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No Bake Chocolate Pie

No Bake Chocolate Pie {7 Ingredients} – The perfect easy no bake pie recipe that takes just minutes to make! This chocolate pie is made with only 7 simple ingredients and is perfect for parties!

No Bake Chocolate Pie

Holy cow, this pie is amazing! No bake desserts are a staple at my house, especially for holidays and parties where I want all of my dishes to be quick and easy. This chocolate pie recipe is simple to make and parts of it can be prepped ahead of time. The recipe makes about 8 servings.

Common Questions About Making a No Bake Chocolate Pie

What is a no bake chocolate pie?

A chocolate pie pie is a no bake pie made with chocolate graham cracker crust, a chocolate pudding filling, whipped topping, and chocolate curls.

What kind of chocolate pudding should I use?

You can use whatever your favorite chocolate instant pudding is whether it is regular, dark, or even white chocolate. Alternatively, you could substitute in homemade chocolate pudding for the instant mix and milk in the recipe.

Can I make a homemade crust?

Yes, if you are making your own crust, use a graham cracker crust, chocolate graham cracker crust, or an oreo crust recipe.  Don’t use a buttered pie crust recipe, it will taste weird.

Do I need to refrigerate chocolate pies?

Yes, because there is dairy in the recipe, the pie needs to be refrigerated after it is made.

What kind of whipped topping should I use?

Either cool whip or homemade whipped cream.

Recipe Notes

  • You can use a pre-made chocolate crust instead of the homemade one.
  • I had it overnight before topping with whipped cream and it was still good. I suggest eating it withing 24 hours after topping with whipped cream.
  • Using beaters or a stand mixer when you mix the pudding and milk in step three will get it smooth, but it’s not totally necessary.
  • It is important to work fairly quickly when adding the whipped cream to the pudding and milk mixture because the longer it sits, the thicker it gets. This makes it harder to mix in. Whipping the cream before mixing the pudding and milk is one way to make sure you get it in fast.
  • I made chocolate shavings by using a box grater and a chocolate bar but you can buy pre-made chocolate curls or shaved chocolate.
  • You can also substitute mini chocolate chips or chocolate sprinkles for the chocolate shavings.
  • I chose not to sweeten the whipped cream on top because the rest of the pie was sweet but you can always add in 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar when whipping the cream.

What kind of toppings can I put on my chocolate pie?

Some of my favorite toppings to put on a chocolate pie are chocolate chips or shaved chocolate curls.  Additional some other topping are –

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Yield: 8 Servings

No Bake Chocolate Pie

No Bake Chocolate Pie

No Bake Chocolate Pie {7 Ingredients} - The perfect easy no bake pie recipe that takes just minutes to make! This chocolate pie is made with only 7 simple ingredients and is perfect for parties!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes


  • 3 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  • 2/3 cups butter (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 boxes instant chocolate pudding mix (4 ounce boxes)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 cups heavy cream (divided)
  • 1/3 cup chocolate shavings


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together chocolate graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and brown sugar until well combined.
  2. Press into a 9" pie plate and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the pudding mixes and milk until smooth (mixture will get quite thick).
  4. Whip 2 cups of heavy cream until soft peaks form, then carefully fold it into the pudding mixture until completely combined.
  5. Pour the pudding mixture into the chocolate crust, then place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to set.
  6. Before serving, whip the last cup of heavy cream until stiff peaks form, then spread over the top of the chilled pie. Garnish with chocolate shavings.


* You can substitute a pre-made chocolate pie crust for the chocolate graham crackers, butter, and brown sugar.

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Serena Espinoza

Monday 17th of January 2022

I made this tonight! It was good for his easy it was. Instead of the graham cracker crust, I opted for Oreo cookies, butter and brown sugar instead. I topped my whipped topping with cut up Oreos & chocolate shavings and dubbed it a chocolate Oreo no bake pie. Thanks! Super simple! Loving how easy it will be to alternate flavors like lemon curd no bake would be lovely!

Carmen G Farias

Saturday 1st of January 2022

Too soft. It should be harder...I will try next time with maybe 1 cup of Milk or maybe whipped hard the cream????????

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