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Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie Recipe with Pudding Mix

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Everyday is pie day in my opinion…especially when the pie is not bake and can be made in minutes!  This Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie is made with chocolate pudding mix.  The mix gives it the best chocolate flavor but it also means that the pie can be made in no time.  Whether you are making this Chocolate Mousse Pie for yourself or a holiday, this recipe is a keeper.

Did you know this pie is one of the top 20 recipes in my The Best Recipes of 2022 post!

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A Delicious Chocolate Pie

Growing up my mom always made the best chocolate pie!  I remember looking forward to it and loving it so much.

When I grew up and realized that the pie came together in minutes and was super delicious…I was totally hooked.

A crisp pie shell is filled with a chocolate packed and creamy filling.  I love adding whipped topping and chocolate curls for some added drama.

3 Reasons to Make this Chocolate Mousse Pie Recipe

  • Easy-this recipe is super easy to make.  A few ingredients is all you need for an awesome pie.
  • Delicious-the chocolate flavor is out of this world.
  • Ready in minutes-you will never find a pie recipe that is quicker than this one.

Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie Recipe with Pudding Mix featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

Ingredients Needed for this Pie Recipe

  • Pie Crust-I have used a frozen pie crust that I baked but there are so many options.  You can use a refrigerated pie crust or even an Oreo pre-made crust from the baking section.
  • 1 Box of Instant Chocolate Pudding-this little box of magic allows the pie to set up quickly.
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder-for an added punch of chocolate flavor.
  • Heavy Cream-to give the filling that creamy texture and body.
  • Whipped Topping-piled on top of the chocolate filling, whipped topping is velvety texture.
  • Chocolate Shavings {optional}-there are so many things you can use for a topping {chocolate candies, sprinkles} but these shavings are extra fun and easy to make.

How to make Chocolate Mousse Pie

  1. Combine the instant pudding mix with the unsweetened cocoa powder in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk the instant pudding mix and cocoa together to remove any lumps.  Add heavy cream and mix using a hand held mixer for 1 minute.
  3. Pour the filling into your prepared pie crust and spread out into an even layer.
  4. Tip with whipped topping and chocolate shavings.  Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes or until ready to serve.

Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie Recipe with Pudding Mix featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

Chocolate Mousse Pie Recipe Variations

There are times when you are looking for a variation to a recipe.  Whether it is because you don’t have everything on hand or just feel like changing it up…here are some ideas for this Chocolate Mousse Pie.

Crust-instead of using a baked frozen crust, use refrigerated pie crust, buy a pre-made Oreo or graham cracker crust from the baking section of the grocery store.

If you want to make the crust from scratch, use this Oreo crust recipe or try this shortbread crust for a fun twist.

Pudding-this recipe calls for chocolate pudding but that doesn’t mean you can’t substitute it for chocolate fudge or even cookies and cream instant pudding.

Toppings-use chocolate candy, chocolate sprinkles, fresh fruit or even cookies instead of chocolate shavings.

Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie Recipe with Pudding Mix featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this chocolate mousse pie in advance?

Yes, you can make this pie a day or so in advance.  I would hold off on adding the whipped topping until a few hours before serving.

How long is this chocolate pie good for?

This Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie is good for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.  If left much longer the pie crust can start to get soggy.

Can I freeze this pie?

Yes, you can freeze this Chocolate Mousse Pie.  Put the entire pie on a baking sheet and freeze for a couple of hours.

After the pie is frozen, place it in a large freezer bag {or wrap well in plastic wrap} and freeze for up to 3 months.

To thaw, refrigerate the pie until ready and then add the whipped topping and chocolate shavings.

Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie Recipe with Pudding Mix featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

Pro Tips for making the best Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie

  • Put your pre-made pie crust in a pie plate so that it looks awesome.  It will also give the no bake pie some added sturdiness.
  • Don’t skip the whisking of dry ingredients.  Any imperfections in the mixture will be hard to get rid off once you add the heavy cream.
  • If you don’t plan to serve the pie for awhile then wait to add the whipped topping and chocolate curls.  This will keep the pie super fresh.

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Easy Chocolate Mousse Pie Recipe with Pudding Mix featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

Chocolate Mousse Pie Recipe

This easy no bake pie is the perfect recipe no matter what your skill level. Made with a pre-made pie crust and instant chocolate pudding, you will not believe how delicious something so simple to make can be.
Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
4.29 from 32 votes
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Ingredients

  • 1 pre-made pie crust
  • 1-3.9 oz. box instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 1-8 oz. tub whipped topping
  • 1 cup chocolate shavings {optional}

Instructions

  • Get your pre-made pie crust ready and set aside.
  • Combine pudding mix and cocoa powder in a large bowl. Whisk the two ingredients together to remove any lumps.
  • Add heavy cream to the pudding mix and mix with a hand held mixer {or by hand} for 1 minute.
  • Pour chocolate filling into prepared pie crust and spread out into an even layer. Top with whipped topping and chocolate shavings.
  • Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
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