Monday, February 22, 2010

Chocolate Mousse Torte

Hope everyone had a su-weeeeeeeet weekend!!!! Mine was just lovely. I had family over for dinner Saturday night & I made this for dessert. I found it in one of my magazines & knew I had to make it. It was too pretty not to! 

I made a few changes to it, making it even easier & also a bit healthier too. Everyone really loved it. As always, the original recipe is right here, just see my notes for changes I made. This is definitely a must make again!!!!! 

Since I didn't use the semi sweet chocolate at all, I am thinking I need to change the name to chocolate pudding torte.....nah!


CHOCOLATE MOUSSE TORTE Adapted from Kraft

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37 (approx) Nilla wafers
4 squares semi-sweet chocolate, divided
2 pkg. (3.9 oz. each) Chocolate Instant Pudding
2 cups plus 2 Tbsp. cold milk, divided
1 tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed, divided (I used Free)
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup fresh raspberries

Stand 16 wafers (approx) around inside edge of 9-inch round pan lined with plastic wrap. Melt 3 chocolate squares as directed on package. Beat pudding mixes & 2 cups milk in medium bowl with whisk 2 min. Add melted chocolate; mix well. Stir in 1 cup cool whip; pour into prepared pan. Beat cream cheese, sugar & remaining milk with mixer until well blended. Stir in 1 cup of the remaining cool whip; spread over pudding. Top with remaining wafers. Refrigerate 3 hours.


{ don't do what I did & try to squeeze pieces of wafers in between. there's no reason to }

Invert torte onto plate. Remove pan & plastic wrap.


 Top torte with remaining cool whip, berries & chocolate curls.


 { not the most perfect slice in pictures but it was perfectly heavenly }


{ Food for Thought }

I recommend spraying your pan with just a little cooking spray. Maybe this will help the plastic wrap to stay in place.

I used sugar free pudding since some family members are diabetic & it was wonderful. Just remember that sugar free pkgs will have less volume than the regular. I only used 2 pkgs regardless. I suggest just following the directions on the package if you’re using sugar free. Buy 3 pkgs but start with 2. Then pour in what you need, leaving room for the cream cheese mixture as well as the final cool whip.

I also didn’t bother adding the melted 3 squares of chocolate & probably won’t next time either. One final note is I just grated some chocolate rather than making curls.

{ Linking Deliciously to Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays }

40 comments:

Hiding Myself From Me said...

Hey that looks delish...I love nilla wafers !

Tam said...

O MY HEAVEN! Chocolate pudding Vanilla Wafers, Cream Cheese some of my favorite things!!! This looks so good that if it was not 7:30 I would be off to PUBLIX! LOL

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh. My. Oh my! : ) This looks divine. Perfectly chocolatey deliciousness!

Gloria said...

This look awesome and georgeous I love it! gloria

Kristina P. said...

I made something very similar this weekend. It was delicious!

truesimple said...

Yum, that looks delicious! Thank you for the exchange tip. I have a number of diabetics in my family, this may just be the perfect thing to make for them : )

Jen said...

this looks wonderful!

Chef E said...

Bless your soul for making that for me!

OMG'd! I am in a chocolate coma right now...

Mommy2Twinkies-Deb said...

Oh that looks yummy! I made a flourless chocolate cake, and 2 homemade pudding pies over the holidays. They came out really good.

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Just Breathe said...

Wow, this sounds so good. Thank you. I will be putting this on my shopping list.

simpledaisy said...

Oh my gosh that looks amazing:)

Tender Branson said...

Beautiful looking torte. Haven't tried nilla wafers in years, may need to for this.

Ronda said...

This does look Heavenly! Love everything, and Nilla waffers----yum. I think it is cute the way you put the broken pieces in to fit! I would do that too!
Hope all is well with you guys. Summer can't come soon enough for me!
XOXO

Pam said...

It is so pretty! I am loving everything about this delicious torte.

FROGGITY! said...

...just when i decided to give up sweets...

dang, that looks fine.
yum.

Brenda said...

I love to have recipes like this on hand in the summer because you don't have to use the oven. I like that you used the sugar free pudding too.

Michelle said...

Mmm so yummy and easy. Almost too easy, perhaps? I'm glad I just made some more blondies (from two weeks ago) and got my chocolate fix!

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks fabulous. Ben's b-day is coming up....I bet he'd love it.

Michelle said...

That looks really easy to make.

Coco said...

You had me at Nilla wafers. This looks easy and so pretty.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

This looks absolutely delicious! Love it!

Deanna said...

I think I have everything to make this! Looks delicious!!

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Ma What's 4 dinner said...

It looks awesome! I do love me some nilla wafers. Add in that chocolate and I am in hog heaven! I'm trying this soon.

Been moving cross country, just landed, sorry I've been out of touch...

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Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
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Sara said...

This looks awesome! Can't wait to try it. I love me some Nilla Wafers!

Ms Bibi said...

That looks so divine. I need some chocolate right now.

I need to make a birthday cake this weekend too bad I already planned something else.This would be perfect.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

UMMM. Can you come over and make that right now???

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Lindsay Rudolph said...

That looks soooooo good! You take such great food pictures.

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Natalie... said...

Ahhh this looks so yummy!! Mmm, chocolate mousse!

Julie said...

Wow...that looks super! I'm sure mine would fall apart, but I'd eat it anyway!

Design it Chic said...

Oh boy it looks deeeeeelish!!! i will try it out for Easter maybe:)
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Nana said...

You always have the best recipes.

Fresh Mommy said...

YUM!!! This one looks like a winner. Since my husband LOVES chocolate cream pie and doesn't really eat the fruity kinds, this would be a great one for us to try.

:)

angie said...

This looks totally do-able. And delicious.

Debbie said...

Yum! That looks great.

~Melody @ 6 Feet Over~ said...

OK, I'm SOOOO excited because I actually have everything in this recipe already!! I'm SO making this for a party this weekend!!!

~melody~

Maria said...

So pretty! What a great dessert!

Nishant said...

This looks divine. Perfectly chocolatey deliciousnes
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