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No Bake Chocolate Cream Pie

Author: Jennifer
This No Bake Chocolate Cream Pieis one of the most, if not the, easiest dessert recipe to make! It combines a buttery, chocolate wafer crust and a creamy chocolate pie filling that takes less than twenty minutes total to whip up! Garnish the top with Cool Whip, chocolate curls, chocolate syrup, or extra chocolate wafer crumbs you might have leftover!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings


chocolate wafer pie crust

  • 1 ½ cups Chocolate Wafers (approximately 28 wafers), finely crushed
  • 5 tablespoon Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar

chocolate cream pie

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese, softened and at room temperature
  • ½ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • cup Milk, any dairy type can be used
  • 8 oz Cool Whip, if using as the garnish, I recommend getting 2, 8 ounce containers


  • chocolate wafer crust
  • Using a food processor, pulverize the chocolate wafer cookies into fine crumbs.
  • Add the granulated sugar and melted butter then pulse until the chocolate wafer crust forms.
  • Press the crust into the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie plate, then place in to the freezer to chill (for a minimum of 30 minutes) while you make the chocolate cream pie.
  • chocolate cream pie
  • Using your hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract on medium-high speed until well blended.
  • Switching the mixer speed to low, add in the unsweetened cocoa powder alternatively with the milk until mixture is completely smooth.
  • Fold in the Cool Whip until well combined.
  • Spoon the pie mixture into the pie shell. Chill for a minimum of 4 hours or until firm (or freeze).
  • Garnish with toppings of your choice like more Cool Whip, chocolate curls, chocolate syrup, or extra chocolate wafer crumbs.
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