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Chocolate Chip Pie

A recipe from my mom’s 1950’s childhood, this old fashioned Chocolate Chip Pie is light and fluffy! Best of all, it’s so easy and delicious!

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip Pie is light and fluffy, easy and delicious!
For my mom’s birthday this year, she asked for Chocolate Chip Pie.  Apparently this is a recipe that my grandma used to make when my mom was little and they lived on a farm.  As best as I can figure, this pie may have originated in the early 1950s.

When my mom said she wanted Chocolate Chip Pie, I immediately thought of something similar to a pecan pie, but with chocolate chips in it instead… I have no idea why I thought that, but it’s a good thing I got the recipe!  This Chocolate Chip Pie is nothing like that!

Instead, Chocolate Chip Pie is light, fluffy and sweet from the marshmallows with a graham cracker crust, and a sprinkling of grated chocolate.  It’s really quite tasty, and I loved that it was very easy!

 The funny part is that after getting the recipe, I started scouring the internet trying to find the same recipe, but maybe this was more regional or something.  The only mention I found of the same pie is from a newspaper clipping in Missouri in 1951.  But since my family isn’t from Missouri, I have no idea what got my grandma to start making this pie!

No matter where it came from, Chocolate Chip Pie is delicious!

Yield: 8

Chocolate Chip Pie

Chocolate Chip Pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


Graham Cracker Crust

  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 C crushed graham crackers
  • 3 Tbsp sugar

For the Filling

  • 1/2 C milk
  • 30 marshmallows,, about half a bag
  • 1 C whipping cream
  • 1 ounce semi-sweet baking chocolate,, grated


For the Graham Cracker Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Melt butter, and stir in crushed graham crackers and sugar. Press into a pie pan.
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown.
  4. Cool.

For the Filling

  1. While crust is baking, begin preparing pie.
  2. Over medium-low heat, melt marshmallows in milk, stirring often.
  3. Once marshmallows are melted, set aside to cool.
  4. Whip whipping cream.
  5. Fold whipping cream into marshmallow mixture.
  6. Stir in grated chocolate.
  7. Pour into graham cracker crust.
  8. Refrigerate until set.


Don't want to turn on the oven?  Use a pre-made graham cracker crust to make this a no-bake recipe!

Have you ever had Chocolate Chip Pie?  If so, I’d love to hear where and when!


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Chocolate Chip Pie




Friday 30th of September 2022

My mother made this when we lived in a rural SW Wisconsin. I noticed one commenter was from Iowa. We had lots of relatives from Iowa, so maybe she got ghe recipe from them. When I was growing up, it was always a favorite! Only difference was, she put it in a 9x13 pan instead of a pie plate. She always called it a "Refrigerator Dessert" & it was served cold with a dollop of whipped cream on each generous piece.

Jamie H

Sunday 9th of October 2022

@Jan, I'm wondering if maybe the recipe was in a magazine or newspaper, since my family is from Idaho-- quite a ways from Iowa. I love the idea of making it in a 9x13 pan, since it would serve more people!


Saturday 25th of December 2021

My grandma used to make this pie for my dad when he was a kid. He’s from Iowa and she used a double broiler to melt the marshmallows so it would not separate.

Jamie H

Wednesday 29th of December 2021

I love hearing about the memories people have of this recipe! Using a double boiler is a great idea, though I didn't have any issues with it separating.


Wednesday 24th of November 2021

This was passed down from my family by my grandmother and aunt in the 50’s as well. The only difference is we add a tablespoon of almond flavoring. We make these for Thanksgiving for over 70 years now!

Jamie H

Friday 26th of November 2021

I love hearing stories like this, Cindy! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

Smita Jain

Sunday 16th of May 2021

Hi When the recipe is eggless then how can we put marshmallows which contains egg.

Jamie H

Wednesday 19th of May 2021

From what research I'm doing, most commercial marshmallows don't contain eggs, though marshmallow fluff does. If you need to avoid eggs completely, you can make your own marshmallows, so you'll be sure they are egg-free. This is our recipe for delicious homemade marshmallows, and they're surprisingly easy.


Saturday 14th of November 2020

My grandmother (who lived on a farm in Nebraska) used to make this when my mom was a kid. From other comments it seems like this was a popular recipe in the farming community! While visiting my parents recently I came across your recipe, made it for them and it was just like my grandma made. To enhance the flavors, I added a pinch of cinnamon to the crust mixture and a bit of vanilla to the filling. It was a huge hit and lasted barely more than a day! Your recipe is a much appreciated nostalgic find for me. Thank you!!

Jamie H

Monday 16th of November 2020

It's so cool to hear about the memories people have of this recipe! I miss so many of the things my grandma used to make!

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