Chocolate Cream Cheese Pie

about the recipe

When you need a decadent and refreshing dessert, this recipe for Chocolate Cream Cheese Pie is perfect. It's a luscious, no-bake combination of creamy, rich chocolate and smooth, tangy cream cheese brought together in a buttery chocolate cookie crust. This easy-to-make freezer pie is perfect for spring and summer evenings when you are craving a sweet finish.

INGREDIENTS

– 1 ½ cups finely crushed Oreos cookies only, about 1 ½ sleeves – ⅓ cup butter melted – 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature – ½ cup sugar divided – 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract – 2 eggs separated and at room temperature – 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips melted – 1 cup frozen whipped topping thawed (plus more for topping) – For topping optional: whipped topping, chocolate curls, pecans

– Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. – Combine the crushed cookies and butter in a bowl. Press the oreo crust into a 9" pie plate. – Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely.

– In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a bowl and with a hand mixer), mix the softened cream cheese, ¼ cup sugar, and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed. Separate your eggs and add the yolks. Beat until smooth. – Add the melted chocolate.

– Put the egg whites in a seperate medium bowl. Beat until foamy. Slowly sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of sugar in, beating until stiff peaks form.

– Use a plastic spatula and gently fold the egg white mixture into the chocolate mixture. Add the whipped topping.

– If desired, add another layer of cool whip on top of the chocolate.

– Pour into the prepared crust, smoothing into an even layer. Freeze for at least 4 hours.

– Top with another layer of whipped topping if desired.