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Easy Chocolate Cream Pie

Easy chocolate cream pie really is just that – easy. With a graham cracker crust, creamy chocolate center, and a whipped topping, it’s a dessert that is worthy of being on any holiday table.

Jello Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

A slice of chocolate cream pie on a white plate.

The pie is made out of Jello pudding, whipped topping, and a pre-made graham cracker crust for a very easy dessert.

The budget-friendly chocolate cream pie was a huge hit in our house and it didn’t last long at all.

If you’re looking for more pie recipes for the holidays, give this homemade chocolate pie a try (my grandmother used to make it for me all the time), chocolate chess pie, or sweetened condensed milk chocolate pie for a rich and decadent treat that everyone will love.

Chocolate cream pie on a white plate.

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make Chocolate Cream Pie?

  • Chocolate Jello pudding
  • Milk
  • Pre-made graham cracker crust
  • Whipped topping
  • Hershey bar to add chocolate shavings on top (optional)

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How Do I Make The Chocolate Cream Pie?

  1. Add the instant Jello and cold milk to a large bowl and mix for about one to two minutes.
  2. Pour the Jello pudding into the graham cracker crust and place in the refrigerator for at least one to two hours to help thicken the pudding.
  3. When you’re ready to eat the pie, add the whipped topping and chocolate shavings and serve.

No-Bake Chocolate Cream Pie

This really is a wonderful pie, especially during those times when you don’t have time to make a pie from scratch or have other recipes that you would like to spend more time on.

The pie is not only great for holidays, but summertime as well because you don’t have to heat up the oven…or the kitchen.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Instant chocolate pudding in a glass bowl.

Start by adding the instant pudding to a large bowl.

Pouring milk into the bowl with instant pudding.

Next, pour the cold milk into the bowl and mix with a hand mixer for about one to two minutes until the pudding starts to thicken.

Chocolate pudding in a graham cracker crust.

Pour the pudding into the graham cracker crust and place in the refrigerator for at least one to two hours, or until the pudding is thick.

You can add two packets of pudding for this pie if you’d like more chocolate than whipped topping. I used one and that worked out perfectly for us, but you can always add more if you’d like to.

Chocolate cream pie with whipped topping.

When you’re ready to serve the pie, add the whipped topping.

I bought an eight-ounce container of generic Cool Whip at Publix for the pie.

Jello chocolate cream pie recipe on a plate.

I also bought a Hershey’s chocolate bar and grated a small amount of chocolate over the pie to add a little bit more chocolatey flavor and to make it pretty.

Tips for making the easy chocolate cream pie

Don’t add the whipped topping until you are ready to serve the pie, because it will flatten a little over time and not look as pretty.

You can also make meringue for the pie if you’d like that instead of whipped topping. Here’s a great meringue recipe from Add-a-pinch.

Other delicious desserts:

Easy Chocolate Cream Pie

Check out the easy chocolate cream pie recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! This is a great addition to any meal.

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your pie on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us so we can try it, too!

Yield: 8 pieces

Easy Chocolate Cream Pie

A slice of chocolate cream pie on a white plate.

Easy chocolate cream pie really is just that - easy. With a graham cracker crust, creamy chocolate center, and a whipped topping, it's a dessert that is worthy of being on any holiday table.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 - 3.4 oz. box instant chocolate Jell-O Pudding
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 9-inch graham cracker crust
  • 8 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Hershey chocolate bar for shavings (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add the instant pudding to a large bowl, along with the milk, and mix until thick.
  2. Pour the pudding into the pie shell and refrigerate for one to two hours.
  3. When ready to serve, add the whipped topping and chocolate shavings on the top of the pie.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 281Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 169mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 4g

Nutrition is approximate.

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