Dreamy Nutella Mousse Pie!

My dreamy Nutella mousse pie with a fluffy chocolate hazelnut filling is nestled in a dark chocolate cookie crust. This easy icebox pie is irresistible!

Nutella pie with hazelnuts

Nutella mousse pie – yes, it’s as good as it sounds!

I came up with the idea for this recipe after taking the first bite of my peanut butter pie. When a dessert is that good, I can’t just let it lie, I have to reincarnate it. And this rich chocolate hazelnut mousse pie is the perfect dessert to transition from summer into fall. It’s cool, it’s creamy, and nearly-no-bake (the chocolate cookie crust needs a mere 10 minutes.) But Nutella and toasty hazelnuts take this cozy recipe all the way to the Thanksgiving table and beyond.

A slice of Nutella Mousse Pie

the texture of this Nutella pie is totally dreamy

The texture of this pie sits somewhere between a no-bake cheesecake, a five-star restaurant chocolate mousse, and an airy icebox pie filling. I think you’ll be amazed at how lovely it is, especially when you consider that you don’t have to fuss with beating egg whites, or baking in a water bath, etc. The magical texture is somehow light and silky, but sinfully rich at the same time.

Taking a bite of a piece of Nutella Mousse Pie

what you’ll need for a chocolate hazelnut pie

The beauty of this pie is that the Nutella does a lot of the heavy lifting, flavor and texture wise, so the ingredient list is short and (literally) sweet.

  • chocolate wafer cookies for the cookie crust
  • butter helps bind the crust together
  • Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread gives super silky texture and amazing nutty flavor to the filling
  • full fat cream cheese adds body and richness, but you won’t taste a very tangy or cheesecake-y flavor here
  • heavy cream gets whipped for lightness and airiness
  • cocoa powder intensifies the chocolate flavor in the filling
  • vanilla extract and salt
  • roasted hazelnuts add crunchy texture and another layer of hazelnut flavor
Nutella Mousse Pie topped with whipped cream

mix it up with different crust options and flavor variations

  • I almost made a graham cracker crust for this pie, which would work great too. Just substitute crushed graham crackers for the chocolate wafers.
  • To bring out the hazelnut flavor, try substituting about 1/2 cup roasted hazelnuts for some of the cracker crumbs in the crust.
  • This recipe would be great with the addition of a tablespoon or two of a hazelnut liqueur, like Frangelico, added to the filling.
  • Try other chocolate-nut spreads, Trader Joe’s makes an almond-chocolate spread that I love. Peanut butter works beautifully, so other nut butters should work. And I plan to try Biscoff one of these days.
Taking a slice of a Nutella Mousse Pie

have I convinced you?

If you love Nutella, chocolate, or hazelnuts, you need to try this pie. That jar of Nutella really proves its worth in this recipe, and there’s nothing better than having an icebox pie chilling in the fridge ๐Ÿ™‚

Fork marks in a Nutella Pie

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5 from 8 votes

Dreamy Nutella Mousse Pie

Nutella mousse pie with a fluffy chocolate hazelnut filling nestled in a dark chocolate cookie crust. This easy icebox pie is irresistible!.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 12 servings
Calories 426kcal
Author Sue Moran

Ingredients

for the cookie crust

  • 9 ounce package chocolate wafer cookies
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter

for the Nutella filling

  • 8 ounces full fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

for the topping

  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 1 Tbsp confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped roasted hazelnuts

Instructions

For the cookie crust

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Add the chocolate wafer cookies to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Add the melted butter and pulse a few more times until evenly moistened.
  • Transfer the cookie crumbs to a 9 inch deep dish pie plate. Using your fingers or a flat-bottomed cup measure, press the crumbs evenly into the bottom of the pan and up the sides, all the way to the top.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, remove and allow to cool completely.

For the Nutella filling

  • Wipe or rinse out your food processor, and add the cream cheese, Nutella, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt to the bowl. Process until smooth. Note: your cream cheese doesn't have to be room temperature if you are using a food processor here, but if you are using beaters or a stand mixer, you will want it to be softened so that you don't get any lumps.
  • In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Add the whipped cream to the Nutella mixture, starting with a little bit to loosen it up, and fold together until there are no streaks.
  • Pour the Nutella filling into the cooled pie crust, and smooth out the top.
  • Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or preferably overnight. Note: the texture is on the soft side, so do make sure your pie is thoroughly chilled before slicing and serving.

For the topping

  • Whip the cream and sugar until soft peaks form.
  • Pile the whipped cream on top of the chilled pie, and sprinkle with the chopped hazelnuts. Serve chilled.

Cook’s notes

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  • To toast hazelnuts, spread them on a dry baking sheet and toast in a 350F oven for about 10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 660IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although theviewfromgreatisland.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.
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  • Reply
    VBJONES
    September 28, 2021 at 10:29 am

    5 stars
    This was delicious and easy to make. It was incredibly rich. The nutella made it just melt in your mouth. The cream cheese added richness, not cream cheese-ness. I made it for a dinner group I’m in and a chocoholic in the group said this is now her favorite pie ever! I’m not a crazy chocolate person but I am a pie person and this will go into my permanent go-to pie rotation.

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      September 28, 2021 at 11:30 am

      I’m so happy to hear this, thanks!

  • Reply
    KARIN LAW
    September 23, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    5 stars
    Has everything in it that I love.. Nutella, Nuts, chocolate! When you say chocolate wafer cookies, is that the sandwich ones or plain wafer cookies? Thank you! Looking forward to eating this around Thanksgiving with my sister who matches me in her love for all things Nutella!

  • Reply
    Beth
    August 21, 2021 at 9:23 am

    5 stars
    This pie looks stunning and absolutely delicious! My daughter and I are so excited to make this! The family is definitely going to love this pie!

  • Reply
    Biana
    August 21, 2021 at 8:38 am

    5 stars
    What an amazing looking pie. Perfect with a cup of coffee.

  • Reply
    Stephanie
    August 21, 2021 at 8:37 am

    5 stars
    “Dreamy” is right! Oh my goodness, this did not last long at my house. My boys are already asking to make it again.

  • Reply
    Wajeeha Nadeem
    August 21, 2021 at 8:32 am

    This looks so amazing, I want to jump into the picture! Is that weird? I guess I’ll just have to make the pie myself tomorrow! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Gina
    August 21, 2021 at 6:22 am

    5 stars
    Not sure which we love more after trying this amazing pie – the delicious cookie crust or that dreamy nutella filling? SO amazingly decadent!

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      August 21, 2021 at 7:37 am

      Thanks Gina, so glad you loved it ๐Ÿ™‚

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