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No-Bake Mississippi Mud Pie Recipe

Craving an indulgent dessert but don’t want to turn on the oven? This No-Bake Mississippi Mud Pie recipe is a chocolate lover’s dream come true!

Perfect for hot summer days or holiday desserts, this recipe combines layers of chocolate goodness in an easy, no-bake format.

A Chocolate Lover’s Dream

Mud pie slice on a white plate with an Oreo sitting on top.

If you’re looking for a chocolatey dessert that is easy to make and hits all the right spots, this Mississippi mud pie is the one. The recipe only calls for a few ingredients and turns out to be so satisfying.

It’s good enough to serve as a Christmas or Thanksgiving dessert or as a picnic dessert on a hot summer day.

Mud pie on a counter with a few Oreos next to it.


  • Oreo cookies for the crushed Oreo crust
  • Melted butter
  • Instant chocolate pudding
  • Milk
  • Cool Whip
  • Hershey Bar for garnish

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

Step-By-Step Instructions

Oreos in a cuisinart.

Oreo Cookie Crust: Start with your food processor. Grind 25 Oreo cookies to fine crumbs.

Pressing the Oreo crust into the pie plate with a spoon.

Add the butter: Blend the Oreo crumbs with six tablespoons of melted butter. Press this mixture evenly into your pie pan and bake for 10 minutes.

I used the backside of a spoon to press the pie crust into the edges of the pie shell.

Mixing instant pudding and milk in a large mixing bowl.

Chocolate Pudding Layer: Whisk together the instant pudding with milk in a large bowl until it thickens.

Chocolate pudding in a pie dish.

Assembly: Pour the thick chocolate mixture into your chocolate cookie crust. Spread it out and create an even layer of chocolate pudding.

Chill Time: Cover with plastic wrap and set in the fridge for about two hours. The waiting is the hardest part, but it’s worth it!

Mud pie on a counter with a few Oreos next to it.

The Topping: After two hours, spread Cool Whip over the pie. Add chocolate shavings from a Hershey bar for that extra chocolate punch.

Mud pie slice on a white plate with an Oreo sitting on top.

Variations for the Classic Dessert

  • Coffee Twist: Add espresso powder to the pudding mix for a mocha flavor.
  • Peanut Butter Fudge: Mix peanut butter into your pudding for a nutty twist.
  • Crunchy Topping: Sprinkle crushed Oreos or crunchy chopped pecans on top of the Cool Whip.

Tips for the Mud Pie

  • Pie Dish: A 9-inch pie pan works great for easy serving. I used a Corning pie pan, but glass or metal will do.
  • Creamy Texture: Ensure your Cool Whip is at room temperature for smoother spreading.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Graham Cracker Crust: Swap Oreos with graham crackers for a different base.
  • Vanilla Pudding: For a less intense chocolate experience, use vanilla pudding.
Mud pie slice on a white plate with an Oreo sitting on top.


  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge. This pie is even tastier the next morning!

More Delicious Desserts

  • Peanut butter buckeye brownies from South Your Mouth are rich with a brownie layer and topped with cheesecake and peanut butter cups.
  • Old Fashioned Chocolate Pie: This homemade chocolate pie is a fitting dessert for chocolate lovers.
  • Sweet Potato Pie: A classic holiday dessert infused with fall flavors like cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Chocolate chess pie: A simple yet delightful dessert requiring just a few ingredients. You can make it with a regular crust or a chocolate crust.
  • Chocolate pudding pie: this is a rich chocolate dessert, topped with fluffy whipped cream, that is great for any occasion.

There you have it – a no-bake Mississippi mud pie that’s a perfect dessert for chocolate lovers.

Whether it’s your first time making this pie or you’re a seasoned pro, this recipe will impress with its easy layers of decadence. Enjoy your creation, and remember, the best recipes are the ones shared with friends and family!

Mississippi Mud Pie Recipe

Mud pie slice on a white plate with an Oreo sitting on top.

Mississippi Mud Pie Recipe

Yield: 8 slices
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Try this easy Mississippi Mud Pie recipe! Loaded with chocolate goodness, cookie crust, and whipped cream - a perfect, indulgent dessert treat.


  • 25 Oreo cookies
  • 6 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 5.9 ounces instant pudding
  • 3 cups of cold milk
  • 12 ounces Cool Whip
  • Hershey Bar for chocolate shavings


    1. Add the Oreo cookies to a Cuisinart and grind.
    2. Mix the butter and Oreos and press into a 9-inch pie pan.
    3. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
    4. In a large mixing bowl, add the pudding and milk and mix until thick.
    5. Pour the pudding into the pie crust and refrigerate for two hours.
    6. Top with Cool Whip and shavings of Hershey Bars.


Use the back of a spoon to press the crust into the pie pan.

If you have any leftovers you can keep the pie in an airtight container and refrigerate it.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 476Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 344mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 1gSugar: 31gProtein: 7g

Nutrition is approximate.

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