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This easy Mississippi Mud Pie is made with lots of creamy chocolate, a graham cracker crust, and whipped cream in every delicious bite!

(Last Updated On: August 30, 2022)

This Mississippi mud pie recipe is out-of-this-world delicious! It is loaded with chocolate, has a sweet, heavenly, and wonderful taste with a bit of crunch inside! This Mississippi mud pie also melts in your mouth with all of its chocolate galore surprises! If you are a chocolate lover, then this Mississippi mud pie is for you!

🥧 What’s in this Mississippi Mud Pie?

Chocolate! Lots of chocolate! There are many different kinds of Mississippi mud pie recipes, but basically, they all revolve around lots of chocolate. This pie contains a graham cracker crust for the base. Then butter, dark brown sugar, eggs, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and milk for the middle layer. And whipped cream for the top layer sprinkled with Oreo bits and chocolate chips.

A slice of Mississippi mud pie on a plate.

This recipe has 3 layers of goodness in it.

  • The Bottom Layer – Your choice of pie crust, we used one pre-made 9-ounce graham cracker crust for the base of the pie, which is a 10-inch pie shell.
  • The Middle Layer – Melted butter added together with dark brown sugar, eggs, unsweetened cocoa, a whole cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips, and whole milk. We will make the middle layer first since the graham cracker crust is already pre-made.
  • The Top Layer – This is the last layer we will make which includes 2 tablespoons of sugar added to whipping cream, then whipped until fluffy, and then crushed chocolate chips sprinkled on top.

🥣 Key Ingredients

Bottom Layer

Middle Layer

Top Layer

  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar (for the whipping cream)
Mississippi Mud Pie ingredients.
Ingredients for Mississippi mud pie.

🌟 How to Make Mississippi Mud Pie (Step-by-Step Instructions with Detailed Photos)

Step 1. Preheat the Oven

The first step is to preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2. Prepare the Middle Layer – Melt the Butter

In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt 3/4 cup of butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Not all microwaves are the same, so you may need to adjust the time if your microwave has less power or more power than ours does. I have an older microwave sitting on my countertop that still works, but it is smaller and has less power than my built-in microwave above the oven.

Melt three-fourths cup of butter in the microwave for thirty seconds.
Melt three-fourths cup of butter in the microwave for thirty seconds.

Step 3. Mix the Butter and Brown Sugar

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add 1 and 3/4 cups of dark brown sugar together with the 3/4 cup of melted butter. Mix it all up together with a fork, spoon, or spatula creating the brown sugar mixture.

Mix one and three fourths cups of dark brown sugar with three fourths cup of melted butter.
Dark brown sugar and melted butter in a bowl.

Step 4. Mix Eggs and Unsweetened Cocoa

In the same bowl, gradually add 4 eggs and 4 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder together with the brown sugar mixture. Mix thoroughly. Set aside. We will still call this the brown sugar mixture.

Four eggs and four tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa are mixed with the brown sugar mixture.
The eggs and unsweetened cocoa are mixed with the brown sugar mixture.

Step 5. Melt the Chocolate Chips

In a different bowl that is also safe for the microwave, add 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Use power level 6 on the microwave and melt the chocolate chips for 1 minute. Then, take the chocolate chips out of the microwave and stir. After that, put the chocolate chips back into the microwave and on power level 6 again, melt the chocolate chips for 1 additional minute, then stir again.

Note: The reason for melting the chocolate chips on “level 6” and “1-minute intervals” is that the chocolate will burn on the bottom of the dish if you microwave it on the default setting which is power level 10.

One  cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips are melted in the microwave.
Chocolate chips are melted in the microwave.

Step 6. Add Milk and Melted Chocolate

After the chocolate chips are melted, add 1 and 1/4 cups of whole milk and the melted chocolate together with the brown sugar mixture creating the chocolate pie filling for the Mississippi mud pie. Again, mix it all up together with a fork, spoon, or spatula.

One and one-fourth cups of whole milk are added to the melted chocolate chips, brown sugar and butter mixture.
One and one-fourth cups of whole milk are added to the melted chocolate chips and the brown sugar and butter mixture.

Step 7. Pour the Chocolate Pie Filling into the Grahma Cracker Shell

Pour all of the chocolate pie filling into the graham cracker crust. We decided to use one 9-ounce size graham cracker crust for our pie shell. You can also use a Chocolate Ready Pie Crust or an OREO Cookie Crust, or you can make a homemade pie crust if you prefer.

The pie filling is added to graham cracker crust.
The filling is added to the graham cracker crust.

Step 8. Bake the Mississippi Mud Pie for 45 Minutes

Put the pie crust with the chocolate pie filling into the oven and bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes. When the pie comes out of the oven, it looks like crusty mud that has cracks in it. Let me tell you, this is the best part when you are eating it with all of the other chocolate inside the pie. This is the part of the pie that has a little bit of crunch to it. Yum! But we aren’t done yet, there are still some more steps to do before you can eat it.

Mississippi mud pie is baked for 45 minutes.
Mississippi mud pie baked for 45 minutes.

Step 9. Refrigerator the Pie Overnight

The next step is to put the pie into the refrigerator overnight. Yep, that is correct, you have to wait until the next day to finish the pie and be able to serve it to your family. It will cool and set while it is in the refrigerator, which is exactly what it needs to do. Trust me, you won’t regret the wait. As they say, good things come to those who wait!

Step 10. Prepare the Top Layer – The Whipped Cream Layer

The next morning or afternoon, whenever you are ready to finish your Mississippi mud pie, cover the entire top of the pie with your favorite whipped cream. We made homemade whipped cream with heavy whipping cream from Smiths Brothers, but you can use whichever whip cream you like the best. You could even use Cool whip for the whipped cream layer if you prefer.

To make the homemade whipped cream, we used a handheld mixer and added 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar to the heavy whipping cream and whipped the cream until fluffy.

Whip cream spread on top of the Mississippi mud pie.
Whip cream spread on top of the Mississippi mud pie.

Step 11. Decorate with More Chocolate

After the whipped cream is spread on top of the pie, then sprinkle a generous amount of chocolate flakes and regular or mini chocolate chips over the top of the whipped cream. We crushed chocolate chips and spread them over the top of the whipped cream and then added chocolate chips. You could also crush up some Oreo cookies and spread them over the top as well. After all, the more chocolate the better, right? Enjoy!

Note: Keep in the refrigerator so the whipped cream stays set.

Sprinkle some chocolate flakes on top of the whip cream.
Sprinkle chocolate flakes on top of the whipping cream.

FAQs

How Do You Store Mississippi Mud Pie?

This Mississippi mud pie is best when kept in the refrigerator. The whipped cream that is used on top of this recipe can become liquidy when left sitting out on the countertop. It is also best when eaten within a couple of days. You can freeze Mississippi mud pie for about 2 months in the freezer. Take out a slice and let sit on the countertop for a few minutes before eating. It takes amazing halfway frozen.

Are There Other Variations of Mississippi Mud Pie?

Yes, there are different Mississippi mud pie recipes on the internet with different ingredients in them. For example, some recipes include a cream cheese mixture of 8 ounces cream cheese, granulated sugar, and a proportion of whipped cream, while other recipes use a chocolate pudding layer using the chocolate instant pudding you can buy in the grocery store instead of the homemade chocolate layer we use in this recipe.

Mississippi mud pie on a plate.
A piece of Mississippi mud pie on a plate.

💭 Final Thoughts

If you love lots of chocolate, then this Mississippi mud pie recipe has your name written all over it. Also, this is a great dessert to make when you want to impress the people who are going to eat it.

Close up photo of Mississippi mud pie.

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Mississippi Mud Pie Recipe

Easy Mississippi Mud Pie

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This easy Mississippi Mud Pie is made with lots of creamy chocolate, a graham cracker crust, and whipped cream in every delicious bite!
5 from 2 votes
Cost $7
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings 1 pie

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Middle Layer

Bottom Layer

Top Layer

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar (for the whipping cream)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Middle Layer

  • Melt butter.
  • Mix melted butter with the brown sugar.
  • Mix the eggs with the unsweetened cocoa.
  • Mix the butter and brown sugar mixture with the egg and cocoa mixture. Set aside.
  • Melt chocolate chips.
  • Add the milk and the melted chocolate chips to the brown sugar mixture.

Bottom Layer

  • Pour the mixture into the graham cracker crust.
  • Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes.
  • Refrigerate overnight.

Top Layer

  • The next day, add 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar to the whipping cream then whip the cream until fluffy.
  • Spread the whipped cream over the top of the pie.
  • Sprinkle chocolate flakes or crushed chocolate chips over the top of the whipped cream.
  • Keep refrigerated.

Recipe Notes

  • Mini marshmallows can be added to this Mississippi mud pie recipe in the chocolate filling before baking.
  • Sliced pecans can be sprinkled over the top of the whipped cream.
  • You can also use whichever pie shell you prefer for this recipe.
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