No Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie

Rich, creamy No Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie is the best way to end the summer.  Deep, decadent chocolate mousse is nestled in a chocolate coated chocolate cookie crust and topped with a light, fluffy whipped cream cloud. So simple to make it’s silly!

Rich, creamy, chocolate No Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie is the perfect summer dessert from TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

I started working on some fall recipes for all of you….but posting them is tough when the weather is scorching. I’m still in summer mode and can’t really get my heart into “pumpkin spice all the things” and crispy, crunchy leaves quite yet.  I’m trying, I’m ready for stew and roast chicken and spiked coffee drinks but it’s steaming hot, my hair is six feet wide and everything is sticky with humidity even in the air conditioned refuge of my house. In just three short weeks, the school bus will be pulling up to the curb to pick up the kids and start a new school year. And I’ll still want to post popsicles and summer salads because this summer has been the best ever.

Rich, creamy, chocolate No Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie is the perfect summer dessert from TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

But it will end…I know and then we’ll start the best fall ever.  Are you in?  But in the meantime, let’s talk pie for a moment.  Let’s talk No Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie…plain and simple.  Like back in the good ole days when I was getting on the school bus to start a new year. I grew up in a food loving family and Chocolate Mousse Pie was a big favorite in our house.  I don’t think anyone in the family made it….I THINK it came from a Pellman’s box but I could totally be mistaken.  What I do know for sure is it was my most favorite of the pies in the whole pie world.

Rich, creamy, chocolate No Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie is the perfect summer dessert from TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Rich, creamy chocolate mousse in a cookie crumb crust topped with a fluffy cloud of lightly sweetened whipped cream.  It’s simple to make and you’ll want to stick your face right in it….like a crazy pie eating contestant. It’s going to be hard not to eat all the chocolate mousse before you fill the crust….but, thankfully, there’s a lot of mousse so you can spare a spoonful or 10. I used the same chocolate mousse from this Death by Chocolate Layer Cake because…well, it’s the best ever. And I lined the crust with melted chocolate to eliminate a soggy crust….and because it’s more chocolate…and because I’m a genius sometimes. The chocolate mousse is made with egg whites to get the fluffy, light texture that makes it so wonderful.

Rich, creamy, chocolate No Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie is the perfect summer dessert from TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

You’ll need to wait a bit before you can actually dig into your No Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie but it’s totally worth the wait, I promise.  Like this chocolate pudding….wasn’t that worth the wait, too?  Because I know you tried it already….right?

No Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no bake
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
chill time: 4 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 735 kcal
Author: Kellie

Light, fluffy No Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie is the dessert for summer! So addicting you can enjoy this one all year long, too.

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Ingredients

  • For the crust:
  • 9 ounces chocolate wafer cookies crushed into fine crumbs
  • 5 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate melted
  • For the chocolate mousse:
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate broken into 1/2-ounce pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • For the whipped topping:
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • chocolate shavings for garnish

Instructions

  1. For the crust:
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the cookie crumbs and butter until moistened. Press the mixture evenly into a 9 inch deep dish pie plate being sure to coat the bottom and the sides. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Spread the melted chocolate evenly over the bottom of the crust and refrigerate until firm, approximately 5-10 minutes.
  4. For the chocolate mousse filling:
  5. Heat 1-inch of water in the bottom half of a double boiler over medium heat. Place 6-ounces of semisweet chocolate in the top half of the double boiler. Tightly cover the top with film wrap.
  6. Allow the chocolate to melt slowly, about 9 to 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from the heat and stir until smooth keep at room temperature until needed.
  8. Place 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream in the well-chilled bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a well-chilled balloon whip.
  9. Whisk on high speed until peaks form, about 1 minute. Set aside for a few minutes until needed.
  10. Whisk 3 egg whites in a large stainless-steel bowl, until soft peaks form, about 3 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons sugar and continue to whisk until stiff peaks form, about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes.
  11. Add a 1/4 of the whipped cream to the chocolate and whisk quickly, vigorously, and thoroughly, then add to the egg whites. Now add the remaining whipped cream.
  12. Fold all together gently but thoroughly.
  13. Pour the chocolate mousse filling into the pie crust and spread evenly. Return the pie to the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour or overnight.
  14. For the whipped topping:
  15. In a medium bowl, beat the confectioners' sugar and cream together with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  16. Spread the whipped cream over the top of the pie.
  17. Garnish with chocolate shavings, if desired.
  18. Chill for 30 minutes or overnight.
  19. Slice with a sharp knife warmed in hot water to make slicing easier.
Nutrition Facts
No Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 735 Calories from Fat 495
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 55g 85%
Saturated Fat 32g 160%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 333mg 14%
Potassium 382mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 31g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 26.7%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 8.7%
Iron 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

20 comments on “No Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie”

  1. This pie looks amazing, Kellie! So creamy and chocolate-y! I just want to grab a fork and dive in!

  2. Wow! That pie looks so decadent. That texture! Drooling.

  3. This looks amazing 🙂 But have been so nervous to use egg whites/yolks in a recipe that are not heated through the process. Would this be okay to consume.

    • This is definitely safe to consume…I use a pasteurized egg from Safest Choice. You can read more about them in the link I shared above, it’s all I used when making recipes that contain raw or undercooked eggs.

  4. I think that I would be a little bit nervous using uncooked egg whites unless they came from my own chickens. I think I would choose to use powdered egg whites for this one. Great recipe! I will make this!

    • Hi Clay! I used pasteurized eggs from Safest Choice so they are safe to consume when raw or undercooked. The powdered egg whites don’t really work as well as I like so I always buy Safest Choice for recipes like this one. There’s a link above to their website so you can read up on their process. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  5. So much to love about this beautiful pie! Especially the chocolate mousse!

  6. What a delightful looking dessert. Great pictures.

  7. I’d like to dig into a slice of this right now. Looks perfectly creamy and chocolate-y.

  8. I made this for my lunch party and it was amazing. It really was.

  9. Hi there, this piece looks absolutely amazing!
    Sorry for the silly question, but when you say chocolate wafer, do you mean the layered wafers with the filling in between the layers?
    Thanks so much 🙂

  10. This was AMAZING. It was good the day of, and also good a few days later. The crust stayed crisp in the refrigerator and it was SO enjoyed by all my family. Thank you for a great chocolate cream pie!

  11. Made it this weekend and it was delish! I added a little cayenne pepper to the chocolate 🙂 I also only made thge mousse part and served it in glass dessert cups. Would definitely make it again. (Bought the pasteurized egg whites from Aldi)

  12. This is one gorgeous pie Kellie! Who could resist a big slice of this chocolate creation … not me!

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