Mini White Chocolate Mousse Holiday Pies
Last week I mentioned that Ryan was preparing for his pre-lim exam. For the exam, he had to give an oral presentation about his past research to a handful of chemistry professors while they grilled him with questions. They also determine if his purposed future research plans are good enough to allow him to continue on with his program. Well, great news – he passed and I’m so proud of him!! I knew he was going to pass, but it feels extremely great now that the pressure is off, and I wasn’t even the one having to do everything for it!
Although Ryan’s pre-lim is over, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is just beginning for us, do things ever slow down?! We have Ryan’s birthday and a christmas party this week, caroling week next, gifts to wrap and then we’re making the long drive back home to be with our families for Christmas.
Between everything that is going on, who has time to be in the kitchen making 40 candy cane oreo balls? Oh yeah, that was me :) While I adore those candy cane oreo balls and I really hope you get a chance to make them, a more practical and time friendly holiday recipe are these no bake mini white chocolate mousse pies!
This recipe will take 45 minutes to make, and you know what? 30 of those minutes are spent waiting for the white chocolate mousse to set in the fridge, which means you could take a nap, prep another recipe, or watch half an episode of Dance Moms :)
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Mini White Chocolate Mousse Holiday Pies
- 6-8 pre-made mini graham cracker pie shells
- 1 tbsp milk
- 2 oz white chocolate baking bar
- 1 box White Chocolate Pudding mix, 3.56 oz
- 1 ¾ cups milk
- 1 container cool whip, thawed
- ⅓ cup Nestle Toll House Limited Edition Holiday Morsels, red and green chips only, chopped
- 1 candy cane, chopped
- In a small saucepan, heat the milk and white chocolate baking bar over low heat. Stir constantly until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Let this mixture cool while you mix the pudding.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the box of pudding and 1 & 3/4 cup milk with an electric mixture.
- Add in the melted white chocolate mixture and stir to combine.
- Fold in the cool whip.
- All the mixture to set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Once set, scoop the white chocolate mousse mixture into the pre-made pie shells. Top with chopped holiday morsels and candy cane pieces.
- Serve immediately.
Those Holiday Morsels are SO cute!! I am totally in love with these pies! Pinned!
Why can’t red and green be cool all year long?! Thanks for pinning Taylor!
Oh my gosh, white chocolate pudding is favorite! And look how cute and festive they are! I want to eat them all day long!
:) :) If only in our dreams we could..
These white chocolate mousse holiday pies look so so cute, my dear! All your holiday treats are awesome!!! Pinned!
Thanks for pinning, I appreciate it!
I love a recipe that requires you to nap in the between time. Love it. I’m a huge white chocolate fan when it comes to desserts like this. They just look so pretty plus they taste amazing.
HAHA! I am so glad you liked that part.. at least someone is reading my posts :)
YAY for chocolate mousse! These are super gorgeous Beth!
You are so sweet, thanks Jessica!
Such a fun and festive idea! Congrats to Ryan for passing, so much pressure… These tarts would be perfect for a party.
I will pass the congratulations on, thank you Laura!
Congrats to Ryan, that is such great news! I love these little pies – they are so adorable and festive!
Thank you Cate, we’re all super excited for him!
Beth, these holiday pies are super cute! And congrats to your husband, Ryan for passing his pre-lim exam….that’s awesome! :) Oh and I’m all about recipes that allow me to take a nap as they chill in the fridge! LOL :)
Haha, sounds like that’s a popular selling point :)
What a scrumptious holiday dessert! The white chocolate pudding, the Nestles morsels make these mini pies so irresistible!
I know! I wouldn’t tell you how many I ate!
No it never slows down! Congratulations to Ryan too. Perfect recipe for the holidays!
Haha, thanks for affirming me :)
These look like the perfect easy holiday dessert! Those red and green chips are so festive!
They really are easy!! And those chips, I know!!
Congrats to Ryan for passing! That is so great! I am loving these pies and I love those holiday morsels you can find! #HolidayMadeSimple #entry
Thank you! I think I need to convince Nestle to make 4th of july morsels :)
Beth, these are adorable! I love how you made mini pies out of them. I seriously need to get some of these Nestle Toll House Limited Edition Holiday Morsels, they’re so festive! #HolidayMadeSimple #entry
Beth I have a question. They make the mini shells in packs of 6 I haven’t found any that contain 8. Unless you want to help me out and tell me that brand you got .
Hi Peter, yep they do come in packs of 6, you’d have to buy 2 packs in order to get 8. You can use the other 4 in another recipe :)
I love an easy dessert. These would be perfect for a dinner party! #client
I definitely agree, easy and you can double it to feed a crowd!
Congrats to Ryan! With these treats, you have a lovely way to celebrate.
Thank you Carolyn!
Hey, these look amazing. Just curious if you really require to serve them immediately ? If I made them christmas morning and were to serve them christmas evening would they still be ok?
Hi Jessica! I would not put the chocolate chips on until you serve them! Go ahead and make up the filling, you could store that separately and add the filling to the crusts before serving, then add the chocolate chips!