Decadent Chocolate Mousse

Decadent Chocolate Mousse

Decadent Chocolate Mousse

Make-Ahead Time up to 2 days before serving

Final Prep Time 2 minutes


Makes 6 servings


1-1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
2 cups chilled whipping cream, divided
5 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons butter or margarine


  1. Heat 1 cup chocolate chips in medium saucepan over low heat until melted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup whipping cream.
  2. Place egg yolks in medium bowl. Whisk about half of chocolate mixture into egg yolks; whisk egg yolk mixture back into chocolate mixture in saucepan. Cook over low heat 2 minutes, whisking constantly. Remove from heat; cool 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Beat remaining 1-3/4 cups whipping cream and vanilla to soft peaks in medium bowl. Gradually beat in sugar; continue beating until stiff peaks form. Stir about one-fourth of whipped cream into chocolate mixture; fold chocolate mixture into remaining whipped cream until completely combined.
  4. Pour mousse into serving bowl or individual dessert dishes; cover and refrigerate 8 hours or until set. (Mousse may be refrigerated up to 2 days.)
  5. Heat remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips in small saucepan over very low heat until melted; stir in butter until smooth. Spoon mixture into small resealable food storage bag. Cut small corner off bottom of bag with scissors. Pipe designs on waxed paper-lined plate; refrigerate 15 minutes or until firm. (Designs may be refrigerated up to 3 days.)
  6. To complete recipe, carefully peel waxed paper from chocolate designs; place on mousse before serving.

Nutritional Information

Calories 541
Total Fat 43 g
Cholesterol 289 mg
Carbohydrate 38 g
Protein 6 g
Sodium 71 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 2-1/2
Fat 8

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