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French Silk Chocolate Pie

This French Silk Chocolate Pie is the ultimate dessert for Chocolate lovers. You will love the rich flavor and the decadence of the whipped cream on top. Individually made making them ideal for pirates and get-togethers. 

When it comes to making a chocolate pie, there is no better recipe than this French Chocolate Silk Pie. You have a chocolate crumb base giving texture. A creamy chocolate filling that is then topped with vanilla-flavored fresh whipped cream.

It is completely indulgent and requires no baking. You simply use your microwave to speed up the process with the chocolate and cream cheese filling and then use your refrigerator for two hours to ensure it is all set. The best part is that this recipe doesn't use raw eggs either to make this creamy chocolate pie.

Chocolate lovers will be fighting over this delicious French Silk Pie that you can make up ahead of time. It is easy to prepare the different layers and assemble them. Once all that work is done, you can leave them in the refrigerator until you need them. 

If you really enjoy chocolate recipes then you have to try the Tagalongs Copycat Recipe. They are individually covered in chocolate and are perfect to satisfy that chocolate craving. They make excellent snacks or can be made up as DIY gifts. 

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💛 Why You’ll Love The French Silk Chocolate Pie

  • Delicious - This is a crowd-pleaser dessert and is super tasty. 
  • Perfect for chocolate lovers - An ideal pie for any chocolate lover
  • Kid-friendly - The kids will love this one. 
  • Individual pies - Make it easier to serve

Ingredients Needed

Chocolate:

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Unsalted butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • Cocoa powder

Whipped Cream:

  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • Vanilla extract

Crust:

  • Chocolate sandwich cookies
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How To Make The French Silk Chocolate Pie

Chocolate Layer

  1. First of all, gather all of your ingredients together to make the chocolate layer. Combine the chocolate chips and butter in a heatproof bowl. Microwave for 15-second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Set aside to cool while you work on the next steps.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, microwave the cream cheese for 10-second intervals, stirring in between, until the cream cheese is very soft. 
  3. Beat the cream cheese at a high speed until smooth and creamy, about 1-2 minutes with an electric mixer.
  4. Add in confectioner’s sugar and combine well.
  5. Next, add in the cooled-down chocolate and cocoa powder, and continue to mix until thoroughly incorporated. You want a silky texture to make a rich chocolate filling. Set aside until you need it. 

Whipped Cream

  1. Add the heavy cream to the bowl of a stand mixer. Start beating the cream on low with the whisk attachment, and increase it to a medium speed as the cream starts to thicken. When the cream starts to thicken, add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Continue to beat just until stiff peaks form. 
  2. Remove about ⅓ of the whip cream and gently fold the whipped cream into the chocolate layer mixture. Place the remaining ⅔ of the whipped cream in the fridge until ready to serve.

Assembly

  1. Add about 1 tablespoon of cookie crumbs to the bottoms of the jars you are using to serve this pie. If you need to move the crumbs around, you can shake them slightly to get an even-ish layer on the bottom.
  2. Add about ¼ cup of chocolate pie filling on top of the cookies. Use a spoon if you need to move the filling around a bit to level it. 
  3. Spread additional cookie crumbs on top of the chocolate layer and chill for at least two hours, or until ready to serve. 

To serve

  1. Just before serving, add the remaining whipped cream to a large piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Make sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl. Pipe the whipped cream onto the top of the jars. (Alternatively, you can also just use a spoon and do a nice dollop of whipped cream on top of the jars)
  2. If you have any remaining crumbs, you can top them with the crumbs or broken cookies. You could also add some chocolate shavings if you wish.
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Recipe Variations

Want to make this easier? Purchase store-bought whipped cream instead of making homemade whipped cream. Simple and effective. 

Want to give this a nutty flavor? Use Nutella in the melted chocolate to add a rich and in-depth hazelnut flavor. Yum!

Want to make an adults-only version? Stir in some Irish cream liquor into your chocolate mixture to give this a more decadent and boozy flavor. 

Can't get hold of any chocolate sandwich cookies? You could use a graham cracker crust instead. The chocolate-covered ones would be a great alternative.

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Tips & Tricks

  • You can easily adjust this recipe to make more or fewer jars to fit your needs! If you want to double up then go for it. This is a crowd-pleaser of a dessert. 
  • If the whipped cream in the fridge has deflated before you serve it, you can re-whip it for a few minutes until it stiffens up again. 
  • Keep an eye on the melted chocolate when using the microwave. Burnt melted chocolate tastes very bitter. 
  • You could make one large chocolate pie by using a pie plate.
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Storage

This recipe requires any leftovers or a pie that has been made ahead of time to be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. You can store it in an airtight container, plastic wrap, or use the individual mason jars that you seal to store them correctly to keep the pies fresh and enjoyable. 

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FAQ

What is a Fench Silk Chocolate pie?

The classic No Bake French Silk Pie recipe is the definition of chocolate indulgence. You have a chocolate sandwich cookie base that is topped with layers of chocolate filling and cream. It is super indulgent and incredibly tasty. Perfect for any chocolate lover. 

Why is it called a French Silk Pie?

It is called this because it is so smooth, soft, and silky in texture. 

Does the French Silk Pie contain nuts?

There are recipes that use a meringue that includes nuts to create a french silk pie but this recipe doesn’t include any nuts. That isn’t to say you can’t add any crushed nuts to the cookie base if you want that flavor. 

Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes, of course! But we recommend refraining from putting the whipped cream on top until you are ready to serve. This pie will last 3-4 days when refrigerated so it is an easy French silk pie recipe to make a day ahead. 

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French Silk Chocolate Pie

These French Silk Chocolate Pie mini jars are the perfect individual sized dessert. They're so smooth and rich, full of chocolate flavor!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: French Silk Chocolate Pie
Prep Time: 1 hour
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Mason Jar Recipe

Ingredients

Chocolate:

  • cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (55 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (30 grams)
  • ½ cup cream cheese (120 grams)
  • ¾ cup confectioner’s sugar (55 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons 15 grams cocoa powder

Whipped Cream

  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream (355 mililiters)
  • 3 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar (18 grams)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract (1.25 mililiters)

Crust

  • 12 chocolate sandwich cookies crushed into coarse crumbs

Instructions

Chocolate Layer

  • First of all, gather all of your ingredients together to make the chocolate layer. Combine the chocolate chips and butter in a heatproof bowl. Microwave for 15-second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Set aside to cool while you work on the next steps.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, microwave the cream cheese for 10-second intervals, stirring in between, until the cream cheese is very soft.
  • Beat the cream cheese at a high speed until smooth and creamy, about 1-2 minutes with an electric mixer.
  • Add in confectioner’s sugar and combine well.
  • Next, add in the cooled-down chocolate and cocoa powder, and continue to mix until thoroughly incorporated. You want a silky texture to make a rich chocolate filling. Set aside until you need it.

Whipped Cream

  • Add the heavy cream to the bowl of a stand mixer. Start beating the cream on low with the whisk attachment, and increase it to a medium speed as the cream starts to thicken. When the cream starts to thicken, add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Continue to beat just until stiff peaks form.
  • Remove about ⅓ of the whip cream and gently fold the whipped cream into the chocolate layer mixture. Place the remaining ⅔ of the whipped cream in the fridge until ready to serve.

Assembly

  • Add about 1 tablespoon of cookie crumbs to the bottoms of the jars you are using to serve this pie. If you need to move the crumbs around, you can shake them slightly to get an even-ish layer on the bottom.
  • Add about ¼ cup of chocolate pie filling on top of the cookies. Use a spoon if you need to move the filling around a bit to level it.
  • Spread additional cookie crumbs on top of the chocolate layer and chill for at least two hours, or until ready to serve.

To serve

  • Just before serving, add the remaining whipped cream to a large piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Make sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl. Pipe the whipped cream onto the top of the jars. (Alternatively, you can also just use a spoon and do a nice dollop of whipped cream on top of the jars)
  • If you have any remaining crumbs, you can top them with the crumbs or broken cookies. You could also add some chocolate shavings if you wish.

Notes

  • You can easily adjust this recipe to make more or fewer jars to fit your needs! If you want to double up then go for it. This is a crowd-pleaser of a dessert. 
  • If the whipped cream in the fridge has deflated before you serve it, you can re-whip it for a few minutes until it stiffens up again. 
  • Keep an eye on the melted chocolate when using the microwave. Burnt melted chocolate tastes very bitter. 
  • You could make one large chocolate pie by using a pie plate.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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