This no-bake Baileys chocolate mousse pie is rich and creamy with delightful specks of chocolate all throughout. It’s fast and easy to make too. No oven needed!
Two things are happening this week: St. Patrick’s Day and my brother’s birthday. Not saying they are equally important but I have the perfect pie for both – it’s chocolatey (for my brother), made with Baileys (hooray for St. Paddy’s) and no baking required (this one is for me).
This no-bake Baileys chocolate mousse pie is rich and creamy with delightful pieces of chocolate all throughout. It’s very easy to make too. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day if you don’t want to go the green dessert route and for brothers who have the sweet tooth (and, uhm, appreciate a good drink).
St. Paddy’s doesn’t just mean green
I thought about making something green for St. Paddy’s but just didn’t have the energy to tint frosting the right shade of green or work with mint. So I thought why not make something with booze in it. That counts too, right (of course it does)? And Baileys is Irish cream. Another plus. So I made this pie with enough Baileys in it that the kitchen smelled of it while I was mixing. That’s always a great sign.
My not so little brother
I also wanted to make something for my brother’s birthday. He’s 8 years younger than me so growing up, I
spoiled doted on him like big sisters tend to do. He was also an incredibly cute and adorable kid so I would bring him with me to school and show him off to my friends. Now he has his own charming and precocious baby boy who reminds me so much of him – this little bundle of joy and energy. Both he and my nephew like chocolate so this pie fits the bill (but maybe my nephew should wait until he’s a little older to have a taste, yes?).
No-bake Baileys chocolate mousse pie
A scoop of this pie is pure Irish cream and chocolate bliss. The cookie crumb lends a slightly bitter dark chocolate taste that balances off the sweetness of the mousse. But my favourite parts are the bits of chocolate you get with every spoonful – they add great texture and flavour. Top it with whipped cream and you’re all set! It’s indulgent, easy to make and (no lies) might make you a little woozy (which is not a bad thing).
I can’t believe this is the first no-bake dessert I’ve done. But better late than never. And I can already tell this is the start of something new and exciting for me (no-bake desserts are awesome, I can’t wait to make more). In the meantime, enjoy! This is perfect not just for St. Patrick Day’s but for any day you need a chocolate dessert with a kick.
(And happy birthday J! xoxo)
(This recipe adapted from She Wears Many Hats)
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