Satisfy Your Sweet Cravings with Nutty Buddy Pies

Once upon a time, there was a baker who had a passion for making the most delicious pies in town. One day, as she was brainstorming new recipes, she stumbled across her favorite childhood memory: the Little Debbie Nutty Buddy.

The Nutty Buddy was her go-to bar snack, and now she knew exactly how to turn it into a pie that would be just as scrumptious. She spent hours perfecting the recipe until it was nothing short of perfection – introducing the Nutty Buddy Pies recipe!

These pies are perfect for any occasion: from family dinners to potlucks and everything in between. The combination of creamy peanut butter and crunchy Little Debbie Nutty Bars will have your taste buds jumping with joy.

As you sink your fork into this heavenly creation on your plate, you’ll find yourself transported back to those carefree childhood days when summers felt endless and the world was full of wonder.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into this recipe and make some Nutty Buddy Pies that are sure to become a crowd favorite!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Nutty Buddy Pies
Nutty Buddy Pies

Believe me, you’re going to fall in love with the Nutty Buddy Pies recipe. These little pies are the perfect dessert for any occasion, or even as a tasty snack. Trust me; one bite of these little pies, and you’ll be hooked!

The Nutty Buddy Pies recipe has a delightful combination of flavors and textures that will make your taste buds swoon. The creamy and velvety cream cheese blended with crunchy peanut butter make for a delectable filling. Not to mention that it’s topped with Cool Whip and nutty buddy chopped pieces, which add a subtle touch of sweetness.

One of the best things about this recipe is its flexibility in serving size. You can make it as a single, big pie or as small individual pies, depending on your preferences, making it an excellent choice for get-togethers or holiday parties. Trust us; it will be a hit among family and friends alike.

Plus, making this recipe couldn’t be easier! With only eight straightforward ingredients, including graham cracker crusts and Little Debbie Nutty Butter Bars, it’s easy to gather everything ready at once. This one-bowl wonder takes no time at all to put together; once mixed up, simply chill them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for an irresistibly delicious dessert that is easy and quick to make, this recipe is perfect. The Nutty Buddy Pies are a scrumptious way to end any meal or satisfy that sweet craving during afternoon tea time. So go ahead and try this recipe out – we guarantee you’ll love them!

Ingredient List

 A tray of tempting Nutty Buddy Pies fresh out of the oven!
A tray of tempting Nutty Buddy Pies fresh out of the oven!

The Nutty Buddy Pies recipe is easy to make and won’t require you to go out of your way to get uncommon ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need for this delicious dessert:


  • 2 graham cracker pie crusts
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter


  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 oz whipped topping (Cool Whip)


  • Crushed Nutty Buddy bars (about 5)

Most of these baking items are probably in your kitchen. However, note that the recipe calls for crunchy peanut butter which gives a delicious nutty taste and texture to the filling. You may use creamy peanut butter or nutter butter as a substitution. For the crust, I used a store-bought graham cracker pie crust which makes everything easy and quick, but you also have the option to make it from scratch.

Tip: Before starting the recipe, make sure that all ingredients are at room temperature for a smooth and even mixture.

The Recipe How-To

 You can't resist the nutty aroma of these pies!
You can’t resist the nutty aroma of these pies!

Step 1: Prepare the ingredients

Before starting, make sure to have all the necessary ingredients and equipment ready. I suggest using a graham cracker pie crust.


  • 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 8 oz container Cool Whip


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and milk. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes or until smooth.
  2. Add in crunchy peanut butter, mix until combined.
  3. Using a spatula, fold in the Cool Whip into the mixture until well blended.

Step 2: Assemble and Chill

  1. Divide the mixture evenly among two graham cracker pie crusts.
  2. Crush some little Debbie Nutty Buddy bars to decorate.
  3. Set it in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving to let it chill and firm up.

Step 3: Serve and Enjoy

Once chilled, remove from the refrigerator, and add additional crushed Nutty Buddy bars on top before serving. A scoop of vanilla ice cream is also a perfect pairing to this dessert. Enjoy!

Note: If you’re having trouble finding Little Debbie Nutty Buddy bars, feel free to check their website for availability or use Nutter Butter cookies as a substitute.

Substitutions and Variations

 Bite into the crunchy goodness of these Nutty Buddy Pies!
Bite into the crunchy goodness of these Nutty Buddy Pies!

One of my favorite things about cooking is figuring out how to make a recipe my own. While this Nutty Buddy Pie recipe is delicious as is, there are a few substitutions and variations you could try to make it even more unique.

Firstly, you could switch out the graham cracker crust with a sugar cone crust. This swap is easy to make and gives the pie a bit more crunch. You could also use a Nutter Butter crust instead for extra peanut flavor.

For the filling, instead of using vanilla pudding, you could mix in chocolate pudding for a chocolate peanut butter pie flavor. Another option would be to swap out the powdered sugar for brown sugar and add some cinnamon for a spiced nutty buddy pie.

If you’re looking for a lighter version of this dessert, you can replace regular cream cheese with the low-fat variety and swap out Cool Whip for frozen whipped topping that has been thawed. You can also use skim milk instead of whole milk in both the filling and the whipped cream.

Finally, if you want to get really creative, try using Little Debbie Nutty Bars as toppings on ice cream or in a bar cheesecake recipe. They make the perfect bar snack and can be used in many different ways.

There are so many fun substitutions and variations you can try to make your Nutty Buddy Pies unique. Don’t be afraid to experiment and find your own personal twist on this classic dessert!

Serving and Pairing

 These mini pies are perfect for a sweet and nutty snack!
These mini pies are perfect for a sweet and nutty snack!

When it comes to serving these Nutty Buddy Pies, there are many ways to jazz up this tasty treat. A classic approach is to serve them chilled, garnished with crushed Nutty Buddy bars and whipped topping. The creamy peanut butter flavor wonderfully complements the crunchy texture of the pie crusts and nutty buddy bars.

For a fancy touch, you can drizzle some chocolate syrup over each slice or top them with mini chocolate chips. Alternatively, sprinkle some chopped nuts for a deliciously nutty hint. Pairing these pies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream amps up the dessert’s richness and sweetness.

To elevate the flavor profile even more, try pairing these nutty pies with coffee or tea for an afternoon snack, or enjoy them as an after-dinner treat with a glass of cold milk. If you’re feeling adventurous, make a batch of homemade nutter butter cookies to go along with the nutty pies.

No matter how you serve them, these Nutty Buddy Pies are sure to be a hit. They make an excellent addition to any dessert table or a delicious bar snack during family movie night. Add them to your menu rotation, and you’ll have everyone coming back for seconds!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Share the love by treating your loved ones with Nutty Buddy Pies!
Share the love by treating your loved ones with Nutty Buddy Pies!

As someone who loves to plan ahead, I understand the importance of make-ahead dishes in the kitchen. Fortunately, Nutty Buddy Pies can be made ahead of time and stored without sacrificing any flavor or texture.

To make these pies in advance, simply follow the recipe instructions as usual, and then store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. When it comes time to serve, let them sit out at room temperature for about 30 minutes to take off the chill.

If you have leftovers that you want to save for later, storing them is just as easy. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap before placing them in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag, and then store them in the freezer for up to three months.

When you’re ready to reheat, it’s best to do so slowly and gently. If they’ve been frozen, allow them to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating. To warm them up, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and place the pies on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until heated through.

One helpful tip is that they taste great chilled just like an ice cream cake! So there is no need to heat these little treats if you prefer them cold.

Remember, Nutty Buddy Pies are always best enjoyed fresh when the crust is still crunchy and the filling is rich and creamy with nutty goodness. So if you can’t finish your pie within a few days of making it, it may be time to share with friends or family who want some homemade goodness!

Tips for Perfect Results

 These pies are not only delicious but also great for a quick energy boost!
These pies are not only delicious but also great for a quick energy boost!

It’s always exciting to try a new recipe, but sometimes it can be frustrating when it doesn’t turn out quite right. That’s why I want to share with you some tips to help make sure your Nutty Buddy Pies come out perfectly every time.

First of all, make sure that your cream cheese is at room temperature before starting the recipe. This will ensure that it mixes smoothly with the other ingredients and doesn’t leave lumps in the filling. You can easily achieve this by taking the cream cheese out of the fridge about an hour before you plan on making the pies.

Another important tip is to mix your peanut butter thoroughly with the powdered sugar before adding it to the cream cheese mixture. This will prevent any clumps of powdered sugar in the filling and ensure that the peanut flavor is evenly distributed throughout.

When you’re making the whipped topping, make sure not to over-beat it. It’s easy to get carried away when using an electric mixer, but if you beat it for too long, the topping can become grainy or even start to separate. Aim for soft peaks rather than stiff peaks when whipping your topping.

To make sure that your crusts come out perfectly crisp and don’t get soggy from the filling, try brushing them with a thin layer of melted butter before filling them. This will help create a barrier between the crust and filling and give it a delicious buttery flavor.

Lastly, I recommend chilling your Nutty Buddy Pies in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving. This will give them time to set properly and make them easier to slice into neat pieces. Trust me, it’s worth the wait!

With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to create perfect Nutty Buddy Pies every single time. So go ahead and give this delicious recipe a try!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Nutty Buddy Pies Recipe is an easy and delicious dessert that will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests. It’s a perfect combination of crunchy peanut butter, powdered sugar, and graham cracker pie crusts that is sure to satisfy your sweet cravings. With a little creativity and imagination, you can make this recipe into your own by adding your favorite toppings or making slight substitutions.

So why wait? Try out this mouthwatering Nutty Buddy Pie recipe today and indulge in the rich flavors of nutty buddy bars, creamy peanut butter, and fluffy whipped topping. Trust me; you won’t be disappointed. And for more inspiration, be sure to check out Little Debby’s website for additional recipes and ideas.

Thank you for reading, happy baking!

Nutty Buddy Pies

Nutty Buddy Pies Recipe

These pies taste just like a nutty buddy ice cream and so easy to make.this recipe makes 3 pies.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 15 Mins, Dessert, Easy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 PIES
Calories: 3158.4kcal


  • 3 graham cracker pie crusts
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups crunchy peanut butter
  • 8 ounces soft cream cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 16 ounces Cool Whip


  • Mix all ingredients together in large bowl and then pour into 3 graham cracker crust and put in the freezer overnight and when time to serve drizzle magic shell chocolate harding over top. enjoy!

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Serving: 2311g | Calories: 3158.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 294.4g | Protein: 60.5g | Fat: 205.9g | Saturated Fat: 76.2g | Cholesterol: 94.5mg | Sodium: 2337.2mg | Fiber: 16.9g | Sugar: 208.3g

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