No-Bake Chocolate Kahlua Pie Recipe

Because you don't always want to bake in the summer. Yvonne Ruperti

Recipe Facts

Active: 45 mins
Total: 3 hrs 45 mins
Serves: 12 servings

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  • 44 chocolate wafers, divided, finely ground (see note)

  • 8 tablespoons (4 ounces) unsalted butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided

  • Pinch salt

  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

  • 3/4 teaspoon powdered gelatin

  • 7 tablespoons coffee liquor (such as Kahlua), divided

  • 3 1/3 cups heavy cream, chilled, divided


  1. Pulse 36 wafer cookies in food processor until finely ground. Place crumbs in large bowl and stir in melted butter, 1 teaspoon sugar, and 2 teaspoons water until thoroughly moistened. Firmly press into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Pulse remaining 8 cookies until finely ground and set aside.

  2. Place chocolate in large heatproof bowl and melt over a pan of barely simmering water, stirring, until smooth. Remove from heat.

  3. Add 1 tablespoon water to small microwave safe bowl and sprinkle gelatin over the top. Let sit 5 minutes to soften. Heat in microwave on high power until just melted, 10 to 20 seconds.

  4. Whisk 6 tablespoons coffee liquor into melted chocolate. Whisk in melted gelatin.

  5. Whip 2 1/3 cups cream with 1 tablespoon sugar to medium peaks. Fold cream into chocolate in 3 batches, until just combined. Gently fold in reserved chocolate wafer crumbs. Pour into pie shell and chill until set, about 3 hours.

  6. Whip remaining cup cream with remaining 2 teaspoons sugar to soft peak. Fold in remaining tablespoon coffee liquor. Serve on the side.


I used Nabisco Famous Wafers for the wafers. If you'd like to measure by crumbs, I used about 8 ounces for the crust and about 3 ounces for the pie. For the coffee liquor, I used Kahlua. Chilling mixing bowl with beater will make it whip faster. Use a hot wet knife to slice the pie.

Special Equipment

9-inch pie plate, food processor, mixer, microwave

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
552 Calories
45g Fat
29g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 552
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45g 57%
Saturated Fat 27g 135%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 167mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 273mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)