Chocolate Marshmallow Pie

We got this recipe from my mom’s grandmother.  It’s very chocolaty, which is not surprising because my mom’s grandmother really likes chocolate!

This was an extra easy recipe, and it doesn’t have a lot of ingredients.  I love this pie!

First, we needed to melt the chocolate chips with the milk.  We don’t have a double boiler, so we used a bowl and a pot.

Combine the chocolate chips and milk in the bowl.

Stir them until they’re sort of soupy.

Add the marshmallows and stir.

Once they’re melted, it’ll look like this.

Cool that completely.  Next you’ll need to make a crust if you haven’t bought one.  We crushed up chocolate sandwich cookies and mixed them with melted butter to make a crust.

(that’s Zoe in the background chewing a cookie)

We baked our crust for a few minutes and then let it cool.  We’d never made a crumb crust before, and this one turned out kind of hard.  So, we’re not sharing the recipe!

We might try another version next time.  If you have a good chocolate crumb crust recipe, would you share it with me?

Once the chocolate mixture is cool, whip the cream.

Fold the chocolate-marshmallow mixture into the cream and then spread it into the crust.

Cover the pie and put it into the fridge until it’s nice and firm.  To serve it, slice it up and put some sweetened whipped cream on top.

Chocolate Marshmallow Pie

Printable Chocolate Marshmallow Pie Recipe

1 Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar (1/2 pound) (I used 8 oz. of milk chocolate chips.)
1/3 cup milk
1 and 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup heavy cream
1 chocolate crumb crust (purchased or homemade)


Melt chocolate with milk in top of double boiler over hot water. Add marshmallows, stirring until melted; cool completely. Whip cream until stiff; fold into chocolate mixture. Pour into crust; chill several hours until firm. Serve with whipped topping or whipped cream.


  1. Stephanie says:

    What a great looking recipe! Sounds like one I’ll definitely have to try.

    I bet you don’t need to bake the crust – that could be why it turned out hard. It’s like a graham cracker crust, where you just mix the crumbs and butter together, press it into the pan, then pour the filling in. 🙂

    • Floortje says:

      Ha, I wanted to say the same! I make crusts like this sometimes as well and I don’t bake them. Just cool for about 10 minutes in the fridge, then pour in the ‘filling’ and cool in the fridge again. Maybe you could try that sometimes 😉

  2. Yum! I have a very similar recipe to that filling that I make as chocolate mousse. I never thought to put it in a pie crust.

  3. Your great-grandmother’s pie looks really yummy. I wish I had a crumb crust recipe to share with you but I have never made one! Thanks for sharing your good cooking experiences with us.

  4. Momofthree says:

    Oh yum! My mother in law makes a chocolate pie using chocolate pudding mix and this looks way better – I will be giving it a try for our next family gathering!

  5. priskill says:

    Oh my, I feel like skipping work so I can cook and immediately eat this! YUM! I think I will love this pie, too!

  6. You are doing a great job with your recipes, Lisey. I don’t have a recipe for a cookie crust, so I hope you find a good one to share. I think if you had any crumbs leftover, or if you had a couple of cookies you could cut up, they would look really yummy on top, like cookie sprinkles! Keep up the good work!

  7. TracyDK says:

    I have an oreo pie shell recipe that isn’t hard, and it’s the same as yours but it is a NO bake.

    2 1/4 cups of crushed Oreo cookie crumbs, finely ground (or other chocolate sandwich cookies)
    2 1/2 ounces of melted butter

    (I use JUST enough butter that it packs together without falling apart. Sometimes it’s less than this and sometimes it’s more. I guess it depends on the weather and how I hold my tongue.)

    Mix together and press into a pie tin. Smooth it out with a spoon or your fingers (I’m lazy, I just use my fingers). And refridgerate for at LEAST an hour. Then fill and finish it however from there.

    I think yours turned out hard because the “creme” in the sandwich cookies is almost PURE sugar add that to the butter and it probably turned into completely solid mass.

    Anyways, that is my theory. So now, you need to make this pie again with the new crust and see if that works out better for you….all in the name of science of course!

  8. Lindsey says:

    You may have over baked the crust if it turned out hard. That or too much butter/liquid. I make graham cracker crumb crust all the time and it is very crumbly!

  9. The problem with the crust might not be the recipe. You have to be careful when making this kind of crust not to push too hard when “patting” the cookie crumbs into shape on the pie plate. If you push too firmly then the crust can get really hard, the same recipe with more gently shaping might give you a crust you are happier with! (I use this type of crust when I make mud pie, yum!)

  10. Hello Kristen,

    the recipes I know for crumb crusts do not require baking, you just spread the crumb-butter- mix in your baking dish, push it down and into the corners a bit (is this making sense to you? my English…), the butter hardens and thats all.

    Thanks for your mail, I´m blogging now and it`s fun!

  11. That pie looks really good. I will have to make it with my girls. Good job Lisey.

  12. My husband made a good cocoa-flavored crust the last time he made cheesecake. He just crushed up graham crackers, added a couple tablespoons of cocoa powder and then mixed it with melted butter and baked it as you did. It wasn’t super chocolatey, but the flavor was there, the texture was good, and it was really yummy!

  13. Looks delish! I’m sure it was. Enjoy learning to cook with your mom. You are a lucky young lady.

  14. Vanessa says:

    my only suggestion for the chocolate crust is that if you leave the white part between the two cookies, the extra fat and sugar do strange things to the crust when you cook it. So, you could try chocolate graham crackers or scrape out the white stuff (which seems like a LOT of work).

    If I drive all the way across the country, can you save me a piece? 😉

  15. This looks *so* good… I’ll have to try this sometime soon!

  16. I have some French Vanilla Snowmen marshmallows I got after Christmas on clearance, that I bet would be really good in this. Yum!

  17. I agree with the previous poster…sandwich cookies don’t work well for a crust for some reason. Try again with plain chocolate cookies, I use the ones called Nabisco Chocolate Wafers, but they are an old fashioned cookie and can be hard to find.

  18. You dont’ need to bake the crust. Just miss the crushed cookies with the melted butter and put it in the refrigerator for a little while to let it set. It’s easy and good.

  19. I make lots of cheesecakes and found the exact same thing you did– the Oreo type crusts are always just too hard and brittle. I much prefer a chocolate shortbread crust, and the bonus is, it’s made with things you most likely already have in your kitchen. It is very very easy:

    Chocolate Shortbread Crust
    1 1/2 cups flour
    5 Tbls. cocoa
    1/4 tsp. kosher salt
    1 stick butter, diced and softened
    1/2 cup + 2 Tbls. confectioner’s sugar
    1 egg
    1/2 tsp. vanilla

    Mix all ingredients in your mixer bowl, just until blended well. Press into pie pan or, for cheesecake, a springform pan. Prick all over with a fork and bake about 8 minutes at 350 degrees.

    Your pie looks delicious, can’t wait to try it!!

  20. HeatherS says:

    This looks so good! I am bookmarking it to try over spring break with my kids. I love that you are cooking with your mom. I have been thinking that I really need to work with my kids more in the kitchen. This recipe would be a great place to start!

  21. Heya, Lisey,

    I make a chocolate graham cracker for my cheesecakes. They’re super simple because you can use any graham cracker crust recipe (which only requires the crackers, butter, salt, and a wee bit of sugar), but just substitute the regular crackers for chocolate.

    Nice work on your pie! I’m going to try your orange sweet rolls tomorrow 🙂

  22. Sheila Payne says:

    Great job, Lisey. I love this recipe.

  23. Fun to see that you made the chocolate pie I like.

  24. This looks delicious, thanks for sharing Lisey!

  25. This look delicious! I can’t eat dairy but this looks like a good recipe to break the rules. Good Job Lisey!

  26. I made this pie last week for my pastor’s wife (her favorite is chocolate pie). Poor thing didnt even get a bite of it, but my pastor did. This was simple to make…thank you so much for your recipes.

  27. I made this for a family gathering at my in-laws using your shortbread crust. It was amazing! We had just had a death in the family, and everyone agreed that a rich chocolate pie was just what the doctor ordered.

  28. I wish you were my mom. Lol. I am going to make this for xmass thanks

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