This chocolate mousse is structured mainly by whipped cream, which is folded into a rich semi-sweet chocolate ganache.
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This is a simple recipe with no baking required; simply whip up some heavy cream and fold it into a chocolate ganache, then layer over a homemade Oreo crust, and shove in the fridge overnight.
Voila! An amazing, rich chocolate mousse pie. For easier access, be sure to use a spring-form pan, that way the sides can be removed, just like you would with a cheesecake.
For best results, use a Springform Pan
Step 1: Ingredients
20 Oreos (plus more for decoration)
4 tablespoons butter, melted
¼ tsp. Salt
1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
2 tsp. Vanilla, divided
⅓ tsp. Salt
3 ¾ cups heavy cream, divided
Step 2: The Crust
Grease a 9-inch springform pan.
Crush oreos until they resemble wet sand. Combine crushed oreos with melted butter and ¼ tsp. salt in a small bowl. Firmly press onto the bottom of a springform pan, using a flat object.
Step 3: The Ganache
Combine chocolate, 1 tsp. of vanilla, and ¼ tsp. salt in a small bowl.
In a small saucepan, bring ¾ cup of heavy cream to a simmer.
Pour hot cream over the chocolate in the small bowl, and allow to sit for a few seconds to melt the chocolate, then mixing everything together.
Place chocolate mixture in the fridge for around 30 minutes to cool.
Step 4: Whipped Cream
Whip 1 ½ cups of heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
Step 5: Stir It Up
Take chocolate mixture out of fridge, whisking a bit to loosen it up. Fold in the whipped cream until completely incorporated.
Scrape the chocolate cream mixture onto the oreo-crusted pan, spreading it uniformly. Place pan in fridge and chill overnight.
Step 6: Remove and Decorate
After chilling, loosen the chocolate mousse from the sides of the pan, and remove the sides. Using a spatula, carefully remove the whole pie from the bottom of the pan, and place on a serving platter.
Decorate with remaining heavy cream and Oreos.
Step 7: Enjoy!
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