Once again, I made an awesome pie that has no convenient title. Maybe pie isn’t meant to be put into a little box with words.
So instead, I’ll summarize. Ready? Oreo crust. Mocha mousse filling. Chopped Heath bar garnish.
Can we get some applause here? Maybe a reward of some kind? Actually, eating the pie is its own reward.
This might be one of those days when I’m mainlining pie. See, I just read another Donald Trump quote. Before we get into it, let me just be clear: I’m not talking politics right now. I’m just talking about this one person and his views on women.
We all know that the word “feminist” is loaded, and that’s too bad. It has taken me many years to be confident enough to say, loud and clear, that I am a feminist. If we need to define that, my view is that men and women should be equal. That means that we should be given the same opportunities, be on the same pay scale, and be free from societal double standards. As in, I don’t think that it’s fair to call a man a “player” and a woman a “slut” (pardon my language) when they’re engaging in the exact same behavior.
Enter Donald Trump. He’s on record as referring to women as “bimbos,” “fat pigs,” and “dogs.” He’s been very clear that he subscribes to the ancient idea that women are less intelligent than men. Anyone who truly believes that should probably not be in charge of anything more serious than real estate.
If anyone had made similar comments about men, I’d be up in arms, too. I think all of us deserve fair treatment. Let’s not even get started on Trump’s comments about people who come to America from other countries. He’s sounding scarily racist, and people need to speak out and defend others. It’s not okay to victimize people on the basis of their race or gender. It’s 2015. Get with the program.
And it’s also not too professional for a presidential candidate to be using derogatory or foul language. But I’m picky about language, being an English teacher and all. I know that I never use certain words in the workplace. Maybe he shouldn’t, either.
I have a theory about politics, actually. Here it is: if we all stopped arguing and started eating pie, the world would be a much happier place. Or, you know, dysfunctional. But there would be pie.
This pie is partially no-bake, which is always a lot of fun. The crust is made of Oreos, and then I whip up heavy cream and combine it with melted chocolate and coffee to make a mocha mousse. It’s coffee chocolate heaven. And if you’ve never had Heath bars with coffee (any Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz Ben and Jerry’s eaters out there?), it’s the best flavor pairing ever.
Just be careful, because once you start eating this pie, you probably won’t stop. But that’s okay. It’s much healthier to eat this whole thing under a blanket in the closet than to listen to Donald Trump talk about women. Like he knows anything about us.
Mocha Mousse Heath Bar Pie
1/2 package Oreos, finely crushed (I used reduced-fat)
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 teaspoons instant coffee
1/4 cup cold water
1 cup chocolate chips
1 and 1/2 cups heavy cream
10 fun-sized Heath bars, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a bowl, mixed the crushed Oreos and melted butter until the crumbs are moistened. Press the mixture into the pie plate, packing the crumbs into the bottom and up the sides.
- Bake for 15 minutes until set. Cool completely.
- Make the mousse. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the instant coffee with the cold water and mix well. Add the chocolate chips. Heat at 30-second intervals, stirring each time, until everything is melted and smooth. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Do not overdo it!
- Gently fold the chocolate mixture into the heavy cream until a uniform color (no streaks!) appears.
- Spoon the mousse into the cooled pie crust, smoothing out the top evenly. Sprinkle the chopped Heath bars on top.
- Chill the pie for at least three hours, preferably overnight. Cut into wedges. Store in the refrigerator.
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I love your theory about politics, Mir! So true! Especially if we were eating this pie…the world would be a happy place! I love the oreo crust and mocha filling. Sounds perfect for a Friday!
Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice recently posted…Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich
Thanks, Gayle! The world would be so nice if everyone just gave in to the power of chocolate! And pie.
Ha! Donald Trump?! I think he puts on that persona for more of the reaction and for this kinda “TV personality” but yeah, he’s probably a jerk in real life too. . who knows. . dude, this pie!!! mocha-mousse-heath-bar?!!! EPIC! This one’s not for the weak at heart. . love it! Happy Friday!!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom recently posted…Filet Mignon Burger
You know, I kind of thought that too about the persona. But then I thought, what if he is serious? And people elect him? Aaaaah. Anyway, this pie is some serious stuff, Alice. Get that fork! 🙂
This pie is fantastic, Mir! Heath bars are some of the best candy bars. To pair it with chocolate mousse was a great idea. So indulgent and perfect for Friday!!
Jen | Baked by an Introvert recently posted…Nutella Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
Thanks, Jen! I love Heath bars. They need more air time!
“If we all stopped arguing and started eating pie, the world would be a much happier place”
Um, AMEN! So accurate. Especially this pie. This is a bipartisan pie. Pinning 🙂
Medha @ Whisk & Shout recently posted…Weekly Obsessions!
Bipartisan pie. I LOVE that, Medha! Well said!
Say it again, girlfriend! I’m already tired of this political rodeo, and the elections are in the distant future. I’m going to stuff my face with this pie as I cry at how sad this country is becoming.
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg recently posted…Spicy Cilantro Lime Hummus
Yep, pretty much, Erin. I hate election season.
This is pretty much all of my favorite things in one delicious pie. I’m all for lots of words if it means lots of delicious things!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel recently posted…The Ultimate Mix and Match One Pot Pasta Guide
I’m so glad, Ashley!
The world would be a much happier place if we were all eating this pie! This looks amazing, mocha mousse and oreos are both incredible so it much be! I’ve never had heath bars so I’ll have to take your word for it on that! 🙂
Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. recently posted…Cheesy Taco Stuffed Mushrooms
Another non-Canadian candy bar? I need to do a candy bar swap with you, Stacey!
Heath bars are my husband’s favorite! I’m going to have to make this pie for him. Love how creamy it looks!
Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen recently posted…Brita Space Saver Pitcher and Snack Mix Recipe
I hope it works out for you, Christin! It’s crazy addictive, I’m warning you!
It KILLS me that he is in the front running. What does that say about our country? It’s scary, for realz. I need pie to comfort me. 🙂
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted…3-ingredient Nutella Truffles
I’ll be right there with you, sister. It’s so bizarre to me that he’s gotten this far.
I totally agree with you Mir! I’m getting tired with this guy….(can’t believe he is in the front running!) This pie looks amazing! Love heath bars!
Mira recently posted…Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Carnitas
Thanks, Mira! It’s hard to believe. I keep thinking it’s some kind of joke.
omg! I have an obsession with dessert crusts and crumbly toppings and this crust looks INSANE! I need this in my life it looks so good! 😉
Michele @ Two Raspberries recently posted…Grilled PB&J Vegan
I love cookie crusts too, Michele!