Easy chocolate pie recipe - just 5 ingredients and 15 minutes

Easy Chocolate Pie Recipe with Pretzel Crust

This 5 ingredient chocolate pie recipe with a pretzel crust is the perfect duo! The simplicity of this easy chocolate pie makes it great for any occasion!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, christmas, easy dessert, fall, mothers day, party, pie, sweet and salty, thanksgiving, valentines day
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 4 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author Julie Blanner


  • 2 1/2 c pretzels
  • 13 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 c brown sugar packed
  • 8 oz chocolate wafers
  • 1 c heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Crush pretzels until fine in a food processor.
  3. Melt butter and fold pretzels in.
  4. Stir in brown sugar.
  5. Press into pie dish with a spoon, pushing the base of the crust to create a slight wall.
  6. Bake 10 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, bring cream to a boil.
  8. Pour chocolate wafers into a bowl and cover with heavy cream. Whisk until smooth.
  9. Pour chocolate mixture into pie crust and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have a food processor, place the pretzels in a zip-top bag and crush using a rolling pin.

Keep the chocolate pie chilled in the refrigerator, cover the pie dish with plastic wrap or a lid, and it will last for 3-4 days.

Looking for a time saver?  Swap the pretzel crust for prepackaged graham cracker crusts.