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A dreamy cloud of chocolate filling nestled in a graham cracker crust make this Easy Chocolate Cream Pie an unforgettable dessert! Your first bite of this luscious dessert will make you swoon. Guaranteed. Once it’s gone, your family will be begging you to make it again! It’s just that tasty.

Made from scratch with my Cool Whip substitution, this Chocolate Pie Recipe is suitable for any occasion, from a dinner party to a casual summer gathering. But make it even easier by using a tub of whipped topping!

Chocolate Cream Pie in a white ceramic pie plate

Chocolate Cream Pie

We had company over for dinner one weekend last month, and that always calls for a special dessert.  Chocolate seems to be universally loved so I filled a graham cracker crust with a no-bake filling of cream cheese, powdered sugar, semi-sweet chocolate, and cream. To say they were swooning was an understatement. The combination of the silky chocolate filling and the sweet, buttery graham cracker crust just can’t be beaten. Plus it’s super easy to make if you skip the homemade graham cracker crust and purchase a ready-made crust.

Feel free to mix in 8 ounces of Cool Whip or my preferred substitute, which is just more cream cheese, powdered sugar, and whipped cream. Serve to your favorite chocoholics and brace yourself for rave reviews!

Overhead view of Chocolate Cream Pie garnished with cream and chocolate curls

Two Sweetie Pies

Thanks again to my lovely friend, Danielle, for another magnificent recipe! She is my go-to blogger for decadent treats. I promise you will love whatever you try from her blog!!! We share a recipe from each other’s sites every second Monday of the month.

Check out Danielle’s take on this dreamy pie as well as her social media sites! Make sure to check out which of my recipes she made this month, too.

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Chocolate Cream Pie in a white pie plate garnished with cream, chocolate curls and cocoa powder

Tips for Making This Easy Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe:

  • PRO-Tip: Chill this chocolate pie for 4 hours or more to allow it to firm up for easier slicing.
  • Buy or make chocolate curls to garnish. My method can be found on this post for Triple Chocolate Cheesecake.
  • I used this The Pampered Chef Easy Accent® Decorator to make my whipped cream stars. Makes piping a no-brainer and turns a homey recipe into a masterpiece!
  • I try not to ever use Cool Whip as all the artificial ingredients give me a headache. Instead, use the Homemade Cool Whip Recipe which is listed in the recipe. Of course, if you love Cool Whip, it’s a super easy substitute.
  • Using a ready made graham cracker crust from the grocery store is always an option if you’re short on time.
  • If you take that shortcut, drop the pre-made crust into a ceramic pie plate to help camouflage the foil pie plate.

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Chocolate Cream Pie with a Graham Cracker Crust

The Recipe: Chocolate Cream Pie with a Graham Cracker Crust

A dreamy chocolate filling nestled in a graham cracker crust. Recipe adapted from Chocolate, Chocolate and more via Hugs & Cookies.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Yield 8 servings


  • 1 graham cracker crust (or homemade version with 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, 1 tablespoon sugar and 6 tablespoons melted butter. Mix and pat in pie plate. Bake at 350º for 8 minutes and cool before filling)
  • 8 ounces soft cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

Cool Whip Substitute (beat cream cheese with sugar and vanilla, then fold in whipped cream) or use 8 ounces Cool Whip:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped


  1. If needed, prebake pie shell according to package directions.
  2. Melt chocolate and cream in the microwave gently and stir until smooth.
  3. In mixer, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar. Add chocolate ganache and beat gently until combined. On low, beat in Cool Whip or homemade substitute.
  4. Pour filling into crust.
  5. Chill 4 hours. Top with whipped cream and chocolate curls and serve!


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