This will be the easiest dessert you ever make. With only 4 ingredients you can have a creamy, chocolatey mousse pie with less than a 15 minute prep time. This is how I have made chocolate mousse since I was a teen.
If you have instant pudding, whipped topping and a pie crust you can make this dessert. Great for the holidays or a weekend treat you and your family can enjoy.
1 pkg. of JELL-O Chocolate Flavor INSTANT Pudding
1 1/2 cups cold milk (1% or 2% is fine)
1 Tub of thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
1 Oreo cookie crumb crust (6 oz.) ***any flavor crust will do!
Beat pudding mix and milk in medium bowl with whisk or hand mixer for 2-3 min
Stir in HALF the whipped topping to create the mousse
Spoon into crust and spread evenly
Add a layer of cool whip whipped topping over the mousse (the half left from the container)
Add shaved chocolate pieces, Oreo cookie crumbs or drizzle chocolate syrup on top (optional)
Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm and dig in!
***If you prefer to buy a container of already made pudding you can do that as well, just add whipped topping to the ready-made pudding to create mousse consistency as directed above.
Here's the history of chocolate mousse and it's country of origin.
"Chocolate mousse, besides being delectable, also has a fascinating history. It was first known as "mayonnaise de chocolat" - and, even more interesting, was invented by world-renowned French post-Impressionist painter Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, in the late 19th century.
Primarily famous as a bohemian artist, Toulouse-Lautrec also was an experienced cook who found time to dabble in creating signature dishes. This one was a singular success. Chocolate mousse has become a classic, traditional but still versatile, which can be served in different ways.
Whether it's piped into delicate pastry shells or hollowed fruits or served in elegant glassware, it's a favorite dessert for countless diners, ranging from those who enjoy simple desserts to unashamed "chocoholics."
Although chocolate mousse is the most popular flavor, mousses can be flavored with other ingredients, including fruit purees or juices, vanilla or flavored syrups."