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Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Pie (and Nespresso winner!)

Hello sweet friends!

Have I told you lately how much you guys rock? You totally do. Well, here’s the scoop. I’m in Michigan right now for my cousin’s wedding and have a liiiiiiiiittle Memorial Day pie to share with y’all while I’m gone. Memorial Day? You know, the holiday on Monday? The holiday where everyone busts out their grill, burger buns and bathing suits? That’s the one. And just in case you needed a dessert for your bash, I’ve got ya covered.

This recipe is part of the The Recipe Box Challenge, the fun little baking project I’ve been working on since last November. I’ve had such a good time baking my way through my Great Grandma’s recipes and have come to a deep appreciation for graham crackers, Crisco and sweetened condensed milk on the way.

However, this recipe contains none of those things! But it’s very, very, very good. I can’t believe I waited this long to try it. I love no-bake pies like this! Essentially, it’s a marshmallow cream pie studded with chocolate chips in a cookie crust but since GG called it simply “chocolate chip pie”, we’ll stick with that.

The pie crust is made with those yummy old school Nabisco chocolate wafers. I recommend buying two boxes at the store and making this next. You won’t regret it! To me, chocolate wafers taste just like thin oreos…..I love oreos.

Now the filling for this is made by melting marshmallows down and then mixing that with whipped cream and chocolate chips. That’s it. In that way, it’s almost like a jello pudding pie in that the gelatin in the marshmallows is what helps the pie set! The baking nerd in me thinks that is very, very cool.

It’s total yum and reminds me of one of those recipes from an old Church cookbook (the best kind!).  I’m a big fan. It’s like rice crispie treat meets cream pie. How could you go wrong with that??!

Have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend! And remember….when in doubt, bring a pie.

Winner of the NESPRESSO (!!!) is……..(drum roll please) Bree Williams, comment number 1079! Bree, please email me to claim your prize!

Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Pie

makes 1 pie

Print this recipe!


for crust—

1 package Nabisco chocolate wafers

4 tbsp butter, melted

for filling—

30 regular sized marshmallows (not the small ones)

1/2 cup milk

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup chocolate chips or shaved dark chocolate


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place the cookies in a large plastic bag and then smash the heck out of them using the bottom of a glass, a meat mallet or whatever ya got. You want fine crumbs but it’s okay to have small pieces of cookie in there, too! Pour in the melted butter and mix until combined.

Spray a pie dish with cooking spray and then press in the cookie crumbs. Press the crumbs down in the pan and along the sides with your hands to form a crust. Place crust in oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool completely.

To make the filling, place marshmallows and milk in a double boiler OR in a small pot set over a large pot of simmering water. Melt the marshmallows and milk together completely and stir well. Then, remove from the heat and let cool completely (this will take about 20 minutes).

Whip your cream until soft peaks form. Gently, fold in the melted marshmallow mixture to the whipped cream and add the chocolate chips. Stir gently then pour filling into baked (cooled) crust. Place pie in fridge and let chill for 2 hours before serving.


3 hours (includes time to chill pie)

** You can also use either a graham cracker crust or a vanilla wafer crust in this recipe! Here’s a recipe for the graham cracker crust I use most often and love.

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  • Aylin @ Glow Kitchen
    May 25, 2012 at 3:00 am

    I love how simple this is. This was one of my favorite treats as a kid. Love it

  • Margarita
    May 25, 2012 at 3:06 am

    I love how old school this pie is… no fuss ingredients that will never fail when combined together. This is the kind that grown ups think of fondly when looking back at childhood treats!

  • Kat
    May 25, 2012 at 3:53 am

    What about using a graham cracker crust and making it a s’more pie? Mmmmmmm….

  • Jenn
    May 25, 2012 at 4:00 am

    OREO! My fave ice cream and now pie 🙂

  • Caroline @ chocolate & carrots
    May 25, 2012 at 4:19 am

    Holy Moly! When I saw you instagramed this photo, I couldn’t wait for the recipe! This looks incredible, Jenna! 😀

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    May 25, 2012 at 4:22 am

    I’m a crust girl all the way. This might be a take to work for a potluck kind of pie!

  • Blog is the New Black
    May 25, 2012 at 4:34 am

    This whole thing looks divine, but that cookie crust has got me!

  • Lu
    May 25, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Wow that loks amazing. Living in the UK we don’t have Memorial Day, but I will make sure I have a slice of pie in honour of America – any excuse!! 😀

    • Kaique
      December 10, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      I leave Pumpkin pie out for about 4-5 days if its cool in the house. The apple pie gets soggy (if you are using fresh apples) they tend to cnintoue breaking down, so I would say just about 4 days there too ..But nothing is going to go BAD until about 7-8 days (as far as mold, and fermenting)

  • Ali
    May 25, 2012 at 4:38 am

    Yum! I can see making this with an Oreo crust…I’m sure the extra calories would be worth it!

  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    May 25, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Another winner from your great grandma!! I love anything with marshmallows. I get marshmallow topping on my frozen yogurt pretty much every time … plus Oreo crumbles. So I’m guessing I would devour this pie! 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    May 25, 2012 at 4:51 am

    You can’t go wrong with chocolate chips and marshmallows! This looks awesome! Have fun at the wedding Jenna, and have a great long weekend too!

  • Sonal
    May 25, 2012 at 5:00 am

    Omgosh i could definitely do with a piece of this pie right now 🙂 looks so good!

  • Katrina
    May 25, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Amazing. I’m hungry!

  • Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    May 25, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Simple yet hits the spot. Love it! Have fun in my home state!

  • Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
    May 25, 2012 at 5:39 am

    mm this pie looks heavenly!!

  • Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray
    May 25, 2012 at 6:00 am

    Yum!! If I saw this on a dessert table, I would totally head for it first. Have a wonderful Memorial Day! 🙂

  • Brittany
    May 25, 2012 at 6:02 am

    That pie looks so divine! I love your blog so much!

  • Kelley {mountain mama cooks}
    May 25, 2012 at 6:06 am

    So simple, yet it looks so yummy. I love the old church books. Have a great weekend!

  • Erica @ In and Around Town
    May 25, 2012 at 6:12 am

    This looks deliciously simple – Love this recipe!

  • Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac
    May 25, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Yum! I love the short ingredient list too!

  • Amanda
    May 25, 2012 at 6:12 am

    This looks sooooo good! And welcome to MI 🙂

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    May 25, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Oohh I thought that was ice cream in the middle. This is even better!! Looks great 😀

  • The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh
    May 25, 2012 at 6:20 am

    My family would maul each other for this!

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    May 25, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Chocolate chips and pie. Sounds pretty perfect to me!

  • Molly
    May 25, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Can you use ready-made whipped cream?

    • jenna
      May 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      Hmm…I wouldn’t. Sometimes that can whipped a little too much…you really want softy whipped cream for this!

  • joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    May 25, 2012 at 6:54 am

    This looks RIGHT up my alley. YUM – two of my fav dessert ingredients: mallows and chocolate chips.

  • Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove
    May 25, 2012 at 7:17 am


  • Lauren
    May 25, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Ya right!!! This looks so amazing, but so simple!!! Mmm….

  • Mary Catherine
    May 25, 2012 at 8:22 am

    MmmMmmmm pie!

    Can you please let us know where you got your cute journal you keep posting on Instagram!? Love it! 🙂

    • jenna
      May 25, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      A blog reader and friend sent me that as a Christmas gift this past year! It’s a little travel journal with scripture notes on each page. I love it!

  • Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles
    May 25, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Enjoy Michigan. I’ve never been. But you can’t go wrong with weddings…they rock! Safe travels.

  • Laura @ She Eats Well
    May 25, 2012 at 8:57 am

    LOVE this pie. Especially because of all the chocolate. Chocolate pies are better than fruit in my book!

  • Moni Meals
    May 25, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Oh My!! Please give me this pie now. Holly Cow! Really creative Jenna. I will put this on my “to make” list. 🙂

    Congrats to the winner!

  • Emily @ Munchies 'n' Marvels
    May 25, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Congrats, Bree! And yes, I’m jealous 🙂

    Anything with marshmallows just makes life better.

    Enjoy your trip! I bet the weather’s fantastic there right now.

  • Urban Wife
    May 25, 2012 at 9:11 am

    This looks SO decadent!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    May 25, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I like the gelatin/marshmallow baking & food science trivia. Love stuff like that.

    And graham crackers, Crisco or butter and sweetened condensed milk are some of my fave ingredients to bake with 🙂

    This pie looks great and I love the Recipe Box recipes you post!

  • Deanna B.
    May 25, 2012 at 10:07 am

    This might be a really silly question but does it actually taste like marshmallow? Because marshmallow and I are not friends, but this looks so good.

    • jenna
      May 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      Yeahhhh it kinda does! But maybe you and marshmallow can reevaluate your relationship? 😉

  • Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana
    May 25, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Wow, who wouldn’t love this pie??

    Hope you have a great memorial day weekend!!

  • Jennifer Nicoli
    May 25, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Hi Jenna! I have been stocking your site for a long time, and this is my first comment. I thought hmmm…. she would proabally like to know when i get a recipe idea and go online to look for for a recipe, I start here. Yes mamm my boyfriend loved your canellini beans and greens recipe he said keep that for this summer.
    This pie looks amazingly easy and I just might make it for Monday. Im here to look for a mango salsa or chutney. We have jerk pork in the crock pot while were at work. Happy travels.

    Jennifer N.

  • Beverly
    May 25, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Congrats to the Nespresso winner!
    OMG…the pie looks so heavenly!!! I want to eat the whole bowl of filling by itself.

  • gretchen
    May 25, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Where do you buy Nabisco chocolate waffers? I am in northern Illinois and there is nothing like that at our grocerys stores.

    • jenna
      May 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      hmm they have them at my general supermarket in California! Sometimes they can be near the ice cream cones rather than the other cookies…sneaky!

  • Sharon
    May 25, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    This may sound crazy but I was wondering what you’re reading (outside of the Bible) in the am. I’m reading a women’s devotional and was thinking of reading A Purpose Driven Life again. Saw your tweets and wondered. Hope you have a great weekend!

    • jenna
      May 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      I am reading Jesus Calling and love it. It’s a great start to my morning and I highly recommend it!

      • Sharon
        May 26, 2012 at 8:53 am

        Thanks. Just ordered it. Can’t wait to read it!!

  • Chrissy
    May 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I wannnnnn this. Chocolate cookie crust is my favorite!

  • Cassie
    May 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Chocolate cookie crust…I am on it!

  • Emily @ Life on Food
    May 25, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Sad I didn’t win. 🙂 Here I was going to have S’mores this weekend and then you show this pie. I feel like a slacker.

  • luv what you do
    May 25, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    That looks mouth watering and perfect or this weekend!
    I am a huge fan of cookie pie crust and I’m planning an Oreo PB pie for our Sunday BBQ!

  • Katie
    May 25, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    I’m in Michigan for the weekend too! Are you in Northern MI?

  • Carley
    May 25, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Just stick a fork in me and roll me away. Grandma’s have the best recipes. To think that obesity was not even an issue either. They ate good food that satisfied. Amen!

  • Heidi - Apples Under My Bed
    May 25, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Chocolate Chip Pie… and no bake…enough said, really. Your great grandma rocks! Have a good long weekend!
    Heidi xo

  • Alison
    May 27, 2012 at 8:06 am

    I’m second Gretchen’s comment…
    How many stores did you have to go to to find Nabisco chocolate wafers? This isn’t the first recipe that I’ve seen that calls for them and I haven’t ever seen them (in NC or in CA).

    • jenna
      May 27, 2012 at 9:40 am

      We just have them at my regular grocery store…next to the ice cream cones! If you can’t find them, you can use oreos (without the cream filling) or make a vanilla wafer crust!

  • Laurie {Simply Scratch}
    May 27, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    This is insane… totally insane. I could easily curl up with this baby and slip happily into a food coma (after I eat the pie of course)!

  • rach
    May 28, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Made this on Saturday-my son said the pie was “like a boss”. I think he liked it!

  • Karen
    June 12, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Do you think you could use a homemade marshmallow instead of the pre-fab ones? Thanks!

  • Yamileth
    December 9, 2012 at 9:21 am

    great idea for a post!! I have to admit also that I can’t believe y’all use stove top sftfuing!!! You are seriously, seriously, seriously missing out. My grandma makes the best sftfuing, but it does’t have all the (weird to me) stuff in it like raisins and shiz. OMG it’s so good. OK so my 3 things are :1. Turkey and gravy (LOVE)2. Grandma’s Stuffing (DIE)3. Mashed Potatoes with gravy The gravey is giblet gravy and homemade, of course. We don’t eat anything store bought. OMG you are getting me so excited. My pants are not!

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  • Flor
    March 15, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Have you guys ever considered using chocolate dipped biscotti for cookie crumb crusts? I really enjoy the more subtle almond and chocolate flavors…I’ve used them in almost every pie and cake recipe. These in particular compliment chocolate-anything:

  • Jo
    March 25, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I am thrilled to have found this recipe for chocolate chip pie! I have been searching for quite some time to find a duplicate of my mother’s recipe from the late 50’s. Mom used a graham cracker crust and grated Nestle’s sweet chocolate squares (about 1/2 cup grated) which were folded into the cooled (very important!) mixture of melted marshmallows and whipped cream. Once cooled in the fridge, this lovely pie appeared dotted with flecks of chocolate throughout. What a delicate, special treat! Thanks so much for enabling me to recreate fond memories from childhood.

  • Paige
    May 22, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Hey Jenna,

    This was sooooo good. By the way, I discovered your blog back in January and have been reading from the beginning. Can’t wait to catch up to present day!