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Chocolate Dream Whip Pie

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Chocolate dream whip pie is the perfect summer dessert. Made with chocolate pudding and cool whip, it’s great for the entire family to enjoy. In fact, this has always been my family’s go-to dessert since I was a kid! It’s one of those foods that I could eat forever and never tire of it.

chocolate dream whip pie on a plate.
Mouth-watering slice of chocolate dream whip pie

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This chocolate dream whip pie really is a dream! Smooth and creamy, this pie is layered with chocolate pudding and a sweet cream cheese whipped topping layer. This decadent chocolate pudding pie is sure to please the entire family!

Plus, it’s so easy to make. It’s the perfect simple, rich, and easy dessert recipe for any occasion!

chocolate dream pie on a plate.
Amazing slice of chocolate dream pie

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • The only thing you have to bake is the crust. This crowd pleasing pie is ready to serve in no time!
  • It’s only 8 ingredients, and they’re easy to find at any store.
  • You can make this dessert recipe in no time! It is super simple to make.
  • Made with instant pudding for an easy to make pudding pie.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Flour the binder that holds the nuts and butter together.
  • Nuts – adds great taste and texture and is part of the foundation.
  • Butter – adds the best flavor in the pie crust.
  • Cream Cheese – make sure your cream cheese is softened so there are no little bits of cream cheese.
  • Confectioners’ Sugar sweetens the cream cheese mixture.
  • Whipped Topping – sweetens the cream cheese and is also the topping of the pie.
  • Instant Pudding – combined with the milk to create the chocolate pudding.
  • Milk – combined with the instant pudding to create the chocolate pudding.

How To Make This Recipe

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Chocolate dream whip pie process

First Layer

Step 1:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2:

In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, nuts and butter until well combined.

Step 3:

Pat the dough into a pie pan, pushing the dough across the bottom of the pie pan and partially up the sides.

Step 4:

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until lightly brown. Cool completely.

Second Layer

Step 1:

Mix together the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and whipped topping until well combined. Spread over cooled crust.

Third Layer

Step 1:

Mix together instant pudding and milk until well combined. Pour pudding over cream cheese mixture. Chill in the refrigerator until set. Spread whipped topping over the top before serving.

chocolate cream dream pie slice.
Delicious layers of chocolate cream pie

Recipe Tips

  • Use a store bought pie crust to save time and to skip any baking. Graham cracker crust is always a favorite!
  • Make sure your cream cheese is softened so there are no little bits of cream cheese.
  • Keep the pie in the refrigerator in between layers so it stays as chilled as possible.

Variations

  • Use other pudding flavors to create variations on this recipe. The possibilities are endless!
  • Add your favorite toppings, such as peanuts, toffee, chocolate sauce, chocolate shavings, or chocolate whipped topping.
  • Make a homemade whipped cream by whipping 3 cups of heavy whipping cream and 1/3 cup of confectioners’ sugar on high until stiff peaks form.

Storing & Freezing

Storing: Cover gently with plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Tip: To prevent plastic wrap from sticking to the top of the pie, insert toothpicks along the top of the pie to keep the plastic wrap raised.

Freezing: Wrap the pie tightly and freeze for up to 1 month.

FAQ

How long does this pie take to set?

Refrigerate for 2-4 hours so it has time to set up.

Can I make chocolate dream whip pie ahead of time?

Yes! This is a perfect make ahead dessert. Prepare the pie early in the day or the day before so it has plenty of time to chill and firm up.

Can I add other flavors to this pie?

Of course! Switch out the chocolate pudding for vanilla pudding. You can even add mint or peppermint extract to the vanilla pudding for a mint flavored pie.

Does this pie travel well?

If you’re planning to bring this pie to a party or other get-together, make sure the pie is nice and frozen. Then place it in a cooler as you travel to keep it chilled, especially in the summer or warmer months.

Yield: 12 Servings

Chocolate Dream Whip Pie

chocolate dream pie on a plate.

Chocolate dream whip pie is the perfect summer dessert. Made with chocolate pudding and cool whip, it’s great for the entire family to enjoy. In fact, this has always been my family's go-to dessert since I was a kid! It’s one of those foods that I could eat forever and never tire of it.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup butter (one stick)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 - 8 ounce tubs whipped topping
  • 2 - 3.4 ounce boxes of chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 3 cups milk

Instructions

First Layer

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, nuts and butter until well combined.

3. Pat the dough into a 9-inch pie pan, pushing the dough across the bottom of the pie pan and partially up the sides.

4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until lightly brown. Cool completely.

Second Layer

1. Mix together the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and whipped topping until well combined. Spread over cooled crust.

Third Layer

1. Mix together instant pudding and milk until well combined. Pour pudding over cream cheese mixture.

2. Chill in the refrigerator until set. Spread whipped topping over the top before serving.

Notes

Total time does not include time it takes to chill the pie in the refrigerator.

Use your favorite nuts for the crust. I use walnuts.

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