This Beginners Chocolate Pie recipe is the easiest thing you will ever make! My family loves it and requests it for birthdays and holidays. I don’t think it will ever get a mention in Texas Monthly (like my crab cakes have) but it is still a crowd-pleaser. So, if you are looking for a chocolate pie and don’t have a lot of time to make one, hit the grocery store for these ingredients and in no time at all, it will be made and ready to serve.
Beginners Chocolate Pie
Yield = 2 Pies
- 2 Deep Dish premade frozen pie shells
- 1 box (5.9 oz.) instant chocolate pudding mix ( I use Jell-O chocolate pudding mix)
- 2 cups Cool Whip Brand WhipTopping
- 3 cups cold milk
- 1 Hersheys Chocolate Bar
Allow the pie shells to defrost (this does not take long) and bake them in a 350-degree oven for 15 minutes or until done. Remove and let cool completely.
In a large bowl whisk the instant pudding mix and the 3 cups of cold milk. Once combined fold in 2 cups of the Cool Whip Topping. Stirring and folding are two different things, as my daughter found out the first time she made this. Folding in is a slow process to mix the Cool Whip in without making the mixture too thin. Place the chocolate mixture evenly into the pie crust. Refrigerate for ½ an hour. When ready to serve, use the remainder of the Cool Whip on the top of the pie. I shave some chocolate bar on top for some added flair.
Yes, this is such an easy pie that even beginners can do it. Just don’t tell your guest how easy it is and they may never guess. If you want another “cool”, family popular dessert, check out this Banana Split Cake.