Scrumptious No-Bake Pies … Double Chocolate Pie with Pecans … & … Pistachio Pie with White Chocolate Chips and Walnuts

No Bake Chocolate Pie - My Yellow Farmhouse

No-Bake Pistachio Pie - My Yellow Farmhouse

Who wants to heat up an oven in the summer – not me!  These pies are so simple & so delicious I know you’re going to make them often.  And, believe me, these pies won’t be hanging around your fridge for very long!  (I honestly think I ate more pie than my grandchildren !!)

My grandchildren and I experimented with different fillings and crusts –  Double Chocolate Pie with Pecans  and Pistachio Pie with White Chocolate Chips & Walnuts became our favorites, so I’m posting those two recipes today.

There are so few ingredients used to prepare these pies that you might be a bit surprised  – – a box of instant pudding, 1/2 cup milk, 8 oz. of whipped topping (such as Cool Whip), 1 cup of mini-marshmallows, the chips and either vanilla or almond extract. You just mix everything together, pour into a purchased no-bake pie crust, sprinkle with nuts and drizzle with chocolate…. and there you go… an almost instant pie!

My grandchildren and I sampled our pies almost immediately – and they were delicious, but we discovered the pies were even better refrigerated for a few hours. But who wants to wait – these pies are ready to serve after about 20 minutes.

Using these simple recipes as a base, I hope you experiment and find your own favorite no-bake pies.  And don’t forget to share your ideas!

++ Pistachio Pie with White Chocolate Chips & Walnuts

Pistacho Pie - My Yellow Farmhouse

  • 1 ready-made shortbread crust   (I use Keebler)
  • one package INSTANT pistachio pudding
  • 1 (8 oz.) container whipped topping – – such as Cool Whip
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini-marshmallows
  • chocolate syrup – – such as Hershey’s
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts – – to sprinkle on top

In a medium bowl beat 1 box pistachio INSTANT pudding, 8 oz. Cool Whip, 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 tsp. almond extract for about 45 seconds. Stir in 1/2 cup white chocolate chips and 1 cup mini-marshmallow.

Pistachio Pie - My Yellow Farmhouse

Spoon pie filling into pre-made shortbread crust. Pour on some chocolate syrup. (I think I got carried away when pouring the chocolate syrup on both pies today!) Sprinkle on 1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped walnuts.  ++ To make it really easy, purchase chopped walnuts!!

Refrigerate pie for a short time – 20 minutes will do it, although overnight is even better. But who can wait that long – NOT ME….

Pistachio Pie - finished - USE

++ Use the cover provided with the crust if you’re transporting the pie!

Pistachio Pie - USE

++++++++   Double Chocolate Pie with Pecans +++++++++

Double Chocolate Pie

    • 1 ready-made chocolate crust   (I use Keebler)
    • one package INSTANT chocolate pudding
    • 1 (8 oz.) container whipped topping – – such as Cool Whip
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
    • 1 cup mini-marshmallows
    • chocolate syrup – – such as Hershey’s
    • 1/2 cups pecan halves – to sprinkle on top
    • 11 – 12 Maraschino cherries, drained on a paper towel

Package of M&Ms - for Double Chocolate No-Bake Pie++++ For Double Chocolate Mint Pie – add 1/2 cup CRUSHED Mint M&Ms instead of the 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips!

In a medium bowl beat 1 box chocolate INSTANT pudding, 8 oz. Cool Whip, 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract for about 45 seconds. Stir in 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips and 1 cup mini-marshmallows.

Chocolate Pie USE

Spoon pie filling into pre-made chocolate crust. Pour on some chocolate syrup. (I usually use a crisscross pattern but today I went a little wild the the chocolate syrup!) Place 1/2 cup or so  pecans on top, then 11 – 12 Maraschino cherries.

Double Chocolate Pie - My Yellow Farmhouse

++ Use the cover provided with the crust if you’re transporting the pie!

Double Chocolate Pie - My Yellow Farmhouse

Enjoy !!

Chocolate Pie - use at endNo-Bake Pistachio Pie - My Yellow Farmhouse

14 thoughts on “Scrumptious No-Bake Pies … Double Chocolate Pie with Pecans … & … Pistachio Pie with White Chocolate Chips and Walnuts

  1. You are EXACTLY right ! You sure don’t need a super big piece of either pie because they’re so rich. I just gave a half of each pie to my neighbors – and I couldn’t believe how heavy the pies are !!

  2. Scrumptious is about the only word I can think of to describe how these pies look! Good thing it is bed time or I might be whipping up a couple of pies! I will probably dream about them tonight and tomorrow I’ll still be drooling! Who wouldn’t want a big piece? Not me!!!

  3. Each sounds fantastic, Cecile, and I’ know I’d enjoy them, asking for a 2nd helping. I’ll wait till the guest leave before asking for a third. Mom raised me right! :)
    As far as experimenting, well, that’s not going to happen. I’ll just check back here periodically to see what great ideas your adoring public have submitted.
    Good to see you posting and hope all is well with you. Enjoy your week. :)

    • Hi My Dear Friend – things are looking up at the moment. I sure did have a lot of bad things happening to friends and family there for a while… It’s good to BE BACK !! ; o )

  4. Decadent is the word that came to my mind, too. Decandent (in the best way) and easy! That’s a winning combo and I know your grandchildren must LOVE spending time with their grandma and sharing these pies.

  5. The pies are so good – and so easy! They’re a great thing to make with kids. Recently I began taking my grandchildren (the two who live locally) every Tuesday afternoon. We hang out at my house for a while – then we head over to my sister-in-law’s for swimming and a BBQ. Recently we made the pistachio pie and I had my son (their father) take it home. When I saw him place it on the floor of the car (the pie was covered) I thought, “Bye bye Pie” because I knew he’d forget it. Now – when I ask him about The Pie…. he changes the subject!

  6. I love no-bake pies. They are so easy to make and I don’t have to worry about switching on the oven. I would go for the double chocolate pie with pecans. Sounds delicious!

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