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This is a no bake recipe that is a peanut butter and chocolate lover’s dream. It’s creamy, rich and luxurious. This chocolate instant pudding pie is the perfect dessert.

chocolate instant pudding pie slice on a white plate

Let’s talk about my recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Instant Pudding Pie! I can’t get enough of it, and I want to share it with you.

This pie is all about combining two of the best flavors in the world – chocolate and peanut butter – into a creamy, dreamy dessert that’s perfect for any occasion.

What’s really awesome about this chocolate pudding pie recipe is that it’s incredibly easy to make. You wouldn’t believe the things you can do with a simple instant pudding mix.

No oven needed, just a few simple steps, and voilà! You have a dessert that’s sure to bring smiles.

This recipe came around when Jeremy and I were chatting about peanut butter. He said he wasn’t sure he really liked peanut butter desserts, so I set out to prove him wrong.

Needless to say, I won that argument. Ha! The result was this easy chocolate pie. It’s the perfect treat for family gatherings, parties, or just when you need a little chocolate goodness in your life.

So, grab your pie pan, and let’s dive into why this Chocolate Instant Pudding Pie is a must-try and how you can make it in your own kitchen.

Some of our other favorite no bake recipes we have on our site include: Easy No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Recipe, Raspberry No Bake Cheesecake Bites (Easy Recipe), and No Bake Almond Joy Cookies.

chocolate instant pudding pie with a slice taken out on wooden background

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. No-Bake Ease: Just mix, fill, and chill – no oven required! I love a good easy dessert recipe, and this is certainly a winner in that game.
  2. Rich and Creamy: Combines the smoothness of pudding with the richness of peanut butter and chocolate. The cream cheese adds its own texture and flavor and really levels up this simple dessert.
  3. Perfect Make-Ahead Dessert: Ideal for preparing in advance for any event. That’s the best way to save time on the big day!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Instant chocolate pudding mix
  • Whole milk
  • Cream cheese
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Whipped topping
  • Chocolate pie crusts
ingredients needed to make chocolate instant pudding pie

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE INSTANT PUDDING PIE:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the pudding mix with the milk for 2 minutes. Place in the fridge for 5 minutes to set.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese, peanut butter, and powdered sugar until smooth with an electric hand mixer. The mixture will be very thick.
  3. Add spoonfuls of the pudding to the mixture, making sure it is fully mixed in before adding more. 
  4. Add in all of the pudding, and then fold in half of the whipped topping until there are no streaks left.
  5. Divide the filling in half and add half to each of the pie crusts. 
  6. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 6 hours to set or best overnight. 
  7. Top each with the remaining whipped topping, slice, and serve.
step by step collage of images showing how to make chocolate instant pudding pie

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

The chocolate and peanut butter flavors balance each other perfectly, with neither overpowering the other.

Sometimes peanut butter chocolate desserts are a little too rich for my taste. I didn’t find that with this delicious dessert. It’s just plain tasty!

You can use a chocolate cookie crust, Oreo cookie crust, or even a graham cracker crust, depending on your preference.

There are so many different ways to make it and I’m sure they’ll all taste great. Make sure you save that recipe card!

a cake server holding up a pie of chocolate instant pudding pie in air

Absolutely! This pie tastes amazing when served frozen.

It’s like having an ice cream-textured treat. Once frozen, add a little extra whipped topping to the top of the pie.

Personally, I love making my own with heavy whipping cream. It’s just better that way.

If serving from frozen, allow it to sit at room temperature for 30-45 minutes before slicing.

You better believe it! There are all kinds of yummy options here. The hard part will be choosing!

  • Sprinkle with chocolate shavings or chocolate curls for extra flair.
  • Add Oreo cookies or chocolate chips for a crunchy twist.
  • Top with a dollop of whipped cream for creaminess.
  • Drizzle with homemade caramel or chocolate sauce.
  • Garnish with fresh berries for a fruity touch.
  • Mix in chopped nuts for added texture.
  • Stir in mini marshmallows for fun.
  • Sprinkle with coconut flakes for a tropical feel.
  • Add a dash of cinnamon or cocoa powder for extra flavor.
  • Top with Hershey’s chocolate bar pieces for chocolate lovers.

Check this list out if you’re looking to swap anything. I love having options to choose from!

  • Heavy cream can replace whole milk for a different consistency.
  • Swap regular peanut butter with almond butter or Nutella.
  • Use a pre-made Oreo crust for convenience or make your own.
  • Substitute whipped topping with homemade whipped cream for a fresher taste.
  • Use gluten-free pie crust for a gluten-free version.
a slice of chocolate instant pudding pie on a plate on a piece of wood

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Keep in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap for up to 1 week.

Freezer: Freeze the pie, well-wrapped, for up to 3 months.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Ensure the pudding mix and milk are well blended for a smooth texture.
  • Let the pie set in the fridge for at least 6 hours for the best consistency.
  • Use a hand mixer for a fluffier peanut butter filling.
  • Garnish right before serving for a fresh look.
  • If using a homemade crust, make sure it’s well chilled before adding the filling.
  • If serving from frozen, allow it to sit at room temperature for 30-45 minutes before slicing.
up close image of chocolate instant pudding pie with a bite taken out

This Chocolate Instant Pudding Pie is a simple, delightful dessert that’s sure to become a staple in your recipe book. It’s easy, no-bake, and absolutely delicious – what more could you ask for in a dessert?

Jeremy and I finished off an entire pie, and let me tell you, we have no regrets, haha! 

Whether you’re making it for a special occasion or just as a treat for yourself, this pie is guaranteed to impress. So, gather your ingredients, have fun making it, and enjoy every single bite of this heavenly pie!

If you’ve tried this CHOCOLATE INSTANT PUDDING PIE, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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5 from 8 votes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Instant Pudding Pie (No Bake)

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Chill Time 6 hours
This is a no bake recipe that is a peanut butter and chocolate lover’s dream. It’s creamy, rich and luxurious. This chocolate instant pudding pie is the perfect dessert.
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk the pudding mix with the milk for 2 minutes. Place in the fridge for 5 minutes to set.
    5.9 ounce box instant chocolate pudding mix, 3 cups whole milk
  • In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese, peanut butter, and powdered sugar until smooth with an electric hand mixer. The mixture will be very thick.
    8 ounces cream cheese, 1 cup creamy peanut butter, 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Add spoonfuls of the pudding to the mixture, making sure it is fully mixed in before adding more.
  • Add in all of the pudding, and then fold in half of the whipped topping until there are no streaks left.
    16 ounces whipped topping
  • Divide the filling in half and add half to each of the pie crusts.
    2 6 ounce chocolate pie crusts
  • Cover and place in the fridge for at least 6 hours to set or best overnight.
  • Top each with the remaining whipped topping, slice, and serve.

Notes

  • Ensure the pudding mix and milk are well blended for a smooth texture.
  • Let the pie set in the fridge for at least 6 hours for the best consistency.
  • Use a hand mixer for a fluffier peanut butter filling.
  • Garnish right before serving for a fresh look.
  • If using a homemade crust, make sure it’s well chilled before adding the filling.
  • If serving from frozen, allow it to sit at room temperature for 30-45 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition

Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 497mg | Potassium: 332mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 381IU | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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  1. For the pudding it’s the no cook one I assume? I’m just making sure!

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