15 Best Chocolate Pie Recipes

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Kentucky Derby Chocolate Walnut Pie

The Spruce

Our best chocolate pie recipes are amazingly delicious, easy to make, and fun to serve. Whether you're looking for a fancy chocolate mousse pie, a fudgy brownie confection, or a no-bake icebox dessert, these recipes are sure to satisfy all of your chocolate dessert cravings.

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    World's Best Chocolate Pie

    World's Best Chocolate Pie

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Not to sound braggy, but this ultra-dense, almost-flourless, intensely chocolate pie is the bomb. You need just 30 minutes to bake it up, making this a great recipe for last-minute needs. Use high-quality Baker's chocolate for the richest possible results, and top slices with whipped cream for a decadent dessert experience.

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    No-Bake Chocolate Cream Pie

    No-Bake Chocolate Cream Pie

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    You don't even need to turn on your oven for this easy, effortless 4-ingredient chocolate cream pie. Make it on hot summer days, or any day when you crave something sweet without the bother of baking. It's a cinch to assemble the instant pudding filling in a store-bought graham cracker or cookie crumb crust, and it sets in just a few hours in the fridge.

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    German Chocolate Pie

    German Chocolate Pie

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

    German chocolate pie incorporates everything you love about German chocolate cake but in a pie. The unbelievably rich, sweet, brownie-like filling with caramel, coconut, and pecans nestles in a buttery store-bought crust, with a topping of toasted coconut shreds. Bake it to perfection in under an hour, for a dessert to wow anyone who tries it.

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    Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie-

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    Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven, and this no-bake dessert brings them together in an inspired way. The magical ingredient in this recipe is Girl Scout cookies—specifically, the peanut butter patties—which are crushed to create a nutty crust for the thick and smooth peanut butter and vanilla pudding filling.

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    Southern Chocolate Chess Pie

    Southern Chocolate Chess Pie

    The Spruce

    Insanely dense and delicious, this chocolate chess pie is a true Southern classic. The simple filling of eggs, milk, butter, and unsweetened chocolate, plus just a scant amount of flour, has the texture of a silky custard. Top slices with whipped cream, or a generous drizzle of fudge sauce, for a comforting after-dinner treat.

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    Chocolate Mississippi Mud Pie

    Chocolate Mississippi Mud Pie

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Named for its signature crumbly top that resembles the cracked, dry Mississippi river mud, this amazing dark chocolate pie is famously sweet, and easy to make with ingredients you probably already stock in your pantry. Whip up the moist chocolate filling in about 10 minutes, and bake it to perfection in a ready-made graham cracker crust.

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    Chocolate Chip Pie

    Chocolate Chip Pie

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

    Why choose among having a cookie, a slice of pie, or a brownie, when you can enjoy all three in one dessert? This no-fuss, no-mess chocolate chip pie needs just a few simple ingredients to satisfy. The quick and easy filling bakes up like a soft brownie, with the flavors of your favorite chocolate chip cookie, in a tender, flaky pie crust.

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    Kentucky Derby Chocolate Walnut Pie

    Kentucky Derby Chocolate Walnut Pie

    The Spruce

    Kentucky bourbon chocolate walnut pie is a thick, gooey Southern tradition. Inspired by the original Derby pie invented by George Kern at the Melrose Inn in Kentucky, it's essentially a warm, buttery pie with a creamy, booze-spiked chocolate chip pecan cookie filling. It makes a great game day treat or potluck dessert. Just slice it thinly, as a little of this rich pie goes a long way.

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    Chocolate Pecan Pie

    Chocolate Pecan Pie

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

    If you are a chocoholic who also loves classic pecan pie, have we got the recipe for you. With a cocoa-powder boosted crust, and a rich filling laden with chocolate chips, this simple pie is everything you want in a holiday dessert.

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    Fudge Brownie Pie

    Fudge Brownie Pie

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    Rich and gooey in the middle like a brownie, but shaped like a pie, this 4-ingredient dessert is one of the easiest fudge brownie pie recipes around. Simply stir together a store-bought brownie mix, a single egg, and some water, pour them into a purchased pie shell, and bake. It's a great recipe to get kids baking.

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    Quick Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

    Quick Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

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    Packed with chocolate peanut butter flavor, luxuriously smooth, and not overly sweet, this chocolate icebox pie is a vegan dessert lover's dream. You need only 5 ingredients, including silken tofu, to make it in a wink. Chill it for an hour, and serve it to applause.

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    No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie

    No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie

    The Spruce

    Velvety smooth, and ultra-creamy, this no-bake chocolate mousse pie is a great make-ahead dessert to have in your repertoire. Cream cheese adds a subtle tang to the fluffy filling and keeps it from tasting too sweet. Assemble the pie in a wink, and allow to rest for at least four hours in the fridge, or overnight for a firmer pie.

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    Chocolate Meringue Pie

    Chocolate Meringue Pie

    The Spruce / Elaine Lemm

    Move over, lemon meringue pie. This chocolately twist on the classic meringue pie is tailor-made for those who wouldn't consider it dessert without chocolate. Boasting a buttery crust, silky chocolate cream filling, and a gorgeous cloud of crisp meringue on top, it's an impressive dessert.

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    Chocolate Pudding Pie

    Chocolate Pudding Pie

    The Spruce / Victoria Heydt

    Garnish this silky chocolate pie with fresh raspberries and shaved chocolate for a restaurant-style dessert that makes a great ending to a steak dinner at home. The wonderful filling comes together with instant chocolate pudding mix and you can make this pie with the recipe's instructions for an easy, homemade graham cracker crust.

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    Dairy-Free Oreo Cream Pie

    Dairy-Free Oreo Cream Pie

    The Spruce / Ashley Skabar

    Are you an Oreo cookie lover who is eating vegan, or a chocolate lover cutting back on lactose? This decadent-tasting Oreo cream pie is made with Tofutti and other dairy-free ingredients, so it contains no animal-derived products. It's a delicious no-bake dessert that can be served cold or even frozen, making it an excellent make-ahead option to have on hand for unexpected guests.