Creating an original dessert can seem quite intimidating if you don’t know where to begin.
The beauty of this Jell-O chocolate pudding pie is that it’s easy to prepare and requires very little prep time.
You will feel like a Top Chef!
This dessert will leave your guests asking for the recipe.
It should be easy and fast with only four ingredients and a few steps to follow.
Scroll down for the recipe and more information about this pudding pie.
How to make a Jell-O Chocolate Pudding Pie
Recipe for making the pie crust
Instead of buying a ready-made pie crust, you can easily make one at home in about 15 minutes.
Follow these instructions;
●Unsalted butter (cold)
●Thoroughly mix flour, salt, and sugar in a bowl or food processor
●Mix the butter with flour using your hands or food processor until it forms clumps
●Add the ice water using a spatula and reasonably mix
●Using your hands, form a ball from the dough, then compress it to make a disk-like shape
●Tightly wrap your dough in plastic and store it in the fridge for one hour before use.
●Once the dough is chilled, gently roll out the crust into a circle.
Recipe for Jell-O chocolate pudding pie crust
●Jello-O Chocolate pudding mix (instant) or homemade chocolate pudding
●Pre-made pie crust (homemade or ready-made from the store)
1.Add cold milk in a bowl, then put the Jell-O Chocolate mix and whip for about 2 minutes; ensure it thickens.
2.Put your pudding mix in the fridge and leave for 30 minutes
3.Once chilled, put your pudding inside the pie crust shell
4.Use whip cream as a topping and enjoy!
5.You can add some chocolate chips on the top for a more chocolatey flavor.
How to assemble the pie
you have made your Jell-o chocolate pudding mix, and the pie crust is ready, follow these steps to complete your Jell-O Chocolate Pudding Pie.
1.Get your pre-made pie crust and pour the chocolate pudding
2.Evenly smoothen the pudding in the pies crust
3.Use plastic wrap to cover your pie and refrigerate for an hour.
4.Top with whip cream and any other toppings of your liking
●If you are using homemade pudding, you can keep it in the fridge for upto a week. We have used instant pudding in our recipe; store it per the indicated shelf life.
●You can store this dessert in the fridge for a week; keep it in the freezer for as long as six months.
Recipe tips and variations for chocolate pudding
●You can use other flavors of chocolate pudding such as strawberry white, white, and orio white chocolate pudding pie.
●Add a sprinkle of alcohol to your pudding mix to spice it up. cognac and bourbon would work well with the chocolate mix
●Add in chocolate chips and nuts or spices like grated nutmeg with cinnamon for a fun treat!
●Use evaporated milk instead of regular whole milk to make your pudding creamier. You can use coconut milk for an improved tropical flavor.
●You can buy a sugar-free chocolate pudding mix
Types of chocolate pies
●Chocolate salted caramel oreo pie: made with Oreos(crushed), caramel with chocolate chips, and a pinch of sea salt.
●Chocolate coconut cream pie (vegan): Pie crust made from coconut shreds, nuts, cocoa powder, and coconut milk.
●Chocolate peanut butter pie: It is a tasty combination of chocolate and crushed peanut butter, making it crunchy.
●Chocolate mousse pie: cream cheese mixed with chocolate making a fluffy, creamy pie
●Jell-O chocolate pudding pie: made with Jell-O chocolate pudding mix for a classy, unique taste.
●Chocolate pudding pie: It’s made with instant chocolate pudding mix and topped with fresh raspberries using a graham cracker pie crust.
●Chocolate pecan pie: The pie crust is made with cocoa powder, and the chocolate filling has extra chocolate chips with toppings.
●German chocolate pie- chocolate mixed with coconut, pecans, and caramel with butter, toasted with shreds of coconut.
Nutritional facts of chocolate pudding
Chocolate pudding is not only a treat for dessert, but it is also loaded with nutrients like vitamins, protein, carbohydrates, fat, and sodium.
Here is the nutritional guide for the Jell-O Chocolate Pudding Pie.
●Minerals and vitamins– vitamins found in pudding include; Vitamin A, vitamin C, D, vitamin E, vitamin D, and vitamin B12. Minerals include magnesium and Riboflavin. These minerals and vitamins are essential for strong bones and teeth.
●Calcium-eating chocolate pudding pie is a great way to feed your body with calcium. Milk in the pudding is filled with calcium which is critical for bone health.
●Sodium– when shopping for pudding, read ingredients for sodium content. High sodium content can cause health problems like high blood pressure and edema.
●Fat – milk and the pudding mix contain saturated fat. Check the contents before buying the mixture or use skimmed milk instead. Alternatively, you can use a homemade pudding and avoid using saturated fat.
●Protein– milk used to make chocolate pudding is high in protein; an essential nutrient for a healthy body
●Carbohydrates– particular flavors of the Jell-O pudding mix have high sugar content. You can go for a sugar-free flavor for a healthier choice.
Facts about pies
●Americans associate pies with the word comfort
●Students from Stratford college made the largest pie in 1998, weighing 10,540 kilograms.
●The Romans discovered the first pie recipe.
●Poking holes on the bottom of a pie while baking prevents the pie crust from getting soggy
Frequently asked questions about Jell-O Pudding Pie.
How do you thicken instant chocolate pudding?
Use heavy cream instead of whole milk for your chocolate pudding mix.
You can add more chocolate pudding mix to increase the starches in the combination.
How much milk should I use on my instant pudding?
For a small packet of chocolate pudding, add two cups of milk: if you are using a larger pack, add three cups of milk.
Can you bake instant pudding pie?
Yes, you can put instant pudding pie in an oven to bake.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and put the pie to bake for about ten minutes.
Have you avoided making this pie, thinking it’s complicated to prepare and only chefs can make it?
You can easily make this dessert at home.
There are options for using instant ingredients or homemade.
The next time you go shopping, remember to buy ingredients to make a Jell-O Chocolate pudding pie for your next dessert.
Jell-O Chocolate Pudding Pie Recipe for Dessert Lovers
- 1 bowl
- 1 Flour
- 1 Ice water
- 1 Salt
- 1 butter
- 1 Sugar
- 1 cream
- 1 milk
- 1 Jello-O Chocolate
- 1 pie crust
- Thoroughly mix flour, salt, and sugar in a bowl or food processor
- Mix the butter with flour using your hands or food processor until it forms clumps
- Add the ice water using a spatula and reasonably mix
- Using your hands, form a ball from the dough, then compress it to make a disk-like shape
- Tightly wrap your dough in plastic and store it in the fridge for one hour before use.
- Once the dough is chilled, gently roll out the crust into a circle.
- Add cold milk in a bowl, then put the Jell-O Chocolate mix and whip for about 2 minutes; ensure it thickens.
- Put your pudding mix in the fridge and leave for 30 minutes
- Once chilled, put your pudding inside the pie crust shell
- Use whip cream as a topping and enjoy!
- You can add some chocolate chips on the top for a more chocolatey flavor.