Mock Chocolate Mousse Pretzel Crust Pie

Sunday, May 16, 2021
A truly decadent no-bake chocolate mock mousse pie is a creamy slice of chocolate delight.

Our pie is made with mascarpone cheese, instant pudding with the addition of special dark unsweetened chocolate cocoa powder all poured into a pretzel crust so easy and made in minutes.

I was seriously hunting for a great recipe for something quick and couldn't find a thing that I had ingredients for, so as recipes are born, this became a hit in our home as I whipped up what I had in the pantry.

I seriously thought it was going to be too sweet using hot fudge and sweetened condensed milk but the whipped topping or cream really makes it just the right sweetness.

This creamy thick yummy chocolate mousse has all the characteristics of the French chocolate mousse version and tastes like you've made it from scratch.

I am not sure what I love more the filling or the buttery baked sweet and salty pretzel crust because this combination is off the charts addicting in texture and taste.

This is one of those pies everyone thinks it's gourmet because it's so rich and decadent but oh so easy peasy.

We also love easy recipes using just a cake mix you may also like to try our Carrot Cake that's tastes like scratch cake or our Blueberry Cake Mix Cake.

I guarantee you will lick the bowl and whisk for anything remaining after you've combined these delicious ingredients.

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Almost A No-Bake Mock Chocolate Mousse Pie

With the exception of the crust having to bake for 8 minutes, this is a no-bake pie and super simple.

If you would like to make this all no-bake by all means use a premade graham cracker crust, no problem!

Even if you don't have a food processor to crush the pretzels, just use the back of a rolling pin and put them in a plastic bag to crush them.

You can also use unsweetened regular dutch cocoa powder if you don't have the special dark, I like the richer flavor and ordered it online.

The addition of mascarpone makes this super creamy and nicely thickens the pudding, if you prefer cream cheese that's another great substitution.

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Ingredients You Will Need(for complete instructions scroll to the recipe card below)

  • instant vanilla pudding or chocolate
  • mascarpone cheese
  • milk
  • unsweetened special dark cocoa powder or dutch cocoa
  • butter
  • any kind of salted pretzels ( I used sourdough)
  • sugar
  • Optional
  • whipped cream, chocolate shavings, hot fudge sauce, nuts, sprinkles

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We all grew up on the 3 Ingredient Peach Dump Cake and it's always been my absolute favorite.

Then I fell in love with pokes cake and one of our other favorites is Coconut Cream Poke Cake.

Then there is our old-fashioned Sour Cream Coffee Cake along with this oldie but goodie Hot Milk Cake to try, we have many vintage favorite cakes!

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Chocolate Mousse Pie

This chocolate mousse pie is a fine replica of the long process of the real deal and quite satisfying when you have that craving.

The combination of this simple sweet and salty pretzel crust just takes any edge off the sweetness and a perfect summer dessert.

If you want even a creamier pie add a dollop of freshly whipped heavy cream on top (or get a can of real whipped cream) drizzle some hot fudge or caramel ice cream topping on it and indulge in a creamy wonderful delightful dessert.

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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Mock Chocolate Mousse Pretzel Crust Pie

Mock Chocolate Mousse Pretzel Crust Pie

This is a no-bake mock chocolate mousse pretzel crust pie. Creamy, smooth, and super easy to make!
Prep time: 10 MinInactive time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 10 M


  • 2 cups small salted pretzels 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted ( or use a premade graham cracker crust)
  • 1 package of instant chocolate fudge or vanilla pudding
  • 1 tablespoon special dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • Garnish: whipped cream, chocolate shavings, or sprinkles


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the pretzels in a food processor or crush in a plastic bag with a rolling pin until coarse crumbs.
  3. Mix with butter and sugar.
  4. Press into a 9-inch pie plate.
  5. Bake 8 minutes.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. In a medium-sized bowl beat the pudding with 1 1/2 cups milk, when it thickens add the mascarpone until evenly blended.
  8. Pour into the baked crust.
  9. Chill,
  10. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
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  1. This looks decadent and so tempting with mascarpone cheese. The pretzel crust is something I always want to try!

  2. This looks absolutely delicious and scrumptious! My family is going to be all over this especially my hubby! I can’t wait to make this today!

  3. This pie looks so decadent and delicious! Love the sweet and salty crunchy flavours together!

  4. Love the combination of salty and sweet. Such a simple recipe too!

  5. I am in love with your pie. Made it today as a Sunday baking project. My family enjoyed it! :)

  6. Such a fun and flavorful pie! I love that it is no-bake and it sounds amazing with the addition of the mascarpone cheese.

  7. We are featuring your Mock Chocolate Mousse Pretzel Crust Pie on Full Plate Thursday, 538 this week and we just pinned it to our features board! This pie looks delicious and I can't wait to try it! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen


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