This Chocolate Turtle Mousse Pie, Chocolate Caramel Tart or simply, Turtle Pie recipe includes a chocolate crust, mousse, pecans, toffee bits or caramel!
Today I was in the mood for some chocolaty goodness and this no bake turtle pie recipe always does the trick! If you love chocolate than you will absolutely LOVE this!
Once I noticed that I hadn't posted this recipe yet I ended up making this pie twice just to make sure I had the ingredients measured out just right.
I have spent so much time making this pie by eye I just had to be sure the amounts were correct!
Actually, truth be told, it never hurts to have two pies made! I am positive that no one will complain.
Between the chocolate wafer crust, the rich chocolate center and the pecans and toffee bits all over, this dessert never disappoints! I mean, how could it?
I just can't get enough of this Easy Turtle Mousse Pie and neither will you.
Just the right amount of creaminess and the right amount of crunch! This is chocolate dessert perfection I would say.
Chocolate Caramel Pie Recipe
What I love most about this chocolate lovers dream pie is the blend of caramel and chocolate together. With a little nuts of course, if you're interested. ?
I have to admit sometimes I totally leave the nuts out and I still love this dessert. You need to know that whether you add nuts or not this dessert is still incredible.
I have to mention, just so you know, I also sometimes make this easy caramel sauce and sometimes just add my pecans to that.
Then, when the caramel sauce is cool enough I drizzle and pour the caramel sauce or pecan caramel sauce all over the top of the pie. Let me tell you that is what dreams are made of.
Really. I'm not kidding.
Easy Caramel Sauce
- ½ pound soft caramel candies, all the plastic removed
- ¼ cup heavy or whipping cream
- ½ cup pecans, toasted, optional, more or less to taste
- ⅛ teaspoon salt or a pinch
Finely chop your pecans, if you are using them.
Using your small saucepan, over low to medium low heat, add cream, all of the caramels and the pinch of salt. Constantly whisk until caramel is smooth, around 6 or 7 minutes.
If you desire, add the chopped pecans into the caramel sauce, cover and keep warm off heat.
Drizzle or spread your caramel sauce all over the top of your cooled pie.
Remember the caramel can not be too hot or your mousse in your pie will just melt away. It is a super sad moment too. I have done it. So wait until your caramel is almost too cool to spread or drizzle.
Slice, serve and enjoy every single bite of this chocolate caramel tart
Just an option in case you are interested. I figure you can never have too many
I also want to make sure I share everything I do with you so hopefully you don't mind.
Recipe for Turtle Pie
The best thing about this turtle pie recipe is that you can really do so many things with it. I mean in the way of treats.
Right before you put your mousse in your refrigerator you can literally add anything you want to it.
Everything from every chocolate bar, chopped or mini version, to every chocolate candy you can think of to every kind of nut.
Anything that tastes good with chocolate will work. I will rephrase, even though that statement covers just about everything. Your favorite chocolate treats will work beautifully inside the chocolate mousse.
Think about it. Choose your favorites and away you go.
When we used to let my son choose what would go inside our Chocolate Turtle Mousse Pie he would think about the decision long and hard before he was able to finalize his decision.
Let me tell you. It was too cute. I just wish I took more pictures.
Chocolate Tart with Caramel
I have to tell you that I took this exact recipe and made mini pies or chocolate caramel tarts. Used the same exact recipe and everything worked out great!
I baked the shells or base for a few minutes, about 4.
Made the mousse exactly as written, allowed it to cool and filled each mini pie or tart.
I sprinkled pecans and toffee bits all over half of them and made caramel sauce without pecans that was drizzled on the other half. They all disappeared lightning fast.
When I tried to take a poll to find out which version everyone preferred. Know that I thought this was not going to be a problem but I couldn't get everyone to agree.
Both versions were enjoyed. I was asked to make them again and they would see if they could figure it out next time with a laugh.
We all knew that I would likely bring something different next time and that is correct.
I guess at this point you will just have to try both versions of this chocolate caramel tart for yourself and let me know what you think of each. Hopefully we can figure out a favorite way to prepare this wonderful, no bake turtle pie!
Turtle Pie Recipe
My favorite no bake turtle pie recipe ever. If you enjoy chocolate as much as I do this will become your go to recipe to solve every chocolate craving you get.
Make it plain, add nuts, toffee bits or caramel. Desserts just don't get better than this.
You can also easily stock all of these ingredients in your pantry. Just so you are ready to go whenever the mood strikes you or you just need ti make it.
Perfect for summer when you don't want to turn your oven on. Actually perfect for any time of year.
This amazing chocolate turtle mousse pie will never disappoint!
Ingredients for Chocolate Caramel Pie Recipe
- chocolate wafer crumbs
- chocolate chips
- brown sugar
- heavy or whipping cream
- toffee bits or caramels, cut or chopped
How to make Easy Turtle Mousse Pie
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat.
Add chocolate wafer crumbs. Stir until blended.
Press into 9 or 9 ½ inch pie plate. Bake for 10 minutes.
Allow to cool.
Combine marshmallows, milk, chocolate chips and brown sugar in a large saucepan on medium-low.
Stir continuously until everything is melted and smooth.
Pour contents into a bowl and refrigerate, scraping down sides of bowl and stirring regularly. Mixture needs to thicken.
Once chocolate mixture will pile up without losing its shape prepare whipping cream.
Beat cream in a small bowl until stiff.
Remove chocolate mixture from fridge. Gently fold whipping cream into chocolate mixture.
Once blended pour into your cooled pie shell.
Sprinkle toffee bits or caramels and pecans all over the top of the pie.
Refrigerate and serve cool.
Caramel and Chocolate
Caramel and chocolate are two of my favorite flavor combinations of all time. In my opinion, they are just meant to be. A match made in heaven.
A little dramatic I know but chocolate and caramel make me smile, just thinking about it. ? I love the combination so much I had to list two of my favorite caramel and chocolate desserts down below.
The chocolate caramel fudge is pretty self explanatory but totally amazing. Every smooth, chocolaty caramel bite.
The Easy Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes are like small, individual poke cakes with caramel throughout and the best chocolate ganache on top. Oh now I am going to have to make a batch.
I always have all of the necessary ingredients on hand.
I tell my husband I just have the ingredients around because I am a food blogger. The truth probably is I think I pretty much make sure I have all of these ingredients around because I just LOVE these cupcakes.
I want to be able to make them when I want to. Isn't that terrible?
Hopefully I am not the only one who does this.
I am sorry but after making that statement I just thought about my close friend. She still calls me from her car while she sits and eats a treat for herself all by herself.
Right before she goes home from work. She says this is the best 15 minutes of her day. She relaxes and snacks before going home to her chaos, in an almost zen like state.
Ready to deal with all that her family will share with her as soon as she enters the door. I have been there too. Everyone greets her, except maybe the cat, as soon as she enters.
Even before she gets out of her car her kids and husband all approach and let her know what happened with their day. It is a terrific sight to see.
Now she loves it. All because she got her 15 minutes. Before that she found it stressful. I totally get it and I apologize for boring you as I ramble on!
Caramel and Chocolate Recipes
Take a peek at our video for Easy Turtle Mousse Pie below. I think you will be glad you did!
Easy Turtle Mousse Pie Video
Chocolate Turtle Mousse Pie
- pie plate
- ½ cup butter
- 1 ½ cups chocolate wafer crumbs
- ½ cup toffee bits or caramels, chopped
- ½ cup pecans chopped
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat. Add chocolate wafer crumbs. Stir until blended. Press into 9 or 9 ½ inch pie plate. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool.
- Combine marshmallows, milk, chocolate chips and brown sugar in a large saucepan on medium-low. Stir continuously until everything is melted and smooth. Pour contents into a bowl and refrigerate, scraping down sides of bowl and stirring regularly. Mixture needs to thicken. Once chocolate mixture will pile up without losing its shape prepare whipping cream. Beat cream in a small bowl until stiff. Remove chocolate mixture from fridge. Gently fold whipping cream into chocolate mixture. Once blended pour into your cooled pie shell.
- Sprinkle toffee bits or caramels and pecans all over the top of the pie.
- Refrigerate and serve cool.