Tin Roof Chocolate Pie

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 45 min
Cook Time:
Cooling Time: 3 hrs 15 min
Yields: 10 to 12 servings


This amazing Tin Roof Chocolate Pie recipe was the Grand Prize winning recipe in the Better Homes and Garden's & Nestlé Toll House "Share the Very Best Recipe" contest. It was created by Carol Piermarini of Holland, MA. This delicious pie features chocolate, caramel and marshmallow layers, and each serving is topped with caramel and whipped cream. A great and scrumptious treat for your family and friends.


  • 1 prebaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 20 vanilla caramels
  • 1 1/3 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups lightly salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 15 large marshmallows
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Topping (recipe below)


1/3 cup morsels and butter in small saucepan over low heat stirring frequently, until morsels are melted. Spread melted chocolate on bottom and up sides of prebaked pie shell. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until set.

caramels and 1/3 cup whipping cream in small saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in nuts. Spoon over chocolate layer; cover. Refrigerate.

1 1/3 cups morsels, milk and marshmallows in medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate and marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract. Cool completely.

BEAT remaining whipping cream until soft peaks form; fold into cooled marshmallow mixture. Carefully spoon over caramel layer (pie will be full). Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.

3 caramels, 2 tablespoons whipping cream and 1 tablespoon butter in small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth; cool slightly. Top each serving with topping, whipped cream and remaining morsels.


by m. melanie , INDIANAPOLIS, IN on Nov. 2008

This is soooo good

A must bring to friends/family gatherings

by r. reta , enterprise, OR on Jun. 2007

This recipe was simple to make and best of all the taste was devine. My friends all raved about how delicious it was when I brought it to my sister's bridal shower, now it a family favorite and a much requested bring to all gathers. I substituted the first layer of chocolate with melted "milk chocolate" chips. I melted them on the crust in the micro for 30 seconds, spread to create layer, then cooled and brushed with 1/2 the amount of melted butter


by C. Caryn , on Nov. 2006

I thought this recipe turned out well. I couldn't get the chocolate layer to spread without breaking my crust, so i substituted an easy-spreading chocolate ganache. I also left out the nuts. It turned out great. Just be sure to refrigerate it for the full amount of time--I made it at the last minute and everything sort of melted together, though it still tasted good. I'd make it again.

Tin Roof Choc. Pie

by D. Debra , SULLIVAN, MO on Jul. 2006

Great to take to a dinner or for your company!

Tin Roof Chocolate Pie

by J. JIM , ORLANDO, FL on Feb. 2006

I love this recipe, take your time & follow directions & no problem. Well only if you eat the whole pie. This is delicious enough to do just that.

This is delicious

by J. Jacque , DALTON, GA on Jan. 2006

I just came across this recipe. I thought it would be pretty hard, but it isn't and the taste is out of this world. We love it!!

********* 9 STARS!

by M. Ms. , FARMINGDALE, NY on Sep. 2005

HELLO! I think I am in LOVE! WOW! Chocolate, caramel and marshmellow seemed like a nice combination so I tried this recipe. It BLEW US AWAY! Needless to say, we are having company over this weekend for dinner and I am making this wonderful pie again. Maybe even again BEFORE that!!! I would rate this 9 STARS and not just 5 stars - it was that spectacular.


by K. Kathy , HOUSTON, TX on Jul. 2005

This is a very good pie. Rich but good. Make sure you have a small piece. This was and easy pie to make and one that i will make again. I made this for family and friends and they all requested this be put on the favorite list.


by D. Danelle , RENO, NV on Jul. 2005

I made this for a Birthday Bash and it was awesome! But make sure that you have enough time for all the steps of cooling and preparing. It is well worth it.

Instant hit

by S. Shecurtia , LOUISVILLE, KY on Jul. 2005

My family loves this pie. I make it for my brother and sister and we nicknamed it the "fat pie" cause it's so thick and rich. Luv it!!!