No baking is required to make this 5 ingredient chocolate truffle pie

When you lower the bar, I say, keep lowering it.

Several years ago, I made a big batch of cocoa-dusted chocolate truffles to share with my loved ones on Valentine’s Day. I marveled at how easy and delicious they were – and then I never made them again.

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When an intense craving for those exact truffles hit me recently, I walked into the kitchen with every intention of recreating the same magic. Then I remembered the pain of waiting for the chocolate to get firm, but not too firm. I remembered how messy my chocolate and cocoa covered hands had become. And I said, no.

Maybe, instead, I could make the truffle recipe, put it in a pan, and cut the final product into squares. On second thought, I could just pour it all into a graham cracker crust and call it a day – that’s exactly what I’m giving you now.

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I usually have a pre-made graham cracker crust hiding somewhere in my kitchen for last minute desserts – it’s a lifesaver. Fortunately, the Keebler elves came on this one.

To make my Decadent Chocolate Truffle Pie, simply melt butter, cream and dark chocolate together; pour the mixture into the shell; put it in the refrigerator for about an hour; and you are done. Seriously, that’s it easy.

A luxurious pie with just 5 ingredients, no baking and no mess (impeccably clean hands)? This may be the new can’t-miss weekday dessert.


Recipe: Easy chocolate truffle tart
Inspired by Ghirardelli


  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the cream and bring to a small simmer. Add the chocolate chips and stir until everything is completely melted and smooth.
  3. Remove the mixture from the heat and pour into the pie crust.
  4. Refrigerate and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  5. Before serving, generously sprinkle cocoa through a sieve or tea strainer. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

Cook’s Notes

When picking bittersweet chocolate chips, I like to reach for Ghirardelli 60% Cacao.

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