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Valentine's Day Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Valentine's Day Chocolate Mousse

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"For the sweetheart in your life, Valentine's Day Chocolate Mousse is sure to be a hit. This dessert can be made before the big day so you don't have to worry about the grand finale to your Valentine's dinner. Add flare by serving in a martini glass - or any glassware that will add a special touch!"

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Directions

  1. Prepare CHOCOLATE HEARTS.
  2. Stir together sugar and cornstarch in medium heavy saucepan. Stir in milk and water. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until boiling. Stir about half of hot mixture into beaten egg yolks. Return all to saucepan. Boil gently 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  3. Add chocolate chips and vanilla to hot mixture; stir until chocolate is melted. Pour into small metal bowl. Set bowl inside a larger bowl filled with ice water. Beat on high speed of mixer about 5 minutes or until chocolate mixture is completely cooled. Fold in the whipped 3/4 cup cream. Spoon into martini glasses or dessert dishes.
  4. Cover lightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes or up to 2 days. Just before serving, top each with a dollop of the whipped 1/2 cup cream and a strawberry, if desired. Peel chocolate hearts from wax paper; place one on each dessert.
  5. CHOCOLATE HEARTS: Place 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or Milk Chocolate Chips and 1/2 teaspoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 45 seconds; stir until melted. Let stand 2 minutes. Pour into heavy duty small plastic bag, Cut off a tiny corner of the bag. Squeeze bag to pipe mixture into heart shapes on wax paper. Refrigerate until firm.
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Footnotes

  • Tip: To form perfectly shaped chocolate hearts, trace around a small heart-shaped cookie cutter on a piece of white paper. Tape wax paper over the white paper; pipe chocolate on wax paper following the outline.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 01, 2006

This recipe was really easy and the taste was absolutely divine!! Very rich and chocolately; smooth as silk. Big hit at my party.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 27, 2005

Very chocolatey! But we enjoyed it overall.

 

11 Ratings

Feb 15, 2004

This was one of the most incredible desserts I have ever tasted. It took me about 45 minutes to make, and the chocolate heart topper was easy enough to make freehand. If you put it in a wineglass of some sort, it makes it have that elegant gourmet look. Like I said, this recipe is wonderful, but it's truly all about presentation.

 
Jan 05, 2006

This turned out O.K. but it just didn't make me want to eat that much of it. I think I have had better. Would probably rate this closer to a 3.5.

 
Nov 11, 2006

This is a great recipe. Nice and chocolately.

 
Jan 31, 2005

this was so sweet and rich it was like eating a can of frosting, but was alot of work. my guests and i did not finish this dessert, and in fact, could only eat a few bites. it was dense and fudgy, not airy and mousse-like. i'll try another recipe next ime because this did not make the grade.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 645 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 66.5 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 161 mg
  • 54%
  • Fat
  • 39 g
  • 60%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 33 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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