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Chocolate Cream Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

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A dreamy cloud of chocolate filling nestled in a graham cracker crust make this 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 Easy Chocolate Pie Recipe is suitable for any occasion, from a dinner party to a casual summer gathering.

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 beat. 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

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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34 comments on “Chocolate Cream Pie with Graham Cracker Crust”

  1. Have I mentioned that you make the BEST desserts? This one is no exception, Liz. Well done!

  2. No doubt it was a huge hit! Very pretty too:@)

  3. What a lovely pie and your chocolate curls are perfect! This would be a big hit at our house too. Great summer dessert!

  4. Your pie looks beautiful!!! Chocolate pie always reminds me of my Dad – his favourite. I must try this delicious sounding recipe. I also think it’s high time for checking out the Pampered Chef products again. Thanks for the way you share all your resources!

  5. More like Chocolate Dream Pie! Your pie looks so luxurious and I can’t say enough about this perfect curls, outstanding! I have a couple of pampered chef tools but by far, my favourite is the squeegee measuring cup (it’s a measuring cup tube with another plastic bit built in to help you push the food out, without leaving a bit in the cup, perfect for butter, PB etc).

  6. You make the simplest pies look so beautiful Liz! Chocolate and graham cracker is a wonderful combination!

  7. Chocolate cream is easily my favorite pie and now I’m craving a huge slice. This looks amazing!

  8. this looks fantastic!

  9. This looks awesome and your trip pics look absolutely amazing!! Enjoy and keep posting!! xoxo

  10. Such a dreamy pie! I love the silky chocolate filling and those perfect chocolate curls. I think I need to make this for my dad for Father’s Day!

  11. Wow!! such a yummy chocolate cream pie. A beautiful pie and perfect chocolate curls. Love it. Delicious 🙂

  12. Oh Liz, you make the prettiest and the most tempting desserts…and this one is not an exemption…I can only imagine how delicious and decadent this chocolate pie must taste.
    Have a great week ahead 🙂

  13. Such a great pie-one I know I would love! A classic at its best!

  14. Chocoholic here so this pie looks amazing and love the no-bake filling with the summer coming on (finally). Really like those chocolate curls to!

  15. It’s unbelievable so few ingredients and steps created this decedent dessert!

  16. How amazing! This is such a decadent dessert, do you offer home delivery? Gorgeous photographs and wonderful explanations, my family will love i thanks Liz 8)

  17. One of my favorite types of pies! Yummy!

  18. P.S. Thanks for the cool whip substitute idea.

  19. Such a beautiful pie. Perfect for a summer dessert!

  20. What a beautiful pie! I love all that extra chocolate on top. 🙂

  21. This sure sounds amazing! I could really use a piece right now!!

  22. I love chocolate cream pie. I love how you’ve decorated this one.

  23. This pie looks amazing. The best chocolate cream pie I have ever tasted was in Adrian, Texas, but I doubt I’ll be going back there, so I’ll have to see if I can replicate it with this recipe.

  24. Bet the cream cheese adds a very nice contrast to the chocolate…Although I’m a bit partial to Cool Whip. Of course, I’d be happy with either if my pie looked as fantabulous as yours =)

  25. Liz, this is a gorgeous presentation~! I’m printing this, and thanks for the Cool Whip substitute too.
    Your recipes just keep getting better~

  26. It has been a LONG time since I had a chocolate cream pie–and I must go ahead and have one!

  27. This is one GOOOOORGEOUS pie!!! Those chocolate curls are insane, too!

  28. I love how simple and delicious this pie is!

  29. Your desserts are always so beautiful and this one is no exception! Love how easy this is to make!

  30. No only is the pie gorgeous, it is creamy and over the top delicious!

  31. This is always a huge crowd pleaser! Everyone loves it!

  32. Oh my goodness, this looks delish! What a gorgeous pie! My son is a chocolate freak so I know he would love this.

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