18Oreosregular or Double Stuf is fine, crushed (about 2 cups)
1cupheavy creamor heavy whipping cream
8ouncescream cheesesoftened to room temperature
1cup+ 3 Tablespoons coarsely crushed Cadbury Mini Eggs*
Place the crushed Oreos in a medium size bowl and drizzle the melted butter evenly over the cookies. Stir to mix completely, then press evenly into the bottom of a 9" springform pan (a regular 8" or 9" pie plate will work just fine as well). Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
In a medium size bowl with a hand mixer or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form (about 3-4 minutes; see this tutorial for step-by-step instructions for homemade whipped cream). Place bowl in the refrigerator (or transfer to smaller bowl if using a stand mixer) until ready to use.
In a large bowl with a hand mixer or the same bowl of the stand mixer (no need to clean) now fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese on medium-high speed until smooth. Reduce mixer speed to low and add the sugar and vanilla extract, increase the mixer speed to medium-high, and beat again until smooth. Scrape down the sides as necessary.
Turn off the mixer and fold in the cold whipped cream with a large spatula until thoroughly combined. Pour in 1 cup of the crushed mini eggs and mix again with the spatula until evenly dispersed.
Pour the filling onto the prepared crust and spread evenly with the spatula (I prefer to use this small offset spatula). Sprinkle with remaining 3 Tablespoons of mini eggs. Cover with foil or plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator overnight before serving. I find the best texture and stability if the pie is frozen, at least 4 hours, but overnight for best results. If frozen, allow to sit at room temperature about 10-15 minutes before slicing. Store leftovers covered tightly in the refrigerator up to 5 days, or the freezer up to 2 months.
*I put whole candy pieces into a large zip top bag and used the handle of my rolling pin to crush them. See photo in narrative above for reference.