Chocolate Peppermint Mousse Pie

Rich, decadent Chocolate Peppermint Mousse Pie. This is the holiday dessert you were waiting to indulge in!

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Chocolate Peppermint Mousse Pie: the delicious, decadent dessert you're craving this holiday!
**photo courtesy of BHG**

You guys are going to LOVE this recipe. Remember a couple weeks ago I shared these Peppermint Cream Bites?

Well, thank you all for voting, because I made it to the final round! I had the opportunity last week to go to the Better Homes and Gardens test kitchens and to create my own, original recipe.

Nope. Not nerve wracking at all. I’m used to having cameras and video recorders on me at all times. Getting my hair and makeup done professionally, no biggie. And working in their kitchen, being interviewed, not stressful at all.

Okay, notice the sarcasm?

Fun at Better Homes and Gardens

In all seriousness, I had a fantastic time. The team at BHG was so sweet and kind, and of course hanging out with some of my favorite bloggers was the highlight of my trip!

So today’s recipe is what I made in their kitchen. The crust is made with hazelnuts, chocolate, butter and sugar, then baked! It’s then topped with a light (yet incredibly rich) homemade chocolate, hazelnut, and peppermint mousse. A little dusting of powdered sugar and crushed candy canes give it a festive touch!

Want the recipe? (please say yes!!) Head on over to BHG!

And while you’re there, please vote one last time. It doesn’t have to be for my pie (although I appreciate any votes I receive)….just vote for your favorite holiday dessert, deal?

(If you don’t want to vote, but just want the recipe, go here!)

Chocolate Peppermint Mousse Pie: the delicious, decadent dessert you're craving this holiday!
**Photo courtesy of BHG**

Chocolate Peppermint Mousse Pie


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½cup hazelnuts, chopped
  • ¼cup granulated sugar
  • ¾cup all-purpose flour
  • 3tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 6tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½cup cold water
  • 1envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1cup chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 8ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ½teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 3cups heavy whipping cream
  • ⅔cup granulated sugar
  • 3tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ¼cup crushed peppermint candy canes


  1. Grease a 9-inch springform pan with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside.
  2. In a food processor, pulse hazelnuts with granulated sugar until finely ground. Add flour, cocoa powder, softened butter, and salt. Continue to pulse until well blended. Press into bottom of pan. (Mixture may be crumbly; use hands to press into pan in an even layer.) Poke with fork.
  3. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 18 to 20 minutes. Cool completely.
  4. In a small saucepan, add cold water to pan. Sprinkle with gelatin and allow to bloom (absorb water) for 2 minutes. Heat saucepan on low and whisk gelatin water for several minutes until completely absorbed and dissolved. Remove from heat.
  5. In mixing bowl, beat chocolate hazelnut spread, cream cheese, and peppermint extract. Add gelatin to cream cheese mixture. Beat on medium high for 2 to 3 minutes, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary. Set aside.
  6. In a cold mixing bowl, beat heavy cream with sugar until soft peaks form. Fold in cream cheese mixture. Pour over cooled crust and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
  7. To remove springform pan, use plastic knife and run along edges. Remove sides of pan.
  8. When ready to serve, sprinkle with powdered sugar and crushed candy canes.

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Chocolate Peppermint Mousse Pie: the delicious, decadent dessert you're craving this holiday!

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on December 15, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. Not at all nerve-wracking 😉 It looks like you hit it out of the park with this fluffy pie. Love! Pinned. Headed over to get the recipe.

  2. Yum! That looks decadent and delicious. I love chocolate and peppermint – so festive. Thanks for sharing!

  3. How could anyone NOT vote for your pie??! It looks so silky and light and beautiful and festive!!!

  4. I followed link and voted for you as well. Looks delish. I do have a question on BHG the step on adding the peppermint extract is missing. When and where is it added, thanks!

    1. haha! Good catch. You add the extract to the chocolate hazelnut and cream cheese mixture. Beat it in with those ingredients 🙂 Thanks for the vote!

  5. Woo hoo! That looked like such a fun couple of days! Of course I will vote for this amazing looking dessert!!!

  6. I not only copied the recipe, I voted for you & I so hope you win!!!!!! this recipe is fantastic & so perfect for the holidays

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