The Best Copycat Edwards Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe


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Copycat Edwards Chocolate Cream Pie

This copycat recipe for Edwards chocolate cream pie is absolutely delicious. This pie is made with a crushed cookie crust, a white cream layer, followed by a chocolate cream layer, and topped with whipped cream, a chocolate drizzle, and mini chocolate chips. Following these simple step-by-step instructions, anyone can make this mouth-watering dessert. 

Edwards Hershey’s Chocolate Creme Pie| Edward’s Frozen Desserts (Just like Grandma Made It)

Growing up, my Grandma would bring frozen Edward’s cream pies to many of our holiday gatherings. Once I learned to make a pie that could rival the store-bought version, it brought back many fond memories of the days when Grandma would bring these pies, then be thrilled when there was a slice leftover for her to take home and enjoy later. 

EDWARDS Pie Chocolate made with real chocolate

One of the best things about our copycat recipe for Edwards’ chocolate crème pie is that it is made with real chocolate. This recipe primarily uses melted chocolate chips, which is what helps to make it so rich and delicious in its flavoring. This copycat recipe can strongly challenge the original in its amazing taste and all-around delicious flavor. If you enjoy chocolate, you are absolutely going to love this amazing recipe. 

Edwards Hershey’s Chocolate Creme Pie Slices

The original Edwards Hershey’s chocolate cream pie can be purchased from the store in a whole pie, or sometimes slices are sold pre-cut. Although tasty, nothing will compare with this copycat recipe for Edwards Chocolate Crème pie. This homemade pie can also be frozen as a whole pie, or individually as pie slices. 

Edwards Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Creme Pie with a Chocolatey Cookie Crust

This delightful copycat recipe for Edward’s dark chocolate crème pie is made with a delicious cookie crust. To make this crust, we use chocolate Oreos that have been crushed up very fine, and then combine them with a bit of butter, press this mixture into the bottom of a pie pan, and bake it for a little while. Just like that, you have an amazingly delicious cookie crust on your pie. It is that easy. 

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Our copycat recipe for Edwards Chocolate Cream Pie, which we are very excited to share with you, is so good, you must try it yourself to understand. It is an easy pie to create, and our step-by-step instructions below will walk you through the process of creating your own chocolate goodness. 

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The copycat recipe starts off with a base of an Oreo cookie crust. Then there is a decadent layer of cream, which is made by combining cream cheese, cool whip, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Next comes a layer of amazing chocolate goodness. This is made by mixing, eggs, sugar, cream, salt, vanilla, and dark chocolate chips. Next, this delicious pie is topped by trimming the edges in classic whipped cream, and a chocolate sauce drizzle. This type of pie is commonly stored in the freezer and often served as it just begins to thaw. 


There are four main parts to this pie, all of which make it amazing to enjoy! Let’s take a closer look. 

Cookie Crust. The cookie crust provides the perfect mold to contain your pie. Once the cookies are crushed and combined with a little bit of butter, you can mold them against the edge of your pie plate to make the perfect crust. Once your entire pie has been frozen, the cookies will set up and become solid once more. Then, when your slices of pie are cut, this cookie crust holds the pieces perfectly and provides a nice balance of chocolate cookies amongst each bite of cream filling. 

Cream Layer. Next to the cookie crust is your cream layer. This is made from whipping together cool whip, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and a bit of vanilla extract. The creamy goodness in the layer is light and airy. It tastes wonderful by itself, but once it is sandwiched between a chocolate cookie crust and a chocolate cream, the result is mouthwatering.  

Chocolate Layer. To make this delightful chocolate layer, which tops the delicious and fluffy cream layer, you will need to gather eggs, granulated sugar, salt, vanilla, heavy cream, and dark chocolate chips. Once created, this chocolate layer provides rich and downright amazing chocolate later that will be perfect for any chocolate lover. 

Whipped Cream. Now that you have a cookie crust, followed by a light and creamy layer, topped with an amazingly rich chocolate layer, all that is left is your whipped cream. This is a classic whipped cream, or if you want the easy way out, a can of ready-made whipped cream will also work. To make homemade whipped cream, simply add heavy cream, that has been whipped until stiff peaks form. Then add in powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Decorate the edge of your pie with this tasty, whipped cream, or if you prefer you can cover the entire top of the pie. If desired, drizzle with chocolate syrup and garnish with mini chocolate chips. 


The amazing combination of your cookie crust, followed by a light fluffy cream layer, then a rich chocolate creamy layer, topped with homemade whipped cream, makes for a delicious pie. It is so good; you are going to want to savor every bite. The best thing about the combination of layers is that not one overpowers the other. They are a great balance for one another, which then produces the best chocolate cream pie ever. Now that your taste buds are prepped and your mouth is watering, let’s walk through the steps to actually making the best copycat recipe for Edwards’ chocolate cream pie. 

Slice of chocolate cream pie

Preparation Instructions

Follow the below sections for step-by-step instructions to learn how to make this delicious pie. 



24 cookies
3 Tbsp salted butter, soft

Cream Filling

8 oz cream cheese
8 oz cool whip
1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Filling

1/3 cup granulated sugar
6 large egg yolks
3 cups heavy cream, divided 
¼ tsp salt
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 ¼ cup dark chocolate chips

Whipping Cream

1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup powdered sugar


Chocolate sauce
Mini chocolate chips


Begin by gathering your various ingredients for each section of this pie. Now you can start creating! 


Step 1: Preheat Oven

Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F

Step 2: Create Your Cookie Crust

Now it is time to create your cookie crust. If you have a food processor, use the pulse function to crush your cookies. If you do not, then you can use a sealable plastic bag, and a rolling pin to crush your cookies. Crush your cookies until they are very fine. Add in your butter and mix to combine. 

Step 3: Press The Crust

In a pie plate, spray it with cooking spray so that it will not stick. Pour your crushed cookies into your pie plate and press them against the edges. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow your crust to fully cool. Note: You may need to carefully press some of the cookie crumbs back into place if they moved during the baking process. Try to do this while they are still warm and moldable. Be careful not to get burnt. 

Step 4: Cream Filling

In a mixing bowl, whip your cream cheese until it has become creamy. Add in your powdered sugar and vanilla. Whisk to combine. Finally, add in your cool whip and whisk to combine. Pour into your cooled pie crust. 

Step 5: Heat The Cream For Your Chocolate Filling

In a medium-sized saucepan, add 1 ½ cup cream, over low heat and allow it to warm up. Do not let it boil. 

Step 6: Temper The Eggs

In a mixing bowl, add your egg yolks and sugar. Whisk on high until your eggs turn light yellow and frothy. Continue whisking on medium speed as you pour in your warmed cream. Place mixture back into your saucepan and heat stirring constantly until your mixture reaches 165°F. Remove from heat. 

Step 7: Add Chocolate To Tempered Eggs

Once your egg mixture has reached 165°F and has been removed from the heat, it is time to add in your salt, vanilla, and chocolate chips. Stir to combine until your chocolate is melted. 

Step 8: Whip The Cream For Chocolate

In a clean mixing bowl, whisk your heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into your chocolate egg mixture, until the cream is combined. Allow for the chocolate filling to cool to room temperature. Pour on top of cream filling in your pie crust. 

Step 9: Whipping Cream

Now it is time to create your whipping cream to top off your pie. Simply whisk your cream in a mixing bowl until stiff peaks form. Then mix in your powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir to combine. Top your pie with your freshly homemade whipped cream. 

Step 10: Topping

If desired, top your pie with a chocolate drizzle and sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top to decorate. Allow for your pie to chill in the freezer for at least 2 hours before serving. The pie may be kept in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months. Serve frozen or chilled, and enjoy! 

Product Details

Now that you know how to create this amazing pie, we are going to turn our attention to the nutritional content and allergy cautions for this treat. 

Safety Warning

Due to the high content of dairy, this pie must be always stored in the fridge or freezer. This pie should not remain at room temperature for any length of time. 

Allergen Info 

This pie recipe does call for several different ingredients containing dairy products. There is also the possibility that it could contain gluten in the crust, depending on what kinds of cookies are used. 


If you have any food allergies or dietary needs, please be sure to purchase ingredients or ingredient substitutes that best fit your needs. 


This recipe contains dairy and wheat. Please substitute ingredients as needed to fit your health requirements. 

Nutrition Information

Below you will find the estimated nutritional information for this recipe, based on nine servings per pie. 

Nutrition Facts

It is estimated that one slice contains 576 calories (28.8% of your suggested total daily intake), 31.6g of fat, 207mg of cholesterol, 8.8g protein, 36mcg vitamin D, 94mg calcium, 2mg iron, and 138mg potassium. 

Carbs in Edwards Chocolate Creme Pie

In one slice of pie for this copycat recipe, it is estimated that there are 65.9g of total carbohydrates. 

How many calories in Edwards Singles, Hershey’s Chocolate Cream Pie Slices, frozen?

It is estimated that this copycat recipe for Edwards Chocolate Cream Pie contains 576 calories in one slice. 

Calorie Burn Time

How long would it take to burn off 560 Calories of Edwards Singles, Hershey’s Chocolate Cream Pie Slices, frozen? Below are the estimated amounts of time. 

46 minutes64 minutes86 minutes156 minutes

Prepare A Single Slice Of Edwards Hershey’s Creme Pie

Now that you know the step-by-step instructions on how to prepare this delicious pie, it is time for you to give it a try! This pie is great to prepare and freeze for a later date. You can freeze it as a whole pie, or as individual slices, to pull out one or two at a time to enjoy. 

Chocolate Cream Pie close up

Share Edwards Hershey’s Creme Pie With Friends And Family

This copycat recipe for Edwards Chocolate Cream Pie is the perfect dessert to share with your friends and family. Try making this recipe for your next gathering and see just how many of your loved ones will enjoy it! 

Easy Holiday Dessert With Edwards Pies

For your next holiday gathering, try making this copycat recipe. It is perfect because you can make it in advance and put it in the freezer to be ready whenever you want to pull it out to share with your guests. This pie is also great because it does not take up any more of your oven space which is typically in short supply on holidays. Plus, this dessert is great for any holiday, be sure to give it a try for your next event. 

Edwards Pie Hershey’s Chocolate Cream Thaw & Serve Frozen

No matter what gathering you decide to make this amazing pie for, you can choose to serve this pie while it is still frozen or pull it out slightly in advance so that it is slightly thawed. One of the benefits of serving your pie while frozen is that it is very easy to cut and still looks amazing. While frozen the pie also tastes a bit like a rich chocolate ice cream dessert. On the other hand, serving this delicious pie partially thawed is that you can get a full grasp of its different textures and layers. It also tastes more like a cream pie when it is partly thawed. No matter which way you choose to enjoy it, you and your guests are sure to be delighted with this pie. 

The Bottom Line

The bottom line for this recipe is that it is easy to make but may take some time to prepare it, the first time through. Enjoying eating the finished product will make you glad you put in the effort to make the delicious pie, that can rival its store-bought namesake. 

Edwards Hershey’s Chocolate Crème Pie

This copycat recipe for Edwards Chocolate Cream Pie is an amazing dessert. It is a recipe that you will want to be sure to try. This pie is great for any time of the year and is the perfect one to make ahead of time for all your gatherings. The combination of the delicious cookie crust, topped with the light and fluffy cream filling layered with the rich chocolate cream topped with whipped cream, and a chocolate drizzle, is enough to make your taste buds water and run to your kitchen to get started creating this amazing pie. 

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