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Easy Chocolate Pudding Pie: A Sweet Treat for All Ages

You’re going to love this simple and delicious chocolate pudding pie recipe. A creamy dessert perfect for any occasion, and easy to make!

chocolate pudding pie

Pie is a dessert that conjures up memories of grandma’s kitchen, where magic happened with just a few simple ingredients. Today, I’m going to take you down memory lane with one of grammy’s favorites, and mine too.

I’m sharing a recipe that’s not just a treat for your taste buds but also a delightful trip down nostalgia lane: the ever-so-delectable chocolate pudding pie.

This isn’t just any pudding pie; it’s a chocolate pie with chocolate pudding (that’s a lot of chocolate). It’s the dessert you bring out when you want to impress without the stress, a perfect blend of convenience and traditional flavor.

chocolate pie with chocolate pudding

Imagine the silkiest, smoothest, chocolate pudding nestled in a crumbly, buttery pie crust, topped with a cloud of fluffy cool whip – it’s the stuff of dreams!

In fact, this little slice of heaven requires only four ingredients: instant chocolate pudding, a ready-made pie crust, milk, and cool whip. That’s it! No complicated procedures, no long list of ingredients.

We’re talking about a straightforward, jello chocolate pudding pie that comes together in a snap but tastes like a gourmet treat from a fancy bakery.

chocolate pudding pie recipe

You can also customize it to a certain extent. Want to add a dash of coffee for a mocha twist? Go ahead! Thinking of sprinkling some chocolate shavings or mini chocolate chips on top for an extra chocolatey experience? Why not!

This recipe is forgiving and flexible, giving you the freedom to experiment and add your own special touch.

It’s so easy that a kid can make it. This chocolate pudding pie is your ticket to a stress-free, delicious (quick) dessert that will have everyone asking for seconds.

jello chocolate pudding pie

Get ready to be crowned the dessert champion in your circle. Let’s dive into this easy, four-ingredient wonder and make some sweet memories! Here’s what you’re going to need:

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 7.8 ounces instant chocolate pudding and pie filling (2 boxes)
  • 3 cups milk (oat milk or whole milk)
  • 16-18 ounces Cool Whip (dairy free if vegan)

Optional Topping

  • 1 chocolate bar (at least 1-2 ounces)

Tips and Thoughts for This Recipe

If making this vegan, be sure all ingredients are vegan. The brand “So Delicious” has a vegan cool whip found in the freezer section. Aldi’s ready to bake pie crust is vegan (or use your favorite brand/recipe). Choose your favorite vegan dark chocolate bar.

Do not refrigerate or freeze your chocolate bar before shaving.

chocolate pie from jello pudding

Store this pie in an airtight container for up to two days in the fridge. You can freeze this pie, but it changes the texture slightly, so I recommend eating it fresh.

chocolate pie using jello pudding

Get the printable recipe card below:

Yield: 8 servings

Chocolate Pudding Pie

chocolate pie with chocolate pudding

Enjoy the richness of this chocolate pudding pie recipe. It's a velvety, chocolate-infused treat ideal for any event, and a breeze to prepare.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Set Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 32 minutes


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 7.8 ounces instant chocolate pudding and pie filling (2 boxes)
  • 3 cups milk (whole milk or oat milk)
  • 16 - 18 ounces Cool Whip


  1. Take your pie crust out of the fridge and let it get to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 450℉.Preheating the oven
  2. Roll your crust out and press into the pie dish, then poke holes in the bottom with a fork.Pie crust rolled out and put into the bottom of the pie dish
  3. Bake the crust for 10-12 minutes, or until slightly golden.Baked pie crust with holes poked in the bottom
  4. While the crust is baking, prepare the filling by whisking together the instant pudding mix with the milk. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.Whisk together pudding mix and milk
  5. Fold in half of the cool whip with a spatula until mixed.mixing more whipped cream into the pudding mix
  6. Pour the pudding mixture into the baked pie crust and set in the fridge to set for at least 4 hours.Chocolate pudding setting in a pie crust
  7. When set, add the remaining cool whip on top, shave some chocolate off of your chocolate bar (optional), and serve.adding the whipped cream and chocolate shavings on top of the pie

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 420Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 279mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 6g

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Indya | The Small Adventurer

Thursday 4th of January 2024

Oh, this looks almost too good to eat! I feel comatose just looking at the photos, but even that wouldn't stop my incredible sweet tooth from attempting to have the whole thing to myself 😋🙌

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