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Chocolate Mousse Pie with Pretzel Crust


  • Author: Jenna
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups pretzels, crushed
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt flakes
  • Pretzel sticks (whole) for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  1. Spray a standard-sized pie pan with nonstick baking spray. Set aside. In a small bowl, mix together crushed pretzels, melted butter, and sugar until well combined. Press mixture into the prepared pie pan, then place pan in freezer to chill for 10 minutes.
  2. In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and vanilla to the cream, whip until combined, then spoon 2 cups of the whipped cream into a small bowl, set aside.
  3. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt the dark chocolate chips until smooth. Allow to cool slightly, until the melted chocolate is cool to the touch, then slowly add it to the remaining whipping cream, mixing it slowly with the stand mixer until smooth and fluffy. Spoon chocolate mousse mixture into the pretzel pie crust. Top with remaining whipped cream. Refrigerate until mousse sets up. Serve slices of pie drizzled with caramel sauce and a sprinkling of sea salt. Add whole pretzel sticks, too, if desired.

Notes

Recipe adapted from tablespoon.com

Smart Points: too much

Nutrition

  • Calories: 971
  • Sugar: 50
  • Fat: 62
  • Saturated Fat: 36
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10
  • Carbohydrates: 107
  • Fiber: 6
  • Protein: 8