Decadent Chocolate Mousse

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The secret to this rich, creamy mousse is dark flavored chocolate, such as Green & Black’s Espresso.

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Ingredients

  • 2 3.5-oz. bittersweet flavored chocolate bars, chopped
  • 1 cup whipping cream, divided
  • 2 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided

Preparation

  1. Place chocolate, 1/4 cup cream, 1/2 cup water and cocoa powder in small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, let stand 3 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Transfer to large bowl.
  2. Beat egg whites 2 minutes, or until peaks form. Add 1/4 cup sugar, and beat until stiff. Fold 1/4 of egg mixture into chocolate. Fold in remaining egg whites.
  3. Beat remaining 3/4 cup of cream and 1/4 cup of sugar until soft peaks form. Fold whipped cream into mousse, and ladle into 8 individual cups or a 1 1/2 qt. container. Chill 2 hours, or store in refrigerator up to 2 days.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 8
  • Calories: 277
  • Carbohydrate Content: 22 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 41 mg
  • Fat Content: 21 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 12 g
  • Sodium Content: 54 mg
  • Sugar Content: 17 g