How to Make an Indulgent & Decadent Mississippi Mud Pie

Our Mississippi mud pie recipe has everything you're looking for — chocolate, cream, and dare we say, more chocolate? Count us in!

Updated January 2, 2024
Mississippi mud pie

A Mississippi mud pie is truly a chocolate lover's dream come true. Who doesn't love a dessert with a chocolatey crust, creamy chocolate goodness, and fluffy whipped cream? The dessert's origin comes from the state of — you guessed it —  Mississippi, but people everywhere love it. Try our simple Mississippi mud pie recipe that you can make right at home. 

How to Make Mississippi Mud Pie 

The dessert was named after the look of the muddy Mississippi banks. The recipe without the pie crust is often referred to as "Chocolate Lasagna" or "Mississippi Mud Cake." This makes 6 to 8 servings.

Crust Ingredients

  • 9 chocolate graham crackers
  • ¼ cup pecan pieces
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Filling Ingredients

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 ounces unsweetened dark chocolate, cut into pieces or shaved
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup (light or dark)
  • 2 tablespoons brewed coffee, espresso, or coffee-flavored liqueur, such as Kahlúa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings for garnish (optional)
Quick Tip

Want to make your crust with extra chocolate? Add a handful of crushed chocolate cookies into your pie crust, or swap out the chocolate graham crackers for just cookies. 

Crust Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a chopping blade, pulse the pecans and graham crackers until they are finely crumbled, 10 to 15 one-second pulses.
  3. Pulse in the melted butter for 5 one-second pulses.
  4. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the crust sets, about 10 minutes.
  6. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.

Filling Directions

  1. While the crust cools, in a large saucepan on medium heat, melt the butter and chocolate, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the flour, sugar, and salt until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Add the corn syrup, coffee or liqueur, and vanilla extract, mixing until smooth.
  4. Working one at a time, add the eggs, stirring after each egg until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Pour in the prepared pie crust and bake until the filling sets, about 30 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool on a rack for 2 hours.
  7. Top with the whipped cream and the chocolate shavings, if desired.

Serve It With a Sweet Side

While this dessert is delicious on its own, it also goes well with a side of something creamy to help balance the sweetness. Here are some sides to serve with a slice of this delicious pie. 

  • Whipped cream 
  • Custard 
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Vanilla yogurt 
  • Sliced bananas and strawberries 

Step Into Chocolate Heaven With Mississippi Mud Pie 

Mississippi mud pie is a delicious and rich dessert perfect for a simple family meal or a dinner party with guests. When served with a cup of coffee or an after-dinner glass of port wine, it's the perfect end to a meal.

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