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!

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 with 2 Tbsp sugar in a mixing bowl until stiff peaks form.
  • Spread over pie, garnish with chocolate then cut into slices.

How to Make Whipped Cream

Are you new to making whipped cream? You can check out my tutorial HERE.

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

4.84 from 25 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!

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

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 (preferably in a chilled bowl) 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 with sugar (preferably in a cold mixing bowl) using an electric hand mixer until 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.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Mousse Pie
Calories: 528 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

91 comments

  • Jessica Mulchy: Excellent recipe. Comes out great every time. I make mine in a cheesecake pan with a homemade Oreo crust and refrigerate overnight. Very chocolaty and not too complicated. April 19, 2019 at 7:18pm Reply

  • Leslie: Can you make this pie a day ahead or do you only recommend making it the day of an event? February 28, 2019 at 12:26pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes it should hold up well if made a day in advance. Hope you love it! March 1, 2019 at 10:13am Reply

  • howard marbut: the best mousse pie I or we ever tasted thank all of you for this treat February 17, 2019 at 7:56pm Reply

  • Heather: Can i put the chocolate mixture in the fridge to speed up the cooling process? January 11, 2019 at 5:03pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I don’t recommend refrigerating as it won’t cool as even. January 22, 2019 at 10:05pm Reply

  • Jey: Do you think it will work without the marshmallows? December 31, 2018 at 10:53am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think they help stabilize the filling so I don’t recommend leaving them out. December 31, 2018 at 4:28pm Reply

  • Skye: This is the second year in a row where I’ve made two chocolate mousse pies for Christmas dinner, and oh. My. God. This pie is delicious! It’s was a hit last year and I was requested to make it again. Great recipe, easy to follow, absolutely delicious results~ December 23, 2018 at 2:11pm Reply

  • Candice: I’ve tried making this twice but every time I try it turns into a grainy yucky mess. Any suggestions? Thanks! December 19, 2018 at 4:51pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So sorry that is happening! Are you using good quality real chocolate chips, and letting it cool before proceeding? December 31, 2018 at 4:55pm Reply

      • Camille Mugleston: I have made this pie several times. It is my son’s favorite. I figured out that if I rush the melting step at the beginning by using a higher temp that the mousse is slightly grainy. If you do what she says and cook the ingredients on LOW, stirring constantly, it will turn out so smooth and amazing. Just take the time to do that first step slow. March 13, 2019 at 9:48pm Reply

  • Kathleen: Have you ever doubled the recipe for a 9 inch pie? I made the small one it was outrageously delicious. For the 1/2 cup bittersweet I subbed 1 1/2 oz semi sweet chips with 1 1/2 oz bittersweet chips. It turned out perfect. I would like to make a larger one though and wondering it you can double up the filling? December 19, 2018 at 3:25pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes it would be fine to double the filling, you may even get away with 1.5 times the recipe. Then just cool the chocolate mixture a little longer if needed. December 19, 2018 at 4:48pm Reply

    • Alicia: Hi! This looks delicious. When do we add the milk? Same time as vanilla? December 25, 2018 at 11:59am Reply

      • Jaclyn: Add it in the first step. December 25, 2018 at 1:51pm Reply

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