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Classic Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe


4 hours 20 minutes
8 servings

HERSHEY'S CHIPITS helps take a classic recipe to the next level with our Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe. Try this decadent dessert now!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Chill Time
4 hours


  • 1
    prepared pie crust or Graham cracker crust 9-inch (23 cm)
  • 3 cups
    milk, divided (750 mL)
  • 3
    egg yolks
  • 1 cup
    granulated sugar (250 mL)
  • 2/3 cup
    cornstarch (150 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt (2 mL)
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Pure Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Dark Chocolate Chips (125 mL)
  • 2 tbsps
    butter (30 mL)
  • 1 1/2 tsps
    vanilla extract (7 mL)
  • Lightly sweetened whipped cream (optional)


Equipment Needed 
saucepan Saucepan
stovetop Stovetop
whisk Whisk
plastic wrap Plastic Wrap
refrigerator Refrigerator

Prepare the pie crust according to package directions (if necessary); cool completely.


Stir the sugar with the cornstarch and salt in a medium saucepan; whisk in the milk. Set over medium heat; cook, stirring, until the mixture becomes extremely thick. Whisk some of the hot milk mixture with the egg yolks. Whisk the egg mixture back into the hot milk mixture.


Cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute or until smooth and well combined; remove from the heat. Place the chocolate chips, butter and vanilla in a bowl. Pour the hot pudding mixture over the chocolate and whisk until smooth and well combined.


Pour the filling into the prepared crust; smooth the top. Press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the pie. Chill until completely set (about 4 to 6 hours). Garnish with whipped cream (if using).