3 Ingredient Chocolate Cream Pie


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Do you ever get a hankerin’ for something sweet at night but don’t want to go to all the trouble of making cookies? Or do you ever need a quick dessert that you can whip up easily to take to a friend’s house? In my house, my hubby gets the late night nibbles and always wants a treat. So I oftentimes make this 3 Ingredient Chocolate Cream Pie to satisfy his sweet tooth. I have also brought it to a potluck where I was short on time but still wanted to bring something everybody would love. It’s simple. It’s plain. The chefs on Food Network would scold me for not thinking out of the box. Some will even say it’s boring. But it is undeniably finger-licking good and I promise you’ll like it! 

Ingredient #1: Chocolate Cookie Crust

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Start with a premade chocolate cookie crust. I try to find the Oreo brand if it is available. They usually have these in the baking aisle next to the pie fillings and chocolates.

Ingredient #2: Chocolate Pudding

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Now make a batch of chocolate pudding. I mix one packet of instant chocolate pudding with 2 cups of lowfat milk and whisk it for 2 minutes. Then I let it set in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. I know the package says “instant”, but it really is better to leave it in as long as possible. You can also use the Cook n Serve option if you prefer that flavor; you’ll just have to wait longer.

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Once set, scoop the chocolate pudding into the chocolate crust and smooth the top.

*If you want an added surprise to the chocolate cream pie, layer the bottom with chopped peanut butter cups or Butterfinger candies.*

Ingredient #3: Whipped Topping

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Next, scoop on some defrosted whipped topping and spread it evenly around the chocolate cream pie.

Lastly, take a small bar of chocolate and use a microplane or grater to sprinkle chocolate shavings on top. It adds a pretty decoration without a lot of fuss. I used a Reese’s peanut butter cup once and that was delicious! In this picture I used a leftover Hershey bar from my kids’ Easter candy. 🙂

Mind you, this is not a fancy pie. Don’t take it over to meet your future in-laws for the first time and don’t serve it at a party where you’re trying to impress. But if you have a group of friends you can be real with or you just want a scrumptious dessert for family night, this is the ticket! I guarantee that you’ll be licking your spoons and scraping the pie tin for the last bite. For other easy desserts, check out my 13 Minute Almond Joy Cookies and my 8 Layer Peanut Butter and Chocolate Trifle. There are even more recipes on my Recipe Index and Delectable Desserts Board on Pinterest. Happy cooking y’all!

3 Ingredient Chocolate Cream Pie

Heidi Davison
This 3 Ingredient Chocolate Cream Pie is a cinch to make but has an irresistible taste. It is perfect for an informal gathering or quick family dessert.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 -8


  • 9 inch chocolate cookie pie crust such as Oreo brand
  • 1 batch instant chocolate pudding you will need 2 cups of lowfat milk
  • 1 container whipped topping thawed
  • Optional topping: chocolate bar shavings


  • Prepare the instant chocolate pudding according to package directions.
  • Let the pudding set in the fridge for atleast 30 minutes, but the longer the better.
  • Pour the pudding into the pie crust and smooth the top.
  • Spread thawed whipped topping over the pudding and smooth evenly.
  • Optional: use a microplane to shave chocolate bar over the whipped topping.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.


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