12sheets(about 6 ½ ounces) graham crackers, finely crushed
2 ½cupsheavy whipping cream
7.8ounces(2 packages) instant chocolate pudding
½cupsalted caramel sauce
Grated chocolate from a chocolate bar
Place the bowl and whisk attachment of a stand mixer into the freezer to chill.
Make the crust:
Preheat the oven to 375° F.
Place the graham cracker crumbs into a medium bowl. Pour in the melted butter. Stir until all the crumbs are moistened. You can also complete this step in a food processor if you'd like.
Press the butter-crumb mixture into an even layer over the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate.
Bake the shell for 15 minutes until it is a deep golden brown. Remove and let the crust cool completely.
Make the whipped cream:
Assemble the chilled bowl and whisk on the stand mixer and pour the whipping cream into the bowl. Whisk the cream on high. Slowly add in the confectioner's sugar as the mixer is running. Whisk the cream for about 3-5 minutes until it holds stiff peaks.
Make the filling:
In a large bowl, combine the milk and ONE of the pudding mixes. Whisk them together.
Stir in 3 cups of the whipped cream.
Sprinkle the second box of pudding mix over the mixture and stir it in. Stir until the mixture is smooth - it will be thick.
Fill the pie:
Spoon the chocolate pudding mixture into the crust. Use the back of a spoon to smooth the top.
Drizzle the salted caramel evenly over the top of the chocolate filling.
Spread the rest of the whipped cream over the caramel, smoothing it edge to edge. Sprinkle the grated chocolate over the top.
Cover and refrigerate the pie for at least 15 minutes, or even for a few hours to overnight.
Slice and serve the pie immediately.
If you have never made your own graham cracker shell, you really just should. It's not difficult at all, adds very little time and it tastes out of this world.
Make sure you buy "instant pudding". It's easy to mix up the "instant" and "cook and serve" varieties! The cook and serve pudding will work of course, but it will add some time to the preparation of this pie.