Is there anything worse than a dessert that calls for 15 different (usually unheard of) ingredients? You end up spending a ton of money on things you only need a teaspoon of and then are left with a packed pantry.
Lucky for you, this no-bake chocolate mousse pie only uses 6 ingredients and is as delicious as any dessert you might get from a restaurant.
So if you're looking for a dessert that is guaranteed to please, but also filled with ease, we've got you covered!
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted; more for the pan
- 8 oz. Italian chocolate wafer sandwich cookies, such as Quadratini, or other chocolate wafers, such as Famous
- 9 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped (about 1-1/2 cups); more for garnish
- 1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Pinch kosher salt
- 3-3/4 cups heavy cream
Butter a 9-inch spring form pan.
Grind up the cookies in a food processor until they have the consistency of wet sand.
Transfer the cookie crumbs into a small bowl and add the melted butter.
Spread the crumbs into the bottom of the pan, and use plastic wrap to press evenly and firmly into the bottom.
Refrigerate the crust until firm.
Combine the chocolate, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, and the salt in a bowl.
In a small saucepan, bring the 3/4 cup of the cream to a slight simmer. Pour the cream over the chocolate, let it sit for 1 minute, then whisk until smooth.
Cover the chocolate with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
Beat the remaining 3 cups of the cream in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for about 2 minutes, or until stiff peaks are formed.
Add the whipped cream to the chocolate mixture. Use a silicone spatula to fold the two mixtures together until combined.
Scrape the mousse into the pan, gently spreading it to the edges. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours.
Add whipped cream and chocolate shavings to make this extra special!