Valentines day is just around the corner which means you are probably on the hunt for some great recipes. What if I told you I’ve got a dessert that is not only quick to whip up but also tastes delicious?! These chocolate mousse bites are the perfect way to end your romantic meal!
Normally we stuff ourselves to the brim with heavy pastas or Chinese food which leaves little to no room for dessert. This year I was determined to find something on the lighter side that would make sure to fill in the cracks. This mousse is so divine and I truly could not believe how easy it really was to make. The only semi-complicated component is that you really do need to use a nicer quality chocolate. Chips work OK but go ahead and splurge for the better stuff.
Do you see that bowl up there? That is swirls of goodness ready to be combined into sweet fluffy mousse.
There are two ways you can go about this… You can serve these in larger portions and have a romantic dessert for two, or transfer into a piping bag after letting it chill and fill mini cupcake wrappers with a dollop. The petite version is ideal for any parties you might be throwing or maybe portion control. Speaking of… I actually found that I don’t have ANY self control when it comes to this dessert. I maybe at 5 or you know… 15 of these things. They are addicting! So go get in the kitchen and make them for yourself! Be sure to come back and let me know what you think!
- 5-1/2 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1-3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped to stiff peaks
- 3 large egg whites
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Combine your chopped chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Heat until melted, stirring every 20 seconds. Set aside.
- Whisk your egg whites in the bowl of your electric mixer until foamy. Add the sugar and continue to whisk until peaks form. Fold in your melted chocolate and whipped cream until fully combined.
- Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Serve in bowls or pipe into mini cupcake liners.
Recipe slightly adapted from Bobby Flay