So hot and humid here in New Hampshire! This week's ingredient for the Cook's Corner Challenge is marshmallows. I'd bought some for S'mores, but no one wants to sit by the fire. I went looking through my marked recipes for something to try and came across this Chocolate Mousse Pie.
The full package of Hershey Bars I'd purchased had somehow dwindled to 3 bars. I broke them into pieces and put them on the kitchen scale. I added enough Nestle Semi Sweet chips to make 7oz. I cut the large marshmallows into pieces so they'd melt quicker. I also used heavy cream instead of whipping cream, and I put my mixing bowl and whisk attachment into the freezer early in the day so that it would whip up quickly.
This came together quickly, set up beautifully and is a light, delicious chocolately dessert. I'd definitely make it again, changing up the kind of candy. Thank you to Lois M for sharing the recipe!
* Exported from MasterCook *
Chocolate Mousse Pie
7oz candy bar- ( I used 3 Hershey bars and enough Nestle chocolate chips to make up the weight)
16 large marshmallows (cut in pieces)
1/2 cup milk
2 cups heavy cream -- whipped
Store bought graham cracker crust
Place the chocolate, cut up marshmallows and milk in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until all of the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. While it cools, whip the heavy cream. Fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture. Pour into the crust. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Taste of Home's Quick Cooking* May/June 1998, p27
* Quick Cooking is now Simple and Delicious- which has recently been revamped and made more customer friendly
Linked to the Weekend Potluck #179 :)