Chocolate Silk Pie

This recipe for Chocolate Silk Pie is pure indulgence and every chocolate lover’s dream. With a crunchy chocolate cookie crust, gooey caramel sauce and luscious chocolate filling, the Chocolate Silk Pie is wonderfully sweet and decadent. If you’ve had silk pies before, you’ll know they’re made with eggs, butter and heavy cream. My recipe skips these rich ingredients and uses silken tofu which really lightens the pie and tastes amazingly silky and smooth. Shh, if you don’t tell anyone there’s tofu, they’ll never know! 🙂

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This chilled dessert is super easy to make and requires no baking. Simply use a store-bought chocolate cookie crust, melt the caramels and chocolate chips and then process everything in a food processor or blender until smooth. Chill the pie in the fridge until set. How easy is that!? This Chocolate Silk Pie is an awesome summertime treat and is so refreshing and silky. Enjoy the recipe!  

Watch the video for instructions.

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Notes on the Chocolate Silk Pie Recipe, Tips and Tricks

Use a store-bought pie crust to make this recipe effortless. I am using an Oreo Pie Crust, made from crushed Oreo cookies. Delish! Of course, if you’re feeling ambitious, you can certainly make a pie crust from scratch. If you can’t find a chocolate cookie crust, substitute with a graham cracker crust. It’s just as yummy!
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Chocolate and caramel are the dynamic duo in many desserts and the combination is heavenly in this sweet treat. Kraft caramels are my go-to for baking. For the semisweet chocolate chips, use your favorite brand. I love Guittard semisweet chocolate chips. They’re more expensive than other baking chocolates but you can definitely taste the difference in richness and quality. It also melts beautifully.Chocolate Silk Pie - Easy No-Bake Recipe | recipe from runawayrice.com

The stealthy ingredient in this recipe is silken tofu. I call it stealthy because you can’t taste it at all in this pie. Tofu is a perfect filler, adding silky texture and volume without imparting a strong taste. Soft tofu also works if you can’t find silken tofu. Let the tofu drain for 5-10 minutes to remove any excess water. If you’d like a pie with denser texture, similar to a cheesecake, press the tofu with something heavy to remove more of the water.Chocolate Silk Pie - Easy No-Bake Recipe | recipe from runawayrice.com

The caramel sauce has just 2 ingredients: caramels and whipping cream. The whipping cream prevents the caramels from turning solid again once melted. In the video, I showed melting the caramels in the microwave. You can also melt the caramels using the double-boiler technique over simmering water like I did with the chocolate chips. Either method works really well.
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Use a double boiler or make your own by placing a heat-safe bowl over a saucepan. Fill the saucepan with water leaving a 2 inch gap between the bottom of the bowl and the water. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce the heat to Low so the water is simmering. The double boiler method creates steam, a gentle heat, perfect for melting chocolates and heating delicate foods like custards and sauces.Chocolate Silk Pie - Easy No-Bake Recipe | recipe from runawayrice.com

Coffee intensifies the taste of chocolate and is added to many chocolaty desserts. If you happen to love coffee, it’s an added bonus. In this recipe, I use a shot of espresso. You can also use 2 Tbsp strong brewed coffee. If you want to make this an adult dessert, use coffee liqueur.Chocolate Silk Pie - Easy No-Bake Recipe | recipe from runawayrice.com

Blend everything until smooth and you no longer see the tofu. This takes about 45 – 60 seconds depending on your food processor or blender. The filling mixture should resemble a thick cake batter.Chocolate Silk Pie - Easy No-Bake Recipe | recipe from runawayrice.com

Make mini desserts or dessert shooters by crushing chocolate cookies and adding some to the bottom of small glasses or bowls. Add the prepared filling and chill until set. To serve, top with whipped cream, berries and more cookie crumbles for cute and tasty desserts.
 

Chocolate Silk Pie

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Chocolate Silk Pie

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 328 kcal
Author: Trang

This recipe for Chocolate Silk Pie is pure indulgence and every chocolate lover's dream. With a crunchy chocolate cookie crust, gooey caramel sauce and luscious chocolate filling, the Chocolate Silk Pie is wonderfully sweet and decadent. If you've had silk pies before, you'll know they're made with eggs, butter and heavy cream. My recipe skips these rich ingredients and uses silken tofu which really lightens the pie and tastes amazingly silky and smooth. Shh, if you don't tell anyone there's tofu, they'll never know! 🙂

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp whipping cream
  • 12 pieces caramels
  • 9 inch chocolate cookie crust
  • 1 lb silken tofu
  • 12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp condensed milk
  • 1 shot espresso
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a medium heat-safe bowl, add the whipping cream and caramels. Microwave on High for 45 seconds. Whisk together making a smooth sauce. Pour the caramel sauce into the chocolate cookie crust. Use a spatula to spread the caramel sauce evenly into the pie bottom.

  2. Transfer the silken tofu into a colander and let drain while continuing with the next steps.
  3. Place a medium heat-safe bowl over a small saucepan with simmering water. Transfer the chocolate chips into the bowl. Melt the chocolate chips stirring occasionally until smooth.
  4. Transfer the drained silken tofu into a food processor or blender. Add the melted chocolate, condensed milk, espresso and vanilla extract. Blend on High speed until smooth. Scrape down the side of the bowl to work in all ingredients.

  5. Pour the filling into the chocolate cookie crust. Smooth out the top with a spatula. Cover the pie and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until the pie is solid.

  6. Serve the Chocolate Silk Pie with fresh berries, whipped cream or caramel sauce drizzled on top.

Notes, Tips & Tricks

  • Let the tofu drain for 5-10 minutes to remove any excess water. If you'd like a pie with denser texture, similar to a cheesecake, press the tofu with something heavy to remove more of the water.
  • Melt the caramels and chocolate chips using the double-boiler technique or in the microwave. I showed both methods in the video.
  • Coffee intensifies the taste of chocolate. Use one shot espresso or 2 Tbsp strong brewed coffee. Optionally use coffee liqueur.
  • Make mini desserts or dessert shooters by crushing chocolate cookies and adding some to the bottom of small glasses or bowls. Add the prepared filling and chill until set. To serve, top with whipped cream, berries and more cookie crumbles for cute and tasty desserts.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Silk Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 34mg 1%
Potassium 362mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 21g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 1.8%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 6.3%
Iron 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Love caramel sauce? Make extra sauce and drizzle some on the pie for even more caramel goodness!

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2 Responses to Chocolate Silk Pie

  1. Kitty July 13, 2019 at 5:32 pm #

    This recipe has my husband’s name written all over it. He loves anything with chocolate and caramel. I made it for him and my kids and I love it too. I stuck it in the freezer to chill it quickly because we couldn’t wait to try it. Thanks for this awesome summertime recipe!

    • Trang July 13, 2019 at 6:23 pm #

      Hi Kitty,
      Awesome! You made it for your husband and the whole family enjoyed it. That’s a win! Thanks for trying my latest recipe. 🙂

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