Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie

November 14, 2017

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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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Chocolate Mousse Pie
4.91 from 53 votes

Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie

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
Prep20 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Ready in: 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 cream
  • 2 Tbsp (25g) granulated sugar
  • Chocolate shavings, for garnish**

Instructions

  • 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 (it will take a while for the marshmallows to melt, keep stirring).
  • 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). 
  • Whip 1 3/4 cups heavy cream (preferably in a chilled bowl) until very stiff peaks form. Fold into cool chocolate mixture. 
  • 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).
  • Chill in refrigerator 3 hours. 
  • 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. 
  • Spread over pie, garnish with chocolate then cut into slices. Store pie in refrigerator. 
  • *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.
  • **To make chocolate shavings just run a vegetable peeler down the sides of a bar of chocolate.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 528 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 154mg7%
Potassium 240mg7%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1050IU21%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.

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208 Comments

  • Johnny

    I made this the other night because I had heavy cream expiring and always wanted to try making mousse. This recipe came out better than I imagined!
    I used 1 cup of Toll House semi sweet morsels and 1/2 cup of Hershy’s Special Dark chips. I melted everything in a double boiler instead of direct heat to limit the chance burning the chocolate. The mousse came out light and fluffy and not overly rich because I didn’t use bitter chocolate at all. This recipe has a LOT of room for adjustment and I’ll be using it as my benchmark for all future variations I make. This is a great recipe!!

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Like you say the mousse may likely separate upon thawing but it might work ok to eat frozen if you have extra left.

  • Jody Inglis

    This pie looks delicious
    It tell you how much whipping cream to use
    But it doesn’t tell you the portion of the milk , marshmallows, butter, chips
    Vanilla

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      If you click the “recipe” button at the top or scroll down the page a little ways there’s a recipe box there with amounts. Enjoy!

  • jill

    Hi, I notice that in the Ingredients portion it says “1 3/4c whipping cream” and then in the Topping section it says just “heavy cream” not heavy WHIPPING cream. Should I get heavy whipping cream or just heavy cream. Thanks in advance!

  • Brianna Smith

    Taste was perfect but the texture was slightly grainy. Any ideas what I did wrong? Maybe overheated the chocolate mixture? Or the brand of marshmallows I used? I tasted as I went and everything tasted good and I didn’t detect any texture until the pie was fully set up which is so weird to me. I really want to make this work it tastes so good!

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Yes it sounds like maybe the chocolate overheated, sorry to hear that! What I would try next time is melting over a double boiler rather than directly in the saucepan for a more mild heating.

      • Brianna Smith

        That’s a good idea. My brother makes a classic mousse and he thinks it’s possible I didn’t actually get the marshmallows hot enough to break the sugars down all the way. I would describe the texture when it set slightly like the outside of a marshmallow lol. I melted everything completely but I used a new gas stove so it melted very quickly (not slow like you described). I’m thinking about trying it with marshmallow cream since it has cream of tartar to prevent that from happening but not sure how it would set up.