Luscious Chart House Mud Pie Recipe for Dessert Lovers

The Chart House Mud Pie is a dessert that has been crafted to perfection over many years. With its layers of coffee ice cream, Oreo cookie crust, and hot fudge sauce, it has become one of the most popular desserts at the Chart House Restaurant. But why only enjoy it at the restaurant when you can make it at home? That’s right – with this copycat recipe, you can now have Chart House Mud Pie anytime you want, without stepping foot outside your home!

If you are a chocolate lover, this is one recipe that will make your tastebuds sing. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also easy to prepare. You don’t need to be an expert baker to create this decadent treat.

With simple ingredients such as coffee ice cream and chocolate wafers, you can whip up a pie that’s perfect for any occasion. The recipe also provides enough flexibility for substitutions and variations.

So without further ado, let’s get started on creating the best mud pie you’ve ever tasted with this easy-to-follow chart house mud pie copycat recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chart House Mud Pie - Copycat
Chart House Mud Pie – Copycat

There are few desserts as indulgent and satisfying as a good mud pie. And if you’re a fan of the famous Chart House restaurant’s version, then you’re in luck! This copycat recipe brings that same rich, creamy, chocolaty goodness right into your own kitchen.

But why should you bother making this Chart House Mud Pie copycat yourself? Well, for starters, it will certainly impress any dinner guests or bring big smiles at a birthday or any celebration. But the true value is that you’ll have full control over the quality of ingredients and can make it just how you like it.

Not to mention, you’ll save big bucks compared to dining out or buying pre-made desserts. Plus, having leftovers (assuming there will be some!) means you can satisfy your sweet cravings for days.

And let’s not forget that this mud pie is made with coffee ice cream, which adds a touch of richness and kick of caffeine to your dessert. Your taste buds won’t know what hit them when they sink into the Oreo cookie pie crust and soft coffee ice cream all covered in hot fudge sauce.

Trust me when I say, one bite of this Chart House Mud Pie copycat and you’ll be hooked for life. So why wouldn’t you love this recipe?

Ingredient List

“Who needs a slice of cake when you can have a whole pie?”

Get Your Ingredients Ready

To make this Chart House Mud Pie copycat recipe, we will need to gather our ingredients together. These are the ingredients that you will need:

For the Oreo Crust:

  • 1 Oreo Cookie Pie Crust

For the Coffee Ice Cream Layer:

  • 8 oz Coffee Ice Cream

For the Hot Fudge Layer:

  • 12 oz Hot fudge topping

For the Whipped Cream Layer:

  • 1 1/2 cups Whipped cream (use homemade or store-bought)

For the Cookie Crumb Topping:

  • 1/2 cup Crushed chocolate wafers
  • 2 tbsp Melted butter

Other recipe ingredients include:
– 1 quart coffee ice cream
– Chocolate chips
– Pie crust (1)
– Crush wafers (add butter, mix well, press onto a 9-inch pie plate and cover with soft coffee ice cream)
– Cream chart house (firm)

These ingredients are readily available at your local grocery stores or supermarkets. You might even have some of these ingredients already in your pantry! Make sure to check your ingredient list before heading out to the grocery store to ensure that no item is missed.

The Recipe How-To

“A chocolate-lover’s paradise in every bite.”

Step 1: Preparing the Oreo Cookie Pie Crust

  • Crush 36 chocolate wafers in a Ziploc bag using a rolling pin or a food processor. Add melted butter in the cookie crumbs and mix well.
  • Press crushed wafer-and-butter mixture firmly and evenly onto the bottom and up along the sides of a 9-inch pie plate.
  • Cover the crust with soft coffee ice cream and place it in the freezer until firm.

Tip: Coffee ice cream is the signature flavor for Chart House Mud Pie. If you wish, you can swap it out with chocolate or vanilla ice cream, or use a combination of all three for extra flavors.

Step 2: Making the Hot Fudge Sauce

  • In a mixing bowl, combine 8 ounces of hot fudge topping and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Melt them together by microwaving for around 45 seconds or until melted.
  • Pour the hot fudge sauce over the frozen ice cream layer slowly, covering it entirely.

Tip: Reserve some hot fudge sauce for drizzling over final servings.

Step 3: Using Crushed Wafers as Toppings

  • Crush more wafers to make chunky cookie crumb toppings, reserve a small amount.
  • Sprinkle cookie crumbs over hot fudge to cover completely.
  • Freeze it again until everything is set.

Step 4: Adding Whipped Cream

  • Top off your mud pie with generous amounts of whipped cream covering everything evenly using a spatula.
  • Decorate with leftover cookie crumbs on top of whipped cream.

Tip: You can refrigerate your whipped cream while it is firm enough. It will make decoratings easier!

Your homemade Chart House Mud Pie is ready! Place it in the freezer for at least an hour before serving. Don’t forget to take it out at room temperature for around ten minutes just before serving.

Substitutions and Variations

“This pie is so rich, you’ll see the world in color.”

The Chart House Mud Pie is a rich and indulgent dessert that can be customized to your liking. Here are some ways to switch it up:

– Ice Cream: While coffee ice cream is the classic choice for this recipe, feel free to experiment with other flavors such as vanilla, chocolate or mint chocolate chip.

– Cookies: Instead of using Oreo cookies for the crust, swap them out for chocolate wafers or graham crackers.

– Fudge Sauce: Don’t have hot fudge topping on hand? Use your favorite brand of chocolate sauce or make your own by melting chocolate chips and mixing with heavy cream.

– Whipped Cream: For a twist, add in some key lime juice and zest to the whipped cream for a tart flavor.

– Mississippi Mud Pie: Follow the same steps but replace the coffee ice cream with a chocolate one and layer in some chopped nuts and mini-marshmallows between layers.

– Hula Pie twist: This recipe is similar to the Hula pie served at Duke’s restaurant. Simply replace the cookie crust with a macadamia nut crust topped with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with hot fudge sauce.

Don’t be afraid to get creative and make it your own. The possibilities are endless!

Serving and Pairing

“A dessert fit for a king or queen.”

Once you’ve made your Chart House Mud Pie and it has chilled in the freezer, it’s time to serve and enjoy it! This decadent dessert is perfect for any occasion or no occasion at all because who needs an excuse to indulge in some creamy coffee ice cream and chocolatey goodness?

To cut a perfect slice, run a sharp knife under hot water before cutting each piece. This will ensure that the crust stays intact and doesn’t crumble. Serve each slice on a plate or in a bowl with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

Since this dessert is on the heavier side, I recommend pairing it with black coffee or espresso to cut through the richness. Alternatively, you could serve it with a light fruit salad or sorbet to balance out the flavors.

If you’re feeling extra indulgent, why not pair your Chart House Mud Pie with a cocktail? A creamy Baileys Irish Cream would be the perfect match for this dessert’s rich flavors.

For an extra special touch, drizzle some hot fudge sauce over each slice of mud pie before serving. You could also sprinkle some cookie crumbs or chocolate chips on top for some added texture and crunch.

No matter how you choose to serve and enjoy your Chart House Mud Pie, it’s sure to be a hit amongst family and friends alike. Just don’t forget to savor every last bite!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Don’t worry about ruining your diet, this pie is worth it.”

Once you have prepared your delicious Chart House Mud Pie, you may want to store the leftovers or make it ahead of time for a party or gathering. Luckily, this recipe is perfect for both!

To make this dessert ahead of time, simply prepare the pie according to the instructions and let it freeze completely. You can freeze it for up to a week before serving it. When you are ready to serve, take the pie out of the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator for an hour before cutting.

If you have leftovers that you would like to store, make sure to cover the pie plate with plastic wrap or foil before placing it in the freezer. This will help prevent any freezer burn or ice crystals from forming on the top of the pie. The mud pie will last up to two weeks if stored properly in your freezer.

For reheating leftovers or if you prefer a softer texture, simply take out the desired number of slices and let them thaw at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before serving. You can also microwave each slice for approximately 30 seconds on high power if needed.

Remember, if you do decide to reheat your mud pie slices in the microwave, be careful not to overheat them as this can cause the chocolate chips to melt and lose their desirable texture.

With these storage and reheating tips, you’re guaranteed delicious bites over and over – whenever you like!

Tips for Perfect Results

“Get ready to fall in love with chocolate all over again.”

As a baker, I have learned a few tricks along the way to ensure the best results for any recipe. Here are some tips to follow when making this delicious Chart House Mud Pie copycat recipe.

1. Make sure the ice cream is firm

Before you start making your mud pie, take the coffee ice cream out of the freezer and leave it at room temperature for about 10 minutes. This will make it easier to spoon into the crust. However, it’s important that the ice cream is still firm when you assemble the pie so that it doesn’t melt and become too soft.

2. Use a high-quality hot fudge topping

For the ultimate chocolate experience, choose a high-quality hot fudge topping that is rich and creamy. This will make a big difference in the overall taste of your mud pie. I recommend using a 12-ounce jar or about 8 ounces of hot fudge topping from your favorite brand.

3. Crush the wafers finely and mix them well with butter

To make a perfect crust for your mud pie, crush the chocolate wafers very finely before adding melted butter to them. This will help the crust hold together better and be easier to slice. Mix the crushed wafers and melted butter well until fully combined.

4. Press the mixture firmly into your pie plate

Using a 9-inch pie plate, cover it with a layer of soft coffee ice cream and press the wafer mixture firmly onto it to create your crust. It’s important to press down on the mixture well to make sure it’s evenly distributed and won’t crumble when you slice into it.

5. Freeze before serving and let it thaw for a bit before slicing

To achieve perfectly clean slices for serving, freeze your mud pie for at least 2 hours or overnight before slicing it. However, when you are ready to serve, let it sit at room temperature for about 5-10 minutes so that it’s not too hard to cut through.

By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to make an amazing Chart House Mud Pie copycat recipe that looks just like it came from their restaurant!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Chart House Mud Pie copycat recipe is an excellent choice for dessert lovers who want to indulge in a decadent treat. It’s a perfect option for serving at dinner parties or family gatherings. The combination of coffee ice cream, hot fudge, and cookie crust creates a delicious symphony that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

The great thing about this recipe is that it’s easy to customize to your liking. You can add chocolate chips or whipped cream on top to give it an extra oomph. Feel free to experiment with different variations until you find the perfect one for you.

Now that you have all the information and tips needed to make this amazing mud pie, it’s time to head over to your kitchen and give it a try. Not only will this indulgent dessert impress your guests, but it’ll also have them coming back for seconds.

So what are you waiting for? Get baking! This Chart House Mud Pie copycat recipe is sure to be a hit!

Chart House Mud Pie - Copycat

Chart House Mud Pie - Copycat Recipe

A copycat version from the Chart House in Aspen.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dessert, Easy, Frozen, Kid-Friendly, Pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Calories: 406kcal


  • 1 Oreo cookie pie crust
  • 1 quart coffee ice cream
  • 8 ounces hot fudge topping
  • 1 (12 ounce) can whipped cream


  • Let ice cream stand at room temperature until softened.
  • Spread Coffee ice cream into pie shell, and place the pie shell back into the freezer for 4 hours.
  • Warm Hot Fudge Sauce, remove pie from freezer, and pour over ice cream.
  • Top with some whipped cream.
  • Garnish pie as a whole, or individual pieces, top with slivered almonds.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 131g | Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 52.7g | Protein: 5.5g | Fat: 20.4g | Saturated Fat: 8.7g | Cholesterol: 30.1mg | Sodium: 347.3mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33.1g

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