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Chocolate Silk Pie Recipe

Chocolate Silk Pie Recipe

This creamy, quick chocolate pie not only melts in your mouth, it also melts any and all resistance to dessert! What an easy way to say "I love you" on Valentine's Day. —Mary E. Relyea, Canastota, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons strong brewed coffee
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • Chocolate curls, optional


  • 1. Preheat oven to 450°. Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan, combine marshmallow creme, chocolate chips, butter, unsweetened chocolate and coffee; cook and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Cool. Fold in whipped cream; pour into crust.
  • 3. For topping, in a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Spread over filling. Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving. Garnish with chocolate curls if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Recipe Note

How-To: For quick chocolate curls: Use a vegetable peeler to "peel" curls from a solid block of chocolate. To keep the strips intact, allow them to fall gently onto a plate or a single layer of waxed paper. If you get only shavings, your chocolate may be too hard, so warm it slightly. See chocolate curls»

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 602 calories, 45g fat (26g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 188mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 243323
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2016

"This pie was so easy to make and the end result is very decadent and creamy. Great recipe!"

cjmead User ID: 293231 240252
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"Oh, my, this pie is to die for! I substituted 1/4 tsp. almond extract for the coffee and put it in an oreo crust. Instead of melting the chocolate mixture on top of the stove, I used the microwave. Thirty seconds. Stir. Thirty seconds. Perfect.

I let the chocolate mixture cool too much and couldn't fold in the whipped cream. I ended up using the mixer on low speed and that worked just fine."

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 238658
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

"A little too rich for everyone else's taste, but I loved it!"

MommyE User ID: 3632718 222818
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"Can you do it without the coffee, if so do I sub something else? We don't drink coffee, tea or alcohol."

128BEAUTY User ID: 4966621 221194
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

"This pie is delish!! I make this frequently and get rave reviews. I have changed it up a bit a few times. I have made it with milk chocolate chips, without the coffee (don't recommend), graham cracker crust, chocolate crust, and everyone at my churches favorite way...with caramel and kosher salt on top - along with the whipped cream!! To make the texture a bit lighter, after folding in the whipping cream - I will put it all back in the mixer on a high speed and "fluff" it up a bit!!"

Fiestaware User ID: 8043205 220723
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2015

"My husband and I love this pie. I used graham cracker crust and doubled the bittersweet chocolate."

zoniesis User ID: 4984839 218246
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

"One of the best chocolate pies I have tried. Nice deep rich dark flavor and smooth texture. Followed to a T except made 1.5 times recipe for larger pie and used a large size graham cracker crust. Will certainly make this again and again and again!!!"

DebbieT User ID: 221944 214316
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2014

"Outstanding! Super easy! This will be my "go to" chocolate pie!"

barbie6226 User ID: 756842 98927
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"This is the best & easiest chocolate Silk pie ever & I have tried some that were award winners at actual pie shoppes! Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe! I followed the recipe to a t & made it for Valentine's & it was to die for!!"

joknu80-ui84zx User ID: 7664248 109613
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"I think very delicious dessert,tomorrow will prepare the tea."

shellabe1974 User ID: 7201706 109609
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2013

"I made this pie several times my kids love it . Nice and creamy . I also used cool whip for the whipping cream. Delicious and very easy to make."

Brenda2772 User ID: 2165447 170088
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2013

"Wonderfully easy! Unfortunately, I didn't have unsweeted chocolate bars. So I used semi-sweet instead. Looking forward to trying it again with unsweetened."

homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 170251
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2013

"Made this for Valentine's Day and it was a huge hit! I may add vanilla if making again."

audragj User ID: 6864431 98985
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2013

"This pie was nasty! It is not a chocolate silk pie it is a chocolate fudge pie. They should change the name of this recipe to reflect that. I have four kids and none of them liked it. Neither did I. If you are wanting a traditional chocolate silk pie this is not it. The flavor of the semi sweet chocolate is very strong and it over powers the creamy taste from the marshmallow creme. I will definately go back to my original recipe."

dirsch User ID: 1142719 157976
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"I made this as my second pie for Thanksgiving dinner. It received rave reviews from everyone who tried it. Needless to say, it disappeared long before the pumpkin pie did!"

Diannecat User ID: 5596788 135363
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

"Question: Ingredients list calls for "One cup heavy whipping cream, whipped"- could someone please tell me how long, and to what end, the whipping cream should be whipped? Looking forward to making this pie."

BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 171640
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

"I used melted marshmallow instead of marshmallow creme, and also substituted Cool Whip for the whipped cream. It turned out fine. The flavor of this pie is very rich, and tastes a lot like fudge. It's very different because it's so fudgey."

BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 135360
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

"I used melted marshmallow instead of marshmallow creme, and also substituted Cool Whip for the whipped cream. It turned out fine. The flavor of this pie is very rich, and tastes a lot like fudge. It's very different because it's so fudgey."

kelseyjoy23 User ID: 6744099 98982
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

"This has to be one of my favorite desserts that I've ever made. I'm a chocolate lover, so I do 1.5 times the chocolate filling. Also I use a tsp of vanilla extract in the whipped cream topping. So rich, creamy and delicious. Yummm!"

s_pants User ID: 174050 170086
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2012

"Yummy! My foil stuck to the crust while baking the first 8 minutes...maybe use non-stick foil? Make sure it is cold when you eat it and not room temperature."

susiema User ID: 5725273 98926
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"Sorry to say, I have not tried this recipe yet. I was wondering if you could substitute Cool Whip for the whipped cream? I have tried in in another chocolate pie recipe that uses marshmallows melted down and it worked fine. Just curious if anyone else has tried this substitution?"

jen9757 User ID: 5313326 82491
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"This pie is so good. I made it for Christmas and it was a hit. It is bursting with deep chocolate flavor. I used milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet and it turned out wonderfully. Make sure you use a pastry crust and not a pie crust. I made that mistake, and had to go out and buy a new crust."

Relievestressbake User ID: 6392123 98981
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

"I am planning to make this recipe for one of our Christmas desserts. Sounds great and I was thrilled to find a chocolate silk pie recipe that doesn't use raw eggs. Chocoate chips should make it very smooth. Thanks for the recipe!"

reimanpub User ID: 2594782 156242
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"I made this for Thanksgiving and it was a big hit. Everyone loved it. Will definitely make again."

lizzie46882 User ID: 6360252 209364
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"Although I haven't made this yet...I'm still giving it a 5 star. I've been looking for a recipe that didn't use uncooked eggs and was happy to find this one. Just a tip...we have a large household so (the original recipe) chocolate Silk pie was always made in a lasagna pan. I never made a crust...just crushed up some graham crackers and lightly sprinkled them over the bottom of the pan. Just graham crackers with nothing added and the entire bottom of the pan does not need to be covered. I would assume that this would work for this recipe too. Not only do you save a few sinful calories, but if you want to make it for a crowd it's so much easier and faster. Give it a try this way and put in a square pan"

carolynstowers User ID: 4001197 154678
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2011

"I am giving this recipe a 5 star. The last time I made this Silk pie my computer went down and I had to pull the recipe up again, at that time I pulled up French Silk pie which required me to cook the pie to 160 degree with egg yokes added. The pie came out delicious. Today I am cooking as directed."

Sandy1947 User ID: 4479435 168868
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"STUPENDOUS!! I never thought I'd find a Choc. Silk pie that could rival Baker's Square, but this one surpasses it by far! I wouldn't change a thing in the recipe./"

Kris P User ID: 5634434 156136
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011

"To make the chocolate part, do I take one cup of heavy whipping cream and whip it or whip the cream then measure one cup?"

sstetzel User ID: 158954 98979
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"It means to cover the unbaked pie crust with foil, pressing the foil down into the pie pan so all the crust is covered.  This gives the crust a chance to cook without over browning or shrinking."

112054 User ID: 5925365 170250
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"Question - what does it mean to Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil? Do I wrap the foil around the pie pan leaving the top exposed?"

[email protected] User ID: 2180788 171639
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"My favorite kind of pie"

connie461946 User ID: 6217356 170053
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"how many calories is this recipe!!"

carolynstowers User ID: 4001197 98826
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"I didn't change a thing. I didn't think my husband would like this pie, he is a huge chocolate pie lover of the old fashion pies made with cocoa. I was surprised he really enjoyed this pie. He liked this pie so much he ate 1/2 of the pie at one time. The pie is very easy to make and I will be keeping this receipe around for a very long time."

parksville User ID: 1598935 98824
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2011

"Excellent, excellent, excellent! A melt in your mouth, mousse-like pie that chocolate lovers will crave. I used a graham crust and made the chocolate part of the pie a day ahead. Doubled the whipped cream topping and added it the day of serving. Also served it w/ fresh sliced strawberries tossed in a small amount of sugar, on the side. Definitely a keeper and extremely easy to make!"

littletulip55 User ID: 6114188 109606
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

"This recipe was wonderful!! The only thing I would suggest would be to refridgerate the pie without the topping before adding topping. The topping is very heavy and tends to sink into the filling. Other than that, this recipes is great:)"

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 154677
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"This is the best chocolate pie I have ever made! I made it as described in the recipe. I have never done my pie crust in the manner described, but it did turn out perfect, even without pricking the crust."

melodious88 User ID: 4245799 157974
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2011

"Wow! This is the best chocolate pie EVER! I used 8oz of semisweet chocolate chips and left out the unsweetened chocolate because that's what I had on hand, and it was great! I would recommend pricking the pie crust before baking, though, because mine bubbled up. Other than that, this is a GREAT recipe!"

anniebr User ID: 6014296 171609
Reviewed May. 30, 2011

"Made this for a dinner with the family. My mom loved it! Better son who doesn't care for chocolate (usually two bites) ate the whole slice!! And I agree, the coffee brings out the chocolate flavor. I didn't use real strong coffee and maybe that makes a difference."

KInlow User ID: 4373558 100808
Reviewed May. 7, 2011

"I made this pie for my family several times and have also made it for some events I have catered....a big hit EVERY time."

jsouba User ID: 1788691 171608
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011


renny2fast User ID: 5380817 173230
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"Tasted like a Hershey bar dipped in whipped cream!! So good will make again. Take the effort to make the whipped cream and double it."

5100 User ID: 1154600 173229
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"This pie is delicious! Blows any Baker Square's French Silk pie away! You do not taste the coffee. It just enhances the chocolate. Will make and make and make again!!"

sahm824 User ID: 1818467 135314
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"Scrumptious pie! Very easy to put together. I did sub a graham cracker crust. Also the two tablespoons of coffee did not come through as a coffee taste in the pie to me. Thanks for the recipe TOH and Hershey's!"

JordFam4 User ID: 4741724 156117
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2011

"Well for those of you who substituted the coffee.... BAD CHOICE... the coffee brings out the flavor of the chocolate. 2 tablespoons of coffee would NEVER take over the flavor of the chocolate.... so it doesn't taste like a coffee pie. It taste wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

ITLSRK1 User ID: 1408202 171604
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"easy to make and delicious to eat!!!! Family raved about it!"

nancy siebenaler User ID: 1639156 100807
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"I made this pie for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it! I left out the coffee and used an oreo cookie crust. Was very good and will make it for Christmas."

thistlethwaite mariel User ID: 5636483 209363
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2010

"it was one of the best pies ever...thought everyone was exagerating on the melt right in you mouth but...yes it does"

sammy12384 User ID: 3941312 82490
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2010

"Not a huge coffee fan, I tweeked this recipe a bit and substituted some vanilla and water for the coffee. It was quite delicious! The pie was light and fluffy and extremely simple to make!"

mkfcarlson User ID: 5464042 170051
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"Was surprised at how strong the coffee flavor was when I made this - and I am a huge coffee fan! The flavor intensified as the pie chilled. Will certainly make again, as it got rave reviews with my Bunko group."

jennjen17 User ID: 4935001 98977
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"Love this recipe very easy to make followed recipe exactly huge hit!! very smooth and velvety"

Itsajob User ID: 5291186 156115
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2010

"OMG.. This now has become my favorite dessert. Only one change for the future... will double the whipped creme topping recipe."

beksand User ID: 2556544 98821
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"Oh and he wanted a oreo crust instead of the pastry. It was an excellent change. i think i liked it better than just a pastry crust."

beksand User ID: 2556544 168854
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"My 8 yr old son saw the picture of this and wanted it for his b~day. He loved it!! We all did. very very good. i just put cool whip on the top and just used baking chocolate instead of chips and it turned out wonderful!"

adnil1973 User ID: 5422498 100806
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2010

"WOW! This hit the spot."

MomNErin User ID: 1757878 98819
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2010

"I thought it was delicious! The directions were a bit unclear, but it's really necessary to let the chocolate filling set up before spreading on the whipped cream topping. Next time, I would double the whipped cream. Two of my family members did NOT like it because it was too coffee-ish. Next time I'll probably omit the coffee, just to ensure that everyone likes it. I'll also probably double the whipped cream on top, because it didn't seem like enough."

mace-kat User ID: 5412552 168853
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2010

"Better than M & Ms (melt in your mouth)!"

jordie89 User ID: 1323364 82489
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2010

"YUMM!!! I doubled the whipped cream on top... This is dangerously good"

JYN455 User ID: 2510721 168852
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

"This pie was quick and easy to make and everyone in our house loved it."

mkmac4 User ID: 2198823 78915
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2010

"Fantastic pie. This will be a staple in my house."

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