Kats’ Kitchen

Chocolate Mousse March 8, 2011

Filed under: Brownies/Bars & Other Sweets,Other Desserts — stacielk @ 9:02 am
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I had some heavy whipping cream I had to use up the other day, so I decided to make some chocolate mousse.  It was delicious.  To a chocoholic, it’s not too rich but if you’re not a big chocolate person, I suggest a small piece.  This recipe has an Oreo crust but I think it would be a great mixture to pour right into a pie crust for a French Silk Pie without the raw egg.  I made 1\4 of the recipe (I’ll be posting the entire recipe) and placed it into a smaller oven-safe dish.

Chocolate Mousse

21 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed

1/4 cup butter, softened

1 cup heavy cream

1 – 12 oz pkg semisweet chocolate chips

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 pinch salt

2 cups heavy cream

1/4 cup white sugar

1 cup heavy cream, chilled

1/4 cup white sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Generously grease a 9 inch spring-form pan.

In a medium bowl, mix together crushed cookies and softened butter or margarine..  Press mixture evenly into greased pan.  Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes then allow to cool.

Combine 1 cup cream, chocolate chips, vanilla extract and salt in a microwave proof bowl.  Microwave 20-30 seconds at a time, stirring in between until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.  You may have to stir more than you think to get the mixture smooth.  Allow this mixture to cool.

In your electric mixture bowl, beat 2 cups chilled cream with 1/4 cup sugar.  Beat until stiff peaks form.  After chocolate mixture is cooled, fold this mixture into the chocolate and pour over cooled crust.

Chill pie at least 6 hours before serving.  Prior to serving, beat remaining 1 cup cream with 1/4 cup sugar.  Beat until stiff and place a dollop on to of each piece.

Recipe from Allrecipes.com


One Response to “Chocolate Mousse”

  1. leighbakes Says:

    Wow, that is mouthwatering. Looks great!

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