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Double Chocolate Mocha Pudding Pie…the pie to make this Thanksgiving. It’s chocolate pudding pie all done up with notes of espresso, vanilla, and double layers of sweet creamy chocolate. Delicious when served with a dollop of vanilla whipped cream and chocolate curls on top. It’s the perfect Thanksgiving pie that requires no time in the oven.

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Our first Thanksgiving pie is here! I spent a while on this pie guys, but man I am so happy with how it turned out. It’s SO GOOD! 

Some of you might recall last year’s pie, the molten chocolate crackle pie. It is without a doubt one of my favorite recipes I’ve ever shared, it’s delicious. Think warm, with a molten center, notes of vanilla, a crackly top, and a homemade crust. If you haven’t made it, add it to this year’s Thanksgiving menu, it’s always a hit. 

This year I had a big pie problem, how could I actually top last year’s pie? What could be better than that molten chocolate crackle pie? 

Honestly, it stumped me for a while, and I tried a few other pies before landing on this recipe. But guys, this pie!!

I would never say it’s better than the molten pie, BUT it’s just as delicious in its own special way. 

It’s true chocolate pie perfection…roll your eyes back delicious as we like to say over here. 

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The details – make that crust

The crust is simple, chocolate wafer cookies, toasted hazelnuts, and butter. The hazelnuts add a special hint of holiday flavor that I love. You don’t have to use them, but personally, I think they really make this crust. 

Blend everything in a food processor until the cookies and nuts are fine crumbs, then press the mix into a pie plate and chill. 

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The pudding 

My favorite combination of sweet flavors is anything chocolate and coffee. It’s not even that you taste the coffee, it’s more that the chocolate highlights the rich flavors of the chocolate. 

So we’re making a mocha pudding with a bit of espresso, lots of chocolate, vanilla, and creamy coconut milk. If you don’t love coconut milk, you can use a mix of milk and heavy cream instead. 

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First, mix cornstarch with cocoa powder and a little milk to dissolve the cornstarch before cooking. 

Then simmer the remaining milk on the stove with a touch of sugar. Next, add the cornstarch/chocolate milk mix and gently boil until the mix thickens into a creamy pudding. Be sure to add in plenty 0f chopped chocolate and vanilla too. 

Pour the pudding into the crust…

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Now the chocolate cream

I really wanted a double layer of creamy chocolate, so I whipped some cream with cocoa powder and added a splash of Kahlua. It’s so light and airy, almost like a mousse. 

Spread the chocolate cream over the pudding, then chill the pie until ready to serve. 

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Serve it up 

Just before serving, whip up a little cream and top off the pie. Add chocolate curls if you’d like, slice, and enjoy! 

It’s like your favorite mocha, but creamier, and with a bit of a crunch from that sweet crust. 

Yep, roll your eyes back, go for that second slice, and finish the pie in one sitting kind if good! 

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Thankfully, this pie recipe has no rolling out of crusts, no oven, and nothin fancy! Making it really great for your holiday table! 

See ya tomorrow for our first Thanksgiving cocktail!

Looking for other Thanksgiving desserts? Here are my favorites: 

Molten Chocolate Crackle Pie

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes with Butter Pecan Frosting

Chewy Brown Sugar Maple Cookies

Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Lastly, if you make this Double Chocolate Mocha Pudding Pie, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Double Chocolate Mocha Pudding Pie

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories Per Serving: 404 kcal

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Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 sleeve chocolate wafer cookies
  • 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts (or additional cookies)
  • 8 tablespoons salted butter, melted

Pudding

Vanilla Cream

Instructions

  • 1. In a food processor, pulse the cookies and nuts into fine crumbs. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture holds together when pinched. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate. Chill.
    2. To make the pudding. In bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, and the espresso powder. Stir in 1 cup milk.
    3. In a medium pot, combine the remaining 2 1/2 cups milk and the sugar over medium heat. Gently boil until the sugar dissolves, then add the chocolate milk mix. Cook, stirring continuously, until the mixture thickens and is pudding-like, 5-8 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the chopped chocolate, then the vanilla and butter.
    4. Pour the pudding into the prepared crust.
    5. Using an electric mixer, whip the cream, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and Kahlúa until soft peaks form. Spread the chocolate cream over the pudding. Cover the pie and chill 4 hours or up to 5 days.
    6. When ready to serve, make the vanilla cream. Whip the cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla together until soft peaks form. Spread the cream over the pie. If desired, top with chocolate curls. Slice and enjoy!
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  1. 4 stars
    Making now. There is no way the crust and all the pudding and creams fit in my 9 inch pie plate, so I am making in a springform pan. Hope it works! The pudding is definitely not overly sweet, so you could probably add a little more sugar to the cream layer if you wanted.

  2. 3 stars
    I attempted this after succeeding and loving the old fashioned chocolate pie. Not sure what I did wrong but the filling was thick and gloppy and flavor wasn’t quite right. Maybe I’m just not used to using coconut milk! Would normally try again but the old fashioned chocolate pie recipe was sooo good would probably just stick with that one.

    1. Oh no I’m so sorry about that Nicole! Is there anything you did differently? Let me know how I can help! xTieghan

  3. Hi! Would Oreo cookies (no filling) work as a chocolate wafer cookie alternative for vegans? Thanks for posting this recipe! Looks so good!

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