No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie’s are a favorite in our house, and this recipe is one of the best! It is rich, decadent and easy to make. You will need just 5 ingredients (plus salt) for this amazing dessert that you’ll be proud to serve at any occasion – even if it’s not Thanksgiving or Christmas!
Before we begin, let me tell why I love this recipe. First of all, it’s easy to make and doesn’t require any baking – which makes for a quick dessert solution when you need something fast! And second, the ingredients are simple with no specialty stores needed.
The crust is made from oats (or crushed graham crackers) mixed together with butter or coconut oil plus some honey and salt to taste – if using unsalted oatmeal measure out ¼ teaspoon at time and mix well before adding more; I like to use about ½ pound of softened cream cheese in place of some of the butter/oil mixture because it gives a softer texture but will increase calories by about 100-150 per pie slice)
Cooking Instructions: Preheat oven 365 degrees Farenheit with oven rack in center.
Pour all the crust ingredients into a bowl and mix well (I like to use my hands). Press mixture firmly onto bottom of pie dish, then bake for around 12 minutes or until lightly browned on edges. Remove from oven and allow to cool before adding filling.
Filling: Mix together softened cream cheese/butter, honey, vanilla extract and salt in large mixing bowl until soft-scrambled eggs texture is reached; stir in chocolate chips by hand or use an electric mixer if desired
Chocolate Drizzle: Melt ½ cup dark chocolate chips over low heat either using stovetop or microwave safe container) + ¼ teaspoon coconut oil per package instructions ; drizzle evenly across top of pie.
Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving; store in refrigerator up to five days.
What about other flavors?
You can make this recipe with vanilla pudding and banana, or raspberry. It’s also delicious without the coconut cream topping! Below are the recipes for both varieties.
-No Bake Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie with Vanilla Pudding and Banana: You’ll need one 16oz tub of vanilla pudding, a ripe banana (mashed), coconut cream or milk, chocolate chips to your liking, whipped topping such as Cool Whip if desired
Recipe: Make the pudding according to instructions on package using coconut milk instead of water. Add mashed bananas and mix well until combined. Pour into crusts then add chocolate chips on top.
– No Bake Raspberry Cheesecake Pie with Fresh Raspberries: Follow recipe from above but omit chocolate chip topping and substitute raspberry jello for raspberry flavor gelatin) Recipe should be made following instructions on box). Add fresh raspberries to top of pie before chilling in fridge overnight
Pro Tip: Peanut butter cups make a great addition to this pie!
-Place peanut butter cups in an even layer on top of the pudding mixture before baking.
-Add chopped peanuts, pretzels or chocolate chips around the outside edge of crust for added texture and flavor.
-Poke holes with a fork all over bottom part of crust before adding filling to prevent it from bubbling up while cooking. This is also good when there are any cracks that may form during cooling time which can lead to leakage!)
Recipe Idea: Icing idea for individual serving pies (makes about 12) – Mix together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until combined then drizzle over chilled cakes or add sliced fruit.
-You can also just use whipped cream for a simple yet delicious topping!
How to make sure your no-bake pie is good?
-Do not use any raw eggs in your no-bake pie. Raw eggs may contain the bacteria, Salmonella, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly adults or other people with weakened immune systems; if you are pregnant
-Use a large mixing bowl to ensure that it is big enough for all of the ingredients (in case they overflow)
-Make sure that all utensils used have been cleaned thoroughly before using them on a new dish so as not to contaminate other dishes. This includes spoons or spatulas etc., anything that will touch food should be clean.
-Do not use a metal bowl to mix your no-bake pie.