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Chocolate Mousse Pie with Pretzel Crust

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Chocolate Mousse Pie with Pretzel Crust
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 8
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Chocolate Mousse Pie with Pretzel Crust

This decadent no-bake chocolate mousse pie is piled into a crust of crushed pretzels and topped with fresh whipped cream. A drizzle of salted caramel finishes off this simply splendid dessert.

Ingredients

2
cups pretzels, crushed
3/4
cup butter, melted
1/2
cup sugar
3 1/2
cups heavy whipping cream
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
cups dark chocolate chips
1/2
cup caramel sauce
1
tablespoon sea salt flakes
Pretzel sticks (whole) for garnish, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Spray a standard-sized pie pan with nonstick baking spray. Set aside. In a small bowl, mix together crushed pretzels, melted butter, and sugar until well combined. Press mixture into the prepared pie pan, then place pan in freezer to chill for 10 minutes.
  • 2 In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and vanilla to the cream, whip until combined, then spoon 2 cups of the whipped cream into a small bowl, set aside.
  • 3 In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt the dark chocolate chips until smooth. Allow to cool slightly, until the melted chocolate is cool to the touch, then slowly add it to the remaining whipping cream, mixing it slowly with the stand mixer until smooth and fluffy. Spoon chocolate mousse mixture into the pretzel pie crust. Top with remaining whipped cream. Refrigerate until mousse sets up. Serve slices of pie drizzled with caramel sauce and a sprinkling of sea salt. Add whole pretzel sticks, too, if desired.
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This showstopper no-bake dessert is a piece of cake to make!

As prepared by Cheeky Kitchen,

Pretzels and chocolate. Yeah, that works.

When it comes to no-bake desserts, there are no-bake cookies and no-bake bars. I once made no-bake energy bars, and though it’s not recommended, there’s always no-bake sushi cake. But anyway.

The point I’m trying to make is there are a handful of great no-bake treats. But none of them – and I do mean NONE OF THEM (joyful shouting intended) taste as good as THIS AMAZING PIE (joyful shouting double intended).

Salty pretzel pie crust. Creamy dark chocolate mousse. Salted caramel drizzle. Complete and utter dessert splendor.

No matter what your favorite no-bake treat has been until this point in your existence, prepare for this recipe to take the cake. But not the sushi cake. Let’s just say it takes the pie, instead.

Here’s how to make it. Get ready, this goes quick!

 

Chocolate Mousse with Pretzel-Crust Pie

Start by crushing pretzels in a food processor. You’ll need about two cups of crumbs to make a proper crust.

 

Chocolate Mousse with Pretzel-Crust Pie

Mix the pretzel crumbs with melted butter and sugar and place into the bottom of a pie pan.

 

Chocolate Mousse with Pretzel-Crust Pie

Press the crumbs into the pan. Voila! Your pretzel pie crust is ready! Pop it into the freezer for about 10 minutes to make sure it sticks together.

 

Chocolate Mousse with Pretzel-Crust Pie

Next up? Three simple basics: chocolate chips, cream and a smidgen of powdered sugar. Believe it or not, this is all you need to make a rollicking good mousse. 

 

Chocolate Mousse with Pretzel-Crust Pie

Start by whipping the whipped cream until it’s whippy and sweet. Add powdered sugar and vanill. Transfer about two cups of this vanilla mixture into a bowl for later.

 

Chocolate Mousse with Pretzel-Crust Pie

Then slowly add in melted chocolate chips, beating the mixture until it’s fluffy. 

 

Chocolate Mousse with Pretzel-Crust Pie

And that is seriously it! Your mousse is ready to go in the pretzel pie crust. Just spoon it in there, spread it all fancy like…

 

Chocolate Mousse with Pretzel-Crust Pie

And top with the vanilla whipped cream.

 

Chocolate Mousse with Pretzel-Crust Pie

If you’re feeling saucy, or salty, or whatever it is that's awesome, decorate your pie with pretzel sticks and drizzled salted caramel sauce. A bit of flaked sea salt sprinkled up top makes a gorgeous garnish, as well.

 

Chocolate Mousse with Pretzel-Crust Pie

Refrigerate your pie until ready to serve. Then pull its gleaming goodness from the fridge and prepare to slice, dice and fall in love.

 

Chocolate Mousse with Pretzel-Crust Pie

This, sweet humans, is what we call Wonder Pie with Wonder Crust – or, Chocolate Mousse Pie with Pretzel Crust. The best no-bake pie you’ve ever made in 20 minutes flat. Boom.

  

Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's Tablespoon profile to see what she cooks up next!

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