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Easy Chocolate Cream Pie {No Bake}

The best quick and easy no bake chocolate cream pie recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Oreo cookie crust is filled with silky smooth chocolate pudding and topped off with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

This desserts is as decadent and creamy as it is easy to make. It doesn’t even require baking, making it the perfect summer pie! This Banana Cream Pie {No Bake} and Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie {No Bake} are two more delicious no bake options to try as well.

Easy No Bake Chocolate Cream Pie With Oreo Crust on Wood Background

How To Make Easy Chocolate Cream Pie With Pudding Recipe?

  1. Prepare pie crust– Pack it firmly.
  2. Make chocolate pudding– By mixing together Jello mix, cocoa powder, cold milk.
  3. Fold in Cool Whip– Do so gently and slowly.
  4. Fill crust– Spread it evenly.
  5. Chill– Until filling is firm.
  6. Add toppings– This includes whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
No Bake Chocolate Pudding Pie With One Slice Removed

Chocolate Pie Filling

Whisk together the following ingredients, and then chill in the fridge for 4-6 hours or overnight until firm.

  • 2 boxes Chocolate pudding mix, 3.9 oz. box each, Full fat
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa powder, Optional
  • 2.5 cups Whole milk, Cold
  • 1/2 container Cool Whip, 4 oz., Full fat

Pie Toppings

Ice cream– A few scoops of vanilla or chocolate ice cream would be delicious.

Jams and preserves– Warm it slightly and drizzle on top. Try blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, or this amazing Homemade Strawberry Jam. The subtly tartness from fruits compliments the rich chocolate flavor beautifully.

Frostings– Try any of these: Caramel FrostingGerman Chocolate Cake Frosting (Coconut Pecan Frosting) or Peanut Butter Frosting. Use these in place or under the Cool Whip topping.

Coconut- Shredded sweetened coconut is best. Toasted is even better!

Add fruit– Add fresh strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries.

Add ganache– Use this homemade Easy Chocolate Ganache {2 Ingredients}.

Add nuts– Add chopped and toasted pecans, peanuts, or walnuts for a touch of texture and crunch.

Add candy– Such as M&Ms, chopped up Snickers, or Kit Kats.

Add crushed cookies– Crush up Oreos, butter cookies, or any of your favorite cookies would be great.

Slice of Homemade Chocolate Pie With Pudding in White Plate

Variations For Homemade Chocolate Pie

Add nut butters– Such as Nutella, peanut butter, cashew, or almond butter in the filling.

Try another pie crust– Like this Graham Cracker Crust {No Bake} or this Flaky Butter Pie Crust ,which will need to be baked first before filling.

Add cocoa powder or espresso powder to filling– This enhances the the chocolate flavor so nicely.

Add a layer of freshly sliced bananas within the filling– For a chocolate spin on the classic banana cream pie.

Omit the whipped cream in the pudding mixture– Just spread it all on top of the pie for a richer chocolate flavor.

Add extracts– Such as almond, bourbon, cherry, amaretto, vanilla, or mint for an additional distinct yet subtle flavor.

Use white chocolate pudding mix– In place of regular chocolate pudding mix.

Add mascarpone cheese– Add it in after the pudding sets, for an extra bit of creamy decadence.

Decoration ideas: Pipe whipped cream beautifully using piping tips, or add sprinkles, or shredded coconut.

Tips And Techniques For No Bake Chocolate Pudding Pie

How to thicken pie filling? Make sure to chill the pie filling long enough for it to thicken. Sometimes, it even needs to thicken overnight. Also, make sure to use full fat ingredients because they are high in fat content and thicker.

How to make pie filling thinner? Simply add more milk, or mix in more Cool Whip.

Homemade Oreo pie crust vs. Store-bought pie crust– Either can be used for this recipe. Use whatever your time allows!

Chilling is important– Because this firms up the filling otherwise it will be too runny to cut.

Do not use fat-free ingredients– Because the filling will not thicken to the correct consistency and the pie is just not as creamy.

Milk must be cold– In order to properly activate the pudding mix to firm up!

Homemade chocolate pudding vs. Store-bought pudding– This Vegan Chocolate Pudding is a delicious homemade choice, or you can use store-bought. Either will work and taste just fine.

Cool Whip substitute- Homemade Whipped Cream is a good alternative but I do believe that Cool Whip helps hold the pie filling together much better and firmly.

Why do you fold in Cool Whip gently? Because we can avoid losing the air that adds lift and lightness to the final product by doing so. To fold effectively, always make sure to add your lighter ingredients (Cool Whip) to your heavier mixture (Pudding mix/milk) starting from the center of the bowl. Then, scrape along the bottom of the bowl towards you, rotate, repeat, and avoid aggressive stirring to keep that airiness intact.

No Bake Chocolate Pie With Whipped Cream and Chocolate Shavings on Wood Background- Overhead Shot

Storage

Refrigerate– Leftovers can be sealed in a container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Freeze– Store in a sealed container without whipped cream topping for up to 1 month. When you are ready to enjoy it, let it thaw in fridge and then serve with toppings of your choice.

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Chocolate Cream Pie

Prep Time: 10 mins
Chill time: 6 hrs
Total Time: 6 hrs 10 mins
Easy no bake chocolate cream pie recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Oreo cookie crust is filled with chocolate pudding and topped off with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
Yield: 9 Slices

Ingredients

  • 1 Oreo pie crust , 9 inches, Can use store-bought Oreo crust too
  • 2 boxes Chocolate pudding mix, 3.9 oz. box each, Full fat
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa powder, Optional
  • 2.5 cups Whole milk, Cold
  • 1 container Cool Whip, 8 oz. container, Full fat
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate shavings, For decorating

Instructions 

  • Prepare the pie crust and make sure it's packed down firmly.
  • Optional: Chill it in the freezer for 10-20 minutes to firm it up even further.
  • In a mixing bowl, add chocolate pudding mixes, cocoa powder and cold milk.
  • Whisk until combined.
  • Fold in half the Cool Whip gently into the chocolate pudding mixture.
  • Spread this chocolate filling in the prepared Oreo crust.
  • Chill in fridge for 4-6 hours or overnight or until pudding is firm.
  • Spread remaining Cool Whip on top.
  • Sprinkle chocolate shavings. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 353mg, Potassium: 204mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 24g, Vitamin A: 157IU, Calcium: 110mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 198
Author: Abeer

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