Mississippi Mud Pie Recipe | The Recipe Critic
Chocolate lovers, this Mississippi Mud Pie is made for you! A silky chocolate filling topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, all enjoyed on an Oreo crust. There is nothing more delicious than that!
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What is Mississippi Mud Pie?
This pie comes from (you guessed it!) Mississippi! This pie’s color has been said to resemble the muddy banks of the Mississippi River, but don’t worry. No mud was involved in the making of this pie. Only delicious and silky milk chocolate. This pie is made in delicious layers, and changing the toppings is how I get away with serving it over and over again! Try replacing the chocolate shavings with sprinkles, chocolate sauce, or even more crushed Oreos.
A go-with-everything chocolate dessert is a must, and this recipe is just that. It’s a staple that you’ll come back to again and again because everyone who eats it loves it. They can’t help but come back for a few seconds! I especially like to serve it in the summer because there is no better way to end a barbecue than with delicious chocolate!
Mississippi Mud Pie Recipe Ingredients
Once you see this list of ingredients, your lips will be licking and your mouth watering! This dessert is so delicious and bursting with sweet and chocolatey flavors. See the recipe card at the bottom of the article for exact measurements.
- Oreo cookies: Is there anything better than an Oreo crust for a pie?
- Butter without salt: The butter is melted and helps combine the cookies so you can press and shape the crust.
- Salt: Salt enhances the flavors of the Oreo cookie crust.
- Butter without salt: I use unsalted butter in the brownie layer.
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips: You can use milk chocolate chips, but I like the flavor that the semi-sweet chocolate chips bring to the pie.
- Sugar: It sweetens everything.
- Brown Sugar: When measuring brown sugar, make sure it is wrapped.
- Cocoa powder without sugar: This adds chocolate flavor as well as color to the brownies.
- Vanilla extract: A touch of vanilla enhances the sweet flavors of this pie.
- Large eggs: Make sure your eggs are at room temperature before mixing them.
- Baking powder: This helps the brownies rise and become soft and chewy.
- Salt: The salt brings out all the flavors in the recipe.
- Flour: I used all purpose flour in this recipe.
- Chocolate pudding: This layer is silky and smooth in the pie!
- Whole milk : Whole milk is mixed into the pudding to make it nice and creamy.
- Heavy whipped cream: Cool this in your refrigerator before mixing this.
- Granulated sugar: This will sweeten the whipped topping.
How to Make Mississippi Mud Pie
This pie is simple to make but requires a bit of time to chill in the fridge. It’s the perfect dessert to make ahead and prepare when your guests arrive!
- To preheat the oven: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix the crumbs: Place the cookies in a food processor and process until you have fine crumbs.
- Press: Mix melted butter and salt in food processor until blended. Press cookie mixture into a 9-inch pie dish or pie pan (make sure the pie pan has 2-inch sides if using one.)
- Bake: Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool while you mix the brownie layer.
- To melt chocolate : Add butter and chocolate chips to a large bowl. Microwave in 20 second intervals until completely melted, stirring between intervals.
- Combine: Add remaining ingredients to melted chocolate and stir until combined.
- Add to the crust: Add to baked Oreo crust. Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
- Cool: Let cool completely.
- Whip: Whisk pudding mix and milk together and allow to thicken.
- Coldness: Once thickened, pour over cooled brownie layer. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 to 5 hours.
- Beat with a mixer: Add whipped cream and powdered sugar to a large bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until medium stiff peaks form.
- Add to pie and garnish: Top chilled Mississippi mud pie with whipped cream. Add chocolate shavings, crushed Oreos or a drizzle of chocolate sauce if desired.
Here are some time-saving tips for making that Mississippi mud pie in case you’re pressed for time. These taste delicious and take less time than making brownies and whipped cream from scratch.
- Use brownie mix: For an easy alternative to making your own brownie, replace brownie recipe with 1 box brownie mix prepared according to box directions. Add to Oreo crust and bake according to box.
- Use frozen whipped topping: Homemade whipped cream can be replaced with frozen whipped topping (like cold whip) that has been thawed to make it even easier.
How to store leftovers
This Mississippi Mud Pie is great to make ahead because you need to chill it anyway. If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, you’ll be happy to know that these last a few days when stored properly.
In the refrigerator: Store leftover Mississippi mud pie in an airtight container (cover with foil). They will keep in the fridge for about 3-4 days.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place the cookies in a food processor and process until you have fine crumbs.
Add melted butter and salt to food processor and blend until combined. Press cookie mixture into a 9-inch pie dish or pie pan (just make sure the pie pan has 2-inch sides if using one.)
Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool while you mix the brownie layer.
In a large bowl, add butter and chocolate chips. Microwave in 20 second intervals until completely melted, stirring between intervals.
Add remaining ingredients to melted chocolate and stir until combined.
Add to baked Oreo crust. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
Let cool completely.
Whisk pudding mix and milk together and let thicken.
Once thickened, pour over cooled brownie layer. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 to 5 hours.
Add whipped cream and powdered sugar to a large bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until medium stiff peaks form.
Garnish the cooled pie with the whipped cream. Add chocolate shavings, crushed Oreos, or a drizzle of chocolate sauce if desired.
calories759calories (38%)Carbohydrates81g (27%)Protein9g (18%)Fat47g (72%)Saturated fat26g (130%)Polyunsaturated fats3gMonounsaturated fat14gtrans fat1gCholesterol128mg (43%)Sodium310mg (13%)Potassium439mg (13%)Fiber4g (16%)Sugar56g (62%)Vitamin A1134UI (23%)Vitamin C0.2mgCalcium149mg (15%)Iron8mg (44%)
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and is an estimate only. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and serving sizes per household.