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Mississippi Mud Pie is the ultimate dessert for chocolate lovers. A chocolate chip cookie crust topped with layers of fudgy cake, chocolate streusel, and chocolate ganache is the richest, most indulgent dessert.

Have you ever thought about chocolate on chocolate on chocolate on chocolate? If so, this is the recipe for you. You see, Mississippi Mud Pie is more than just your average chocolate pie. Mississippi Mud Pie gets its name because it is said to look like mud from the banks of the Mississippi River. That river must be full of chocolate, it belongs to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory! However, we warn you not to overuse it. This is one of those indulgent desserts where you just want to eat a small slice and savor each bite slowly and consciously. Chocolate lovers rejoice!

Espresso Ground in Mississippi Mud Cake:

The instant espresso powder is completely optional and can be omitted if you don’t drink coffee. Adding espresso powder won’t make the fondant cake layer taste like coffee. Instead, it just intensifies the chocolate flavor. We highly recommend it!

Chocolate shell:

Homemade chocolate crust is our favorite. However, you can always use a store-bought chocolate crust in a pinch.

Semisweet with Milk Chocolate Chips:

We prefer the flavor of semi-sweet chocolate in this recipe, but if you’re a milk chocolate lover, you can use them instead.

Streusel topping options:

The Little Pie Company is the inspiration for this dish, which adds brownie cookies to make it a brownie streusel topping. If you want to do the same thing, you can omit the chocolate graham crackers in the streusel and instead use chopped brownies from the bakery or brownies, frozen brownies from the freezer section near the ice cream Pie or boxed brownies or brownies in the boxed snack cake section of the grocery store.

A slice of Mississippi Mud Pie with a scoop of ice cream on top.

Note in advance:

This recipe can easily be made 2 days ahead. Simply store covered in the refrigerator, then reheat in a 300 degree oven for 8-10 minutes.

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Store in the refrigerator if you want to keep it longer. To reheat right before serving, simply place the pie in a 300-degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes.

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Mississippi mud pie in a glass pie dish with one slice cut away.

Mississippi Mud Pie is the ultimate dessert for chocolate lovers. A chocolate chip cookie crust topped with layers of fudgy cake, chocolate streusel, and chocolate ganache is the richest, most indulgent dessert.

Preparation time 20 minute

cooking time 30 minute

total time 50 minute

raw material

chocolate shell

  • 1 cup Chocolate Chip Graham Cookies
  • 5 tablespoon salted butter melted

Fondant Cake Layers

  • 8 ounce semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder (optional)
  • 4 big Egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Streusel

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup salted butter cold
  • 2 Chocolate Graham Cookies roughly chopped


  • 3 ounce semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 ounce heavy cream (about 1/3 cup)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Make the crust by combining crushed graham crackers and melted butter in a small mixing bowl. Press into the bottom of a standard pie dish (not a deep dish). Bake in preheated oven for 7 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, make the fondant cake layer. Place chocolate chips and butter in a microwave-safe mixing bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until everything is melted and smooth.

  • Pour in sugar, cocoa powder, flour, espresso powder (if using), eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat together using a hand mixer until fully combined. Do not over mix. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to make sure everything is mixed. Pour over the baked chocolate graham cracker crust.

  • In a medium bowl, prepare the streusel topping by whisking together the brown sugar, flour, and cocoa powder. Using a pastry blender (or two knives), cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles little pebbles. Add the chopped graham crackers and mix well.

  • Spread the streusel evenly over the top of the fondant cake layer. Return the pie to the oven at 375°F for 25 to 30 minutes.

  • While the pie is baking, add the chocolate chips to the mixing bowl to make the ganache. Heat heavy cream in microwave until boiling, about 45 seconds. Pour hot cream over chocolate chips. Let stand 2 minutes, then blend until smooth.

  • Drizzle the ganache over the fully baked pie. Let cool for 15 minutes, or completely, before serving.


reheat Just pop the pie in a 300-degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes before serving.

Streusel options:

You can omit the chocolate graham crackers from the streusel and instead use chopped brownies or brownies from the bakery, frozen brownies from the freezer section near ice cream, or grocery store boxed snack cakes boxed brownie or brownie shop in the area.

Serve: 1piece | Calories: 595kcal | carbohydrate: 64G | protein: 7G | fat: 37G | Saturated fat: twenty twoG | Trans fat: 1G | cholesterol: 129mg | sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 339mg | fiber: 5G | sugar: 47G | Vitamin A: 855unit | Vitamin C: 1mg | calcium: 69mg | iron: 4mg

Ultimate Mississippi Mud Pie