Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie

11.14.2017

Chocolate Mousse Pie is out of this world decadently delicious and it’s sure to wow the crowd this Thanksgiving! And finally for once the saying is true it’s this “as easy as pie.”

Chocolate Mousse Pie

A Heavenly Chocolate 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.

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.

Chocolate Mousse Pie

Ingredients Needed for This Recipe

  • Salted butter
  • Semi-sweet and bittersweet chocolate chips
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Milk
  • Vanilla
  • Heavy cream
  • Pre-made Oreo pie crust
  • Granulated sugar
  • Chocolate (for garnish, optional)

Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie

How to Make Chocolate Mousse Pie

  • Add butter, milk, semi-sweet chocolate chips, bittersweet chocolate chips and marshmallows to a large saucepan.
  • Heat over low heat, stirring constantly until chocolate and marshmallows have melted.
  • Remove from heat, stir in vanilla pour into a large mixing bowl and let cool to room temperature.
  • Whip 1 3/4 cups heavy cream until very stiff peaks form. Fold into cool chocolate mixture.
  • Pour chocolate mixture into Oreo crust and spread into an even layer. Chill 3 hours.
  • For the topping, whip remaining 1 cup cream until soft peaks form. Add in sugar and whip until very stiff peaks form.
  • Spread over pie, garnish with chocolate then cut into slices.

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.

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

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

4.82 from 22 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!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Mousse Pie
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 528 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp (28g) salted butter, diced into 4 pieces
  • 1 cup (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips*
  • 1/2 cup (3 oz) bittersweet chocolate chips (or another 1/2 cup semi-sweet if you don't want it quite as rich)
  • 2 cups (104g) mini marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) milk (whole or 2%)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups (415ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (6 oz) store-bought Oreo pie crust

Topping

  • 1 cup (235ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp (25g) 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

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 528 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 154mg 6%
Potassium 240mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 23g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 21%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 9%
Iron 9.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

75 comments

  • Susan: This was a big success for my friend’s birthday. He loved it and so did everyone else. I used dark chocolate and semi sweet morsels. It did not need the whipped cream topping though. Perfect! December 2, 2018 at 9:07am Reply

  • Keith Zornes: Made the pie for a formal dinner desert. Wonderful. Went together without any problems. The best desert I have ever made. Thanks for sharing you recipe. November 23, 2018 at 1:16pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: That’s so great to hear this pie is the best dessert you’ve made Keith! Thanks so much for letting me know you enjoyed it! November 23, 2018 at 1:21pm Reply

  • Ellen Miller: My family decided this pie earns a spot next to my pumpkin pie every year for Thanksgiving! High praise for a dessert. It was easy & quick and looks beautiful when sliced. Thanks for posting this keeper recipe! November 22, 2018 at 5:52pm Reply

  • Kori: What do you mean by whip the heavy cream? November 22, 2018 at 1:53pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Use an electric hand mixer and and beat the cream in a bowl it until it forms stiff peaks. November 22, 2018 at 1:55pm Reply

  • Dianne: Great save for Thanksgiving November 21, 2018 at 11:40am Reply

  • Charity: This is my go-to pie! It is incredible and turns out every time. So rich and creamy and looks beautiful! November 19, 2018 at 7:47am Reply

  • Candice: Can you make this pie the day before you plan on serving it? Thanks. November 18, 2018 at 7:54am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes it can be made a day in advance. November 18, 2018 at 9:40am Reply

      • Candice: How so? Can I add the whipped topping to it the day before or do that before serving? Thanks. November 18, 2018 at 12:50pm Reply

        • Jaclyn: As long as whipped cream holds up well where you live. I live in a dry climate so it holds up well for days for me. November 18, 2018 at 1:03pm Reply

  • Jamie: Love, love, love this pie! It’s so easy and delicious. My kids love to help make it, and it’s definitely a crowd pleaser! November 14, 2018 at 1:08am Reply

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