Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Chocolate Mousse Pie

A while back I bought a bag of Hershey's Special Dark chocolate chips with plans to make cookies or something with them. Instead, I noticed a recipe on the back of the bag for Decadent Truffle Bottom Pie. This pie looks so good! However, I decided to make something different; using ingredients I had on hand. I also didn't want to bake in the middle of summertime- so something had to be done about that.
This pie is definitely for chocolate lovers. It's rich and oh so chocolately- I'm sure because of the use of dark chocolate instead of milk or semi sweet. It makes a great summer dessert because it's served cold and would be great with some vanilla ice cream.
You can play around and use a chocolate graham cracker crust if you are seriously craving your chocolate. Or maybe add some chocolate cookie crumbs crumbled in the middle.
So here we are, my version of a Hershey's recipe.

Chocolate Mousse Pie serves 8-12
adapted from Hershey's

1 premade graham cracker crust
2 c. mini marshmallows
1/2 c. milk (low fat is fine)
2 c. Hershey's dark chocolate chips (1 12oz bag)
3/4 c. heavy whipping cream
sweetened whip cream for topping (optional)
Chocolate cookies for garnish (optional)

Put the marshmallows and milk in a large microwave safe bowl and heat up on medium power for one minute. Stir until smooth. Microwave for an additional 30 seconds at a time on medium power if necessary.
Once smooth, stir in the chocolate chips until they have thoroughly melted and are smooth. Microwave another 15 seconds at a time on medium power until the mixture can be stirred smooth.
Take 1 cup of this delicious chocolately mixture and spread it onto the bottom of the pie crust. Let the remaining mixture cool to room temperature.
In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer (or by hand if you're super tough), whisk the whipping cream until it's stiff. Fold in about a third of the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture until thoroughly incorporated. Then, fold in the rest of the whipped cream and spread this mixture in the pie crust and refrigerate until serving. Top with sweetened whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!

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  1. and you didn't invite me over??? :-)

  2. Wiping away my drool! This is definitely my kind of dessert! I'm a true chocoholic! This looks SOOOO good! Thanks for linking up!

  3. Yum. A delicious recipe for most of us who are chocolate lovers. I'm sharing a banana recipe and more. I hope you'll take the time to stop by and take a look.

  4. Oh my Lord that looks so good!
    Hope you have a great week!

  5. Stacia, this looks divine! Thanks for joining Tuesday Tastes, People's Choice Award polls open at noon. Come vote for your favorite recipe!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

  6. OMGoodness! I must go wipe the drool from my chin....looks delicious! Thanks for linking up to It's Party Time Thursday @ PonyTails&FishScales!

  7. Oh, YUM! This looks so delicious. Thank you for posting yet another wonderful recipe at the Recipe Share Party. I'm keeping this in mind for sometime soon when we have a girl's get together, as I'm pretty sure it will get gobbled up. :)