This No Bake Chocolate Almond Pie includes only 3 ingredients, and it’s ready in minutes! It’s perfect for summer parties!
Coffee cake. Banana muffins. Chocolate cake. Snowball cookies. Peach cobbler. Every time we go back to visit my Mom in Nashville, she bakes up all of my favorite desserts. She must spend the entire week before we arrive baking! (Aren’t Moms the best??) So by the time we arrive, the countertop is loaded with all of my favorite treats. And those aren’t even the desserts for dinner. The countertop goodies are just for random snacking. (On a side note, this may explain why I gain about 3 pounds whenever we go visit!)
Last summer, we arrived in Nashville and, sure enough, my Mom had made all of the usual suspects. Delicious! But then one night after dinner, she announced that she had made my favorite dessert. Pound cake? Nope. Chocolate cake? Nope. Store-bought birthday cake? Nope. It was a No Bake Chocolate Almond Pie. My Mom was so happy and pleased with the pie that I just didn’t have the heart to tell her that I’d never had it before. True story. There’s no way this No Bake Chocolate Almond Pie was my favorite. I’d never even seen it before!
But one bite, and this No Bake Chocolate Almond Pie began climbing to the top of the list of favorite summer desserts. First of all, it’s no bake. Second of all, it’s delicious. Third of all, it uses 3 ingredients. Fourth of all, it’s delicious. So if you’re in the mood for a ridiculously easy summer dessert, then this pie might be calling your name!
It turns out that this No Bake Chocolate Almond Pie has been around for years. It’s not an original recipe by any means. In fact, a quick Google search led me to Hershey’s website. It appears that this pie is a classic Hershey’s recipe. After all, it’s just whipped topping mixed with melted Hershey’s bars. (I like to use Hershey’s with Almonds for the added crunch, but that’s just me.) How can you go wrong there? The only change I made was dividing the pie into layers so you get a cool presentation with the chocolate layer next to the plain layer. I mean presentation is half the battle when it comes to desserts, right? Oh, and I used more chocolate bars…because, well, chocolate.
This pie is served either cold or frozen, so it wouldn’t be the best option to take to a potluck. But it would be an excellent option if you are entertaining friends on the back porch this summer! (I actually prefer to serve this pie frozen…if for no other reason, freezing the pie makes it easier to slice.) And this pie couldn’t be any easier to make if it tried. It seriously takes about 10 minutes total. (15 if you include washing the dishes afterwards.) So here’s to delicious desserts and hanging out with friends on warm summer nights! Enjoy!