CHOCOLATE PIE WITH GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST

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Prepare to indulge in our Chocolate Pie With Graham Cracker Crust! It’s a versatile dessert that caters to all preferences. You can make the filling for this incredible chocolate pie with regular or sugar-free chocolate pudding. Also, you can use traditional or dairy-free whipped topping. We love giving you options so you can customize it to your liking!

This pie would not be complete without our homemade graham cracker crust. It’s a lighter alternative without butter or oil that retains the classic flavor and satisfying crunch of a traditional graham cracker crust. Whether for a special occasion or a simple treat, this chocolate pudding pie is sure to satisfy a chocolate craving.

Why You Will Love This Chocolate Pudding Pie

  • This pie recipe is easy to make with a few simple ingredients and our lightened-up graham cracker crust.
  • This chocolate pie is the perfect refreshing and decadent dessert for any celebration!
  • The chocolate pudding is creamy and delicious.
  • You don’t need egg yolks, cornstarch, oil, or melted butter to make this pie!
  • This pie tastes incredible with our homemade graham cracker crust.
  • We kept it simple by using chocolate instant pudding mix.
  • You can easily make this chocolate pudding pie high-protein by using our chocolate protein pudding in this recipe!

What Is Chocolate Pudding Pie?

This chocolate pudding pie is a light yet decadent dessert. We made this chocolate pie with our homemade graham cracker crust for the ultimate combination of flavors. It has a rich and creamy chocolate pudding filling and is topped with fluffy whipped cream. You can top the pie with chocolate shavings for a beautiful presentation.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for chocolate pie with graham cracker crust
  • Graham Crackers: You need twelve full graham crackers for the graham cracker crust.
  • Cinnamon: A hint of ground cinnamon adds an incredible flavor to the graham cracker crust.
  • Brown Sugar: To sweeten the graham cracker crust.
  • Applesauce: Our homemade healthy graham cracker crust comes together with unsweetened applesauce. No oil or butter is needed!
  • Pudding Mix: Use one package of chocolate instant pudding mix. You can use regular or sugar-free pudding mix.
  • Milk: Combine cold milk with the instant pudding mix to make the chocolate pudding.
  • Whipped Cream: Top this pie with Coco Whip, TruWhip, Cool Whip, homemade whipped cream, or your favorite whipped topping.
  • Chocolate Shavings: For a beautiful presentation, top with optional shaved chocolate.

How To Make Chocolate Pie With Graham Cracker Crust

Step 1: First, make the graham cracker crust. Lightly crumble the graham crackers as you add them to a food processor. Then, add the cinnamon and brown sugar. After that, pulse these ingredients in the food processor. Next, add the unsweetened applesauce to the food processor and pulse again until combined.

Step 2: Transfer the pulsed ingredients to a pie dish. Then, form the graham cracker crust by pressing it together with the bottom of a measuring cup.

Graham cracker crust in pie dish

Step 3: Bake the graham cracker crust in the oven. Then, let the crust completely cool.

Step 4: Make the chocolate pudding while the graham cracker crust cools. Add the cold milk and package of chocolate instant pudding mix to a large bowl.

Chocolate instant pudding mix in bowl with milk

Then, use an electric hand mixer to combine the ingredients.

Chocolate pudding in bowl

Step 5: Once the crust has cooled, pour the chocolate pudding over top.

Graham cracker crust with chocolate pudding

Step 6: Cover the pie with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate it to allow the pudding to set.

Step 7: Once the pudding has set and you are ready to serve, top the pie with whipped cream and optional chocolate shavings. After that, slice the pie and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

When you are ready to serve this pie, top with your whipped cream of choice. Also, add optional shaved chocolate or fresh berries. Then, slice the pie, serve it on plates, and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • Milk Of Choice: You can use your milk of choice when making the chocolate pudding. If you are using non-dairy milk such as almond milk, you may need less than 2 cups. Make the pudding according to the package instructions depending on what milk you use.
  • Use Cold Milk and Applesauce: To ensure the crust comes together properly, use cold applesauce. Also, use cold milk for the pudding.
  • Chill The Pie: Chill this pie for at least 3-4 hours, or until the pudding is fully set, before serving.
  • Make The Crust: Use your hands and the bottom of a measuring cup to press together the homemade graham cracker crust. Or, if you don’t want to make the crust, you can use a store-bought graham cracker crust.
  • Let The Graham Cracker Crust Cool: Let the crust completely cool before adding the chocolate pudding.

Storage Instructions

You can store leftovers of this chocolate pudding pie with graham cracker crust in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.

Variations

  • Pudding Options: We used instant pudding mix to make this recipe simple and easy. You can use sugar-free or regular instant pudding mix. Or, if you want, you can make homemade chocolate pudding from scratch.
  • High-Protein Option: To make this chocolate pudding pie high-protein, use our chocolate protein pudding instead of the chocolate pudding in this recipe!
  • Make Whipped Cream: If you prefer, you can make homemade whipped cream with heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and a splash of vanilla extract. Or, to keep it simple, add your favorite whipped topping such as Coco Whip, Cool Whip, or TruWhip.
  • Chocolate Graham Crackers: If you want a chocolate graham cracker crust for this chocolate pie, use chocolate graham crackers instead.
  • Topping Ideas: Some optional toppings you could add are chopped nuts, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, graham cracker crumbs, or fresh berries.
  • Sugar-Free: To make this pie sugar-free, use a sugar-free brown sugar substitute in the graham cracker crust. Also, use a sugar-free instant pudding mix and sugar-free Cool Whip.
  • Gluten-Free Option: You can make this pie gluten-free by using gluten-free graham crackers for the crust.
  • Make It Vegan: Make this chocolate pie with graham cracker crust dairy-free and vegan by using dairy-free milk for the pudding and topping with dairy-free whipped cream.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Make Chocolate Pudding Pie The Day Before?

Yes, you can make this chocolate pudding pie the day before you plan to serve it. Preparing it ahead of time allows the pudding to set and for the flavors to meld together. Tightly cover the pie with aluminum foil or plastic wrap before chilling it in the refrigerator. Then, add the whipped cream when ready to serve.

Can You Freeze Chocolate Pudding Pie?

We don’t recommend freezing this chocolate pudding pie as it would alter the texture of the pudding. Also, freezing the pie would cause the crust to lose its crispness.

How Long Will This Chocolate Pie Last?

This chocolate pie with graham cracker crust is good for up to two days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

Can You Make Chocolate Pudding Pie With Almond Milk?

Yes, you can make this chocolate pudding pie dairy-free with almond milk. However, you may need to use less than 2 cups of milk since you are using almond milk. Add the amount of almond milk specified by the package of pudding so it turns out. For example, with Simply Delish sugar-free instant pudding, you only need 1 ¼ CUPS of non-dairy milk while you need 2 cups of regular milk.

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CHOCOLATE PIE WITH GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST

Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

146

kcal

Prepare to indulge in our Chocolate Pie With Graham Cracker Crust! It’s lightened up and we give you options on how to customize it to your liking.

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Ingredients

  • Graham Cracker Crust
  • 12 full graham crackers

  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon and 2 teaspoons brown sugar or brown sugar substitute

  • 2 tablespoons cold unsweetened applesauce

  • Chocolate Pudding Pie
  • 1 package of chocolate instant pudding mix (sugar-free or regular)

  • 2 CUPS cold milk

  • 1 CUP TruWhip, Coco Whip, Cool Whip, or whipped topping of choice

  • chocolate shavings, optional

Directions

  • First, make the graham cracker crust. Lightly crumble the graham crackers as you add them to a food processor. Then, add the cinnamon and brown sugar or brown sugar substitute. After that, pulse these ingredients in the food processor. Next, add the unsweetened applesauce to the food processor and pulse again until combined.
  • Transfer the pulsed ingredients in the food processor to a pie dish. Then, form the graham cracker crust. Press the crust together using the bottom of a measuring cup and your hands until the crust is formed.
  • Once the graham cracker crust is formed in the pie dish, bake it at 350°F for 10-12 minutes. Then, let the crust completely cool, this will take about 15-20 minutes.
  • While the graham cracker crust cools, make the chocolate pudding. Add the cold milk and package of chocolate instant pudding mix of choice to a large bowl. After that, use an electric hand mixer to combine the ingredients to make the pudding, this will take about 3 minutes.
  • Once the crust has cooled, pour the chocolate pudding over top.
  • Cover the pie with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate it for at least 4 hours to allow the pudding to set.
  • Once the pudding has set and when ready to serve, top the pie with a whipped cream topping of choice and optional chocolate shavings. Then, slice the pie and enjoy!

Recipe Video

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Notes

  • The WW points and calories are based on using a sugar-free chocolate instant pudding mix and a sugar-free brown sugar replacement in the graham cracker crust.
  • WW Points™: 6 points per serving
  • To see your WW Points™ in the WW app for this recipe click here! Or, please manually add the ingredients to the recipe builder.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories146
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 4.2g 7%
    • Saturated Fat 1.9g 5%
  • Cholesterol 1mg 1%
  • Sodium 198mg 9%
  • Potassium 132mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 24.5g 8%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.7g 0%
    • Sugars 12g
  • Protein 3.5g 6%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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