Decadent No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Squares

Chocolate Mousse Squares ~ The summer is rapidly approaching and we will soon be in the midst of many holidays including summer vacations, national holidays, birthdays and barbecues.

For the most part, we still have the regular family and work responsibilities, but also want to take advantage of the fabulous summer weather to host or attend a few random get-togethers with family and friends.

Chocolate Mousse Squares

I have a entertaining secret to share with you!

Next time you’re invited to a potluck, office party or are having friends for a dinner, I have the answer to the “what can I take?” or “what will we have for dessert?” questions.  Well in advance, I make a pan or two of these fabulous, no-bake Chocolate Mousse Squares and have them tucked away in the freezer, ready to impress.

The first time I had these deliciously decadent, Chocolate Mousse Squares was several years ago.  A fellow nurse and I were working the weekend shift in the Operating Room and she brought in a pan of these squares as a little dinnertime treat!

It was love at first bite!  These squares are a silky, smooth, creamy delight; once you have one, you will definitely be hooked.

Today, in advance of the holiday madness,  I am making a batch of these squares.  these are the perfect dessert for both a random potluck or an elegant holiday dinner party!

They are super easy to make and the best part, you can make them days ahead and just store them in your freezer. (NOTE – To avoid encountering the “empty pan phenomenon”,  I suggest storing these squares under tight security!)

Chocolate Mousse Squares

Gather everything you will need. There is nothing worse than getting part way through a recipe only to discover you are missing an ingredient.

Chocolate Mousse Squares

Mix cookie crumbs and melted butter together; press into bottom of the pan.

Chocolate Mousse Squares

Using an electric mixer, beat cheese until smooth and creamy.
Beat in milk, then melted chocolate and finally, Cool Whip until well combined.
Pour over prepared crust.

Chocolate Mousse Squares

Line your square pan with two alternating strips of parchment paper. (Leave an overlap on all sides to facilitate easy removal of frozen squares from the pan.)

Chocolate Mousse Squares

The delicious, completed, Chocolate Mousse Squares.

TIP – Remove the squares from the freezer about 15 minutes before serving. This allows them to soften a little and facilitates immediate devouring!

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Decadent Chocolate Mousse Squares
Serves: 9
  • 1¼ cup dark chocolate cookie crumbs
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted (melt according to package directions)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tubs plain, spreadable style cream cheese
  • 2 cups Cool Whip, thawed
  1. Line a square pan, I used a Baker's Secret 20 cm x 20 cm x 5.2cm (~ 8"x8"x2") with two alternating 8-inch strips of parchment paper. (Leave an overlap on all sides to facilitate easy removal of squares from the pan)
  2. Mix cookie crumbs and melted butter together; press into bottom of the pan.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat cheese until smooth and creamy.
  4. Beat in the milk then melted chocolate and finally, Cool Whip until well combined.
  5. Pour over the prepared crust.
  6. If desired, top with a sprinkling of additional cookie crumbs.
  7. Freeze for a minimum of 4-6 hours.
  8. Remove dessert from freezer 15 minutes prior to serving.
  9. To serve, using parchment, lift squares from pan to a cutting board and slice.

I hope having a pan or two of these Decadent Chocolate Mousse Squares are tucked away in your freezer, relieves some of your entertaining or potluck stress.

As always, if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Do you like to have a stash of goodies stored in your freezer for unexpected guests?



  1. My favorite thing to bake during the holidays is apple pie and cookies!
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  2. My favourite thing to bake are snowball cookies!

  3. I love to cook duck over the holidays. A family tradition.

  4. Anne Taylor says

    I love to bake my grandma’s gingerbread cake!

  5. I love knowing I have a stash of goodies in my freezer……I don’t have them yet, but after I make this delicious recipe it will be a start! :-)

  6. McNabb Belinda says

    I like making sugar cookies during the holiday season

  7. cookies…lots of different varieties!

  8. Brenda Penton says

    I love to bake shortbread cookies and gingerbread cheesecake.

  9. Assorted Christmas cookies

  10. I love baking sugar cookies and shortbread!

  11. Erica Seaman says

    Meat pies are what I love to bake during the holidays

  12. Wendy hutton says

    I like to make pumpkin pies or butter tarts

  13. shortbread. thanks

  14. Love baking cookies.

  15. My favorite thing to cook around the holidays is Nanaimo Bars.

  16. lori butler says

    I like making fudge of all flavors.

  17. nicolthepickle says

    Millionaire’s shortbread is my favourite. You squares are stunning though.

  18. my fave thing to make is peanut butter balls and bark.

  19. It looks delicious.

    My favorite thing is preparing food with family.

  20. Lisa bolduc says

    I make a really mean banna split cake

  21. I love baking all sorts of cookies and chocolaty treats. I don’t have a favourite really.
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  22. I fill myself up with shortbread every holiday season.

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  23. Juliee Fitze says

    My favorite thing to make is finding new deserts to try.

  24. Robyn Bellefleur says

    I love making ginger snaps.

  25. Warm apple pie, yum.

  26. missbobloblaw says

    I love making butter tarts!

  27. My favourite thing to bake is cherry cheesecake. It’s so quick and easy. (except the refrigerate for 4 hrs part, but besides that its quick.)

  28. I love to bake shortbread at the holidays!

  29. I love to make bouche de noel and shortbread!

  30. Cheryl Grandy says

    My go-to recipe is chocolate Mudpies (no-bake chocolate cookies)

  31. I like making cookies and squares

  32. Erika Letson says

    My favourite thing to bake for the holidays is all kinds of cookies!

  33. I have to make Snowball and Peanut butter ball cookies for my family.

  34. Kayla Gilbert says

    I love to bake sugar cookies for my family during the Holidays!

  35. lynn clayton says

    shortbread cookies

  36. ice box cookies!
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  37. Shortbread , gingerbread, cheesecake (turtle) , okay so anything sweet , decadent and just plain sinful
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  38. I love baking banana bread during the holidays. It is so delicious and the perfect baked good for sharing.

  39. I love doing up some lefse at Christmas – it just wouldn’t be right without it!

  40. I love to bake gingerbread cookies and peppermint cream puffs during the holidays!

  41. I love pumpkin pie/sweet potato pie with real whipped cream & pumpkin pie spice sprinkles on top Yum

  42. Shortbread is the one for Christmas holidays!

  43. Shortbread cookies

  44. Julie Bolduc says

    I like making candy cane bark

  45. Terri O'Donnell says

    I love to Bake Shortbread Cookies

  46. I love cooking and baking in general. It makes me super happy to be in the kitchen but I do love cooking a full traditional chicken, stuffing type meal and I love baking shortbread cookies. They always seem to get loooots of compliments!

  47. Definitely Nanaimo bars – yum!

  48. Any kind of cookies!

  49. I love to bake (and decorate) sugar cookies during the holidays.

  50. ivy pluchinsky says

    my favorite thing to bake is sugar cookies with icing

  51. i like making skorr bars

  52. peanut butter cookies

  53. Bailey Dexter says

    I love making gluten free cream puffs! Maybe a tie for make the toe plates though!

  54. I love baking cookies and tend to go a bit overboard making them at Christmas time.

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