Get a Year of Learning and Exploration! Save $15 on Any 12 Month Subscription with Code: WINTER15


Mississippi mud pie

Mississippi Mud Pie

Round up the kiddos to make a delicious Mississippi mud pie! The history of this dessert is a bit “muddy,” but we know that recipes for it began showing up in magazines and cookbooks in and around Mississippi in the 1970s. It is called Mississippi mud pie because its rich, chocolaty filling resembles the mud on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Follow the recipe below for 3 layers of pure deliciousness!

Total time: 3 hours

Active time: 40 minutes

Serves: 8-10 people

Layer 1: Crust

Layer 1: Crust

What You Will Need

  • 9 chocolate graham crackers
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. With your hands or a food processor, combine the graham crackers and crumbs until finely ground.
  3. Combine the melted butter and crumbs with your fingers until the crumbs are completely moistened.
  4. Set aside 2 tbsp of the crumb mixture for the topping.
  5. Press the rest of the crumb mixture into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on a counter. Do not turn off the oven.
Layer 2: Filling

Layer 2: Filling

What You Will Need

  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs


  1. Melt the butter and chocolate in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  2. When the butter and chocolate are melted, remove the saucepan from heat. Stir in the flour and salt until smooth.
  3. Stir in the sugar, corn syrup and vanilla.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, stirring the mixture until smooth.
  5. Pour the mixture into the cooled crust.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes until the mixture is set and cracked on top like a brownie.
  7. Remove from the oven and cool for about 2 hours on a counter. The pie should be slightly warm.
Layer 3: Topping

Layer 3: Topping

What You Will Need

  • 1 1/2 cups cold heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: 3 tbsp finely chopped pecans and chocolate sauce for drizzling


  1. Using a mixer, beat the cream, sugar and vanilla until peaks form.
  2. Spread the whipped cream mixture on top of the pie.
  3. Sprinkle with the reserved 2 tbsp chocolate crumb mixture.*


* If using nuts and chocolate sauce, sprinkle the nuts and drizzle the chocolate sauce on top of the crumb mixture.

Craving some more sweet treats? See below!

Warming Winter Recipe

The Most Decadent Pumpkin Pie Recipe!

Traditional Brazilian Brigadeiro Recipe

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.