Chocolate pies are delicious and fun to serve. Now they can be easy to make too! All you need is a pie crust, whether homemade or purchased, and a sweet, decadent filling.
The secret to great chocolate pies is in the chocolate you use. Good quality chocolate chips, bar chocolate, and cocoa powder are key. Don't buy generic or off-brands for these recipes, since the chocolate is really the main ingredient.
To work with chocolate, keep things dry and relatively cool. Never melt chocolate over high heat, and keep water away from melting chocolate at all costs. If a tiny bit of water gets into chocolate while it's melting, it will 'seize', or suddenly turn lumpy and hard. If this happens, stir a bit of flavorless vegetable oil (NOT butter) into the mixture and it may smooth out. If it doesn't, you'll need to start over.
And I always sift my cocoa powder before using it. Cocoa powder can develop serious lumps that can never be stirred out, no matter how long or hard you beat it. So take a few seconds for that extra step.
Then, dig in!
Easy Chocolate Pie Recipes
- Fastest Chocolate Cheesecake
This super easy cheesecake is creamy, dense, and just plain delicious.
- Chocolate Pecan Caramel Pie
Wow - all you have to do is heat some caramel ice cream sauce, add chocolate chips, and voila! A dense and delicious, creamy and rich pie filling.
- Chocolate Mousse Pie
Another no-bake pie! This one is rich with lots of heavy whipping cream, so a small slice is all you can handle. You'll love it!
- French Chocolate Pie
This is my variation on an old Bake-Off recipe from the 1950s. You will not believe how creamy and rich this pie is.
- Black and White Brownie Pie
Cocoa powder and white chocolate chips combine to make a rich and creamy brownie in a pie crust. The white chocolate drizzle adds the perfect finishing touch.
- Chocolate Silk Tart
A super-easy cookie crumb crust makes this tart outstanding. Then there's just lots of chocolate and cream in the filling. Yum.
- Raspberry Chocolate Cream Pie
Normally, I don't like anything interfering with my chocolate, but I'll make an exception for raspberries. This luscious pie is so easy to make.
- Chocolate Mint Truffle Pie
You know, there's just no end to the wonderful flavors that combine with chocolate. Mint is the star in this easy and rich pie.
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
This pie really does taste just like a chocolate chip cookie in a pie crust. It's simple to make and so good.
- Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pie
Milk chocolate chips nestle in a rich and creamy peanut butter/brown sugar pie in this fabulous recipe.
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie
Beat peanut butter into vanilla ice cream and layer it with chocolate ice cream for a decadent no-bake pie. You'll love this one.
- Mini Chocolate Tartlets
Mini phyllo tart shells are filled with a chocolate truffle mixture in this easy and decadent recipe. Each little tartlet is the perfect mouthful.
- Strawberry S'More Tart
Well, okay, I'll also make an exception for strawberries. And marshmallow creme.
- Peanut Butter Fudge Pie
This pie, with a rich peanut butter-brownie base topped with a peanut butter-chocolate truffle frosting and then peanut butter whipped cream, is heaven on a plate.
- Pecan Crusted Chocolate Mousse Pie
If you can't eat wheat, are allergic to gluten, or are avoiding flour because it's Passover, this is the chocolate pie for you. A nut crust holds a smooth and creamy chocolate filling.