Servings: 10 to 12
This impressive and insanely delicious dessert requires only six ingredients, but that can be your little secret. Italian chocolate-filled sandwich cookies make a crust reminiscent of a Kit Kat bar; you can also use chocolate wafer cookies. For the spiky chocolate garnish shown here, see the video How to Make Chocolate Shards.
Make Ahead Tips
You can make the crust and fill it with the mousse up to 2 days ahead. Refrigerate, covered. Whip the cream for the topping and top the pie just before serving.
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I have made this recipe several times, and here is what I have learned: To save yourself washing extra dishes and cutting boards and whatnot, first chop the chocolate in the food processor. This really CHOPS that chocolate and makes the ganache melt much more easily. Dump the chocolate into a bowl. Then, without washing the food processor, grind up your cookies. (Like a LOT of people, I skip the melted butter and just grind up whole Oreos. The grease in those cookies acts as a superb binder.) After that, you can proceed with the recipe as its written, except that I suggest you don't put the ganache in the refrigerator. Just leave it on the counter until it's room temp. This works better for me, and maybe it will, too, for you. Have fun!
When making the whipped topping add 2 tbsp granulated sugar and 2 tbsp powdered sugar. This keeps it whipped beautifully for days! Plus try using other flavorings like maybe mint for this one. You have to add sugar to this or the topping will be bland.
I usually blame myself when reviews are positive and I have a flop. This time is no exception. I don’t know where I messed up, but the mousse was dense and the texture was unpleasant. The topping was bland and the crust fell apart. I am not brave enough to try this again. Bummer.
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