Dark Chocolate Pie

This Dark Chocolate Pie features a rich, indulgent chocolate ganache filling in a simple crust, such as this oatmeal pie crust. It’s made with only a few ingredients and a couple of steps. It’s a favorite go-to dessert recipe!

A slice of dark chocolate pie has raspberries on top. The rest of the pie is behind it.

I could go on all day about how I love pies. In fact, one of my favorite songs is Making Pies by Patti Griffin. Maybe that’s why I have so many pie recipes, like this vegan pecan pie. Sometimes, I think vegan pie could solve world peace, but I get a little carried away with food.

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Using dark chocolate chips makes this simple pie easy to make and still rich and creamy
  • Using an oatmeal pie crust keeps this recipe so easy to make
  • Full-fat coconut milk adds rich flavor and texture, making this the silkiest, smoothest pie ever

Key Ingredients

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Pie Crust — See below for our favorite pie crust ideas
  • Chocolate Chips — Use high-quality dairy-free chocolate chips, such as Guittard’s or Kirkland.
  • Coconut milk — You’ll need one can of full-fat coconut milk or cream. It should indicate that it has at least 12 grams of fat.
  • Vanilla Extract — There’s a lot of rich flavors going on here and adding a bit of vanilla helps enhance that.

How to Make Dark Chocolate Pie

  1. Make the pie crust according to the recipe directions (or use a storebought pie crust).
  2. Pour the chocolate chips into a heat-safe bowl
  3. Add coconut milk into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the milk for 1 to 2 minutes until hot but not boiling. 
  4. Pour the hot coconut milk over the chocolate chips, cover with a bowl and let it sit for several minutes until the chocolate melts.
    Milk is being poured into a bowl with chocolate chunks.
  5. Add the vanilla and stir until it’s creamy.
  6. Pour the chocolate mixture into the pie crust.
    Looking down on a full chocolate pie sitting in an oatmeal pie crust.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours (or up to overnight) before serving.

Serving Suggestions

Serve dark chocolate pie slices with any of the following:

Storage Tips

Place the entire pie or individual slices in an airtight container. Store this in the fridge for up to 10 days. Individual slices can be frozen in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Bring the slices to room temperature or serve slightly chilled.

Pie Crust Options

If you want pie crust ideas, I have lots for you to consider. If you want convenience, you can go with a store-bought graham cracker crust, but I highly recommend making your own from scratch. They’re simply the best. Here are some favorites:

A chocolate pie with an oatmeal pie crust has several raspberries on top.

More Vegan Pies

If you love vegan pies, add these to your list:

A fork holds a bite of chocolate pie sitting on a plate in front of the rest of the slice.. The slice is topped with fresh raspberries.

That’s it for this dark chocolate pie. Enjoy!

A slice of chocolate pie has raspberries on top. The rest of the pie is behind it.

Dark Chocolate Pie

You'll love this delicious, creamy vegan dark chocolate pie recipe for the holidays or any time of year!
5 from 4 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 337kcal


  • Pie Crust
  • 2 cups dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1 can coconut milk (full-fat)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Optional add-ins: Add a teaspoon or two of orange zest to give it a chocolate orange flavor.


  • Use your favorite pie crust, such as a graham cracker pie crust, Oreo pie crust, Oatmeal pie crust, or even a baked traditional pie crust. If you use a baked pie crust, be sure to allow the crust to cool.
  • Next, pour the chocolate chips into a heat-safe bowl.
  • Pour coconut milk in a microwave-safe bowl (I like using a pyrex bowl with a handle, otherwise, you'll want to use potholders to remove the heated bowl from the microwave). Heat the milk for 1 to 2 minutes until hot, but not boiling.
  • Pour the hot coconut milk over the chocolate chips. Use a spatula to press down any chocolate chips not under the milk. Cover with a bowl and let it sit for several minutes until the chocolate melts. Then add the vanilla and stir until it's creamy.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into the pie crust. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours until the pie is set.

Recommended Equipment

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For Chocolate: Use high-quality, dairy-free chocolate chips for the smoothest consistency.
Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 2mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

This post was originally published in 2011 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2021.

9 Responses to Dark Chocolate Pie

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAsmita Reply

    5 stars
    OMG, this pie looks to die for. I could eat this whole thing by myself. delicious!!!!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Save some for me!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyDiane Reply

    I like this!!!

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for Marlyryan Reply

    World peace, maybe you should start baking at the UN. Wishing you a happy Christmas Marly.

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlySommer@ASpicyPerspective Reply

    Oh HOLY YUM! That looks amazing.

  5. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyShannon Reply

    I love easy pies!

  6. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJason (me) Reply

    I see that Patty Griffin call out.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Yes, thanks to you I’m a huge fan now. I think I might play me some PG right now!

  7. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyFeast on the Cheap Reply

    5 stars
    Boy oh boy and I love that short ingredient list!

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