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No Bake 3 Ingredient Chocolate Pie

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This no-bake, 3 ingredient chocolate pie is the easiest pie recipe you will ever make. Creamy, chocolaty, and seriously delicious. It takes mere minutes to make, plus chilling time. 

Top view of chocolate pie with cream and chocolate shavings

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Which makes this chocolate pie a perfect make-ahead dessert for warm summer days, or simply when you need a quick and easy treat.

The Chocolate Pie Story

This pie came about by accident, one I reported in our popular No Bake Peanut Butter Pie post. 

The accident? A double portion of melted chocolate.

When I discovered that if I added 2 more ingredients, I had another entire dessert ready in minutes.

Since then, it’s become a favorite at my house.

Chocolate Pie: 3 Ingredients

Specific measurements are in the recipe card below.

  • Store-bought cookie crust (I’ve used an Oreo crust)
  • Chocolate, melted
  • Whipped Topping

To keep this recipe utterly simple and easy, I’ve used a store-bought crust. Although I love making my own (see the Peanut Butter Pie for a crust recipe), a ready-made crust is perfect for quick dessert recipes.

If I was serving this pie to guests, I would have gently removed the crust and placed it in my own pie plate. But I wanted you to see that I’d used a store-bought crust — and dressed it up a bit with a pewter charger.

Chocolate Pie Ingredient Notes

A couple of notes on the simple ingredients:

Whipped Topping:

I’ve used original Cool Whip but any brand will work, even fat-free or low-fat varieties.

Chocolate:

You will need melted chocolate for this recipe. I’ve used chocolate chips, but the better the quality of chocolate, the richer and more delicious the chocolate pie is. For the shaving on top, I used a couple of squares from a Lindt chocolate bar.

However, this recipe even works with melted chocolate candy bars, in case you have a few lying around.

Sliced Chocolate Pie in a white pie plate

How to Make This Chocolate Pie

Begin by melting the chocolate in either a double boiler on the stovetop or in the microwave. If you melt it in the microwave, melt the chocolate at 50% power in 30-seconds intervals until melted.

Stir the chocolate until smooth and creamy and then let cool for 10 minutes or so.

Once the chocolate is cooled, with a rubber spatula, mix the chocolate with the thawed whipped topping until incorporated. Transfer into the cookie crust and smooth with the spatula.

Top the pie with additional whipped topping, if desired, and smooth with an offset spatula. Chill or freeze for 2 to 4 hours.

Before serving use a vegetable peeler or a knife to chop or curl pieces of chocolate to decorate the top.

Side view of a slice of Chocolate Pie
Side view of a slice of Chocolate Pie on a white plate

No Bake 3 Ingredient Chocolate Pie

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

This no-bake, 3 ingredient chocolate pie is the easiest pie recipe you will ever make. Creamy, chocolaty, and seriously delicious. It takes mere minutes to make, plus chilling time. 

Ingredients

  • 9-inch store-bought cookie crust
  • 10 ounces chocolate, melted
  • 10-ounce whipped topping, plus more for garnish

Instructions

  1. Begin by melting the chocolate in either a double boiler on the stovetop or in the microwave. If you melt it in the microwave, melt the chocolate at 50% power in 30-seconds intervals until soft.
  2. Stir the chocolate until smooth and creamy and then let cool for 10 minutes or so.
  3. Once the chocolate is cooled, with a rubber spatula, mix the chocolate with the thawed whipped topping until incorporated. Transfer into the cookie crust and smooth with the spatula.
  4. Top the pie with the more whipped topping if desired and smooth with an offset spatula. Chill or freeze for 2 to 4 hours or until firm.
  5. Before serving, using a vegetable peeler or with a knife, chop or curl pieces of chocolate to decorate the top.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 3g

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17 Comments

  1. So are u supposed to bake the crust before assembling? Doesn’t say in the recipe but someone posted u should.

    1. Hi Jessica. It isn’t necessary to pre bake a graham or Oreo ready-made crust. However, baking it for a few minutes can freshen up the crust and enhance its flavor. It definitely should be prebaked and cooled entirely before making the pie though.

  2. Oops I didn’t let my cool whip thaw all the way… so it just immediately hardened my chocolate once I added it! Made it more like a chunky chocolate cool whip. Still tasted good but weird texture lol

    1. Hi Hilary! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. You are right, the cool should be completely thawed. I’m make a better note of that in the recipe card.

  3. Hi i am going to make this for youth camp (100
    People 😳). Can i make this a couple of weeks ahead and freeze it so I have this made and ready?

    1. Oh my word! I’m laughing because that used to be my life- youth camps all summer. It should be fine. I have frozen it for up to a month with no issues (but not 100 😍). Have fun this summer— would love to hear how it turns out!

      1. Hi i am going to make this for youth camp (100
        People 😳). Can i make this a couple of weeks ahead and freeze it so I have this made and ready?

        1. Hi Lisa, you can definitely do that! Have fun (summer youth camps used to be my life too).

    1. Oh no – Deanna! I’m so sorry! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done that with other pies.

  4. Hi, this looks delicious and so easy! One question though, dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Linda! It is SO easy — use your favorite chocolate. I used semi sweet in the photos but dark chocolate is wonderful!

    1. Hi Ray! I have not tested this recipe using heavy cream. Cool Whip contains stabilizers that will make the pie more sturdy. However, in theory, heavy cream that is whipped should work.

      I would whip to stiff peaks 1 cup of heavy cream with 3 tablespoons of confectioners sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract for flavor. Then gently fold in the melted chocolate. If you try it… I would love to hear the results!

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