Piggy Pie Dessert

filed under: Dessert on August 4, 2018

Another great recipe from Grandma… this delightful dessert is sure to please everyone! Kids especially love to help make this Piggy Pie Dessert! We love this all year round. If you enjoy desserts as much as we do you might enjoy this Blueberry Heaven Dessert or Peanut Butter Oreo Dessert!

Piggy Pie Dessert


Piggy Pie Dessert

I was browsing my Grandma’s old church cookbook and came across this recipe. The name is what drew me to it of course! After reading the ingredients I knew that I had to make it. Chocolate pudding, vanilla pudding, a sweetened cream cheese layer, and the most glorious baked crust that you will ever try. I can see why it was popular so many years ago!

Piggy Pie Dessert Recipe

I added heath chips (buttery toffee bits) and mini chocolate chips on top just for fun. You can leave them off if you prefer. I think shaved chocolate would also be a lovely way to decorate the top!

Once you try this recipe you may want to play around with it too. Different flavor puddings can be substituted. You can also use cherry pie filling in place of the vanilla pudding for a really decadent ooey-gooey dessert!

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How Does this Dessert taste?

So good! The crust is probably the most powerful flavor in this dessert, as the puddings are subtle. The first bite was a bit shocking as I expected there to be more of a chocolate flavor, but what I was really tasting was the lovely pecans. If you want this to be a more powerful chocolate flavor you can use 2 boxes of chocolate instead of the chocolate & vanilla. You can also use more chocolate on top and even drizzle with hot fudge.

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If you want perfect cuts where you can see all the layers, make sure that this dessert is well chilled before serving. If you care a little less about the presentation you can serve it immediately after making. It will be a glorious ooey-gooey mess, but still delicious!

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4.97 from 33 votes
Piggy Pie Dessert
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Setting Time
10 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This classic dessert is a family favorite!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 439 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1/2 cup (113g) butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups (192g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 container (16-ounce) whipped topping
  • 1 package (8-ounce) cream cheese
  • 1 cup (128g) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 box (3.9-ounce) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 box (3.9-ounce) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 cups milk, divided (I used whole milk)
  • 1 cup heath chips, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine butter, flour, and chopped pecans. Using a fork, combine ingredients well, then pat into bottom of a prepared 9x13 pan. (baking spray or parchment to prepare)

  3. Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 15-20 minutes. (Keep an eye on it so the edges don't burn.) Allow to cool.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine chocolate pudding mix with 2 cups milk. Allow to set for at least 5 minutes.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine vanilla pudding mix with 2 cups milk. Allow to set for at least 5 minutes.
  6. Beat softened cream cheese with confectioners sugar until smooth. Fold in 1/2 (8-ounces) of the whipped topping. Spread over cooled crust.
  7. Spread the chocolate pudding over the cream cheese mixture.
  8. Spread the vanilla pudding over the chocolate pudding.
  9. Spread remaining 1/2 container of whipped topping over vanilla pudding.
  10. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips. Sprinkle 1/2 cup-1 cup of heath chips.

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  • Vickie says:

    This is my favorite dessert. I got the recipe from my aunt in the late 70’s/early 80’s. It was then called two-tone dessert. You can change the flavors of the pudding (ie:Lemon). Every flavor is delicious.

  • Olivia says:

    I love this dessert!!!!!
    I bet my mom, my grandma, my dad, my grandpa, and my mom’s brother (my uncle) would love it!!!!!!!!!!

  • Janette Lancaster says:

    Hell Amanda I’m from G.B. , is your chocolate and vanilla pudding mix the same as what we call Angel delight ?I cant wait to make this cake for our ladies coffee hour xxx

  • Joyce D says:

    Been making this for years. We call it “postre chocha” in Spanish.

  • Cathie Hyett says:

    I’ve made this for years, we call it Texas Pudding Cake (or just plain TPC!).
    I use the chocolate pudding and the layer of vanilla pudding AND an additional layer of Lemon instant pudding. Cover top with the whipped topping and shave part of a chocolate bar over the top. It really does make a beautiful dessert.
    I don’t even use a recipe any more, that’s how long I’ve been making this.

  • Suzanne says:

    Hi….I Know this recipe as Sex in a pan. I am a home Baker and it is one of my #1 dessert request. It really is yummy.

  • Denise Sternisha says:

    I have made this dessert so many times. it was called chocolate delight in my cookbook. I have made it with just chocolate pudding and it’s even more decadent. It can also be used for fruit peaches, strawberries, blueberries or what ever fruit you want to use.

  • Kaye says:

    I made this years ago and my family loved it. There was never leftovers

  • Aileen Ryan says:

    I love the look of this yummy dessert but live in Australia and sometimes we use different words. Have worked out most ingredients but was wondering what whipped topping is? Thank you so much for sharing sure my grandchildren will love it

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      It is heavy cream that has been whipped into stiff peaks.

  • Karen Howard says:

    I just had to sign up! But Why is there No Share Buttons on this page? I wanted to Pin it, & share on Twitter, Facebook & Yumly. Desserts This Good Should Be Shared!- just saying….

  • Ellen Anderson says:

    My son loves this dessert. I make a bunch of delicious from scratch food. This is his favorite dessert – yep, boxed pudding mix, cool whip, cream cheese.

    I give it 5 stars just because he loves it so much.

  • Frank Speyerer says:

    What are “heath chips”?

  • Jane F Taylor says:

    Can you leave out the nuts in the crust? Or use a substitute????

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Yes, you could do a standard graham cracker or oreo cookie based crust. 🙂

  • Lanaia says:

    This is my favorite pie when I use butterscotch pudding mix

  • Karen Pitts says:

    My sister in law has been making this dessert for at least 35 plus years for all of our family gatherings. Actually she has to make two because we all enjoy it so much, and they are both completely gone at the end of dinner. My husband wanted me to use coconut pudding for his “family” birthday dinner. It turned out great and everyone enjoyed the flavor. Our family dinners were with any where from 25 to 153 people.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Oh my word!!! That sounds like a fun and BIG gathering! So glad you all have loved and enjoyed that dessert for so long.

  • Traci says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Swiss Miss (already prepared) in the dairy case at the grocery store. Is there any reason I could not substitute that for the boxed instant pudding?

  • Julie says:

    Can you make the pudding from scratch? I want to make this but i don’t like instant pudding that much.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Of course you can! 🙂

  • Ali zarw says:

    I made it,it went smooth till the part that half of cream cheese mixer goes on top of bottom layer, it didn’t cover ,so put the whole thing in and made another for top layer, overall very tasty,thank you

  • Melissa Schooley says:

    We call this Scrumptious Pie or Mississippi Mud. Yummy by whatever name. Also, we have substituted coconut cream pudding for the chocolate since my sister is allergic. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kathy Conner says:

    This recipe was printed on the back of my electric bill 50+ years ago. It was called Republican Pie. I use 1 large and 1 small box of chocolate instant pudding and 4 cups of milk. This makes for a heavier pudding base. Also, toasted coconut sprinkled on top of the final layer of whipped topping is your final layer.

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