Chocolate Ice Box Pie {4 Ingredients}

Chocolate Icebox Pie 5

I’m not sure that the weather realizes that it’s almost November. Somebody really oughta tell it that it’s a little late this year. We are just now seeing the leaves change. And the temp? We haven’t had many cold snaps and just the other day it was close to 90 again. Welcome to good ole Tennessee!

I’m mostly ready for the bugs to leave us alone. I’ve had to set up one of my Fruit Fly Traps. After seeing about five of them near the sink I told the hubby that it’s time to get one made up and set out. After a couple of hours we counted them to find out that the five we thought we had was really closer to 50. Um, ew!


I’m sorry y’all. It appears that our family has a thing for desserts. You might have noticed that by my last three recipes. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- dessert is my best bribing tool. Why wouldn’t I make it?! Though sometimes I find it hard to keep up with demand. Trying to get better at it since I’ve discovered its power. 

This pie has quickly become a hubby favorite. Requested many times and made just as many times because of how easy it truly is. Y’all know me and my few ingredient recipes. This one?

Just four ingredients.

Chocolate Icebox Pie 1

The first is none other than a pie crust. Easy to make yourself if you’re in the mood. Easier to purchase at the store when you’re not in the mood.

Chocolate Icebox Pie 2

The next two ingredients include some very tasty staples that totally make me want a s’more right now. An 8 ounce chocolate bar and pile of jumbo marshmallows. You melt them down until they are good and combined. The original recipe didn’t call for anything to help them along, but I have been using a tablespoon or so of milk.

Chocolate Icebox Pie 3

After they combine, they look like this. Ooey, gooey, yummy goodness.

You let this mixture cool a little and then fold in a tub of whipped cream. Pour this mixture into your pre-baked pie crust and refrigerate a little while.

Chocolate Icebox Pie 4

Oh goodness y’all. It’s sooooo good.

I think a lot of its charm comes from how easy it is. Do you feel that way? When things are easier all of the sudden they are that much more amazing? It’s like getting things free. You give me something FREE, I’m going to be uber excited about that thang.

Chocolate Icebox Pie 6

You have to try it.

You just do.

Chocolate Icebox Pie
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  1. Pie crust (pre-baked)
  2. 20 large marshmallows
  3. 1 (8 oz) chocolate bar
  4. 1 (8 oz) tub whipped topping
  5. 1 tbsp (or so) milk
  1. Melt marshmallows and chocolate bar with milk over low heat or in a double boiler. Cool partially.
  2. Fold in whipped topping.
  3. Place in pie shell.
  4. Chill.
Adapted from The Four Ingredient Cookbook
Pennywise Cook

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  1. That looks so delicious and easy to make!

  2. Well this looks TOO easy and TOO yummy!

  3. Jennifer Petty says

    I love your blog and recipes and have tried several with success! I recently came upon (and LOVE) a 4-ingredient Easy Chocolate Pie recipe that, I have to admit, I’ve made 3 times in the last 3 weeks (ummm….yeah, I know I have a problem – and nobody at my house to bribe!) It’s very similar to yours, but is as follows:

    1 9-inch pie crust, pre-baked
    1 can (15 oz) sweetened condensed milk
    6 oz. unsweetened baker’s chocolate (6 squares)
    1 8-oz tub of Coolwhip
    Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 20 seconds until melted. Combine with the condensed milk and let cool for about 15 minutes (I stick mine in the fridge). Once the chocolate mixture is at least at room temp, combine with half the tub of Coolwhip, pour into pie shell and refrigerate for 2-4 hours. Use the other half of the Coolwhip to garnish!

    I’ve worked with this a bit and this is what I’ve found: 1) I tried using whipped whipping cream instead of the Coolwhip to see if it might offer a more mousse-type texture, but it didn’t and I personally prefer using the Coolwhip. 2) I also tried using the entire container of Coolwhip, which makes more than you need for the pie, but I think half is plenty. 3) I’ve used different ratios of sweetness to the chocolate and would go with either all unsweetened, or semi-sweet. The sweetened condense milk MORE than makes up enough sweetness to satisfy your sweet-tooth and satisfy that rich, fudgy chocolate pie craving. 🙂

  4. Looks easy enough! My son would love this, thanks for the recipe

  5. Thank you so much for checking out my recipes Jennifer! It’s crazy how similar those recipes are. I like the idea of using sweetened condensed milk. Especially since the marshmallows can be messy. I think that was my lease favorite thing about this recipe. I always get past it once I’m eating it though! LOL Thanks for that variation. I will have to try that one!

  6. You’re so welcome Ashley! Let me know if you try it!

  7. I’ve never tried an ice box pie recipe before, but if I did, it would definitely include chocolate like yours. I love desserts with a crust.

  8. Annnnd now I want this … like NOW now. I like the first post’s idea of sweetened condensed milk for the same reason you do, Amy. Melting marshmallows is messy!

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