crusts! (For a while, at all of my family birthdays, Oreo-crust coffee ice cream cake was the request… from pretty much everyone — so we started getting a big carton of Oreo crumbs from GFS. They are awesome, because it is the entire cookie, crushed, just without the work for us! 🙂

  44. dose it need to cool to put a banana cream pie filling in

  45. I have a strange question about an Oreo crust. I made one for a Bailey’s Irish Cream cheesecake and when I baked the cheesecake oil seeped through my springform and created a mess in my oven. I didn’t have any issues when I baked the empty crust. The cheesecake did call for chocolate chips to be spread on the bottom crust before adding the filling. Have you ever heard of anything like this? Do you think it was from the chocolate chips? If so, what should I do to avoid this the next time, which is supposed to be this weekend! The cheesecake was amazing so I hate to leave out the chips but I don’t want clean my oven again! Thanks for any advice you can give me.

    • I’ve had that happen sometimes with crust recipes but when you’re using a springform pan you should leak-proof it. I wrap the bottom (and up the sides) of the outside of the pan with 2-3 layers of foil. That way there is no mess, and you can always put it on a cookie sheet just to double ensure you won’t have it leak. Since it didn’t do it when you baked the crust alone, it could have been just from all the liquid in the cheesecake, or there could have been a touch too much butter in the crust recipe.

  46. The cinnabon Oreos…. What flavor pudding besides boring vanilla does anyone suggest? I have been making all different flavors with the cool whip. Did the red velvet Oreo crust with cheesecake pudding, that was awesome! Did the lemon Oreo and lemon pudding, vanilla Oreo with coconut pudding. The options are endless but the cinnabon Oreos crust has me stumped!!

  47. Getting ready to make a banana pudding pie and needed a no bake recipe. But I needed a no bake crust with stuff I had in the house…………….but I didn’t have graham crackers………….so, I spied the vanilla oreos and did a google search. Very happy to see your recipe was number one! I’ll be using it in the morning. Thanks Dorothy ~ Kelli

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