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Chocolate Pie

Updated on April 21, 2013
Chocolate Pie - with cheesecake layer
Chocolate Pie - with cheesecake layer | Source

No Bake Desserts

I made one of my no bake desserts tonight – chocolate pie. It’s really easy to make, and the results are delicious! This is like a chocolate pudding pie – with a wonderful twist. The surprise is that it also has a layer of cheesecake-like filling on the bottom. If you count the crust, there are four layers, in all: the graham cracker pie shell, the cream cheese layer, the pudding layer, and a layer of whipped topping. And that doesn’t even count the tempting chocolate shavings on the very top! We’re hosting a big fish fry tomorrow, and the pie is going to be one of our desserts – if I can keep it away from the old man long enough. We’re also having Key lime pies, as I think the tart flavor is a nice finish to seafood, but I discovered that not all my guests like Key lime pie. That’s why I made the chocolate pie, too. Part of being a good hostess is to address the tastes of her guests, and I aim to please. It’s the way of southern hospitality! Apparently, we’ll have some “chocoholics” in attendance - including me - and this chocolate pie should provide a great “fix. “

I'm a chocoholic!
I'm a chocoholic! | Source

Chocolate Pie

Like I said, this is a chocolate pudding pie, for the most part. I don’t follow the instructions on the pudding boxes for making pie. I use slightly less milk when mixing up the puddings called for in this chocolate pie recipe to ensure that the filling is firm. Both of the chocolate pie recipes included in this article are set and ready to eat about an hour after being refrigerated, but I think they’re better if they spend the night in the fridge.

I usually have the ingredients for easy chocolate pie on hand at all times, in the fridge, freezer, and pantry. The pies are quick and easy to throw together, so you can tasty no bake desserts in a snap. It’s easy to add your own changes to the recipes, too. You can add all sorts of goodies to the filling, like chocolate chips, toffee bits, chopped peanut butter cups, or chopped Snickers bars. For a rocky road pie, add broken pecans and miniature marshmallows. There are also lots of ways to “dress up” the pie by adding ingredients over the top. Try raspberries, strawberries, cherries, or chopped nuts, for example. You might also want to use a different crust. If you use a traditional pastry crust, you’ll need to blind bake it first. Chocolate lovers might prefer a chocolate cookie crust.

Make the cheesecake layer, spread onto crust, and chill to firm.
Make the cheesecake layer, spread onto crust, and chill to firm. | Source
Make the pudding filling.
Make the pudding filling. | Source
Pour the pudding layer over the cream cheese layer. Firm in fridge.
Pour the pudding layer over the cream cheese layer. Firm in fridge. | Source
Spread Cool Whip over top of pie.
Spread Cool Whip over top of pie. | Source
Add chocolate shavings.
Add chocolate shavings. | Source

Easy Chocolate Pie Recipe

If you find an easier recipe for chocolate pie that’s as tasty as this one, please share it with me! The flavors are wonderful together, so I try to make sure every bite I get includes all the different layers – the cracker crust, the rich cheesecake, the creamy pudding, and the fluffy whipped topping. If you prefer a more “chocolaty” filling, use two boxes of chocolate pudding mix instead of one chocolate and one vanilla. I soften my cream cheese in the microwave, by the way, which makes it very easy to blend with the whipped topping and sugar.

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4.8 stars from 4 ratings of Chocolate Pie

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8-ounce block cream cheese, softened
  • 16-ounce tub Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 extra-servings graham cracker crust, (9 ounces)
  • 4 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 box instant chocolate pudding, (2.1 ounces)
  • 1 box instant vanilla pudding, (2.1 ounces)
  • 1/2 Hershey's chocolate bar

Instructions

  1. Cream together cream cheese, ½ Cool Whip, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Spread into pie crust. Refrigerate until firm.
  2. Pour milk in a large mixing bowl and add both boxes of pudding mix. Stir until pudding begins to thicken. Pour over cream cheese filling. Refrigerate until firm.
  3. Spread remaining Cool Whip over top of pie. Shave chocolate bar over pie.
  4. Keep in refrigerator.
Low Carb Chocolate Pie
Low Carb Chocolate Pie | Source

Low Carb Chocolate Pie

This low carb chocolate pie doesn’t taste sugar free. Really, it tastes just like regular chocolate pudding pie, with a crunchy, nutty crust. You can use regular, low fat, or skim milk in the recipe, but you’ll avoid a lot of carbs if you use the Hood low carb milk product. I find it, along with delicious Hood low carb chocolate milk, in the dairy case at my local Walmart. Of course, you’ll need to omit the chocolate shavings I use in my easy chocolate pie recipe, above. You can leave the top layer “naked,” or you can add nuts or berries for some extra flavor.

Ingredients:

Butter-flavored cooking spray

1 cup chopped pecans

4 tablespoons melted butter

½ cup Splenda

8-ounce block cream cheese, softened

16-ounce tub sugar-free Cool Whip, thawed

1 teaspoon vanilla

4 ½ cups Hood low carb milk

1 box instant sugar-free chocolate pudding (2.1 ounces)

1 box instant sugar-free vanilla pudding (2.1 ounces)

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Spray a nine-inch pie plate with cooking spray.

Grind pecans in food processor and combine with melted butter and 2 tablespoons Splenda. Press into pie plate and bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool crust in refrigerator.

Blend together cream cheese, remaining Splenda, 8 ounces Cool Whip, and vanilla. When mixture is smooth, spread into cooled crust. Refrigerate until firm.

Whisk together low carb milk and both pudding mixes. Pour over cream cheese layer and refrigerate until firm.

Spread remaining sugar-free topping over top of pie. Sprinkle chocolate pie with chopped nuts, if desired.




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    • VVanNess profile image

      Victoria Van Ness 

      4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Yum! This pie looks amazing! What a great recipe. Thank you for the pictures!

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      Nicole Henley 

      4 years ago from San Leandro

      Sounds delicious! Pinned and posted to FB!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      David P, please let me know. I'm sure you'll do fine. This is easy chocolate pie! lol

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      David S, maybe that sniff button is starting to work? lol. You have to make it now, you know!

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      David Perks 

      5 years ago from High Wycombe

      My mouth is watering from the pictures! Will give this a go at the weekend and let you know how I get on!

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      Susan 

      5 years ago from India

      Yes ofcourse, funny though.

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Sis, how ya been?

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Chitrangada, thanks so much for reading and leaving a positive comment!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      CookBook, thanks for visiting!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Wouldn't that be fun, VT?

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      Susan 

      5 years ago from India

      Yeah habee i agree with you. Perhaps, Hubpages should add these two new buttons (scratch n sniff button and a scratch n taste button) in the recipe capsules so that the viewers will be more delighted.

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Random, it really is a quick and easy dessert, and I think it's impossible to fail with this chocolate pie recipe. Thanks!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Prasetio, my friend, I wish you could join us for dessert! Good to see you again.

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      lol, Doc. Hope you're having a great day!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Awesome, Carol. Thanks!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Drpastor, nice to see you again!

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      Angela Blair 

      5 years ago from Central Texas

      Sounds like a winner to me -- and oh, so easy! Thanks for sharing this one. Best/Sis

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Looks delicious! The instructions are clear to follow. Definitely going to try.

      Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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      Dil Vil 

      5 years ago from India

      I love chocolate! and this recipe is yummy. Step-by-step is making the recipe more easier to cook. My mouth is watering, will try this one soon! Thanks to you for such a delicious recipe.

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      Rose Clearfield 

      5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I love no bake chocolate pie! Thanks for the great recipe. It looks amazing.

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      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Habee....Do you have some more for me? hahaha..Just looking at the pictures above makes me hungry. Thanks for the recipe and I'll show to my mother. Up and useful!

      Prasetio

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      drbj and sherry 

      5 years ago from south Florida

      Great recipe, Holle. Now I know where that famous saying, 'easy as chocolate pie' came from.

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      carol stanley 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      You said the magic word---cheese cake. This looks delish.. and easy, and no cooking...Great recipe..Voting up and pinning.

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 

      5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      OMG! Yum!!!!!! Thank you for the ingredients! Voted-Up! I have been very busy counseling and haven't been around, but I am back! When you have some time come visit. God Bless you!!!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Lol, cmommy. I bet your co-workers adore you!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Livingsta, I think you'll like it! Thanks for stopping by.

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      You're very welcome, wetnose!

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      Tirralan Watkins 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      What is it today with all of these delectable desserts? This dessert takes the cake, no pun intended. LOL. habee, this looks absolutely wonderful. Another dessert I'll have to try out on my co-workers. I'm loading them up with sweets. Thank you for sharing.

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      livingsta 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Looks delicious and easy to prepare. Thank you for sharing this with us. I will try this when I get a chance.

      Voting up, sharing and pinning!

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      wetnosedogs 

      5 years ago from Alabama

      My tummy is yearning for this.

      Thanks for the recipe.

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Yeah, I think we should have a scratch n sniff button and a scratch n taste button! Thanks for reading.

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      Susan 

      5 years ago from India

      wow.. this looks so yummy. I wish i could taste it. Thanks for sharing habee. Voted up

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