Easy Chocolate Pie

Do you love chocolate pie? I can show you how to make an easy chocolate pie! This pie is a no-bake pie that you can put together very quickly. Honestly, nothing beats a good old-fashioned chocolate pie.

homemade chocolate pie topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings

This recipe is part of my learn to cook series. The series is where I am actually cooking through my old home economics cookbook from junior high school. I went to junior high school in the early 1980s at Heaton Middle School in Pueblo, Colorado. For some reason, I always retained this cookbook, and I wanted to work my way through this book.

If you have never made a chocolate pie, this recipe is very easy and it is perfect for those who are just beginning to cook. This recipe will use a pie crust that is already made.

You can use a frozen one or even those refrigerated pie crusts. I am a fan of the refrigerated pie crusts. I have difficulty in rolling out pie crust for some reason. I can make the filling, but rolling them out nice and evenly is difficult for me.

This is a simple recipe for chocolate pie. Some chocolate pies are made with chocolate that you melt, but this is one of the few recipes that you can make a chocolate pie with powdered cocoa.

I like this because I don’t always have melting chocolate in the house, but I always have powdered cocoa on hand. You can see with a few simple ingredients, you can make a delicious and creamy chocolate pie you will fall in love with.

You have many options when it comes to topping your pie. You can whip up some whipped cream and put this on top. You could also spoon some Cool Whip on top. Or you could even get fancy and make a meringue.

You could also put on some chocolate shavings on top of the whipped topping if you desire. Your imagination is the only thing that will limit you.

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homemade chocolate pie topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings

Easy Chocolate Pie

Learn how to make a chocolate pie with a rich and creamy filling, flaky crust, and whipped topping. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Pie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 65kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 egg yolks beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 baked pie shell
  • Cool Whip or whipped cream


  • Heat the milk in a medium-sized pot over medium heat.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the sugar, flour, salt, and cocoa.
  • Add the dry mixture to the milk and cook until thickened, stirring constantly.
  • Temper the eggs by adding a small amount of the hot milk mixture into the beaten egg yolks and stir. Pour the egg yolk mixture back into the pot, stirring constantly.
  • Cook the pudding for at least two minutes.
  • Stir in the vanilla and pour the pudding into the pie shell.
  • When the chocolate base cools, you can top with Cool Whip or whipped cream.



Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.4mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Romola

    I also went to a Heaton school n New zealand in the 70s and still have my old cook book. I really haven’t ever bought of recreating any of it though 🙂 Chocolate Pie isn’t something we normally eat but I think I want to try one!

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