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Monday, February 6, 2012

Double Chocolate Mousse Dessert Cups

These delicious little cups were a hit at our Super Bowl party last night.  And the best part about them??  SUPER easy to make.  You can mix up the mousse and serve it out of bowls if you want, but I had these cute little graham cracker crusts on hand, so I decided to make little mousse cups.  And since they are mini cups, it's totally kosher to eat more than one right?? 

Double Chocolate Mousse Dessert Cups
(Recipe adapted from JELL-O)

1 1/2 cups cold fat-free milk, divided
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)
1 large package (2.1 oz.) Jello Chocolate fat free sugar free instant pudding
1 1/2 cups whipping cream or fat free cool whip (I prefer the taste of home whipped cream, but if you are looking for less calories, fat free cool whip is the way to go)

Microwave 1 cup milk and chocolate chips in a bowl for 2 minutes; stir with a whisk and keep heating until chocolate is melted.  Add remaining cold milk and dry pudding mix.  Beat for 2 minutes with a hand mixer.  Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes to allow mousse to set up.  Just prior to serving, stir 1 1/2 cups of whipping cream or cool whip into the chocolate mousse mixture.  I put it back in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes, then used a large cookie or ice cream scoop to fill my graham cracker cups.  You can garnish with a dollop of whip cream and some chocolate chips or fresh raspberries.

***For extra deliciousness, I put a few chocolate chips in the bottom of the cups before filling with mousse.  There is something about having a little bit of a crunch with the smooth consistency of the mousse that makes me happy!

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