Sunday, January 3, 2010

Short Cut Rich Chocolate Mousse

I love recipes where you make something the easy way and it turns out better than the original. That's the deal with this mousse! It is NO COOK which is also great when your feeling lazy. I got this recipe from my best bud/neighbor who happens to be a wonderful cook and entertainer. These are great for impressing guests with almost no effort!

1/2 c water
1 c sugar
4 eggs
12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 t vanilla
pinch of salt

Microwave sugar and water in microwave safe bowl on high for 3 minutes. (Make sure it's boiling)
Meanwhile in a blender beat eggs for a minute or so, then add chocolate chips and pulse to break up the chocolate. Pour in boiling water mixture and blend. Let cool to room temp or below.
In another bowl, beat whipping cream until peaks form. I add my vanilla and pinch of salt to the whipping cream. Gradually fold whipped cream into chocolate mixture. Spoon into cups or ramekins. Chill in refrigerator 24 hours. Serve chilled with dollop of whipped cream.
Makes 8-10 servings

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