Triple-Layer No-Bake Pudding Pie

posted by Andrea | 04/2/2015
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triple layer pie

A couple weeks ago, we celebrated “Pi Day” in our math-loving household 🙂

Nora was VERY excited to help me bake a pie — but I wasn’t as excited to bake one. So I decided to use up the lone Chocolate Graham Cracker crust that had been sitting in our pantry for the last several months.

I didn’t have much time for baking that day and chocolate sounded really good to me. So, a spur-of-the-moment decision was made and in less than 10 minutes (no lie) I had a triple-layer no-bake pudding pie in the fridge.

And let’s just say EVERYONE in our house thoroughly enjoyed it for dessert later that night!

Not only did it taste delicious, it was extremely quick and simple to make, and I only got one small bowl dirty in the process!

If you’re looking for a refreshing no-bake dessert for tonight (or right now), give this triple layer pie a try.

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Recipe for Triple Layer No-Bake Pudding Pie

Serves 6

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pre-made graham cracker crust (I used chocolate, but any type will do)
  • 1 package (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2/3 c. cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2/3 c. cold milk
  • 2 c. Cool Whip
  • chopped chocolate candies for garnish (optional)

DIRECTIONS: 

  • In a small bowl, mix vanilla pudding mix with 2/3 c. cold milk
  • Immediately pour into prepared pie crust before it get’s too thick
  • In the same bowl, mix chocolate pudding mix with 2/3 c. cold milk and immediately pour on top of vanilla layer
  • Spread Cool Whip on top of chocolate layer
  • Sprinkle candies on top of Cool Whip
  • Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes, or until ‘set’ and refrigerate any leftovers

That’s it!

triple layer no-bake pie

Of course, you could easily make a from-scratch version with a homemade Graham Cracker crust, homemade pudding, and REAL whipped cream (yum!) but I can’t guarantee it will be a “10 minutes or less” recipe if you go that route 🙂

Everyone kept raving about how yummy this pie was… even Simon continually grunted and held out his fork for more!

I certainly plan to make this recipe on a more-regular basis — especially now that the weather is warming up and refrigerated pies sound even more yummy.

In fact, I think the next time I make it, I’ll try popping it in the freezer to see how it tastes as a frozen pie!

What are your favorite no-bake dessert recipes?

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15 comments

  1. Julie

    10/10/2015

    Has anyone tried freezing this pie? I would be interested to see how it worked out.

    thanks!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes, you can definitely freeze it — just make sure to take it out of the freezer about 15-20 minutes before you are going to serve it, otherwise you won’t be able to cut it!

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  2. Marita

    04/02/2015

    I may or may not have snuck out to the store with my 9 mo. old right before dinner tonight to buy the stuff to make this. 🙂 It’s currently chilling in the fridge. Reading your blog post before dinner was like going to the grocery store hungry — dangerous! Thanks for the easy chocolate option.

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    Andrea Reply:

    haha — well I certainly hope it was worth the trip to the store with a baby 🙂

    Enjoy your pie!

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  3. Sheri

    04/02/2015

    I am certainly going to try this one. I don’t think I have ever seen Nora’s eyes sparkle that much in a picture before and I have seen pictures of her since before she was born! And you could certainly tell that Simon was happy! You don’t have one of Dave with his fork held out though LOL

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes, she loved the pie and was very excited to eat it!

    Dave said “no pictures please” 🙂

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  4. Danielle

    04/02/2015

    Planning to make a homemade carrot cake and lemon meringue pie for Easter. I needed something easy that had chocolate and this fits the bill perfectly. Thank you!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes, this would be the perfect addition to your delicious list of pies!

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  5. Janice

    04/02/2015

    On PI day I made a family heritage pie I hadn’t made or eaten in years. It’s called a Jeff Davis pie named for the President of the Confederate States, I guess, but I don’t know. I think it came with my grandmother’s people when they left North Carolina after the Civil War going to other Southern states trying to escape areas where the war ravages were the worst. Anyway, they ended up here in Northwest Arkansas where most of the family stayed. I have seen other similar versions of this cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg cream pie, but I like my mama and grandma’s version the best and it doesn’t need the oven.

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    Janice Reply:

    I also updated the pie by using Cool Whip instead of meringue and graham cracker crust instead of a regular baked pie shell. I think my mama and grandma would approve. 🙂

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    Rabecka Reply:

    Where’s the recipe Janice???? Sounds interesting…

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  6. Jaime

    04/02/2015

    Looks like a yummy Boston cream pudding pie! We trid two of your recipes this week to great success, the slow cooker mac and cheese and cheese danish from crescent rolls. Both were huge hits, and I expect this will be too. Thanks!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yay — glad to hear my recipes are a hit with your family too 🙂

    Enjoy the pie!

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  7. Emily

    04/02/2015

    Ooooh, yummy!! This would definitely be a crowd pleaser at our house. Our favorite pie is strawberry pie. A little more involved but the results are delicious!!!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Yup, Strawberry pie is actually one of my favorites too — but only in the spring and summer when the strawberries are really fresh and delicious!

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