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Mascarpone Chocolate Dessert
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Chocolate Mascarpone Cream Pie Dessert

This dessert is nothing short of a dream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Dessert, Mascarpone
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Additional cooling time for the crust 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 12 minutes
Servings 5

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter

For the Cream Pie Filling:

  • 1 container (8 ounces) container Mascarpone cheese
  • 4 ounces Cool Whip Topping (1/2 of an 8 ounce container)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

For the Toppings and Garnish:

  • 4 ounces Cool Whip Topping (1/2 of an 8 ounce container)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons rainbow colored non pareil candy sprinkles
  • 2 tablespoons sliced or chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup broken pieces of your favorite chocolate candy bar or chocolate chips
  • 5 super small pinches of cocoa powder (one pinch for each dessert)

Instructions

For the Crust:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. 
  • In a medium size bowl, add the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cocoa powder, and melted butter. Stir together until it gets crumbly.
  • To 5 ramekins or oven-safe serving bowls, add the crust mixture in equal amounts. Using a small spoon, push down the crust into the bottom of the ramekins so that it’s packed in fairly tight. 
  • Bake the crust in a preheated oven for 7 minutes.  Let the crust completely cool (about 1 hour) before adding the cream pie filling.

For the Cream Pie Filling:

  • To a small food processor, add mascarpone cheese, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, and honey. Blend together. 
  • Transfer the mixture to a medium size bowl.  To this bowl, add Cool Whip Topping (1/2 of an 8 ounce container, reserving the rest for the topping). 
  • With a large spoon, mix the Cool Whip Topping and the mascarpone mixture together until fluffy and creamy.  
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until the ramekins with the crust are completely cooled.  
  • Then add the cream pie filling on top of the crust in each ramiken or bowl in equal amounts. Top with broken pieces of a your favorite chocolate candy bar.  Or if preferred, chocolate chips can be used instead.

For the Toppings and Garnish:

  • Next, top the desserts with dollops of Cool Whip Topping. 
  • Garnish with candy sprinkles, sliced or chopped nuts, and a super small pinch of cocoa powder.  Best when served right away.