Oreo Mud Pie

This no-bake mud pie has an Oreo cookie crust, a layer of homemade chocolate pudding, and a fluffy whipped cream topping. It’s cool, creamy and totally irresistible!

I love a good no-bake dessert. I’ve shared quite a few of them over the years like my No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie, No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake and No-Bake S’mores Pie. 

No Bake Mud Pie on plate

What is Mud Pie?

If there’s one dessert you’ve gotta make, it’s this no-bake mud pie! No, it’s not made of mud… so what is mud pie?

Mud pie is a rich and creamy chocolate filling, on top of a crushed Oreo crust. Of course, it is topped with a yummy layer of whipped cream and some more crushed Oreos.

It comes together easily and the best part is you don’t even have to turn your oven on. That means it’s quick, no bake, and so simple. 

Chocolate Pie with oreo crust

How to Make Oreo Crust

You’ll start by grabbing a pack of Oreo cookies. Remove 4 of the cookies for the topping and set them aside. The rest of the Oreos (filling and all) go into a food processor or a large Ziploc bag. Crush the cookies until a fine, consistent crumb form. Then drizzle in some butter and add a pinch of salt.

Press the moistened crumbs into a 9-inch pie dish, then freeze until needed. This will help the crust “set” without having to bake it. Meanwhile, prepare the pudding over the stovetop.

*If you are in a pinch or a hurry- you can always use a premade Oreo pie crust! You can typically find them in most grocery stores.

Mud pie close up image

Chocolate Filling

Making the pudding is fairly similar to making a custard base for homemade ice cream. Heat the milk, cream, sugar etc. over medium-low heat, temper the eggs, then cook everything until it reaches 165 degrees.

To ensure that the pudding is smooth, I like to pour it over a mesh sieve to weed out any clumps that may have formed during the cooking process. Better safe than sorry.

All that’s left to do is stir it into the chocolate/butter/vanilla and pour it into the crust to set. It takes about 4 hours to get to a semi-firm consistency, overnight to get really nice and firm. I always give it the maximum amount of time possible.

 Oreo Mud Pie with slice taken out

Whipped Cream + Putting Together

When you’re ready to serve it, make the homemade whipped cream, spread it on, and coarsely crush the leftover Oreos (I removed the filling) and sprinkle them over top.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

If you want you could also add nuts, chocolate shavings or drizzle fudge on top! 

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Storing Info

This pie does very well in the fridge and freezer. I suggest saving the whipped cream and topping the pie just before serving.  This no-bake mud pie will last about 4 days in the refrigerator if covered loosely.

When freezing this pie, again I recommend doing so without the whipped cream topping. I make sure to wrap the pie in aluminum foil and then place in a freezer-safe bag. When I am ready to serve it, I set it out for 20-30 minutes to thaw, add then add the whipped cream and other toppings!  This mud pie can be frozen for up to 2-3 months.

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Just like that you’ve got yourself a gorgeous, decadent, extra chocolatey no-bake pie that everyone will love.

Seriously though- watch out! This dessert will disappear into thin air as soon as you turn your back on it. Pure magic I tell you! ✨?

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Oreo Mud Pie Recipe

This no-bake mud pie has an Oreo cookie crust, a layer of homemade chocolate pudding, and a fluffy whipped cream topping. It's cool, creamy and totally irresistible!
4.87 from 22 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Chill Time: 4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time: 5 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 698kcal
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For the Crust
  • 1 (14 oz) pkg oreo cookies - divided
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter - melted
  • 1/4 tsp coarse sea salt
For the Filling
  • 6 oz semisweet chocolate - or bittersweet, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cup heavy cream - divided
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp espresso powder - optional
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 egg yolks
For the Topping
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract


  • Remove 4 Oreo cookies from the package and set aside. In a food processor (or a large ziploc bag with a rolling pin) crush remaining Oreo (filling intact) cookies until fine crumbs form. Add butter and salt, pulse or mix to combine.
  • Press moistened crumbs into the bottom of a 9-inch pie dish. Freeze for 30 minutes while preparing the filling
  • In a large bowl combine the chocolate, butter and vanilla. Place a mesh sieve over top and set aside.
  • To make the filling, in a medium heavy bottomed saucepan set over medium-low heat, add the milk, 1 ½ cups heavy cream, sugar, salt, and espresso powder. Heat until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is warm, and gently bubbling.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium heatproof bowl, whisk together the remaining ½ cup of heavy cream, cornstarch and the egg yolks until a thick paste forms.
  • Carefully temper the egg yolks by slowly drizzling the warm mixture into the medium bowl, whisking continuously to prevent the eggs from scrambling. It will take about 5 minutes to incorporate the mixture.
  • Return the mixture to the stovetop and heat until it reaches 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer AND is thick like pudding (the thicker, the better), about 5-8 minutes. Pour over the sieve to remove any overcooked pieces of egg that make have formed. Remove the sieve and whisk the milk into the chocolate until melted. As the pudding cools the mixture will thicken.
  • Pour warm mixture into the chilled crust. Cover with plastic wrap, directly on the pudding. Chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight until fully set. It should be firm to the touch.
  • When ready to serve in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer, beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. Spread over the pudding, then remove the filling from the remaining 4 Oreo cookies and crumble over top.
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.


Serving: 8g | Calories: 698kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 36g | Cholesterol: 271mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 2031IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. My chocolate pudding didn’t set. Any reason why? I followed the recipe … was I supposed to mix the chocolate pudding until it thickened, or is it to thicken in the fridge alone? 

    1. That’s so strange! I’m sorry! I’ve made this a few times and it has always set for me. How long did you let it chill for?

    2. I have the same thing happen! I followed the recipe exactly and placed it in the fridge for well over 8 hours and it still has yet to set. I might just place it in the freezer to salvage it.

  2. I think it should be more like 1/2 cup of cornstarch?

    I used 1/4 cup plus 1+ tablespoon and it is slowly beginning to set

    1. A half cup is A LOT of cornstarch. The cornstarch and the egg yolks should thicken substantially as it cooks on the stovetop. Just let it get nice and thick.

  3. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. I am going to add this to my pies list for the holidays. It’s one less thing that I need to use the oven for.

  4. 5 stars
    Oh My! This is what perfection looks like. I just wanna sink my teeth into this gorgeous mud pie. It’s so rich and creamy. I believe the taste is just phenomenal. Plus, it’s so easy to make. Dying to give the recipe a try. My kiddos would go crazy for this (not to mention my husband). I’ll probably make this next weekend and invite our neighbors in for a cup of tea… or better a glass of milk? How do you prefer to serve this? I’m sorry I probably missed that.
    Natalie, thank you A LOT for sharing this treasure and all of your helpful tips. You’ve ALREADY answered all of my questions. Look forward to your new awesome ideas. I’m your fan!

    Best wishes,

  5. looks good and glad u had it optional for the coffee cuz i dont drink the stuff and dont add to anything that ask for it

  6. 4 stars
    It’s an absolute delicious recipe. Any lovers of the dish will love this one. As an American moved to Ireland, my friends find it too sweet however. So I cut the sugar in half. Still super tastey.
    I’ve tried this a few times now. I too have issues getting it to set right. So far my fix is either 48hrs of set time. Or a lot more cornstartch, at least double, if not a little more.
    Pie or soup, either way the kids and family and friends love it.

  7. 5 stars
    Creamy and delicious! I love the rich chocolate filling! This is the perfect pie for people who don’t really care for pie! I would eat this anyday and especially at Thanksgiving!