Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie

11.14.2017

Chocolate lovers have I got the pie for you! This Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie is out of this world decadently delicious and it’s sure to wow the crowd this Thanksgiving! And yes, as the title claims this is such an EASY pie!

Chocolate Mousse Pie

The filling is just made up of a few basic ingredients – chocolate chips, marshmallows, butter, milk, cream, vanilla. You know all the good things in life.

You don’t need to chop chocolate, you don’t need to gently heat or whip any eggs as in many mousse recipes, and you don’t eve need to make a pie crust!

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I decided if we are going the Oreo crust route what’s the point in homemade right?

Chocolate Mousse Pie

So you see, this is definitely the pie you want to try this year right. Along with my Pumpkin Pie and Crumb-Topped Apple Slab Pie of course :). People need options, and three slices of pie on Thanksgiving.

Chocolate Mousse Pie

If you’ve got people that love chocolate in your family they will go crazy over this pie. I know because I’m obsessed with chocolate and I was swooning over every single bite!

It’s fluffy. It’s rich. It’s oh so chocolatey. It’s sweet. It’s creamy. To sum it up it’s basically pie perfection.

Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie

And no one will ever need to know that it was the easiest pie out of all of the options available.

Can’t beat that – irresistibly delicious pie that is oh so easy to make. And it’s pretty too with the tonal variation in all the layers and those dainty little curls.

Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie

I mean it even makes a cheap aluminum disposable pie dish look special :).

Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie

Try it this Thanksgiving and do let me know how you like it! I hope all of you have such a fun holiday!

Chocolate Mousse Pie

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Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie

4.75 from 16 votes

This pie is purely irresistable! It's so chocolatey, so fluffy, so rich, so creamy. It's absolutely perfect and unbelievably easy to make!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp salted butter, diced into 4 pieces
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips*
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (or another 1/2 cup semi-sweet if you don't want it quite as rich)
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup milk (whole or 2%)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (6 oz) store-bought Oreo pie crust

Topping

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • Chocolate shavings, for garnish**

Instructions

  1. Add butter, milk, semi-sweet chocolate chips, bittersweet chocolate chips and marshmallows to a large saucepan. 

  2. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly until chocolate and marshmallows have melted (it will take a while for the marshmallows to melt, keep stirring).

  3. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla pour into a large mixing bowl and let cool, about 45 - 60 minutes (it should be about room temperature). 

  4. Whip 1 3/4 cups heavy cream until very stiff peaks form. Fold into cool chocolate mixture. 

  5. Pour chocolate mixture into Oreo crust and spread into an even layer (if you don't want it as tall as mine is you can just reserve some of the mousse chilled in cups for later).

  6. Chill in refrigerator 3 hours. 

  7. For the topping, whip remaining 1 cup cream until soft peaks form. Add in sugar and whip until very stiff peaks form. 

  8. Spread over pie, garnish with chocolate then cut into slices. Store pie in refrigerator. 
  9. *I've also made this successfully with 1 cup milk chocolate chips and 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips for more of a milk chocolate flavor vs. the regular dark chocolate flavor it has.

  10. **To make chocolate shavings just run a vegetable peeler down the sides of a bar of chocolate.

  11. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

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62 comments

  • Chica1982: Hello
    Just made, and when it came to mixing the choc mixture and whipped cream it went liquidy! I have used it anyway as no time to make another. I had left the chocolate to cool for over 2 hours so not sure where we went wrong. Fingers crossed it sets! June 9, 2018 at 3:37pm Reply

  • Jen: Tried this three times! When the chocolate cooled it was too hard and had big chunks. Looked nothing like the picture. This just wasn’t right and definitely not easy. Basically could have bought same thing for the money it cost me in ingredients. Waste of time! Try another recipe March 30, 2018 at 9:27pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It sounds like the chocolate is just being cooled too long. It most definitely shouldn’t be chunky. March 31, 2018 at 10:57am Reply

  • Laura: I made this today for Valentine’s Day and it’s so delicious! I followed your tip of using milk chocolate chips instead of bittersweet, since my fiance doesn’t care for a dark chocolate taste. He loved it, too!

    The pie itself came out mousse-y and perfect-looking, but it did have a slight grainy texture. I was wondering if this is normal or if I did something wrong? February 14, 2018 at 6:15pm Reply

  • Ashley: I made this for my sons 11th because he saw it made on a cooking show and thought it looked delicious. This recipe was on point and easy to make. I even made the Oreo crust myself by using my processor to crush up 26 Oreos, and heating 2tbsps of butter until melted. I mixed them together and cooked it at 350 for 8 minutes. The crust cooled for 30 before filling and came out great. January 31, 2018 at 6:55pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the great review Ashley! Happy Birthday to the little guy! February 5, 2018 at 12:23pm Reply

  • Brooke: Umm the mousse is supposed to be chunky right? Even after I melted the chocolate chip mixture it wasn’t smooth
    Any suggestions on how to save the pie? January 12, 2018 at 9:26pm Reply

  • Joanne: I used this recipe to make a “Terry’s Chocolate Orange” Mousse Pie. Instead of the 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips, I used an entire chocolate orange (the ones you buy at Christmas), and instead of vanilla, 1 tsp of orange extract. The result? Absolutely delicious and it now will be our new Christmas pie for years to come! December 27, 2017 at 10:18am Reply

  • Amanda: Fantastic! December 25, 2017 at 2:40pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the review! December 31, 2017 at 8:48pm Reply

  • Elizabeth: I’m about to make this pie and have a question about the directions… is it 1 3/4 cups whipping cream total or 1 3/4 in the pie and an additional 1 c for the topping? The ingredient list and directions contradict each other… December 25, 2017 at 12:51pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry for the late reply, it is 1 3/4 cups in the pie then 1 cup for the white whipped topping. December 31, 2017 at 8:52pm Reply

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