Chocolate Candy Bar Pie

Easy Chocolate Candy Bar Pie

A couple of years back a friend brought this delicious pie over for a get-together. It was one dadgum good pie. After one bite, I inquired about its goodness. Come to find out, it was a very naughty pie. Naughty indeed. I tucked the recipe away in the back of my mind for later blackmail needs.

Recently, as I was looking through one of my aunt’s cookbooks, I stumbled across this same pie recipe. I couldn’t believe the recipe has been in my possession all this time. Probably a good thing for my hiney’s sake.

Like I said, it’s naughty, not just because of the ingredients, which we’ll get to in a sec, but because it’s too easy. It’s like cheating.

No. It is cheating.

It’s totally cheating.

I’m a cheater. So there.

This is naughty, cheatin’ pie fixin’ y’all. Let’s get to it.

You’ll only need 4 things: graham cracker/cookie pie shell (store bought or homemade), slivered almonds (optional), Hershey’s chocolate candy bars (with or w/o almonds), and whipped topping.

The original recipe calls for Hershey’s chocolate bars with almonds, but I goofed and bought the regular Hershey’s chocolate bar without almonds. It was delicious anyway. Use either.

Begin by melting the chocolate bars over a double boiler. I don’t own a double boiler, so I use a mixing bowl over a sauce pan. It works like a charm.

Stir the chocolate until smooth.

Once melted, if using the chocolate bars without almonds, you can add the chopped almonds if you’re using almonds. Mix well.

Next, add the whipped topping.

Gently mix in whipped topping until smooth. Man, am I messy. Just look at that messy bowl.

Pour into the prepared pie shell.

I was instructionally challenged when I made this and forgot to add slivered almonds to the top of the pie. So, if you’d like, add slivered almonds to the top of the pie at this point.

Cover and refrigerate for about four or five hours or until firm. If needed, speed up the firming process by putting it in the freezer for an hour, then refrigerate for another two hours.

That’s it. That’s all. It’s as easy as pie. Had to say it. Can’t help it. I’m a cheeseball.

Anyway, here’s some advice, if you have some persuading to do, have this on hand.

If you are trying to makeup with your man/woman, have this on hand.

If you are applying for a that job you’ve been pining for, have this on hand.

It freezes well, so just have this on hand for a backup.

Hope you enjoy!

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Chocolate Candy Bar Pie
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Adapted from Hospitality Southern Style, by my sweet Aunt Carole Radford.
Serves: Makes one 9" pie.
  • 6 1.5 oz. Hershey's Chocolate bars, with or without almonds
  • ½ cup slivered almonds (optional), divided
  • 1 8 oz. carton whipped topping
  • 1 9" graham cracker or cookie pie crust (a baked pastry pie shell may be substituted)
  1. Begin by melting the chocolate bars over a double boiler, stirring until smooth. (Again, I don't own a double boiler, so I use a mixing bowl over a sauce pan. It works like a charm.)
  2. Once melted, if using the chocolate bars without almonds, slightly crush ¼ cup slivered almonds and mix into the melted chocolate. (If you don't like almonds, or are like me, forgetful, skip the almonds altogether.)
  3. Next, add the whipped topping, gently mix and pour into prepared pie shell.
  4. If using the almonds, evenly spread the remaining ¼ cup of slivered almonds on the top of the pie.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for about four or five hours, or until firm. If needed, speed up the firming process by putting covered pie in freezer for about an hour, then refrigerate for another two hours.




  1. 3

    cbp says

    Hmmm… I NEED this pie! Yep, that’s what I said… NEED! It is an absolute necessity. Thanks for the suggestion. Better yet, do you have any leftover? I’ll be right over.

  2. 5


    Yum Amy! I have a similar recipe where you use a Symphony bar. I will have to try yours with the Hershey bars with almonds!!!!!

  3. 6


    Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum! That pie looks just like something I would love {and so would my hips!}.

    Okay, another yum just cause!


  4. 7


    I may have to make this for some friends, b/c there is no way I can have this in my house…I don’t even love chocolate too much, but something about it mixed with whipped topping and graham cracker crust just does something to me. Your photo is drool worthy. :)

  5. 8


    Aw man. This is like… pure chocolate awesomeness. Amazing. :D (It would be awesome to melt like all these candy bars together and making it all into one pie. With an Oreo crust. :D)


  6. 9


    A friend of mine made a pie like this years ago and I never got the recipe. Thanks for this! By the way, in my opinion it’s not cheating unless you buy it already made at the store. ;)

  7. 11


    I think I’ve just gained weight by looking at the beautiful pictures. Yummy!

    Thanks for sharing. Miss YOU!

  8. 12

    Kulsum says

    I hope I don’t make this bookmarked recipe because I ‘ll only eat this for day and next may be. And then I’ll look at the mirror and cry!


  9. 13


    I have a bunch of heavy cream and graham crackers that would love to be a part of this pie! I’m making this very soon.

  10. 14

    Amy says

    This is great with Nestle Crunch Bars and an oreo crust-my family loves this pie! One warning-don’t get the melted chocolate too hot or it “deflates” the cool whip. My daughter discovered this the hard way!

  11. 16


    Holy Moly! This is TOO easy! My mind is reeling with the possibilities of oreo crusts and bittersweet chocolate instead of Hershey’s…oh it looks so good! Thanks!

    • 17

      ruth m brown says

      I made this and put crushed peanuts, butterscotch drip (made from scratch), and thick Hersey’s choc. ice cream topping. I also used bittersweet choc. chips with 3 tablespoons of cream mixed in during the melting process. Yum! Yum! Yum!

      Ruth Brown, Palm Bay, Florida

      • 18

        Andrea says

        Did you use chips instead of candy? Have all ingredients in my house except candy bars!

  12. 24


    Oh man. This looks incredible. I am on the job hunt…who knows, I may have to resort to using pie as evidence of my skills…

  13. 26


    That look like a bite of pure heaven. I think my fanny is growing just looking at the pictures.
    Nice to meet you this past weekend. Good luck (to you and me) applying all that we learned!
    Have a great day!

  14. 29


    I’m making this for my husband this weekend. Awesome!
    We make a very similar pie but a little easier. We call it yogurt pie and it’s a graham cracker crust filled with whipped topping mixed with two small containers of strawberry yogurt.

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    My family would go crazy over this pie. I love the simplicity of it and how it only uses a few ingredients. Need to put on my “to bake” list. I’m Aggie’s (Aggie’s Kitchen) sister-in-law, by the way. Your pictures are awesome. I’ll be back for more browsing.

  16. 35

    Jayne says

    I make the filling (without the nuts) and chill it and spoon it into balls and roll in sweetened ground chocolate, or nuts, or sprinks, or coconut and serve as truffles.

  17. 37

    Melissa @ For the Love of Health says

    Your blog is really amazing! I thoroughly enjoy how you break things down into sections and your photography is simply gorgeous!

  18. 38

    Lindsay Hill says

    Made this today – it was WONDERFUL !!! Will def. make this again – thank you for sharing :)

  19. 40


    Oooooh, Hershey bar pie! My grandma’s recipe for Hershey bar pie is slightly different, oh I love it so!
    The recipe I use uses whipped heavy cream and melted marshmallows instead of whipped frosting. No matter which method you use, it’ll always, always get rave reviews!!!

  20. 44


    this looks amazing… gonna try make it soon!
    i just wanted to ask what can i replace the cool whip with, since they don’t sell it where i live… what is it made of? any idea?

  21. 45

    Rhonda says

    “Ok, put your hands into the air and back away from the pie; slowly, slowly.” For those of us addicted to chocolate, we expect to hear these words every time we make one of these yummy pies. It’s almost as good as my mother’s Class II Felony home made banana ice cream…LOL!

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    Mariette says

    Here in South Africa we do not have Cool Whip. Can you lease explain to me exactly what it is? Cream and what else? I see it in many recipes on the different blogs, but I never know what to use instead. This pie looks SO dreamy, and super easy, I really NEED to try it!
    I really enjoyed browsing around your blog!

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