You have to try this No-Bake Chocolate Pudding Pie. It’s made from scratch and it’s so easy. It only uses 4 ingredients: pudding and milk, whipped cream, and a graham cracker crust, with a Hershey’s chocolate garnish. Who knew pie making was so easy?

When it comes to easy to make desserts that don’t lack in the delicious department, it doesn’t get any better than this no-bake chocolate pudding pie! Are you a pie lover too? Check out our delicious No-Bake Oreo Cream Pie too!

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You will love this chocolate pudding pie recipe

Did you know you could make a masterpiece of a dessert with just these four simple ingredients? I am here to tell you that yes, you can. And you will! When you’re finished you’ll have made a creamy, chocolate pie that makes for the best dessert to any meal.

I love pie. It has always been a weakness of mine. I just can’t pass it up, and my favorite… is french silk. This no-bake chocolate pie reminds me so much of French silk pie, but it’s much easier to throw together!

If you are looking for a dessert to bring for your next get together, work event, or even a holiday party, look no further! I have only received rave reviews about this pie. Everyone absolutely loves it. I mean, how could you not!?

Why we love chocolate pudding pie

  • Only four ingredients and putting this pie together couldn’t be more simple.
  • Starting out with the chocolate pudding is what creates the amazing richness and flavor of the pie. The graham cracker crust adds a sweet crunch and makes the perfect texture to compliment the creaminess of the filling.
  • Another amazing option is to swap out the graham cracker crust for an Oreo crust! I love Oreo’s and this is a perfect substitute for anyone who is a true chocolate addict!
  • The whipped cream makes for the perfect balance between rich chocolate and a light creaminess for your pie filling.
  • A garnish of Hershey’s chocolate shavings on top is the final accent. It gives it the beautiful look of a pie that took hours, when it really only took minutes!

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No-bake Pudding Pie Ingredients

These are the ingredients needed to make your chocolate pudding pie. Choose your favorite brand of chocolate pudding mix. Most mixes call for milk, I like to use 2% milk because it makes the filling of the pie extra rich and creamy. Make sure it is instant pudding though!

  • Instant chocolate pudding
  • Pre-made 9-inch graham cracker pie crust or Oreo pie crust
  • Whipped cream or Cool Whip
  • Hershey’s chocolate bar
  • 2% milk (as called for on pudding box)
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How to make this pudding pie recipe

  1. First, you will need to make the chocolate pudding. Prepare your instant chocolate pudding by following the directions on the back of the box. Mixing the pudding with milk. (You can use a homemade chocolate pudding as well if you are so inclined.)
  2. Different brands require different amounts of milk. I like to use 2% but you can use the milk of your choice!
  3. Next, pour a little less than half of your chocolate pudding into the bottom of your 9-inch pie crust.
  4. In the bowl, mix the remaining 1/2 of your chocolate pudding with 1/2 of the whipped cream and stir them together well. Then, add this mix as the next layer of the pie.
  5. Finally, add the last 1/2 of the remaining un-mixed whipped cream to the top of the pie, and smooth out the top.
  6. Lastly, using a potato peeler shave off chocolate pieces from the Hershey’s chocolate bar to add to the top of your pie as a garnish.
  7. Refrigerate the chocolate pudding pie for at least 1 hour to let it set and firm up a bit, before serving. When ready, just remove from the fridge, cut into slices and enjoy! I promise this will be a family favorite!

How Long to Chill chocolate pudding pie with graham cracker crust

It’s important to let this pie chill before serving it. Trying to serve it immediately after making it won’t bode well. It will fall apart because the pudding will not have had time to set.

I like to chill my chocolate pudding pie for at least one hour, but it doesn’t hurt to chill it for even longer! It is best when served nice and cold and is easier to enjoy when it has firmed up just a bit.

cut a slice of chocolate pudding pie

How to store Pudding Pie

Using a pre-made pie crust makes for very easy storage of the chocolate pudding pie. Simply snap the lid on top and place it in the fridge.

It is important that you store the leftover pie in the fridge between servings, or it can melt and it won’t firm up in the same shape again.

However, I am willing to bet that there might not be anything to store after serving this pie!

Have I mentioned how easy this pudding pie is? But the best part of all is that it won’t taste “easy.” It tastes like you have been slaving away in the kitchen for hours

Chocolate Pudding Pie Recipe FAQs

How do you make pudding thicker for pie filling?

You can try substituting heavy cream for milk.

How long is chocolate pudding pie good for in the fridge?

Up to 4 days.

How do you keep graham cracker pie crust from getting soggy?

Typically store bought graham cracker crusts do not get soggy.

a slice of chocolate pudding pie

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Chocolate Pudding Pie

Serves — 8
Our No-Bake Chocolate Pudding Pie uses only 4 ingredients and a pre-made crust! This is the definition of an easy (and delicious) dessert!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes



  • 1 5.85 ounce box instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 pre-made 9-inch graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 8 oz tub whipped cream
  • 1 1.55 ounce regular sized Hershey’s Chocolate Bar
  • as called for on box 2% milk


  • Prepare your instant chocolate pudding per the package directions (every brand requires different amounts of milk, so follow the instructions for your package. Just be sure you are using INSTANT pudding)
  • Pour a little less than half of your chocolate pudding into the bottom of your graham cracker pie crust.
  • Mix the remaining pudding with 1/2 of the whipped cream and stir well.
  • Add as the next layer of pie.
  • Add 1/2 of the remaining whipped cream to the top of the pie.
  • Using a potato peeler shave off chocolate pieces to add to the top of your pie.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour (or more) Serve and enjoy!

Jenn’s Notes

Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 218IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

This chocolate pudding pie has been a huge hit, no matter what event I’m bringing it to, and I’m guessing it will be a huge hit for you, too! It makes for a great dessert for a birthday, family event, or work party. You’ll definitely be asked for to share your recipe.

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe it was so quick and easy and very delicious I made it yesterday for Easter dinner and everyone loved it there was nothing left next time I’m gonna have to make at least two 😋

  2. 4 stars
    I followed the recipe and my pie was in the fridge for hours but the top half didn’t set well and was super runny?

    1. Hi Sommer, I am so very sorry it didn’t work out for you. This is the first I have heard about it not setting. What type of pudding did you use and what kind of milk?

  3. 5 stars
    Oh My Goodness this pie was a huge hit at Christmas Dinner. So easy to make and it is delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

  4. This pie is so good. I will keep making it everyone loves it and it’s simple to make. Thank You for sharing 🙂

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